Teenaged. Clinomaniac. Caffeine Addicted. Fangirl. Bibliomaniac. Introverted.
Maybe I was too excited for this book. I had such high hopes and it really turned out to be just okay.
For one thing, I thought it would be so much more about smuggling and running a smuggler's inn, but actually it wasn't about that much at all. There was a treasure, and some smugglers did show up, but that was about the extent of it. It was more Milo and his relationship with his family that drove the book. Which wasn't bad, and I did very much like how his adoption and his relationship with his parents is portrayed, but it wasn't what I was expecting.
The plot twist, though, really got me. I think the greatest part is that when it happened, I sat there and thought, "I SHOULD have seen that". But I didn't, and that's partly what made it so great.
I loved the setting, but I wanted so much more from it. You have this fantastic setting, but I felt like we barely scratched the surface. Also, the descriptions were not all that they could have been.
One of the only things that actually annoyed me was the roleplaying aspect. It was played up far too much and it got frustrating to constantly have Milo and Meddy referred to by another names.