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A CURSE DARK AS GOLD by Elizabeth Bunce

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Yep, it's ecb generating even more buzzzzz...

http://misserinmarie.blogspot.com/

Check out the Dec. 12, 2007 post  :dancing

LRM, thanks for the link to the great review! I cannot WAIT to read this book! I'm moving that link and the kudos for ecb to the Book Talk section, since Verla would like to keep the Book Review section for straight reviews only. I'm also renaming this thread so people can find it more easily if they're searching by title. But I hope everyone will visit the Book Talk section to read how enthusiastic people are about this book!  :cheerleader

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#1 - December 13, 2007, 01:49 PM
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I thought I'd update this with a couple of new reviews by one of our own:

Teens Read Too review of CURSE

YA Books Central review of CURSE

(Hope it's not tacky to update this myself!  :paperbag)
#2 - January 24, 2008, 01:05 PM

Elizabeth, you've also got a great review at the Bookshelves Of Doom site. Scroll down to the Jan 30 post. :-*


http://bookshelvesofdoom.blogs.com/bookshelves_of_doom/books_ya/index.html
#3 - January 31, 2008, 02:25 PM
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I just posted my review of A Curse Dark as Gold on my LJ - here... http://viabloomington.livejournal.com/
#4 - February 25, 2008, 04:45 AM
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#5 - May 17, 2008, 11:23 AM

So, since everyone's linking, I'll just put mine here:

A CURSE AS DARK AS GOLD is certainly a book I would've picked up even if I *hadn't* been incredibly impressed with Elizabeth Bunce's presence on the Blueboards, but once opened, the book drew me in and kept me enthralled. Having an appreciation for cultural nuances and historical details, CURSE is one-half historical fiction, one-half classic fairy tale retelling and somehow interweaving a live mystery and a ghost story throughout in a seamless thread (pardon the pun). I learned more about the cultural flavor, intricacies of weaving and superstitions of the age than I had reckoned and found myself happily cheering the character depth and the plotline's solid foundation throughout. As a reader, it's a pleasure -- as a writer, it's a raised bar.

Elizabeth, this is phenomenal and I've recommended it to countless friends -- from those who are knitters and weavers and dyers to those who love fantasy, history and lore. You deserve every kudos! Congratulations!
#6 - June 09, 2008, 08:23 AM

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 :love  Thanks, Dusky! 

(You can tell those knitters that it was also given a favorable review in the Summer 2008 issue of Spin-Off!  And, yup, I'm beside myself. :D)
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I am late to get into the fray, but I read CURSE a couple of months ago and absolutely loved it. Way to go, Elizabeth! I put the full review on my blog:

http://kiperoo.wordpress.com/2008/09/10/book-review-a-curse-dark-as-gold-elizabeth-bunce/
#8 - September 10, 2008, 03:23 AM

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