The Forbidden Library kicks off an action-packed fantasy series with classic appeal, a resourceful heroine, a host of magical creatures, and no shortage of narrow escapes–perfect for fans of Story Thieves, Coraline, Inkheart, and Harry Potter
Alice always thought fairy tales had happy endings. That–along with everything else–changed the day she met her first fairy
When Alice’s father goes down in a shipwreck, she is sent to live with her uncle Geryon–an uncle she’s never heard of and knows nothing about. He lives in an enormous manor with a massive library that is off-limits to Alice. But then she meets a talking cat. And even for a rule-follower, when a talking cat sneaks you into a forbidden library and introduces you to an arrogant boy who dares you to open a book, it’s hard to resist. Especially if you’re a reader to begin with. Soon Alice finds herself INSIDE the book, and the only way out is to defeat the creature imprisoned within.
It seems her uncle is more than he says he is. But then so is Alice.
I received a free copy of this book via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
I was in love with the idea of this book before I started reading, once I started it was a little boring. It went from being great and I don’t want to stop reading to please let me stop reading this rubbish. It kept switching between the two. Which made me not enjoy it very much.
The story itself was fine, but the writing and the characters lacked depth and uniqueness at times. I had to force myself to finish this book (never a good sign). There were some good parts, it was a creative original idea. Which I really did want to know how it ended. I just wish it was a little shorter and less descriptive of stuff I really didn’t need to know about.
I do not think I will be continuing with the series although I would like to see where it goes.
3 out of 5 stars