Another 5 star book.
I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS BOOK.
The way this book was executed? Simply phenomenal.
The first 100 pages of this book are complex and I don’t mean full-on, I mean complex. You have to really get through them, but when you do, it’s so worth it.
There are a few a-ha moments which make you feel like a genius though, so hang in there.
We’ll be here all day if I don’t just start talking so here we go.
This book follows Bree. Bree has just lost her mother and is trying to navigate a new school while grieving.
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I must say, Tracy Deonn writes grief so stunningly that I actually teared up a couple of times. There is something about the way the grief is written, the anger behind Bree’s words, the resignation as well, which actually had me choking up. Extremely well done.
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So Bree witnesses a magical attack on the school and has her memory of the attack removed by a Merlin. She realises she’s not normal when her memory comes back shortly after.
She does some digging and discovers a whole society revolved around magic and begins to remember other memories from the night her mum passed away.
To get to the root of how her mum died and why her memories of that night were erased, she joins the secret society with the hope to get an answer to all her questions.
Again, this book was phenomenal. I’m sorry, I just have to remind you how great this book was.
It does not shy away from grief or racism, it tackles it head-on. It gave me goosebumps too, the reveals along the way made my soul sing and my head go light. It was like each revelation, I was attuned to it and some part of my body had a physical reaction. I’m not even joking.
Also, the adventure I thought Bree was going on… I WAS WRONG. If you like trials though? This is definitely for you!
Please read this book, if you see the synopsis, don’t shy away from it, trust me. Just read it.
Dare I say it? This might be the best book of 2020 for me.