The Luminaries is an incredible book. It’s long, but she uses every one of her 800+ pages to craft a novel that thinks of everything. A mix of history and astrology (don’t roll your eyes; it’s subtle and fantastic), this novel weaves together many different stories, a wide range of main characters, and some incredible scenes from gold rush era New Zealand.
I’ve never met such a long page turner and when I read this, I had a hard time putting it down, every single time. Get it now and read it immediately. I loved this book with all of my heart.