Let me start off by saying that this book is totally up my alley. I love magical realism, ancient myths/curses, & pretty much anything where the setting is in Southeast Asia. The story takes place in the 1930s which adds a bit of a historical fiction aspect to it, as well. There was very little chance that I could wasn't going to love it. I really enjoyed the unraveling of events and the intersection of the two main storylines. Highly enjoyable!