Of Bees and Mist by Erick Setiawan is a unique twist on family drama, the supernatural and a timelessness that pulls the reader into the story of Meridia and the strange relationships that unfold with those in her life.
Meridia must find strength and courage within herself while unraveling the lifetime of secrets that surround her as she escapes childhood to become a woman. What you see is not always what you get though, and this is the case for Meridia and her new found freedom in marriage as she attempts to leave the mists behind, only be be faced with bees.
I often found myself cheering Meridia on throughout the novel, as she meets struggles and hardships head-on. Her character is beautiful and her story enchanting.
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Of Bees and Mist is an engrossing fable that chronicles three generations of women under one family tree and places them in a mythical town where spirits and spells, witchcraft and demons, and prophets and clairvoyance are an everyday reality.
Meridia grows up in a lonely home until she falls in love with Daniel at age sixteen. Soon, they marry, and Meridia can finally escape to live with her charming husband’s family—unaware that they harbor dark mysteries of their own. As Meridia struggles to embrace her life as a young bride, she discovers long-kept secrets about her own past as well as shocking truths about her new family that push her love, courage, and sanity to the brink.
Erick Setiawan’s astonishing debut is a richly atmospheric and tumultuous ride of hope and heartbreak that is altogether touching, truthful, and memorable.
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