M/M Historical Romance
Dreamspinner Press | October 28, 2016
I tried really hard to find a gif that would suit my feelings on this book because, even though I rarely use them, I thought it was the perfect review for one of those brain exploding pictures. My mind was absolutely blown, but it wasn’t just blown. I was mindf*cked, but in a really good way. Frankly none of them hit the nail on the head. None of the images reflected my feelings on Murmuration’s crazy goodness.
I don’t want to talk about Murmuration’s plot, because I don’t want to accidentally give anything away. If you give it a shot, know that it’s a different ride. It has more of a twin peaks type feel, so it was really really good but strange. It’s the kind of book that, even if you do figure out part of what’s going on (like I did), you’ll still enjoy reading through the end. No, it wasn’t a traditional romance novel. I see that some people weren’t too excited about that, but I actually welcomed it. I loved the way the story ended. It was just as I wanted it. It was perfect.
Anyway, before I give something away, lets change the subject and talk about TJ Klune’s writing. I don’t think I’ve read another author who seamlessly writes so many different styles. If you look at his backlog of books you’ll see everything from romantic comedy, to Dystopia, to Sci-Fi, to UF. He doesn’t let boundaries hold him back from writing his story and I love that.
What I did realize while reading is, as much as I have loved a few of his comedies, I think I like his serious books the most. I love his use of repetition to build anticipation. I love how his couples have their own little couple quirks. (In this book it was Mike and Sean’s ‘Yeah’.)
The bottom line is, while my ratings have ranged from 3 stars to 5, TJ Klune will never leave my favorite author list and that’s due, in part, to his range. (It’s also his humor, and his talent.) I never know where he’s going to take me, and I never care. Murmuration was no exception.
Thanks you to Dreamspinner Press for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review.