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...
Maddeningly beautiful, I loved the lushness and richness of A Fierce and Subtle Poison. Beautifully written, as wild as the islands, and as mystical as a witch.
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.
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.
Folkloric and atmospheric, The Bone Houses was one of the better books I've read this year.
It was too contrived. What could have been a promising book fell flat both in character portrayal and in plot.
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.