This fabulous tale is woven around young Prague art student Kirou, a girl sprinkled with magic, who turns heads with her mane of blue hair. She has been raised since an infant by the fierce Brimstone, part centaur, part man, part crocodile, and the deadly snake woman, Issa, magical creatures straight out of Greek legends. Although Kirou is fully human, she is haunted by the premonition that she is not quite ‘ whole,’ and suffers from flashbacks to another time, another world. However now the doors across the world to Elsewhere are closing and Karou must choose between the safety of her human form or discover the world where her past lives dwell. If you have always loved Narnia or The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman, this magical novel is for you.
Review by Nicole Maher @ greatescapebooks