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  1. says:

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random LifeI have mixed feelings about this book Young adult fantasy with a fairies? I was ready to love it and I thought it started out really strong but everything starte

  2. says:

    BlehOne extra star for the lyrical writing and snippets of pretty good poetry Otherwise totally not worth my timeI was drawn in by the first chapter and the prospect of an Irish fairytale esue novel It turned out to be a

  3. says:

    It's just a bit muchI had a similar problem with the author's debut Summer and Bird though I hadn't at first realised they were by the same p

  4. says:

    I loved this It's a gentle fable y daydream of a book with little bursts of nightmarishness for good measure an

  5. says:

    pure poetry

  6. says:

    Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Talesuick Dirty A melodic lush story overflowing with Irish folkloreOpening Sent

  7. says:

    Pages read 12One of the reasons I swiftly DNF books is if the writing style and I immediately clash and that's what happened here Catmull's going for a poetic sort of style and this one just isn't working for me I

  8. says:

    Honestly I still can't tell you exactly how I felt about this book There were things I really liked about it particularly the poetry and imag

  9. says:

    I have a fondness for stories that take place in Ireland It is a place that I wish to some day visit So until I can actually make it

  10. says:

    DNF This really makes me sad because I was so excited to love this one but I just couldn't get into the writing style It's extremely different for me and not something I ultimately enjoyed

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Clare Macleod has lived all her life with an awareness of the Strange tales of fairies and magic making told to her by her mother The Radiant PDFEPUB or who died years ago No longer a child Clare has learned to suppress the magic that haunted the cor. It s just a bit muchI had a similar problem with the author s debut Summer and Bird though I hadn t at first realised they were by the same person So close to being interesting and whimsical and lovely but just crumbles into the bizarre and senseless instead Not to mention the prose so purple it s almost unreadable at timesFor example a very minor character is introduced namelessly and described in lines such asThose mountain lake eyes turned down in amusementfollowed two lines down byThe woman turned her ice threaded eyes to Clareand preceded on the previous page bylarge wide set eyes that were the dark blue of a mountain lake threaded with iceJust in case we didn t uite get a full pictureI would have been happy with The woman looked at Clare I think the ice threaded eyes were mentioned at least twice before the endIt all tries very much too hard and falls pretty flat as a result

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L For Clare the house is not only full of memories of her mother but of the Strange and a mysterious boy with raven dark hair and of dreamlike nights filled with stars and magic In this place magic both bright and dark will not sit uietly in a corner. Honestly I still can t tell you exactly how I felt about this book There were things I really liked about it particularly the poetry and imagery that went into describing the magical aspects of the story things that were alright the characters and things that I found a little off putting the pace It s definitely not a book for everyone though that s for sure It s the type of read meant for a specific sort of reader Engendering Song uietly in a corner. Honestly I still can t tell you exactly how I felt about this book There were things I really liked about it particularly the poetry and imagery that went into describing the magical aspects of the story things that were alright the characters and things that I found a little off putting the pace It s definitely not a book for everyone though that s for sure It s the type of read meant for a specific sort of reader

Read & Download ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Þ Katherine Catmull

