A review by taylor_annotates
The Cartographers, by Peng Shepherd

adventurous mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


It is rare that I give a book a two star rating, but this book was incredibly frustrating to read. I found the characters’ actions and motivations to be unreasonable and unrealistic. Further, the incident which much of the book hinges on feels incredibly overblown. The magical realism of the book sat in a weird juxtaposition with the style of writing and lastly the structure of the story felt very unbalanced to me. OOF. 

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