La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust, #1) by Philip Pullman
I was hesitant to read this prequel to His Dark Materials, which is a trilogy from my childhood that is near and dear to my heart. That said, this book does it justice: I’m sorry for ever worrying, Mr. Pullman. I should have known you would give us nothing less than a Lyra-worthy prequel.
I won’t say too much about the content, lest I spoil anything, but I will say that Pullman has given us new characters to root for, and some favorites make an appearance. If you loved His Dark Materials, this is a must-read; a wonderful chance to revisit a world we came to love. I had the same tingles that I had when I first read Pullman’s masterpiece, and that is something that cannot be understated. I’m anxiously awaiting the next two installments.