"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.
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