I know what you're going to say, but I have no idea what happened. One minute it was Thursday morning and I'm opening the book on the train for the first time and the next thing I know it's Saturday afternoon and I'm reading the last page and closing the book. I don't think I've read a book this fast since Mockingjay. I think it's safe to say I liked it.
I don't even know what it is about the book I like. Sometimes there's a book out there that you just like and don't even know why. This is one of those books. What can I say?
I liked the magical element in the story, starting with storks. When we're young were told that these birds are the reasons babies are born in the world and here's a book that takes that belief and makes a reality out of it where a room of old women come together and decide who gets to be the mother of a new baby essence. Next is Jack Frost. The reason for cold weather, "Jack Frost nipping at your nose." Who hasn't heard that saying? In the book, we're introduced to a descendant of this mythical character, a boy who can control the weather with just a whim of emotions.
Last, but certainly not least, the power of destiny and love. Two people destined to be together that just being in the same room with that person makes you stronger than if you were alone. The idea that a couple in love is strongest when they are together is just one reason why love is so magical. The thought that love can be strong enough to save lives gives me hope and brings warmth to my heart. It's a great feeling isn't it?
Now for the kicker, we're going to have to wait a month before finding out what the rest of the group thinks. I wasn't expecting to finish the book so fast, but there it is. Come December 7th we'll find out if I have company in my liking of this book. I can't wait, can you?
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