Ofelia has always loved fairy tales. So when she begins encountering magical beings in her new home, she’s almost prepared for the ordeals that she faces. But Ofelia’s story is interwoven with the stories of those around her, and they all have a part to play in the tale that’s about to unfold.
I absolutely loved this book from start to finish. The depth of this story is incredible, but even more fantastic is how much information the reader gets without too much confusion. It’s amazing how intricate Pan’s Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun gets and how well all of the pieces fit together. I started this book thinking I was reading one story and ended up with so much more than that. Truly, the sheer skill in storytelling that went into this is amazing.
When I say that I didn’t at all expect this story, I really mean it. Every twist and turn is almost wholly unexpected. There’s definitely foreshadowing, so it doesn’t feel choppy or entirely out of the blue, but it certainly keeps you guessing. For me, that was probably the most enjoyable part. I tend to be able to tell what’s coming up later in a story and this was an exception. I would recommend this book for sure.
Yours in love and literature, Page.
Content warning(s): violence, blood, death, war
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