The bottom line? Fantasy has value within literature and beyond. Without it, our reality and identities would never be questioned or changed.
Rating: 1/3. Enchanted cities, shapeshifters and the flinging of magical lightning bolts are characteristic fantasy features, but there are many reasons why Mimi Yu’s book stands out among its fellows.
Rating: 2/3. This is a celebration – or study – of strangeness worth exploring, if only to understand the little “monsters” of the world.