Sisters of Shadow and Light had potential, but failed to realize it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A fantastical retelling of the Russian Baba Yaga mixed in with a Cinderella-esque wicked stepmother/sisters.
Who knew mummy brown was actually, at one point, made of real ancient Egyptian mummies...
On Netflix right now is a meet-cute show called Dash & Lily, based on Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn. It got me thinking about those few meet-cute books I've read, and all the seemingly good ones out there.
This book was everything I wanted and more. With the beautifully rendered prose, the gorgeous scenery, the captivating plot, it is one of the better books I've read this year. The tale starts slow then grows into a tempest, bewitching in all aspects.
Folkloric and atmospheric, The Bone Houses was one of the better books I've read this year.