“I have to admit, I watched the movie first and loved it, so I came into this with a little bit of an expectation for quirky humor and magical adventure. When I started reading, though, this book totally surprised me. It did have the prerequisite humor and adventure I was looking for, but different.
From the book, you get a little more of why Wall is so particularly special, and an further introduction into the land of magical creatures. While the characters might not be as heroic or single-minded as Hollywood demands of its plot-lines, the book makes them seem more -- for lack of a better word -- human and relatable. You could see yourself in Tristan's shoes, doing as he did. It made the book a lot of fun.”