Jessica Sanchez Sanchez itibaren El Consejo, Valledupar, Cesar, Kolombiya
Skullduggery in Oxford in the 1600s. A compelling detective story set against the backdrop of post-Civil War England. Papists hidden at every turn.
This book should have been called 'Rafe' considering how much he was in it! Don't get me wrong, that isn't a bad thing, but Jay didn't even stand a chance since he was barely in the story. Rafe definitely has an intriguing power and back story but besides that what I really enjoyed about this book was the complete CREEPINESS of Caine. When I was reading late at night I had to stop when the italic's started because then I knew I would have trouble sleeping after that. Caine was definitely the creepiest character I have read in a while and he was quite believable too, not over the top or completely grotesque. There is always something that stops me from giving these books 5 stars and I think in this novel it was because of the Nua scenes. It felt out of place and a little too dramatic to only be a filler in between the Rafe-Violet-Jay and Caine stories. I kind of wonder if anything will happen with that...if his brother or other gang-members will be after Violet in the next book. And HOLY what a great ending with Dr.Lee!! I wonder where that is going...
Desai weaves a haunting tale of isolation, colonialization, and love amidst chaos. It seemed quite fitting to read this book during debates in congress regarding immigration. The book centers heavily around the way that immigration, admiration of the West, and Western domination impact the entire world; that history not only warps borders, but more intimately impacts and can destroy (or redeem) people.