And I’m back with another book review.
Because you know you love me.
For sake of brevity, ya’ll know what my reviews are like. 4.5 stars if it’s awesome, 1.5 if I don’t like it. Rarely will I ever review a book that earns 1.5 stars, not because I want to be positive Sally all the time, but because I will usually put down a 1.5 worthy book before ever finishing it. Unless I feel the need to point something out about it. Never will I just say (insert book) is AWESOME or (insert book) SUCKS. Like the 1 and 5 star system, those kinds of reviews don’t do anything for anyone.
And now you know.
This one gets 4.0 from me.
Once upon a time, my life was certain: it was insignificant, and it was cruel. But I refused to let it define me, no matter how great the cost.
Once upon a time, I made a wish. The world I knew grew wider than the sky and higher than the stars, and I listened to the voice within me, reaching out for freedom.
Once upon a time, my wish became my fate, and my destiny the hardest lesson to learn: kindness may be the most difficult path, but it can save entire kingdoms.
This book was fun once you got into it. It starts off at a crawl that made it difficult for me to pick it up when I had a free moment. When you get through the first few chapters, however, the book really picks up its pace and turns into quite the fun read.
The underlying message through the book is the power of kindness and what it can do for someone. Even if that someone is an abused, naive, and so stubbournly nice you really kind of want to shake it out of her because NO ONE should be that nice after such bad things have happened. You want a little but of jade to Jack, but aren’t delivered on that respect. She is a defiant kind of kind and it works for her character in the long run even if what happens to her in the beginning seems a bit unbelievable. And I’m not talking about the beanstalk.
It’s a fairytale, sure enough, and Starla carries it with a grace and lyrical prose perfectly suited to the genre. Her world is rich, and populated by an array of characters that definitely aren’t homogenized into the human category. And like any good fairytale, there’s a moral to the story.
Stillness of the Sky is a fitting partner to Shadows on Snow, the first in the Flipped Fairytale series, and a wonderful addition to the fairytale lexicon. Starla has created a fabulous world that is at once fun, and true to the spirit of fairytales that have come before.
Make it past the sluggish start and you’re in for a treat.
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