How do I explain what this book did to me?
I read this entire book with a smile plastered on my face.
It takes every mysterious door in your favorite childhood stories and opens them wide for you. I don't really know what else to say other than read this damn book. You'll do yourself so many favors. It filled some aching hole in my heart.
You will fly through this novel about the love of sisterhood. Braithwaite's prose is fresh and nerve-wracking. The title summarizes all you need to know. The best way to read this book is to dive in without much knowledge.
Schwab's world just might steal the first slot of my favorite series. Four Londons. Each has a differnt relationship with magic. Red London thrives. White London is power hungry. Grey London lacks magic. Black London is dead, and therefore sealed off form the others. Kell Maresh serves as ambassador to the Red London and is able to travel to each world. But he likes to smuggle items back home. He ends up taking something that gets him into a heap of trouble. Pirates, magic, pickpockets, political intrigue, and some of the best villains.
A beautiful love story set during a civil war. When militants take control of the city, magical portals appear in doorways. The two lovers use the portals to escape their predicament, but come to face more discrimination. Absolutely breathtaking prose!
My absolute favorite series about an assassin who reclaims her lost identity.
I think that suffices.
This was totally charming and lovely and hit me straight to the core. If you're a bookseller, you will love it. If you're in publishing, you will love it. If you're a reader, you will love it. If you're a human being with a sense of humor, you will love it.
This is a book to rest in times of troubles.
This is the kind of book I wish I could write. Quiet, pensive, but dark. A beautiful coming-of-age story that doesn't have the over-hyped stereotypical nature that comes with this genre nowadays. At first I didn't understand Davidson's choice in flashing back and forth between past and present. Each chapter begins with a story about his protagonist's career in brain surgery. They seemed frivolous to me, but near the very end, he wove every piece together in a heartbreaking, nostalgic kind of way. A perfect summer read.