Review by Norma: The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

The WonderThe Wonder by Emma Donoghue

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Date read:  March 2nd to 4th, 2017

4.5 Stars rounded up!

First off I have never been so riled up while reading a book before as I was with this one!  I wanted to give a few characters a piece of my mind!  I wanted to throw my book at them but gently as I would never want to hurt my precious books but some of those characters sure needed to be smacked around a little!

THE WONDER by EMMA DONOGHUE was an intriguing, gripping, mesmerizing, and a beautifully written Historical Fiction novel which was set in a small Irish village from the nineteenth century that grabbed my attention from the very first chapter.

I really like THE COVER of this book as that is what initially drew me in when I first seen it and then when I noticed who the author was yup I knew that I would have to purchase it when it would go on Chapter’s 40% off of their bestsellers books.

THE WONDER is a fitting TITLE for this book but I am not going to go into why as I believe this book is best to go into reading blind as I did.  The blurb from the book says it best: AN IRISH VILLAGE IS MYSTIFIED BY WHAT APPEARS TO BE A MIRACLE BUT MAY ACTUALLY BE MURDER IN THE NEXT MASTERPIECE FROM BESTSELLING AUTHOR EMMA DONOGHUE.

EMMA DONOGHUE delivers a well-written atmospheric, unique, interesting, and an extremely captivating story here with well-developed CHARACTERS that had me totally engaged and guessing throughout the slow-building mysterious storyline as the complex pieces of the puzzle are revealed to us which definitely ruffled some of my feathers.

To sum it all up it was a thought-provoking, intense, steady-paced, quick and easy read with a wrapped up quite nicely and satisfying ENDING for another enjoyable read. Would recommend!!