I recently listened to this whole series, and absolutely loved it! This is now my favourite middle grade series! Since I listened to them all quite shortly after each other I decided to combine my reviews for the series (I did write them right after finishing each book)!
Normally I do not own the book that I listen to, but I loved these so much that I purchased the books haha! Now I can reread them in a physical form someday! Although the audiobooks were amazing!
Title: Tilly and the Bookwanderers
Author: Anna James.
Page count: 400.
Release day: September 18th 2018.
Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy.
Rating: 5 stars.
This book! I loved it so much! I just could not put it down! Listened to the whole thing in two days, because I just needed to know what was going to happen. I listened to this while biking to work and ended up standing next to my parked bike at work just because I did not want to stop listening! I also stayed longer in the gym, just so I could finish it (good motivator!)
In this world our main character, Tilly, can read herself into books. This was amazing, and I wish it was real! Tilly was an amazing character, I loved following her. And Oscar was such an amazing side character, he was the sweetest! Also I loved Tilly’s grandparents!
I did predict the ending a bit, but it was so good that I did not mind! Now I’m really curious to where the next book will go, so I’m definitely going to listen to that one really soon!
Title: Tilly and the Lost Fairytales.
Page count: 400.
Release day: September 19th 2019.
Rating: 5 stars.
Again I loved! I just really wish we could all travel into book, wouldn’t that be amazing!
I liked this one slightly less then book one, only slightly! I wished we would have seen a little bit more of the French setting! Another reason for liking this a little bit less is that it took me less by surprise (obviously!)
I still absolutely loved the characters, and their friendship is amazing! The setting is also great, I love the library where all the people who travel get together!
The bad guy is great! I cannot wait to see what he will do in the last book! I’m also very curious to where they will go then!
This time we visited a lot of fairytales, which I loved! I loved visiting the classics in the first book, and was very curious if that would hold up in the sequel! But since we visited different kind of stories in this one, it definitely did!
I know this review is a bit rambly, but I do not really know what to say, besides I absolutely love this series and every one should pick it up! Young and old!
Title: Tilly and the Map of Stories.
Page count: 448.
Release day: September 17th 2020.
Rating: 4.5 stars.
Average: 8.57 (which means 4.5 stars!)
I liked this a little bit less then the previous two, but only slightly! Maybe because in the first two books I was quite familiar with the stories they visited. But in this book we went to some Shakespeare stories, and they are really not my thing! Although you don’t need to know/like them to understand the book at all!
I still absolutely love Tilly and Oscar and their friendship!
I don’t really know what to say anymore haha, I think I have said everything I have to say about this series! I just absolutely love these books!
I’m so happy I picked this series up because of Believathon!
I really recommend this series for every book lover! I think we all wished we could travel into books!
I also really recommend these on audio, the narrator (Aysha Kala) does an amazing job! She narrates some other books I want to listen to, so that is a good thing!