I'm on a temporary hiatus at the moment. I'm not sure how long it will be.
I've been taking some time off reading to concentrate on other hobbies that blogging hasn't given me much time for, I'm also having to get ready for university starting again in a few weeks!
There may be a few reviews popping up from pre-scheduled but at the moment I'm taking some time off!!
Tuesday, 21 February 2012
Review: The Storyteller by Antonia Michaelis
I'm not saying that I was expecting this book to be light and fluffy but WOW this one was gritty, but at the same time it was absolutely beautifully written and weaved a beautifully horrible plot. Yes, I just used an oxymoron in a review, that is how well this book is written.
I may have cried at this book, actually I will admit it, I bawled my eyes out. From beginning to middle to end I was immersed in it, it started out as a gritty, heartbreaking love story and slowly made it's way to be that plus a thriller, plus a murder mystery. I loved Abel and Anna at the beginning, but slowly I began to find myself falling for Abel, despite watching his character change and I honestly wanted things to turn out so much different to how they did. I won't say too much as I may give away spoilers, but this book is one that grabs you emotionally and refuses to let go.
This book isn't one that I'd recommend to younger readers, but it's one that I would thrust into the faces of any contemporary, mystery or fairytale fan ages 16 up. there are some violent elements and it's very real despite being told in a fairytale manner, the world created is so desperate, so difficult that it isn't hard to relate some aspects of your own life to it making it that bit more heartwrenching, but let me promise you that you will enjoy it, even if you don't think it's your thing. This is one beautifully woven fairy tale without the happily ever after that I don't think I will ever forget.
Overall Rating: A
Released January 2012 by Amulet Books.
Book received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.