I’ve got to be absolutely honest and say I really wanted this book as it looked so nice, and it is a beautiful book with a stunning red finish.
Pure avarice aside though, this is a book lovers dream, the first couple of chapters were spent describing every booksellers dream bookshop, all higgledy with nooks to sit and read, with shelves stacked high of all our favourite books.
This description was topped with such wonderful descriptions of food that it made me hungry, especially the repeated marshmallow line.
The story follows the adventures of Tilly and her travels through the world of books, literally. This book magic is wonderfully described and another wish-fulfilment by someone who obviously loves books.
Supporting characters and baddies are well-fleshed out and never feel as though they are tacked on, Mr. Chalk is wonderful.
This is such a fresh adventure opening up a new world of magic to explore, and one we all wish we had the ability to do. So looking forward to the further adventures of Tilly and the Bookwanderers.
Even though I got a review copy of this I still had to get myself the wonderful hardback edition when it came out (well two actually, one for me and one for my niece).