I am currently reading my way through a long list of science fiction and fantasy titles. (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/07/138938145/science-fiction-and-fantasy-finalists if you are interested in the list).
Looking back at the month of May, I am astounded to find that I read 24 books. Even better, only one of them was a dud.
But this book, this book stood out from the crowd. An excellent, twisty mystery, lots of Shakespearean drama, and a surprising ending. For a first novel, it is amazing, but since the author holds a Master's degree in Shakespeare Studies from King's College in London and Shakespeare's Globe and was herself an actor, she seems uniquely qualified to write this fabulous tale.
I would highly recommend it.
Happy June, everyone!