Hi friends! I’m back with another review and like the title says: I have few words.
Once, a witch made a pact with a devil. The legend says they loved each other, but can the story be trusted at all? Find out in this lush, atmospheric fantasy novel that entwines love, lies, and sacrifice.
Long ago, a village made a bargain with the devil: to ensure their prosperity, when the Slaughter Moon rises, the village must sacrifice a young man into the depths of the Devil’s Forest.
Only this year, the Slaughter Moon has risen early.
Bound by duty, secrets, and the love they share for one another, Mairwen, a spirited witch; Rhun, the expected saint; and Arthur, a restless outcast, will each have a role to play as the devil demands a body to fill the bargain. But the devil these friends find is not the one they expect, and the lies they uncover will turn their town—and their hearts—inside out.
Thank you so much Simon and Schuster for sending me an e-ARC via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review!
I have weird feelings about this one.
You see, sometimes I love slow, poetic books. Other times I want to scream and take it on a racetrack to teach it the meaning of fast. With this book, though? I can’t actually tell. But that aside, let me tell you something: this is a powerful book.
Case in Point:
- LOTS of representation! Everyone loves everyone.
- The way it’s written send the themes resounding so powerfully it’s not even funny.
- Okay but you can’t deny that gorgeous cover though.
I may not know exactly how I feel about this but I do know that this a book many, many people will love and for good reason. I think that I was just thrown off a bit by the writing and the plot, but I still enjoyed quite a few parts tremendously!
If you enjoy books such as The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, you may enjoy this one!
Have y’all read this one yet? Tell me if you want to pick it up! Catch ya later, au revoir!