Olivia, Mourning by Yael Politis
Olivia, Mourning is set in the 1840s and addresses racism and race relations in the North, gender roles, and rape. It’s got some intense and surprising parts. It took a little bit for me to really get into it, but once I did, I was totally absorbed and looked forward to the next time I’d be able to sit and read. Sometimes the dialogue would become a little bit circular and tedious and the ending was a bit too much of a cliffhanger for my liking (I’ve already bought the second book in the series, but I don’t feel a pressing need to start it right away). I recommend this book to adults who enjoy historical fiction.
4 (out of 5) Stars
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