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review 2018-03-24 18:02
All Good Things by Emma Newman
All Good Things: The Split Worlds - Book Five - Emma Newman

Series: The Split Worlds #5


*Mild spoilers but nothing that isn't hinted at earlier in the series*


This was the last installment in the Split Worlds series and it was great! The Split Worlds is an urban fantasy series that features Cathy, a woman who grew up in the Nether (a kind of pocket dimension that divides our world, Mundanus, from the world of the Fae) under the patronage of the Fae. She wasn't keen on spending the rest of her days under the yoke of this ultra-conservative society (people don't age in the Nether, so the people in charge were born hundreds of years ago), so she arranges to go to university and then runs away.


The series starts off with her being dragged backed to her family kicking and screaming to be married off, and as the series progresses she tries to find avenues to be a force for change from within. This book starts off with her having run away from her husband and her learning more about sorcery (note: the sorcerers in this universe are pretty awesome but are also major dickwads) and then she finds herself in a position with the possibility of burning the whole thing down. Should she help merge the Fae reality with the mundane world and would this essentially mean condemning the people who have lived in the Nether with the expectation of living more or less indefinitely to death by eventual old age?


Well, read to find out. I definitely recommend this series. I shall have to pick up the last three books in audio so that I can enjoy them again on a reread.


I just keep picturing the final world having the possibilities of that episode of Doctor Who where time got broken.

(spoiler show)


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text 2018-03-24 13:46
Reading progress update: I've read 64%.
Sourcery - Terry Pratchett



There's a magic war going on, and Death, War, Pestilence, and Famine stopped off at a tavern on their way.


The horses of War, Pestilence, and Famine were stolen.

They want to hitch a ride with Death and he told them no.


"It's going to look pretty good, then, isn't it," said War testily, "the One Horseman and the Three Pedestrians of the Apocralypse."


The Three Pedestrians



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text 2018-03-24 13:15
Sourcery - Terry Pratchett


An aspiring poet calls her:


"...peach-buttocked jewel of the desert dawn."


And this pops into my head:


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text 2018-03-24 13:00
Reading progress update: I've read 36%.
The Masked City - Genevieve Cogman

The story and my brain, feel a lot less chaotic and muddled this time around. Although, I'm just at the point where Irene is going with Lord Silver to the high-chaos world of alternate Venice to try and retrieve Kai, so it remains to be seen if they stay that way. But so far-so good! 

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2018-03-24 03:06
Crooked Kingdom
Crooked Kingdom: A Sequel to Six of Crows - Leigh Bardugo

Six of Crows was so good it would be hard to make a sequel but Leigh Bardugo succeeded with Crooked Kingdom begin even better. The plot was even more complicated than in Six of Crows but just as easy to follow. There where so many twists and turns; so much plotting and countering it blew my mind. In this book we get to experience so much character development; Kaz starts to become more human, we see more of Pekka Rollins and explore the fears of each member of the team. We got input from Wylan how his appearance effects him and Jesper both. Bardugo sets up Kaz and Inej and it is interesting to explore why their relationship is so cautious whereas Jesper and Wylan can love each other with no strings attached. Inej can see the good in Kaz but believes that if he doesn't give up parts of the monster he has created of himself she can't help him and will move on with her life. It almost saddens me that she found a purpose and will leave the gang. It makes sense that she will hunt slavers and I hope that one day Kaz can join her. I think that would help them both work though their fears. Jesper is a particularly interesting charter because unlike all the others he has a live to go back to and chose life in the barrel. His need for risk drove him to the barrel and gambling. I think that if Jesper's father had understood that need Jesper would not have become a gambler and sharpshooter. Although Nina is my least favorite character the new development in her grisha power is intriguing and I wished there was more time to explore it. I understand why the Bardugo had Mathias killed; it had to happen to further the character of Nina. After Mathias is killed Nina goes through stages of wanting to bring him back with her newfound character and hating herself for not being able to heal him, she decided that it was even more important to make more of the druskelle see their point of view on the grisha. Wylan was intriguing to me because unlike everyone else he came a very privileged background and had one flaw that took it all away from him. He dealt with it exceptionally well considering that he cant read. I wish there was another book that included all of these characters. I am seriously considering writing a fan fiction in a time after they are all settled into their new rolls.  

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