What a clever book! It certainly reminded me a bit of Knives Out, where an unwitting young woman gets dragged into family squabbles after an inheritance isn't doled out quite as everyone expected.
On Netflix right now is a meet-cute show called Dash & Lily, based on Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn. It got me thinking about those few meet-cute books I've read, and all the seemingly good ones out there.
It had a fairy tale feel to it, something atmospheric in a sense, that made reading it not feel like a child's tale, but more a cozy story you'd sit next to a fire while listening to it being told to you.
This book was everything I wanted and more. With the beautifully rendered prose, the gorgeous scenery, the captivating plot, it is one of the better books I've read this year. The tale starts slow then grows into a tempest, bewitching in all aspects.
A riveting read, the story feels like a fairy tale, but reads like a gothic novel. A perfect blend of tale and caution, The Glass Woman is likely to be a new gothic classic.
Books set in the Icelandic landscape
A fairytale-esque fantasy, Beneath the Haunting Sea explores betrayal, bloodlines, and identity.
The book did have the 80's vibe going for it, with that Stranger Things children-run-free-and-save-the-world scenario, with a little The Craft thrown in.
A thrilling book on what it means to play with human genetics and the cost it has on society.
Pine is unsettling.