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“We create monsters in our lives. Our response to them determines how our stories unfold. You can choose to cower in fear and ignorance of them, or you can choose to confront them head on, gathering the intuition and courage to defeat them.”
On the Tips of Her Fingers centers around Adela, a young girl leading a seemingly quiet life, whose mother spins beautiful stories for her at night. A series of strange events lead to Adela being gifted with magical abilities allowing her to escape from her world. We travel with Adela far from home where she begins to unravel a family secret, stumbling as she learns to use her powers, navigating difficult situations and her own complex feelings about growing up, and meeting friends, magical creatures, talking animals, and evil villains along the way.
In a world that can seem complicated, Adela shows the reader the importance of perseverance, courage, and a little bit of magic. On The Tips of Her Fingers is a dark fairytale that will inspire fans of fiction, fairytales, and magical realism to grapple with the concepts of escapism and self-identity in a whole new way.
CW/TW: Child Abuse; Death
If you ever wanted to escape back to the time where your imagination could make a fairy-tale out of anything, then reading On The Tips of Her Fingers is the book you want to read. It is just that, a fairy-tale escape from the sometimes dark and cruel realities of the real world. Full of magical clichés, On The Tips of Her Fingers is both refreshing and nostalgic. Adele is such a great character. She is equal parts resilient and hopeful.
We go on Adele’s journey as she learns and untaps the magic she holds while escaping the reality she is living. At home, things don’t feel safe whenever he stepfather is there. A belligerent man who takes the townsfolks words of his ‘weird’ step daughter to heart and uses it to punish Adele. We find Adele often escaping her own body, a magical power she possesses to venture off and meet some fantastical creatures such as the clever fox. We also are introduced to her mother; a woman who loves her daughter to the moon and back. From the small interactions we have, I was unsure if Adele and her mother are in a home they can’t really escape, or whether or not Adele’s mother is okay with Adele’s step fathers behavior? this was something I wished I had a little more clarity on but I did enjoy the love both Adele and her mother had for each other and how Adele’s mother truly embraced Adele for the ‘weird’ child she was. Aside from the characters, Bibiana manages to create multiples timelines and meticulously intertwines then into one big story. Although the the pacing was a bit quick in certain areas, it overall was rapped up pretty nicely.
Overall, On The Tips of Her Fingers is a story full of magical tales, escapism and a young girl discovering who and what she is in an oddly enchanted world. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a quick read and wants to escape into some enchanting worlds for a couple of hours.
About The Author
Bibiana is an alumna of Georgetown University, where she graduated with a degree in Marketing, Management, and Entrepreneurship. She is an immigrant currently residing in Brooklyn, New York. As a child, she loved to read as a method to escape: in addition to helping her cope with challenges, she aimed to take inspiration from the books she loved growing up — ones that explored dark themes and forced characters to struggle, yet allowed them to come out of the experience with a newfound understanding of themselves and the world around them. During the day, Bibiana works in advertising, where she works with talented people to create amazing work. Outside of watching Slovak fairytales every holiday season, she enjoys cuddling up with her kitten and conjuring up fantastical worlds in her imagination.
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