Bardugo’s characterization is amazing; no one is a stereotype.
A revisionist historical fantasy that reads like a classic and boasts character depth.
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.
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.
This book had some deep waters, and those are often difficult to wade through.
This book is about reality vs. unreality, good vs. evil.
It questions our idea of wilderness and our connection to nature.