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September 30, 2016

A Darkly Beating Heart by @LindsaySmithDC #BookReview

 
 
A time-travel story that alternates between modern day and 19th century Japan as one girl confronts the darkness lurking in her soul.

No one knows what to do with Reiko. She is full of hatred. All she can think about is how to best hurt herself and the people closest to her. After a failed suicide attempt, Reiko’s parents send her from their Seattle home to spend the summer with family in Japan to learn to control her emotions. But while visiting Kuramagi, a historic village preserved to reflect the nineteenth-century Edo period, Reiko finds herself slipping back in time into the life of Miyu, a young woman even more bent on revenge than Reiko herself. Reiko loves being Miyu, until she discovers the secret of Kuramagi village, and must face down Miyu’s demons as well as her own.
 





Lindsay Smith is the author of Cold War-era espionage novels Sekret and Skandal, as well as the fantasy novelDreamstrider. She writes on foreign affairs and lives in Washington, DC.




I am at a loss for words on how to review this!  The characters were amazing, the story both chilling and compelling.  If its not on your TBR for Oct. it NEEDS TO BE!!! I read this in a less than three hours.  It was just that good.  The story was inventive as well.  Its a must read! 








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