Thank you to NetGalley and Harper Collins Publishing for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Golden Hour! This book comes out on July 9, 2019.
The story takes place between WWI and WWII and follows the lives of Elfriede and Lulu. The women are from two different times and are connected but don’t know it.
Historical Fiction is my favorite genre and I really enjoyed the book overall but I did feel like there were parts of this book that moved a little slow for me. With that being said, there were some twists at the end that I didn’t see coming which I thoroughly enjoyed!
This was the first book I have ever read by Beatrix Williams. I’m not sure it was her best book, but I will definitely give some of her other books a try!
Darby Thorne is a college student who is on her way home to Utah to see her mother who was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Darby is forced to pull off at a rest stop in the mountains of Colorado due to a blizzard and the roads being impassible. She finds 4 other individuals at the rest stop waiting out the storm. In addition, Darby discovers a young girl who is locked in a dog cage in the back of a van in the parking lot of the rest stop. Darby has no cell service and is trapped at the rest stop with these 4 strangers. Darby must find a way to save herself and the young girl.
This book was SO GOOD!!! There were several twists and turns throughout the book and it kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. I gave this book a well deserved 5/5 stars!
This story takes place in medieval Russia where the main character, Vasilisa, has grown up listening to fairy tales being told to her by her nurse. Vasilisa has powers but attempts to conceal them from her family (especially her stepmother). Danger is coming and her family is threatened so Vasilisa defies those that she loves to call upon those powers in hopes of saving those that she cares most for.
This is the first book in the Winternight Trilogy by Katherine Arden and I loved it! The book left me wanting more at the end and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. It’s a perfect book to read this time of year and I gave it a 4/5 stars.