Really well written, but it will yank your heart out and stomp on it. Three childhood best friends that grew up in Mussolinis Italy and come of age just as war breaks out. The story opens with a love triangle, spans three decades and highlights what it was like to be Jewish during this time period. You will cry.
I just finished the most recent installment in the Hollows series by Kim Harrison. It was fabulous, as always! I’m not going to say too much about it because I don’t want to give spoilers. But if you enjoy paranormal romance, and you haven’t read the series yet, then you should absolutely head to your nearest bookstore and remedy that situation as soon as humanly possible.
This is the second book in the Mortal Instruments series. I quite enjoyed the first book City of Bones. It is YA, my kids were reading it for the book club they’re in and I read along. I haven’t gotten far into the second book yet, so I can’t really review it but if you haven’t heard of this series, I would recommend it. It’s by Cassandra Clare and the action moves along at a satisfyingly quick pace. The main character is a shadow hunters (aka demon hunter) which is something you are born to. The catch is, she didn’t know. She was raised in our world so is now playing catch up learning about being a shadow hunter and about downworlders (other supernatural creatures such as vampires). Of course there is a thwarted romance going on. Got to have one of those.