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Tattoo

(Ice Song #2)

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3.23  ·  Rating details ·  39 ratings  ·  13 reviews
HER FATE IS IN HER FLESH.
 
In an environmentally fragile world where human and animal genes combine, the rarest mutation of all—the Trader—can instantly switch genders. One such Trader, the female Sorykah, is battling her male alter, Soryk, for dominance and the right to live a full life.

Sorykah has rescued her infant twins from mad Matuk the Collector. Her children are saf
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Paperback, 363 pages
Published July 26th 2011 by Del Rey (first published January 1st 2011)
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Kelly
Jun 09, 2011 rated it liked it
Tattoo, the sequel to Ice Song, takes readers back into Kirsten Imani Kasai’s ravaged yet eerily beautiful world, picking up Sorykah’s story just after her rescue of her twin babies from the mad Matuk the Collector. She’d love to return to normal life, but fate has other plans.

Kasai’s prose is as beautiful as ever. In the haunting prologue, she once again evokes a fairy-tale atmosphere as she tells the creation myth of the octameroons: human/octopus hybrids like Sorykah’s acquaintance Rava. Then
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Kara-karina
Nov 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
Kirsten Imani Kasai's books are so weird and unique, they stay with you for a long time. I've mentioned already that Ice Song was a very mad, visually bizarre, wild ride, but I quite liked it.

You certainly can not shove Ice Song series into any one catergory. There is a generous part of fantasy, a bit of dystopia with a sprinkle of sci-fi and even erotica present all of which confound and lure you deeper into the intricate plot. Very visual and quite dark, Tattoo just like its predecessor explor
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Louisa
Sep 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
This was a pretty good book, I admit to skimming, and yeah, the ending was pretty good!
Alena
May 12, 2013 rated it it was ok
I keep wavering back and forth on the rating for this book. I've changed it several times so far. The outline of the plot made me want to rate it a 3, but the execution makes me keep changing it back to a 2.

I read Ice Song the other week and I thought the whole Trader premise was interesting and rather unique. I don't think I've read another book in which the characters are capable of readily shifting between male and female. I was a little disappointed with how everything was building up to the
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Ivy
Jan 01, 2013 rated it did not like it
So much potential, but it all falls flat.

This was a random buy for me, no one recomended it, I just read the back, picked a couple random 'test' pages to read, then read some of the beginning and having liked the 3-5 pages I'd read as well as the back, I bought it, thinking that what I'd read would reflect the quality of the book itself. To which the books response was a resounding: LOL!Nope!

The major issue is that the author doesn't know how to thread one event to another very well, she's the
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I need to clear something up in response to all the negative reviews.

This is not a book you can read without having read the first one! The world is intricate and fantastic just like any other deep fantasy book. The Ice Song books are also very dark and at times strange, but no less beautiful for these elements' existence. If that is not something you are into, and you are not a fan of deep fantasy then you probably won't
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Ryandake
Jul 12, 2012 rated it it was ok
got to page 93... cannot finish.

i see from other reviews that this book is a sequel to Ice Song, a fact not made evident by any copy on the front or back covers. this is cheating. it's bait-and-switch: you think you're getting a standalone book, but instead, just when you've lost patience anyway, you find you have to buy another book to make sense of the one you're reading.

very, very irksome.

which is a shame, cause there are some intriguing aspects to this book: gender-shifting humans, weird hum
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Carolyn
Apr 24, 2012 rated it liked it
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Book 2 following Ice Song which I LOVED. Book 1 was just somehow the exact right book at the exact right time and I couldn't put it down. This sequel took me unexpectedly numerous tries (and numerous overdue library fines) to get into...but about halfway through I found myself intensely engaged with the characters again.

This is dark, oh so very very dark. I mean people complain about the Dragon Tattoo books and their violence toward women...but is that only a problem if the author is a man? (I p
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Adelaide
Apr 05, 2012 rated it it was ok
I'm rating this 1.5/5

Tattoo is alright, but I just couldn't bring myself to finish it. I've tried, but the story just can't pull me in. Yes, I've never read its presequel Icesong before, but there are other books I've read and liked without ever reading their presequel(s).

So far, from what I've read (which is only about a third of the novel), it seems to be lacking a well-written plot. And the characterization isn't really that much better. The background of the story and characters, such as Tra
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Luanne
Sep 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Tattoo is the sequel to Ice Song by Kirsten Ivani Kasai. Kasai has a great writing style, very descriptive and puts the reader into a character and the scene. Sorykah/Soryk journey continues as they try to support and care for the twins. But Sorykah/Soryk are leading different lives, so how will they co-exist together. I do recommend these books. ...more
Mammatess
Aug 15, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The book cover is beautiful, but I couldnt get past the 30th page.It was just too much info to process and keep up with.
Anna
Jan 02, 2012 rated it did not like it
Bizarre and poorly written.
Victoria
May 22, 2011 rated it it was ok
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Kirsten Imani Kasai is the author of three novels: The House of Erzulie, Ice Song and Tattoo. An avid proponent of the need to support literary citizenship and advocacy in the writing community, she's dedicated to guiding writers toward the fullest expression of their voice and work via MagicWordEditingCo.

She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles and is certified in
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