It was too contrived. What could have been a promising book fell flat both in character portrayal and in plot.
Sisters of Shadow and Light had potential, but failed to realize it.
This barely drudges up the suspense and primality of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca.
2 stars I didn’t find myself drawn to the characters or the plot. I had high hopes for the book, but the magical realism didn’t work for me.
Tangleweed and Brine is a retelling of traditional fairytales. What drew me in was the promise of twelve dark and gritty stories with feminist undertones, which made me salivate at the thought of morbid and depressing characters and storylines.