My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I enjoyed the heck out of Wonderstruck,. I’m sad to say goodbye to Ace and Teddy but it was a lovely send off.
Therin is a master at setting a scene so that the reader is immersed in a different time period. Her attention to detail is phenomenal, and it pays off in spades.
The descriptions of the characters’ voyage from NYC to London–the differences in classes, the accommodations–is fascinating. And on to Paris and London. Life in 1925 is meticulously recreated in America and abroad. Aside from the magic, every tiny aspect of the time period is thoroughly represented.
The worldbuilding of the magic is so colorful and imaginative. The range of powers the paranormals have and how those powers interact grabbed my attention and curiosity. I simply couldn’t put this book down.
And what brings it all together is the romance between Arthur and Rory. I am here for all the mushy, sweet, and adorable scenes with these two.
All of these elements–the historical setting, the magic, and the love story–combine to make an exceptional story and a wonderful conclusion to Magic in Manhattan trilogy.
***Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.***