I’m so thrilled with the amazing review of ANATOMY OF A DARKENED HEART from Sunshine Somerville! My smile is stuck on my face! Her blog review is wonderful and her YouTube review is awesome too. They have different details, so be sure to check them both out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RwIcHmAL_Q&feature=youtu.be
Thank you, Sunshine!
This felt like a book I would’ve had to read in an English Literature class in college – and I mean that in a good way. Everything about the writing and the story felt legitimately true to the period, like this was an old, classic book I’d somehow missed all these years.
The writing is phenomenal. It’s not a long book, and the author makes every word count. Her descriptions are perfectly refined to give the reader exactly the amount of detail you need. The plot certainly isn’t action-packed (that wouldn’t fit the genre at all), but the slow build works very well as you focus on the psychological aspects of the story. I was never bored because the tension constantly increases as matters of the heart grow more and more complicated.
This book is, after all, about how these characters are “darkened.” I absolutely loved how I started thinking…
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