And that is how this book begins, with thunder, storm, and a willow barging in Fairday’s home. Yep. The book starts with a bang!
And the book stays exciting from the start to the finish. Sure, at times I was a bit confused, but that had more to do with me having a busy day and it being very late. The next day when I was awake I could get through this book way more easily.
This time no scary ladies in mirrors, but words are being eaten by a bookworm (ohhhh noeees!), a library is in danger, there is a Halloween party (which is just perfect given the location), we also see Eldrich and Ruby again, and so much more.
I just adore it when mysteries offer hints here and there but manage to keep the real whodunnit well hidden until the end. I didn’t know who the bookworm was until it was revealed. Yes, I had some ideas, but nothing concrete yet.
The book also has a ton of riddles to crack your brain on. 😛
I loved finding out more about Fairday and her love for words. She even has a magical role that truly fits her like a glove. And we see her discover more about it and even use her newfound powers a few times (which made me smile so much).
But Lizzy also gets some attention as we find out several things about her (most I already suspected). Yes, this girl doesn’t only have the magical shoes, but so much more, and I am very happy with it, I can’t wait to see what she will be able to do in the next book (or what we will find out in the next one).
Marcus, well he is pretty much the odd one out it seems. He doesn’t get anything special, and I also didn’t always like him that much in this book. Mostly because his attitude towards Sanir and some other parts.
Dif was also a surprise to me! I won’t spoil anything of course, but I can’t wait to see what will happen in the next book regarding what is said in the ending.
I wasn’t sure what I thought about the parallel world. I could get that there is a mirror world of the house. But that there is also a parallel world in the basement? It just seemed too much. Sure, I loved the library, and eventually I kind of liked the idea of a parallel world, but I still loved the parts that took place in Begonia House (normal/mirror) more.
The book also has some illustrations spread throughout the book, and I am not too sure if I liked them. Yes, I liked that the book had illustrations, but I am not too sure about the style.
All in all, I just want more of this series and I hope that there will be many more books in the future!