The Aureate Spectacles
What a wonderful, immersive book from Eliott McKay.
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It starts with an air of mystery, introducing main character Michaela, the clumsy teenager. From there, it whisks you off your feet and dumps you into a beautifully written world where you can almost smell and hear everything happening. I got so caught up in this world of McKay’s invention; feelings I had were quite like when I read Raymond E. Fiest’s books all those years ago, and we all know how masterful his world is!
Michaela is a beautiful character and won my heart instantly, and my fondness for her only increased as the story continued on.
The other characters are equally well written, and McKay definitely has a knack for letting us witness intimate moments between characters, and to feel it too.
I definitely recommend this book to readers who love fantastical creations and/or romance. I am not one who regularly reads romance, but I thoroughly enjoyed this.