Publish date: January 18th 2011
Publisher: Small Beer Press
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
I picked this up, as was the case with Archivist Wasp, as part of the recent Humble Bundle sale on books from one particular publisher - Solitaire had been on my TBR list for a while but I'd never got around to actually getting my hands on a copy before! I have to say, I'm massively conflicted abo...
I couldn't quite figure out what this book was trying to do. It started out as a future YA class system very similar to Persona, then completely dropped that and swerved into Falsely Accused and then dropped THAT and looped around to Outcasts Building Community. Maybe I was meant to be left off bala...
It pains me a bit to be less than excited about a book with such glowing blurbs from Octavia E. Butler and Ursula K. Le Guin, but thus I find myself.The premise is an odd take on the Chosen One trope in fantasy; children born at a very specific time corresponding to the official establishment of an ...
Oh good lord, DO NOT READ THE SYNOPSIS. Talk about giving shit away, man.
At times, Solitaire is a fascinating read! Sadly, at other times, reading this book is about as exciting as...well...playing a game of solitaire!In the not-too-distant future, world peace has finally been achieved. As a symbol of this new era, all children born on the first second of the first att...
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