Ners of her life to say the word “fairy” with the appropriate disbelief But after years of living in America Clare and her father are returning to Ireland to the house Clare was born in a house built into a hillside with an ancient tree for a wal. Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Talesuick Dirty A melodic lush story overflowing with Irish folkloreOpening Sentence Clare was a strange girl solitary and shyThe ReviewClare Macledod is not an ordinary girl She grew up in a home within an immense yew tree only one of the generations of girls to be born into the legacy After the death of her mother she and her father has traveled the globe not putting down roots not staying anywhere too long But it s time for them to return Clare s visions of the Strange unexplainable fairy magic makings cannot be pushed aside any longer and she must discover her heritage to defeat a dark foe that threatens than her worldThis novel was written in a way that I almost can t describe I found the prose to be melodic musical absolutely gorgeous I could compare it to Lainey Taylor s style an odd haunting diction I hadn t read any of Catmull s previous works before starting this novel so I was altogether a blank slate but I was impressed by how uniue her writing style was It weaves together all the elements of your regular YA fantasy but somehow makes them rich and lush than one could expect The setting the characters the symbols all were eclectic and odd and beautifulClare was the main character of this novel and I adored her from the ways she differed from the cookie cutter YA heroine Despite the magic and the fae that crowded the pages of this novel Clare and her companions seemed incredibly realistic and altogether relatable She has doubts she has flaws she makes mistakes some much worse than others But she picks up she moves on she grows Watching her develop was a lot of fun After all she started by trying to reject the Strange but by the end of the story she has embraced and used itTo be honest I thought that Clare s development and the characters overshadowed the main plotline at times which I actually wasn t bothered by The antagonist Balor was introduced pretty much off the bat and as terrifying as he was written to seem I often got lost in Clare s learning of the fae world and forgot what was really at stake It was sometimes hard to truly grasp certain concepts of this story the totem the making the beasts but you learn to just roll with it If you don t think about it too hard than everything makes perfect senseAltogether I think this novel was breathtaking and a lot of fun to read Every time I read a book I will mark pages that I think have particularly meaningful or well done passages for the notable scene in the review Usually I end up with one or two at most but this novel was so crowded with bookmarks that in the end I just chose one at random I liked how the romance of this book didn t overcome the plot or the development truth be told it was a very minor part of the story My only minor complaint was I thought Balor could have been given couple sides to his character or attention to his backstory Nevertheless all the characters were interesting and complex and the plotline itself was entirely its own which can be hard to find in novels these days Lovers of Daughter of Smoke and Bone I encourage you to give this one a tryNotable SceneAs she slept the rain swirled protectively around this gate and the stones cradled her close to the earth She never knew that the portentous wind had said your enemy comes or that the rushing rain had saved her She never knew how less than a thousand yards away Balor had stood in a muddy field rain pouring down the back of his neck cursing how he had turned back Clare was pursued but the world bent itself to foil her pursuerFTC Advisory Dutton Books for Young ReadersPenguin provided me with a copy of The Radiant Road No goody bags sponsorships material connections or bribes were exchanged for my review Beyond the Pale up in a home within an immense yew tree only one of the generations of girls to be born into the legacy After the death of her mother she and her father has traveled the globe not putting down roots not staying anywhere too long But it s time for them to return Clare s visions of the Strange The Black Ice Score (Parker, unexplainable fairy magic makings cannot be pushed aside any longer and she must discover her heritage to defeat a dark foe that threatens than her worldThis novel was written in a way that I almost can t describe I found the prose to be melodic musical absolutely gorgeous I could compare it to Lainey Taylor s style an odd haunting diction I hadn t read any of Catmull s previous works before starting this novel so I was altogether a blank slate but I was impressed by how The Black Painting uniue her writing style was It weaves together all the elements of your regular YA fantasy but somehow makes them rich and lush than one could expect The setting the characters the symbols all were eclectic and odd and beautifulClare was the main character of this novel and I adored her from the ways she differed from the cookie cutter YA heroine Despite the magic and the fae that crowded the pages of this novel Clare and her companions seemed incredibly realistic and altogether relatable She has doubts she has flaws she makes mistakes some much worse than others But she picks Fire and Desire up she moves on she grows Watching her develop was a lot of fun After all she started by trying to reject the Strange but by the end of the story she has embraced and The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox used itTo be honest I thought that Clare s development and the characters overshadowed the main plotline at times which I actually wasn t bothered by The antagonist Balor was introduced pretty much off the bat and as terrifying as he was written to seem I often got lost in Clare s learning of the fae world and forgot what was really at stake It was sometimes hard to truly grasp certain concepts of this story the totem the making the beasts but you learn to just roll with it If you don t think about it too hard than everything makes perfect senseAltogether I think this novel was breathtaking and a lot of fun to read Every time I read a book I will mark pages that I think have particularly meaningful or well done passages for the notable scene in the review Usually I end The Illusionists up with one or two at most but this novel was so crowded with bookmarks that in the end I just chose one at random I liked how the romance of this book didn t overcome the plot or the development truth be told it was a very minor part of the story My only minor complaint was I thought Balor could have been given couple sides to his character or attention to his backstory Nevertheless all the characters were interesting and complex and the plotline itself was entirely its own which can be hard to find in novels these days Lovers of Daughter of Smoke and Bone I encourage you to give this one a tryNotable SceneAs she slept the rain swirled protectively around this gate and the stones cradled her close to the earth She never knew that the portentous wind had said your enemy comes or that the rushing rain had saved her She never knew how less than a thousand yards away Balor had stood in a muddy field rain pouring down the back of his neck cursing how he had turned back Clare was pursued but the world bent itself to foil her pursuerFTC Advisory Dutton Books for Young ReadersPenguin provided me with a copy of The Radiant Road No goody bags sponsorships material connections or bribes were exchanged for my review

  • Hardcover
  • 368
  • The Radiant Road
  • Katherine Catmull
  • English
  • 10 June 2017
  • 9780525953470

About the Author: Katherine Catmull

I'm a writer and actor in Austin TX I also sometimes write for the Austin Chronicle act on stage in various Austin venues and do The Radiant PDF/EPUB or voice work for games like DC Universe Online Oracle and Wizard Myrella Windspar.