Författare: Tahereh Mafi
Förlag: Dutton Children’s books
Betyg: 3 av 5
Bokens första mening:
Infant snow drifted down in gentle whorls, flakes as large as pancakes glinting silver as they fell.
Laylee can barely remember the happier times before her beloved mother died. Before her father, driven by grief, lost his wits (and his way). Before she was left as the sole remaining mordeshoor in the village of Whichwood, destined to spend her days washing the bodies of the dead and preparing their souls for the afterlife. It’s become easy to forget and easier still to ignore the way her hands are stiffening and turning silver, just like her hair, and her own ever- increasing loneliness and fear. But soon, a pair of fa miliar strangers appears, and Laylee’s world is turned upside down as she rediscovers color, magic, and the healing power of friendship.
Fascinerande & magisk!