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Deux ans et sept mois qu'Ophélie se morfond sur son arche d'Anima. Aujourd'hui il lui faut agir, exploiter ce qu'elle a appris à la lecture du Livre de Farouk et les bribes d'informations divulgées par Dieu. Sous une fausse identité, Ophélie rejoint Babel, arche cosmopolite et joyau de modernité. Ses talents de liseuse suffiront-ils à déjouer les pièges d'adversaires toujo Deux ans et sept mois qu'Ophélie se morfond sur son arche d'Anima. Aujourd'hui il lui faut agir, exploiter ce qu'elle a appris à la lecture du Livre de Farouk et les bribes d'informations divulgées par Dieu. Sous une fausse identité, Ophélie rejoint Babel, arche cosmopolite et joyau de modernité. Ses talents de liseuse suffiront-ils à déjouer les pièges d'adversaires toujours plus redoutables ? A-t-elle la moindre chance de retrouver la trace de Thorn ?


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Deux ans et sept mois qu'Ophélie se morfond sur son arche d'Anima. Aujourd'hui il lui faut agir, exploiter ce qu'elle a appris à la lecture du Livre de Farouk et les bribes d'informations divulgées par Dieu. Sous une fausse identité, Ophélie rejoint Babel, arche cosmopolite et joyau de modernité. Ses talents de liseuse suffiront-ils à déjouer les pièges d'adversaires toujo Deux ans et sept mois qu'Ophélie se morfond sur son arche d'Anima. Aujourd'hui il lui faut agir, exploiter ce qu'elle a appris à la lecture du Livre de Farouk et les bribes d'informations divulgées par Dieu. Sous une fausse identité, Ophélie rejoint Babel, arche cosmopolite et joyau de modernité. Ses talents de liseuse suffiront-ils à déjouer les pièges d'adversaires toujours plus redoutables ? A-t-elle la moindre chance de retrouver la trace de Thorn ?

30 review for La Mémoire de Babel

  1. 5 out of 5

    Regan

    DNF'd at 178 Honestly, found problematic word choice/descriptors throughout the story which really ruined the overall experience for me so decided to DNF. (wanted to shout my issues were likely due to the translation and not the original text) DNF'd at 178 Honestly, found problematic word choice/descriptors throughout the story which really ruined the overall experience for me so decided to DNF. (wanted to shout my issues were likely due to the translation and not the original text)

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jade Ratley

    8.29 on CAWPILE.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Lucy Langford

    4.5**** Ophelia didn’t know which prospect was more terrifying. A world governed by God, or a world governed by men who think they’re God. It has been three years since Ophelia has seen Thorn and the others from the Pole. Back home on Anima she is under surveillance by the Doyennes. However, to escape constant surveillance, a chance encounter with a previous friend allows her to escape to a new Ark, find out more about the old world, the rapture and the Gods, as well as the possibility of finding 4.5**** Ophelia didn’t know which prospect was more terrifying. A world governed by God, or a world governed by men who think they’re God. It has been three years since Ophelia has seen Thorn and the others from the Pole. Back home on Anima she is under surveillance by the Doyennes. However, to escape constant surveillance, a chance encounter with a previous friend allows her to escape to a new Ark, find out more about the old world, the rapture and the Gods, as well as the possibility of finding Thorn. I adore this series. This book focused on Ophelia doing what she does best, using her reading and investigative skills to uncover answers. Things are getting more tense in this book as both Ophelia and Thorn set out to uncover how the new world was made and the truth about God. The first half of this book was more about Ophelia - Thorn does not make an appearance until around half way through. However, this also told the story from Victoria’s perspective (a child who is Ophelia’s God-daughter), her discovering her own power and another foe. This book had mysteries (like the first two books) and I loved following Ophelia as she was able to investigate things. I love watching her quiet determination, bravery and exploration of powers. This has her facing a new Ark which customs and world reminded me of 1984 (constant surveillance and censorship) which was really interesting to read.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Marine

