The World Before Us by Aislinn Hunter
Book Review: 5 out of 5 star rating
What a delightful blend of the past and the present and the ties between them. This book is so unique and completely one of a kind. I’ve never read anything like it. This is a hauntingly beautiful book, one that will pull you into its imaginative world. It’s breathtaking, magical and poetical – all that literature should be.
For those of you who like mysteries, there are several of them in this book. The first is the disappearance of a young child twenty years ago while in the care of 15-year-old Jane. And then there’s the mystery of a young woman who went missing over a hundred years ago, which an adult Jane is researching. But the most haunting mystery involves the fascinating ghostly beings connected to Jane. The author does a masterful job of weaving together the three time frames without any confusion as to what is happening.
This is no run-of-the-mill historical mystery. It’s layer upon layer of thought-provoking material. On some levels, it’s a light read since it’s very easy to follow. But it’s also a very deep read which you will remember long after the book is finished. It’s one of those books that I hated to see end as I wanted to stay in the world that this author had created.
This book is deserving of the highest awards presented to works of literature. The writing is glorious and I look forward to reading more work from this author.
I received this book from http://www.bloggingforbooks.org/ in exchange for an honest review.