it's a great life, if you don't weaken (matociquala) wrote,
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40.) Alma Alexander, The Secrets of Jin-shei

I have mixed emotions about this book--it has amazingly written passages, and some incredibly rich, detailed worldbuilding, and some of the coolest conceits around--but I found it structurally somewhat frustrating (a little too meandery and unfocused*, and a little too hard keeping the characters straight) and in the end, depressing as a fork in the eye.

Wow. This is one dark world, and that's me saying so. Nifty, though.

*As a reader, I am such a structure queen, I tell ya.
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