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What Souls Are Made Of: A Wuthering Heights Remix (Remixed Classics Book 4) Kindle Edition
What Souls Are Made Of, British Fantasy Award-winning author Tasha Suri's masterful new take on Brontë's Wuthering Heights and fourth book in the Remixed Classics, will leave readers breathless.
Sometimes, lost things find their way home...
Yorkshire, North of England, 1786. As the abandoned son of a lascar—a sailor from India—Heathcliff has spent most of his young life maligned as an "outsider." Now he's been flung into an alien life in the Yorkshire moors, where he clings to his birth father's language even though it makes the children of the house call him an animal, and the maids claim he speaks gibberish.
Catherine is the younger child of the estate's owner, a daughter with light skin and brown curls and a mother that nobody talks about. Her father is grooming her for a place in proper society, and that's all that matters. Catherine knows she must mold herself into someone pretty and good and marriageable, even though it might destroy her spirit.
As they occasionally flee into the moors to escape judgment and share the half-remembered language of their unknown kin, Catherine and Heathcliff come to find solace in each other. Deep down in their souls, they can feel they are the same.
But when Catherine's father dies and the household's treatment of Heathcliff only grows more cruel, their relationship becomes strained and threatens to unravel. For how can they ever be together, when loving each other—and indeed, loving themselves—is as good as throwing themselves into poverty and death?
Praise for What Souls Are Made Of:
"A gorgeously reclaimed Gothic. ... I’m a Tasha Suri fan for life." —Chloe Gong, New York Times-bestselling author of These Violent Delights
"With its brooding characters, gorgeous setting, and a romance that sparkles with electricity, this retelling of Wuthering Heights breathes fresh air into an old classic." —Stacey Lee, New York Times-bestselling author of The Downstairs Girl and Luck of the Titanic
The Remixed Classics Series
A Clash of Steel: A Treasure Island Remix by C.B. Lee
So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix by Bethany C. Morrow
Travelers Along the Way: A Robin Hood Remix by Aminah Mae Safi
What Souls Are Made Of: A Wuthering Heights Remix by Tasha Suri
Self-Made Boys: A Great Gatsby Remix by Anna-Marie McLemore
My Dear Henry: A Jekyll & Hyde Remix by Kalynn Bayron
Teach the Torches to Burn: A Romeo & Juliet Remix by Caleb Roehrig
Into the Bright Open: A Secret Garden Remix by Cherie Dimaline
Most Ardently: A Pride & Prejudice Remix by Gabe Cole Novoa
From the Publisher
|A Clash of Steel||So Many Beginnings||Travelers Along the Way||What Souls Are Made Of||Self-Made Boys||My Dear Henry|
|Read them all!||Two intrepid girls hunt for a legendary treasure on the deadly high seas in this C.B. Lee's remix of the classic adventure novel Treasure Island.||Four young Black sisters come of age during the American Civil War in this warm and powerful remix of the classic novel Little Women from national bestselling author Bethany C. Morrow.||A ragtag band of misfits gets swept up in Holy Land politics in this thrilling remix of the classic legend of Robin Hood from Aminah Mae Safi.||From British Fantasy Award-winning author Tasha Suri comes a masterful new take on Brontë's Wuthering Heights that will leave readers breathless.||Stonewall Honor recipient and two-time National Book Award Longlist selectee Anna-Marie McLemore weaves an intoxicating tale of glamor and heartache in this remix of Great Gatsby.||In misty Victorian London, a teen boy tries to discover the reason behind his best friend's disappearance—and the arrival of a mysterious and magnetic stranger—in Kalynn Bayron's gothic remix of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde.|
Praise for What Souls Are Made Of:
"A gorgeously reclaimed Gothic. Atmospheric and incisive, What Souls Are Made Of cuts deep into the question of identity and the ghosts of legacy haunting these windswept moors. I’m a Tasha Suri fan for life." ―Chloe Gong, New York Times-bestselling author of These Violent Delights
"With its brooding characters, gorgeous setting, and a romance that sparkles with electricity, this retelling of Wuthering Heights breathes fresh air into an old classic." ―Stacey Lee, New York Times-bestselling author of The Downstairs Girl and Luck of the Titanic
"Hopeful and heartbreaking, this remix of Brontë’s classic is a magnificent, beautifully written ode to love, family and belonging.” ―Sangu Mandanna, author of The Celestial Trilogy and Kiki Kallira Breaks a Kingdom
"Suri uses historical information of white colonialism overtaking India to provide a realistic depiction of the time. ... Lovers of Brontë’s classic will appreciate the message of this modified story: no matter what roads we’ve taken, we’re all entitled to kindness in this world." ―Booklist
"This remix of Wuthering Heights is an epic piece of historical fiction, and a testament to Suri's incredible storytelling skills." ―Buzzfeed
