May 25, 2013

Review: Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgewick

Have you ever had the feeling that you've lived another life? Been somewhere that has felt totally familiar, even though you've never been there before, or felt that you know someone well, even though you are meeting them for the first time? It happens. In 2073 on the remote and secretive island of Blessed, where rumour has it that no one ages and no children are born, a visiting journalist, Eric Seven, and a young local woman known as Merle are ritually slain. Their deaths echo a moment ten centuries before, when, in the dark of the moon, a king was slain, tragically torn from his queen. Their souls search to be reunited, and as mother and son, artist and child, forbidden lovers, victims of a vampire they come close to finding what they've lost. In a novel comprising seven parts, each influenced by a moon - the flower moon, the harvest moon, the hunter's moon, the blood moon - this is the story of Eric and Merle whose souls have been searching for each other since their untimely parting.
 This is a conglomeration of interwoven stories. At first it seems that there are different unrelated tales. The farther into the book and the further into the storyline you go, you will start to realize they are all a part of a bigger picture. I really enjoyed putting them all together. While the main characters are so contrastingly different they share some of the same emotions and experiences. This book is highly addictive. I wanted to continue on and find out about the next part. It was hard to put down. When I wasn't reading the book, I was thinking about the stories within. Trying to figure out what they may mean to each other. A very enjoyable read.
Reviewers Rating: 4.5 Stars
Reviewed by~Mechele
Thank you to the publisher for the donation of this book to the Read for your Future book program in exchange for a honest review.


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