A review by xandra_lyn
The Ghosts of Rose Hill by R.M. Romero

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


This was amazing! Poignant. Well researched. There were so many lines I stopped and re-read because of their beauty. It made me think about the experience of the Jews in Europe in a new way (the protagonist described walking through Europe as every step being a defiance). 

The ending is bitter-sweet. It leaves it slightly open ended for a sequel, but I hope there isn't one. It's so poignant as it is.

I was a little taken aback by the poem format, but I loved it by the end of the first chapter.

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