The Land of Lost Things (The Book of Lost Things #2), a review by Shelley

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THE LAND OF LOST THINGS
John Connolly

Simon & Schuster Canada | Atria | Emily Bestler Books
Publication Date: September 19th, 2023
368 Pages
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β€œIt’s not the people who read books you have to worry about, but the people who don’t.”

This book was so enjoyable. I loved that John Connolly switched this up from The Book of Lost Things. Book one was about a boy who lost his mother, book two was about a mother afraid of completely losing her young child. I especially loved how David was included in this story because really it is HIS story. If you haven’t read the first book, no worries, this works as a standalone.

Even though this book is very similar to the first one and there are identical characters and setting as in book one Connolly kept the story fresh and just as magical. He has a way of making old stories (like fairytale retellings) seem new again. I suggest you go into this one without any expectations and just enjoy the enchanting journey the author takes you on.

I so loved my second visit to Elsewhere while meeting characters new and old. Captivating and poignant this is yet another tribute to the power of stories and a love of books. Fans of the original will find lots to love and new readers will become fans. It can’t be easy to write a sequel to a much-adored novel, especially seventeen years later…Connolly does a masterful job of it.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the Advance Readers Copy.

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