The winners of The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady are SusieBookworm and Orchid! Congratulations!! I'll be sending you emails shortly.
Now for the new giveaway! Yay!!
I have another great book from Doubleday. Snowdrops by A.D. Miller
A. D. Miller's Snowdrops is an intensely riveting psychological drama that unfolds over the course of one Moscow winter, as a young Englishman's moral compass is spun by the seductive opportunities revealed to him by a new Russia: a land of hedonism and desperation, corruption and kindness, magical dachas and debauched nightclubs; a place where secrets - and corpses - come to light only when the deep snows start to thaw - Snowdrops is a chilling story of love and moral freefall: of the corruption, by a corrupt society, of a corruptible young man. It is taut, intense and has a momentum as irresistible to the reader as the moral danger that first enchants, then threatens to overwhelm, its narrator.
This book was a little hard to read, not necessarily because of the subject matter, but because of the location. It takes place in Russia so there are a lot of long Russian words in it and I'm not one of those people that can just skip over a word like that, I have to stop and sound it out and so it took me a while to make my way through this book. This is also why I never got past the first couple of chapters of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo!
Snowdrops was written as a confession, the narrator to a fiancee I assumed, explaining what his life was like when he lived in Russia. He was a lawyer and he was involved in some shady schemes. He dealt with some really interesting characters and he's telling this other person everything that happened.
I found the book pretty interesting. I felt like I learned a few things about Moscow, beginning with what a "snowdrop" is. If you're thinking it's a flower, think again! This book is dark and tense and keeps you wondering what's going to happen.
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There will be 2 winners for this giveaway and I'll randomly pick names on April 20th.