Isabella Riosse spends her life surrounded by the maps of faraway places that her father, a cartographer, created a long time ago. When her best friend disappears she sets off on a quest to lead the search through the island’s Forgotten Territories. On the way she discovers truths kept locked away and dangers she never imagined could be true in this beautiful story about courage, friendship, and adventure.
I don’t know what is more beautiful, the courageous and amazing Isabella, the writing of Kiran Millwood Hargrave, or the stunning edition I read that has the most wonderful drawings on every page.
Kiran has created a magical tale which she has woven into the life of Isabella, a character that is bound to inspire readers young and old with her loyalty to and love for her friends, and her determination to help make things right no matter what it takes.
The portrayal of friendship in this story was at the forefront but it is joined by a stunning world of intrigue and mythology. The story quickly starts to move at a fast pace that will keep everyone turning the pages eager to find out where the tale will take you.
The Girl of Ink and Stars opens the door to a fairytale world and is the perfect debut for an amazing author that I can’t wait to read more from.