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Hotel Magnifique
Hotel Magnifique | Emily J. Taylor
For fans of Caraval and The Night Circus, this decadent and darkly enchanting YA fantasy, set against the backdrop of a Belle poque-inspired hotel, follows seventeen-year-old Jani as she uncovers the deeply disturbing secrets of the legendary Hotel Magnifique. All her life, Jani has dreamed of Elsewhere. Just barely scraping by with her job at a tannery, shes resigned to a dreary life in the port town of Durc, caring for her younger sister Zosa. That is, until the Hotel Magnifique comes to town. The hotel is legendary not only for its whimsical enchantments, but also for its ability to travelappearing in a different destination every morning. While Jani and Zosa cant afford the exorbitant costs of a guests stay, they can interview to join the staff, and are soon whisked away on the greatest adventure of their lives. But once inside, Jani quickly discovers their contracts are unbreakable and that beneath the marvelous glamour, the hotel is hiding dangerous secrets. With the vexingly handsome doorman Bel as her only ally, Jani embarks on a mission to unravel the mystery of the magic at the heart of the hotel and free Zosaand the other stafffrom the cruelty of the ruthless matre dhtel. To succeed, shell have to risk everything she loves, but failure would mean a fate far worse than never returning home.
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OutsmartYourShelf
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This one has fairly mixed reviews but I really enjoyed it. I thought the idea was great & the writing has the kind of descriptive detail where you are drawn into that world, although many of the supporting characters, including Bel, aren't really fleshed out. The main issue I found though was the main character - how to describe her... (Continued in comments)

OutsmartYourShelf You know when you are reading/watching a crime drama & the police detective tells the unarmed civilian to stay in the car but of course they ignore them & end up getting kidnapped by the serial killer? Jani is that kind of annoying. Doesn't stop & think about the ramifications of her actions, just throws herself headlong into trouble again & again because she never learns.

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OutsmartYourShelf There's a little bit of romance but not much & I didn't really mind it.

Overall, although there are a few issues, it was an enjoyable read & I'll probably re-read it at some point. The book cover is also really lovely on the hardback edition. So I rate this one 4🌟 (would have been 5 if not for the annoying MC & thinly drawn supporting characters).

Full Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4154549218

#NovelNovember @Andrew65
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Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 4d
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TLuvs
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What an imagination, so good so far!

TLuvs This book was utterly full of amazing details that brought a new world alive. EJT put so much creativity into this that I wanted to jump into the book just to experience the hotel and characters within!
4.5 Stars
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Preciouz29
Hotel Magnifique | Emily J. Taylor
Mehso-so

Enjoyed everything but the main character!

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BookishlyPleasant
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Mehso-so

I had really high hopes for this after all the hype on Booktok, but it ended up being only okay. The premis was very interesting and it gave "Howl's Moving Castle" but evil hotel vibes, however the execution was really lackluster. I didnt feel connected to the characters and sometimes even forgot who was who. The plot felt rushed and the magic system felt both vague and convoluted. I did enjoy the ending and the last 1/4 of the book!

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TheBiasedBibliophile
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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. 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!

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Read_By_Red
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This is such a great novel. The story is original and captivating, making this novel a real page-turner that many people can take pleasure in reading. I enjoyed the characters, especially Jani. She is such a tough, determined and loyal individual and she drew me easily into her story. Taylor‘s descriptions and word choices are extremely effective at painting a picture of Hotel Magnifique, the places it travels to, and the people inhabiting it.

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Sharpeipup
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1. Tagged
2. Notorious RBG
3. Anything by Abbi Waxman
@rachelsbrittain #weekendreads

AkashaVampie How did u like the tagged book? Currently watching a Youtuber talk about it and it sounds awesome. Sadly it's not on Scribd 5mo
Sharpeipup I thought it had a good start but mc felt whiny and the plot started to drag. 4mo
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RavenclawPrincess913
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I just finished reading Hotel Magnifique by Emily J Taylor. This book is about a magical hotel that only comes around once and a while. In it Jani discovers the disturbing secrets of "Hotel Magnifique." I chose to read this book by discovering it on Bookishfirst. I loved the cover it caught my attention it's so pretty so I decided to read the description and look it up on Booktok. I'm glad I did I loved it it's a wonderful interesting story.

RavenclawPrincess913 It's one I wish I could read again. Let's be honest Jani was irritating at first though but I understood their reasoning for it. If you can get past that it's a definite amazing read. If you love fantasy and magical stories definitely read this.

