The Gloaming (Gracekeepers)

The Gloaming (Gracekeepers)

Mara?s island is one of stories and magic. She knows she?ll eventually end her days atop the cliff, turned to stone and gazing out at the horizon like all the villagers that went before her, drawn by the otherworldly call of the sea. Her whole family will be there too, even her brother Bee and her sister Islay. But the island and the sea do what they want, and when they cl Mara?s island is one of stories and magic. She knows she?ll eventually end her days atop the cliff, turned to...

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Title:The Gloaming (Gracekeepers)
Author:Kirsty Logan
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:The Gloaming
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:256 pages pages

The Gloaming (Gracekeepers) Reviews

  • Robert
    Jun 04, 2018

    Kirsty Logan writes a beautifully imagined tale of magic, folklore and fairytales with a strong undertow of darker forces juxtaposed with a gritty realism. Logan achieves the feat with her world building that is sufficiently nebulous and ambiguous in giving the reader the path of seein...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. Residing in a mansion, renowned for its once glory but falling daily into further disrepair, and situated on an island overlooked by the stone remains of the deceased is Mara, daughter of a ballerina and a boxer. The arrival of part-time mermaid, Pearl, ig...

    A book of quiet beauty with a most haunting of storylines... That sadly bored me to tears. No matter how hard I tried I could not engage with these characters, I found reading a chore. Sometimes a book just doesn't fit with a reader because of circumstances outside of everyone's co...

    3.5 stars I wish Netgalley had made it very clear that this was a prequel to The Gracekeepersas I think the story would have had an even deeper meaning for me had I read that book first. But this story had its own merits and charm. The writing was at times mesmerising making you ...

    A gorgeously, luxuriously dark follow up to Kirsty's debut. My heart sang, my heart broke and I couldn't put the damn thing down. Utterly brilliant. ...

    Reseña en español // English review here The Ross family decided to move to a remote island with their two daughters to live a more peaceful life. A large, pink-ish and abandoned mansion makes for their new home; however, despite their feigned efforts, it will never be comple...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is the second Kirsty Logan novel I've read, and The Gloaming reminded me of The Gracekeepers in a lot of ways - good and bad. Let's start w...

    On the island where Mara and her family live people don?t die, the go to the cliff where they remain, gazing out to sea with the waves crashing beneath, their presence a haunting reminder of what is to come for the islanders. And Mara?s family is haunted by many things, long-ago de...

    This story is a fantastical meld of folk/fairy tales and magical realism. I have read very little magical realism before so found it a little hard going to begin with but the story itself was captivating and I became so invested in the characters that I couldn't put the book (Kindle) a...

    I have just finished The Gloaming by the amazing Kirsty Logan and she again raised the bar for any future book I will pick up. It was utterly amazing, it tugged on my heartstrings, breaking my heart and healing it at the same time. This story focuses on a family, an island, stories, ho...

    Here's the review: https://deucekindred.wordpress.com/20... ...

  • Ana
    Mar 11, 2018

    Kirsty Logan writes a beautifully imagined tale of magic, folklore and fairytales with a strong undertow of darker forces juxtaposed with a gritty realism. Logan achieves the feat with her world building that is sufficiently nebulous and ambiguous in giving the reader the path of seein...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. Residing in a mansion, renowned for its once glory but falling daily into further disrepair, and situated on an island overlooked by the stone remains of the deceased is Mara, daughter of a ballerina and a boxer. The arrival of part-time mermaid, Pearl, ig...

    A book of quiet beauty with a most haunting of storylines... That sadly bored me to tears. No matter how hard I tried I could not engage with these characters, I found reading a chore. Sometimes a book just doesn't fit with a reader because of circumstances outside of everyone's co...

    3.5 stars I wish Netgalley had made it very clear that this was a prequel to The Gracekeepersas I think the story would have had an even deeper meaning for me had I read that book first. But this story had its own merits and charm. The writing was at times mesmerising making you ...

    A gorgeously, luxuriously dark follow up to Kirsty's debut. My heart sang, my heart broke and I couldn't put the damn thing down. Utterly brilliant. ...

    Reseña en español // English review here The Ross family decided to move to a remote island with their two daughters to live a more peaceful life. A large, pink-ish and abandoned mansion makes for their new home; however, despite their feigned efforts, it will never be comple...

  • Karen Mace
    Jun 12, 2018

    Kirsty Logan writes a beautifully imagined tale of magic, folklore and fairytales with a strong undertow of darker forces juxtaposed with a gritty realism. Logan achieves the feat with her world building that is sufficiently nebulous and ambiguous in giving the reader the path of seein...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. Residing in a mansion, renowned for its once glory but falling daily into further disrepair, and situated on an island overlooked by the stone remains of the deceased is Mara, daughter of a ballerina and a boxer. The arrival of part-time mermaid, Pearl, ig...

    A book of quiet beauty with a most haunting of storylines... That sadly bored me to tears. No matter how hard I tried I could not engage with these characters, I found reading a chore. Sometimes a book just doesn't fit with a reader because of circumstances outside of everyone's co...

    3.5 stars I wish Netgalley had made it very clear that this was a prequel to The Gracekeepersas I think the story would have had an even deeper meaning for me had I read that book first. But this story had its own merits and charm. The writing was at times mesmerising making you ...

    A gorgeously, luxuriously dark follow up to Kirsty's debut. My heart sang, my heart broke and I couldn't put the damn thing down. Utterly brilliant. ...

    Reseña en español // English review here The Ross family decided to move to a remote island with their two daughters to live a more peaceful life. A large, pink-ish and abandoned mansion makes for their new home; however, despite their feigned efforts, it will never be comple...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is the second Kirsty Logan novel I've read, and The Gloaming reminded me of The Gracekeepers in a lot of ways - good and bad. Let's start w...

    On the island where Mara and her family live people don?t die, the go to the cliff where they remain, gazing out to sea with the waves crashing beneath, their presence a haunting reminder of what is to come for the islanders. And Mara?s family is haunted by many things, long-ago de...

    This story is a fantastical meld of folk/fairy tales and magical realism. I have read very little magical realism before so found it a little hard going to begin with but the story itself was captivating and I became so invested in the characters that I couldn't put the book (Kindle) a...

    I have just finished The Gloaming by the amazing Kirsty Logan and she again raised the bar for any future book I will pick up. It was utterly amazing, it tugged on my heartstrings, breaking my heart and healing it at the same time. This story focuses on a family, an island, stories, ho...

    Here's the review: https://deucekindred.wordpress.com/20... ...

    3.75 / 5 A strange book that I marked as "atmospheric" on my list, which is technically the highest compliment for me and yet I did not love this book. I couldn't quite place it. Was it fairytale or a lesson on real life through a fairytale? A story about grief and how we cope? A s...

    I was a fan of The Gracekeepers, but think I actually preferred this story as I felt it was better structured and felt more emotional and easier to connect with. But I will be going back to read The Gracekeepers now this story is fresh in my mind as the prequel. The cover is stunnin...

  • Heather
    Mar 14, 2017

    Kirsty Logan writes a beautifully imagined tale of magic, folklore and fairytales with a strong undertow of darker forces juxtaposed with a gritty realism. Logan achieves the feat with her world building that is sufficiently nebulous and ambiguous in giving the reader the path of seein...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. Residing in a mansion, renowned for its once glory but falling daily into further disrepair, and situated on an island overlooked by the stone remains of the deceased is Mara, daughter of a ballerina and a boxer. The arrival of part-time mermaid, Pearl, ig...

    A book of quiet beauty with a most haunting of storylines... That sadly bored me to tears. No matter how hard I tried I could not engage with these characters, I found reading a chore. Sometimes a book just doesn't fit with a reader because of circumstances outside of everyone's co...

    3.5 stars I wish Netgalley had made it very clear that this was a prequel to The Gracekeepersas I think the story would have had an even deeper meaning for me had I read that book first. But this story had its own merits and charm. The writing was at times mesmerising making you ...

    A gorgeously, luxuriously dark follow up to Kirsty's debut. My heart sang, my heart broke and I couldn't put the damn thing down. Utterly brilliant. ...

  • Rochelle
    May 11, 2018

    Kirsty Logan writes a beautifully imagined tale of magic, folklore and fairytales with a strong undertow of darker forces juxtaposed with a gritty realism. Logan achieves the feat with her world building that is sufficiently nebulous and ambiguous in giving the reader the path of seein...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. Residing in a mansion, renowned for its once glory but falling daily into further disrepair, and situated on an island overlooked by the stone remains of the deceased is Mara, daughter of a ballerina and a boxer. The arrival of part-time mermaid, Pearl, ig...

    A book of quiet beauty with a most haunting of storylines... That sadly bored me to tears. No matter how hard I tried I could not engage with these characters, I found reading a chore. Sometimes a book just doesn't fit with a reader because of circumstances outside of everyone's co...

    3.5 stars I wish Netgalley had made it very clear that this was a prequel to The Gracekeepersas I think the story would have had an even deeper meaning for me had I read that book first. But this story had its own merits and charm. The writing was at times mesmerising making you ...

    A gorgeously, luxuriously dark follow up to Kirsty's debut. My heart sang, my heart broke and I couldn't put the damn thing down. Utterly brilliant. ...

    Reseña en español // English review here The Ross family decided to move to a remote island with their two daughters to live a more peaceful life. A large, pink-ish and abandoned mansion makes for their new home; however, despite their feigned efforts, it will never be comple...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is the second Kirsty Logan novel I've read, and The Gloaming reminded me of The Gracekeepers in a lot of ways - good and bad. Let's start w...

    On the island where Mara and her family live people don?t die, the go to the cliff where they remain, gazing out to sea with the waves crashing beneath, their presence a haunting reminder of what is to come for the islanders. And Mara?s family is haunted by many things, long-ago de...

    This story is a fantastical meld of folk/fairy tales and magical realism. I have read very little magical realism before so found it a little hard going to begin with but the story itself was captivating and I became so invested in the characters that I couldn't put the book (Kindle) a...

    I have just finished The Gloaming by the amazing Kirsty Logan and she again raised the bar for any future book I will pick up. It was utterly amazing, it tugged on my heartstrings, breaking my heart and healing it at the same time. This story focuses on a family, an island, stories, ho...

    Here's the review: https://deucekindred.wordpress.com/20... ...

    3.75 / 5 A strange book that I marked as "atmospheric" on my list, which is technically the highest compliment for me and yet I did not love this book. I couldn't quite place it. Was it fairytale or a lesson on real life through a fairytale? A story about grief and how we cope? A s...

    I was a fan of The Gracekeepers, but think I actually preferred this story as I felt it was better structured and felt more emotional and easier to connect with. But I will be going back to read The Gracekeepers now this story is fresh in my mind as the prequel. The cover is stunnin...

    A warning: Kirsty Logan?s The Gloaming is another of 2018?s promised mermaid novels that?s a little short on actual mermaids. However, it?s long on atmosphere, imagination, and a charming lesbian love story. Islay, Mara and Barra have grown up on a tiny Scottish island, after t...

    I loved the fairytale vibe and the magical realisme Overtone of this book. The writing was simply beautiful and I loved the story; intriguing and heartbreaking at times. ...

  • Lauren James
    Apr 26, 2018

    Kirsty Logan writes a beautifully imagined tale of magic, folklore and fairytales with a strong undertow of darker forces juxtaposed with a gritty realism. Logan achieves the feat with her world building that is sufficiently nebulous and ambiguous in giving the reader the path of seein...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. Residing in a mansion, renowned for its once glory but falling daily into further disrepair, and situated on an island overlooked by the stone remains of the deceased is Mara, daughter of a ballerina and a boxer. The arrival of part-time mermaid, Pearl, ig...

    A book of quiet beauty with a most haunting of storylines... That sadly bored me to tears. No matter how hard I tried I could not engage with these characters, I found reading a chore. Sometimes a book just doesn't fit with a reader because of circumstances outside of everyone's co...

    3.5 stars I wish Netgalley had made it very clear that this was a prequel to The Gracekeepersas I think the story would have had an even deeper meaning for me had I read that book first. But this story had its own merits and charm. The writing was at times mesmerising making you ...

    A gorgeously, luxuriously dark follow up to Kirsty's debut. My heart sang, my heart broke and I couldn't put the damn thing down. Utterly brilliant. ...

    Reseña en español // English review here The Ross family decided to move to a remote island with their two daughters to live a more peaceful life. A large, pink-ish and abandoned mansion makes for their new home; however, despite their feigned efforts, it will never be comple...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is the second Kirsty Logan novel I've read, and The Gloaming reminded me of The Gracekeepers in a lot of ways - good and bad. Let's start w...