    ONE TRUE FRENCH YA MASTERPIECE. Also my favorite of the series! This is such a unique universe with incredible characters and definetly one of the cutest pairings i've ever read about. Not gonna lie, this book is the perfect example of what i'm seeking in my reading experience. A wonderful, magical, unique moment with some of my favorite characters. A story that makes me crave the sequel when i've finished it. Words that leaves you speechless. Please make of this saga a ten-books series at least, ONE TRUE FRENCH YA MASTERPIECE. Also my favorite of the series! This is such a unique universe with incredible characters and definetly one of the cutest pairings i've ever read about. Not gonna lie, this book is the perfect example of what i'm seeking in my reading experience. A wonderful, magical, unique moment with some of my favorite characters. A story that makes me crave the sequel when i've finished it. Words that leaves you speechless. Please make of this saga a ten-books series at least, christelle. And thank you for everything, your world makes us all dream like never. 💓💕💞💗💌💕💓💖💗

  5. 5 out of 5

    Pau

    reading this book = gasping every five minutes. french excellence at its finest...jkr wishes she had the range!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Emily Duncan

    I am loving these books.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jersy

    I´m not gonna lie: This book was disappointing. It´s slow, there is hardly any progress for the plot of the series, there is none of the political intrigue from before, instead there is petty high school drama and the things that happen are pretty much rehashed from what Ophelia experienced before. If most of the story-relevant stuff happens in the 4 or 5 chapters from a toddlers POV, that´s not a good sign. The things that did continue the plot were interesting, but this 500p book is mostly fille I´m not gonna lie: This book was disappointing. It´s slow, there is hardly any progress for the plot of the series, there is none of the political intrigue from before, instead there is petty high school drama and the things that happen are pretty much rehashed from what Ophelia experienced before. If most of the story-relevant stuff happens in the 4 or 5 chapters from a toddlers POV, that´s not a good sign. The things that did continue the plot were interesting, but this 500p book is mostly filler. If you’re not too eager for progression and in the mood for a light boarding school mystery, I can see why you might enjoy this novel regardless, but it didn’t have much I enjoy to read and I wouldn’t have finished it if it wasn’t part of this series and I wouldn’t hope the next one goes back to business (I mean, it has to, it’s the finale). The writing style is still highly enjoyable, the concept of Babel is fine, and, as I already mentioned, when there were more hints towards the bigger mystery, it was mostly pretty interesting. Viktoria´s POV was my favorite part: it was different, it provided so much information and is was just fun to follow. However, Ophelia and Thorn still need so much more development that they, again, didn’t get and the plot twists were not that great, so I just hope the last book can live up to my expectations.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Serena

    After the breathtaking plot twists and enchanting settings of The Missing of Clairdelune, this third volume of the Mirror Visitor Series felt a little less captivating. The first part of the story drags a bit until a more gripping second part. The new characters we encounter are not as effective and well depicted as those we met in the previous books. That said, this beautiful sequel lays solid foundations for the grand finale by exploring further the depths of abuse of power, censorship, manipul After the breathtaking plot twists and enchanting settings of The Missing of Clairdelune, this third volume of the Mirror Visitor Series felt a little less captivating. The first part of the story drags a bit until a more gripping second part. The new characters we encounter are not as effective and well depicted as those we met in the previous books. That said, this beautiful sequel lays solid foundations for the grand finale by exploring further the depths of abuse of power, censorship, manipulation, violence and repression. Ophelia reminds us once again to bravely look inside and outside ourselves in search for truth, freedom and real growth, forever questioning the infallibility of established authorities. I couldn't put this book down and I can't wait for the next and last chapter of this amazing adventure.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Kathleen

