It’s been a while since I read this book, so forgive me for a short/probably slightly rubbish review. I’ve been so busy that since I read this book I just haven’t found much time to sit down and write the review, and I haven’t read another book in almost a month. Not much good for my Goodreads Reading Challenge, which I’m now 7 books behind on!
After reading another Katherine Rundell book not too long ago, I thought I’d give this one a try since it was available on loan from the library. The start of the book felt very familiar to me, like I’d read it before, but as the book went on, I realised I hadn’t (or at least I’d never made it to the end). I just didn’t click with this book and didn’t get on with it as much as The Explorer – which I gave a 5 star rating.
I loved the fairytale element to the story, the world that was described on the pages felt almost magical, the descriptions of the land around Feo were beautiful. But it was Feo herself that was distancing me from any kind of connection with the story – a headstrong young child, she assumes she is always right and ends up making the same mistakes over and over again, which was infuriating, especially when she kept putting the people she loved in danger.
All in all, not my favourite book, but still giving it 3 stars for the magical world that I got to spend time in.