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Tattoo by Kirsten Imani Kasai
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Book 2 following Ice Song which I LOVED. Book 1 was just somehow the exact right book at the exact right time and I couldn't put it down. This sequel took me unexpectedly numerous tries (and numerous overdue library fines) to get into...but about halfway through I found myself intensely engaged with the characters again.

This is dark, oh so very very dark. I mean people complain about the Dragon Tattoo books and their violence toward women...but is that only a problem if the author is a man? (I personally don't find it problematic to read about [hello, real world] and wonder if that's the issue.)

Terrible things happen to so many people in these books as the world falls apart over and over. Intimacy and what it means to you and whether that's tangled up in sex (or not) and how it gets violated and when that matters and when that doesn't = huge theme here.

Very cool, innovative fantasy ideas in both books. Interesting world building.

I was sad to end w/ Soryk (rather than Sorykah).

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Started Reading
April 22, 2012 – Finished Reading
April 24, 2012 – Shelved
April 24, 2012 – Shelved as: fiction

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