I hate it, but I waited way too long to review these books, PLUS, I’m not feeling the blogging mojo after coming back from vacation. AND I’m still sick. So sick I just typed stick for still sick. Gah. SO, in the spirit of killing two birds with one stone, and giving my befeebled sick brain something to do, I give you MINI REVIEWS!
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
I’m not sure why I haven’t reviewed this book yet. It’s fairytale quality, luscious prose, and unique ending were right up my alley. I guess by the time it came to review it, everyone had already said everything I wanted to say! This story of a couple who so desperately want a child that they wish one into being (or do they?) really struck a chord with me, having had a miscarriage (although I was nowhere near as far along) myself.
Also, I adore the cover.
The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
You guys, I really really hate hate HATE giving this book a mini-review. Yet, it’s just been too long since I read it to give it a proper review! It’s sad, because honestly, I adored this book as much as the first one (The Name of the Wind; my review) and, my biggest fear is that people will not give these books a chance because of their size. I almost didn’t give them a chance because of their size. But trust me when I say that size, here, does not matter. The pages fly by. Kvothe’s story of magic, bravery, a little bit of foolishness, hardheadedness, the meaning of friendship, love, and growing up is impossible to put down and this newest chapter of his story is just as riveting as the first. I seriously cannot wait for the last (sob!) chunkster of the series. There are very few characters I literally have a die-hard crush on and Kvothe is on that very short list (hello Jamie!). Oh my goodness but Rothfuss is a magician with words. With story. With my brain.
Mercury by Hope Larson
You guys, this graphic novel is cuh-reepy. In a good way. See, there are these two girls. One lives in with her family in 1859 Nova Scotia struggling to scrape out a life for themselves in an unforgiving new world. The other lives in Nova Scotia today, struggling to scrape her way back to normalcy after the loss of everything (but her mother) she holds dear in a tragic house fire. As these two stories slowly unfurl, and come together, things take a…rather…terrifying turn. I sincerely hope Larson (ha, see what I did there?) is planning to continue the story, because it ended with one heck of a cliffhanger! The art is stark and gorgeous, the story engaging and new; I highly recommend this one.