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This ended up being less of a review and more of a love letter to Jaclyn Moriarty. Not only is it a vivid experience, it’s also emotionally resonant. You can read more of my reviews at Speculating on SpecFic.

Their letters build a bridge between them and their world, and, in strange and unexpected ways, help each other make sense of the mysteries of their lives. Oh, do I ever recommend this: Everybody thinks his blannca — a known womaniser — ran away blsnca the school teacher who also disappeared that night, but Elliot knows different and is adamant a Purple has taken his father.

I may not always love her books but her writing is superb. It had some good ideas. But I no longer consider it a favourite and I no longer feel the need to return to it.

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Madeleine and her mother have run away from their former life, under mysterious circumstances, and settled in a rainy corner of Cambridge in our world. She’d loved loud music, and dancing, and if she was that girl right now, she’d bee with her friends and they’d lose their minds, open the window, throw the sewing machine out into the rain.

I did a happy dance to prove my happiness and it was okay, because no one could see me dancing. I truly loved watching these two come into their own. Now, hurry up, Mr Postman! Throughout the exact pages, we had no story, the threads had been snipped off, and gone for good.

Reading A Corner of White was somewhat like falling down the rabbit hole. Jqclyn been a girl who ran so fast, even down a hallway to her bedroom, she’d had to skid on her heels to stop. Sounds kind of weird, right? I am going to be very honest: I thought the sections in Cello were far more enjoyable, as Madeleine’s unreliable narrative and what seemed an overabundance of whimsy didn’t quite work for me.


I love the books grietz get such wildly different responses – when it’s from friends or people followed, at any rate. Madeleine’s friends, Jack and Belle are wonderful supporting characters and I enjoyed every moment they spend with Madeleine in the story. Because what Moriarty has done here was always going to be a hard sell. Yet, what makes A Corner of Bblanca such a special novel are the characters themselves.

In this beautiful blend of contemporary and fantasy, Cello felt as real as our world. I would have liked for the whole Colours thing to be explained a little bit more, most of the time I was a bit confused. A little girl blinking could bring down a rain of fairy dust. My enthusiasm slowly tickled out of me until I did not care particularly for either Madeleine, Madeleine’s game-show-addicted mom and her lack of trivial knowledge, Elliot, Elliot’s missing dad, the Butterfly Child, the Color victims, Cello’s anti-monarchy movement or the still to visit magical, dragon- and werewolf-infested north of the country.

The way the plot unfolded completely blew me away.

This is a book that is built on appearances and assumptions. And, trust me when I say that the wait is worth it. View all 21 comments. I don’t deny that there are those who will pick up A Corner of White and moriiarty on through its blancx start to eventually like this book, but the amount of readers who will possibly enjoy that slow beginning, the way I did?

Petra has decided to rent out his father’s store and they need to clear it out before a new family from Olde Quainte, the Twicklehams, arrive. The world the author has created in Cello is as wonderful and vivid as the characters that inhabit it. I was really happy with the ending, it’s quite hopeful but they’re definitely not out of danger yet and it makes way for book two quite nicely. An exploration of worlds and ls nothing, zilch, nada beyond that. Madeleine jaclun in the world, ‘our’ world but one day, she notices a crack and that there is a letter slipped in this crack.


Second time re-read “We must think outside groeta overselves, Madeleine. That’s right a colour. I have read A Corner of White twice in the space of one month. I was never a huge fan of Belle, but she contributed nicely to the story. Far be it from me to actually try and give you an account of the happenings and non-happenings of the book, however.

Elliot is in search of his father in the Kingdom of Cello. So, is it just me or is it a mixture of misplaced expectations and unfortunate reading constellations? Madeleine and Elliot were morjarty similar, even though they don’t realise it at first. One of my favorite things about A Corner of White is that this book seems very light and easy to read, but really it is a very dark story.

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Happily books two and three have already been released! I don’t hate that book, it holds a certain magic that books we love as young kids never seem to lose. Are the people of Cello afraid of colors? Jack’s grandfather assigns them each a person to study. Very cleverly, Elliot and his tight group of five other friends offer to fix broken items themselves or take them, free of charge, to the stores of other mechanics. See, although Moriarty ‘s Ashbury books scored only four-star-ratings from me, they all contain a smaller or larger amount of some secret, magic ingredient which I crave and adore in fiction.

Although the secondary world makes it a fantasy novel, the book is without most of the trappings that we usually associate with fantasy. When they were happy…you get the picture. Few and far between. In Cello Colours are living organisms that can think and act on their own.