Ruta Sepetys has written three books, all of which are young adult historical fiction. Although she writes in what may seem like a specific niche, Sepetys draws in readers of all ages and interests. I have read all three of her novels and loved each one equally. Out of the Easy is Sepetys second novel.
Salt to the Sea (2016) was recommended to me by my mom. I had not heard of the book and could not recall who the author was but she insisted that I listen to this book next. I wanted to read it because I hadn’t physically read a good book in a while but she said that I should really listen to it instead because the characters had different voices and added to the story, in her opinion. So, I followed her advice and borrowed the audio version.
If I were to sum up Those Who Save Us with one sentence, it would be the following one from the novel: “Each person has this choice to make about how to live with the past, this dignity, this inviolable right” (474).
I went to the library in search for another book and A Dangerous Place, Book #11 of the Maisie Dobbs series, caught my eye. I added it to my “Want to Read” book shelf on the Goodreads app and downloaded the audio version of Maisie Dobbs (#1) from the Overdrive app so I could start from the beginning. Although the story has its problems, like World War I, it was a breath of fresh air. Let me explain.
Published in 2015, The Nightingale is a book I heard a lot of buzz about before I finally got the chance to read it. I was on the digital library’s waiting list for a long time (months and months and months) and then surprisingly, was unable to finish the book before it was taken away from me. So, I borrowed the hardcover version from my local library and still had to renew it once.