A review by theespressoedition
Mister Impossible, by Maggie Stiefvater

adventurous challenging dark tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


When I first started reading Mister Impossible, I thought it was going to let me down. It had a bit of a slower start to it than Call Down the Hawk and I wasn't sure if it was going to pick up and keep my interest or if it was going to take a slower and more confusing route. However, I wound up being pleasantly surprised by just how much I enjoyed it.

This story picks up almost immediately where Call Down the Hawk left off, which I loved. There was very little time-lapse, which allowed me to connect with it instantly. I didn't find myself trying to recall what had previously occurred in order to make sense of the themes and actions.

Just like the first book, this one continued to foster my love for Jordan Hennessy. Her character blows me away. She's so interesting to me and I still can't even put my finger on why - aside from the fact that she's so desperate to disconnect from Hennessy, despite caring for her so intensely as "her maker."

The dreamer aspect in this one seemed to be much more toned-down. It was there, of course, but the focus was more on what was transpiring outside of the dreams and how everyone is connected to one another.

Matthew's storyline made me tear up a little bit, I just gotta be real. But his connection with Jordan was so sweet and then that made me tear up even more.

The last few chapters had me gasping! I definitely didn't see certain things coming and was pleasantly surprised by... well, the surprise. It was nice to know that I hadn't predicted everything. But then, I don't know if I'd ever be able to truly predict anything in a book by Maggie Stiefvater. Because for all you know, it could all be a dream....

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