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

The Silent Swan

The Silent Swan - Lex Keating To be honest, I think I might still be confused about my feelings for The Silent Swan. On one hand, I really did enjoy the story at its core, but on the other, the execution was just…lacking. Sometimes I loved Gabriel and sometimes I thought he crossed way too many lines. Same with Tam. I felt like I was out of the loop on a lot of the foster kid discussions had between characters, and it seemed like there was a huge…chunk of story I was missing out on. I sincerely enjoyed the story and the characters (mostly) and everything, but I was unable to fully enjoy it because I felt really lost. It’s a shame because I really wanted to love this book, but just couldn’t. An ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Read more?