Today on A Merry Little Bookmas, I’m reviewing Rainbow Opera by Elizabeth Knox, which was recommended by Louise from Book Murmuration.
Louise says: “Rainbow Opera is an old fave nobody from YA community seems to track down, but it is one of the best books I’ve read and I want people to try it.”
It was nice to be recommended a book I have never heard of. Louise always has the best book recommendations so I was excited to pick this up. That said, it took me a really long time to get into it: it’s a slow burner. I almost DNF at around 15% in because it just wasn’t clicking for me. I only persevered because Louise recommended it and I trust her judgement.
I’m pleased I did perservere because it shaped up to be one of my favourite reads of the year.
I loved that friendship was central to the story with Laura and Rose, and we get to see how their relationship stands up to their enforced separation.
The world of dreamhunting fascinated me. I loved the idea that people could go into a special world and catch dreams and then share them with others.
The central story of Tziga (Laura’s dad going missing) gave us chance to see Laura growing up and embarking on an adventure of self-discovery whilst trying to find her dad.
My only disappointment was that the story ended quite abruptly and I don’t have the second one ready to read.
If you haven’t read this already, you definitely should.