The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón: A peek into my annotations!

Hi everyone! I’m coming to you today with a little ‘book review’ of The Angel’s Game – book #2 in the Cemetery of Forgotten Books series! This review will be much different to my other book reviews because i will be doing something a little different with it.. I will be writing out exactly what I wrote on each of the post-it notes that I used throughout the book! Granted it isn’t going to be your traditional book review, I wanted to put up a little disclaimer that this post has nothing to do with the whole book in general, rather just certain aspects of the novel. So please don’t take this review too seriously. I do not want to give off the wrong kind of impression for this book. Do take what I have to say with a grain of salt!

I also wanted to mention that I never actually intended to write a blog post on my thoughts of this book in the first place, but I still wanted to give this book the praise that I think it deserves! So without further ado, let’s get started!

Page 214, post-it #1

okay, mini review time. wow, this writing. everything sounds like a dream. so cleverly written. all the dialogue has the perfect narrative essence and enough “realness” to it. it’s just so effortless, like everything is coming out so naturally. it feels like you’re having a real conversation with real, highlight intelligent people. it’s hard to believe that this is just the translated version of the novel. i’ve had people telling me that the original is an absolute masterpiece!

Page 238, post-it #2

how this man has the brains to write something so deep and intricate and profound baffles me. it’s weird how you don’t really know (or understand) which direction the plot is heading, but you just savor the story anyway, because the writing is [just that good] and so captivating! there’s so much mystery going on, and all these new characters appearing left and right… so much to

Page 239, post-it #3 (continuation)

discover, and more surprises that just keeps coming. honestly, no matter how random the plot-turns are, the story [itself] is just so addicting. the dialogues are my favorite. goodness! i can underline every single conversation the protagonist has with the characters. i just cannot decipher the writing talent of this author. truly impeccable.

Page 375, post-it #4

“[the novel’s] faith in the power of fiction is endearing and addictive”. i love this blurb so much. it’s sooo true. these two pages pretty much depict that blurb. i don’t even care if the book lacks direction. i’m re-invested in the book each time i pick it up. maybe it’s more than just the atmospheric writing and setting. there’s just so much flesh in each of the characters, so much heart and tears and laughter. so much love and compassion. ❤

And that was the last post-it! I hope everything made sense and wasn’t too messy! Again, this is a book review not meant for anyone to take away anything from – but I will say that I highly enjoyed it overall and that I recommend picking this series up (but start with The Shadow of The Wind first!).

I don’t think I will ever be ready to write out a full review of this book. There are just some books out there that are just better left savored and read. So this will have to be it for now. 🙂

Let me know if this is something you guys enjoy – I am happy to do more in the future!

if you’re interested in buying The Angel’s Game (or any of the books in the Cemetery of Forgotten Books series), you can click here to shop the book at Book Depository. I receive a small commission if you use the link! 🙂


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