I hate ads. I really, really do. I mute or fast-forward through commercials (DVR = awesomest invention ever) and I turn a blind eye to nearly all ads online. I certainly never click on them, EXCEPT for ones I see on GoodReads or ShelfAwareness. These are honestly the only two sites where I pay any attention because they are the only places I have ever encountered truly relevant advertising. The whole point of this little story is that I discovered this book through an ad on one of those sites (can't remember which exactly!) that totally sucked me in. I had never heard a single thing about it previously, so job well done book marketers, well done indeed.
Other than a gorgeous and mysterious-looking cover, this book has a lot of other things going for it. According to the description on GoodReads, it is "A marvelous and absorbing debut novel, an enchanting combination of vivid historical fiction and magical fable about two supernatural creatures in turn-of-the-century immigrant New York." Annnnnd I'm sold. I'm totally intrigued and I can't wait to check out such a unique story.
For more information, check it out on GoodReads.
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