Top positive review
Artfully-written, new fantastic YA favorite
Reviewed in the United States on August 12, 2020
This novel does a fantastic job of weaving the fantastic into the ordinary and mundane. I was honestly wondering where the “magic” was for the first few chapters of the book, but I was thoroughly engrossed in D’s story regardless. When the magic finally did appear, it was in a completely believable way. Elliot masterfully integrates the supernatural creature Nuru, hidden passageways and tunnels in NYC, and “nether” beings, into the real world without pulling punches about the realities of the foster care system, racism, and grief.