I started this book quite a while ago. It's one that I backed on Kickstarter because the idea sounded interesting. Generally I don't pick up a lot of faerie books, but this one had a modern twist to it.
It took a while for me to settle into the world. Set in London, Leni moves back and forth from the human realm to things with a faerie twist. For the first 50% of the book it was easy to put down and walk away. I read a couple other books in the interim. I've tried to figure out why that was. Here's what I came up with:
However, the little things that bugged me were not enough to make me give up. The story and mystery were there. I needed to know how things would play out. Half way through the story picked up with forward momentum. More action, intrigue. I started to see what was at stake. Plus I was fascinated by the whole idea of stories and belief having power to become reality.
In the end it was a solid read. I'd probably give it a 3.75 because of the slow start but don't know how to mark that. :)
1-5 scale and what it means:
1: I couldn’t even finish it / just plain bad
2: I hope I didn’t pay for this / disappointing
3: I didn’t hate it, but it was still missing something / forgettable but inoffensive
3.5: On the line between good and ok / like, not love
4: Solid mind candy / worth reading
4.5: So very close to perfection! / must read
5: I could not put it down and I’m still thinking about it! / a true treasure