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The book is written mainly as a scientific journal. I quite liked the uniqueness of this proposal. It also brought me back to 19th century literature and its writing style, which suits the main character.
What to Expect
- A non-fiction format with footnotes, references and folk tales.
- Capable female MC, but with empathy struggles and a bit of cold heart
- Amusing co-main character
- Slow pace
- Little romance, quite anticlimactic
What I Missed
- The scientific journal format worked well for me at the beginning. However, after a few, the footnotes started cutting the flow of the story.
- The folk tales and certain entrances in the journal made it tedious.
- I didn’t understand the main goal of the story. There’s an encyclopaedia, which at the end was just brushed. There’s a research on the Hidden Ones, which happens. There’s a promised romance almost dismissed. The book description talked about Emily ‘unlocking the mystery of her heart.’ I can’t say it happened.
- So, the balance between a fictional non-fiction book on mythological creatures and a novel was missing.
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