    On the island where Mara and her family live people don?t die, the go to the cliff where they remain, gazing out to sea with the waves crashing beneath, their presence a haunting reminder of what is to come for the islanders. And Mara?s family is haunted by many things, long-ago de...

    This story is a fantastical meld of folk/fairy tales and magical realism. I have read very little magical realism before so found it a little hard going to begin with but the story itself was captivating and I became so invested in the characters that I couldn't put the book (Kindle) a...

    I have just finished The Gloaming by the amazing Kirsty Logan and she again raised the bar for any future book I will pick up. It was utterly amazing, it tugged on my heartstrings, breaking my heart and healing it at the same time. This story focuses on a family, an island, stories, ho...

    Here's the review: https://deucekindred.wordpress.com/20... ...

    3.75 / 5 A strange book that I marked as "atmospheric" on my list, which is technically the highest compliment for me and yet I did not love this book. I couldn't quite place it. Was it fairytale or a lesson on real life through a fairytale? A story about grief and how we cope? A s...

    I was a fan of The Gracekeepers, but think I actually preferred this story as I felt it was better structured and felt more emotional and easier to connect with. But I will be going back to read The Gracekeepers now this story is fresh in my mind as the prequel. The cover is stunnin...

    A warning: Kirsty Logan?s The Gloaming is another of 2018?s promised mermaid novels that?s a little short on actual mermaids. However, it?s long on atmosphere, imagination, and a charming lesbian love story. Islay, Mara and Barra have grown up on a tiny Scottish island, after t...

    I loved the fairytale vibe and the magical realisme Overtone of this book. The writing was simply beautiful and I loved the story; intriguing and heartbreaking at times. ...

    The Gloaming is a lovely new piece of magical realism from the author of The Gracekeepers, and I really enjoyed it. It was a gentle, dreamy sort of read, but there was a darker undercurrent which kept me intrigued. Mara, Islay and Barra are the three children of Signe and Peter, who...

    Anyone who loved The Gracekeepers will be equally delighted with The Gloaming... and anyone who didn't read it, well, read this and then immediately read The Gracekeepers! Utterly beautiful, enchanting and totally unique! This applies to the writing, the setting, the characters and ...

    Anyone who loved Kirsty Logan's previous novel, The Gracekeepers, should also enjoy this. This is a spiritual prequel although I don' t think you need to read them in order of publication as each stands alone. This story is set on an island steeped in dark magic where those who come fi...

    The Gloaming by Kirsty Logan - magic and fairy tales, families and death, stone and water and bones. The writing is so poetic and easy to read, and I swallowed it up. ...

  • gem
    Feb 20, 2018

    Kirsty Logan writes a beautifully imagined tale of magic, folklore and fairytales with a strong undertow of darker forces juxtaposed with a gritty realism. Logan achieves the feat with her world building that is sufficiently nebulous and ambiguous in giving the reader the path of seein...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. Residing in a mansion, renowned for its once glory but falling daily into further disrepair, and situated on an island overlooked by the stone remains of the deceased is Mara, daughter of a ballerina and a boxer. The arrival of part-time mermaid, Pearl, ig...

    A book of quiet beauty with a most haunting of storylines... That sadly bored me to tears. No matter how hard I tried I could not engage with these characters, I found reading a chore. Sometimes a book just doesn't fit with a reader because of circumstances outside of everyone's co...

    3.5 stars I wish Netgalley had made it very clear that this was a prequel to The Gracekeepersas I think the story would have had an even deeper meaning for me had I read that book first. But this story had its own merits and charm. The writing was at times mesmerising making you ...

    A gorgeously, luxuriously dark follow up to Kirsty's debut. My heart sang, my heart broke and I couldn't put the damn thing down. Utterly brilliant. ...

    Reseña en español // English review here The Ross family decided to move to a remote island with their two daughters to live a more peaceful life. A large, pink-ish and abandoned mansion makes for their new home; however, despite their feigned efforts, it will never be comple...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is the second Kirsty Logan novel I've read, and The Gloaming reminded me of The Gracekeepers in a lot of ways - good and bad. Let's start w...

    On the island where Mara and her family live people don?t die, the go to the cliff where they remain, gazing out to sea with the waves crashing beneath, their presence a haunting reminder of what is to come for the islanders. And Mara?s family is haunted by many things, long-ago de...

    This story is a fantastical meld of folk/fairy tales and magical realism. I have read very little magical realism before so found it a little hard going to begin with but the story itself was captivating and I became so invested in the characters that I couldn't put the book (Kindle) a...

    I have just finished The Gloaming by the amazing Kirsty Logan and she again raised the bar for any future book I will pick up. It was utterly amazing, it tugged on my heartstrings, breaking my heart and healing it at the same time. This story focuses on a family, an island, stories, ho...

    Here's the review: https://deucekindred.wordpress.com/20... ...

    3.75 / 5 A strange book that I marked as "atmospheric" on my list, which is technically the highest compliment for me and yet I did not love this book. I couldn't quite place it. Was it fairytale or a lesson on real life through a fairytale? A story about grief and how we cope? A s...

    I was a fan of The Gracekeepers, but think I actually preferred this story as I felt it was better structured and felt more emotional and easier to connect with. But I will be going back to read The Gracekeepers now this story is fresh in my mind as the prequel. The cover is stunnin...

    A warning: Kirsty Logan?s The Gloaming is another of 2018?s promised mermaid novels that?s a little short on actual mermaids. However, it?s long on atmosphere, imagination, and a charming lesbian love story. Islay, Mara and Barra have grown up on a tiny Scottish island, after t...

    I loved the fairytale vibe and the magical realisme Overtone of this book. The writing was simply beautiful and I loved the story; intriguing and heartbreaking at times. ...

    The Gloaming is a lovely new piece of magical realism from the author of The Gracekeepers, and I really enjoyed it. It was a gentle, dreamy sort of read, but there was a darker undercurrent which kept me intrigued. Mara, Islay and Barra are the three children of Signe and Peter, who...

    Anyone who loved The Gracekeepers will be equally delighted with The Gloaming... and anyone who didn't read it, well, read this and then immediately read The Gracekeepers! Utterly beautiful, enchanting and totally unique! This applies to the writing, the setting, the characters and ...

  • Emer
    Apr 06, 2018

    Kirsty Logan writes a beautifully imagined tale of magic, folklore and fairytales with a strong undertow of darker forces juxtaposed with a gritty realism. Logan achieves the feat with her world building that is sufficiently nebulous and ambiguous in giving the reader the path of seein...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. Residing in a mansion, renowned for its once glory but falling daily into further disrepair, and situated on an island overlooked by the stone remains of the deceased is Mara, daughter of a ballerina and a boxer. The arrival of part-time mermaid, Pearl, ig...

    A book of quiet beauty with a most haunting of storylines... That sadly bored me to tears. No matter how hard I tried I could not engage with these characters, I found reading a chore. Sometimes a book just doesn't fit with a reader because of circumstances outside of everyone's co...

  • Shiku
    Apr 14, 2018

    Kirsty Logan writes a beautifully imagined tale of magic, folklore and fairytales with a strong undertow of darker forces juxtaposed with a gritty realism. Logan achieves the feat with her world building that is sufficiently nebulous and ambiguous in giving the reader the path of seein...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. Residing in a mansion, renowned for its once glory but falling daily into further disrepair, and situated on an island overlooked by the stone remains of the deceased is Mara, daughter of a ballerina and a boxer. The arrival of part-time mermaid, Pearl, ig...

    A book of quiet beauty with a most haunting of storylines... That sadly bored me to tears. No matter how hard I tried I could not engage with these characters, I found reading a chore. Sometimes a book just doesn't fit with a reader because of circumstances outside of everyone's co...

    3.5 stars I wish Netgalley had made it very clear that this was a prequel to The Gracekeepersas I think the story would have had an even deeper meaning for me had I read that book first. But this story had its own merits and charm. The writing was at times mesmerising making you ...

    A gorgeously, luxuriously dark follow up to Kirsty's debut. My heart sang, my heart broke and I couldn't put the damn thing down. Utterly brilliant. ...

    Reseña en español // English review here The Ross family decided to move to a remote island with their two daughters to live a more peaceful life. A large, pink-ish and abandoned mansion makes for their new home; however, despite their feigned efforts, it will never be comple...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is the second Kirsty Logan novel I've read, and The Gloaming reminded me of The Gracekeepers in a lot of ways - good and bad. Let's start w...

    On the island where Mara and her family live people don?t die, the go to the cliff where they remain, gazing out to sea with the waves crashing beneath, their presence a haunting reminder of what is to come for the islanders. And Mara?s family is haunted by many things, long-ago de...

    This story is a fantastical meld of folk/fairy tales and magical realism. I have read very little magical realism before so found it a little hard going to begin with but the story itself was captivating and I became so invested in the characters that I couldn't put the book (Kindle) a...

    I have just finished The Gloaming by the amazing Kirsty Logan and she again raised the bar for any future book I will pick up. It was utterly amazing, it tugged on my heartstrings, breaking my heart and healing it at the same time. This story focuses on a family, an island, stories, ho...

    Here's the review: https://deucekindred.wordpress.com/20... ...

    3.75 / 5 A strange book that I marked as "atmospheric" on my list, which is technically the highest compliment for me and yet I did not love this book. I couldn't quite place it. Was it fairytale or a lesson on real life through a fairytale? A story about grief and how we cope? A s...

    I was a fan of The Gracekeepers, but think I actually preferred this story as I felt it was better structured and felt more emotional and easier to connect with. But I will be going back to read The Gracekeepers now this story is fresh in my mind as the prequel. The cover is stunnin...

    A warning: Kirsty Logan?s The Gloaming is another of 2018?s promised mermaid novels that?s a little short on actual mermaids. However, it?s long on atmosphere, imagination, and a charming lesbian love story. Islay, Mara and Barra have grown up on a tiny Scottish island, after t...

    I loved the fairytale vibe and the magical realisme Overtone of this book. The writing was simply beautiful and I loved the story; intriguing and heartbreaking at times. ...

    The Gloaming is a lovely new piece of magical realism from the author of The Gracekeepers, and I really enjoyed it. It was a gentle, dreamy sort of read, but there was a darker undercurrent which kept me intrigued. Mara, Islay and Barra are the three children of Signe and Peter, who...

    Anyone who loved The Gracekeepers will be equally delighted with The Gloaming... and anyone who didn't read it, well, read this and then immediately read The Gracekeepers! Utterly beautiful, enchanting and totally unique! This applies to the writing, the setting, the characters and ...

    Anyone who loved Kirsty Logan's previous novel, The Gracekeepers, should also enjoy this. This is a spiritual prequel although I don' t think you need to read them in order of publication as each stands alone. This story is set on an island steeped in dark magic where those who come fi...

    The Gloaming by Kirsty Logan - magic and fairy tales, families and death, stone and water and bones. The writing is so poetic and easy to read, and I swallowed it up. ...

    I received a copy of this book via NetGalley. This is a beautiful, bittersweet fairy tale of a book. A story about love and family, full of magic and myths and folklore. The author has a gorgeous, whimsical writing style and I can't wait to read The Gracekeepers now. ...

    I read The Gloaming in just two sittings. Having been instantly swept up by its tone of melancholy and quiet magic, I simply didn't want to put it down. Above all else, it's a book about stories; how integral they are to our very existence; how they change over time; the things we ...

    4/5 stars I received a free copy of this book on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  'But then, she soothed herself: we cannot be held responsible for every pretty lie we tell to our children.' Although The Gloaming has chapters from other points of the view, ...

    I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 2.5 stars Okay, so I?m 80% sure this is a beautiful and haunting story about grief and overcoming loss and life, finding love, etc, etc but I?m 100% sure I just didn?t get it. Now, admittedly...

    Peter, a boxer, falls in love with Signe, a ballet dancer. This unusual match somehow triggers nature and becomes something very special. Signe soon falls pregnant, but of the three babies, only one, Islay, survives. After they had their second daughter, Mara, they move to a remote Sco...

    Read full review @https://ecstaticyetchaotic.wordpress.... The gloaming by Kristi Logan is a book that transports you to an island which is both mystical and dark. A place where people don?t die naturally but are turned into stones on a cliff overlooking the sea. The sea which is ...

    I had previously read The Grace Keepers by Kirsty Logan and was thrilled to get accepted for an arc of her new one. I found this to be very much like her first one, with intricate locations and beautifully written narrative. I really enjoyed the unknown aspect that seemed to lurk under...

