[Book Review] The Glittering World

The Glittering World / Robert Levy (Powell's Books)

In many ways a fey story.  Beautiful, deceptive, dark, and unreal.  We follow the story of Blue and his friends as he returns to his childhood home of Starling Cove, intending merely to settle his grandmother's estate before returning to life as normal in New York City.  But emerging secrets give light to a disjointed and jarring past, a legacy perhaps best remained hidden.

The story takes on a hallucinatory feeling as we Blue falls down the rabbit hole, dragging his friends behind.  It sways back and forth between beautiful and unsettling, but wholly creative throughout.

At the end I was left wondering if the story happened to the characters or if it was all a shared hallucination, a delusion born of creeping insanity permeating an entire community.

Advanced Reader Copy copy courtesy of Netgalley; differences may exist between uncorrected galley text and the final edition.

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