Thank you, #netgalley, for the ARC of #WendyDarling!
This story is absolutely perfect! It takes the main element of Peter Pan that I always found bothersome and exposed it for the nightmare it is. Told between 1904 Neverland, 1917-1920 London, and “present day“ (1931) London and Neverland, Wendy, Darling tells the story of Wendy and her family and the repercussions of her initial Neverland visit, her memories, and her brothers' lack of memories.
What a beautiful poetry collection! This book is the perfect beauty that came from the hell that was 2020. In Gill's poetry, we can find ourselves and our complicated feelings about this past year. Gill's imagery, her view of the world, and her hope in goodness and kindness is sure to resonate with all readers. This book belongs in a time capsule to show the best of what came from 2020.
#netgalley #orbit #bookspinbingo @tharomaofbooks
For fans of Novik's Uprooted & Marillier's Heart's Blood, For the Wolf is a BatB retelling with hints of Red Riding Hood, Snow White, and Green Man mythology. Red has been intended “For the Wolf“ her entire life. With her approaching birthday, she is sacrificied to the woods where she begins what is possibly the greatest adventure of her life. This book teeters on the edge of adult and YA fiction.
The first third of the book was slow enough that I wasn't invested.
Maeva and Leidah are beautiful characters that you come to love over the course of the story.
Then there's Pieter. He can go to hell. He's a male character straight from a Barbara Kingsolver novel. And the worst of women. A village ready for a witch hunt. A self-serving witch that you hate just as much as Pieter.
With this book, it helps to be familiar with Norse mythology
Goal: Find a book to be completely immersed in next week.
I've been reading a bit lately (and enjoying the books I'm reading), but have been awfully distracted. I need to find a book on my shelves that I can get completely lost in....
Strangest readathon goal ever! 😂
updated May #bookspinbingo list
1. Snow White Learns Witchcraft
3. Becoming Leidah
4. The Light of the Midnight Stars
5. The Ruthless Lady's Guide to Wizardry
7. The Harp of Kings
9. Botanical Folk Tales
10. A Treasury of British Folklore
11. Into the Heartless Wood
12. The Ladies of the Secret Circus
13. Gold Unicorn
15. White Jenna
Interesting information, but the first 100 pages (on the origins/credibility of the Gospels) went on a tad too long - definitely had more of a “textbook“ feel than the latter half of this book or Pitre's Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary. Still an interesting, accessible read.
***This book will be replaced on May's #bookspinbingo list by Into the Heartless Wood
Far from my typical read, but terribly interesting. It recounts the history of the USS Plunkett, the destroyer that my grandfather served on in the Navy during WWII.
**Will replace this book on my May list with White Jenna
I had trouble deciding how to rate this book. Honestly, if the book weren't so short, I wouldn't have finished it. The first half of the book really dragged. The second half was really quite good. I'm hoping that book two is consistent with the latter half of book one.
DNF. There's nothing wrong with the book, really. But i just don't care. I'm not invested in the characters. The plot is inferiorly reminiscent of Dr. Strange and Mr. Norrell. And, Good Lord, is it slow. Gave up after page 100.
And it was a bookclub pick, so i wanted to finish it so i could join in on the discussion. But it just isn't worth it....