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As soon as you open this book and begin to read, you'll realize you're in for the adventure of a lifetime! The characters are beautifully developed, the settings of all the worlds (and of the UK) are marvelous, the plot is intriguing, but most of all it's the fantasy that hooks the reader. Such an imaginative story! And now I'm looking at all my suitcases and sighing. Can't wait to read the next book.
I just love children’s books and I am over 70! To me they are much more inventive and imaginative then adult books. There were lots of surprises and twists and turns that really kept me reading into the night. Buying the next book in the series.
I adore this book! This has everything you want in a book: characters you'll fall in love with, worlds you'll want to visit, and a brilliantly creative magic system. The suitcases in the Strangeworlds Travel Agency join the ranks of the TARDIS and the wardrobe to Narnia in the canon of iconic magical portals!
A delightful read for kids, with depth for adults.
For kids, Strangeworlds is pure fun. Dr Who meets Spiderwick as a pair of children hop from world to world through suitcases. The book blends elements of fantasy (magic, fae, etc) with elements of sci fi (multiple worlds, a multiverse collapsing) and will appeal to kids who enjoy whimsy and adventure.
For adults, there was a deeper layer. The book seems to largely be about grief and the grief cycle, and there is some interesting thought behind the plot.
I would've liked a bit more resolution at the end of this book, as it's climax largely sets up a larger series, but overall a very good read.
My daughter read this world jumping book, and then told me I had to read it too. We enjoyed the characters, the world building was rich and interesting too. We have the second book preordered and we are excited to find out what happens next.