    Dabos won the Grand Prize of the Imagery in France not once, but twice, for her first two books in the Mirror Visitor Series. This is the third installment in her Quartet, and it is more cerebral than the first two. The Earth has ruptured and divided itself into 21 ‘arcs’, each led by a family spirit. The heroine, Ophelia, comes from the Arc of Anima, and she has the power to read objects and pass through mirrors. The second book followed Ophelia to the Pole Arc, headed by the family spirit Farou Dabos won the Grand Prize of the Imagery in France not once, but twice, for her first two books in the Mirror Visitor Series. This is the third installment in her Quartet, and it is more cerebral than the first two. The Earth has ruptured and divided itself into 21 ‘arcs’, each led by a family spirit. The heroine, Ophelia, comes from the Arc of Anima, and she has the power to read objects and pass through mirrors. The second book followed Ophelia to the Pole Arc, headed by the family spirit Farouk. This offering has Ophelia seeking information regarding Thorn (her romantic interest) on the Arc of Babel, filled with automatons that are taking the place of the arc’s workers. Through the introduction of new characters, Dabos explores what happens when leaders abuse their power, repress truth and freedom through censorship and violence. The shy, reserved Ophelia character that began the series in the first book, is growing in strength and independence in this third book. She is expanding her powers while helping to investigate the source of the family spirits’ strength and the cause of the Earth’s rupture. Dabos even has Ophelia begin to explore the concept of character duality. There are lots of twists and turns to retain the readers’ interest along the way. Dabos’ beautifully written YA fantasies are in the vein of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series or Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials books. Recommend.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Di

    It annoys me that I cannot give this book a 5 star review like I did for the two other ones. Don't get me wrong, this was still very good and I had a great time reading it! A few things probably annoyed me a bit more compared to the other books in the series. I did find that the first half of the book was too slow for some reason but the second part and the ending were great (except how one of the "bad" guys is dealt with - that was very disappointing - is that a spoiler? If yes can you let me k It annoys me that I cannot give this book a 5 star review like I did for the two other ones. Don't get me wrong, this was still very good and I had a great time reading it! A few things probably annoyed me a bit more compared to the other books in the series. I did find that the first half of the book was too slow for some reason but the second part and the ending were great (except how one of the "bad" guys is dealt with - that was very disappointing - is that a spoiler? If yes can you let me know? Ta :)) Overall I did think that this was a great book and as usual I felt like I was being entirely pulled into a world that Christelle Dabos has masterfully crafted. Looking forward to the 4th and final book now!! I think this series will stay with me for a long time so I am keeping my fingers crossed for the end!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Sailor Supergirl

    Ouiiiii ouiiiii ouiiiiii 💖💖💖

  12. 5 out of 5

    Kaffeeklatsch and Books

    It finally picked up pace after 60% but it still wasn't as good as book 1 or even 2. Still good enough to continue with the series. I'm also always hoping for a bit more romance than the 3 sentences we get 🙄 but quite the disappointment there. It finally picked up pace after 60% but it still wasn't as good as book 1 or even 2. Still good enough to continue with the series. I'm also always hoping for a bit more romance than the 3 sentences we get 🙄 but quite the disappointment there.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Natalie

    Read 2 18/10/2020 First of all, there are sometimes politically incorrect translations in this book which apparently aren’t there in other languages so I’m blaming the translation and not taking away from my rating of the book. Second, why is it impossible for me to put these books down?! I’m addicted to this world and the characters. I really love Berenilde though, so I am gutted that she’s not really in this. Third, why is the next book not available to me now? Read 1: 23/07/2020 I received an ar Read 2 18/10/2020 First of all, there are sometimes politically incorrect translations in this book which apparently aren’t there in other languages so I’m blaming the translation and not taking away from my rating of the book. Second, why is it impossible for me to put these books down?! I’m addicted to this world and the characters. I really love Berenilde though, so I am gutted that she’s not really in this. Third, why is the next book not available to me now? Read 1: 23/07/2020 I received an arc from Netgalley for this and it was the happiest day of my life. This review will be fair though! I started this book at 11pm, read until 4am, slept for 4 hours, worked for 3 hours and then finished this book. So prepare for a very emotional and sleep deprived review with lots of grammar and spelling mistakes. I read every word as if they were the most precious things my eyes would ever see, reading scenes over and over again because my past experiences with this series has taught me that there’s so much hidden depth to everything a character says. In this book we’re transported to another Ark with two family spirits where Ophelia begins to hunt for Thorn and to uncover information on the one called God. Ophelia makes many friends and enemies along the way, stopping at nothing to find what she’s looking for. Again, Ophelia shows resilience like I’ve never seen in a book character, putting herself through physically and mentally challenging tasks and always growing as a person. The book shows her mentally correcting her own wrong assumptions and it adds layers to her character that are rarely seen. I was a bit worried 30-40% in as none of the pieces were coming together and we were meeting more new characters without giving due diligence to the old characters, but that was quickly rectified. The characters of The Pole were integrated in a clever and way, showing us who everyone is through another perspective apart from Ophelia’s. I do believe the characters of Blaise and Ambrose could’ve been merged into one, but that’s a tiny detail. This series is my favourite of all time and this was a book worth staying up all night for. I can’t wait to read it again when it comes out in September and I begin a new countdown to the next book!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Ghostcat

