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Trail of Lightning (The Sixth World, #1)
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Christine (chrisarrow) | 1390 comments Mod
A place to discuss the book. No spoilers.


Margaret | 3763 comments Mod
I'm on hold for this at the library, but the estimated wait is 10 weeks. I've been hearing so many good things about this. It's nice to see a Native American SFF writer getting so much buzz.


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Shomeret | 286 comments I am number six on the hold list. I'm not sure I can get the book while we are actively discussing it. There is only one copy.


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Melanti | 2125 comments Mod
I'm #12 with only 2 copies so it'll be awhile. That's somewhere around a 3 month wait - maybe a bit less.

Seems about par for the course lately. I still haven't gotten the current group read books either.


Margaret | 3763 comments Mod
Looks like we'll all be waiting a while then.


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Leah (flying_monkeys) | 1009 comments Well, I'm one of those nerds who, as soon as I hear about a book I know I HAVE to read as soon as it's out, I check my library (online) weekly to see when it's available for requests. The library had it on order in April. So, thankfully, when I placed my request, I was first in line. It arrived 6/26 and I picked it up on 6/30 - yay!!


Christine (chrisarrow) | 1390 comments Mod
I read it and am keeping my mouth shut here. I will say, I brought my copy and was not unhappy.


Jalilah | 4536 comments Mod
I am # 17 on 4 copies.


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Asaria | 680 comments I've finished it today. I wasn't impressed, especially when I found out that to me both the plot and the main protagonists are disappointing.


Christine (chrisarrow) | 1390 comments Mod
Interesting, Can you discuss why on the spoiler thread?


Asaria | 680 comments Chris wrote: "Interesting, Can you discuss why on the spoiler thread?"

Sure.


Margaret | 3763 comments Mod
Asaria wrote: "I've finished it today. I wasn't impressed, especially when I found out that to me both the plot and the main protagonists are disappointing."

disappointing characters as in dislikable, or boring? I'm fine with dislikable.


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Asaria | 680 comments Margaret wrote: "Asaria wrote: "I've finished it today. I wasn't impressed, especially when I found out that to me both the plot and the main protagonists are disappointing."

disappointing characters as in dislika..."

They are cliche. I can live with dislikeable protagonists.


Margaret | 3763 comments Mod
Asaria wrote: "They are cliche. I can live with dislikeable protagonists. ."

Oh, hmm. That's not good. Once I've read it, we can discuss more! I think I'm still a month or more away from reading it though.


❄Elsa Frost❄ (elsafrost) | 54 comments I have this book right now and am SO excited that I'll be getting started!!


Margaret | 3763 comments Mod
Here's a nice, short piece Roanhorse wrote for Book Riot: https://bookriot.com/2018/08/03/when-...


Christine (chrisarrow) | 1390 comments Mod
Thanks for sharing.


❄Elsa Frost❄ (elsafrost) | 54 comments I know this book is categorized as YA, but it definitely doesn't read like YA, in my opinion.


Margaret | 3763 comments Mod
❄Elsa Frost❄ wrote: "I know this book is categorized as YA, but it definitely doesn't read like YA, in my opinion."

I just checked, and the publishers do not have it categorized as YA. It's for adults. I don't know why some people on Goodreads have it tagged as such.


❄Elsa Frost❄ (elsafrost) | 54 comments Margaret wrote: "❄Elsa Frost❄ wrote: "I know this book is categorized as YA, but it definitely doesn't read like YA, in my opinion."

I just checked, and the publishers do not have it categorized as YA. It's for ad..."


Thanks for letting me know! I was really confused why some were categorizing it as YA instead of as Adult or New Adult, since the story didn't read like YA...? I guess I confused the age category because it was being tagged here on Goodreads as YA.

Personally, though, I think NA (New Adult) fits it best.


Annette | 266 comments I just finished Trail of Lightning. The beginning required patience but once the world was built and the characters constructed, the story flew! I will look forward to reading the next book in the series.

On another note, I agree with previous discussions, it does not read like YA.


Margaret | 3763 comments Mod
My library hold finally came in!


Jalilah | 4536 comments Mod
Margaret wrote: "My library hold finally came in!"

I am still #9 on 4 copies in the library cue. Hopefully it won't be too much longer.


❄Elsa Frost❄ (elsafrost) | 54 comments Margaret wrote: "My library hold finally came in!"

That's great! Looking forward to your contribution to the discussion! :)


Margaret | 3763 comments Mod
I'm halfway through right now. I'm loving the Native American clan magic. I think the dynamics between the main two characters are interesting...but I'll say more in the spoiler thread once I finish. I would be finished already, but I've had a very hectic week.


Jalilah | 4536 comments Mod
Sigh! Still waiting for my library book to come!


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Melanti | 2125 comments Mod
I somehow missed the email about the book being ready for checkout and now I've been sent to the back of the line. Now I'm #18 on 3 copies.

I was already on the fence about reading this based on what's been said in the spoiler thread so I think I'll just pass on it for now since the group read will be long over by the time my turn rolls around again.


Jalilah | 4536 comments Mod
I've started and am liking it so far! That being said it it's definitely typical Urban/Dystopian fantasy, which I too am sick of, however what makes it appealing is the world set in Diné - Navajo and the fact that the author herself Diné.


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