This incredibly short story inspired by Balkan folklore, was a fun read. It’s a cautionary tale of keeping your word, mysterious men, vulnerable girl, going on a night time adventure in the woods.
Tagged: Young Adult
The Gatekeeper’s Staff was heroic, dramatic, full of suspense and the best thing yet was that this world of West African folklore was a mystery. Get the audiobook and you won’t regret it
Hexed is a fairly topical book, which covers #metoo issues around consent, institutional bias, pervasive sexism and the added bonus of being able to deal with these issues with the power of witchcraft. And set within high school. Seems like a lot of juggling balls, but it all works.
What is it like to be a black teen now? These difficult and topical themes were portrayed in a real, accurate and age appropriate way in Black Brother, Black Brother. A must read.
There are twists and turns galore, robots, machinations and comeuppances.
My enjoyment of the investigation was further enhanced by the social commentary.
What has sold this to me is how likeable the young people are, the friendship which binds them and trying to get to the bottom of the overarching plot, what is H.I.V.E and G.L.O.V.E really about.
I enjoyed it, especially Mary the plucky female who made the best of the hand she was dealt, took the opportunity which was presented her way and ran with it.
Wavorly was a one dimensional character who spent the whole time repetitiously drumming it into the reader’s head just how awful vampires were and she was the only one who could see.. that is until she didn’t.
I’ve invested more energy in this review than the book itself and that can’t be right