The Story Traveler

The Story Traveler - Max Candee

The title of this book gave me so much hope that I really thought I would like this, but it didn't work for me at all. I imagined a story where we got to read about a girl who traveled from story to story trying to save the world from some evil trying to rid the world of its classic literature; I expected to fall into a rabbit hole of stories .What I got was a confusing story with poor character development, writing that slowly lost its luster as the story progressed, and a blah setting. The only reason for the 2 stars is because the plot had so much potential. I truly hope that in the future this gets a rewrite to address the problems.

This started out with an orphan girl going to an academy. When I first started reading about the academy I got very excited. The buildings are named after famous authors--Lovecraft, Koontz, Poe, etc. It sounded like the beginning of wonderfulness. I kept waiting for "magic" to happen, but it never did.

I have a dislike for the main character. At times she was shallow, then she would seem too old, too dark, or too nice. She was never consistent.

I think this book would have been better if it had been written from a different perspective. This is first person and suffers horribly from what I call the "I, I, I Syndrome."

Recommendation: Maybe some will like this better than I did, but for me it is just a nope.


Copy provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.