This is a backlog review, meaning I read this either before starting to blog or it got lost somewhere along the hectic journey of blogging.
In the south-west of Ireland, rugged mountains meet bright blue lakes and thick forests. Deep in the woods, a young woman lives alone, forever secluded from the world, her life a well-kept secret. She possesses an extraordinary talent, the likes of which no-one has seen before: a gift that will earn her the nickname Lyrebird.
When Solomon stumbles into Laura’s solitary existence, her life is turned on its head. Pulled from her peaceful landscape to the cacophony of Dublin, she is confronted by a world desperate to understand her.
But while Solomon knows the world will embrace Laura, will it free her to spread her wings – or will it trap her in a gilded cage? Like all wild birds, she needs to fly free…
When/Why I Bought It
This one is from 2017. It was the first adult novel I had bought by Cecelia Ahern, I remember picking it up from Morrisons because of the beautiful cover. I had already read one of her YA novels so I knew that I should like it. Plus, I need to point out again: THE COVER.
This is one of my favourite books of all time. I absolutely love this. SO MUCH.
The characters are so unique! Laura is brilliant. I did notice a character who was a bit like her in One Hundred Names and it made me wonder if the idea came from there. But wherever the idea came from, I just LOVED Laura. Her skills were one-of-a-kind and I had never seen a character like her and as unique as her in any book, ever.
I also loved Solomon and his compassionate and caring side. He was such a loving character and clearly never fitted in with the people who surrounded him. He was the one who cared and saw Laura as a real person rather than just an item for a money-making scheme.
I don’t think any book can ever live up to this one. The story about loving someone and never wanting them to change who they are really got to me. It was so emotional and had me gripped over the couple of days it took me to read it. I would definitely re-read this to death if I had the time.
I don’t even know how to say how much I love it. The story just fills my heart with so much love, and I think it’s a story about acceptance that every single person should read at some point in their life.
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Recommended to: Readers of Marian Keyes and Jodi Picoult
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