by James Treadwell
Published July 3rd 2012
by Atria/Emily Bestler Books
ARC from Netgalley
There's two interwoven story in the book. One is set in present day London telling the story of Gavin who was sent off to live with his aunt because his parents had enough of him and his imaginary friend who no one can see.
The other story which is set in the past is about a powerful magus who wished to keep all the magic in the world to himself. Things get weirder when Gavin arrived at Pendurra and his aunt apparently vanished into thin air. Add to the fact that his mysterious imaginary friend 'Miss Grey' is also there with him and that there's so many curious things happening to him all at the same time, I must say that the book is quite creepy at times.
It's hard for me not to compare the book to A Discovery of Witches. Both had very slow pace, meandering storyline and nothing gets resolved in the end. So as much as I really want to like this book, I just really don't have the patience to slogged through pages of events that add more to my confusion. The writing is indeed exquisite but I just wished that there's more excitement in the story.
Verdict: 3 stars.
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