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review 2018-07-03 01:05
I could easily rate this higher if it had been my thing
The Black Tides of Heaven - JY Yang

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: this is not poorly written.   The world building is gorgeous.   

 

I also found it quite boring.   

 

I just didn't care enough about the characters or the plot or the world.   It's high fantasy in a silk-punk world and it's, quite frankly, hard to get me to care about the olden day fantasy settings, whether they be high fantasy or historical fantasy.  

 

So I highly suggest this to those who are into silk punk with a liberal dose of, well, liberal ideas about gender and sex.  

 

I do not suggest it for someone hoping the raptors will have more on page time than they do, and just, damn, that would have upped the rating.   Like if the book was all raptors and this well written I would have swooned.

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review 2018-06-21 03:12
Review: The Black Tides of Heaven
The Black Tides of Heaven - JY Yang

I'm very interested in the setting and worldbuilding, but not super invested in the protagonist. There's just a certain lack of intensity? Something? But there are also raptors and magic. I may still pick up the sequel.

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text 2018-06-15 18:26
Reading progress update: I've read 132 out of 150 pages.
The Black Tides of Heaven - JY Yang

The rest of this is an excerpt from the next companion novella, and the truth is that I'm just not feeling this world or these characters.   No, that's not true, I nearly cried a couple times so I'm responding to this emotionally. 

 

I just am not into the world enough and am not emotionally invested enough to want to read the excerpt.   Excellent writing, excellent world building, excellent plot, just not my thing. 

 

Full review to come later. 

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text 2018-06-15 17:38
Reading progress update: I've read 95 out of 150 pages.
The Black Tides of Heaven - JY Yang

Yay!   The raptors finally show up.  I think I'll end up finishing this, and then finishing the McGuire novella, and then River of Teeth. 

 

I got caught up in this and it seems silly to stop reading this now.

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text 2018-06-15 14:14
Reading progress update: I've read 21 out of 150 pages.
The Black Tides of Heaven - JY Yang

 

"Here, too, were the raptor enclosures...the animals yipped excitedly, teeth and claws shining int eh gloom."

 

 

Are there raptors?  Like Jurassic Park raptors?   If there are, I'm suddenly way more interested. 

 

 

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