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If you could sum up Pretty Little Dead Girls in three words, what would they be?
Charming, heartbreaking, uplifting.
What other book might you compare Pretty Little Dead Girls to and why?
Nameless the Darkness Comes.
Have you listened to any of Khristine Hvam’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
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"Pretty Little Dead Girls" is a magical novel. A stand out in literature and unafraid of being different. It hits on many different levels, whimsical, fantastical, emotional, horrific, dismal and heavy. Never straying to long on any one theme. Like pistons in a finely tuned engine, purring right along. With a narrator that breathes life into Byrony. A perfect fit.
Populated with an eccentric and amazing cast of characters that have been given free reign to be vulnerable, to be alive, to have emotions and express their fears rather than simply react to situations. With some of the most interesting characters being the settings. The locations hosting this yarn have personality, they have teeth and they definitely have intentions. They will play a part in this story as large or larger than some of the human characters themselves.
"When he met Bryony's eyes, he was nearly knocked down by the force of her soul. A sweet soul, to be sure, but a strong soul. A courageous and carefully optimistic soul, and a soul that would be forced to endure the most gruesome and unspeakable tragedy. She would be broken, and razored, and her pink lips and her soft fingers and the insides of her elbows, and oh, oh, oh! Her fate was carefully engraved into the irises of her eyes with jewelers' tools."
Mercedes' writing is fluid and gorgeous, as always, able to convey anything and everything, quickly and precisely, dense and exciting. The story she tells here is intricately woven, deceptively floaty and not without its fair share of punch. When the certain thing at around the 80% mark happens, dropping out of nowhere (except it doesn't, if you think about it), you're not ready for it. Like an elbow to the breadbasket, it takes the wind out of you. It hurts, and you may need a moment to compose yourself before you continue, because you have to continue, you are invested.
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I am not sure if it was the narrator who made this book, or the story, or the PERFECT combination of both. This is such a different style than I am used to, it was almost poetic....whimsical is the perfect word to describe this story, which is such a contrast to murder...if you want to get lost for a day and read something that helps you get lost....this is the one :)