Note: This review was originally posted as a regular article as part of my 100 Words challenge on 26/07/15.
About two weeks ago we chanced upon our (currently yarn-bombed) local library. I was still riding the Ways With Words guilt trip regarding reading, so picked up the first vaguely interesting book I saw.
I chose Gretel and the Dark by Eliza Granville, believing I'd picked up a modern noir fairy tale (I was wrong). The book jumped between two time periods with face-palmingly obvious connections that the characters frustratingly ignored. It all felt a little try-hard, until the end when everything neatly slotted into place. Suddenly, the whole thing had been about kids coping during the Holocaust. Huh.