The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
What I Drank Prior: 6 beersssssss I haven’t drank in a while shut up
Lets begin to say that I’ve been given an advanced copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.
Scenery – post-WW2 Germany. There’s one woman, Marianne, wife of a resister to the Nazis, who supports her husbadn’s cause. Her best friend from growing up… is also a co-conspirator in the assassination attempt of Herr Hitler. She promises the group that she’d take care of the wives of those who were also conspirators. Anywho, the book follows the Marianne, Beniza (the beautiful wife of Marianne’s bff), and Ania (mysterious Polish woman with two kids). They take care of eachother and how they survive a worn torn country. K that.
Woah. Ok. So yeah.
Writing Style: Beautiful. The ened.
Characters: I LOVED these caharters. Seriously, they’re wonderful. I have some spoiler-y thoughts but the book isnt out yet so I’m not gonna say nothing until after. I have trouble with this particular time in history and empathizing with some things. But I really loved them all.
Plot: Super great. Like SUPER great. The author does a good job figuring out time streams. Straight Doctor Who style… Well done Ms. Shattuck.
No spoilers because this was an ARC and i can’t. This book comes out on March 28th and you can get it… here
What to pair it with: plum shnapps.. you’ll nkow why
Rating: 4/5 shots: only because i have trouble empathizing with certain folk of this era in history.
I remain forever drunkenly yours,