Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Review: Razorhurst

RazorhurstRazorhurst by Justine Larbalestier
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

It is 1932 and Sydney is at peace, if you want to call it that. The peace is held by two mob bosses and their “razor men.” Kelpie has always been able to see ghosts, but this secret is kept hidden from everyone, especially since she is an orphan living on the streets. These ghosts sometime speak and the secrets they tell Kelpie hint at the flaws in the truce that has been set. After Kelpie meets Dymphna, she discovers a beautiful girl with a secret like her own. Can these girls survive a world governed by brutal men? What is their ultimate goal in achieving their freedom?

Razorhurst is a paranormal historical fiction told from many points of view. Readers should be prepared to pay attention to the character shifts in order to understand the story more completely. This is one book that I believe would be enhanced by a professional narration. I enjoyed the many twists and turns of the plot and felt the ending was complete and satisfactory. Razorhurst should be added to reader’s TBR list, but maybe not moved to the top.

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