It took me a long time to read this book, not because it wasn’t good or because it’s over 400 pages. It took me a while to read it because the language used and the writing style was unique and beautiful and I wanted to take my time savoring every word and phrase written on the page. Although it took me a few chapters to get used to the way Lindsay Faye writes and her use of period-appropriate terms once I was able to wrap my head around her style, I was hooked. I normally don’t read historical fiction but this book was great and I highly recommend it.
I can honestly say I have never read a book like this before. As such, I have had a hard time writing this review because it defies most categories. Is this book comedy? Satire? Science-Fiction? Horror? It has all these elements but manages to tell a cohesive story that kept me intrigued until the very end, even though I had no idea where the story was going most of the time. I even struggled with figuring out what this book was actually about. Despite this confusion, I enjoyed it and am looking forward to reading the recently announced sequel.
What a fun read this was! This book was a quick, easy to read novel that some are categorizing as romance but that I would say is more about the relationship between the two sisters and then a romantic story. While there was a love interest, in the end what I will remember most about this book is Charlotte and Ginny and the love they have for each other.
I read this book because I am attending a meeting for librarians to discuss LGBTQ+ books and this one was on a list of fiction that features transgender characters. I enjoyed this book and feel like it would be a great read for anyone who is transgender, exploring their identity, or cisgender and who wants to learn about the experiences of transgender people through the story of Grayson and Wyatt.
This book has been on my TBR list for a while so I was very happy when my book club picked it to read. I had heard great things which sometimes worries me. Would the book be as good as most people say it is? Will these reviews cloud my own judgement of the book? What if I’m the only person to not like it? In the end, I shouldn’t have been worried because this book exceeded my expectations. I fell in love with Eleanor and Raymond and was charmed by the writing. I would highly recommend this book to anyone.