- File Size: 2745 KB
- Print Length: 375 pages
- Publication Date: April 1, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06XJX3VD6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #114,752 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
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At first blush, it seems to be a modern take on “The Prince and the Pauper.” Without giving away too much of the plot, Pedro and Jose are separated at birth. One boy is adopted by wealthy parents while the other is discarded like so much trash. Years later, they’re reunited, and that’s about where the similarities end with, “The Prince and the Pauper.”
Every time I thought I had this book figured out, it twisted. I lost sleep reading well into the night. I picked it up again when I woke. I spent an hour choking back tears while my husband looked at me as if I’d lost my mind. My poor dog brought me his favorite toy to comfort me. Still, I continued reading to the bittersweet ending.
I absolutely loved it! I’d recommend this book to anyone who loves a well-written tale. The descriptions are beautifully done, and the story speaks to the endurance of the human spirit. Brava to Ms. Gibbs. She’s quickly becoming one of my all-time favorite authors.
The beginning was a little disjointed as the author flipped between points of view quickly, providing snippets of information that didn’t seem to go together. But that’s when the fun of solving the mystery kicked in. You have to keep reading to make sense of it all, and little by little the characters and info start to meld together and form an intriguing story.
I always say I want to read books that make me feel something. To say that I felt something reading this book is an understatement. Already a fan of Maria Gibbs, this one exceeded all my expectations, which were already high. Do I recommend it? Oh yeah!
When facing insurmountable odds, the novel brings out a fairy tale of hope, and we want the characters to succeed. We follow them through their hardships and strong emotions. The book also touches on some of the hardships facing the Brazilian nation.
The plight of the Brazilian street kids is a story that needs told, so kudos for that, but this seemed naïve and sanitized.
Everything and everybody fell into place so easily, it was actually boring.
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What a brilliant read.
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