    I thought this was a really beutiful, tender story, about the growth one girl goes through on her odd island (I loved the island by the way!!) It felt rich and lyrical, and it was really amazing to watch the growth of the relationship between Pearl and Mara. The storylines were hauntin...

    Die deutsche Rezension findet ihr auf meinem Blog. _____________________________ Content Notes Drowning and familial death, severe injuries The Book "The Gloaming" is a loose prequel to Kirsty Logan's previous novel, "The Gracekeepers". An absolute must read for fans, but also...

  • Sonja Arlow
    May 11, 2018

    Kirsty Logan writes a beautifully imagined tale of magic, folklore and fairytales with a strong undertow of darker forces juxtaposed with a gritty realism. Logan achieves the feat with her world building that is sufficiently nebulous and ambiguous in giving the reader the path of seein...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. Residing in a mansion, renowned for its once glory but falling daily into further disrepair, and situated on an island overlooked by the stone remains of the deceased is Mara, daughter of a ballerina and a boxer. The arrival of part-time mermaid, Pearl, ig...

    A book of quiet beauty with a most haunting of storylines... That sadly bored me to tears. No matter how hard I tried I could not engage with these characters, I found reading a chore. Sometimes a book just doesn't fit with a reader because of circumstances outside of everyone's co...

    3.5 stars I wish Netgalley had made it very clear that this was a prequel to The Gracekeepersas I think the story would have had an even deeper meaning for me had I read that book first. But this story had its own merits and charm. The writing was at times mesmerising making you ...

  • Moray Teale
    Jan 18, 2018

    Kirsty Logan writes a beautifully imagined tale of magic, folklore and fairytales with a strong undertow of darker forces juxtaposed with a gritty realism. Logan achieves the feat with her world building that is sufficiently nebulous and ambiguous in giving the reader the path of seein...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. Residing in a mansion, renowned for its once glory but falling daily into further disrepair, and situated on an island overlooked by the stone remains of the deceased is Mara, daughter of a ballerina and a boxer. The arrival of part-time mermaid, Pearl, ig...

    A book of quiet beauty with a most haunting of storylines... That sadly bored me to tears. No matter how hard I tried I could not engage with these characters, I found reading a chore. Sometimes a book just doesn't fit with a reader because of circumstances outside of everyone's co...

    3.5 stars I wish Netgalley had made it very clear that this was a prequel to The Gracekeepersas I think the story would have had an even deeper meaning for me had I read that book first. But this story had its own merits and charm. The writing was at times mesmerising making you ...

    A gorgeously, luxuriously dark follow up to Kirsty's debut. My heart sang, my heart broke and I couldn't put the damn thing down. Utterly brilliant. ...

    Reseña en español // English review here The Ross family decided to move to a remote island with their two daughters to live a more peaceful life. A large, pink-ish and abandoned mansion makes for their new home; however, despite their feigned efforts, it will never be comple...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is the second Kirsty Logan novel I've read, and The Gloaming reminded me of The Gracekeepers in a lot of ways - good and bad. Let's start w...

    On the island where Mara and her family live people don?t die, the go to the cliff where they remain, gazing out to sea with the waves crashing beneath, their presence a haunting reminder of what is to come for the islanders. And Mara?s family is haunted by many things, long-ago de...

  • Megan
    Mar 11, 2018

    Kirsty Logan writes a beautifully imagined tale of magic, folklore and fairytales with a strong undertow of darker forces juxtaposed with a gritty realism. Logan achieves the feat with her world building that is sufficiently nebulous and ambiguous in giving the reader the path of seein...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. Residing in a mansion, renowned for its once glory but falling daily into further disrepair, and situated on an island overlooked by the stone remains of the deceased is Mara, daughter of a ballerina and a boxer. The arrival of part-time mermaid, Pearl, ig...

    A book of quiet beauty with a most haunting of storylines... That sadly bored me to tears. No matter how hard I tried I could not engage with these characters, I found reading a chore. Sometimes a book just doesn't fit with a reader because of circumstances outside of everyone's co...

    3.5 stars I wish Netgalley had made it very clear that this was a prequel to The Gracekeepersas I think the story would have had an even deeper meaning for me had I read that book first. But this story had its own merits and charm. The writing was at times mesmerising making you ...

    A gorgeously, luxuriously dark follow up to Kirsty's debut. My heart sang, my heart broke and I couldn't put the damn thing down. Utterly brilliant. ...

    Reseña en español // English review here The Ross family decided to move to a remote island with their two daughters to live a more peaceful life. A large, pink-ish and abandoned mansion makes for their new home; however, despite their feigned efforts, it will never be comple...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is the second Kirsty Logan novel I've read, and The Gloaming reminded me of The Gracekeepers in a lot of ways - good and bad. Let's start w...

    On the island where Mara and her family live people don?t die, the go to the cliff where they remain, gazing out to sea with the waves crashing beneath, their presence a haunting reminder of what is to come for the islanders. And Mara?s family is haunted by many things, long-ago de...

    This story is a fantastical meld of folk/fairy tales and magical realism. I have read very little magical realism before so found it a little hard going to begin with but the story itself was captivating and I became so invested in the characters that I couldn't put the book (Kindle) a...

    I have just finished The Gloaming by the amazing Kirsty Logan and she again raised the bar for any future book I will pick up. It was utterly amazing, it tugged on my heartstrings, breaking my heart and healing it at the same time. This story focuses on a family, an island, stories, ho...

    Here's the review: https://deucekindred.wordpress.com/20... ...

    3.75 / 5 A strange book that I marked as "atmospheric" on my list, which is technically the highest compliment for me and yet I did not love this book. I couldn't quite place it. Was it fairytale or a lesson on real life through a fairytale? A story about grief and how we cope? A s...

    I was a fan of The Gracekeepers, but think I actually preferred this story as I felt it was better structured and felt more emotional and easier to connect with. But I will be going back to read The Gracekeepers now this story is fresh in my mind as the prequel. The cover is stunnin...

    A warning: Kirsty Logan?s The Gloaming is another of 2018?s promised mermaid novels that?s a little short on actual mermaids. However, it?s long on atmosphere, imagination, and a charming lesbian love story. Islay, Mara and Barra have grown up on a tiny Scottish island, after t...

    I loved the fairytale vibe and the magical realisme Overtone of this book. The writing was simply beautiful and I loved the story; intriguing and heartbreaking at times. ...

    The Gloaming is a lovely new piece of magical realism from the author of The Gracekeepers, and I really enjoyed it. It was a gentle, dreamy sort of read, but there was a darker undercurrent which kept me intrigued. Mara, Islay and Barra are the three children of Signe and Peter, who...

  • Connie
    Apr 08, 2018

    Kirsty Logan writes a beautifully imagined tale of magic, folklore and fairytales with a strong undertow of darker forces juxtaposed with a gritty realism. Logan achieves the feat with her world building that is sufficiently nebulous and ambiguous in giving the reader the path of seein...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. Residing in a mansion, renowned for its once glory but falling daily into further disrepair, and situated on an island overlooked by the stone remains of the deceased is Mara, daughter of a ballerina and a boxer. The arrival of part-time mermaid, Pearl, ig...

    A book of quiet beauty with a most haunting of storylines... That sadly bored me to tears. No matter how hard I tried I could not engage with these characters, I found reading a chore. Sometimes a book just doesn't fit with a reader because of circumstances outside of everyone's co...

    3.5 stars I wish Netgalley had made it very clear that this was a prequel to The Gracekeepersas I think the story would have had an even deeper meaning for me had I read that book first. But this story had its own merits and charm. The writing was at times mesmerising making you ...

    A gorgeously, luxuriously dark follow up to Kirsty's debut. My heart sang, my heart broke and I couldn't put the damn thing down. Utterly brilliant. ...

    Reseña en español // English review here The Ross family decided to move to a remote island with their two daughters to live a more peaceful life. A large, pink-ish and abandoned mansion makes for their new home; however, despite their feigned efforts, it will never be comple...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is the second Kirsty Logan novel I've read, and The Gloaming reminded me of The Gracekeepers in a lot of ways - good and bad. Let's start w...

    On the island where Mara and her family live people don?t die, the go to the cliff where they remain, gazing out to sea with the waves crashing beneath, their presence a haunting reminder of what is to come for the islanders. And Mara?s family is haunted by many things, long-ago de...

    This story is a fantastical meld of folk/fairy tales and magical realism. I have read very little magical realism before so found it a little hard going to begin with but the story itself was captivating and I became so invested in the characters that I couldn't put the book (Kindle) a...

    I have just finished The Gloaming by the amazing Kirsty Logan and she again raised the bar for any future book I will pick up. It was utterly amazing, it tugged on my heartstrings, breaking my heart and healing it at the same time. This story focuses on a family, an island, stories, ho...

    Here's the review: https://deucekindred.wordpress.com/20... ...

    3.75 / 5 A strange book that I marked as "atmospheric" on my list, which is technically the highest compliment for me and yet I did not love this book. I couldn't quite place it. Was it fairytale or a lesson on real life through a fairytale? A story about grief and how we cope? A s...

    I was a fan of The Gracekeepers, but think I actually preferred this story as I felt it was better structured and felt more emotional and easier to connect with. But I will be going back to read The Gracekeepers now this story is fresh in my mind as the prequel. The cover is stunnin...

    A warning: Kirsty Logan?s The Gloaming is another of 2018?s promised mermaid novels that?s a little short on actual mermaids. However, it?s long on atmosphere, imagination, and a charming lesbian love story. Islay, Mara and Barra have grown up on a tiny Scottish island, after t...

    I loved the fairytale vibe and the magical realisme Overtone of this book. The writing was simply beautiful and I loved the story; intriguing and heartbreaking at times. ...

    The Gloaming is a lovely new piece of magical realism from the author of The Gracekeepers, and I really enjoyed it. It was a gentle, dreamy sort of read, but there was a darker undercurrent which kept me intrigued. Mara, Islay and Barra are the three children of Signe and Peter, who...

    Anyone who loved The Gracekeepers will be equally delighted with The Gloaming... and anyone who didn't read it, well, read this and then immediately read The Gracekeepers! Utterly beautiful, enchanting and totally unique! This applies to the writing, the setting, the characters and ...

    Anyone who loved Kirsty Logan's previous novel, The Gracekeepers, should also enjoy this. This is a spiritual prequel although I don' t think you need to read them in order of publication as each stands alone. This story is set on an island steeped in dark magic where those who come fi...

    The Gloaming by Kirsty Logan - magic and fairy tales, families and death, stone and water and bones. The writing is so poetic and easy to read, and I swallowed it up. ...

    I received a copy of this book via NetGalley. This is a beautiful, bittersweet fairy tale of a book. A story about love and family, full of magic and myths and folklore. The author has a gorgeous, whimsical writing style and I can't wait to read The Gracekeepers now. ...

    I read The Gloaming in just two sittings. Having been instantly swept up by its tone of melancholy and quiet magic, I simply didn't want to put it down. Above all else, it's a book about stories; how integral they are to our very existence; how they change over time; the things we ...

    4/5 stars I received a free copy of this book on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  'But then, she soothed herself: we cannot be held responsible for every pretty lie we tell to our children.' Although The Gloaming has chapters from other points of the view, ...

  • Daisy
    Feb 23, 2018

    Kirsty Logan writes a beautifully imagined tale of magic, folklore and fairytales with a strong undertow of darker forces juxtaposed with a gritty realism. Logan achieves the feat with her world building that is sufficiently nebulous and ambiguous in giving the reader the path of seein...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. Residing in a mansion, renowned for its once glory but falling daily into further disrepair, and situated on an island overlooked by the stone remains of the deceased is Mara, daughter of a ballerina and a boxer. The arrival of part-time mermaid, Pearl, ig...

    A book of quiet beauty with a most haunting of storylines... That sadly bored me to tears. No matter how hard I tried I could not engage with these characters, I found reading a chore. Sometimes a book just doesn't fit with a reader because of circumstances outside of everyone's co...

    3.5 stars I wish Netgalley had made it very clear that this was a prequel to The Gracekeepersas I think the story would have had an even deeper meaning for me had I read that book first. But this story had its own merits and charm. The writing was at times mesmerising making you ...

    A gorgeously, luxuriously dark follow up to Kirsty's debut. My heart sang, my heart broke and I couldn't put the damn thing down. Utterly brilliant. ...

    Reseña en español // English review here The Ross family decided to move to a remote island with their two daughters to live a more peaceful life. A large, pink-ish and abandoned mansion makes for their new home; however, despite their feigned efforts, it will never be comple...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is the second Kirsty Logan novel I've read, and The Gloaming reminded me of The Gracekeepers in a lot of ways - good and bad. Let's start w...

