Thursday, May 2, 2013
Pantomime - Laura Lam
I need to figure out a way to review this book without giving anything away because even the tiniest of spoilers will be detrimental...but I enjoyed every page of this book. It was unlike anything I've ever read.
Ok...lets try this.
Pantomime is the story of a boy and a girl and their quest to live freely. Micah and Iphegenia have grown up living a lie. The rigid rules of a noble society cause them to live a life of lies and deceit until one night when an act of desperation sets them free. Or does it.
This review would be so much easier to write if I included spoilers, but I refuse. A huge part of what makes this story is the twist. Just trust me.
Laura Lam creates a beautiful world filled with nobility, adventure, romance and pain. I've never read a story dealing with the particular issue in this book and the awkwardness and pain I felt in parts totally enhanced my ability to understand the life of the characters. I can't imagine living my life not able to identify who I was or what I was meant to be through no fault of my own.
I can only hope that based on the way the book ended that there will be more to come. I'm not afraid to beg.
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