Short synopsis: After her mother is kidnapped, Alice must enter the world of the Hinterland to save her.
Initial Thoughts: An original idea, that could have used a bit more story.
Characters: 3 – I liked Alice, but felt the other characters were just too underdeveloped. Especially the grandmother, I would have liked to know a whole lot more about her.
Plot: 2 – It started out great. I had some really high expectations for this, but it sort of fell apart at the end.
Originality: 4 – This book was certainly original. There are certainly some elements that I’ve seen before, but the basic story was original.
Predictability: 4 – I guess one benefit to the plot not going where I expected what that it certainly wasn’t predictable.
World Building: 3 – This was also lacking, I would have liked more of an explanation of the Hinterland and its characters. I understand that if I got everything it would have been a VERY long book, but maybe just a little more?
A decent book, but I think I’d be more interested in just reading the Tales for the Hinterland.