“It was Earl Gray and it had been sitting so long it had started to smell like w…

“It was Earl Gray and it had been sitting so long it had started to smell like wet feet.” 💙

5 stars!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Zelda is a 21 year old woman with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome who is living with her brother, who has taken care of her since their mother died. She’s obsessed with Vikings and lives her life in the Viking way and utilizes rules to keep things in order and manageable. She is high functioning but has cognitive issues. Her brother gets tangled up with some unsavory folks and complicates their life and the story is about how Zelda navigates independence and life. I found this book to be moving and my heart was rooting for Zelda the entire time. She’s incredibly lovable and I felt extremely protective of her. The cast of characters in this book are fantastic – even the supporting characters are well flushed out and so believable. I wasn’t surprised to read a review by Bryn Greenwood, this book definitely gave me some Reckless Oath We Made vibes in the beginning! So much so that I was a little nervous I would not be as engaged but it turned into its own story and feel. As I turned the last page, with tears in my eyes, I was so glad to have spent time with Zelda. I hope we can all find a little bit of Zelda in ourselves.

Thank you to Gallery Books and Netgalley for a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. 💙



5 thoughts on ““It was Earl Gray and it had been sitting so long it had started to smell like w…”

  1. I love Earl Grey tea. It’s my “go to” if I need an afternoon pick me up. I like a little raw sugar and a splash of milk in mine. ☕️

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