My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Hello friends, it's time for another book review. This time I'm reviewing an ARC (that is an Advanced Reader's Copy) of The Witch's Kind. This book is released March 19th, 2019.
The Witch's Kind told a different story than I expected. Judging the book by the title and cover, I expected a story about witches ... and it might have had witches, but that simply isn't what the story was about.
I LOVED this book. Seriously, the pacing was slow and melodic (which isn't always to my taste, but it felt relaxing to read this story), the characters were interesting, flawed, and real. The story came alive on the page, which I think it really all you can ask for when reading a story.
I like the picture of life in the 1940s, the house, the clothes, selling at the farmers market, the town's disapproval of poor Barrie. The portrayal of Barrie's pain in losing a child, a loser husband, and then this new mysterious baby coming were such a delightful part of the story for me.
Although I loved the story I got ... it really didn't match up with the description of the story, the title, or the cover. I was expecting something totally different. I'm not mad at it, but I am a little confused. Would I have liked that book more than the one I got? I don't think so. This one was pretty much perfect.
Now that I've obsessed, you might be wondering why only three stars.
Well, first I think your cover, title, and description should match up, I think its important to tell the reader what the story will be.
Second, all the flashbacks I think are shorthand for writers not knowing how to bring the past into the story - or needing to establish some emotional depth. I understand why they are used, I just don't like them in a story because they are hard to follow.
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