Praise for Remixed Classics:
"Lee (the Sidekick Squad series) elegantly situates Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1882 Treasure Island against a richly embroidered Qing dynasty backdrop in this carefully crafted queer interpretation. ... Inspired by female pirate Zheng Yi Sao, this deeply immersive adventure features deftly interwoven Chinese and Vietnamese, luscious culinary descriptions, and well-rendered explorations of imperialism, treasure, found family, and love." ―Publishers Weekly, starred review, on A Clash of Steel: A Treasure Island Remix by C.B. Lee
"'Fun' doesn’t even begin to describe this rich and imaginative retelling of Treasure Island. ... It’s obvious that this book was a labor of love, which made it all the more enjoyable to read. Pirate stories don’t get much better than this." ―Hypable, on A Clash of Steel: A Treasure Island Remix by C.B. Lee
"Morrow’s ability to take the lingering stain of slavery on American history and use it as a catalyst for unbreakable love and resilience is flawless. That she has remixed a canonical text to do so only further illuminates the need to critically question who holds the pen in telling our nation’s story." ―Booklist, starred review, on So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix by Bethany C. Morrow
"Morrow's nuanced take on what life was like for newly freed Black people at this time will prompt readers to reconsider the simplistic good vs. evil, North vs. South mythologies that characterize too many Civil War narratives. ... Alcott fans and newcomers alike will find much to appreciate in Morrow's sophisticated remix." ―BookPage, starred review, on So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix by Bethany C. Morrow
"Impressive ... Via delicately written characterizations, each March woman exemplifies the notion that the wounds of bondage don’t disappear simply because freedom is at hand, and the racist catalyst of enslavement doesn’t disappear with the stroke of a pen, as a beloved story gains new meaning through the lens of enduring Black resilience, love, and hope." ―Publishers Weekly, starred review, on So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix by Bethany C. Morrow
"Travelers Along the Way is the Robin Hood retelling I did not know I wanted. Deeply researched and masterfully written, here is a story that’s not only thrilling, but also delightfully clever! Rahma al-Hud and her band of merry misfits will appeal to history buffs and adventure seekers alike. A must read!" ―Tanaz Bhathena, author of A Girl Like That and Hunted by the Sky, on Travelers Along the Way: A Robin Hood Remix by Aminah Mae Safi
"If you love heists, found family, and stealing from the rich and giving to the poor, then put Aminah Mae Safi's heartfelt and humorous take on Robin Hood at the very top of your TBR. Sisterhood, cunning disguises, and a bit of horse thievery: Travelers Along the Way is an adventure story that has it all." ―Jodi Meadows, New York Times-bestselling co-author of My Lady Jane, on Travelers Along the Way: A Robin Hood Remix by Aminah Mae Safi
"In Travelers Along the Way, Safi has assembled the perfect team to steal my heart. This is the thoughtful, thought-provoking, and wildly fun retelling of Robin Hood you’ve been waiting for!" ―Kiersten White, New York Times-bestselling author of And I Darken, on Travelers Along the Way: A Robin Hood Remix by Aminah Mae Safi
Praise for Empire of Sand:
Named one of TIME's Top 100 Fantasy Books of All Time
"An ode to the quiet, fierce strength of women. . . pure wonder." ―Samantha Shannon, New York Times-bestselling author of The Priory of the Orange Tree
"Stunning and enthralling." ―S. A. Chakraborty, USA Today-bestselling author of The City of Brass
"A darkly intricate, devastating, and utterly original story." ―R. F. Kuang, award-winning author of The Poppy War
"Genuine, painful, and beautiful. A very strong start for a new voice." ―Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Complex, affecting epic fantasy ... Intricate worldbuilding, heartrending emotional stakes ... well-wrought prose." ―Publishers Weekly, starred review
Praise for Realm of Ash:
"A poignant story of finding one's place in a world warped by prejudice, court intrigue, violence, and sorcery. ... Those with a penchant for lyrical prose, intricate world building, beautifully imagined characters, compelling immersive folklore, and a fascinating look into a setting reminiscent of the Mughal Empire need look no further." ―Booklist, starred review
"Suri's companion to Empire of Sand continues to expand on the stark beauty and power of this magical realm. With striking characters and court intrigue, this story is dark, melodious, and memorable." ―Library Journal, starred review
"Sharp worldbuilding, authentic characters, and thoughtful explorations of prejudice and misogyny bode well for future volumes." ―Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Praise for The Jasmine Throne:
