May 24, 2021liljables rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This novel was exactly what I needed to read when it came to me: it's an interesting blend of contemporary and historical fiction, since we meet Addie in present day, but her 300 year-long story unfolds through flashbacks; and, the premise of the novel involves magical realism, but it's a straight-forward conceit, so it's easy to follow, and probably not "too much magic" for folks who don't dig that genre. I can't say I loved Addie as a character - in fact, I found her Satanic counterpart much more compelling - but her journey is an interesting one, with equal parts tragedy and triumph. This is a long read, at around 450 pages, but it doesn't feel like it - the chapters are short, and the back-and-forth-through-time format kept me wanting more, especially when the central conflict of the story was revealed.