Elana Black can hop into the pages of a book and save people.
- This is the second time I’ve seen this premise. The idea of entering stories to save characters. It’s very cool. The first time was in a children’s book.
- First person narratives lend themselves very strongly to conveying character voice. Elena’s voice is very strong. She’s uses self-deprecating humor all over the place.
- Plot was all over the place, but that’s to be expected in a fantasy of this nature. You’re literally hopping into and out of books.
- The bad guys made no sense to me at certain points. (I’m told that there’s a lot of stuff in here that will be explained in future, but that doesn’t really help the stand alone work.)
- Elana’s big end strategy doesn’t seem like it would work as described.
- The pacing is weird. I’ll leave it at that to avoid spoilers.
- Performance was nicely handled by Whitton Frank.
There are a lot of story seeds that will likely be expanded in later books of the series. I’m pretty sure that I missed quite a few things along the way. Might have been easier to pick up on in the kindle version. Not sure. I’m on an audiobook kick. If you’re looking for a quirky female character with neat powers, this is a great book for you.
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