Thursday, August 22

Book Review: A Wind in the Door

Title: A Wind in the Door

Author: Madeleine L'Engle

Pages: 247

Summary: Just before Meg Murry's little brother, Charles Wallace, falls deathly ill, he sees dragons in the vegetable garden. The dragon turns out to be Proginoskes, a cherubim composed of wings and eyes, wind and flame. It is up to Meg and Proginoskes, along with Megs' friend Calvin, to save Charle Wallce life. To do so, they must travel deep within Charles Wallace to attempt to defeat Echthroi - those who hate - and restore brilliant harmony and joy to the rhythm of creation, the song of the universe.

My Rating: 4.5/10

What I liked/disliked about the book: This book didn't work out for me, especially compared to the first book in the series. While I didn't love A Wrinkle in Time, I did enjoy it, but the magic from the previous book, both plot and characters was lost in this book. One of the main issues I had with the book was it felt awkward with all the explanations of what everything was. It felt a lot like some weird science book being regurgitated on the pages and it didn't connect to the story well, in fact it hindered it. It felt like a bunch of scientific words, or words the author felt were scientific and wrote them done, but it made little sense. I just didn't get the story or reason behind all of this. It almost felt like there was a lot of editing done to the book and what was left, was a mess.

Overall didn't enjoy the book I'll read the third book in the series (because I own it already), but doubt I'll read the final two.

Would I recommend it to read: I'm not sure I would recommend this one. The first one was good, but this one just didn't work or live up to the same standards. The book may be more appealing to children, but I wouldn't recommend it for adults who enjoy children's lit.

What to read next: A Swiftly Tilting Planet is the next book in the series.

Challenges: 100 Books Challenge, 2013 Category Challenge, Mount TBR Challenge

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