The Hungry Ghost
No. of Pages, 253
Vivid, moving, and beautifully told, this is a story to treasure. I devoured it in one day, unable to put it down until the mysteries in its pages were resolved. Freja is a fabulous character, brave and loyal; her vulnerabilities are sensitively explored and I loved how her personal journey intertwined with the book's overall plot. Among this novel's other strengths are its marvellously rendered setting, its fascinating use of folklore, and its powerful emotional heft. One of the best books I've read this year, The Hungry Ghost deserves to be read, and savoured, widely.