All in all, a decent contemporary YA book, with heavy topics that are easily digestible by YA readers.
A beautiful, atmospheric read, and my favorite book this month! Witchy, dark, and moody, Winterwood had all the elements I wanted this winter.
All in all, there's a lot to unpack, and it reminded me of the functional dysfunction of The Munsters, with their odd character cast and strange behaviors.
Who knew mummy brown was actually, at one point, made of real ancient Egyptian mummies...
New year, new list of lush, atmospheric, and lyrical books.
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.
Folkloric and atmospheric, The Bone Houses was one of the better books I've read this year.
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.
It was too contrived. What could have been a promising book fell flat both in character portrayal and in plot.
What I like the most is that it opens up the conversation around "illegal" immigrants and what it means to be undocumented and unprotected by the law.