Saturday 16 December 2023

Favourite book of March 2023 - Review (Blogmas 2023 - Day 16)

 Hello everyone!!

Today we are talking about my March favourite book, which was no other than The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

“He lost himself in the words and images conjured in his mind and for a while forgot ... He found himself flying among stars and planets ...”
― Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Prince of Mist

The Prince of Mist, from the bestselling author of The Shadow of The Wind, is a  haunting story of a ghostly ship and an age-old curse. It's the first book in the Niebla trilogy (The Fog Trilogy) which is not exactly a series but a collection of the first books Zafon wrote for a younger audience.

I love everything that I have read from Carlos Ruiz Zafon and The Prince of Mist was no exception. This is his debut and is a middle grade novel that can be enjoyed by anyone.
As always I loved the writing style and the setting, which was really atmospheric.

The book is a quick read and it has also creepy and mystery elements. It is a page turner for sure.

Rating: 5 Stars

About the book:

In 1943, Max Carver's father - a watchmaker and inventor - decides to move his family to a small town on the coast, to an abandoned house that holds many secrets and stories of its own. Behind the house Max discovers an overgrown garden surrounded by a metal fence topped with a six-pointed star. In the centre is a large statue of a clown set in another six-pointed star.

As the family settles in they grow increasingly uneasy: Max’s sister Alicia has disturbing dreams while his other sister, Irina, hears voices whispering to her from an old wardrobe. With his new friend Roland, Max also discovers the wreck of a boat that sank many years ago in a terrible storm. Everyone on board perished except for one man - an engineer who built the lighthouse at the end of the beach.

As they learn more about the wreck, the chilling story of a legendary figure called the Prince of Mist begins to emerge...

See you in the next post and don't forget to keep reading!!!

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