From the acclaimed author of PLAIN KATE, a new novel about what lurks in the shadows, and how to put it to rest...In the world of SORROW'S KNOT, the dead do not rest easy. Every patch of shadow might be home to something hungry, something deadly. Most of the people of this world live on the... show more
From the acclaimed author of PLAIN KATE, a new novel about what lurks in the shadows, and how to put it to rest...In the world of SORROW'S KNOT, the dead do not rest easy. Every patch of shadow might be home to something hungry, something deadly. Most of the people of this world live on the sunlit, treeless prairies. But a few carve out an uneasy living in the forest towns, keeping the dead at bay with wards made from magically knotted cords. The women who tie these knots are called binders. And Otter's mother, Willow, is one of the greatest binders her people have ever known.But Willow does not wish for her daughter to lead the lonely, heavy life of a binder, so she chooses another as her apprentice. Otter is devastated by this choice, and what's more, it leaves her untrained when the village falls under attack. In a moment of desperation, Otter casts her first ward, and the results are disastrous. But now Otter may be her people's only hope against the shadows that threaten them. Will the challenge be too great for her? Or will she find a way to put the dead to rest once and for all?
Publish date: October 29th 2013
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Middle Grade
, Young Adult Fantasy
87. SORROW’S KNOT, BY ERIN BOWRecommended by my coach, which was very unexpected. Frankly, the fact that I enjoyed it as much as I did was even more unexpected...Synopsis: Otter has the power to be a binder, and has always assumed she would be one after her mother. Binders are vitally important, bei...
Um. I didn't quite get this book. Writing prose was pretty good, the characters were decent, the pacing was hell, and the story really lost me. Despite speed reading the last 140 pages at 2 am, I got that we needed to not bind the dead, but I had so many questions left over from throughout the book....
Absolutely gorgeous. The author has lost none of her ability to be as creepy as hell between novels. This was a lot more flowing and tale-like then the last, but perhaps that was a reflection of the world in which it was set.I loved the First Nations setting, which was very much its own universe wel...
See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten! My copy was an ARC I got in a swap. For years, a copy of Plain Kate sat patiently on the shelf in my high school library and yet I never checked it out. The rave reviews were nearly everywhere in the blogosphere, but it took me until my last year and a half...
After enjoying Plain Kate by Erin Bow, I was looking forward to Sorrow's Knot. I'm so happy to say that I enjoyed it every bit as much as I did her first novel, if not a bit more! Usually when I read novels I end up guessing how the story will go after a certain point, but in this one, the story kep...