Series Wrap is a mini-feature where I sum up what I loved and loathed about a particular series upon completion. The rules are simple: I must have read and reviewed ALL books in said series and the series must be completed by the author. These posts are seperate from reviews.
About The Colours of Madeleine
Madeleine Tully lives in Cambridge, England, the World – a city of spires, Isaac Newton and Auntie’s Tea Shop.
Elliot Baranski lives in Bonfire, the Farms, the Kingdom of Cello – where seasons roam, the Butterfly Child sleeps in a glass jar, and bells warn of attacks from dangerous Colours.
They are worlds apart – until a crack opens up between them; a corner of white – the slim seam of a letter.
A mesmerising story of two worlds; the cracks between them, the science that binds them and the colours that infuse them.
Favourite Character/s: THE BUTTERFLY CHILD. Elliot.
Favourite Pairing/s: Elliot/Madeleine
Favourite Cover: A Corner of White
Favourite Book: A Tangle of Gold
Why I liked this series
In an odd twist, the reason I liked this story is the reason I didn’t like it – though it was odd and bizarre, it was also incredibly unique. Jaclyn Moriarty’s writing style was also quite lyrical and pretty – which made reading it very enjoyable despite all the head-scratching I was doing while reading it.
There were also some incredible elements to the story; such as the Butterfly Child and the Lake of Spells.
And the finale twist? I must say that I did not see that coming. I applauded Jaclyn Moriarty for pulling the wool over my eyes on that one. Superb.
Why I disliked this series
Sometimes this book was just way too bizarre. For the most part, I had no idea what was going on and when a book is quite lengthy (like these ones were) it’s hard to see the end. Each of the books had an explosive ending, which was great, but sadly they started off a bit slow.
I also had trouble connecting to Madeleine, as I found her to be incredibly selfish at times. As we swap between her POV and Elliot’s (who I liked) this was tough, as I didn’t want to go back to Madeline and Cambridge.
Would I read this series again? I don’t think so, but it was a unique experience.
Would I recommend this series? For those who are fans of the lyrical and whimsical, for certain.
This series in one word: Bizarre.