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Demi-Gods
Demi-Gods | Eliza Robertson
8 posts | 9 read | 10 to read
It is 1950, and nine-year-old Willa's sheltered childhood is about to come to an end when her two new stepbrothers arrive at her family's summer home in British Columbia. As Willa's older sister pairs off with the older of these boys, Willa finds herself alone in the off-kilter company of the younger, Patrick. When, one afternoon, Patrick lures Willa into a dilapidated rowboat, Willa embarks upon an increasingly damaging relationship with Patrick, one that will forever reconfigure her understanding of herself and her place in a menacing, male-dominated world.
Demi-Gods traces the tumultuous years of Willa's coming-of-age, as she is drawn further into Patrick's wicked games. Though they see each other only a handful of times, each of their encounters is increasingly charged with sexuality and degradation. When Willa finally realizes the danger of her relationship with Patrick, she desperately tries to reverse their dynamic, with devastating results.
Daring, singular, and provocative, Demi-Gods explores a girl's attempt to make a life of her own choosing in a world where woman's independence is suspect, a world that threatens to claim a woman's body as a mere object for men's pleasure. A sensitive, playful, and entirely original evocation of the dualities within ourselves and our history, Eliza Robertson's debut novel announces the arrival of one of the most exciting new voices in contemporary literature.
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Aaronlisa
Demi-Gods | Eliza Robertson
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Mehso-so

I read this between Sept 6 & 7. I rated it 3.5 ⭐️. Have you ever read a book that leaves you wanting more but also leaves you asking yourself “Did I like this?” That is what happened with this book and me. Robertson‘s writing is compelling. I didn‘t want to put this book down. But it was more of an atmospheric read than a book heavy in plot.

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readordierachel
Demi-Gods | Eliza Robertson
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Pickpick

Sucked me right in. The prose is simultaneously gorgeous and overwrought but managed to hit a sweet spot. Made up of recollections centering around the MC's strange sexually charged relationship with her stepbrother. Their interactions are uncomfortable and often perverse, permeated with dread.The culmination of all that tension was unexpected in a rather unsatisfying way, & the ending felt too abrupt. Would've liked more resolution. #netgalley

rohit-sawant Great review! 👏🏼 2y
readordierachel @rohit-sawant Thanks! 😊 2y
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emmaturi
Demi-Gods | Eliza Robertson
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Pickpick

This was quite an interesting story not what I was expecting. Willa seems an interesting character and the relationship with Patrick is very strange! #books #bookcovers #lovetoread #bookcrazy #bookmad #booknerd

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Bakingbookworm
Demi-Gods | Eliza Robertson
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Panpan

2 STARS - I don‘t like giving low ratings to books but I struggled with this 230 page book for 2 weeks. It wasn‘t my cuppa tea for a few reasons and appears to be a very polarizing book. It has a beautiful Canadian setting but the disturbing scenes and lack of focus greatly affected my enjoyment. —\u000 My review: http://thebakingbookworm.blogspot.ca/2017/10/demi-gods.html?m=1

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Nafiza
Demi-Gods | Eliza Robertson
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I find the presence of books to be both soothing and stimulating. I don‘t organize my books by any genre or author name. It is more of a "does it fit here?" conundrum for me. Though I do try to keep books by the same author in one place as you can see with Murakami. I do have some gems in my collection that I keep meaning to share but end up not finding time or the energy to.

#bookcase #bookcollection #bookshelves

Echo Gorgeous! 2y
diovival I see we have a similar organization system. 😁 2y
Nafiza @diovival Haha! The perils of having too many books! 2y
Chachic Ha! That's also how I arrange my bookshelf 🤣 2y
Nafiza @Chachic It works! 2y
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Jilljemmett
Demi-Gods | Eliza Robertson
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These are some of my ARCs for the fall, August, September, and October. And they all have two-word titles.


#anditsaugust (Two Word Titles)


#bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookblog #bookblogger #bibliophile #books #newrelease #arcs #advancedreadingcopies #autumm #fall

Abailliekaras Gorgeous covers! 2y
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LeahBergen
Demi-Gods | Eliza Robertson
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#Bookmail and another Goodreads win (I've had some really good luck over there lately).

This one's blurbs are comparing it to The Virgin Suicides ... and that's good enough to pique my interest.

Thanks to @PenguinRandomCa @penguinrandomhouse

LeahBergen @shawnmooney You are the only other post about this book. 😂 2y
shawnmooney Oooh, can't wait to hear what you think! 2y
Aninski I'm starting to feel like I'm the only Litten who has never won a Goodreads giveaway 😭 2y
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Mariposa_Bookworm @Aninski You aren't. I've never won one either. 2y
LeahBergen @Aninski @Mariposa_Bookworm I enter a lot of them but really only seem to win the "Canada only" ones. ? 2y
MayginReads @Aninski You aren't. I've kind of given up on them. I've entered ones where they are giving away 20 books and only 100 people have entered and I still don't win. 😢 2y
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shawnmooney
Demi-Gods | Eliza Robertson
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I like the sound of this new novel coming out of British Columbia, Canada in September! A new writer I'm quite excited about, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, is plugging it quite passionately on Twitter, which is how I found out about it.

saresmoore Hmm, I'm intrigued, but I'll let you try it first. 😘 3y
readswellwithothers That pointy boob, though. 3y
LeahBergen Sounds like it might be good! 3y
batsy This definitely sounds interesting 3y
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