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Dear Authors: The reviews in this blog are only personal opinions. I have absolutely no background in literature, writing or reviewing. I am a Librarian (actually a Library Technician for those who care OR know the difference) with a love for a good story. The opinions in the reviews are ONLY my OPINIONS. I am not commenting on the writers ability since well -- I am not a writer and never will be. If you are the author of any of the books reviewed here, my opinion is just that and not a judgment against you!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Rapid Fire Review: The Taxidermist's Daughter by Kate Mosse

The Taxidermist's DaughterThe Taxidermist's Daughter by Kate Mosse
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Rapid Fire Review

So I am totally behind in reviews, so behind and unorganized I cannot even find the notes on who sent me this one for review. I know. I know, bad little reviewer. This was an intriguing story that hooked me from the opening chapter. I'm not going to lie, I was a little grossed out by the descriptions of the Taxidermy, but I personally just don't get the appeal of taxidermy. Nothing against the practice, its just something I don't get. That being said the writing was gorgeous and the characters intriguing. Its been months since I read this one, but I still remember everything about it, so that says something about the story and the writing, as well quite frankly I cannot even tell you what I had for breakfast this morning. The author has obviously done extensive research and you can really tell she was fascinated about the subject matter. The mood of the story was haunting and made me shiver. Had a wonderful gothic feel, that reminded me of some of the Victoria Holt books I read as a young adult. I felt immersed in the story and disjointed from reality when I had to get back to real life. This is a perfect one for a cold winters night

Favorite Quotes/Passages

"Taxidermy is a craft. More than anything, it is about beauty. Preserving beauty, representing beauty, about finding a way to capture the essence of a bird or a an animal."

"In his short life, he learned how to be knocked down and get back on his feet again. He'd also discovered that sometimes it was better to keep out of the way. Live to fight another day."


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