Since reading The Bear and the Nightingale some years ago, I've been hungry for Imperial Russia novels, especially solid, fantasy ones.
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 think this was a decent contemporary YA read, but not the most engaging for someone who feels removed from that age bracket.
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.
4 stars Vicious is a superhero-supervillain twist where you can't quite tell who's a hero and who's a villain.