New Monthly 5 Book Review

"Wakenhyrst" by Michelle Paver

Good Morning! Welcome back to my review section. My new review is on this months read for my Book Club, "Wakenhyrst" by Michelle Paver.

I first came across this book on social media when author Michelle Gorman (don't confuse the two) posted that she was reading it and enjoying the book. Trust me when I say that there are no better people to ask regarding a good book than an author!

Reading the blurb of the book, I was interested straight away, I wanted to read the book. I was also drawn in by the cover - never judge a book by it's cover mind you, but the cover of "Wakenhyrst" is a lovely deep blue with a multi coloured design, by Edward Bettison. 

I love stories like "Wakenhyrst" where there is a history, a deep back story that you can get sucked into, you want to find out more. Especially when there is almost always an element of truth behind it. 

I really like Michelle's way of describing events happening without outrightly telling you what it is. The narration leads you to understand the situation, particularly the time period of the book and the ways that people would have lived then. 

Above all, I love the way you're lead through this story. I love that all the while reading the book, I had this real sense of unease and not quite knowing what was happening, how things had suddenly changed, but that's the beauty of it, the subtlety of the horror creeping in. Gave me goosebumps!


A great book to read if you haven't already done so and I give "Wakenhyrst" a 3 book score. I will be keeping onto this one and I'll be popping onto a bookstore's website to look at ordering Michelle's other books. 

Take care, stay safe. I hope you enjoy "Wakenhyrst" as much as I did. x

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