I received this novel from She Reads in exchange for a fair and honest review.
The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley was a tough book for me to read. It’s over 500 pages, which isn’t my strong point as a reader, and it’s VERY similar to two books I have recently read and just thought were okay.
In both The Firebird and Sisterland, two people who were very close had some psychic powers. In each book, the main character wanted to be hidden, and her powers were weaker since she did not hone them. Then, there were some pretty close similarities to The Forgotten Garden, where one of the characters finds out that she’s not really the daughter of the family that has raised her.
Also problematic to me was the fact that the main character starts out on this pretty intense journey, but the cause of which I thought was weak. Meaning, I just didn’t believe (or care) for the why behind this journey.
This book was not for me, but it didn’t help that I had JUST read two books that had similar premises, and both books were ones I didn’t love.
However, that doesn’t mean that this book is not for you! Did you love Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld and The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton? Then this book is one I believe you also will enjoy!
Thank you to SheReads for allowing me to be part of this book tour.
So, do you think this book sounds like it’s something you would enjoy?
Thanks for reading,