    On the island where Mara and her family live people don?t die, the go to the cliff where they remain, gazing out to sea with the waves crashing beneath, their presence a haunting reminder of what is to come for the islanders. And Mara?s family is haunted by many things, long-ago de...

    This story is a fantastical meld of folk/fairy tales and magical realism. I have read very little magical realism before so found it a little hard going to begin with but the story itself was captivating and I became so invested in the characters that I couldn't put the book (Kindle) a...

    I have just finished The Gloaming by the amazing Kirsty Logan and she again raised the bar for any future book I will pick up. It was utterly amazing, it tugged on my heartstrings, breaking my heart and healing it at the same time. This story focuses on a family, an island, stories, ho...

    Here's the review: https://deucekindred.wordpress.com/20... ...

    3.75 / 5 A strange book that I marked as "atmospheric" on my list, which is technically the highest compliment for me and yet I did not love this book. I couldn't quite place it. Was it fairytale or a lesson on real life through a fairytale? A story about grief and how we cope? A s...

    I was a fan of The Gracekeepers, but think I actually preferred this story as I felt it was better structured and felt more emotional and easier to connect with. But I will be going back to read The Gracekeepers now this story is fresh in my mind as the prequel. The cover is stunnin...

    A warning: Kirsty Logan?s The Gloaming is another of 2018?s promised mermaid novels that?s a little short on actual mermaids. However, it?s long on atmosphere, imagination, and a charming lesbian love story. Islay, Mara and Barra have grown up on a tiny Scottish island, after t...

    I loved the fairytale vibe and the magical realisme Overtone of this book. The writing was simply beautiful and I loved the story; intriguing and heartbreaking at times. ...

    The Gloaming is a lovely new piece of magical realism from the author of The Gracekeepers, and I really enjoyed it. It was a gentle, dreamy sort of read, but there was a darker undercurrent which kept me intrigued. Mara, Islay and Barra are the three children of Signe and Peter, who...

    Anyone who loved The Gracekeepers will be equally delighted with The Gloaming... and anyone who didn't read it, well, read this and then immediately read The Gracekeepers! Utterly beautiful, enchanting and totally unique! This applies to the writing, the setting, the characters and ...

    Anyone who loved Kirsty Logan's previous novel, The Gracekeepers, should also enjoy this. This is a spiritual prequel although I don' t think you need to read them in order of publication as each stands alone. This story is set on an island steeped in dark magic where those who come fi...

    The Gloaming by Kirsty Logan - magic and fairy tales, families and death, stone and water and bones. The writing is so poetic and easy to read, and I swallowed it up. ...

    I received a copy of this book via NetGalley. This is a beautiful, bittersweet fairy tale of a book. A story about love and family, full of magic and myths and folklore. The author has a gorgeous, whimsical writing style and I can't wait to read The Gracekeepers now. ...

    I read The Gloaming in just two sittings. Having been instantly swept up by its tone of melancholy and quiet magic, I simply didn't want to put it down. Above all else, it's a book about stories; how integral they are to our very existence; how they change over time; the things we ...

    4/5 stars I received a free copy of this book on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  'But then, she soothed herself: we cannot be held responsible for every pretty lie we tell to our children.' Although The Gloaming has chapters from other points of the view, ...

    I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 2.5 stars Okay, so I?m 80% sure this is a beautiful and haunting story about grief and overcoming loss and life, finding love, etc, etc but I?m 100% sure I just didn?t get it. Now, admittedly...

    Peter, a boxer, falls in love with Signe, a ballet dancer. This unusual match somehow triggers nature and becomes something very special. Signe soon falls pregnant, but of the three babies, only one, Islay, survives. After they had their second daughter, Mara, they move to a remote Sco...

    Read full review @https://ecstaticyetchaotic.wordpress.... The gloaming by Kristi Logan is a book that transports you to an island which is both mystical and dark. A place where people don?t die naturally but are turned into stones on a cliff overlooking the sea. The sea which is ...

    I had previously read The Grace Keepers by Kirsty Logan and was thrilled to get accepted for an arc of her new one. I found this to be very much like her first one, with intricate locations and beautifully written narrative. I really enjoyed the unknown aspect that seemed to lurk under...

    I thought this was a really beutiful, tender story, about the growth one girl goes through on her odd island (I loved the island by the way!!) It felt rich and lyrical, and it was really amazing to watch the growth of the relationship between Pearl and Mara. The storylines were hauntin...

    Die deutsche Rezension findet ihr auf meinem Blog. _____________________________ Content Notes Drowning and familial death, severe injuries The Book "The Gloaming" is a loose prequel to Kirsty Logan's previous novel, "The Gracekeepers". An absolute must read for fans, but also...

    Quality Rating: Four Stars Enjoyment Rating: Five Stars ? Thanks to Netgalley for this ebook for review ? Oh, for the love of fairytales. This is a story made for lovers of books, of the sea, of fairytales, of love stories and of magic. It's halfway between a fairytale and a...

  • Marcella
    Apr 23, 2018

    Kirsty Logan writes a beautifully imagined tale of magic, folklore and fairytales with a strong undertow of darker forces juxtaposed with a gritty realism. Logan achieves the feat with her world building that is sufficiently nebulous and ambiguous in giving the reader the path of seein...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. Residing in a mansion, renowned for its once glory but falling daily into further disrepair, and situated on an island overlooked by the stone remains of the deceased is Mara, daughter of a ballerina and a boxer. The arrival of part-time mermaid, Pearl, ig...

    A book of quiet beauty with a most haunting of storylines... That sadly bored me to tears. No matter how hard I tried I could not engage with these characters, I found reading a chore. Sometimes a book just doesn't fit with a reader because of circumstances outside of everyone's co...

    3.5 stars I wish Netgalley had made it very clear that this was a prequel to The Gracekeepersas I think the story would have had an even deeper meaning for me had I read that book first. But this story had its own merits and charm. The writing was at times mesmerising making you ...

    A gorgeously, luxuriously dark follow up to Kirsty's debut. My heart sang, my heart broke and I couldn't put the damn thing down. Utterly brilliant. ...

    Reseña en español // English review here The Ross family decided to move to a remote island with their two daughters to live a more peaceful life. A large, pink-ish and abandoned mansion makes for their new home; however, despite their feigned efforts, it will never be comple...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is the second Kirsty Logan novel I've read, and The Gloaming reminded me of The Gracekeepers in a lot of ways - good and bad. Let's start w...

    On the island where Mara and her family live people don?t die, the go to the cliff where they remain, gazing out to sea with the waves crashing beneath, their presence a haunting reminder of what is to come for the islanders. And Mara?s family is haunted by many things, long-ago de...

    This story is a fantastical meld of folk/fairy tales and magical realism. I have read very little magical realism before so found it a little hard going to begin with but the story itself was captivating and I became so invested in the characters that I couldn't put the book (Kindle) a...

    I have just finished The Gloaming by the amazing Kirsty Logan and she again raised the bar for any future book I will pick up. It was utterly amazing, it tugged on my heartstrings, breaking my heart and healing it at the same time. This story focuses on a family, an island, stories, ho...

  • Jordanne ~ Bloodthirsty Little Beasts Blog ~
    Apr 18, 2018

    Kirsty Logan writes a beautifully imagined tale of magic, folklore and fairytales with a strong undertow of darker forces juxtaposed with a gritty realism. Logan achieves the feat with her world building that is sufficiently nebulous and ambiguous in giving the reader the path of seein...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. Residing in a mansion, renowned for its once glory but falling daily into further disrepair, and situated on an island overlooked by the stone remains of the deceased is Mara, daughter of a ballerina and a boxer. The arrival of part-time mermaid, Pearl, ig...

    A book of quiet beauty with a most haunting of storylines... That sadly bored me to tears. No matter how hard I tried I could not engage with these characters, I found reading a chore. Sometimes a book just doesn't fit with a reader because of circumstances outside of everyone's co...

    3.5 stars I wish Netgalley had made it very clear that this was a prequel to The Gracekeepersas I think the story would have had an even deeper meaning for me had I read that book first. But this story had its own merits and charm. The writing was at times mesmerising making you ...

    A gorgeously, luxuriously dark follow up to Kirsty's debut. My heart sang, my heart broke and I couldn't put the damn thing down. Utterly brilliant. ...

    Reseña en español // English review here The Ross family decided to move to a remote island with their two daughters to live a more peaceful life. A large, pink-ish and abandoned mansion makes for their new home; however, despite their feigned efforts, it will never be comple...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is the second Kirsty Logan novel I've read, and The Gloaming reminded me of The Gracekeepers in a lot of ways - good and bad. Let's start w...

    On the island where Mara and her family live people don?t die, the go to the cliff where they remain, gazing out to sea with the waves crashing beneath, their presence a haunting reminder of what is to come for the islanders. And Mara?s family is haunted by many things, long-ago de...

    This story is a fantastical meld of folk/fairy tales and magical realism. I have read very little magical realism before so found it a little hard going to begin with but the story itself was captivating and I became so invested in the characters that I couldn't put the book (Kindle) a...

    I have just finished The Gloaming by the amazing Kirsty Logan and she again raised the bar for any future book I will pick up. It was utterly amazing, it tugged on my heartstrings, breaking my heart and healing it at the same time. This story focuses on a family, an island, stories, ho...

    Here's the review: https://deucekindred.wordpress.com/20... ...

    3.75 / 5 A strange book that I marked as "atmospheric" on my list, which is technically the highest compliment for me and yet I did not love this book. I couldn't quite place it. Was it fairytale or a lesson on real life through a fairytale? A story about grief and how we cope? A s...

    I was a fan of The Gracekeepers, but think I actually preferred this story as I felt it was better structured and felt more emotional and easier to connect with. But I will be going back to read The Gracekeepers now this story is fresh in my mind as the prequel. The cover is stunnin...

    A warning: Kirsty Logan?s The Gloaming is another of 2018?s promised mermaid novels that?s a little short on actual mermaids. However, it?s long on atmosphere, imagination, and a charming lesbian love story. Islay, Mara and Barra have grown up on a tiny Scottish island, after t...

    I loved the fairytale vibe and the magical realisme Overtone of this book. The writing was simply beautiful and I loved the story; intriguing and heartbreaking at times. ...

    The Gloaming is a lovely new piece of magical realism from the author of The Gracekeepers, and I really enjoyed it. It was a gentle, dreamy sort of read, but there was a darker undercurrent which kept me intrigued. Mara, Islay and Barra are the three children of Signe and Peter, who...

    Anyone who loved The Gracekeepers will be equally delighted with The Gloaming... and anyone who didn't read it, well, read this and then immediately read The Gracekeepers! Utterly beautiful, enchanting and totally unique! This applies to the writing, the setting, the characters and ...

    Anyone who loved Kirsty Logan's previous novel, The Gracekeepers, should also enjoy this. This is a spiritual prequel although I don' t think you need to read them in order of publication as each stands alone. This story is set on an island steeped in dark magic where those who come fi...

    The Gloaming by Kirsty Logan - magic and fairy tales, families and death, stone and water and bones. The writing is so poetic and easy to read, and I swallowed it up. ...

    I received a copy of this book via NetGalley. This is a beautiful, bittersweet fairy tale of a book. A story about love and family, full of magic and myths and folklore. The author has a gorgeous, whimsical writing style and I can't wait to read The Gracekeepers now. ...

    I read The Gloaming in just two sittings. Having been instantly swept up by its tone of melancholy and quiet magic, I simply didn't want to put it down. Above all else, it's a book about stories; how integral they are to our very existence; how they change over time; the things we ...

    4/5 stars I received a free copy of this book on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  'But then, she soothed herself: we cannot be held responsible for every pretty lie we tell to our children.' Although The Gloaming has chapters from other points of the view, ...

    I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 2.5 stars Okay, so I?m 80% sure this is a beautiful and haunting story about grief and overcoming loss and life, finding love, etc, etc but I?m 100% sure I just didn?t get it. Now, admittedly...

  • Michelle
    Apr 09, 2018

    Kirsty Logan writes a beautifully imagined tale of magic, folklore and fairytales with a strong undertow of darker forces juxtaposed with a gritty realism. Logan achieves the feat with her world building that is sufficiently nebulous and ambiguous in giving the reader the path of seein...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. Residing in a mansion, renowned for its once glory but falling daily into further disrepair, and situated on an island overlooked by the stone remains of the deceased is Mara, daughter of a ballerina and a boxer. The arrival of part-time mermaid, Pearl, ig...

