Holy sweet baby Jesus I loved this book. It has been a long, long time since I sat down to read, and just got lost in the book. Even other books that I rate 5 stars, usually I have to make time to read. But not with Piranesi. I had to know what The House was. I had to know how Piranesi and the Other got there. I had to know what was going on. And with Piranesi’s innocent, articulate, reverent voice, it was a joy to find out.
Rating: Five Stars – I came for the bone dog; I stayed for the demon chicken. Well, I also stayed for the dust-wife, the lyrical voice, the imaginative characters, the small stakes (relatively speaking), the fantasy, the gray morals, and the fairy tale vibe. This book isn’t perfect, but it’s pretty damn good, folks.
Rating: Four Stars – A lush and original fairy tale – literally. This romance follows Isobel into the magical world of the Fair Ones, where she is has to basically handle a bunch of immortal toddlers, and it’s kind of awesome.
Rating: Four Stars – This is another hard one to rate. There were so many things about the writing style and the meandering plot that bothered me – a lot. But at the end of the day, I NEED to know what happens next!
Rating: Three Stars – A lush, fantasy re-telling of Jane Eyre, what’s not to love about this one? And in the first half, I was all in. I wanted to know how the horrors were going to be resolved, I was loving the slow burn romance, but then… suddenly everything went blah.