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Brood of Bones by A.E. Marling
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really liked it



Let me get the bad out of the way: It's in first person, so it made me very sleepy since Hiresha is constantly falling asleep. I was So. Sleepy. But I couldn't put it down. There was almost too much description of what things looked like, the vividness of how jewels were described bordering on tedious. But they were great descriptions, and painted a beautiful (if not vaguely gaudy) picture in my mind.

The good: I never thought I could be so engaged in a story whose main character is constantly falling asleep. The suspense of the mystery and the curiosity of the magic was captivating. The descriptions of the physical was good, but the characterization of the characters and the dialogue was fantastic. Difficult topics such as abortion were addressed without getting preachy, and the intelligence and emotion with which Hiresha deals with these magically induced pregnancies was believable.

I could not stop reading.

Seriously. I couldn't put it down.
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Reading Progress

June 27, 2016 – Started Reading
June 27, 2016 – Shelved
June 27, 2016 –
page 84
June 28, 2016 – Finished Reading

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