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Review: Mister Impossible

Mister Impossible

Title: Mister Impossible
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy, Paranormal & Supernatural
Page Count: 352
Publisher: Scholastic
Date Published: May 18, 2021
You can find it here: Bookshop.org

Goodreads Synopsis:

The stakes have never been higher as it seems like either the end of the world or the end of dreamers approaches.

Do the dreamers need the ley lines to save the world . . . or will their actions end up dooming the world? As Ronan, Hennessy, and Bryde try to make dreamers more powerful, the Moderators are closing in, sure that this power will bring about disaster. In the remarkable second book of The Dreamer Trilogy, Maggie Stiefvater pushes her characters to their limits – and shows what happens to them and others when they start to break.


Reading Mister Impossible had me feeling, at times, like I was adrift in space. Lost in a wide, wonderful, ever expanding universe, that repeatedly kept blowing my mind with its brilliance. Were there times that I was completely lost and along for the ride? Yeah. I usually have that feeling in a Maggie Stiefvater novel,  but I’m too busy enjoying all her brilliant nuggets of pitch-perfection narrative that I don’t care.

Maggie has gifted us with another mind-bending gem in the Dreamer series, an extension of the beloved Raven Cycle. This book is alive. Electric. And yet somehow nothing really happens? The pacing skips along at a steady beat and through her deliberate writing we know Maggie is delivering us to a climatic ending .. which she does. Feelings of belonging, anxiety, and self demons weave throughout this story that is full of just the right amount of deliciously descriptive details.

My book is full of marked passages, my mind is still processing, and I’ll likely have to reread Mister Impossible in order to fully appreciate all the nuances, but one thing’s for certain: Damn, Maggie Stiefvater can write. 

Read this if:

  • Obviously, if you’ve read & enjoyed The Raven Cycle and Call Down the Hawk.
  • Enjoy magical realism, paranormal, and mind-twisty storytelling.
  • Like your stories with a huge helping of odd and lyrical. 

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