8 Worthwhile Things about Emily Brontë’s “Wuthering Heights”

Wuthering Heights

By Emily Brontë

Nikki’s Rating: 8 out of 10

Summary: Growing up together, Heathcliff and Catherine fall deeply in love, believing that one could not survive without the other. But Heathcliff has no title, no land, no occupation and Catherine must be provided for. After losing Catherine forever, Heathcliff torments the next generation as he is haunted by Catherine and what could have been.

8 Worthwhile Things about Emily Brontë’s “Wuthering Heights”

(May Contain Spoilers)

1. Romanticism

“Wuthering Heights” like “Jane Eyre” is a prime example of Romanticism. With its Gothic themes of ghosts and elements of the Byronic hero seen in Heathcliff, “Wuthering Heights” is truly inspired by the Romantic era.

2. Perspective

The perspective of “Wuthering Heights” is not told through one of the main characters of the story but rather an outsider who is not an intimate of the family and who seems to be unreliable as well. This leaves the reader in an interesting predicament of being further removed from the actual main characters and knowing that we are not seeing the whole story.

3. Speech

Emily Brontë kept her characters authentic by writing phonetically for those of the lower class who had a very different pattern of speech.

4. Love Story

While Heathcliff’s obsession is a bit stalkerish/creepy and Catherine is truly a spoiled brat, their love is still romantic on many levels. One cannot help but wish that they had ended up together and feel how tragic it is that they didn’t.

5. Heathcliff

Healthcliff is a dynamic character. While he appears to be quite a brute with questionable morals, there is an element of softness about him. A tortured soul who only wants to be with his true love. A Bryonic hero indeed!

6. Parallels

There are many parallels in “Wuthering Heights” between the first and second generations. One such parallel is that between Heathcliff and Hareton. Being the son of his bitter enemy, Heathcliff treats Hareton accordingly. Heathcliff actually raises Hareton similar to how he was raised, treating Hareton like a servant and denying him an education. And yet we see this goodness in Heathcliff through him saving Hareton’s life as a baby and treating him better than Hareton’s real father ever does.

7. Hareton and catherine

The love that eventually develops between Catherine and Hareton is quite beautiful and provides an ending to “Wuthering Heights” that is positive and hopeful especially after the heartbreak of Heathcliff and Catherine.

8. Beautifully Written

Written eloquently with beautiful descriptives, interesting characters, and a tragic, heartbreaking love-story, “Wuthering Heights” is an enchanting novel that will remain a timeless classic for years to come.

What are your favorite things about “Wuthering Heights”?


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6 Wondrous things about Gena Showalter’s “Wicked Nights”

“Wicked Nights” Angels of the Dark Book 1

by Gena Showalter

Nikki’s Rating: 6 out of 10

Summary:  Zacharel, an angel at risk of losing his wings, is tasked with leading an army of rebellious and ruthless angels. Battling demons he comes across the first woman to ever tempt him, Annabelle. Imprisoned in a psychiatric ward for the criminally insane, Annabelle has spent years being hunted and tormented by demons. Annabelle has been unknowingly chosen as a consort for a demon king to pay for Zacharel’s sins. Now Zacharel must win the war and make amends or risk losing her and his wings forever.


6 Wondrous things about Gena Showalter’s “Wicked Nights

(May Contain Spoilers)

1. The Camaraderie

Gena Showalter always has playful banter between her characters and she really captures the camaraderie that happens between fellow soldiers who serve together.

2. Angels with a Darker Side

Hot sexy warrior angels who experience lust, love, jealousy, anger, rage, guilt, joy, etc. A nice twist to the stereotypical immaculate, goody-two-shoes portrayal of angels who usually lack human emotions.

3. Sizzling

As always, Gena Showalter provides steamy, melt your panties sex scenes in “Wicked Nights”.

4. Zacharel

Gena Showalter always delivers with hot, sexy men and Zacharel is no exception. Built, tall, muscled, with a fantastic wing-span, Zacharel is one sexy angel. He is also fiercely loyal, protective of those he loves, and a good leader.

5. The Story

While romance novels are very, very formulaic, I still always enjoy them especially from authors like Gena Showalter who are able to add in unique storylines. “Wicked Nights” not only provides a twist on the concept of “angels” but Gena wrote an original tale of an angel being tormented by his twin brother who became a demon.

6. Beauty Awakened

Angels of the Dark series continues with Koldo’s story in “Beauty Awakened

What are your favorite things about Gena Showalter’s “Wicked Nights“?


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Book Reviews of October 2018

Book Reviews of October 2018

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Running on Empty: Overcome Your Childhood Emotional Neglect by Jonice Webb, PhD with Christine Musello, PsyD

 

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First They Killed My Father: a daughter of Cambodia remembers by Loung Ung

 

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