For his entire life, Charley Sutherland has concealed a magical ability he can’t quite control: he can bring characters from books into the real world. His older brother, Rob – a young lawyer with an utterly normal life – hopes that this strange family secret will disappear with disuse, and he will be discharged from his duty of protecting Charley and the real world from each other.
But then, literary characters start causing trouble in their city, making threats about destroying the world, and for once, it isn’t Charley’s doing. There’s someone else out there who shares his powers and it’s up to Charley and a reluctant Rob to stop them – before anyone gets to The End.
I loved this book, the premise had me hooked from the start. Book characters that can be brought out of their imaginary worlds and into ours, something every reader imagines being able to do.
It’s funny, clever and hugely enjoyable. You feel for Rob and Charley, but also for their fictional friends, dragged into a world they don’t understand, trying to make sense of it all and avoid being dragged into the end papers.
I loved the Mr Darcys all living together and being rather different, based of course on readers’ perspectives, as every reader sees a character differently and wants to have their own version.
If you’re not a massive book nerd you can still find plenty here to enjoy, but as a book lover this is definitely one to read.
*I was kindly gifted a copy of this book in exchange for taking part in this blog tour but all opinions remain my own.