Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Firefly Hollow by T.L. Haddix
I gave this book a 4 star rating because while parts of it would rate a 5, other elements only rate a 3. Set in 1960 in the Kentucky, this is a romance between Sarah and Owen. Sarah is a librarian, Owen is a shape-shifter who writes children's novels about shape-shifters under a pseudonym. The story is a good story and well told, but some of the wording is awkward and the paranormal element is not well thought out. It is definitely an adult novel due to the sexual aspect, in which, I found some of the awkward wording. To me, describing Owen as an "aroused male" sounded more like Animal Planet than something romantic. Although, perhaps that was the point since he is a shape-shifter? The story does have some really good elements though and I enjoyed reading it.