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Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
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it was amazing
bookshelves: fairy-tale, pure-awesome, quiltbag-characters, quality-characters-w-disabilities

This book is right up my alley - it feels like a fairy tale retelling, but isn't really - like Diana Wynne Jones' Howl's Moving Castle, existing in that fairy tale world but more than just that.

The real world elements such as prejudice toward the Jews added a cool depth and realism to the world to the point where I wondered if there were myths about the staryck in reality.

I loved all three of the main girls and the way their stories wove together. I really enjoyed the slow reveals and character growth from not just those three but many others too. I also loved the myth and fairy tale elements, and of course the doomed romances ;p

Novik has a talent for really making you FEEL what her characters are feeling. The sheer frustration you stew in when Miryem has to deal with her asshat neighbors who borrow money, intending to never pay it back who get all persnickety when she finally makes them pay it back - like she's in the wrong - is delicious and horrible simultaneously. I especially loved it (view spoiler)

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Reading Progress

August 2, 2019 – Started Reading
August 5, 2019 – Finished Reading
August 13, 2019 – Shelved
August 13, 2019 – Shelved as: fairy-tale
August 13, 2019 – Shelved as: pure-awesome
August 13, 2019 – Shelved as: quiltbag-characters
August 13, 2019 – Shelved as: quality-characters-w-disabilities

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