All about Books
This is the page where I will be discussing what I'm reading, reviewing those books and be open to suggestions to keep adding to my To Be Read pile. Honestly, I'm never going to get through that thing anyway, so the more the merrier.
Before I get into the actual review today, I want to mention that yesterday when I did four separate posts on various aspects of my blog, I got 155 views. Since I started this blog back in August, that has been my highest number, so I again just quickly want to take the time to thank everyone who has ever visited my blog- even once- and read anything I've posted. It really means a lot to me. :)
So now I'm done gushing, I'll get onto this review. My third read of 2018- and definitely my shortest read in quite some time, not that I mind. The cover in real life is even better than it looks in a picture, I'm in love. :D
Title: A Pocketful of Crows
Author: Joanne Harris
Part of a trilogy: No, it’s a standalone
Original publication date: 19th October 2017
My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (Read January 2018)
Ok, so I knew next to nothing about this for a while beyond the pretty cover (don't judge me), it was by the author of The Gospel of Loki (which I loved) and that it was short. After waiting for a while for the price to come down, as of a week or so ago, it was also half price in my local bookshop- so it came home with me a few days ago. I also read this in two whole sittings in two days, but life kept me from keeping those days consecutive.
From the first page, the imagery in the descriptions of the world drew me in. Alongside this, are amazing drawings- the artist who collaborated on this one is so talented- my favourite drawings are the ones with the wolves. I thought the love from the narrator/main character was a bit rushed and naïve of her, but I suppose she isn't your typical human.
I really enjoyed how the revenge part developed- and it was brutal in places. As the months of the year pass by, you really get the sense of how it affects everyone and everything and I felt like a part of the world.
For 250 pages, there was a lot packed in and it was a fun rollercoaster ride. Will re-read it again at some point.
Have you read this yet? What did you think?
As always, all the best and happy reading. :)
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