Hello everyone! Long time no blog…but now, I am back! Thank you for bearing with me while I adjusted to our newest addition. I am very happy to say that our sweet baby boy is happy, healthy, growing and developing every day! I love every minute of being a mom, but am happy to be getting back into a routine and getting back down to business.
So what is the best way to get back into the swing of things? By doing a book review of course! I wasn’t able to read as much as I wanted to these past few weeks but I was busy getting all of the baby snuggles 🙂
This review is for The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton. As always, for a full description and information about the book please click HERE. I’ll be completely honest, I went into this book without knowing much about the book. I kept seeing rave reviews and a small description about it taking place in the 1600’s and Amsterdam. I was intrigued so I took a chance and picked it up. I fell in love with the story that was woven throughout this book. I love how it pretty much followed two different characters and that you never truly get to know the second character.
This story not only follows our main female character and her troubles, but we also follow “The Miniaturist” in a unique way. The reader does not truly know who the miniaturist is (not even at the end of the story) nor what his/hers motives may be and I feel that not knowing adds something to the book and reading experience. It allows the reader to truly put their own unique spin on the character. This story captured my attention from start to finish and I found myself not truly able to put the book down.
The other part of the book that I really enjoyed was that it really showcases that not everything is at it seems and does so in a way that is so realistic. It takes you into the inner workings of a household and family and the problems that anyone can encounter. It isn’t a fantasy or magical world, but still somehow captures your attention in the same way. I truly enjoyed watching the characters face the problems they had and overcome the difficulties of life.
Overall I give this book a 4/5 stars. My only negative was that it was a standalone novel!! I want to delve more into The Miniaturist and find out more of that story line. Have you read The Miniaturist? What were your thoughts?