2020 Reading Challenge

2020 Reading Challenge
Jill Elizabeth has read 6 books toward her goal of 240 books.

Book Review: A Map of the Dark by Karen Ellis

What an extraordinary find this was! Elsa is a marvelous creation and a fantastic protagonist. After a childhood that was nothing short of horrid, she is bent but not near as broken as she thinks – and it is precisely this knife’s-edge amalgamation of personality quirks that makes her such an amazing investigator for the FBI’s Child Abduction Rapid Deployment unit. It’s also what makes her such an incredible character, particularly in the hands of a talented writer.

Elsa’s foibles and shortcomings (real and perceived) are painted in vivid, painfully bright colors – as are her successes and excellences. The supporting cast is just as compellingly written, from the major present-day players like her “partner” Lex to those whose role is technically historical (Deb, her mother) but whose ripples threaten the structural integrity of Elsa’s world past, present and future… This combination makes for an engaging story – particularly when the characterization is wrapped around an intriguing set of abductions and secrets that unfold in what feels like real time as you read. It’s a marvelous storytelling style and works beautifully here.

Ellis is definitely onto something with this series, and I’ve already downloaded book two to see how things continue.

Thanks to NetGalley for my review copy.

Share this Fabulous post with the World:
  • Print
  • Add to favorites
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • Digg
  • email
  • RSS
  • LinkedIn
  • Google Buzz
  • Reddit
  • Tumblr
  • blogmarks
  • Blogosphere

Leave a Reply

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>







Please note that all content appearing on Jill-Elizabeth.com is copyright protected. As such, no text may be reproduced or distributed, in whole or in part, in any medium without express written or electronic consent from the author. To obtain such consent, please submit your name, the text you would like to reproduce and/or distribute, and the medium in which you would like to reproduce and/or distribute it to JillElizabeth@jill-elizabeth.com. You will be contacted within seventy-two hours regarding your request.