I've read enough WWII stories to get a feel for the era, and it seems to me that all the death and despair was interspersed with hope and life. People just trying to live and find happiness... yet so scared to grasp it because everything was so fragile.
It's difficult to gather my thoughts to write a coherent review for Kindred, which usually happens when I come across a book that is as jarring as this. There were scenes of abuse so heart rending that I can't even begin to try and articulate how I feel about it. Suffice it to say that I'm so grateful that I didn't live in that era. Not because I wouldn't want to see that happening (which I seriously don't), but because I'm scared that like the characters in this book, I'd get used to it and it would just be a part of everyday life after a while.
It's been about 3 years since I read the last book in the series, and I honestly have no idea why I waited so long to continue!
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly My rating: 5 of 5 stars I really enjoyed this book. I was a bit leery at first because I tend to avoid YA - I just can't deal with all the misplaced and overblown angst - but I'm really glad I stuck with this one. It's definitely super angsty, and… Continue reading Review: Revolution
★★★ "Rebel Queen recounts the story of Sita, a beautiful young woman from a remote village in nineteenth century India, who is granted a rare opportunity to serve in Queen Lakshmi's elite all-female army, the Durga Dal. Leaving behind her widowed father and young sister, Sita travels to the Kingdom of Jhansi and begins a… Continue reading Book Review: The Rebel Queen by Michelle Moran