What I enjoyed a lot of the story is the main character, Tea, has powerful skills, so powerful she raises her dead brother from the grave without realizing it, and yet though people celebrate her, they also turn their backs on her.
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I could almost hear my father or grandmother telling me these sorts of stories woven from oral tradition.
Silver in the Wood is a woodsy folktale that harkens to the old gods and mischievous fae.
Tiffy answers Leon's ad for a strange, but potentially doable living arrangement: sharing a flat, and not only that, but sharing a bed. Just not at the same time.
I was a little jealous of Allegra's chance to make as much money as she does right out of school, while living in NYC, and "living the dream." But like anything, once you take a look under the surface, things are anything but a dream.
Writing Wild Writing Wild is a book not in line with how I view the world, namely the spiritual undertones. The author is too David Avocado Wolfe for me, with her messages of balancing ions in the body, energies, chakras, etc. A snake crossing your path has meaning only because you’ve given it meaning; not … Continue reading Writing Wild: Forming a Creative Partnership with Nature
"It was about time the world saw Egypt not through a Western lens, but through an authentically Egyptian one."
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.