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review 2018-11-10 23:39
The Nest - Jon Klassen,Kenneth Oppel
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I had no idea what this book was about going into it. I saw it at the library and needed an audiobook that was approximately three hours for my commute. The back cover didn't really give much information, but I was intrigued by the cover art. 

I was not prepared to listen to a spooky story as I drove home from work alone in the dark. But I did enjoy the book. I thought it was well-written and liked the perspective of the narration. The writing is very detailed and interesting. It's a little slow in parts, but the plot is so strange and mysterious, it really pulls you in. 

Definitely a creepy one so I would not recommend for all children. Good for older kids who like spooky stuff like Goosebumps, but would have sensitive children steer clear of it. The book gets a little gruesome at times and it is definitely a dark story. 

Overall, a good book for those looking for a creepy story. 
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review 2018-07-18 17:19
Review: The Rending and the Nest by Kaethe Schwehn
The Rending and the Nest - Kaethe Schwehn

When ninety-five percent of the world’s population disappears for no apparent reason, Mira does what she can to create some semblance of a life: She cobbles together a haphazard community named Zion, scavenges the Piles for supplies they might need, and avoids loving anyone she can’t afford to lose. Four years after the Rending, Mira has everything under control. Almost.

Then Mira’s best friend, Lana, announces her pregnancy, the first in this strange world and a new source of hope for Mira. But Lana gives birth to an inanimate object—and soon other women of Zion do, too—and the thin veil of normalcy Mira has thrown over her new world begins to fray. As the community wrestles with the presence of these Babies, a confident outsider named Michael appears, proselytizing about the world outside Zion. He lures Lana away and when she doesn’t return, Mira has to decide how much she’s willing to let go in order to save her friend, her community, and her own fraught pregnancy.





*I received a free copy from the publisher and chose to leave a voluntary review. Thank you!*



1 ½ ★



Sadly this book was a DNF, I don’t like to DNF books and I rarely do it but I just couldn’t connect with this book.

I like to say that the writing is what put me off, and that I’m sure many people will enjoy this book and its writing style. It just was not for me.

For one it seemed a bit too much philosophy for me. Yes, I like when I book makes you think and maybe see a bigger pictures but as far as I read this book was too much of it, almost was like fill in the blanks feeling for me. It started out with the world building or the lack of it, in this case. We are just thrown into the story with very little info about the world or prior events. We don’t know why 95% of humanity disappeared or what lead up to it. It’s just a fact no explanation or anything and we just supposed to take it. While sometimes that can make a book, it defiantly didn’t in this case, at least not for me. It just made me feel lost and disconnected to the book. That also goes for the characters. I had a hard time to connect to any of them and it just felt sort flat to me.

Another issue I had was that it seemed incredible slow to me , I only made it to page 116 but it felt like I read 300 some pages. But to be honest it could have been just the fact that I was not a huge fan of the book.

While this book was not for me, I still think plenty if people would enjoy it and appreciate the writing style much more than I did.

I rate it 1 ½ ★ for the 116 pages that I have read if the book.



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text 2018-07-17 18:14
Reading progress update: I've read 116 out of 304 pages.
The Rending and the Nest - Kaethe Schwehn

Yeah, I think this is a DNF,, I just cant get into it and it's dragging sooo bad 


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text 2018-07-16 16:04
Reading progress update: I've read 94 out of 304 pages.
The Rending and the Nest - Kaethe Schwehn

Not sure if I finish this book......
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text 2018-07-03 17:07
Reading progress update: I've read 81 out of 304 pages.
The Rending and the Nest - Kaethe Schwehn

I also been slowly working this 

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