Emilie and the Hollow World
Publish date: April 2nd 2013
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Series: Emilie (#1)
Martha Wells writes good engaging fantasy. It's not great literature but it is the sort of story that you can't stop reading. Emilie is clever and quick-witted without being unbelievable in this pseudo-Victorian world. Wells's has the kind of imagination I envy and she comes up with these crazy, am...
Opening: “Creeping along the docks in the dark, looking for the steamship Merry Bell, Emilie was starting to wonder if it might be better to just walk to Silk Harbor. So far, her great escape from Uncle Yeric’s tyranny hadn’t been great, or much of an escape. It’s going to be embarrassing if I don’t...
My tepid reaction to this book something to do with the slow opening exposition (despite starting with Emilie running away, once on board there's quite a bit of "tell not show" that bogs down) and a lot to do with the reading level. Though the heroine is sixteen, this book is safely written at a ju...
Classic Wells in both gorgeous world building and in it's interior, practical point of view character. Our teen runaway, Emilie, reminds me a bit of Kade or Wells' other pre-Raksura protagonists.I thought a couple writing choices were interesting here. First is that Emilie spends most of her time ei...
My full review is over here. This book started out very promising, only to do lots of little things wrong along the way and disappoint with a predictable, lukewarm ending.
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