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A book blog, mostly touring foreign worlds of fantasy novels with occasional detours into space and explorations of magical realism, featuring book reviews, random bookish thoughts and hand lettered quotes.

Pretty Books: The Glass Sentence

Pretty-BooksPretty Books is a randomly occuring feature where I show you books that are especially pretty, both on the outside and the inside.


I usually try to only choose books for my Pretty Books feature which I already read, to tell you about all the little details that fit the story. I haven’t read The Glass Sentence YET, because I only got it today, but it is SO PRETTY I just have to show you.


This book is about “the Great Disruption of 1799, when all the continents were flung into different time periods” and a girl who ” travels over rough terrain and uncharted ocean, encounters pirates and traders, and relies on a combination of Shadrack’s maps, common sense, and her own slantwise powers of observation”. What could better fit a story like this than a map and a compass,right!?


SEE-THROUGH DUST JACKET! That’s what I love the most about this book’s design. The dust jacket is so pretty I want to pin it onto my wall as a poster.




Deckled edges! I don’t always like to have this rough cut but when it comes to historical fiction I LOVE it (even though I always have a hard time  flipping through a book with rough cut).


This book has three pretty maps. THREE! I already fall in love with stories when the book has one map, but three! And they are all so beautiful.




And last but not least: pretty chapter headings, page numbers and the like.





What do you think? Pretty or pretty?