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The Wolf and the Woodsman, by Ava Reid

ljpbooks's review against another edition

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adventurous dark mysterious slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

mrzpn_'s review against another edition

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adventurous dark medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

2.0


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darlingdani's review against another edition

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The girl was falling for the woodsman and its only been like a week....nothing that romantic had even happened yet. Nah fam 

iluska's review against another edition

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adventurous dark emotional inspiring medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

falde_amare's review against another edition

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adventurous dark mysterious slow-paced

3.0

WHAT. HAPPENED. The beginning of this book was so good and then it only gets worse and worse! This novel could be easly divided in two parts: the first half was absolutely beautiful and engaging with a great pacing, a flowery and evocative writing style and the worldbuilding (with hungarian inspired folklore!!!) was simply wonderful. On top of that, I thought that the main charcater was smart, pretty relatable and actually useful in her narrative. My only complaint in this part was that Evike and Gaspar became ‘friendly’ rather quickly and, since this is an enemies to lover, it was kinda a bummer but they banter and argue quite a lot so…all in all I was really enjoying their dynamic. BUT THEN everything fell apart: the writing became ripetitive and the characters made dumb and absurd decisions, the plot got lost and was stretched so much that there were so many ridiculous and far-fetched scenes that didn’t make sense at all. I absolutely hated how the last part ruined the brilliant beginning of the story. To me the biggest issues of this book are 1) the lenght and 2) that at the end the author did a mix of too many mythologies, unnecessary subplots and absurdities that all together butcherd the novel. Tanto fumo, niente arrosto. (Also…you can’t tell me that Gaspar isn’t just a really lame Zuko) 

ameliapondering's review against another edition

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dark slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No

2.5

kenny527's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character

3.75

alynn94's review against another edition

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3.75

Beautifully written! Especially loved the historical elements, the religious symbolism, and other significant themes. Great fantasy/folklore read! 

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garrinikole's review against another edition

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adventurous dark tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

mcluster1's review against another edition

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challenging dark reflective sad tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0