Okay, so I may have talked about Winter Reid’s fairy tale re-tellings in this video here, when I’d read The Lonely Crow and Rosie Waking. And I may have got a little fan-girly, and it’s entirely possible that she’s quite grateful for the ocean between us, which will probably dissuade me from turning up on her front porch begging for an autograph. Probably.
But it’s publication day for Tales of Love & Woe today, so of course I had to talk about these stories again. I mean, I couldn’t let that go without at least a little bit of acknowledgement. Because they’re beautiful. And powerful. And full of heart and hope and despair, and they’re very aptly named. And I recommend them unreservedly, unless you don’t enjoy strong, flawed female leads and a little dirty humour. Or powerful, assured writing of the sort that leaves you breathless, and makes you stop to go back to re-read passages, because once isn’t enough to really taste them.
Obviously I’m in no position to offer a balanced critique of Tales of Love & Woe. But the truth is, I don’t get bowled over by stories nearly often enough. And I love it so much when it happens. So you’ll have to allow me a little fan-girling on this one.
Happy publication day, Winter Reid!
And now tell me, lovely people – what’s the last book you bought? Did it live up to expectations? And what’s the last book you read that made you want to run out and wave it in front of people until they read it? Let me know below!