My main question after reading Red Seas: how can a book with so many fart jokes be so genuinely heart-wrenching?
A well-written book with a steampunk vibe. Especially recommended for those with an interest in biology and/or dragons.
This book is a strangely dispassionate fever dream from start to finish. I’m glad I read it, but I can’t say I wholly enjoyed the experience.
#ReadThemAllThon came to a close yesterday. I didn’t get as much read as I’d hoped, thanks to work and the start of the semester. Here are my final stats (Dratini got to evolve once), and three short reviews (Song of the North, The Girl on the Train, and Lagoon) to wrap up the readathon.
This is a book about war, so it’s long and it’s bleak—there’s no getting around that. But the beauty of the writing is beyond compare. Do yourself a favor and read it!
Sometimes I like Atwood, and sometimes I don’t. This time I didn’t. The structure and premise of the book were great, but the execution fell flat and it was a bit of a struggle to get through.
This book is consistently fantastic from page 1, and the ending blows the known boundaries of the Mistborn universe sky high. IT’S SO EXCITING!
I loved this book for all the same reasons I loved its predecessor, The Sparrow. The interwoven storylines are fantastic. The characters are incredibly real, human and alien alike. And the approach to religion and morality is done with a sympathy and deftness that I find completely approachable as a non-religious person.
This book presents three distinct stories, and satisfactorily resolves none of them—but the writing itself was beautiful, and fictional Shahriar was a truly likable character.