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Looking for Dei by David A.  Willson
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The prose is beautiful and helps to create deep immersion in the book. Very unique and seemed to breathe with life. The characters breathed with life as well, each being unique and different from each other. This especially helped with the POV jumps. Which are constant and jarring at first, but doesn’t take long to adjust to. Nara is a proactive main character and consistently drives the plot. From demanding honesty from Bylo, to sneaking into the church and training as hard as she can, she always acts and always does what she thinks is right. I really enjoyed reading about her. Also, the magic system is very unique as well. It focuses on a monotheistic, magical religion which includes runes, “gifted” and “cursed ones.”

As I said before though, the POV jumps very often and will be jarring at first. It was for me, but this helps to make the world seem much more rounded. However, I noticed that because of this, I tended to skip some parts and scenes. Especially if they were somewhat redundant. For example, when the announcement ceremony turned to chaos, we were retold the events from three different character perspectives and one verbal retelling. This is fine, of course, as it’s good to understand what the varying characters are thinking and feeling, but I felt it to be too redundant and, as I said, I unintentionally glanced over those parts or skipped them.

I received this book as a Net Galley ARC and am providing my honest review.
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Reading Progress

January 25, 2018 – Started Reading
January 25, 2018 – Shelved
January 26, 2018 – Finished Reading
February 3, 2018 – Shelved as: net-galley
February 19, 2018 – Shelved as: scifi-fantasy

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message 1: by Patrick (new)

Patrick Sounds interesting. The cover art is awesome.


Elysa It was definitely interesting! Not my typical read, but definitely unique and worth the time.


message 3: by David (new) - added it

David A Willson Thank you for the review, Elysa!


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