    A book of quiet beauty with a most haunting of storylines... That sadly bored me to tears. No matter how hard I tried I could not engage with these characters, I found reading a chore. Sometimes a book just doesn't fit with a reader because of circumstances outside of everyone's co...

    3.5 stars I wish Netgalley had made it very clear that this was a prequel to The Gracekeepersas I think the story would have had an even deeper meaning for me had I read that book first. But this story had its own merits and charm. The writing was at times mesmerising making you ...

    A gorgeously, luxuriously dark follow up to Kirsty's debut. My heart sang, my heart broke and I couldn't put the damn thing down. Utterly brilliant. ...

    Reseña en español // English review here The Ross family decided to move to a remote island with their two daughters to live a more peaceful life. A large, pink-ish and abandoned mansion makes for their new home; however, despite their feigned efforts, it will never be comple...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is the second Kirsty Logan novel I've read, and The Gloaming reminded me of The Gracekeepers in a lot of ways - good and bad. Let's start w...

    On the island where Mara and her family live people don?t die, the go to the cliff where they remain, gazing out to sea with the waves crashing beneath, their presence a haunting reminder of what is to come for the islanders. And Mara?s family is haunted by many things, long-ago de...

    This story is a fantastical meld of folk/fairy tales and magical realism. I have read very little magical realism before so found it a little hard going to begin with but the story itself was captivating and I became so invested in the characters that I couldn't put the book (Kindle) a...

    I have just finished The Gloaming by the amazing Kirsty Logan and she again raised the bar for any future book I will pick up. It was utterly amazing, it tugged on my heartstrings, breaking my heart and healing it at the same time. This story focuses on a family, an island, stories, ho...

    Here's the review: https://deucekindred.wordpress.com/20... ...

    3.75 / 5 A strange book that I marked as "atmospheric" on my list, which is technically the highest compliment for me and yet I did not love this book. I couldn't quite place it. Was it fairytale or a lesson on real life through a fairytale? A story about grief and how we cope? A s...

    I was a fan of The Gracekeepers, but think I actually preferred this story as I felt it was better structured and felt more emotional and easier to connect with. But I will be going back to read The Gracekeepers now this story is fresh in my mind as the prequel. The cover is stunnin...

    A warning: Kirsty Logan?s The Gloaming is another of 2018?s promised mermaid novels that?s a little short on actual mermaids. However, it?s long on atmosphere, imagination, and a charming lesbian love story. Islay, Mara and Barra have grown up on a tiny Scottish island, after t...

    I loved the fairytale vibe and the magical realisme Overtone of this book. The writing was simply beautiful and I loved the story; intriguing and heartbreaking at times. ...

    The Gloaming is a lovely new piece of magical realism from the author of The Gracekeepers, and I really enjoyed it. It was a gentle, dreamy sort of read, but there was a darker undercurrent which kept me intrigued. Mara, Islay and Barra are the three children of Signe and Peter, who...

    Anyone who loved The Gracekeepers will be equally delighted with The Gloaming... and anyone who didn't read it, well, read this and then immediately read The Gracekeepers! Utterly beautiful, enchanting and totally unique! This applies to the writing, the setting, the characters and ...

    Anyone who loved Kirsty Logan's previous novel, The Gracekeepers, should also enjoy this. This is a spiritual prequel although I don' t think you need to read them in order of publication as each stands alone. This story is set on an island steeped in dark magic where those who come fi...

    The Gloaming by Kirsty Logan - magic and fairy tales, families and death, stone and water and bones. The writing is so poetic and easy to read, and I swallowed it up. ...

    I received a copy of this book via NetGalley. This is a beautiful, bittersweet fairy tale of a book. A story about love and family, full of magic and myths and folklore. The author has a gorgeous, whimsical writing style and I can't wait to read The Gracekeepers now. ...

  • Callum McLaughlin
    May 13, 2018

    Kirsty Logan writes a beautifully imagined tale of magic, folklore and fairytales with a strong undertow of darker forces juxtaposed with a gritty realism. Logan achieves the feat with her world building that is sufficiently nebulous and ambiguous in giving the reader the path of seein...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. Residing in a mansion, renowned for its once glory but falling daily into further disrepair, and situated on an island overlooked by the stone remains of the deceased is Mara, daughter of a ballerina and a boxer. The arrival of part-time mermaid, Pearl, ig...

    A book of quiet beauty with a most haunting of storylines... That sadly bored me to tears. No matter how hard I tried I could not engage with these characters, I found reading a chore. Sometimes a book just doesn't fit with a reader because of circumstances outside of everyone's co...

    3.5 stars I wish Netgalley had made it very clear that this was a prequel to The Gracekeepersas I think the story would have had an even deeper meaning for me had I read that book first. But this story had its own merits and charm. The writing was at times mesmerising making you ...

    A gorgeously, luxuriously dark follow up to Kirsty's debut. My heart sang, my heart broke and I couldn't put the damn thing down. Utterly brilliant. ...

    Reseña en español // English review here The Ross family decided to move to a remote island with their two daughters to live a more peaceful life. A large, pink-ish and abandoned mansion makes for their new home; however, despite their feigned efforts, it will never be comple...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is the second Kirsty Logan novel I've read, and The Gloaming reminded me of The Gracekeepers in a lot of ways - good and bad. Let's start w...

    On the island where Mara and her family live people don?t die, the go to the cliff where they remain, gazing out to sea with the waves crashing beneath, their presence a haunting reminder of what is to come for the islanders. And Mara?s family is haunted by many things, long-ago de...

    This story is a fantastical meld of folk/fairy tales and magical realism. I have read very little magical realism before so found it a little hard going to begin with but the story itself was captivating and I became so invested in the characters that I couldn't put the book (Kindle) a...

    I have just finished The Gloaming by the amazing Kirsty Logan and she again raised the bar for any future book I will pick up. It was utterly amazing, it tugged on my heartstrings, breaking my heart and healing it at the same time. This story focuses on a family, an island, stories, ho...

    Here's the review: https://deucekindred.wordpress.com/20... ...

    3.75 / 5 A strange book that I marked as "atmospheric" on my list, which is technically the highest compliment for me and yet I did not love this book. I couldn't quite place it. Was it fairytale or a lesson on real life through a fairytale? A story about grief and how we cope? A s...

    I was a fan of The Gracekeepers, but think I actually preferred this story as I felt it was better structured and felt more emotional and easier to connect with. But I will be going back to read The Gracekeepers now this story is fresh in my mind as the prequel. The cover is stunnin...

    A warning: Kirsty Logan?s The Gloaming is another of 2018?s promised mermaid novels that?s a little short on actual mermaids. However, it?s long on atmosphere, imagination, and a charming lesbian love story. Islay, Mara and Barra have grown up on a tiny Scottish island, after t...

    I loved the fairytale vibe and the magical realisme Overtone of this book. The writing was simply beautiful and I loved the story; intriguing and heartbreaking at times. ...

    The Gloaming is a lovely new piece of magical realism from the author of The Gracekeepers, and I really enjoyed it. It was a gentle, dreamy sort of read, but there was a darker undercurrent which kept me intrigued. Mara, Islay and Barra are the three children of Signe and Peter, who...

    Anyone who loved The Gracekeepers will be equally delighted with The Gloaming... and anyone who didn't read it, well, read this and then immediately read The Gracekeepers! Utterly beautiful, enchanting and totally unique! This applies to the writing, the setting, the characters and ...

    Anyone who loved Kirsty Logan's previous novel, The Gracekeepers, should also enjoy this. This is a spiritual prequel although I don' t think you need to read them in order of publication as each stands alone. This story is set on an island steeped in dark magic where those who come fi...

    The Gloaming by Kirsty Logan - magic and fairy tales, families and death, stone and water and bones. The writing is so poetic and easy to read, and I swallowed it up. ...

    I received a copy of this book via NetGalley. This is a beautiful, bittersweet fairy tale of a book. A story about love and family, full of magic and myths and folklore. The author has a gorgeous, whimsical writing style and I can't wait to read The Gracekeepers now. ...

    I read The Gloaming in just two sittings. Having been instantly swept up by its tone of melancholy and quiet magic, I simply didn't want to put it down. Above all else, it's a book about stories; how integral they are to our very existence; how they change over time; the things we ...

  • Laura
    Apr 02, 2018

    Kirsty Logan writes a beautifully imagined tale of magic, folklore and fairytales with a strong undertow of darker forces juxtaposed with a gritty realism. Logan achieves the feat with her world building that is sufficiently nebulous and ambiguous in giving the reader the path of seein...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. Residing in a mansion, renowned for its once glory but falling daily into further disrepair, and situated on an island overlooked by the stone remains of the deceased is Mara, daughter of a ballerina and a boxer. The arrival of part-time mermaid, Pearl, ig...

    A book of quiet beauty with a most haunting of storylines... That sadly bored me to tears. No matter how hard I tried I could not engage with these characters, I found reading a chore. Sometimes a book just doesn't fit with a reader because of circumstances outside of everyone's co...

    3.5 stars I wish Netgalley had made it very clear that this was a prequel to The Gracekeepersas I think the story would have had an even deeper meaning for me had I read that book first. But this story had its own merits and charm. The writing was at times mesmerising making you ...

    A gorgeously, luxuriously dark follow up to Kirsty's debut. My heart sang, my heart broke and I couldn't put the damn thing down. Utterly brilliant. ...

    Reseña en español // English review here The Ross family decided to move to a remote island with their two daughters to live a more peaceful life. A large, pink-ish and abandoned mansion makes for their new home; however, despite their feigned efforts, it will never be comple...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is the second Kirsty Logan novel I've read, and The Gloaming reminded me of The Gracekeepers in a lot of ways - good and bad. Let's start w...

    On the island where Mara and her family live people don?t die, the go to the cliff where they remain, gazing out to sea with the waves crashing beneath, their presence a haunting reminder of what is to come for the islanders. And Mara?s family is haunted by many things, long-ago de...

    This story is a fantastical meld of folk/fairy tales and magical realism. I have read very little magical realism before so found it a little hard going to begin with but the story itself was captivating and I became so invested in the characters that I couldn't put the book (Kindle) a...

    I have just finished The Gloaming by the amazing Kirsty Logan and she again raised the bar for any future book I will pick up. It was utterly amazing, it tugged on my heartstrings, breaking my heart and healing it at the same time. This story focuses on a family, an island, stories, ho...

    Here's the review: https://deucekindred.wordpress.com/20... ...

    3.75 / 5 A strange book that I marked as "atmospheric" on my list, which is technically the highest compliment for me and yet I did not love this book. I couldn't quite place it. Was it fairytale or a lesson on real life through a fairytale? A story about grief and how we cope? A s...

    I was a fan of The Gracekeepers, but think I actually preferred this story as I felt it was better structured and felt more emotional and easier to connect with. But I will be going back to read The Gracekeepers now this story is fresh in my mind as the prequel. The cover is stunnin...

    A warning: Kirsty Logan?s The Gloaming is another of 2018?s promised mermaid novels that?s a little short on actual mermaids. However, it?s long on atmosphere, imagination, and a charming lesbian love story. Islay, Mara and Barra have grown up on a tiny Scottish island, after t...

    I loved the fairytale vibe and the magical realisme Overtone of this book. The writing was simply beautiful and I loved the story; intriguing and heartbreaking at times. ...

    The Gloaming is a lovely new piece of magical realism from the author of The Gracekeepers, and I really enjoyed it. It was a gentle, dreamy sort of read, but there was a darker undercurrent which kept me intrigued. Mara, Islay and Barra are the three children of Signe and Peter, who...

    Anyone who loved The Gracekeepers will be equally delighted with The Gloaming... and anyone who didn't read it, well, read this and then immediately read The Gracekeepers! Utterly beautiful, enchanting and totally unique! This applies to the writing, the setting, the characters and ...

    Anyone who loved Kirsty Logan's previous novel, The Gracekeepers, should also enjoy this. This is a spiritual prequel although I don' t think you need to read them in order of publication as each stands alone. This story is set on an island steeped in dark magic where those who come fi...

    The Gloaming by Kirsty Logan - magic and fairy tales, families and death, stone and water and bones. The writing is so poetic and easy to read, and I swallowed it up. ...

    I received a copy of this book via NetGalley. This is a beautiful, bittersweet fairy tale of a book. A story about love and family, full of magic and myths and folklore. The author has a gorgeous, whimsical writing style and I can't wait to read The Gracekeepers now. ...

