i received a copy of hotel magnifique from allen & unwin nz in exchange for an honest review.
hotel magnifique review
i recently read and loved hotel magnifique, and found it had a lot of caraval vibes. while it wasn’t entirely similar, it reminded me of the magic of caraval. I’ve heard others mention hotel magnifique is similar to the night circus (although i haven’t read it yet).
while i love magical people, i adore magical places. something about just hits differently.
unfortunately, i found the ending very unsatisfying and rushed. the stakes just weren’t high enough.
i also found the mc to be very unlikeable and selfish (not to mention, she was very rude to everyone). the other characters were more likeable and pleasant to read about. (I’m surprised everyone could put up with Jani for the whole book 😅)
i mostly loved the magic system and how fun everything was. hotel magnifique is a fun, lighthearted read. i rated it 3.5 stars, but it’s easily rounded up to 4 for how quickly i read it.