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Unwritten by Tara Gilboy: ARC Review

This ARC was kindly provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

My Rating:★★★★☆

Release Date: 16 October 2018

Genre: Middle Grade, Sci-Fi and Fantasy




I loved this book; it reminded me of the fantasy movies you watch as a kid and continue to revisit way into adulthood. This book was basically Once Upon A Time in a book and it was perfect, the storyline was brilliant, yet simple and easy-to-follow, and it kind of left me thinking ‘Why didn’t I think of this? I could’ve been an author’, the pacing of the book was really good and I could definitely see my younger cousins reading this and really enjoying it. ALSO, CAN WE TALK ABOUT THE GORGEOUS COVER? Great job to whoever did that. It’s been a while since I read a middle-grade (I only ever read Rick Riordan books if i’m going to read MG) but this book has 100% convinced me to get off my I’m-not-a-kid-anymore-I-don’t-read-middle-grade high horse and check some more out.
Overall, this book was super cute and I’m pretty sure all ages will really enjoy it, I’m also really glad I liked this, I’d feel like such a cow if I had to one-star another ARC. If there was anything wrong with this book, i would say that the characters weren’t the most memorable or well-developed and not many of them had particularly unique traits, but that could just be because I’m used to reading high-fantasy books that are often three times the size of this book, so I’m not going to judge too harshly on that.
I know this review was pretty short, but this was just one of those books that I really liked and there wasn’t really much development needed. Are you interested by the sound of this book? Will you be reading it upon its release or have you already read it? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for reading my review and I will talk to you in my next post! (also, thank you all so much for 100 followers, I did not expect that to happen so fast, but I really appreciate it, so thank you all for reading, liking and commenting and showing me support while I’ve been getting used to all this xxxxx) ❤

8 thoughts on “Unwritten by Tara Gilboy: ARC Review

  1. For your first ARC review, you did great! You have a disclaimer and everything, things that I didn’t even know about as a newer blogger.

    As for Unwritten, I might give it a shot. My luck with MG books has been spotty lately. Like you, I am more used to in-depth, 500 pages + fantasy books that have time to detail EVERYTHING. I guess I need to have different expectations of MG, but I just love high fantasy so much too. Anyway, thanks for the review!

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    1. Yes that’s exactly why I loved this book, I’ll definitely have to check that book out thank you for the recommendation. Also thank you again I’m glad you like 😊😊


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