TRIPPING TO SOMEWHERE is a highly original, sort of surreal and very edgy fantasy book that is one of those that sort of blurs the lines between fantasy and reality, leaving you with lots of questions (but that’s the way it should be) and perhaps in sort of a fog left over from the reading of a fantastic book!
Kristopher Reisz’s novel centers around Sam and Gilly, two teenage girls, who take off in an attempt to catch the Witches’ Carnival, a sort of supernatural band of powerful beings. They leave behind their real lives with no thought to the consequences they’ll have to face if they return, chasing the whisper of a dream that so few people have managed to catch.
A lovely, haunting novel, TRIPPING TO SOMEWHERE is a surprisingly fast read. It’s very fast-paced, and quite real and honest (considering it’s full of unreal supernatural things!). I adored the strong characters, too. This is a pretty intense book, but if you’re prepared for that, you’ll love it.
Four 1/2 Stars