Hi everyone! It’s Becky. I am a huge fan of Maggie Stiefvater’s Raven Cycle Series, and I have eagerly devoured her spin-off series, Dreamer Trilogy. Unfortunately, for me, the spin-off hasn’t lived up to the original.
Title: Mister Impossible
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Note: I listened to the audiobook.
Summary: Ronan Lynch is on a mission to save the dreamers and their creations that depend on them. Jordan Hennessey knows her future is linked to dreamers, and she will do what it takes to save her life. Carmen Farooq-Lane has dedicated her life to destroying the dreamers to save the world, but maybe she is on the wrong side of this battle. Three people with different destinies whose futures become entwined.
Review: How do I feel about this book? I’m not sure. First, I have to say that Maggie Stiefvater is an amazing writer. Mister Impossible is an intricate novel filled with twists and turns, which leads the reader on an unexpected journey concluding with a shocking surprise ending. The book is beautifully crafted, but I didn’t love it, and I am very disappointed about that fact. I fell in love with Stiefvater’s world filled with magic and dreamers in Raven Boys. I loved the characters; the book hooked me with its adventures in a mysterious magical world. I devoured Devoured Call Down the Hawk, but to me, it was missing the charm of the characters from The Raven Cycle. I missed Blue and Gansey, I missed the psychics at 300 Fox Way, and I missed Ronan, who was supposed to be the main character in the spin-off series, who felt like he was relegated to a secondary character. I found myself frustrated waiting for the narrative to return to Ronan as I read about (and never truly cared about) Jordan and Carmen. I am also frustrated because I know this book is incredibly well written. Mister Impossible is like a puzzle with its pieces slowly revealed, but I couldn’t care as much as I should because I hadn’t connected with the characters. I understand that this book is just a piece in the larger tapestry of the overall story, and I hope when I finish reading the third and final novel, all the pieces will fall together, and I will be able to see the brilliance of the series, but for now, I am a fan that didn’t enjoy this book as much as I wanted.
Final Rating: 3 out of 5