‘Stands on the same shelf as Harry Potter.’
I am surprised by just how much I have loved The Mirror Visitor Quartet series by Christelle Dabos.
A Winter’s Promise (the first book in the series) was stunning and I found The Missing of Clairedelune to be equally compelling. Although, it was a bittersweet read for me; I couldn’t gulp down the story fast enough, but at the same time I didn’t want to finish and leave Dabos’s dazzling fantastical storyworld.
The world building in this series is phenomenal. And the female protagonist, Ophelia is smart, plucky and not at all saccharin sweet.
I was enthralled, and now I can’t wait for book three (and I’m not generally a fan of YA fantasy series).
So, if you love a rich, complex and detailed fantasy world with plenty of surprises, this could well be the series for you.
Many thanks to Text Publishing for a review copy of this most excellent book.
From the Publisher:
The compelling second volume of the bestselling French fantasy series The Mirror Visitor Quartet—winner of the 2016 Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire – Roman jeunesse francophone.
Suddenly Ophelia finds herself thrust into the spotlight: promoted to vice-storyteller by Farouk, the ancestral Spirit of Pole, she must tell him a story every evening. Now that her powers are known to all, she is forced to reveal the nefarious plots that have been brewing beneath the golden rafters of Citaceleste and to throw herself into the political machinations of Pole. The only person she may be able to trust is Thorn, her enigmatic fiancé. Is there more to this man than she thought? As one after another influential courtier disappears, Ophelia again finds herself implicated in an investigation that will lead her to see beyond Pole’s many illusions to the heart of a formidable truth.