Genre: Women's Fiction
Publisher: Macmillan-Tor/Forge (Forge Books)
Publication Date: February 17, 2015
Book Summary: (Per NetGalley website)
This summary led me to requesting to review the preview and I am so glad I did. Katie Schickel has a great capacity to enthrall you with her words, paint both the mythical and everyday worlds in great detail and leave you entrenched in the story. I say this confident that other readers will feel the same because when I came to the end of the preview I kept clicking the side for the page to turn (sadly to no avail!) The storytelling in this book is extremely realistic. I felt like I was at some of the events described in the book, could clearly picture how some of the secondary characters (such as her aunt) looked and sounded, and feel her desire to fit in with the parents for her children's and own sake. The book does jump around a bit, in terms of giving some back story on Allison's mom, siblings and the magic, but as soon as you get involved in the story the changing of time periods is easy to follow and enriches the context of Allison's confusion, the nerves and actions of other characters , and the overall story.
If you like laughing while you read, feeling involved in the story, a little bit of magic and intrigue then I think you will love this book! It does not come out until February 17, 2015, but it most certainly is on my list of books that I am excited to see published this year!
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Disclaimer: I was given this preview excerpt for an honest review. All thought and opinions are my own.