The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

27973757Forbidden to leave her island, Isabella Riosse dreams of the faraway lands her father once mapped.

When her closest friend disappears into the island’s Forgotten Territories, she volunteers to guide the search. As a cartographer’s daughter, she’s equipped with elaborate ink maps and knowledge of the stars, and is eager to navigate the island’s forgotten heart.

But the world beyond the walls is a monster-filled wasteland – and beneath the dry rivers and smoking mountains, a legendary fire demon is stirring from its sleep. Soon, following her map, her heart and an ancient myth, Isabella discovers the true end of her journey: to save the island itself.

How did I get the book?
Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review

Genre: Fantasy

Review: Firstly let me say that The Girl of Ink and Stars is beautifully written.
I completely understand why so many people adore it. I loved the premise and this combined with the world Kiran Millwood Hargrave created made for an enjoyable read.

On a personal level I did not connect to Isabella as I hoped. Her best friend Lupe on the other hand made more of an impression, as did some of the other characters. The journey that Isa goes on to rescue Lupe is interesting, as it gives more insight into the history of the island – I wanted more of it. I think in this case as the book is for a younger audience the story is more contained, quicker paced, but l enjoyed the world so much that I wanted to explore it thoroughly.

The Girl of Ink and Stars opens the door to this great place and I can see many people loving Isa and her adventure.

Recommend it?


Expected publication:
May 5th 2016 by Chicken House

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