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i received a copy of hotel magnifique from allen & unwin nz in exchange for an honest review.



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Rating: 4 out of 5.

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.


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9 Comments

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    WendyW says:

    Nice review. I like a nice light read sometimes.

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      thank you, wendy!

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    I had seen this book previously at other stores, yet didn’t buy it since I wasn’t sure if it’d be the right read for me. But this wonderful review made me more certain of my choice! It was really enjoyable reading your thoughts on this book!

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      thank you so much aster! i appreciate the feedback.

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    AHHHH I ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOUR REVIEW OBVIOUSLY AND ALSO THE BOOK SOUNDS SO SO GOOD???? i didn’t like caraval and haven’t yet read the night circus, BUT UMMMM, TALK OF MAGICAL PLACES????? I’M IN!! so glad you enjoyed this AND DID I MENTION THE PHOTO IS PERFECTION AND I AM IN LOVE WITH IT?????

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      ANOUSHKA!! first of all, i can’t believe you didn’t like caraval!! (jk, everyone’s entitled to their own opinions). i haven’t read the night circus yet either, but after this i definitely want to.
      If you enjoy magical places, then this one’s definitely for you!

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    This has been on my TBR for the longest time and after reading this I think I’ll be buying it! It sucks about the ending but I can never say no to magical places and quick reads.

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      honestly, i love a quick read!! i hope you enjoy it!

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    Ahh this looks FANTASTIC??? I’m so glad you enjoyed, hoping to pick this up soon !! <3 <3

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