    As much as I liked the second volume of this story I was a bit disappointed with this third one. It was interesting to pursue the exploration of this original universe but the story itself went too slowly to the point. I didn't like at all the students and bullying part and some characters arrived way too late in the book. But I enjoyed journeying in this universe again and will happily wait for the last book. As much as I liked the second volume of this story I was a bit disappointed with this third one. It was interesting to pursue the exploration of this original universe but the story itself went too slowly to the point. I didn't like at all the students and bullying part and some characters arrived way too late in the book. But I enjoyed journeying in this universe again and will happily wait for the last book.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Nadine

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. "I warn you. The words you said to me, I won't let you go back on them." His voice was harsh, but underlying the authority of his words there was some sort of crack. Just...perfection. This book differs a lot from the second one in that there isn't that MUCH going on - The second book exposed so much more of the world, and its origins, particularly through Farouk's perspectives. This book was much more about growth - Ophelia's growth as a character, and growth in her relationship with Thorn. It "I warn you. The words you said to me, I won't let you go back on them." His voice was harsh, but underlying the authority of his words there was some sort of crack. Just...perfection. This book differs a lot from the second one in that there isn't that MUCH going on - The second book exposed so much more of the world, and its origins, particularly through Farouk's perspectives. This book was much more about growth - Ophelia's growth as a character, and growth in her relationship with Thorn. It took these two emotionally constipated idiots 250 pages to finally, FINALLY acknowledge their feelings for one another - probably one of the most frustrating relationships I've ever had to read. And, I loved every single minute that I spent clenching my teeth in anticipation instead of studying. The underlying mythos was explored a bit deeper in this one too, but there is still A LOT left unanswered - I am very curious to know how Dabos will tie everything together. I have a suspicion that The Other and God (or Gonde, I suppose) are not what they seem, but I'll just have to wait and see...

  16. 5 out of 5

    Vanessa

    The Memory of Babel is, fundamentally, about the past and why it's so important to know it, to study it, to cherish it. It shows the dangers in censoring it, in deleting parts of it, in forgetting what our ancestors did and were. It's a love letter to books and what they contain, opening windows to us in, literally, other worlds, if we think of the past like that. It says that, without the past, we cannot know ourselves and we lose our humanity, because ignorance makes us crumble over our own fe The Memory of Babel is, fundamentally, about the past and why it's so important to know it, to study it, to cherish it. It shows the dangers in censoring it, in deleting parts of it, in forgetting what our ancestors did and were. It's a love letter to books and what they contain, opening windows to us in, literally, other worlds, if we think of the past like that. It says that, without the past, we cannot know ourselves and we lose our humanity, because ignorance makes us crumble over our own feet. Most readers and reviewers, including myself, sensed this book as an abrupt shift of tone if compared to the previous two instalments in the series (it's not light-hearted anymore, for example, but darker and grittier) but I am curious about where this story is going to, since it's much more metaphorical than any series I've ever read before. What I didn't like at all was how the secondary characters in the previous two books were literally abandoned to leave space to new ones. Why making me warm up to them only to get rid of them?

