Reviewed by: Macy
Genre: Youth- Teen
Page count: 391
Rating: 3.5/5 stars
In stock: Yes
“The strange war down south—with its rumors of gods and monsters—is over. And while sixteen-year-old Hallie and her sister wait to see who will return from the distant battlefield, they struggle to maintain their family farm.”
Briefly what the book is about: Hallie and her sister Marthe are raising the farm left to them by their father when there is a war with the “dark god”. “Twisted things” start showing up on their farm after a mysterious stranger appears.
Although I enjoyed this book I’m not sure it is one for the masses. It’s a slower paced book focusing on family troubles with a bit of paranormal twisted in. Its more so one of those books you maybe read in between an exciting series to bring you back down a bit. Almost like when you go to sample perfumes and your pallet gets overwhelmed so you have to smell coffee beans to get your sense of smell back. I guess what I’m trying to say is this book is like the coffee beans?
I enjoyed that it was set in a time period where farms are the way people thrive and survive and everything was a bit simpler. Hallie and Marthes characters go through a bit of a tough time taking care of their farm with just the two of them since Thom (Marthes husband) went off to the war. The book is about their family problems and like I mentioned before there’s a bit of a paranormal twist with the twisted things. The twisted things come from a different world and anything they touch turns to ash, some are described to be spider eyed birds and other creepy things. There’s a little bit of childhood romance which is nice but its not wholly focused on it. There’s an insane amount of character development and it makes the book more worthy of the read.