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Blurb (from Goodreads):
Charlotte, Branwell, Emily, and Anne. The Brontë siblings have always been inseparable. After all, nothing can bond four siblings quite like life in an isolated parsonage out on the moors. Their vivid imaginations lend them escape from their strict upbringing, actually transporting them into their created worlds: the glittering Verdopolis and the romantic and melancholy Gondal. But at what price? As Branwell begins to slip into madness and the sisters feel their real lives slipping away, they must weigh the cost of their powerful imaginations, even as their characters—the brooding Rogue and dashing Duke of Zamorna—refuse to let them go.
Gorgeously written and based on the Brontës’ juvenilia, Worlds of Ink & Shadow brings to life one of history’s most celebrated literary families.
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
This book was just… bizarre.
Basically this book was about the Bronte siblings, who were able to write about and enter a magical world of their own creation. This was all a bit weird though when two siblings would disappear, and the other two would find their pens writing all on their own. And then we got parts of the book that took place in this make-believe world – Verdopolis, and the whole thing was just weird! I don’t even see how this had anything to do with the Bronte Siblings at all.
4 out of 10