Publish date: 2015-09-01
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
It feels like I'd been waiting to read Updraft for a long time, as it came out in the US last year and has finally come out in paperback in the UK in the last few weeks. As you can imagine, it's a bit frustrating to be that far behind what everyone else seems to be reading... Anyway, on to the boo...
Updraft is set in a world in which people live in bone towers, high above the clouds. They are ruled/controlled by the Singers, mysterious grey-robed people who live in the Spire at the centre of the city and only visit the towers for ceremonial purposes, to sentence Lawsbreakers (usually harshly) o...
This is a lovely fantasy with a really unique world and some nice writing. I was really intrigued by the society and the way it’s set up, as well as by the idea of the towers. I believe there may be a sequel coming, and I’ll be interested to see where the story goes.
4 starsLoved the world building and Kirit's voice. The story kept me completely engrossed, despite some plot quibbles. Kirit solved some of her problems too easily and convenient coincidences helped her a few times too many. Overall, though, this was a great read and I'd love to see a sequel.
It's been awhile since I've re-written, honed, revamped, etc. a blogpost so much. I think this is coherent. I should've just probably put up the publisher's description and said "Read it, it's special." --- I don't normally do this, but let me start with the Publisher's Description: In a city of l...