Thursday, February 18, 2010

Tender Morsels

Tender Morsels is a dark and vivid story, set in two worlds and worrying at the border between them. Liga lives modestly in her own personal heaven, a world given to her in exchange for her earthly life. Her two daughters grow up in this soft place, protected from the violence that once harmed their mother. But the real world cannot be denied forever—magicked men and wild bears break down the borders of Liga’s refuge. Now, having known Heaven, how will these three women survive in a world where beauty and brutality lie side by side?


Beth says 5 Stars...
This book was astounding. I couldn't get enough of it in every way possible, despite the fact that it isn't full of sunshine and rainbows. The subject matter is dark and painful, but is rendered so beautifully. However, the beauty of the story doesn't take away from the brutality that is shown as a part of the world. The language used in the novel is interesting; it has a very distinctive dialect that doesn't necesarily correspond to today's spoken word. It made the flow of the book very different and unexpected at times. It didn't quite resolve how I thought it would. I was kept at a distance from the characters, but for some reason it didn't matter. My connection was to the story and the heartache that developed throughout. There's not too much to say about this book besides that it's amazing. Be warned, however; it deals with some very heavy mature themes. If sexual abuse, rape, and the cruelty that humans can exert on one another isn't something you want to read about steer clear. If you can come to terms with the content, the story is filled with hope, love, and beauty. This is a worthwhile read for anyone who picks it up.


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