    I read The Gloaming in just two sittings. Having been instantly swept up by its tone of melancholy and quiet magic, I simply didn't want to put it down. Above all else, it's a book about stories; how integral they are to our very existence; how they change over time; the things we ...

    4/5 stars I received a free copy of this book on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  'But then, she soothed herself: we cannot be held responsible for every pretty lie we tell to our children.' Although The Gloaming has chapters from other points of the view, ...

    I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 2.5 stars Okay, so I?m 80% sure this is a beautiful and haunting story about grief and overcoming loss and life, finding love, etc, etc but I?m 100% sure I just didn?t get it. Now, admittedly...

    Peter, a boxer, falls in love with Signe, a ballet dancer. This unusual match somehow triggers nature and becomes something very special. Signe soon falls pregnant, but of the three babies, only one, Islay, survives. After they had their second daughter, Mara, they move to a remote Sco...

    Read full review @https://ecstaticyetchaotic.wordpress.... The gloaming by Kristi Logan is a book that transports you to an island which is both mystical and dark. A place where people don?t die naturally but are turned into stones on a cliff overlooking the sea. The sea which is ...

    I had previously read The Grace Keepers by Kirsty Logan and was thrilled to get accepted for an arc of her new one. I found this to be very much like her first one, with intricate locations and beautifully written narrative. I really enjoyed the unknown aspect that seemed to lurk under...

    I thought this was a really beutiful, tender story, about the growth one girl goes through on her odd island (I loved the island by the way!!) It felt rich and lyrical, and it was really amazing to watch the growth of the relationship between Pearl and Mara. The storylines were hauntin...

    Die deutsche Rezension findet ihr auf meinem Blog. _____________________________ Content Notes Drowning and familial death, severe injuries The Book "The Gloaming" is a loose prequel to Kirsty Logan's previous novel, "The Gracekeepers". An absolute must read for fans, but also...

    Quality Rating: Four Stars Enjoyment Rating: Five Stars ? Thanks to Netgalley for this ebook for review ? Oh, for the love of fairytales. This is a story made for lovers of books, of the sea, of fairytales, of love stories and of magic. It's halfway between a fairytale and a...

    Hauntingly written The Gloaming by Kirsty Logan follows the life of the Ross family in their tatterdemalion guest house, practically falling in to the sea, on an unnamed island somewhere in the Scottish Hebrides. It?s an island where no one really leaves, figuratively or literally, w...

  • miss.mesmerized mesmerized
    Apr 20, 2018

    Kirsty Logan writes a beautifully imagined tale of magic, folklore and fairytales with a strong undertow of darker forces juxtaposed with a gritty realism. Logan achieves the feat with her world building that is sufficiently nebulous and ambiguous in giving the reader the path of seein...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. Residing in a mansion, renowned for its once glory but falling daily into further disrepair, and situated on an island overlooked by the stone remains of the deceased is Mara, daughter of a ballerina and a boxer. The arrival of part-time mermaid, Pearl, ig...

    A book of quiet beauty with a most haunting of storylines... That sadly bored me to tears. No matter how hard I tried I could not engage with these characters, I found reading a chore. Sometimes a book just doesn't fit with a reader because of circumstances outside of everyone's co...

    3.5 stars I wish Netgalley had made it very clear that this was a prequel to The Gracekeepersas I think the story would have had an even deeper meaning for me had I read that book first. But this story had its own merits and charm. The writing was at times mesmerising making you ...

    A gorgeously, luxuriously dark follow up to Kirsty's debut. My heart sang, my heart broke and I couldn't put the damn thing down. Utterly brilliant. ...

    Reseña en español // English review here The Ross family decided to move to a remote island with their two daughters to live a more peaceful life. A large, pink-ish and abandoned mansion makes for their new home; however, despite their feigned efforts, it will never be comple...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is the second Kirsty Logan novel I've read, and The Gloaming reminded me of The Gracekeepers in a lot of ways - good and bad. Let's start w...

    On the island where Mara and her family live people don?t die, the go to the cliff where they remain, gazing out to sea with the waves crashing beneath, their presence a haunting reminder of what is to come for the islanders. And Mara?s family is haunted by many things, long-ago de...

    This story is a fantastical meld of folk/fairy tales and magical realism. I have read very little magical realism before so found it a little hard going to begin with but the story itself was captivating and I became so invested in the characters that I couldn't put the book (Kindle) a...

    I have just finished The Gloaming by the amazing Kirsty Logan and she again raised the bar for any future book I will pick up. It was utterly amazing, it tugged on my heartstrings, breaking my heart and healing it at the same time. This story focuses on a family, an island, stories, ho...

    Here's the review: https://deucekindred.wordpress.com/20... ...

    3.75 / 5 A strange book that I marked as "atmospheric" on my list, which is technically the highest compliment for me and yet I did not love this book. I couldn't quite place it. Was it fairytale or a lesson on real life through a fairytale? A story about grief and how we cope? A s...

    I was a fan of The Gracekeepers, but think I actually preferred this story as I felt it was better structured and felt more emotional and easier to connect with. But I will be going back to read The Gracekeepers now this story is fresh in my mind as the prequel. The cover is stunnin...

    A warning: Kirsty Logan?s The Gloaming is another of 2018?s promised mermaid novels that?s a little short on actual mermaids. However, it?s long on atmosphere, imagination, and a charming lesbian love story. Islay, Mara and Barra have grown up on a tiny Scottish island, after t...

    I loved the fairytale vibe and the magical realisme Overtone of this book. The writing was simply beautiful and I loved the story; intriguing and heartbreaking at times. ...

    The Gloaming is a lovely new piece of magical realism from the author of The Gracekeepers, and I really enjoyed it. It was a gentle, dreamy sort of read, but there was a darker undercurrent which kept me intrigued. Mara, Islay and Barra are the three children of Signe and Peter, who...

    Anyone who loved The Gracekeepers will be equally delighted with The Gloaming... and anyone who didn't read it, well, read this and then immediately read The Gracekeepers! Utterly beautiful, enchanting and totally unique! This applies to the writing, the setting, the characters and ...

    Anyone who loved Kirsty Logan's previous novel, The Gracekeepers, should also enjoy this. This is a spiritual prequel although I don' t think you need to read them in order of publication as each stands alone. This story is set on an island steeped in dark magic where those who come fi...

    The Gloaming by Kirsty Logan - magic and fairy tales, families and death, stone and water and bones. The writing is so poetic and easy to read, and I swallowed it up. ...

    I received a copy of this book via NetGalley. This is a beautiful, bittersweet fairy tale of a book. A story about love and family, full of magic and myths and folklore. The author has a gorgeous, whimsical writing style and I can't wait to read The Gracekeepers now. ...

    I read The Gloaming in just two sittings. Having been instantly swept up by its tone of melancholy and quiet magic, I simply didn't want to put it down. Above all else, it's a book about stories; how integral they are to our very existence; how they change over time; the things we ...

    4/5 stars I received a free copy of this book on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  'But then, she soothed herself: we cannot be held responsible for every pretty lie we tell to our children.' Although The Gloaming has chapters from other points of the view, ...

    I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 2.5 stars Okay, so I?m 80% sure this is a beautiful and haunting story about grief and overcoming loss and life, finding love, etc, etc but I?m 100% sure I just didn?t get it. Now, admittedly...

    Peter, a boxer, falls in love with Signe, a ballet dancer. This unusual match somehow triggers nature and becomes something very special. Signe soon falls pregnant, but of the three babies, only one, Islay, survives. After they had their second daughter, Mara, they move to a remote Sco...

  • Beth Younge
    Apr 10, 2018

    Kirsty Logan writes a beautifully imagined tale of magic, folklore and fairytales with a strong undertow of darker forces juxtaposed with a gritty realism. Logan achieves the feat with her world building that is sufficiently nebulous and ambiguous in giving the reader the path of seein...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. Residing in a mansion, renowned for its once glory but falling daily into further disrepair, and situated on an island overlooked by the stone remains of the deceased is Mara, daughter of a ballerina and a boxer. The arrival of part-time mermaid, Pearl, ig...

    A book of quiet beauty with a most haunting of storylines... That sadly bored me to tears. No matter how hard I tried I could not engage with these characters, I found reading a chore. Sometimes a book just doesn't fit with a reader because of circumstances outside of everyone's co...

    3.5 stars I wish Netgalley had made it very clear that this was a prequel to The Gracekeepersas I think the story would have had an even deeper meaning for me had I read that book first. But this story had its own merits and charm. The writing was at times mesmerising making you ...

    A gorgeously, luxuriously dark follow up to Kirsty's debut. My heart sang, my heart broke and I couldn't put the damn thing down. Utterly brilliant. ...

    Reseña en español // English review here The Ross family decided to move to a remote island with their two daughters to live a more peaceful life. A large, pink-ish and abandoned mansion makes for their new home; however, despite their feigned efforts, it will never be comple...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is the second Kirsty Logan novel I've read, and The Gloaming reminded me of The Gracekeepers in a lot of ways - good and bad. Let's start w...

    On the island where Mara and her family live people don?t die, the go to the cliff where they remain, gazing out to sea with the waves crashing beneath, their presence a haunting reminder of what is to come for the islanders. And Mara?s family is haunted by many things, long-ago de...

    This story is a fantastical meld of folk/fairy tales and magical realism. I have read very little magical realism before so found it a little hard going to begin with but the story itself was captivating and I became so invested in the characters that I couldn't put the book (Kindle) a...

    I have just finished The Gloaming by the amazing Kirsty Logan and she again raised the bar for any future book I will pick up. It was utterly amazing, it tugged on my heartstrings, breaking my heart and healing it at the same time. This story focuses on a family, an island, stories, ho...

    Here's the review: https://deucekindred.wordpress.com/20... ...

    3.75 / 5 A strange book that I marked as "atmospheric" on my list, which is technically the highest compliment for me and yet I did not love this book. I couldn't quite place it. Was it fairytale or a lesson on real life through a fairytale? A story about grief and how we cope? A s...

    I was a fan of The Gracekeepers, but think I actually preferred this story as I felt it was better structured and felt more emotional and easier to connect with. But I will be going back to read The Gracekeepers now this story is fresh in my mind as the prequel. The cover is stunnin...

    A warning: Kirsty Logan?s The Gloaming is another of 2018?s promised mermaid novels that?s a little short on actual mermaids. However, it?s long on atmosphere, imagination, and a charming lesbian love story. Islay, Mara and Barra have grown up on a tiny Scottish island, after t...

    I loved the fairytale vibe and the magical realisme Overtone of this book. The writing was simply beautiful and I loved the story; intriguing and heartbreaking at times. ...

    The Gloaming is a lovely new piece of magical realism from the author of The Gracekeepers, and I really enjoyed it. It was a gentle, dreamy sort of read, but there was a darker undercurrent which kept me intrigued. Mara, Islay and Barra are the three children of Signe and Peter, who...

    Anyone who loved The Gracekeepers will be equally delighted with The Gloaming... and anyone who didn't read it, well, read this and then immediately read The Gracekeepers! Utterly beautiful, enchanting and totally unique! This applies to the writing, the setting, the characters and ...

    Anyone who loved Kirsty Logan's previous novel, The Gracekeepers, should also enjoy this. This is a spiritual prequel although I don' t think you need to read them in order of publication as each stands alone. This story is set on an island steeped in dark magic where those who come fi...

    The Gloaming by Kirsty Logan - magic and fairy tales, families and death, stone and water and bones. The writing is so poetic and easy to read, and I swallowed it up. ...

    I received a copy of this book via NetGalley. This is a beautiful, bittersweet fairy tale of a book. A story about love and family, full of magic and myths and folklore. The author has a gorgeous, whimsical writing style and I can't wait to read The Gracekeepers now. ...

    I read The Gloaming in just two sittings. Having been instantly swept up by its tone of melancholy and quiet magic, I simply didn't want to put it down. Above all else, it's a book about stories; how integral they are to our very existence; how they change over time; the things we ...

    4/5 stars I received a free copy of this book on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  'But then, she soothed herself: we cannot be held responsible for every pretty lie we tell to our children.' Although The Gloaming has chapters from other points of the view, ...

    I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 2.5 stars Okay, so I?m 80% sure this is a beautiful and haunting story about grief and overcoming loss and life, finding love, etc, etc but I?m 100% sure I just didn?t get it. Now, admittedly...

    Peter, a boxer, falls in love with Signe, a ballet dancer. This unusual match somehow triggers nature and becomes something very special. Signe soon falls pregnant, but of the three babies, only one, Islay, survives. After they had their second daughter, Mara, they move to a remote Sco...

