Mini bullet point review !
1) First let’s admire that fabulous cover by Charlie Bowater! And I had the special edition of Fairyloot meaning there is a fantastic art on the reverse jacket!
2) I had high expectations for that book, being sold as a competition in the star realm. Alas, the competition felt flat to me, barely there. There was talk of it but the preparation, rehearsals were not detailed. I expected a “battle” between champions with several rounds, kind of Hunger Games but with talents. In reality, there was not much of it.
3)The story was up for a great start!
I loved learning about the life and secrets Sheetal had to maintain, I loved when she began transforming and I loved the magic market. The “trip” to the stars with Minal jumping from cloud to cloud.
But then… the rest dragged on really.
4) The pacing was uneven with some fast parts and others stalling…
5) I loved the idea, the universe, the mythology and the tales.
This is not a bad YA but I didn’t find it exceptional either. Maybe I had too high expectations? Just..read other reviews and don’t let mine stop you as reading is a personal experience and you might end up loving this story!
Have you read that story?
Thanks for reading!