Continuing with the children’s fantasy theme I’ve accidentally got going on this week, this archive spotlight is on The Floating Island by Elizabeth Haydon. I originally reviewed it on January 27, 2010, with a rating of 4.5/5!
Probably what I like best about The Floating Island is how the world, and the narrative, feel like these massive exciting landscapes that need desperately to be explored. And they need to be explored by the wonderful protagonist, Ven, who’s not human and doesn’t want to be. I can’t even remember the last book I read with a protagonist who wasn’t human (or a cat). I thought that detail was really refreshing and interesting.
Read the rest of my review here.
The Floating Island is the first book in a series (The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme) of which there seem to be three total. I’d meant to read all of them– maybe this summer would be a good time to do that!
Are you going to continue/finish up a book series this summer? I’m also planning on doing a massive reread/finishing up of A Series of Unfortunate Events– the whole series has been sitting in my closet for, like, two years now and it’s definitely time to actually READ THEM.