by Elise Forier Edie – A novella set in rural, modern-day Washington State, this tale leans heavily into magical realism and Mexican folklore to create an intense read. Not a word is wasted, yet the language is rich and evocative, the imagery sharp.
I usually prefer long novels and long series, because I like to spend a lot of time inside the worlds their authors have created. And while I would have loved to have spent more time with these particular characters and in this enchanting world, I found the story to be satisfying just as it is. That said, I would love to read more by Edie, in this setting or any other. (finished 5/8/14)
Note: I received a free copy of this novella for review/judging purposes.