Thalia @ Pictures in the Words

I'm Thalia! I run a book blog called Pictures in the Words and I hope to be an editor for YA fiction. I'm a GoodReads refugee!



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Andy Weir
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A Wounded Name

A Wounded Name - Dot Hutchison This book…I had a love-hate relationship with it, before finally giving into to the drop-dead gorgeous writing style. I was suckered in by the cover immediately, and fell in love with the words from the first page. I didn’t even enjoy Hamlet all that much, but for some reason, Hamlet retellings are like a drug for me—especially ones from Ophelia’s point of view. It really is such a tragic and beautiful story, and when retold, it seems to be all the more beautiful. I had some issues with this book, but they were few, and overall, I had a really amazing experience reading it. I was tossed and twisted and pull apart—I understood Ophelia’s point of view, while also being able to see the good and bad from an outside perspective. I cared about what was going to happen, and while I should have seen the ending coming…I got to the last page, and it felt like I had actually stopped breathing. There were some shaky calls in the execution that I didn’t really like, but nonetheless, A Wounded Name is beautifully written and beautifully planned—you’ll honestly be holding your breath the whole way through.A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Read more?