So the cover what I love about it is the feathers surrounding the clock and key the person who designed the cover did a really good job 5/5 for the cover 4/5 for the story.
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Kar2b
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Hotel Magnifique was a fun, fast read. I enjoyed the fantastical descriptions of the guest rooms, lobby and entertainment. The glamour that masks the rot beneath is well done, and the story unfolds in an intriguing way. The relationship between Bel and Jani was full of banter and attraction, and the sisterly love between Jani and Zola was sweet. I can see why it‘s been compared to Caraval… it does have a similar vibe.

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Kar2b
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Just started this one and loving it so far! I have a thing for magical houses and hotels. 🥰 Plus, the OwlCrate edition glows in the dark… how cool is that?!

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Sara_Planz
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Sometimes magic isn't what you think it is. This YA Dark Fantasy in the magical realm leads us to a mysterious hotel that can come and go as it pleases. This is a dark magical novel that is lush, extravagant and richly detailed. The world building was well done and the fast pace of the storyline kept the pages turning. I can see why some are comparing this to the Night Circus and Caraval. I would add in a dash of Howl's Moving Castle!

Dragon Sounds intriguing- stacking 💚🐉 6mo
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Gnora
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This one is reminding me a lot of Caraval - and I‘m not sure that‘s a good thing? 🤔

#ya #fantasy #magic #library #librarybook

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Jess_Franzino
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I got this book the moment I saw that it was compared to “The Night Circus” & “Caraval”, as those are two of my all-tune favorite books. While I‘m not completely floored by it as I was the other two; it‘s still an astounding book and totally worth the read. The setting is very intriguing, and I especially loved the characters, who thankfully had a lot more layers & realism to them than is found in most YA fantasy.

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LibrarianRyan
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4 ⭐ Not what I was expecting, but better than I hoped. The best way to describe Hotel Manifique is a cross between Caraval and Gunslinger Girl, however, it ends better, and doesn‘t leave you going, “that‘s it”. Jani is a big sister trying to make a better life for everyone. Upon seeing that the Hotel Manifique is hiring, she knows that is exactly where she and Zosa need to be. They can earn enough money in a year to live move back to the

LibrarianRyan homeland and live comfortable for a few year. But the hotel is more than Jani ever expected. While it is believed to be full of magic, and it is, it is not as wondrous as imagined, its dark and deadly. For some strange reason the hotel does not affect Jani like it does other worker. She get to keep her memories and other specialties others do not. Is it because Bel is helping, or is the handsome Bel who mans the door, hindering Jani and her 7mo
LibrarianRyan quest to see her sister has a good life. This book was a lot of fun. Some of it was extremely predictable, others not so. It wraps up in a happy and satisfying end which one would expect. There is no need or want of a sequel. This book delivers what the cover, the title and description tell you it will. It whisks the reader to a land of magic where every day is different, and magic isn‘t always good. 7mo
LibrarianRyan @Enchanted_Bibliophile I agree - Owlcrate changed the cover to reverse the colors so teal is the main color. I mean it is cool that it glows in the dark, but I don't like it as well as the original. 7mo
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While enjoying a little hammock time, I started my second #ARC ever today. #HammockTime #Weekend

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LaytonBooks
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Hotel Magnifique is a stunning original YA fantasy that will have you dreaming of French ballrooms and magic. The story revolves around Jani, whose sister is chosen to work for the Hotel Magnifique, which magically transports itself to a different destination every day. Although Jani is not chosen, she bargains with the handsome doorman, and he allows her in on a trial basis...

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SayersLover
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Very exotic and fantastical! I didn‘t like the MC at first (a little whiny, asks lots of questions and blunders about). Yet, apparently that strategy combined with some great magic manages to save the day. The ending was a little convenient, but the author pulls it off ok. A nice foray into YA fantasy and she resisted the temptation to make it into a series. I‘ll look forward to more books by this author!

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SayersLover
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What are the odds!? My next YA pick today matches my current outfit perfectly! Who knew 😂

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ladym30
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Book mail!❤️

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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
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An extremely atmospheric and magical book. I had been really looking forward to reading it based on the synopsis and it definitely lived up to my high hopes. Excellent world building, a believable magic system, relatable characters with real backstories, and an enchanted but mysterious hotel all make this book well worth the read. I was entranced from page 1 all the way until the very end.⁣

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome cover 💜💗 8mo
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