This book is a beautiful cultural exploration of generational trauma wrapped in a creepy, gothic, horror story. I absolutely loved it! In this wonderful story we follow the determined and independent Mercy, from frightened and unsure child, self-described as “all elbows and knees” teenager to fearless, self-sufficient and generational trauma cycle breaker. I loved how well the author was able to build this gothic fairytale all while clearly explaining how this curse was really bred from the cycles of trauma in her ancestors’ past. It was beautifully written and was a perfect October book choice! Highly recommend this book!
Reviewed by @prettybird-marie