Author: V.E. Schwab
Rating: 3/5 Stars
Publisher: Tor Books
Publication Date: February 24, 2015
Paperback: 401 pages
Series: First Book
Why Did I Read This Book: I read this book
because I was interested in the aspect of magical realism present in the novel.
This book had a lot of good points to it. I really enjoyed the world building, especially with the introduction to each different London "world" so to speak. Each one of them were really interesting, and there was a whole culture that was visible through each.The character Lila was sassy, bold, and a likable character who was easy to cheer for even as she was clashing with Kell.
Not So Positive Points:
Which brings me to some of the problems I had with this book. I feel like Kell's character wasn't one that I felt any kind of affinity for. I didn't actually have any kind of opinion for him until about halfway through the book, when his personality started actually forming. I also felt like the writing was too slow, almost lagging in some parts.