Bardugo’s characterization is amazing; no one is a stereotype.
For good or ill, the spice trade was the motivation behind some of the greatest historical moments.
A revisionist historical fantasy that reads like a classic and boasts character depth.
This book is the magic of pure love for others, for both friends and enemies.
Dreams can become nightmares, but they can also become beautifully real.
I found the prose almost like poetry: heart-breakingly beautiful.
I like a book with a plot that surprises me; as a writer and a voracious reader, that doesn’t happen as often as you’d think.
It speaks of reconciling the old and the new and living in that balance.
This book is about the battles raging within the quiet walls of woman’s soul.
North and South married sorrow with happiness, showing that life is never one or the other. It is always both.
It was too political. In a world of media biased, it was biased as well.
Larson builds a world in the gray areas between extremes: white and black, good and evil.