Tuesday 13 January 2015

BURNING GIRLS by Veronica Schanoes

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

"In America, they don’t let you burn. My mother told me that."

I have to start by saying, Wow. This is a very powerful, well written, heartbreaking novella featuring fascinating Jewish mythology, folklore and great characters.

As soon as I started reading Deborah's story, I was hooked. Deborah learned everything she knows about healing and helping people from her grandmother. Although there seemed to be peace for a while, everything soon falls apart and her and her sister Shayna leave Poland to go to the New World. But there are some things not even a new location can banish from a cursed family.

No matter how hard she tries, some demons will always come out on top. :(

I loved Deborah's voice, and enjoyed going through her terrible ordeals. She was so positive and determined in the face of danger that I was constantly hopeful for her.

The sheer horror of this story was sad, heartbreaking, even devastating... but I absolutely loved it.

This is another terrific TOR.com story!

You can read it here: http://www.tor.com/stories/2013/06/bu...# No, you should read it.

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