Secrets, intrigue, political and religious drama, violent men who buy what they cannot easily dominate, and in the middle of it all Nona. Oh! Did I forget to mention assassin nuns? Yes my friends, assassin nuns! Mark Lawrence honed a tale, that is weaved slowly. The world and the characters are fleshed out giving us an understanding of individual personalities and quirks that eventually play out, forcing little Nona to unleash everything she has held back. Shannon L. Alder wr
I had to take a few days to gather my thoughts on this book. While I gave it 3 stars, I believe on some level, it does deserve 3.5 or even 4. I continue to vacillate between 3, 3.5, and 4 stars for this book because it does some things so very well and other things were just so very strange, and I like that, I think. I believe my inability to rate this book is because of how Kadrey walks the line between eliciting a visceral response and an intellectual one. His text chronicl
This is a middle grade book that does so many thing right. The story is one, that during my many years of reading bedtime stories to my daughter, would have become a favorite for both of us. It touches on a very heavy topic, one that so many American families deal with. As a single mother, my daughter and I struggled a lot early on and Jackson reminded me of her in her younger years.
I know this is a middle grade book but one done in a way that could benefit adults, as well