Review: Bridges by Maria Murnane

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Bridges by Maria Murnane | Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3.5)

As a note, an e-galley of this novel was sent to me via NetGalley by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my opinions in any way.

Who's a big old sucker for novels based around female friendships?

T H I S  L A D Y. 

I'm waving my hands around a bit manically right now. When I read the description of this delightful book, I knew I had to pick it up. Let me start off by saying that Maria Murnane has this refreshingly pretty prose to her that is incredibly satisfying. By pretty, I mean real and vibrant. You're going to love the way she explores life and friendships and so much more throughout Bridges. She's definitely someone to keep an eye out for.

What I enjoyed most--beyond the setting and the characters--is that the way Murnane writes about friendship is completely realistic and true. Sometimes, keeping up with friends can be tricky and full of self conscious hits on who we are as women. It's a very human trait that is portrayed to a point that you can really see yourself in the characters. I loved that this wasn't sugarcoated or brushed aside like it was nothing because the way we see ourselves has everything to do with, well, everything.

Wait for the Rain was a solid introduction to the series (I read both in one weekend) and thoroughly enjoyable but Bridges is what completely sold me on these characters. I think that this one felt far more emotionally charged and compelling.

Were there flaws? Of course there were--but the flaws of the story and characters were what made me enjoy it as much as I did. I loved Daphne and I think readers will too. She is very obtainable and her friendships are very much so a breath of life. Something about this novel struck a chord in me and I think many others will feel the same. Bridges is a smart, fast pace glimpse on life and the connections we make--and where they go throughout. 

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