What an unexpected and unique take on the story of Rumpelstiltskin! A lot of the aspects of this book followed the clichés of the genre, but sometimes you just need to read a book like that, and it can even be comforting!
I actually ended up enjoying this book a lot more than I thought I would. There was a lull in the first half where I had to remind myself there was some supposed twist coming, but the rest of the book sucked me right in.
This book had me hooked from the first chapter; I knew right away that I was going to love Alessandra.
My first impression of this book was that it had a relaxed manner and that the characters were going to have a lot of depth. Not a whole lot happened in the first section of the book-aside from a bombing- but there were enough interesting details about the characters and their lives to entice me into continuing further.
I decided to give this book a second shot, partially because I couldn’t really remember what I didn’t enjoy about it the first time around, and also because the second and third books in the series have very high ratings
This novel fell somewhere in the middle for me. A lot of this book is taken up by a journey the two main characters make, and the story is filled with descriptions of the landscapes they traverse along the way.
As the title suggests, this book focuses a lot more on the Thunderhead- the all knowing technology that replaced government and that takes care of keeping everything running smoothly. Everything except matters of the Scythedom, that is.
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.
This is the first time that I've read a book by this author, and I found her writing style to flow well. There was just enough descriptive writing that I was able to picture everything perfectly in my mind, and the writing never became too flowery or overdone.