What can I say…when I don’t have much to say, I like to just talk about other people’s books.
And…honestly…this book was a nice short read…and I really wanted to get a note out about how adorable it is.
First, about the author. I’ll admit, me and Jaclyn have known each other for a little while now. I’ve long stayed away from her books due to my fear of anything getting close to romance…although the Starsville Saga is quickly rising to the top of my to-read queue…thanks to the warming weather and the sleepy family. However, I’ve read bits and pieces of her work over the years we’ve known each other and have grown to appreciate her ability to create an image with few words. And that’s precisely what she’s done with Britney Fairweather and the Memory Thieves. A short story at about 5,000 words (31 pages for the uninitiated (30 minutes for the even more uninitiated)), but it manages to be so much more.
This short story, in my mind, serves as an introduction to an entirely new world, a world I’m sure Aurore plans to develop in future stories, but one that begins to develop within the mind of the reader after they finish reading it. It’s cute, it’s light, it’s fun, but even more than that, it sparks the imagination.
Here’s my official review cropping up on the usual sites. I highly suggest you give it a read.
I honestly had no idea what to expect when I started reading this book (I’m not one for reading cover blurbs). It’s short, but that shouldn’t detract from what is a beautiful little glimpse into a world that I hope Aurore has future plans for, a world that is altogether childish while also harboring a rather serious undertone.
Channeling the fun and free voice of children’s authors like Roald Dahl, Aurore manages to craft a world simply by the tone of the narrator’s speech patterns. A world that allows there to be deeper questions that don’t need to be answered…at least not right away.
This book is fun and just perfect for a bus ride to help get away from it all for those 30 minutes. I highly recommend it!