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Fathom by Cherie Priest
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Mar 21, 2010

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bookshelves: 2010, fantasy
Read from March 20 to 21, 2010

This was my least favorite Cherie Priest book I've read, although I don't mean to suggest it's bad by any means. It's an interesting fantasy novel that I read in two sittings and enjoyed, but it's also a book filled with characters that lacked purpose. Some "elementals" take hold of humans to have them do their bidding, but even after all the supernatural intervention, the humans don't really achieve anything. When I read a fantasy novel, I usually go into it assuming that the good guys will save the day, but here it didn't seem like the good guys had to do anything to uphold the status quo, they just had to wait for the bad guys to fail. Lots. I'm also not sure how the end was a resolution to anything.

I'd recommend Priest's Eden Moore trilogy or Boneshaker instead of this one.
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