This book is full of adventure, and there are many tense moments. Dark caves, lakes full of monsters, and walking corpses- to name a few.
If I was going to compare this book to anything, I’d have to say that it reminded me of Big Little Lies. Everyone has secrets and they’re dragging their children right along with them.
The book dug its hooks into me from the first chapter; it starts off with a bang-- introducing some mind bending and scary stuff right off the bat.
Overall, I enjoyed this book for what it was and read the whole thing in less than a day. The slow drip of revelations and information was addicting, and I had a hard time putting this one down.
I’m excited for what will come next with this series and these characters. This book wasn’t perfect, but it had characters that I really enjoyed and became invested in, and set up the building blocks for what promises to be a very interesting series.
I can’t say I’ve ever read a book quite like this one. When the synopsis said that Charles Manx can slip into hidden roads and take children to “Christmasland”, I assumed this was a tangible place he created that existed in the book’s real world.
When Echo finds her father near death in the snowy woods, she makes a bargain with a talking wolf: she will live with the wolf for one year in exchange for him saving her father.
I wasn’t entertained by this book nearly as much as I thought I was going to be, but my expectations did start out really high. I love everything I've read by Leigh Bardugo, and was expecting a lot from this.
This book is pure poetry. Of all the novels I’ve read this year, this one is easily in the top three.