Each one first did their own review of the book itself, and then they interviewed each other about their opinions. I don’t know if I’ve seen that sort of thing before. Essentially, as they describe it, they’re doing a “book club” right online for us, and we are the beneficiaries of their discussion.
Being something of a mythology and folklore buff myself, I was very interested in what both Mandy and Kiirstin thought of the book. It sounds like Durst did a great job of pulling a fairy tale motif into the real world, though it also appears that the remoteness of fairy tale characters followed the motif as well, making some of the book’s characters rather hard to relate to.
Still, from the descriptions, this sounds like a book that people who enjoy myth and folklore might really be interested in. And I loved the book club format, and the dual-blog review and conversation! Really good idea.
Well done, Kiirstin and Mandy!