By Jaclyn Moriarty
PanMacmillan Australia, 2012
Audience: All Teens
This wasn’t what I imagined. There was more fantasy than I thought it would have. The fantasy was very subdued and I loved that. It felt like a Sarah Addison Allen book - almost a new fairy tale or like it was more magical realism. I know that I missed stuff on the first read. The style was so flowing and lyrical that sometimes I found myself reading the words and not processing what was happening. I really recommend it - just be patient with it.
Madeleine Tully lives in Cambridge, England, the World – a city of spires, Isaac Newton and Auntie’s Tea Shop.
Elliot Baranski lives in Bonfire, the Farms, the Kingdom of Cello – where seasons roam, the Butterfly Child sleeps in a glass jar, and bells warn of attacks from dangerous Colours.
They are worlds apart – until a crack opens up between them; a corner of white – the slim seam of a letter.
A mesmerising story of two worlds; the cracks between them, the science that binds them and the colours that infuse them.