This hovers somewhere between a 2.75 and a 3, but I’m feeling generous and bumping it up in my rounding.
What a disappointment. I really like Rhodes’ Falling Kingdoms series, and the promise of a spin-off tale set both in Mytica and in our own world was certainly tantalizing. Unfortunately, while there are sparkles of potentially good and interesting things in this novel, it doesn’t live up to what it could be.
The elements in Mytica range from dull to gag-worthy — especially when we throw in that oh so great instalove (do we feel my eye-roll?) — and the events in modern-day Toronto, while certainly more interesting, lead to very little.
Overall, it took a lot of effort to read this book, and I felt like I didn’t get much back in return.