Book Review: The Book of Speculation: Erika Swyler

Dear reader I couldn’t sleep so I finished reading “The Book of Speculation” by Erika Swyler. I picked up this book in soft-cover edition from Barnes and Noble when my dad took me before Thanksgiving. My personal review:

The storyline grabbed my heart from the start, the story telling style reminded me personally of Patrick Rothfuss’s writing style(the story does have some fantasy elements that feel to me personally to fit into “magical realism”). My heart went out to almost(some of them went way too far with certain things) all of the characters. I really enjoyed the drawings in the book I feel like they helped to add a depth and for lack of a better way of phrasing it a personalized touch that helped the story feel even more real (in my personal opinion).

From a writing prospective(in my personal opinion) I felt like there were a few plot holes that confused me(especially some elements that take place around the last two or so chapters).

I personally feel like if you like traveling circus storylines then you’ll probably enjoy this book. Overall I personally rate this book an 8 and a half out of 10. Happy reading dear reader ☺. Please like and share this review if you like it doing so helps me to get approved by publishers and authors for future books as well as helping others to find my reviews 💜.

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