Just as much fun (and just as creepy) on second reading. I love these characters so much.
His shaven head was tattooed with a sprawling octopus, one of its tentacles curling around his ear.
Today's focus, I think. Once I'm caught up with my #bookblanket... which I should totally update you all on with a quick progress pic. I actually got way behind on making motifs and joining them, so it should actually be bigger, but you'll definitely get the idea now!
Oops, I have not read the first 10 chapters in time for the #WyrdandWonder discussion posts! I have started on that tonight, but wow, 10 chapters is quite a chunk of book. I'm about 50 pages in, and quite prepared to adore Vintage as a character.
I missed the relative date at the start of the prologue and was rather confused by the switch to almost-the-present and then finally the actual present. Anyone else always ignore dates in novels?!
Happy Wednesday, folks! I finished up The Ninth Rain last night. While I wasn't completely sold on the premise, I did end up really enjoying this high fantasy. With vampires, witches, monster plants, and aliens from outer space, there's a lot going on but it kinda works!
Jen Williams‘s fantasy novel (the first in a trilogy) incorporates innovative twists on traditional fantasy elements (including vampires, witchcraft and religious oppression) and neatly incorporates a science fiction element to its antagonists, which I found refreshing. However there are some pacing problems (especially the info dumps), Vintage‘s mannerisms were overdone for me and I had quibbles about the ending but would check out the sequel.
What a surprise this was. It's certainly different than just epic fantasy. I love the world and the peoples especially the Fell-witches and I hope we get to see more of them in the sequel. The story was really immersive and I couldn't put it down.
When you open a fantasy novel and there's no map, is it even a fantasy novel? 🤔
Yesterday's #bookmail brought me this delicious behemoth. While I still need to finish her Copper Cat trilogy, I loved Copper Promise so much I knew I needed this in line on my actual TBR shelf. Especially seeing what they are doing on her US covers, I wanted to get this gorgeous UK cover before something changed. See - I can make excuses for ANY book purchase!! 😁
And FYI: this PB is larger than many of my HCs at 6x9 and 550-ish pages 💃🏻💃🏻
Morning! This is out today and is one of the most fun books I've read in a long while! I wrote a full review here, but if you like joy and badass lady protagonists, you should definitely check it out https://www.scifinow.co.uk/reviews/the-ninth-rain-by-jen-williams-book-review/