A pocketful of Crows is a fairytale fantasy book by Joanne M Harris. It is about:
“I am as brown as brown can be,
And my eyes as black as sloe;
I am as brisk as brisk can be,
And wild as forest doe.
(The Child Ballads, 295)
So begins a beautiful tale of love, loss and revenge. Following the seasons, A Pocketful of Crows balances youth and age, wisdom and passion and draws on nature and folklore to weave a stunning modern mythology around a nameless wild girl.
Only love could draw her into the world of named, tamed things. And it seems only revenge will be powerful enough to let her escape.”
When i read the blurb i was immediately drawn in as it states Fairytales and Love as they are one of my favourite buzzwords when im loving for books. I love a good love story. At the beginning i was really intrigued with the book as we followed our main character in her natural habitat in the woods and we she was able to morph into different animals. I really enjoyed reading these parts as it shows how different types of animals and creatures live. Then it got into the main part of the story where she meets her love interest. This was my favourite part as like i said i love storys. I liked the two characters but i it felt very instalovey which i didn’t mind as i suppose with the length of the book everything would have to go very quickly. It then got to the plot twist where we see the loss and revenge start to seep in. I didn’t enjoy this as much as i found it got very confusing and was switching back and forth very quickly.
I gave this book 3 stars as i liked it but i wont ever reread it.
If you like Fairytales, Love, Loss and Revenge then this may be the book for you!