  17. 5 out of 5

    Sofie |

    The tension electrifying his body immediately intensified, tightening his jaw and hardening his eyes. It was then that Ophelia realized that what she had always taken for determination was, in reality, true rage. The Memory of Babel continues Ophelia's story 2 years after Thorn escapes his prison with her mirror visitor power. Ophelia travels to Babel in hopes of finding him, and some answers that can help them in their fight against God. Wow, as I write these small blurbs, I'm realizing how diffi The tension electrifying his body immediately intensified, tightening his jaw and hardening his eyes. It was then that Ophelia realized that what she had always taken for determination was, in reality, true rage. The Memory of Babel continues Ophelia's story 2 years after Thorn escapes his prison with her mirror visitor power. Ophelia travels to Babel in hopes of finding him, and some answers that can help them in their fight against God. Wow, as I write these small blurbs, I'm realizing how difficult it is to explain these books. All you need to know is: it's fantasy, it's magical, it's incredibly original, and it's a slow burn romance (and I mean it... the burn is driving me absolutely NUTS and I love to hate it and hate to love it). I regret to say that I feel... there were a few places where the english translation suffered a bit. I'm sure that in french, a language that has different connotations and historical context, the r-slur isn't something people bat an eye at, but it felt like an unnecessary addition. I would have liked to see a synonym in it's place to describe (view spoiler)[Victoria, Berenilde's now 2-year old daughter who doesn't walk or talk (hide spoiler)] . Likewise, while the pose was still enjoyable and the world-building exquisite, The Memory of Babel didn't read quite as melodious to me. I'm not sure if this was a translation issue or not. Ophelia just keeps getting better with every novel. Chapter after chapter, I am awed by her strength, her cunning, her loyalty. Even at times when I grew frustrated, she always stayed sure of herself. Book after book we've watched her grow from a timid, non-confrontational girl to a woman who will cross the world (or what is now considered the world after the Rupture) to find the man she loves. Even when (view spoiler)[ he's cold, unreadable, stern, seemingly indifferent, her devotion is astounding. (hide spoiler)] . Also, lets put our freaking hands together for Dabos who managed to write an exceptional heroine who's incredible powerful, at the centre of all that needs to be done in the universe, and she ISN'T A MARY SUE. THANK THE LORD. Let's talk about Thorn for a sec, because being the sap I am, I am fu*king INVESTED in Ophelia and Thorn. I had little doubt (view spoiler)[ they would reunite, though I'm glad it happened in this book because I wouldn't have put it past Dabos to wait until the fourth and final instalment. I don't know that I've anticipated a reunion so much since Peeta and Katniss in Mockingjay, and like that reunion, I must admit, I was disappointed. Was it totally in keeping with the story? Yes. Was Thorne pretty much exactly as he's always been? Still, yes. Does that mean I can't wish for SOMETHING to light my fire? Thorne remained as cold and impassive as ever. Honestly, in any other character like this, I would probably HATE it. I'd shake my head at our beloved Ophelia and say how can you stand it!! But somehow, someway, Thorn just... *chef's kiss*. I would pay GOOD MONEY to get a few of their interactions from his POV cause I am DYING TO SEE HIM PINE. I LOVE IT. I LIVE FOR IT. I would NEVER let a guy talk to me that way, but him and Ophelia just balance each other out so well, I can't help but root for them. Also, let's give a cheers to the most AMBIGUOUS sex sex i've every f*cking read. That was art. (hide spoiler)] I'm on the edge of my seat for The Storm of Echoes. Seriously. I NEED IT. I have such a book hangover after this, my god. I need some YA, brb.

  18. 5 out of 5

    ➳ Christie ➳

    This series is wonderful and will forever be one of my all-time favourite YA fantasy series ❤️ The world and it’s characters are one of the most unique I have came across and I find every detail utterly charming. In this book we explore a new ark with more baffling but intriguing politics and rules governing its people. Ophelias sense of self and courage continues to develop in this particular chapter although not as much as the previous two. She is not a typical YA heroine due to her being quiet This series is wonderful and will forever be one of my all-time favourite YA fantasy series ❤️ The world and it’s characters are one of the most unique I have came across and I find every detail utterly charming. In this book we explore a new ark with more baffling but intriguing politics and rules governing its people. Ophelias sense of self and courage continues to develop in this particular chapter although not as much as the previous two. She is not a typical YA heroine due to her being quiet, shy and unremarkable in terms of her looks. However Ophelia shows her strength of character through her quiet determination, courage and resilience (sometimes in some pretty harsh situations and environments). As for the romance - I cannot praise enough how the author has approached this from the first book. It is incredibly slow-burn and there is an immediate dislike between both the main characters. Thorn is not like a typical YA male protagonist (usually muscular, witty, devilishly handsome etc) and is instead described in an incredibly unflattering light. However the author is very clever in how she slowly shifts the readers perception of this character as Ophelia becomes more drawn to him. However if you are looking for a book where the romance is the centre of the story then this is not for you. I’ll admit that I spent a good portion of this book desperate to find out more about Thorn and to see how much further their relationship would develop. I can understand how this series is not for everyone. It doesn’t conform to the usual tropes we see in lots of YA fiction right now and the focus is less on the romance and more about the politics that govern these arks within the world. I personally love that this series is different and I really hope that the next book continues to add to this spectacular universe that the author has built.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Elena

