best in the series tbh
I know - sometimes it is hard to tell that I‘m on a bookbuying ban😅 but I‘ve already read the first two parts, so I HAD to buy the third🤷🏽♀️ I very much enjoyed the first two books and am looking foward to this one! Hopefully I will get to it somewhat soon🙈
Almost done listening to the Southern Reach trilogy!! I think I prefer reading this one to listening. It's easier to follow along that way. I really enjoyed/am enjoying this trilogy! I love how weird and nonlinear each book is, and I've really been eating up the exploration of Area X! We're reading it for one of my book clubs and some don't like the lack of explanation but I find that fun. I'm excited to read more of VanderMeer's work!
I certainly enjoyed the final book in the trilogy, but having just finished it, I‘m not quite sure what to make of it. I liked the multiple POVs looking Area X from multiple times & perspectives, and I liked the main story...I just wish there had been a more solid ending.
1. 36! 🎉🎊 Last year I read 26, and that was unusually high for me. I‘m thrilled with how much reading I‘ve gotten in so far this year.
2. My Goodreads goal was to read 25 books.
3. Acceptance by Jeff Vandermeer
4. Hyperion by Dan Simmons
Book 3 of THE SOUTHERN REACH TRILOGY beautifully brings together multiple timelines and character points-of-view, drawing the series to a satisfying conclusion, yet leaving the door open to this world and for the reader to see connections to our own possible futures. This series is a masterpiece of speculative fiction.
⭐️⭐️ I don‘t need endings wrapped in tidy little bows, but give me ... something. And preferably something that doesn‘t feel randomly thrown together. Rein it in a little. This whole series is so vague, and that‘s fine, but I shouldn‘t close the last book thinking “What the fuck WAS that?” It all felt so pointless. Entertaining, yet underwhelming.
I‘d rate the series ⭐️⭐️⭐️, with Authority being my favorite. And I‘m obsessed with the artwork.
It‘s raining, so little buddy and I are hanging out in the play area at McDonalds before running errands.
His shirt says “a little kindness can change everything.” Happy Friday! Be kind to others. And remember to be kind to yourself as well. 💕
Incredible book! The story keeps the reader in suspense all the time! I wanted to solve the mystery of Area X, but everything was more difficult! The book makes you think. I'm even on the last page 😢. I really liked the trilogy! I might even want to read it again!🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 #VanderMeer
The journey is the destination with this book. If you are looking for answers, you will probably be frustrated. Some answers are given, but not enough to tie things up with a neat bow. And more questions are raised that will never be answered. If you are just looking for more time in Area X with the characters from the first two books and are willing to accept the fact that this doesn‘t end with you “knowing,” then enjoy.
A little outside my comfort zone, quite heavy and dense reading, was never sure if I was enjoying or purging the trilogy. Rewarding and satisfying all the same
Finally finished the Southern Reach trilogy 🎉🎈🎆 Haven't read a series in a long time, but it felt good.
If you're looking for all your burning Area X questions to be answered, this book isn't for you. But you'd be stupid not to finish this amazing series.
I‘m slightly unsatisfied but I knew not all the questions would get answered because a world built like this it‘s impossible. The separate perspectives and the time changes made sure you have to pay attention, I wish that would have been better laid out. I loved the creature horror element to all of these books, it‘s my favorite. I also wish Whitby had made an appearance too. Overall it was good, and I‘m glad I finished out the series.
1) Oh! Probably Star Trek and Warcraft novels. They‘re fun and light. I grew up with the Star Trek books.
2) If Independence Day is playing, I will watch it. Every time.
3) I guess pizza. I have no shame in what I eat.
4) I don‘t know many of you yet so whoever wants to respond! :)
Ugh, I‘m trying so hard to get into this book but, poof, nothing. I‘ve forgotten half of the story since reading Authority but I just can‘t motivate myself to care. I probably should have just stopped with the first book.
I really enjoyed this book! Actually, I really enjoyed the entire trilogy. This book covers 4 perspectives and does a good job keeping you interested in all of them. I didn‘t think I‘d be a fan of the chapters in 2nd person, but everything is written so well I ended up hardly noticing it. Some questions from the previous books are answered, but others are left uncertain, and I think that was a fitting way to end things.
As a conclusion to a series, it was solid in the way Vandermeer managed to take four different perspectives and make them work together effortlessly in the narrative. I had hoped for more of an answer to the question of what was happening but leaving us with questions fits more I suppose. The prose as always got your attention and made it hard to put the book down.
The final (and weirdest) book of the #SouthernReach trilogy, Acceptance adopts a fractured, multi-perspective narrative to recount both the beginning and end of the story of Area X. The effect is something like the temporal dilation of the quarantine zone itself; timelines run together and echo each other. My least favorite, and the weakest overall—but a worthwhile and fitting conclusion feat. This trilogy was unlike anything I have ever read.
I am still feeling a bit conflicted about this series. The books are quite slow and when trying to talk about it to friends I think to myself "that sounds boring". However, there is something gripping about it and I noticed my thoughts kept wondering back to Area X. I feel like one of the characters in the book, noticing things slowly falling apart around me and for that I give it a pick.
I would definitely recommend this trilogy. I don‘t really have words for a true review right now, suffice it to say that this is the kind of story I love to read and that will stay with me. ☢️
I was riveted till the end of book 3 but thought it could have ended more conclusively. The series was a bit intense but I liked how the stories weren't told in the same voice throughout, though all three books were uniformly creepy.
#southernreachtrilogy #acceptance #jeffvandermeer
So today has been an infuriating day of playing tech support to my parents. 😅 At least all the uploading and downloading allows for some reading time? 💻🤦🏻♀️