Pride is a fantastic modern retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, a flirtation of characters who are richer, and those who are poorer.
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.
A beautiful, atmospheric read, and my favorite book this month! Witchy, dark, and moody, Winterwood had all the elements I wanted this winter.
It was too contrived. What could have been a promising book fell flat both in character portrayal and in plot.
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.
A quick read with a younger voice, this was a different retelling of the Snow Queen, though it kept true to the Snow Queen's character.
Sisters of Shadow and Light had potential, but failed to realize it.