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Gallant (2022 original; edició 2022)
de V. E. Schwab (Autor)
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Gallant de V. E. Schwab (2022)
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I enjoyed the first third of this book so immensely. I love the tone of the writing and the atmosphere was enthralling, but that is where my compliments end. The relationships between the characters were really shallow and not particularly interesting and the plot was missing a big something in terms of tension. I kept thinking there had to be so much more left than there was because not much happens. The plot was really missing something that would have allowed it to be a phenomenal story. It was, stylistically like a Neil Gaiman story with no punch in regards to plot. I haven't been so let down by a story in a very long time. ( )
A spooky YA read - tons of atmosphere and appropriately creepy setting. I read a review that said the reader couldn't put this book down after the halfway mark. I'd agree with that. First part is kind of slow, but by the end it sucks you in. This would be a great Halloween selection.
Another heart-breakingly sad and beautiful story by VE Schwab. Olivia is an orphan; her mother's diary, filled with drawings, is her only link to her parents. When she finds out that she has an uncle, she is sent to live at the mysterious Gallant.
Had shades of Jane Eyre mixed with Wuthering Heights plus magic.
Once again, there are images integral to the plot. Fortunately, they were included in the eARC i read. And those illustrations are beautiful.
3.5 out of 5 stars
This was an interesting, young adult book. I like Olivia's character and I liked learning her back story and who her parents were. I feel like the story could have been trimmed if Olivia's cousin had just told her the truth when she arrived at the manor. Overall, it was a good read.
Creepy and atmospheric and delicious, it's an Old Manor fantasy but written by someone who had a serious Goth phase. If you read Goudge's Moonacre or Burnett's Secret Garden and thought "you know what this shit needs is more blood and death" this is ABSOLUTELY the book for you. Read it. It's great.
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Number one New York Times bestselling author Victoria Schwab spins a dark, original tale about our world -- full of life -- a world that mirrors it -- haunted by death -- and the manor that stands between them. The Secret Garden meets Crimson Peak in this novel perfect for readers of Holly Black and Neil Gaiman. Olivia Prior has grown up in Merilance School for girls, and all she has of her past is her mother's journal -- which seems to unravel into madness. Then, a letter invites Olivia to come home -- to Gallant. Yet when Olivia arrives, no one is expecting her. But Olivia is not about to leave the first place that feels like home, it doesn't matter if her cousin Matthew is hostile or if she sees half-formed ghouls haunting the hallways. Olivia knows that Gallant is hiding secrets, and she is determined to uncover them. When she crosses a ruined wall at just the right moment, Olivia finds herself in a place that is Gallant--but not. The manor is crumbling, the ghouls are solid, and a mysterious figure rules over all. Now Olivia sees what has unravelled generations of her family, and where her father may have come from. Olivia has always wanted to belong somewhere, but will she take her place as a Prior, protecting our world against the Master of the House? Or will she take her place beside him? New York Times bestselling author Victoria Schwab crafts a vivid and lush novel that grapples with the demons that are often locked behind closed doors. An eerie, standalone saga about life, death, and the young woman beckoned by both. Readers of Neil Gaiman, Holly Black, Melissa Albert, and Garth Nix will quickly lose themselves in this novel with crossover appeal for all ages.
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Classificació Decimal de Dewey (DDC)813.6 — Literature English (North America) American fiction 21st Century
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