Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
A few days ago I read the third book in the Fairyland series (one of my all-time favorites) by Catherynne Valente. With that so fresh in my mind, this felt like Fairyland lite. The writing just wasn't anywhere near as good.
I wanted to like it more than I did. I know this is a children's book. They are not always as fleshed out as adult fantasy. But I just felt like it had potential to be more than it was. I wanted to care a little more than I did.
It was still a pretty fun read. Young girls will probably like finding a heroine like Ophelia they can look up to. She did the hard things that needed to be done, even when she was scared. And she helped the Marvelous Boy, even though she didn't have to.
*I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley