Book Review: Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh

Silver in the Wood

Paperback, 112 pages
Published June 18th 2019 by Tor.com

Many thanks to Tor.com for sending me a review copy (in exchange for an honest review)!  I’ve been loving their novellas with all their nuance and different takes on storytelling.

This one had a lyrical quality to the writing and felt like a fairy tale or a bit of folklore.  It does include a bit of M/M romance, which usually makes me uncomfortable.  But the author handled it well and I thought it was rather tastefully executed.

The first part of the story did seem to meander quite a bit, but rather than detracting from the story, I felt like it added another layer to help the reader fall into the world easier.  Since it is such a short book, you almost needed that to pull you in.

I’m not as familiar with the Green Man mythology, but I believe that people who like it will find a sprinkling in our main character.  All of the characters felt realistic and down to earth, and I liked how they blended into the setting seamlessly.

Definitely take the time to pick this one up and check it out soon!  I mean, it’ll only take like an hour to read 🙂

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All the Book Mail from January! (It’s Quite a Bit)

It’s been awhile since my last book haul post, and I’ve gathered several fun new titles for my personal library.  I’m just so excited to read them!  Do you see any here that are on your TBR?

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This is my Book Outlet purchase from the Boxing Day sale.  I used this opportunity to pick up several new manga, an isekai light novel, an art book, the newest Invisible Library volume, and a paperback copy of Godsgrave (so I can keep my hardcover in good condition).

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Pre-Holiday Book Haul and Kickstarter

With all of the craziness that comes with the end of the year and holidays, I’ve been unable to document all the lovely books that I’ve been blessed with.  Both pre-holiday and as Christmas presents.  In this post, I will focus on the goodies not associated with the holidays.  Another post will deal with all the lovely secret santas that I participated in.  I’m really excited to share all of these wonderful books!

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September #OTSPsecretsister and other Book mail

At the end of last week, I received a fabulous September secret sister package featuring a childhood favorite movie and a full-color manga that has Marie from The Aristocats 🙂  My secret sister is hitting it out of the park, and this is only the second month!  It also reminded me that I haven’t done a book haul post in many weeks, so here’s all the goodies I’ve received from various places.

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Waiting on Wednesday: Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor

Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer, #2)

Hardcover, 528 pages
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Um, yeah.  This review is going to be a spewing of feelings while trying not to be spoilery.  Which. Is. Hard. So. Hard!  I needed to read this to find closure from the long wait, and I’m glad that I started and finished so quickly (back in July); however, that means that there is no one to discuss and rant with while I am writing this review!  Sorry if this doesn’t quite make sense, but I’m writing this review while the story is fresh in my head in July then scheduling it to publish now in September, a few weeks before it’s actual release date.

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Book Haul, #otspsecretsister, and Goodies for August 2018

It’s been awhile again since I’ve shared the goodies that I’ve picked up.  Here’s my last OTSP Secret Sister package from last round from my “sister” Crystal 🙂  She very much so spoiled me with all these hot chocolate flavors and adorable eeveelution bookmarks that she made!  And I’m excited to get caught up with this series as this is the final book.

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Next up is some trades and my first granted bookish wish.  I love The Testing and wish Netflix or someone would make a movie or series out of this one!

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The top row of the first pic and the following pic are all from work over the last month or so.  I’m really excited to read like all of them!  Then the second row includes 2 bookish wishes, a trade, and an art print that I paid for.  Thanks everyone!

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And, since it slipped in at the end of the month.  Here’s my amazing August secret sister package from my new sister, going by the name, Mrs. Peacock!  I can’t wait to dig in, and those truffles are fantastic 🙂

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