Monday, July 4, 2011
Magic Under Glass
I first heard about this book when its whitewashed cover was called out by various book bloggers. This put it on my radar but I didn't have a chance to get to it until now.
I thought the description sounded cool with Nimira, the trouser girl who dances with an automaton piano player only to discover a deeper world of magic and fairies. But everything felt very surface level. I wanted more of everything...more of Nimira who seemed like a curious, independent girl; more about the magic underpinning their world; more about the possible impending war with the fairies that is mentioned; and more of the other characters present.
I liked the short length, because I find it fun to mix it up book lengths and I just finished a longer book but the disadvantage of shorter books is that the reader often craves more. There is room for a sequel and it looks like one will be published but I was dissatisfied with what was offered here so that sequel better be meatier in order to keep me engaged.