Overall Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4/5
“If you listen close, you can hear the world waking up.” – The Book of Secrets
After Gabriel Draven smuggles home the Stone of the Seven Realms, his fear of facing consequences launches him and his oddball family on a rollicking run for their lives across the world they only thought they knew. As his journey takes him out of his realm and into another, Gabriel discovers that the deepest mystery lies at the heart of his own family, and he must do whatever it takes to find his way back home.
Strong and unapologetic, full of vivid, well-timed simile and lilting rhythm, bright with humor, at times bursting into a depth of pure simplistic beauty, The Book of Secrets looks far beyond the typical medieval swords-and-sorcery and, instead, introduces mystical creatures, absurd new worlds, and, at its heart, a hymn of praise to the complicated bond of siblinghood.
This book is soooo good!
I remember the first time I laid eyes on that beautiful cover; I was starstruck! (and it’s even prettier in person!) So, the thing is, the book is wonderful on the outside as well as on the inside (something very rare my friends ). One thing I really love about this book is the world building. The world and places are very well developed, fun, and whimsical! I liked Gabriel, the main character, very much, but Ren, his sister, is my favorite! She’s so fearless and, as a character, so well developed, I wished that she was my sister in real life, lol! The family interaction is exciting and unique, and I love the fact that the story is composed of a big family! I loved the humor in this book, it’s wonderful and oh so ”bubbly”! I wish I could say more, but I don’t want to spoil anyone, so my bookish advise to you is to go and preorder this book! It will make your imagination soar and fill it with adventure and suspense! I absolutely loved M.L. Little’s debut novel very, very, much!
Plot: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4/5
Characters: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4/5
Cleanness: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5
Do I recommend it: Yes
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** I received an ARC copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. All the above mentioned thoughts are my own and weren’t influenced by the author or publisher. **