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The Murmur of Bees

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Erin K, Reviewer

My Recommendation

This was a beautiful translation in my favorite genre: magical realism. The characters are memorable and I found myself becoming quite attached to their fates. Segovia has a wonderful way of writing that's very descriptive but also entrenched in the earth and nature.

It was interesting reading this book during this time because there's a section that's all about the Spanish flu. Super weird to read about a pandemic that's so similar to what we're currently going through (some things don't change!).

I did feel like this was a bit of a slow burn. The opening images are incredibly intriguing and moving but the first half of the book really dragged for me (enough where I was kinda dreading reading). But about halfway through, the action picks up and there's plenty of conflicts that made the story more interesting. I would recommend this book to anyone who doesn't mind waiting awhile for the true magic of the story to come out. Because once it does, it's truly moving and captivating.

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