If you love dogs, space, road trips and children’s imaginations then this is the book for you. A great middle-grade debut that is perhaps even more rewarding for older readers.
I was fortunate enough to have my requests for two YA new releases on NetGalley approved this month. They both have a focus on memory loss and so I thought it would be a good idea to write a joint review for comparison purposes.
I don’t read a lot of literary fiction, even less when it’s of the historical variety, but given all the hype surrounding this book I just had to give it a try.
One of my favourite topics when it comes to reading is mental health and so I was instantly intrigued when I saw that the protagonist of this book is a girl whose anxiety presents itself as selective mutism.
An origin story of the Queen of Hearts… written by Marissa Meyer aka the queen of retellings…with a gorgeous cover… well, I wasn’t exactly going to pass up the opportunity to read the e-book when it came up on NetGalley.
Going into this book I knew that there would be a fair amount of grief involved in the story. Combined with bullying, alcoholism and split families it’s by no means a lighthearted read, but its hopeful ending does balance things out.
So it’s been nearly three months since I last posted. Oops. Life (by which I mostly mean work) got in the way and so I’ve had no interest at all in blogging, which is a shame because I’ve read a lot of books in that time.