Hush-- Donna Jo Napoli

From what I’d heard of Napoli, I knew she was a pretty depressing author but as I was leaving the library I saw this book on the new books shelf and so I decided to grab it. After all, it said “And Irish Princess’ Tale” and who doesn’t love a good Irish Princess?

It’s the story of Melkorka. A Viking wants to marry her and in order to prevent it, she and her sister run away. They don’t get far however, because they are captured and sold as slaves. The sister escapes. Melkorka doesn’t.

At first it seems like a tale of magic and folly but as the story continues and horrible things are done to Melkorka. And the ending tries to be hopeful, but doesn’t exactly succeed.

I like it, surprisingly. I found it a good book. But it is NOT a happy book. Not in the slightest.

What saved it for me is that it’s based off a real event/legend. I thought that was interesting.

So read it if you wish. But you’ve been warned.

~Enna Isilee

Coming soon, a review of The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan.

And I'll post the interview as soon as Jessica responds

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