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"They’ve got nowhere else to go.” The words emerged before I realized I was speaking out loud. That was the thing about rivers: they had that one finish-line, and they raced towards it so fast that they broke their necks when they got ...more

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Upon a Burning Throne by Ashok K. Banker
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DNF @20%.

Upon the Burning Throne opens up with the most dull, long-winded, derivative prologue I've read in recent memory, and that kind of set the tone for the next couple of hundred pages. One dimensional characters, prose that's riddled with info
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The Mortal Sleep by Gregory Ashe
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I've been writing reviews for over a year now. And within that period I've had the pleasure of experiencing a whole range of emotions--from hair-pulling anguish frustration to joy and nervousness and anxiety.

This is my first time being scared of writ
The Mortal Sleep by Gregory Ashe
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Deposing Nathan by Zack Smedley
Deposing Nathan
by Zack Smedley (Goodreads Author)
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A more detailed review to come, but Zack Smedley has joined Adam Silvera in the category of "Queer YA authors who get me sobbing hysterically in a fetal position." Deposing Nathan is a beautifully complex, astoundingly organic look at religion and se ...more
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The Wolf and the Watchman by Niklas Natt och Dag
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This was definitely a case of "it's not you, it's me," because if you break down the book's individual elements--setting, character, plot--what you get isn't anything bad. Far from it, really. Eighteenth century Stockholm was fascinating to read abou ...more
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Dealing in Dreams by Lilliam Rivera
Dealing in Dreams
by Lilliam Rivera (Goodreads Author)
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Considering the sheer BEAUTY of the cover and premise, this turned out to be a tad disappointing. FRTC
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Do You Dream of Terra-Two? by Temi Oh
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So this is an odd, odd book to classify. It's not a sweeping space adventure in the vein of Interstellar. Nor is it quite the thriller that Gravity is (though there are resemblances in the last 1/4 of the book). And if you ask me what happens in the ...more
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White Stag by Kara Barbieri
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I'm keeping this one short(ish). Because turns out I have even less to say about the book than what the book has to say to me. And that's a bit of an achievement.

I went into this expecting something similar to Labyrinth. A gritty norse-goblin story d
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Robin Hobb
“Everyone thinks that courage is about facing death without flinching. But almost anyone can do that. Almost anyone can hold their breath and not scream for as long as it takes to die.

True courage is about facing life without flinching. I don't mean the times when the right path is hard, but glorious at the end. I'm talking about enduring the boredom, the messiness, and the inconvenience of doing what is right.”
Robin Hobb, The Mad Ship

N.K. Jemisin
“This means, in a way, that true light is dependent on the presence of other lights. Take the others away and darkness results. Yet the reverse is not true: take away darkness and there is only more darkness. Darkness can exist by itself. Light cannot.”
N.K. Jemisin, The Broken Kingdoms

Catherynne M. Valente
“When you are born,” the golem said softly, “your courage is new and clean. You are brave enough for anything: crawling off of staircases, saying your first words without fearing that someone will think you are foolish, putting strange things in your mouth. But as you get older, your courage attracts gunk, and crusty things, and dirt, and fear, and knowing how bad things can get and what pain feels like. By the time you’re half-grown, your courage barely moves at all, it’s so grunged up with living. So every once in awhile, you have to scrub it up and get the works going, or else you’ll never be brave again.”
Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

Scott Lynch
“Someday, Locke Lamora,” he said, “someday, you’re going to fuck up so magnificently, so ambitiously, so overwhelmingly that the sky will light up and the moons will spin and the gods themselves will shit comets with glee. And I just hope I’m still around to see it.”
“Oh please,” said Locke. “It’ll never happen.”
Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora

Madeline Miller
“Name one hero who was happy."
I considered. Heracles went mad and killed his family; Theseus lost his bride and father; Jason's children and new wife were murdered by his old; Bellerophon killed the Chimera but was crippled by the fall from Pegasus' back.
"You can't." He was sitting up now, leaning forward.
"I can't."
"I know. They never let you be famous AND happy." He lifted an eyebrow. "I'll tell you a secret."
"Tell me." I loved it when he was like this.
"I'm going to be the first." He took my palm and held it to his. "Swear it."
"Why me?"
"Because you're the reason. Swear it."
"I swear it," I said, lost in the high color of his cheeks, the flame in his eyes.
"I swear it," he echoed.
We sat like that a moment, hands touching. He grinned.
"I feel like I could eat the world raw.”
Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

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