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Let's Talk About Books

An out of practice reader discussing the books I get around to reading. 

Currently reading

House of Small Shadows
Adam Nevill
Progress: 183/320 pages
Coldbrook
Tim Lebbon
Progress: 58/656 pages
In cold blood: a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences
Truman Capote
The Haunting of Hill House
Shirley Jackson, Laura Miller
Progress: 10/182 pages

Baba Yaga's Assistant

Baba Yaga's Assistant - Marika McCoola, Emily Carroll

I love Emily Carroll's art and I love Baba Yaga and Slavic folklore, so I HAD to read this one.

 

Overall, I really enjoyed the story. It played on a lot on the traditions of the folklore and I love the twists and the ways Masha was able to "outsmart" Baba Yaga. The biggest critique is the stakes really weren't that high. It was more of a steady pace, rather than becoming particularly intense. Still, it was a cute and heartwarming story and I'd be happy to read it to my baby cousins. 

 

Final rating: 4.5 out of 5