    Read full review @https://ecstaticyetchaotic.wordpress.... The gloaming by Kristi Logan is a book that transports you to an island which is both mystical and dark. A place where people don?t die naturally but are turned into stones on a cliff overlooking the sea. The sea which is ...

    I had previously read The Grace Keepers by Kirsty Logan and was thrilled to get accepted for an arc of her new one. I found this to be very much like her first one, with intricate locations and beautifully written narrative. I really enjoyed the unknown aspect that seemed to lurk under...

  • Paromjit
    Mar 20, 2018

    Kirsty Logan writes a beautifully imagined tale of magic, folklore and fairytales with a strong undertow of darker forces juxtaposed with a gritty realism. Logan achieves the feat with her world building that is sufficiently nebulous and ambiguous in giving the reader the path of seein...

  • Laura Tisdall
    Feb 14, 2018

    Kirsty Logan writes a beautifully imagined tale of magic, folklore and fairytales with a strong undertow of darker forces juxtaposed with a gritty realism. Logan achieves the feat with her world building that is sufficiently nebulous and ambiguous in giving the reader the path of seein...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. Residing in a mansion, renowned for its once glory but falling daily into further disrepair, and situated on an island overlooked by the stone remains of the deceased is Mara, daughter of a ballerina and a boxer. The arrival of part-time mermaid, Pearl, ig...

    A book of quiet beauty with a most haunting of storylines... That sadly bored me to tears. No matter how hard I tried I could not engage with these characters, I found reading a chore. Sometimes a book just doesn't fit with a reader because of circumstances outside of everyone's co...

    3.5 stars I wish Netgalley had made it very clear that this was a prequel to The Gracekeepersas I think the story would have had an even deeper meaning for me had I read that book first. But this story had its own merits and charm. The writing was at times mesmerising making you ...

    A gorgeously, luxuriously dark follow up to Kirsty's debut. My heart sang, my heart broke and I couldn't put the damn thing down. Utterly brilliant. ...

    Reseña en español // English review here The Ross family decided to move to a remote island with their two daughters to live a more peaceful life. A large, pink-ish and abandoned mansion makes for their new home; however, despite their feigned efforts, it will never be comple...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is the second Kirsty Logan novel I've read, and The Gloaming reminded me of The Gracekeepers in a lot of ways - good and bad. Let's start w...

    On the island where Mara and her family live people don?t die, the go to the cliff where they remain, gazing out to sea with the waves crashing beneath, their presence a haunting reminder of what is to come for the islanders. And Mara?s family is haunted by many things, long-ago de...

    This story is a fantastical meld of folk/fairy tales and magical realism. I have read very little magical realism before so found it a little hard going to begin with but the story itself was captivating and I became so invested in the characters that I couldn't put the book (Kindle) a...

    I have just finished The Gloaming by the amazing Kirsty Logan and she again raised the bar for any future book I will pick up. It was utterly amazing, it tugged on my heartstrings, breaking my heart and healing it at the same time. This story focuses on a family, an island, stories, ho...

    Here's the review: https://deucekindred.wordpress.com/20... ...

    3.75 / 5 A strange book that I marked as "atmospheric" on my list, which is technically the highest compliment for me and yet I did not love this book. I couldn't quite place it. Was it fairytale or a lesson on real life through a fairytale? A story about grief and how we cope? A s...

    I was a fan of The Gracekeepers, but think I actually preferred this story as I felt it was better structured and felt more emotional and easier to connect with. But I will be going back to read The Gracekeepers now this story is fresh in my mind as the prequel. The cover is stunnin...

    A warning: Kirsty Logan?s The Gloaming is another of 2018?s promised mermaid novels that?s a little short on actual mermaids. However, it?s long on atmosphere, imagination, and a charming lesbian love story. Islay, Mara and Barra have grown up on a tiny Scottish island, after t...

  • Dannii Elle
    Feb 24, 2018

    Kirsty Logan writes a beautifully imagined tale of magic, folklore and fairytales with a strong undertow of darker forces juxtaposed with a gritty realism. Logan achieves the feat with her world building that is sufficiently nebulous and ambiguous in giving the reader the path of seein...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. Residing in a mansion, renowned for its once glory but falling daily into further disrepair, and situated on an island overlooked by the stone remains of the deceased is Mara, daughter of a ballerina and a boxer. The arrival of part-time mermaid, Pearl, ig...

  • Emma
    Feb 19, 2018

    Kirsty Logan writes a beautifully imagined tale of magic, folklore and fairytales with a strong undertow of darker forces juxtaposed with a gritty realism. Logan achieves the feat with her world building that is sufficiently nebulous and ambiguous in giving the reader the path of seein...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. Residing in a mansion, renowned for its once glory but falling daily into further disrepair, and situated on an island overlooked by the stone remains of the deceased is Mara, daughter of a ballerina and a boxer. The arrival of part-time mermaid, Pearl, ig...

    A book of quiet beauty with a most haunting of storylines... That sadly bored me to tears. No matter how hard I tried I could not engage with these characters, I found reading a chore. Sometimes a book just doesn't fit with a reader because of circumstances outside of everyone's co...

    3.5 stars I wish Netgalley had made it very clear that this was a prequel to The Gracekeepersas I think the story would have had an even deeper meaning for me had I read that book first. But this story had its own merits and charm. The writing was at times mesmerising making you ...

    A gorgeously, luxuriously dark follow up to Kirsty's debut. My heart sang, my heart broke and I couldn't put the damn thing down. Utterly brilliant. ...

    Reseña en español // English review here The Ross family decided to move to a remote island with their two daughters to live a more peaceful life. A large, pink-ish and abandoned mansion makes for their new home; however, despite their feigned efforts, it will never be comple...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is the second Kirsty Logan novel I've read, and The Gloaming reminded me of The Gracekeepers in a lot of ways - good and bad. Let's start w...

  • Helen
    Apr 04, 2018

    Kirsty Logan writes a beautifully imagined tale of magic, folklore and fairytales with a strong undertow of darker forces juxtaposed with a gritty realism. Logan achieves the feat with her world building that is sufficiently nebulous and ambiguous in giving the reader the path of seein...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. Residing in a mansion, renowned for its once glory but falling daily into further disrepair, and situated on an island overlooked by the stone remains of the deceased is Mara, daughter of a ballerina and a boxer. The arrival of part-time mermaid, Pearl, ig...

    A book of quiet beauty with a most haunting of storylines... That sadly bored me to tears. No matter how hard I tried I could not engage with these characters, I found reading a chore. Sometimes a book just doesn't fit with a reader because of circumstances outside of everyone's co...

    3.5 stars I wish Netgalley had made it very clear that this was a prequel to The Gracekeepersas I think the story would have had an even deeper meaning for me had I read that book first. But this story had its own merits and charm. The writing was at times mesmerising making you ...

    A gorgeously, luxuriously dark follow up to Kirsty's debut. My heart sang, my heart broke and I couldn't put the damn thing down. Utterly brilliant. ...

    Reseña en español // English review here The Ross family decided to move to a remote island with their two daughters to live a more peaceful life. A large, pink-ish and abandoned mansion makes for their new home; however, despite their feigned efforts, it will never be comple...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is the second Kirsty Logan novel I've read, and The Gloaming reminded me of The Gracekeepers in a lot of ways - good and bad. Let's start w...

    On the island where Mara and her family live people don?t die, the go to the cliff where they remain, gazing out to sea with the waves crashing beneath, their presence a haunting reminder of what is to come for the islanders. And Mara?s family is haunted by many things, long-ago de...

    This story is a fantastical meld of folk/fairy tales and magical realism. I have read very little magical realism before so found it a little hard going to begin with but the story itself was captivating and I became so invested in the characters that I couldn't put the book (Kindle) a...

  • nicky
    May 07, 2018

    Kirsty Logan writes a beautifully imagined tale of magic, folklore and fairytales with a strong undertow of darker forces juxtaposed with a gritty realism. Logan achieves the feat with her world building that is sufficiently nebulous and ambiguous in giving the reader the path of seein...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. Residing in a mansion, renowned for its once glory but falling daily into further disrepair, and situated on an island overlooked by the stone remains of the deceased is Mara, daughter of a ballerina and a boxer. The arrival of part-time mermaid, Pearl, ig...

    A book of quiet beauty with a most haunting of storylines... That sadly bored me to tears. No matter how hard I tried I could not engage with these characters, I found reading a chore. Sometimes a book just doesn't fit with a reader because of circumstances outside of everyone's co...

    3.5 stars I wish Netgalley had made it very clear that this was a prequel to The Gracekeepersas I think the story would have had an even deeper meaning for me had I read that book first. But this story had its own merits and charm. The writing was at times mesmerising making you ...

    A gorgeously, luxuriously dark follow up to Kirsty's debut. My heart sang, my heart broke and I couldn't put the damn thing down. Utterly brilliant. ...

    Reseña en español // English review here The Ross family decided to move to a remote island with their two daughters to live a more peaceful life. A large, pink-ish and abandoned mansion makes for their new home; however, despite their feigned efforts, it will never be comple...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is the second Kirsty Logan novel I've read, and The Gloaming reminded me of The Gracekeepers in a lot of ways - good and bad. Let's start w...

    On the island where Mara and her family live people don?t die, the go to the cliff where they remain, gazing out to sea with the waves crashing beneath, their presence a haunting reminder of what is to come for the islanders. And Mara?s family is haunted by many things, long-ago de...

    This story is a fantastical meld of folk/fairy tales and magical realism. I have read very little magical realism before so found it a little hard going to begin with but the story itself was captivating and I became so invested in the characters that I couldn't put the book (Kindle) a...

    I have just finished The Gloaming by the amazing Kirsty Logan and she again raised the bar for any future book I will pick up. It was utterly amazing, it tugged on my heartstrings, breaking my heart and healing it at the same time. This story focuses on a family, an island, stories, ho...

    Here's the review: https://deucekindred.wordpress.com/20... ...

    3.75 / 5 A strange book that I marked as "atmospheric" on my list, which is technically the highest compliment for me and yet I did not love this book. I couldn't quite place it. Was it fairytale or a lesson on real life through a fairytale? A story about grief and how we cope? A s...

  • Christina Reid
    Apr 11, 2018

    Kirsty Logan writes a beautifully imagined tale of magic, folklore and fairytales with a strong undertow of darker forces juxtaposed with a gritty realism. Logan achieves the feat with her world building that is sufficiently nebulous and ambiguous in giving the reader the path of seein...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. Residing in a mansion, renowned for its once glory but falling daily into further disrepair, and situated on an island overlooked by the stone remains of the deceased is Mara, daughter of a ballerina and a boxer. The arrival of part-time mermaid, Pearl, ig...

    A book of quiet beauty with a most haunting of storylines... That sadly bored me to tears. No matter how hard I tried I could not engage with these characters, I found reading a chore. Sometimes a book just doesn't fit with a reader because of circumstances outside of everyone's co...

    3.5 stars I wish Netgalley had made it very clear that this was a prequel to The Gracekeepersas I think the story would have had an even deeper meaning for me had I read that book first. But this story had its own merits and charm. The writing was at times mesmerising making you ...

    A gorgeously, luxuriously dark follow up to Kirsty's debut. My heart sang, my heart broke and I couldn't put the damn thing down. Utterly brilliant. ...

    Reseña en español // English review here The Ross family decided to move to a remote island with their two daughters to live a more peaceful life. A large, pink-ish and abandoned mansion makes for their new home; however, despite their feigned efforts, it will never be comple...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is the second Kirsty Logan novel I've read, and The Gloaming reminded me of The Gracekeepers in a lot of ways - good and bad. Let's start w...

    On the island where Mara and her family live people don?t die, the go to the cliff where they remain, gazing out to sea with the waves crashing beneath, their presence a haunting reminder of what is to come for the islanders. And Mara?s family is haunted by many things, long-ago de...

    This story is a fantastical meld of folk/fairy tales and magical realism. I have read very little magical realism before so found it a little hard going to begin with but the story itself was captivating and I became so invested in the characters that I couldn't put the book (Kindle) a...

    I have just finished The Gloaming by the amazing Kirsty Logan and she again raised the bar for any future book I will pick up. It was utterly amazing, it tugged on my heartstrings, breaking my heart and healing it at the same time. This story focuses on a family, an island, stories, ho...

    Here's the review: https://deucekindred.wordpress.com/20... ...

    3.75 / 5 A strange book that I marked as "atmospheric" on my list, which is technically the highest compliment for me and yet I did not love this book. I couldn't quite place it. Was it fairytale or a lesson on real life through a fairytale? A story about grief and how we cope? A s...

