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The Dollmaker of Krakow, by R.M. Romero — July 18, 2018

The Dollmaker of Krakow, by R.M. Romero

downloadAt the beginning of World War II, Karolina’s spirit magically travels from the war-torn Land of the Dolls to Krakow, Poland, shop of the Dollmaker Cyryl, and together they take great risks to save their Jewish friends.

This book was extremely odd. I read fantasy and this pushes the boundaries of absurd. It was very good though. I think that it could have some more work done on it, mainly, the setting. The characters were very well written and I was able to connect with them instantly. The plot was very good, and the setting was okay. If you want to hear more of my thoughts then you should probably read on.

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The characters were all amazing!!! They all had their own battles and helped each other in any way that they could. The characters all changed over the course of the book. All of them became better people and grew stronger. I especially enjoyed the way that Karolina and Cyryl became friends and talked. I think that if they continued working together after the book they could become the change in the world. For the better. I hope that all of the characters find happiness (wherever they are now).

My favorite character was Rena. She was so sweet and she never stopped believing. I think that Rena will change the world and help the rest of her people heal and find lives. At least, that’s how I envision her future. She was always so kind to Cyryl and Karolina, and so proud and so respectful of her father. I hope that she finds friends and grows old and has many children. I think that Rena was always the strongest of the people, she never lost hope and was able to help all those in need.

The plot was very good. I really enjoyed it and the way that everything played out. I think that the information was dropped at exactly the right time and place. This book was also very empowering. I loved how the characters stood up to tyranny. I also loved how talented Ms. Romero was at creating suspense. I kept wondering what was going to happen next because it was obvious that something bad was going to happen. Ms. Romero was also very good at putting important lessons into this book. This book will teach kids some very important lessons and they won’t even know.

The setting was the one dark spot in this beautiful book of light. It wasn’t as good as I’d hoped it would be, especially compared to the magnificence of the rest of the book. I think that the characters and plot outshone the setting. It wasn’t bad. It just wasn’t as good as the rest of the book. The backstory was very well done and perfectly clear. It just wasn’t as descriptive as I’d wanted it to be. I hope that the next book by Ms. Romero will have a better setting. All in all, this book was pretty good.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I think that most people would love it if they can get over how odd it is. This book fills the spot for Most Colorful Cover for my 2018 Book Bingo Challenge. Please remember to fill out my survey. You can find the link to it on my about page. Thanks for Reading!!! Have a Great Day!!!! -Annalee and Buttons

Book Rating: th (15)