anghara (anghara) wrote,
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New and fabulous review up!

"Midnight at Spanish Gardens" really made the grade here, it seems. The sheer number of good quotes from this one is amazing.

"This book immediately reached out and grabbed me. It was, at all times, an intense and interesting read. I can’t say it was always a comfortable one. However, since people don’t usually re-evaluate their perspectives while they’re comfortable, that’s actually a good thing for this book."


"[this book] is smart, thought provoking, and beautifully written. She balances the mundane and the mythical in this story with deceptive ease. "

"This story is highly recommended, and I found myself wishing for a sequel... This book is one where I really wasn’t ready for the story to end, and yet at the same time, it satisfied everything I wanted as a reader."

"I sat at my desk wondering what to do with myself for a good half an hour after finishing, because I didn’t want to pick up anything else yet. That doesn’t happen very often, and I’m really looking forward to seeing what this author writes next."


That last, it's a gift - because it reminds me of the time that an entire theaetre held its collective breath for a few precious seconds after an actor on the stage finished a song - and then all those people in the audience sucked in air at once and roared into a thunderous spontaneous and lift-the-roof-off-the-theatre ovation. Hearing a reader tell me that for that half hour after finishing my book someone essentially *held their breath* until they could breathe again, and offer up this review - this is high praise indeed, and I am delighted and astonished and humbled by it.

Good review. Made my day.

Go read the whole thing here.
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