Indexing by Seanan McGuire is an interesting take on the way we see Fairy tales. You see a team of individuals that band together to save the world from the narrative.
I picked up Indexing because it was by Seanan McGuire and I had quite a positive experience while reading one of her other series InCryptid (all be it not finished because it isn’t all available on kindle) but indexing was available on Kindle Unlimited and also had the audio to go with it so thought why not give it ago. I thought that having the combination of Audiobook and reading was going to be good, because what started this off was picking up The Dresden Files on Audible but found it harder switching between the two media’s.
Indexing, however, was very well-paced and would have been an awesome series to read, but as a whole book, I did find it difficult at times to read. I can’t quite put my finger on it but I do see where these stories would be really good as their own books but in a whole book and not individually it was just harder to read. The flow of the stories was good and it did read well but something just didn’t seem right as an overall book and unfortunately, I couldn’t put my finger on it.
The story focuses around a world where fairy tales are real and can cause harm to the real world people but there is a team of characters working together to stop the narrative from causing harm to the normal human-beings. That said however the focus is on the characters and not the outside world, that would be my biggest complaint about the stories while setting in the human world as we know it, and you can see the dangers it doesn’t really feel like these characters are in the real world they are in their own little bubble.
Overall I gave Indexing a 3/5 on Goodreads but on reflection, I can’t help but feel I should have given Indexing 2/5. The reason for this is that while I found the characters interesting and enjoyed them. I just felt that there needed to be a better connection with the human world and not just live within the characters’ narratives all the time.