Monday, June 12, 2017

TLC Book Tours Book Review: Among The Lesser Gods

Author: Margo Catts
Title: Among The Lesser Gods
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
Publish Date: May 9, 2017
Book Blurb: 
Elena Alvarez is living a cursed life. From the deadly fire she accidentally set as a child, to her mother’s abandonment, and now to an unwanted pregnancy, she knows better than most that small actions can have terrible consequences. Driven to the high mountains surrounding Leadville, Colorado by her latest bad decision, she’s intent on putting off the future. Perhaps there she can just hide in her grandmother’s isolated cabin and wait for something—anything—to make her next choice for her.

Instead, she is confronted by reflections of her own troubles wherever she turns—the recent widower and his two children adrift in a changed world, Elena’s own mysterious family history, and the interwoven lives within the town itself. Bit by bit, Elena begins to question her understanding of cause and effect, reexamining the tragedies she’s held on to and the wounds she’s refused to let heal.

But when the children go missing, Elena’s fragile new peace is shattered. It’s only at the prospect of fresh loss and blame that she will discover the truth of the terrible burdens we take upon ourselves, the way tragedy and redemption are inevitably intertwined—and how curses can sometimes lead to blessings, however disguised

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Review: This book is just fabulous. Elena to some extent reminded me of Alice in Lisa Jewell's I Found You, that I read recently. She's a character that makes a lot of bad decisions in her young life. (So I think of her as a younger Alice)

The book is told from Elena's point of view. She ends up in a small town in Colorado taking care of two motherless children.

The setting is 1978 which really was different for me.

This story was wonderfully told and a great debut by Margo.

I absolutely loved this one.

Rating 5 flowers


Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

The 1978 setting is really intriguing to me - I was only one year old then, so it isn't a time I have any direct memory of.

Thanks for being a part of the tour.

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