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Innocence Lost by Patty Jansen
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did not like it
bookshelves: awwc-2016, do-not-recommend, my-e-library, pub-2014, wanted_to_like, epic-fantasy, fantasy

I wanted to like this and I thought it had a good premise but that it was ultimately unbelievable, and squicked the hell out of me. Although attempts at writing an independent-minded female character in a patriarchal society were made, they weren't believable or realised. Similarly treatment of a character with a mental disability was abhorrent. This is one of those books I finished because I kept wondering what the point was, and kept holding out hope that it would somehow come together in the end. It really didn't and I should know better and trust my instincts more often. Ableism is the worst fault of this book, but it runs into some pretty dodgy territory ethics and consent wise too. Plus the story? Just not buying it. Do not recommend at all.
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Reading Progress

February 2, 2016 – Shelved
February 2, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
March 18, 2016 – Started Reading
March 19, 2016 – Shelved as: awwc-2016
March 19, 2016 – Shelved as: do-not-recommend
March 19, 2016 – Shelved as: my-e-library
March 19, 2016 – Shelved as: pub-2014
March 19, 2016 – Shelved as: wanted_to_like
March 19, 2016 – Shelved as: epic-fantasy
March 19, 2016 – Shelved as: fantasy
March 19, 2016 – Finished Reading

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