• Maureen E

    I know I sort of squeed on Twitter already but I had to come here too to say how much I loved this one. The writing is so beautiful, and the characters are so well done. I loved how generous it is, even to the people who we ultimately might not like. And the family dynamics–let’s just say it was the first time I’ve ever seen something that really reflected my own life & experiences. Also: SISTERS. So good.

    • I LOVE SISTER STUFF. Yeah, I liked this one a zillion times more than I was expecting to. It pinged all my happy places.

  • CoolCurry

    I love Maggie Stiefvater’s books, so I really need to give this one a try.

    • Yes! I don’t know that this is quite as good as Maggie Stiefvater at her best, but it is awfully good.

      • CoolCurry

        Have you read Stiefvater’s earlier books by any chance? I’ve read all the current Raven Boys books (and am eagerly awaiting the last one) and The Scorpio Races, but I’ve never gotten around to picking up Shiver and Lament.

  • olduvai

    You leave yourself descriptions in your tbr spreadsheets and actually get books off said spreadsheets! You are so organised!!

    I really ought to learn from you. I am excellent at adding to tbr lists which number in the thousands and then never do anything about it.

    • Hahahaha, yep, I try to be a little selective about what I add to my TBR list. Otherwise I just end up drowning — which is a life I have lived in the past and am not eager to return to. The days of a word document that I could not filter are LONG GONE.

  • Amanda

    I’m totally intrigued by the creepy. I will definitely look for this.

  • Stefanie@SoManyBooks

    oh wow, yes please! The cover is great!

  • Charlie (The Worm Hole)

    Interesting the divide between physical books and ebooks! I think I’ve read about a previous book of hers, I forget the name. I wasn’t so keen on reading it but this one sounds pretty good.

    • I had no interest in her first book AT ALL, but this one was recommended to me by a few different bloggers, and I’m really glad I read it.

  • Now I’m super curious about your spreadsheet and your clever notes to yourself! I probably wouldn’t have picked this book up because I am still trying to rid myself of my aweful biases towards fantasy lit and fantasy book covers. I love so many fantasy books now but somehow my first reaction is still not aware of my recent conversion. Putting this one on my list cause of low drama and Twisted Things!

  • Although this is not a book I would typically read, your review is quite intriguing!

  • I love everything about this book even though it’s not one I would normally pick up. So I have to give it a try.

  • Kim Aippersbach

    Yes to everything you said. Such a good book. I hadn’t thought of the comparison to Maggie Stiefvater, but you’re quite right—in both the evocative fantasy elements and the very realistic family dynamics.