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LeticiaToraci
Trail of Lightning | Rebecca Roanhorse
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This had its flaws and I would not consider it YA, but it was an original Page-Turner too. #ownvoices #clifi #Booked2019 @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen I‘ve seen lots of positive reviews about this book. Another prompt ✅ 1w
BarbaraTheBibliophage I read this for #clifi also. Not perfect, but definitely an interesting book. I may give the next in the series a go also! 1w
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
Trail of Lightning | Rebecca Roanhorse
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This is fundamentally a good read, in its genre. A little too YA for me, but reminds me of the best parts of early Anita Blake books. Roanhorse could improve her skill at writing dialogue. But her vision of a post-climate catastrophe world is unique and interesting, especially the supernatural elements. Might borrow not buy book 2.

Full review http://www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2019
#booked2019 #clifi #ownvoices #readdiversebooks

Cinfhen Since most disliked their #ClFi pick yay for you and this works for #IndigenousAuthor too ❤️ 2mo
Addison_Reads Great review! I read this and enjoyed it, but I agree with your points on her dialogue. 2mo
Susanita I agree the dialogue was awkward, and Maggie is a little two-dimensional, but I do want to see where the story goes. 2mo
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Susanita @Cinfhen I had picked American War originally, and I just couldn‘t get into it at all. 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Right! I already did my indigenous author book. The #clifi prompt has been a sword hanging over my head. Gone now! 👊🏻🤪 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Addison_Reads @Susanita Glad the dialogue discomfort wasn‘t just me being picky. 👊🏻 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Susanita @Cinfhen I definitely think #clifi is our collective #leastfavorite2020prompt. I had intended to read Oryx and Crake for this. Still want to give it a try. 2mo
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Susanita
Trail of Lightning | Rebecca Roanhorse
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Any other Chakotay fans out there? If you‘re still looking for a #clifi story for #Booked2019 this just might fit the bill. Some more fun choices for your #TBR the link.
https://www.startrek.com/news/what-read-summer-based-your-favorite-star-trek-cha...

BarbaraTheBibliophage I just finished Trail of Lightning, and I agree. It‘s a good pick if he was a favorite character of yours. Now I want to go back and binge a couple of seasons of the show! 2mo
Susanita @BarbaraTheBibliophage I loved Voyager, even though it got a little goofy sometimes. 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Susanita Exactly how we felt. 2mo
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AppuNthebooks
Gun Island | Amitav Ghosh
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A #CliFi that reads like a thriller! Ghosh in his inimitable style weaves stories within stories that reel you in tighter with every passing page. Almost every Book of his has transported me back in time. This was no different. But what‘s new to his writing is this sense of urgency. And rightly so. That I‘m yo-yoing between seasonal prompts of #Booked2019 is additional proof that #ClimateChangeIsReal. #SundarbansToVenice #TimeTravel #WeAreInNature

BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks for the review. I think I‘ll go put this one on hold at the library. I‘ve been contemplating that, and you put me over the edge! 2mo
AppuNthebooks @BarbaraTheBibliophage 👍🏽 I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Despite its grave topic it‘s a hopeful book. 2mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
Trail of Lightning | Rebecca Roanhorse
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Apparently I‘m avoiding all of my #booked2019 reading plans with different books. I do want to read Oryx and Crake (my original choice), but this will end up being my #clifi pick for the #spring prompts. So far, it‘s good but not great.

TrishB I don‘t think anyone had a good clifi read! 2mo
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Bookzombie
Dry | Neal Shusterman
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Book 2 of #SummersEndReadathon - In 2017, when Hurricane Harvey hit, we had a gas panic. The lines were long, gas stations ran out, and some people apparently filled personal barrels. That was for gas, but what if it was an issue with water, which we all need to survive? Dry brings that situation to life as the taps run out. I soaked (ha!) this one up. It‘s plausible fiction and I had to force myself to turn it off. #Booked2019 #Clifi

Reggie Lolol @ soaked 3mo
Cinfhen I think I might try audio for this one....was the narrator good??? 3mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen It‘s multiple voices, one for each character and the authors do the overall narration. I thought it was really good. 3mo
Cinfhen Great!!! 3mo
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Blaire
Parable of the Talents | Octavia E. Butler
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The slogans used by the demagogic leader in this book are eerily reminiscent to the dehumanizing language our president uses today. Olamina finds her little community of acorn demonized to awful consequences. Exploration of identity, religion, and change told through olamina, her brother, and her daughter. I didn‘t like this as much as parable of the sower and will admit to not actually liking the earthseed verses. Still a pick.

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