Smart Bitches Review, or Wheeee!!!

While I was away, I got a lovely, lovely review from the Smart Bitches, which included several mentions of the word brilliant (as in “[Cissy]’s freaking brilliant” or “Schwab’s use of multiple legends and fairy tales to parallel the protagonists’ story is particularly brilliant . . .”). To say I’m thrilled would be an understatement. 🙂

Schwab’s storytelling also has tight turns that drop the reader like a rollercoaster from merry heights of whimsical happiness for Cissy into plunges of holy shit terror and uncertain fear – which make it bloody hard to put the damn book down. The mix of nefarious characters, mystery, intrigue, and deep, churning sexual attraction don’t help either when you might be trying to get something else done.

You can read the whole review here.

5 thoughts on “Smart Bitches Review, or Wheeee!!!

  1. Gabriele C.

    Ah, here you’re hanging out. 🙂

    I was intrigued to find there’s another German writing in English. I had thought I was a pretty rare species, lol.

    I write historical fiction, mostly involving the old Romans. Newcastle was the starting point of my trip exploring the Hadrian’s Wall in June. I live in Göttingen and like you, count Dorothy Dunnett and Rosemary Sutcliff among my favourite authors. If you want to check me out, my main blog is here. 🙂

    Gabriele (from the Smart Bitches site)

  2. Sandra Schwab

    Thanks for the congrats. I was pretty thrilled about the review. Still am.

    And hi Gabriele! Or perhaps, ave Gabriele! — Re: exploring Hadrian’s wall: ahhh, so that’s when you had the sunny weather! You probably used it all up and didn’t leave anything for the people coming to Newcastle after you. *ggg*

  3. Camille Alexa

    Super congrats! Thank goodness for the diversity of human tastes! I’d hate to think a single (ahem…) less-than fully complimentary review could put kinks in the works. This is great news! And a Smart Bitches good review means the right stuff to the right audience.

    Well done!

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