    Terribly slow...I also wonder if maybe Ophelie is not the right protagonist for this story since I felt no particular connection to her character and I have the impression that the reader is much more interested in Thorn (which we don't get to see much) Terribly slow...I also wonder if maybe Ophelie is not the right protagonist for this story since I felt no particular connection to her character and I have the impression that the reader is much more interested in Thorn (which we don't get to see much)

  20. 5 out of 5

    Ulrike

    This book is the one I‘ve enjoyed the most so far out of the series. Minus one star only because the male love interest is kind of a dick and I have no patience for the protagonist pining for him regardless. Know your worth girl!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Gaelle ✨ (asparklingchapter)

    Loved it, this story is a real gem. 💎 4,5/5 stars

  22. 4 out of 5

    Lauren

    2nd read: cryin' in the club 1st read: Thank you to edelweiss and Europa Editions for an arc in exchange for an honest review. THIS IS LITERALLY ONE OF MY FAVOURITE SERIES SO PLEASE EXCUSE ME WHILE I CRY. Christelle Dabos has one of the best writing styles my eyes has ever been blessed with. And I somehow think this sentence is still an understatement. I've never read fantasy like this. This book took such an interesting turn, my heart and my emotions have been wrecked with every twist and turn. Ever 2nd read: cryin' in the club 1st read: Thank you to edelweiss and Europa Editions for an arc in exchange for an honest review. THIS IS LITERALLY ONE OF MY FAVOURITE SERIES SO PLEASE EXCUSE ME WHILE I CRY. Christelle Dabos has one of the best writing styles my eyes has ever been blessed with. And I somehow think this sentence is still an understatement. I've never read fantasy like this. This book took such an interesting turn, my heart and my emotions have been wrecked with every twist and turn. Every time I mention these books, I always bring up my favourite character Ophelia, and let's be honest Thorn too. She's one of the best written characters in the fantasy genre - I love her. So now I've finished book three... book four??? Please?

  23. 4 out of 5

    queen of narnia

    This series has completely established itself as my favorite that I’ve ever read. It’s just— words can’t express. Truly, it’s magnificent and one of those books that not only speak to me, but feel like it’s ingrained into my very soul. I knew this book— this story— before I even read it. And I am now more whole than before. And it’s not just my favorite for personal reasons. It’s also the best series that I’ve ever read. Just so well developed and executed in so many ways. (view spoiler)[ -Archiba This series has completely established itself as my favorite that I’ve ever read. It’s just— words can’t express. Truly, it’s magnificent and one of those books that not only speak to me, but feel like it’s ingrained into my very soul. I knew this book— this story— before I even read it. And I am now more whole than before. And it’s not just my favorite for personal reasons. It’s also the best series that I’ve ever read. Just so well developed and executed in so many ways. (view spoiler)[ -Archibald’s character development is literally the best thing. I’m so glad my sweet boy is happy ❤️❤️ -Victoria oh my gods 🥰🥰 -Also poor Fox, I hope that he’ll be okay. Gail and him deserve a happy ending that God better not screw up -THORN AND OPHELIA (separately and together) !!! I cannot tell you how many times I DIED reading this they are the sweetest and their relationship is literally the definition of love. Truly the best YA relationship I’ve EVER read about. My OTP for lifee -Octavio 🥰 and Ambrose 🥺 -The world building was even more incredible than before, I just love all of it -Yeah what can I say this series just gets better and better as it continues and I will never let it go -Character development HELLO -Definitely my new favorite in the series (hide spoiler)]

