The Book Jumper by Mechthild Glasser

As a reader, we live in books. But what if we could actually go into the book world, communicate with characters, and interact with their world?

I received an ARC or review copy of this book from the author/publisher. All opinions are my own.

the-book-jumperTitleThe Book Jumper
AuthorMechthild Glässer
Series: stand-alone
Publish Date: January 3, 2017
Genre: YA Fantasy
Source: Provided by the publisher

Publisher’s DescriptionAmy Lennox doesn’t know quite what to expect when she and her mother pick up and leave Germany for Scotland, heading to her mother’s childhood home of Lennox House on the island of Stormsay.

Amy’s grandmother, Lady Mairead, insists that Amy must read while she resides at Lennox House—but not in the usual way. It turns out that Amy is a book jumper, able to leap into a story and interact with the world inside. As thrilling as Amy’s new power is, it also brings danger: someone is stealing from the books she visits, and that person may be after her life. Teaming up with fellow book jumper Will, Amy vows to get to the bottom of the thefts—at whatever cost.

Possible spoilers beyond this point.

Luna_Lovebooks_100Luna Lovebooks says…

Likes: While this story reminds me a little bit of Inkheart, it is an original story in its own right. My favorite parts actually took place in the book world. I love the idea of the Margins—a place where characters go when they aren’t featured in their story!

Dislikes: It was the “real” world that disappointed me in this story. Amy is presented with a mystery to solve. Usually, you get an element to throw you off the trail to what is really happening. But in this case, it falls flat. I feel like it got in the way more than adding to the story.

badge3v4At times the characters were odd and didn’t seem to fit into this story well. A prime example of this is Amy’s mother. I understand she is a new age mother, but she drops a bombshell on her daughter like it is no big deal.

Because of the disappointing mystery and the lack of thrills in the “real world”, I give this book three pages.

Other recommendations…

Check out these other great reads! The Inkworld Trilogy by Cornelia Funke, the Children of the Red King series by Jenny Nimmo, and the Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage.

I received an ARC or review copy of this book from the author/publisher. All opinions are my own.


About Luna Lovebooks

I love books! I also write in my spare time but due to a crazy life and millions of ideas, I have yet to finish something :/

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