I got very lost in this book. I got lost in the way that everything fell away, I was immersed, engulfed, completely and truly submerged in the story of Cello. Moriarty's writing is so incredibly intoxicating that it seemed at times, I too had slipped through a crack and was in the kingdom. However, I sometimes found myself lost in the way that your senior science HSC band 5 fails you, and the quantum physics being explored goes far over your head. It was at this place that I found myself skipping words, sentences and even paragraphs, ceasing to want to even try to understand the science of a crack. Two completely seperate experiences of being lost that made for quite a unique reading journey.
In the second book of The Colours of Madeline trilogy, we again follow conversations between a boy from the Farms, Cello and a girl from Cambridge, the World. Elliot is now a part of the Royal Youth Alliance and working with Madeline and the team to figure out the magic/science of the cracks in order to return the missing royals to Cello. They, like me become all kinds of lost throughout the book, and must navigate relationships, adversity, change and literal colour attacks. I read the first half of the book slowly and sporadicly, around my work schedule. The second half I swallowed in one leaping bound, and sat tingling on a weekend away, wishing I'd had the sense to bring A Tangle of Gold with me.
Genre: YA Fiction
Acquired from: Pan Macmillan Publishing
*I received this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are entirely my own*