  24. 4 out of 5

    Ang H

    DNF at 41%. Nothing has happened and nothing has changed midway through the third book in the series. Ophelia is just as ignorant and weak as she was when this series started. Maybe weaker, since she navigated very ugly political intrigue in the second book, but can’t handle boarding school bullies in this one. I’d read a summary of the series just to know what happens, but I doubt I’ll try the next book.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Nadia Zeemeeuw

    Well, I think I am done here. No way I will go farther with this series.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Katy

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. 3.75 stars not ophelia and thorn missing the end of the world because they were having sex T_T

  27. 4 out of 5

    Ade

    AAAAAAAAAAAA I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS ! THAT I HOPE WILL BE ANSWERED IN THE FINAL BOOK. I know you’re all worrying about me,” she finally declared, “but it’s my life that this is about. I don’t have to explain myself to anyone, not even to Artemis, and I don’t give a damn what the Doyennes think.” From a girl who barely can say things out loud to this Ophelia, I am so proud of her Ophelia didn’t know which prospect was the more terrifying. A worl dgoverned by God, or a world governed by men who th AAAAAAAAAAAA I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS ! THAT I HOPE WILL BE ANSWERED IN THE FINAL BOOK. I know you’re all worrying about me,” she finally declared, “but it’s my life that this is about. I don’t have to explain myself to anyone, not even to Artemis, and I don’t give a damn what the Doyennes think.” From a girl who barely can say things out loud to this Ophelia, I am so proud of her Ophelia didn’t know which prospect was the more terrifying. A worl dgoverned by God, or a world governed by men who think they’re God. Is GOD the good guy here?or the bad guy? We still have to wait “I wonder if I’m not starting, a little, to love you.” puppy love I warn you. The words you said to me, I won’t let you go back on them. PLEASE MY DEAR CHILDREN DO NOT SEPARATE AGAIN, IAM SO ANXIOUS IF YOU GUYS CAN'T FIX YOUR MISCOMMUNICATIONS VICTORIA, MY POOR CHILD I HOPE YOU AND YOUR COMPANY ARE WELL

  28. 4 out of 5

    Vicki Antipodean Bookclub

    The Memory of Babel is the third book in the The Mirror Visitor series. Translated from the original French, I love the world that Christelle Dabos has created with 21 floating celestial arcs each with its own family spirit. We have already visited Anima and The Pole in books one and two and now Ophelia travels to Babel in an attempt to find her missing fiancé Thorn Unfortunately, this one just didn’t quite do it for me. I enjoyed seeing Ophelia becoming more sure of herself and flourishing on he The Memory of Babel is the third book in the The Mirror Visitor series. Translated from the original French, I love the world that Christelle Dabos has created with 21 floating celestial arcs each with its own family spirit. We have already visited Anima and The Pole in books one and two and now Ophelia travels to Babel in an attempt to find her missing fiancé Thorn Unfortunately, this one just didn’t quite do it for me. I enjoyed seeing Ophelia becoming more sure of herself and flourishing on her own, but it felt a little too esoteric at times. A population threatened by the rise of artificial intelligence, the nature of God and the “other.” I think, possibly, it is suffering from middle book syndrome. I had the sense that nothing is able to be resolved as there is one more book coming. Did I enjoy it whilst it lasted? Yes. Can I hand on heart describe what happened and all its connotations? No. Will I still read the final instalment? Absolutely

  29. 5 out of 5

    Sydney Spann

    4.5 Would like to point of the problematic language towards disability in this book. There is a character with reversed arms and legs (think right arm on left side, left arm on right side) and who uses a wheelchair. Read other comments, and most say it’s due to the translation. Be forewarned if reading the English version, hopefully they review the criticism and correct the language in further additions.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Juliette

    I'm still very enjoying this series the worldbuilding is marvelous and the characters really compelling but I felt something missing in this one and I was very disturbed by the omnipresence of bullying. The plot is moving forward hence I really want to read the last installment soon! I'm still very enjoying this series the worldbuilding is marvelous and the characters really compelling but I felt something missing in this one and I was very disturbed by the omnipresence of bullying. The plot is moving forward hence I really want to read the last installment soon!

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