A Crane Among Wolves by June Hur - Book Review

A Crane Among Wolves by June Hur - Book Review

Review by @maria_bookshelf

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I enjoyed this book, I really liked the historical part of it as I find the Korean culture quite fascinating and their history so different than mine, it’s very interesting to read/see! I loved finding out more about this specific time Joseon and how dark this period in history was. I also agree with the author, we need to talk about the dark periods in history so they’re not repeated and unfortunately we do see them happening over and over again throughout the human history.

I am also not surprised by the dark turn this author found when searching for material - something are transversal to cultures and times. I am also a fan of K-dramas and I can tell you, with a full heart, that I could see this playing out in a k-drama and I LOVED that! Both Iseul and Daehyun are great companions during this book, you do want to see them thrive and find their happy ending. You have this whole set of characters that are relevant to the plot and in the back of your mind you’re divided by trying to see the coup happening and who’s the Nameless Flower - and let me tell you I did not see that coming!

The only reason this was only a 4⭐️ read for me was due to the writing style. Although I know that there is a certain beauty in the Korean style of writing/speaking, it does go around in circles until it reaches its destination and it always catches me off guard! For that reason, it did take me a while to get into the story, and to understand what was happening and where it was going (took me roughly 40%!). After getting used to the style and the plot did pick up, I did not want to stop reading this!

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Review by @maria_bookshelf

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