On a busy week I was able to finish two novels based in Russian folk tales and a story from Net Galley. My weekend was spent profligately by curling up in my bed, sipping coffee with whip cream on top and a kindle on the other hand. It was truly awesome weekend! I also did binge-watch Netflix series in between those times that my brain was really cracking up. I wish it’s always a weekend! Sigh. Anyhow I am going to share my rants, opinions about these books that made my weekend so frosty. 🙂
So let’s go ahead and jump right in.
Book Review: Wintersong by S Jae-Jones
I had difficulty in assessing this novel, It seems that I liked it as well as I did not. The phasing of the story was a bit slow and it took a while to pick up. There were times that I just got bored by those musical metaphors however on the other hand I also enjoyed the sweet and sexy romance between the two characters. It was a beautiful sad love story, a Labyrinth retelling with a Russian twist.
The story was about a nineteen year old girl named Liesl who has a fiery passion for music, a genius composer as they call her and the Goblin King who reigns the underground. For the first few pages, my interest started to upsurge when I started reading legend stories about the girl’s small town. Old granny place food along the nook of their small house as an offering, they believe that the Goblin King will one day walk in their lands to look for a maiden to be his Goblin Bride.
Interesting isn’t it?
Will I read the next installment? Yes I will and definitely on my reading list for the next weekend.
So what’s my rating? 3.00
Book Review: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
I read the book purely because of its catchy and light title but then when I went through those pages wow! So good! I couldn’t count how many times I felt sad while on the corner reading. It brought many childhood memories and it made me realized how I missed listening to tales like I used to when I was young.
This novel was a story of a little girl with a brave heart, her name was Vasilisa. I followed this little girl’s adventure with her horse named Nightingale and the Frost Demon. It may sound simple but the book and story offers so much more and I would recommend to each and every one of you to please grab a copy. Upon opening the book, first few sentences blew me away, I immediately surrendered myself into my bed, put on my blanket and curl up. It would be perfect if you read it on a winter or stormy cold night with creepy weeping and dead walking scenes.
Book 2 is on my reading list now! 😀
Five thumbs up!
So what’s my rating? 5.00
Book Review: A miracle Christmas Holder by R. A Cabral
It was a difficult book to read. Strong to start, I know but I did not enjoy it at all. It was a story of a family who’s facing legal matters due to infringement. The dilemma started when the store’s logo design was almost exactly the same with other company. It doesn’t sound Christmas at all isn’t it? Neither magical. I was like reading a book with middle aged woman flirting with a widower, that’s it!
So there you go! I can’t wait for the next weekend guys! Thanks for reading! Happy Weekend!
So what’s my rating? 1.00
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