Based more on Persian folklore, Whichwood tells the story of Layla, a mordeshoor who washes the dead and sends their spirits off to the next world. And by washing the dead, I mean that she washes the bodies in a tub, hangs them on a clothesline to dry, and then plucks a rose petal out of her mouth.
Overall, a good read if you want some woodsy magic and dragon slaying.
Chapter 48 of the book I am writing.
Suzanne Collins strikes again with the fourth installment of the Hunger Games series. This one follows Cornelius Snow before he's become President Snow, when he's just 18 years old. A perfect companion to the series, and frankly, I want more Snow books.
I expected a bit more, since I've loved Arden's other books, especially the Winternight trilogy. Not a bad book, but certainly Arden's weakest.
A few months ago, I mentioned my book Mistlyn on Wattpad. In the last few weeks, I've been editing it and getting it ready to send out to beta readers, and then, to agents. The only way thirteen-year-old Mistlyn can bring her dead village back to life is by going with a conniving Jinn to … Continue reading Mistlyn Chapter One
Spring is in the air, and floral/woodsy covers are coming our way! The floral and woodsy book cover trend is still going strong, and these covers are as beautiful as ever.
I forced myself to go through the book, hoping it would improve. But the writing was too much. Too many metaphors that pulled me out the scene, things like "my jaw was hanging by a shoelace." Poor writing overall, which is surprising for Mafi. Her other books were superb.
What is so thrilling about Tahir's writing is that everything, and I mean everything plays a role - every tidbit of information scattered either in Ember or in Torch, every simple line a character says. Nothing is left unused. And it makes the writing as sharp as a Teluman sword.
Sabaa Tahir has a kehanni's skill in weaving a story. An Ember in the Ashes writhes with emotion, tension, and a world so built out, scenes are vivid.