It’s been a while since I finished a book in less than two days, so I’m so happy I finally decided to pick up Hotel Magnifique by Emily J. Taylor because I literally couldn’t put it down!
The story follows Jani and her sister, Zosa, who are enthralled by the mysterious magic of the famous Hotel Magnifique; a hotel that travels to a different place every night, and is full of magical people. When Hotel Magnifique comes to their town, Jani and Zosa will do anything to get a job at the hotel and leave their dull lives behind. When Zosa is offered a job and Jani is not, Jani is desperate to do anything so she can stay with her little sister, but she quickly learns that the hotel is not the perfect paradise she imagined.
I was absolutely immersed throughout the entirety of Hotel Magnifique! There is an element of mystery that really added a lot to the story and made the plot flow really well. On top of that, while the major events in the novel were a little predictable, I found most of the book unique. Specifically, the way Jani solves problems throughout the novel was wonderful!
Additionally, I loved Jani’s relationship with her sister. It made the tension in the novel much more urgent and I wish more fantasy books incorporated family. Likewise, Jani’s other relationships also added depth to the story. The found family trope was great, but I would have liked to see how it could have developed across more books.
Overall, I absolutely loved Hotel Magnifique, and I can’t wait to read whatever Taylor writes next!