The Radiant Road by Katherine Catmull

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By returning to Ireland after years spent living in America, Clare knows that her life will become vastly different. Though Clare believed in “the Strange” and fairies as a young girl, her time away from her home taught her that these things are just stories. However, once back in Ireland, the Strange doesn’t feel like just a bedtime story. Memories and feelings rush back to Clare, reminding her of her past life and her duty. When things go horribly awry, Clare must find a way to repair the damage her absence has caused, or risk losing her home forever.

I have to say, this book is not for everyone. Though it is beautifully, wonderfully written, it is also incredibly slow. The plot was interesting enough, but the pace made it quite difficult for me to progress through it. If you’re a patient reader who loves fairy stories, you might love this book. It was a bit too slow for me, though.

Rating: 2.5/5

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