Saturday, 7 February 2015
The Stillness of the Sky by Starla Huchton (Review)
Once again, Starla Huchton has taken one of my least favorite fairy tales of all time, gender-bends it, and turns it into one of the best Young-Adult novels of all time. In this Jack and the Beanstalk remix, Jacqueline (a.k.a Jack) a kindhearted girl who could not hurt a fly leaves home and her abusive father, well, after she looses the cows she was supposed to sell and found strange beans in their stead. On her trip she keeps sharing her kindness with others as she travels with no real plans, until one day she awakes to an enormous infinitely tall beanstalk. What happens next? You will have to read to find out. In this epic novel of magic, love, kindness and fate; so many pieces of wisdom are dropped throughout. I must say that this novel is truly uplifting and is definitely a feel good read. As a reader, I could not stop smiling as I read. I most definitely recommenced Into the Stillness of the Sky and give it the rating of FOUR AND A HALF OUT OF FIVE STARS!
*Advanced Readers Copy Review*