Myths of Mish, Katie Hamstead

Netgalley copy in exchange for an honest review. 

The Blurb 

Hansel and Gretel Herrscher survived the witch in the woods, but the experience has made Hansel paranoid for the past ten years. He sees dark magic at every turn. When Gretel has a marriage arranged to a much older man, and Hansel discovers he's about to be sent halfway across the galaxy, he knows something sinister is afoot.

Wilhelmine Nordon has plenty of experience with Hansel's quirkier side. So when she catches him and Gretel running away in the middle of the night, she follows to keep them from getting killed. The siblings have never left the capital of Mish on their own, so they need a babysitter. Except when she's discovered, Hansel gives her his usual cold shoulder, and Gretel secretly begs her to take them back.

The problem is, Hansel's paranoia turns out to be well founded, and they're all being hunted.

My Thoughts

It’s good to be back! 

I loved Katie Hamstead’s first book in this series, so I knew I was in a for a treat when I got sent this new novel. I feel like a very lucky bunny right now. 

While it is very different from the first book, this story has many good qualities. The first one would be the characters. They are very strong, different from and another and wonderfully flawed, to the point where you just don’t know if one is “good” or not at times. My favourite is Minna, which I found was a true model of perseverance and strength. 

The plot is really good and fun. I had loved the science fiction aspects in Princess of Tyrone, and I am delighted that the author actually kept those nice touches in this sequel. Space ships, planets and all that jazz… definitely my thing!

It was fast-paced, but not so much, intense and well-balanced and I am so happy to have had the chance to read it in advance 😃The style is as great as the first novel, and it’s a nice touch for Hamdtead knows how to make her words work. I loved the descriptions and dialogues!



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