The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd ****

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I don’t recall how I heard about this book, but I put a hold on it at the library and promptly forgot all about it. Then it arrived on my Kindle and I really didn’t know anything at all about it. I generally trust past Scott’s actions when books are involved (in other areas past Scott isn’t as trustworthy), so I jumped into reading it.

This book starts off as a straightforward mystery that gets less straightforward and more fantastical as the story continues. I will admit that, other than the central concept that is introduced towards the middle of the book, the “surprises” in the book were pretty obvious.

Now, I don’t know if the author was expecting the reader to have their mind blown by several reveals or if they just wanted the reader to be along for the ride. I, as a reader, was along for the ride but not shocked in anyway.

The book is well written, and I enjoyed the main character so I would recommend it to folks! But as a mystery it was a bit disappointing.


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