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!



Currently Reading

The Martian
Andy Weir
Progress: 31/369 pages
The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
J.R.R. Tolkien, Humphrey Carpenter
Progress: 193/432 pages
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
J.K. Rowling
Progress: 43/766 pages
The Children of Húrin
J.R.R. Tolkien, J.R.R. Tolkien
Progress: 313/313 pages


Above - This is one of those books where you can’t help but just say, “Wow,” by the end of it; and that is seriously the only word I can find in my vocabulary right now. Bobet has a beautiful and lilting style that feels like poetry while maintaining a narrative. Matthew felt like he should–a real person who has never lived Above–our world–and has his own language, his own way of saying things, which contrasts with the dialogue of those who are Normal people. Unfortunately, it had what I refer to as a “Yentl ending”, which means it has an ending that you have the distinct feeling is supposed to be happy, but actually is sad and heartbreaking and upsetting and all those things that, I feel, make a book spectacular. This is a rare gem, and if you’re in search of a good standalone, you’re in for a treat with this one.Read more?