Emilie and the Hollow World
Publish date: April 2013
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
Pages no: 299
Edition language: English
Series: Emilie (#1)
3.5 starsIt felt like it was written at a Middle Grade level, rather than for a YA audience. Twelve year old me would've loved it, present day me enjoyed it well enough but thought there were some issues
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...