Friday, November 11, 2011

Review: Liesl & Po

Book: Liesl & Po
Author: Lauren Oliver
Release Date: October 4, 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages: 307
Source: KPL
Stars: 5/5
Liesl lives in a tiny attic bedroom, locked away by her cruel stepmother. Her only friends are the shadows and the mice—until one night a ghost appears from the darkness. It is Po, who comes from the Other Side. Both Liesl and Po are lonely, but together they are less alone. 

That same night, an alchemist's apprentice, Will, bungles an important delivery. He accidentally switches a box containing the most powerful magic in the world with one containing something decidedly less remarkable.
Will's mistake has tremendous consequences for Liesl and Po, and it draws the three of them together on an extraordinary journey. 

From New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver comes a luminous and magnificent novel that glows with rare magic, ghostly wonders, and a true friendship that lights even the darkest of places.

(summary taken from Goodreads)

This book is MAGIC. Pure, beautiful, raw magic the kind that makes you want to be a kid again and let your imagination run wild; the kind that makes you reminisce in the times when black was black and white was white and innocence wasn't a rarity.

Liesl & Po may just be a middle grade novel, but I honestly think that anyone will enjoy this book, no matter what age! I adored everything about it: the world, the characters, the magic, the storyline. Even though it may not have been the most unpredictable, there were enough twists and turns to keep me captivated.

I don't think there's any way I can tell you just how much I adored this book! It was enchanting and magical and fascinating and pure. The gorgeous illustrations just added to the already beautiful imagery, and the charming characters are sure to always be at the back of my mind. Lauren Oliver has done it again!

Absolutely and truly one-hundred percent ineffable, Liesl & Po is a book that's sure to blow you off your feet! I recommend it to anyone who knows how to read or doesn't! :)

BUY or BORROW?: Oh my gosh, I can't stress how much you need to buy this enough! The cover and the illustrations and the story inside are all just so beautiful this is definitely a book you want on your shelf!



  1. So I'm not sure.. did you like it? It's not very clear :P

    Loved this too! Awesome, magical story! And I LOVED the illustrations.

    Xpresso Reads

  2. So you adore everything about the book: the book cover, the characters, the story line. I like that is is a fresh book of innocent magic. Is there illustrations throughout the novel? I think I will pass this on to one of the ladies whose youth group may enjoy it. Nice review.

  3. Og dear! I have this book in my pile here beside me! I'll get to it soon!! cant wait to read it! great review! I have only read great things about this one! so excited! =D

    Dazzling Reads

  4. So glad to see you loved this too; it's just such a magical book and everyone should totally give it a read.

  5. Def. on my wishlist. I didn't think I would love this, but you made it sound like I need to have it. lol. Magic? I'm so in. Great review.

  6. Eeeeeep I loved this book :)) I'm glad you enjoyed it too!!! The pictures are amaaazing and Oliver does a great job of writing such a magical story :)) LOVE IT! Amazing review Mimi!!!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

  7. Awe! Who doesn't love a book that takes them back to their childhood. I'm gonna add this one on to my Christmas buying list for the little ones....and myself. ;)

    Thanks for the enchanting review.

  8. Oh FINE! I really didn't think this one was going to be something for me.... But you've convinced me otherwise!!! Totally not an easy task either because I've read SO many reviews on this one and I was still a "No." lol!! <3

  9. Lauren Oliver is a fabulous author and I've heard great things about this one! I will def be picking this up!!!!!! Gotta love a book with illustrations and magic! Thanks for the phenominal review!


  10. I'll have to get a copy of this for my son and I to read! He's into all things magical and alchemical...wonder where he gets it? ;)

    Fun review! I love your enthusiasm, Mimi. :)


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