"A beautifully and deliciously dark novel where the interplay of light and shadows within folklore and fairytales ensure a must-read awaits."
Excuse me while I wax lyrical about The Land of Lost Things, I get such a kick out of wandering into the mind-scape of John Connolly, it is the most fantastical place in which to dwell awhile. You don’t need to have read the Book of Lost Things (published back in 2007) in order to enjoy this sequel, as it sits perfectly as a standalone, though I recommend you do! Ceres reads fairy stories to her eight-year-old daughter who is in a coma, as she holds Phoebe’s hand and explores her own memories, folklore and the fantastical await. As with all good fairy tales, you’ll discover unnerving darkness, so make sure you are sitting comfortably before you begin. I absolutely adored the characters I met along the way, they mattered, they became loved. Expect emotions to run amok, yet while I walked on the edge of fear, hope always kept me company. The ending sent shivers of goosebumps racing from the page up my arms, it felt beautifully perfect. Once I had finished, I just wanted to go back to the beginning and start again. This LoveReading Star Book and Liz Pick of the Month is recommended as a must-read. Exploring love, grief, sacrifice, and hope The Land of Lost Things is a gorgeously eerie and enthralling novel.