Good for: Though billed as a young adult book, the only thing this book does differently from other Jasper Fforde books is lack a ton of literary allusions, so really it should have an even wider audience! The slightly off-kilter treatment of standard fantasy tropes is really fun.
I have to apologize to you guys about this review! I may have set you up for a disappointment. I heard about this book and got a copy through my library system back in December. At the time, you could buy a copy of the book on Amazon. But now, Amazon no longer sells it in the US, and the book isn’t set to be released in the US until October! I have no idea what kind of publishing issues Jasper Fforde is having. US readers can preorder the book, or order a copy from someone in the UK.