Saturday, February 7, 2015

Review: The Magician's Nephew (The Chronicles of Narnia #1) by C.S Lewis

The secret passage to the house next door leads to a fascinating adventure
NARNIA...where the woods are thick and cold, where Talking Beasts are called to life...a new world where the adventure begins.

Digory and Polly meet and become friends one cold, wet summer in London. Their lives burst into adventure when Digory's Uncle Andrew, who thinks he is a magician, sends them hurtling to...somewhere else. They find their way to Narnia, newborn from the Lion's song, and encounter the evil sorceress Jadis before they finally return home.

Desctiption taken from Goodreads 

My Review 

This is my first time reading these books!  Can you believe it?!  I absolutely loved the recent movies with William Moseley and Anna Popplewell.  And knew that it was time.  It’s past time, really. 

So I went into The Magician’s Nephew not knowing too much about this specific book but knowing enough about the future ones to get the gist of everything.  And it was just so great to read.  A bit nostalgic in a way because of the movies. 

It was very interesting to find out how everything happened.  We see how Narnia is made and we meet the Witch and I practically squealed when Aslan came into the picture.  I freaking love Aslan. 

I did find that the writing was a bit iffy, though.  Mostly the dialogue and that’s just because of how dated it is.  Obviously. 

There’s not much to say because I feel like everyone and their mother has read this series or at least watched the movies and know enough of what the stories are about.  But I do know that I can’t wait to read the rest of the series!

Inside                                     Outside
                             Characters  3.5/5                       Cover 3/5
                   Plot                4/5
                   Feels           3.5/5
                   Writing       3.5/5
                   Overall       3.6/5

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