Book Review: Where David Threw Stones
Welcome to the tour for Where David Threw Stones by Elyse Hoffman. Perfect for fans of The Book Thief.
Where David Threw Stones
Publication Date: September 27th, 2022
Genre: Historical Fantasy/ Historical Fiction/ WW2
“Welcome to the Brennenbach of Midnight! The Curse Hours have begun.”
West Germany, 1968
When ten-year-old David Saidel’s parents are murdered, he is sent to live with his grandfather in the anti-Semitic village of Brennenbach. Miserable and lonely, David finds solace in his kindly Grandpa Ernst, who has one strict rule: never go out after midnight.
When David breaks curfew to search for his missing dog, he discovers why Ernst is so serious about his curfew: Brennenbach is cursed. When midnight strikes, the town is thrown back to 1943, the height of Hitler’s reign.
The Nazi ghosts that infest Brennenbach are just as dangerous as they were in life. They’re hunting for David, thinking he is the last member of a family they’ve been ordered to destroy.
Through the help of a little girl named Maria Rahm, David sets out to end the Curse before it claims more victims.
I am a fan of this genre. Instantly, I was transported within the pages of this book. It was like a mini movie playing in my head, while I was reading this book. David is an engaging little boy. All of the things he saw and experienced I felt them to with him.
Although, I did feel like there were a bunch of other characters that came at me all at the same time in the beginning and it was a bit hard to keep them all straight. The use of the "f" word is used a lot throughout the book. Yet, I understood where it was coming from in relation to the story, so I did not have a problem with it.
Author, Elyse Hoffman really does know how to write engaging characters and good storylines. I will read more books written by her. I enjoyed this book from the first page to the last page.
Award-winning author Elyse Hoffman has crafted an expertly woven tale of World War II’s horrors – perfect for readers of Marcus Zusak’s “The Book Thief,” or Michael Reit’s “Beyond the Tracks.”
Check out the wonderful reviews on Goodreads and grab a copy today!
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About the Author
Elyse Hoffman is an award-winning author who strives to tell historical tales with new twists. She loves to meld WWII and Jewish history with fantasy, folklore, and the paranormal. She has written six works of Holocaust historical fiction: The Barracks of the Holocaust five-book series and The Book of Uriel. Elyse’s books are the way to go if you love history and want to read some unique stories.
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