"Suri astounds with the spellbinding epic fantasy that launches her Burning Kingdoms trilogy. ... A fierce, heart-wrenching exploration of the value and danger of love in a world of politics and power. ... This is a blade-sharp, triumphant start to what promises to be an exciting series." ―Publishers Weekly, starred review
About the Author
- ASIN : B098M9W2VH
- Publisher : Feiwel & Friends (July 5, 2022)
- Publication date : July 5, 2022
- Language : English
- File size : 4664 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 302 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1250773504
- Best Sellers Rank: #277,314 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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It’s clear that an incredible amount of research and care went into this novel, but it never feels bogged down. Rather, I was swept away by Cathy and Heathcliff — not only their love story, which is beautifully swoony, but also the incredible arcs that Suri gives each character. Imagining them as having Indian backgrounds deepens their stories and, in my opinion, only improves on the classic.
And, as usual, because this is a Tasha Suri novel, the prose is stunning.
Overall, I would say that however you felt about Wuthering Heights, What Souls Are Made Of is a must-read.
This novel touches on a sensitive issue in British history: Colonialism.
Mr. Earnshaw got rich in India, but he didn't just come back with a fortune, he also came back with secrets, ghosts, and regrets.
Heathcliff's past is no longer a total mystery, his parents are Hindus, probably the son of a lascar, Indian sailors who served England (and were often mistreated by them). Mr. Earnshaw adopted him as a way to redeem himself.
Heathcliff and Catherine grow up together, both are lonely and do not conform to the norms of society, neither is wholly accepted, Heathcliff because of the color of his skin, Catherine because of her wild character. They only feel themselves when they are together.
The prose is lovely, like the original novel, the characters are difficult, but there is a little more hope in them, I liked that the chapters were from their point of view (instead of narrated by a third character) so you understand them better. Above all, I liked reading more about Heathcliff, it is with him that we learn a little more about colonialism, not from the point of view of a British white man, but from someone who experienced discrimination because of his appearance. What happens when you don't belong anywhere?
What Souls are Made works for both Wuthering Heights fans and anti-fans. To read this retelling, I think you need some knowledge of the original story, and whether you liked it or not, this story adds value and dimension to the tortured souls of Catherine and Heathcliff.
Thanks for the free book! @FierceReads, @tashasuri, and @coloredpagesblogtours. I enjoy the book and this review is my thoughts and reflections
I had no idea I needed this work in my life. I love Wuthering Heights, despite its darkness and despair. But I also love what Suri chose to do with this work. She uses it to examine immigration, racism, and the triangular trade during this time, and how people were displaced and taken advantage of for the sake of progress and trade. But she combines all these things to make a magical and more positive ending to the original story in a way that was enjoyable.
Reading this work was like reading something written contemporaneously to the original work. The author chose to explore the supernatural aspects of the original work, and the way they were incorporated into this retelling was wonderful. Suri also allowed Catherine to have a voice through this work, as her story has always been told through the eyes of others. The characters in this retelling didn’t feel close to the original characters to me at first, but the more I read, the more I saw the similarities and how they were actively being shaped into the traditional characters. That being said, I do feel that Catherine was portrayed as much sadder/depressed than her original descriptions, but it didn’t detract from the work for me.
The narrators did an amazing job with this work. Their voices were exactly how I imagined Catherine and Heathcliff would sound, and they brought such life into these characters. I think this work would still be enjoyable for those not familiar with Wuthering Heights, and maybe even for those who didn’t enjoy the original book.
Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan Audio for allowing me to review a copy of this work. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own.
Now knowing how the original story went, I can appreciate the changes that were made to make this book work. I really liked the relationship between Cathy and Heathcliff. I could even appreciate the abusive relationships between Hindley and the other two.
I liked the changes in the racial makeup of the story as well and how there was a whole subplot of all three of them seeking out their lineages.
My main negative is Cathy sometimes got a little too hysterical. It got annoying.