The Girl and the Stars
On Abeth the vastness of the ice holds no room for individuals. Survival together is barely possible. No one survives alone.
To resist the cold, to endure the months of night when even the air itself begins to freeze, requires a special breed. Variation is dangerous, difference is ...more
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This tale is set in the same world as The Book of the Ancestor, yet in a completely different environment. We follow Yaz, a sixteen-year-old member of the ice tribe the Ithca. To progress from being a child and ascending to adulthood the younger members of all the tribes have to be judged by regulator Kazik. All the clans converse at the Pit of the Missing ...more
The Girl and the Stars
Many babies have killed, but it is very rare that the victim is not their mother.
When the father handed his infant to the priestess to speak its fortune the child stopped screaming and in its place she began to howl, filling the silence left behind.
Omens are difficult and open to interpretation but if the oracle that touches your new-born dies moments later, frothing at the mouth, it is hard even with a mother’s love to think it a good sign.
In such cases ...more
To survive is to sacrifice. Outliers must be culled. Whether you are weak and lag behind, or if you’re too big or strong and eat more than the average share, then you can no longer exist within the tribe. You are thrown away, torn from your home and family forever. Yaz, our teenage ...more
In The Girl and the Stars, Lawrence gives us another tale set on the ice-bound world of Abeth, a planet barely warmed by a dying star in the endgame of the universe’s inevitable submission to the rise of entropy. Like Nona before her, Yaz is an adolescent under duress, tested almost to destruction by a harsh environment and harsher company. Nona lived in the thin ...more
Never before has a book made me feel quite so claustrophobic, life under the ice had me shuddering, and I had to take a break after the first 50 pages, just to catch my breath. That is the beauty of Lawrence’s writing. I could picture every ...more
Thank you again, Agnes, for hosting that giveaway that made me so fortunate to receive this book!
The book is as Lawrenesque as Nona‘s story ever was. I loved that trilogy, so it’s no surprise that I already love Yaz‘s as well!
All those characters have found their way easily into my heart with each new trait revealed about them, each hardship they live through and mostly overcome, each inner and outer turmoil ...more
I had the wonderful opportunity to read this before release and have to point out that this was not the fully finished book. And thus can not quote the book because of this fact.
As I said at the beginning, it was an enjoyable read. The characters are for the most part rounded out, there are some secondary characters that I enjoyed more than the main character, a bit more going on with them in terms of personality and arcs. But they have their set places and roles, which is ...more
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