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The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley

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Lisa
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Favorite HF book: Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman
Preferred HF: Any time period/location. Timeslip, usually prefer female POV. Also love Gothic melodrama.
Location: Northeast Scotland

The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley

Postby Lisa » Wed January 14th, 2015, 10:53 am

I did enjoy reading this book a great deal, but I preferred its predecessor, The Winter Sea.

The story was involving and the characters and settings definitely had substance, however I felt the pacing was slightly off - the beginning was quite exciting, but the middle started to drag and by the time I reached the last quarter of the book I just wanted it to be finished. The ending did go out with a bang though - some twists and revelations I saw coming, and some I didn't.

Specifically, I liked how


Having said that,


An engaging read, but although with all paranormal stories one must suspend disbelief, some parts of this were just a bit too unlikely for me. Worth reading for the descriptions of the settings though, and for closure on the characters in The Winter Sea.

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Wed January 14th, 2015, 3:24 pm

I liked this a lot, but it's been some months and some of the details have faded. This was one of the few times I enjoyed the present day story/characters as much as those in the past.
At home with a good book and the cat...
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