Title- The Book of Days.
Author- K. A. Barker.
Publish date- September, 2014.
Publisher- Pan Macmillan Australia.
RRP- $18.99 AUD.
She may have woken with no memory, but the moment she takes on the name Tuesday the heroine of this story decides to find out who she used to be, so she can go on and become who she is now. She will meet a lot of wonderful people on her journey.
Thank you to Pan Macmillan Australia for this review copy!
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The Book of Days captivated me with it's entrancing, imagination-filling opening, it's journey of discovery filled with the words you always wish(ed) to hear, the hilarity of travelling companions whose sense of humor is bleak and blunt and every moment delightful, with it's desire to give Tuesday the best possible adventure, even if that means she's got to experience painful things, death and loss and truths that would have never been left but may have been better if they had, with it's wonder and desperation ad impossible choices, with it's promise, which is fulfilled every page. With it's creations, that astounded and delighted me.
Delighted. Captivated. Entranced.
The Book of Days did all this, and it left me so very glad for imagination and fantastical happenings and stories about girls who woke up with nothing and decide that's not right, what they want is to be someone, so they stand with their name Tuesday and they go and become something. And she became something quite, quite wonderful.
There are cities that fly, contraptions that make my mind whir, assistant librarians who may be blind through a terrible tragedy but can still laugh louder and at more bluntly said things than anyone else. A woman with a wooden leg who is fierce and sad and wonderful, a very old, very amusing, very sweet (unintentionally) man, and, of course, that girl called Tuesday.
Rating: More than Excellent.
It is quite perfect. More than that- it's marvellously, rompfully, wonderful