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Shadowbloom by Samuel Sullivan
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Feb 26, 2012

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bookshelves: ya, illustrated-books

A strange and lovely book, with fascinatingly good world-building and a solid plot, but marred by flat characterization and stilted language.

The hero, Axton, came off like a 12-year-old, and his sister didn't seem much older. But in addition to the frenzy of misplaced commas, there's a lot of distinctly odd word use, like: "Lotus volted to one side." She...vaulted? No, because it's hand-to-hand combat in a small space. She...lit up like a battery? And don't get me started on the "graze" of a wound that is revealed to be bone-deep in the same sentence.

Still, I loved every single plant and its bizarre behaviors and taxonomy, and I can't help hoping that the Lighthavens are real...

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Reading Progress

February 26, 2012 – Shelved
February 26, 2012 – Shelved as: ya
Started Reading
February 27, 2012 – Finished Reading
May 23, 2018 – Shelved as: illustrated-books

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