I wrote this blog post a year ago today and believe Holy Island is still riding high in the charts!
I am just going to put it out there right now that LJ Ross is a friend of mine but when it comes to book reviews this could be a double-edged sword! When purchasing her debut novel Holy Island I was suddenly faced with an awkward realisation – what if I hate it? Or (possibly even worse) what if it’s just all terribly average and I have absolutely nothing to say about it?
Oh my gosh. I loved it!
It was the perfect blend of mystery, characters and emotions. I loved the language, Ross had a brilliant way of using a select few words to convey something immeasurably powerful. Generally I am not a fan of descriptive scenery but just as Lucy Clarke does in her novels, Ross brings the Holy Island landscape to life, making the Island itself integral to the story and one of the lead characters in…
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