    I was a fan of The Gracekeepers, but think I actually preferred this story as I felt it was better structured and felt more emotional and easier to connect with. But I will be going back to read The Gracekeepers now this story is fresh in my mind as the prequel. The cover is stunnin...

    A warning: Kirsty Logan?s The Gloaming is another of 2018?s promised mermaid novels that?s a little short on actual mermaids. However, it?s long on atmosphere, imagination, and a charming lesbian love story. Islay, Mara and Barra have grown up on a tiny Scottish island, after t...

    I loved the fairytale vibe and the magical realisme Overtone of this book. The writing was simply beautiful and I loved the story; intriguing and heartbreaking at times. ...

    The Gloaming is a lovely new piece of magical realism from the author of The Gracekeepers, and I really enjoyed it. It was a gentle, dreamy sort of read, but there was a darker undercurrent which kept me intrigued. Mara, Islay and Barra are the three children of Signe and Peter, who...

    Anyone who loved The Gracekeepers will be equally delighted with The Gloaming... and anyone who didn't read it, well, read this and then immediately read The Gracekeepers! Utterly beautiful, enchanting and totally unique! This applies to the writing, the setting, the characters and ...

    Anyone who loved Kirsty Logan's previous novel, The Gracekeepers, should also enjoy this. This is a spiritual prequel although I don' t think you need to read them in order of publication as each stands alone. This story is set on an island steeped in dark magic where those who come fi...

  • MRIDULA
    Apr 09, 2018

    Kirsty Logan writes a beautifully imagined tale of magic, folklore and fairytales with a strong undertow of darker forces juxtaposed with a gritty realism. Logan achieves the feat with her world building that is sufficiently nebulous and ambiguous in giving the reader the path of seein...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. Residing in a mansion, renowned for its once glory but falling daily into further disrepair, and situated on an island overlooked by the stone remains of the deceased is Mara, daughter of a ballerina and a boxer. The arrival of part-time mermaid, Pearl, ig...

    A book of quiet beauty with a most haunting of storylines... That sadly bored me to tears. No matter how hard I tried I could not engage with these characters, I found reading a chore. Sometimes a book just doesn't fit with a reader because of circumstances outside of everyone's co...

    3.5 stars I wish Netgalley had made it very clear that this was a prequel to The Gracekeepersas I think the story would have had an even deeper meaning for me had I read that book first. But this story had its own merits and charm. The writing was at times mesmerising making you ...

    A gorgeously, luxuriously dark follow up to Kirsty's debut. My heart sang, my heart broke and I couldn't put the damn thing down. Utterly brilliant. ...

    Reseña en español // English review here The Ross family decided to move to a remote island with their two daughters to live a more peaceful life. A large, pink-ish and abandoned mansion makes for their new home; however, despite their feigned efforts, it will never be comple...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is the second Kirsty Logan novel I've read, and The Gloaming reminded me of The Gracekeepers in a lot of ways - good and bad. Let's start w...

    On the island where Mara and her family live people don?t die, the go to the cliff where they remain, gazing out to sea with the waves crashing beneath, their presence a haunting reminder of what is to come for the islanders. And Mara?s family is haunted by many things, long-ago de...

    This story is a fantastical meld of folk/fairy tales and magical realism. I have read very little magical realism before so found it a little hard going to begin with but the story itself was captivating and I became so invested in the characters that I couldn't put the book (Kindle) a...

    I have just finished The Gloaming by the amazing Kirsty Logan and she again raised the bar for any future book I will pick up. It was utterly amazing, it tugged on my heartstrings, breaking my heart and healing it at the same time. This story focuses on a family, an island, stories, ho...

    Here's the review: https://deucekindred.wordpress.com/20... ...

    3.75 / 5 A strange book that I marked as "atmospheric" on my list, which is technically the highest compliment for me and yet I did not love this book. I couldn't quite place it. Was it fairytale or a lesson on real life through a fairytale? A story about grief and how we cope? A s...

    I was a fan of The Gracekeepers, but think I actually preferred this story as I felt it was better structured and felt more emotional and easier to connect with. But I will be going back to read The Gracekeepers now this story is fresh in my mind as the prequel. The cover is stunnin...

    A warning: Kirsty Logan?s The Gloaming is another of 2018?s promised mermaid novels that?s a little short on actual mermaids. However, it?s long on atmosphere, imagination, and a charming lesbian love story. Islay, Mara and Barra have grown up on a tiny Scottish island, after t...

    I loved the fairytale vibe and the magical realisme Overtone of this book. The writing was simply beautiful and I loved the story; intriguing and heartbreaking at times. ...

    The Gloaming is a lovely new piece of magical realism from the author of The Gracekeepers, and I really enjoyed it. It was a gentle, dreamy sort of read, but there was a darker undercurrent which kept me intrigued. Mara, Islay and Barra are the three children of Signe and Peter, who...

    Anyone who loved The Gracekeepers will be equally delighted with The Gloaming... and anyone who didn't read it, well, read this and then immediately read The Gracekeepers! Utterly beautiful, enchanting and totally unique! This applies to the writing, the setting, the characters and ...

    Anyone who loved Kirsty Logan's previous novel, The Gracekeepers, should also enjoy this. This is a spiritual prequel although I don' t think you need to read them in order of publication as each stands alone. This story is set on an island steeped in dark magic where those who come fi...

    The Gloaming by Kirsty Logan - magic and fairy tales, families and death, stone and water and bones. The writing is so poetic and easy to read, and I swallowed it up. ...

    I received a copy of this book via NetGalley. This is a beautiful, bittersweet fairy tale of a book. A story about love and family, full of magic and myths and folklore. The author has a gorgeous, whimsical writing style and I can't wait to read The Gracekeepers now. ...

    I read The Gloaming in just two sittings. Having been instantly swept up by its tone of melancholy and quiet magic, I simply didn't want to put it down. Above all else, it's a book about stories; how integral they are to our very existence; how they change over time; the things we ...

    4/5 stars I received a free copy of this book on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  'But then, she soothed herself: we cannot be held responsible for every pretty lie we tell to our children.' Although The Gloaming has chapters from other points of the view, ...

    I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 2.5 stars Okay, so I?m 80% sure this is a beautiful and haunting story about grief and overcoming loss and life, finding love, etc, etc but I?m 100% sure I just didn?t get it. Now, admittedly...

    Peter, a boxer, falls in love with Signe, a ballet dancer. This unusual match somehow triggers nature and becomes something very special. Signe soon falls pregnant, but of the three babies, only one, Islay, survives. After they had their second daughter, Mara, they move to a remote Sco...

    Read full review @https://ecstaticyetchaotic.wordpress.... The gloaming by Kristi Logan is a book that transports you to an island which is both mystical and dark. A place where people don?t die naturally but are turned into stones on a cliff overlooking the sea. The sea which is ...

  • Eleanor Ward
    May 03, 2018

    Kirsty Logan writes a beautifully imagined tale of magic, folklore and fairytales with a strong undertow of darker forces juxtaposed with a gritty realism. Logan achieves the feat with her world building that is sufficiently nebulous and ambiguous in giving the reader the path of seein...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. Residing in a mansion, renowned for its once glory but falling daily into further disrepair, and situated on an island overlooked by the stone remains of the deceased is Mara, daughter of a ballerina and a boxer. The arrival of part-time mermaid, Pearl, ig...

    A book of quiet beauty with a most haunting of storylines... That sadly bored me to tears. No matter how hard I tried I could not engage with these characters, I found reading a chore. Sometimes a book just doesn't fit with a reader because of circumstances outside of everyone's co...

    3.5 stars I wish Netgalley had made it very clear that this was a prequel to The Gracekeepersas I think the story would have had an even deeper meaning for me had I read that book first. But this story had its own merits and charm. The writing was at times mesmerising making you ...

    A gorgeously, luxuriously dark follow up to Kirsty's debut. My heart sang, my heart broke and I couldn't put the damn thing down. Utterly brilliant. ...

    Reseña en español // English review here The Ross family decided to move to a remote island with their two daughters to live a more peaceful life. A large, pink-ish and abandoned mansion makes for their new home; however, despite their feigned efforts, it will never be comple...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is the second Kirsty Logan novel I've read, and The Gloaming reminded me of The Gracekeepers in a lot of ways - good and bad. Let's start w...

    On the island where Mara and her family live people don?t die, the go to the cliff where they remain, gazing out to sea with the waves crashing beneath, their presence a haunting reminder of what is to come for the islanders. And Mara?s family is haunted by many things, long-ago de...

    This story is a fantastical meld of folk/fairy tales and magical realism. I have read very little magical realism before so found it a little hard going to begin with but the story itself was captivating and I became so invested in the characters that I couldn't put the book (Kindle) a...

    I have just finished The Gloaming by the amazing Kirsty Logan and she again raised the bar for any future book I will pick up. It was utterly amazing, it tugged on my heartstrings, breaking my heart and healing it at the same time. This story focuses on a family, an island, stories, ho...

    Here's the review: https://deucekindred.wordpress.com/20... ...

    3.75 / 5 A strange book that I marked as "atmospheric" on my list, which is technically the highest compliment for me and yet I did not love this book. I couldn't quite place it. Was it fairytale or a lesson on real life through a fairytale? A story about grief and how we cope? A s...

    I was a fan of The Gracekeepers, but think I actually preferred this story as I felt it was better structured and felt more emotional and easier to connect with. But I will be going back to read The Gracekeepers now this story is fresh in my mind as the prequel. The cover is stunnin...

    A warning: Kirsty Logan?s The Gloaming is another of 2018?s promised mermaid novels that?s a little short on actual mermaids. However, it?s long on atmosphere, imagination, and a charming lesbian love story. Islay, Mara and Barra have grown up on a tiny Scottish island, after t...

    I loved the fairytale vibe and the magical realisme Overtone of this book. The writing was simply beautiful and I loved the story; intriguing and heartbreaking at times. ...

    The Gloaming is a lovely new piece of magical realism from the author of The Gracekeepers, and I really enjoyed it. It was a gentle, dreamy sort of read, but there was a darker undercurrent which kept me intrigued. Mara, Islay and Barra are the three children of Signe and Peter, who...

    Anyone who loved The Gracekeepers will be equally delighted with The Gloaming... and anyone who didn't read it, well, read this and then immediately read The Gracekeepers! Utterly beautiful, enchanting and totally unique! This applies to the writing, the setting, the characters and ...

    Anyone who loved Kirsty Logan's previous novel, The Gracekeepers, should also enjoy this. This is a spiritual prequel although I don' t think you need to read them in order of publication as each stands alone. This story is set on an island steeped in dark magic where those who come fi...

    The Gloaming by Kirsty Logan - magic and fairy tales, families and death, stone and water and bones. The writing is so poetic and easy to read, and I swallowed it up. ...

    I received a copy of this book via NetGalley. This is a beautiful, bittersweet fairy tale of a book. A story about love and family, full of magic and myths and folklore. The author has a gorgeous, whimsical writing style and I can't wait to read The Gracekeepers now. ...

    I read The Gloaming in just two sittings. Having been instantly swept up by its tone of melancholy and quiet magic, I simply didn't want to put it down. Above all else, it's a book about stories; how integral they are to our very existence; how they change over time; the things we ...

    4/5 stars I received a free copy of this book on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  'But then, she soothed herself: we cannot be held responsible for every pretty lie we tell to our children.' Although The Gloaming has chapters from other points of the view, ...

    I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 2.5 stars Okay, so I?m 80% sure this is a beautiful and haunting story about grief and overcoming loss and life, finding love, etc, etc but I?m 100% sure I just didn?t get it. Now, admittedly...

    Peter, a boxer, falls in love with Signe, a ballet dancer. This unusual match somehow triggers nature and becomes something very special. Signe soon falls pregnant, but of the three babies, only one, Islay, survives. After they had their second daughter, Mara, they move to a remote Sco...

    Read full review @https://ecstaticyetchaotic.wordpress.... The gloaming by Kristi Logan is a book that transports you to an island which is both mystical and dark. A place where people don?t die naturally but are turned into stones on a cliff overlooking the sea. The sea which is ...

    I had previously read The Grace Keepers by Kirsty Logan and was thrilled to get accepted for an arc of her new one. I found this to be very much like her first one, with intricate locations and beautifully written narrative. I really enjoyed the unknown aspect that seemed to lurk under...

    I thought this was a really beutiful, tender story, about the growth one girl goes through on her odd island (I loved the island by the way!!) It felt rich and lyrical, and it was really amazing to watch the growth of the relationship between Pearl and Mara. The storylines were hauntin...