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A Snake Falls to Earth
A Snake Falls to Earth | Darcie Little Badger
17 posts | 14 read | 12 to read
Nina is a Lipan girl in our world. She's always felt there was something more out there. She still believes in the old stories. Oli is a cottonmouth kid, from the land of spirits and monsters. Like all cottonmouths, he's been cast from home. He's found a new one on the banks of the bottomless lake. Nina and Oli have no idea the other exists. But a catastrophic event on Earth, and a strange sickness that befalls Oli's best friend, will drive their worlds together in ways they haven't been in centuries. And there are some who will kill to keep them apart. Darcie Little Badger introduced herself to the world with Elatsoe. In A Snake Falls to Earth, she draws on traditional Lipan Apache storytelling structure to weave another unforgettable tale of monsters, magic, and family. It is not to be missed.
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Soubhiville
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I loved the way this felt like an ancient Indigenous tale with animal people and all of the stories within the story. The characters were fun and quirky. I want to visit the animal world!

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Suelizbeth
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There are 2 main narrators, and at first, it is hard to see how the diverging stories are at all related. That changes as the stories progress and converge. At one point, I was struck with some similarities with A Wrinkle In Time, and the Narnia cycle. It helped connect me to this story, but this based in Lipan Apache folk tales. There is so much contained within these pages. I highly recommend giving it a read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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ErraticElle
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Great writing & world building, though this novel does fall more into the middle grade category. Creates a world around myth & legend fused with the modern world. The character inclusion is seamlessly done & feels so beautifully natural. The story itself was a little bumpy, but overall the dual POV works well. Interesting & fun, but things seem a little lower stakes & a bit cartoonish. Worth the read, but didn't have me as riveted as Elatsoe.

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ReadingEnvy
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I really enjoyed reading Elatsoe last year and this was a bit more challenging for me, a lot of world building to maintain two storylines in two worlds - one is our world but with ever increasing climate change based disaster looming; the other is a world where animals easily shift into human form and occasionally can travel to our world.

ReadingEnvy Anna is a young human trying to make sense of her great grandmother's deathbed recordings and Oli is a snake kicked out of the nest and trying to survive along a river.

Darcie Little Badger writes from her influences - Lipan Apache background and the education of an Earth Scientist - both worlds are present here.
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llwheeler
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#20in4 wrap up post!
Somewhere around 12 hours read... Just a guess since my timer reset partway through and I didn't bother starting it again. That's ok, I didn't set a time goal anyway.
3 books finished, and lots of #audiostitching progress to the tagged book.
A fun readathon weekend, thanks as always @Andrew65!

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llwheeler
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Up to 4 hours for #20in4 and finished one ebook!

I'm starting this audiobook with some #audiostitching. This little ornament is taking me ages... It's my first time doing an 18 ct one and it feels so much slower than 14 ct. Glad to learn this on a small kit though 😅

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Bookish_Gal
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Hyped it up more then I should have, but was still a nice smooth book. Really liking the books without the high files stress middle conflict. This book is about working together. The Reflecting World and our Earth used to be connected, hence these animal people. I‘ve always loved Native American stories, this gives a new look into those stories. At how our worlds are still connected. How we should all help each other in our darkest moments

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CaitlinR
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“A place where the water binds two world; where coyotes confide in monsters; where hawks and mockingbirds discern revelations from ancient trees; where my best friend basks in the sun beside me; and where I can spend long days in the company of new family, as I search for the family I left behind.” (p. 373)

A charming, wonderful, timely story. Ms Little Badger is enormously talented. Very highly recommended!

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JoyBlue
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keys_on_fire Nice job! 6mo
JoyBlue @keys_on_fire You‘re so sweet! 6mo
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Sara_Planz
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Next up on my year end reading list. Heard the author do an interview on NPR‘s Book of the Day podcast and immediately went out to get this.

elkeOriginal I read her previous book and loved it 6mo
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kissmehardy
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Selfishly, I wish Nina, Oli, and the gang were guaranteed a reunion, but I really loved this story all the same! The two converging plotlines were great, and I loved the near-future setting. I'd take another book about them all! #yalit

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Lindy
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Two storylines: one is from the viewpoint of a cottonmouth in another world, where animals can take human form; the other is here on earth, perhaps a little in the future, where an asexual young woman is collecting the stories of her Lipan Apache foremothers. The two worlds are connected, of course, so Oli the snake & Nina the human are able to help each other when the need arises. A charming YA adventure tale. #Indigenous #LGBTQ

Lindy Two different narrators read the alternating storylines in the #audiobook — Shaun Taylor-Corbett and Kinsale Hueston 7mo
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Lindy
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It wasn‘t that the sisters were coyotes. I‘m not the kind of small-minded fellow to buy into stereotypes like: “all coyotes are tricksters.”

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Lindy
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#Audiowalk: Got my booster shot today. I bundled up before heading out into a windchill of -26 C, with my headphones under the layers and my phone in an inner pocket to keep it protected from the weather.

BiblioLitten It was so chilly 🥶 today! 7mo
LeahBergen Brr! I was just mentioning in my recent post that it was cold here, too. 7mo
Lindy @BiblioLitten @LeahBergen It looks like this cold weather won‘t last. 😊 7mo
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Suet624 Brrrr! 7mo
Lindy @Suet624 Yes, it‘s cold but, on the bright side, the forecast is for warmer temperatures soon. 7mo
Reggie Yikes, that‘s freezing. Glad you got boosted, though. ☺️ 7mo
Cathythoughts Yes ! What @Reggie said ! Looking forward to getting mine soon 7mo
Lindy @Reggie Thanks! Sore arm still this morning, but I know it‘s worth the discomfort. 7mo
Lindy @Cathythoughts There‘s such a nice feeling of positive action connected to getting vaccinated. 😊 7mo
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rachelsbrittain
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I always love seeing what my fellow TBR bibliologists are reading in this weekly roundup over on Instagram 😍

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rachelsbrittain
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Another great YA novel from the author of Elatsoe about a Lipan Apache girl in Texas and a Cotton Mouth spirit animal in the mirror world searching for some way to save his toad friend whose species is going extinct. The two storyline take a minute to come together and really get going but once they do it's really fun! And like Elatsoe, this story features an ace protagonist though that's only mentioned very much in passing.

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Larkken
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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain
1. Just started Cemetery Boys (I was saving it for book club and I‘m really excited to be finally starting it!)
2. It doesn‘t have to be HEA, but I hate an open-ended or abrupt ending. Give it a stopping point!
3. 🐍🌎