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Catching up with Miles Morales, who is quickly becoming my favorite Spider-Man.
Orleans is about what would happen in New Orleans was hit by several more hurricanes, each more brutal to the last. Eventually, the people are left to themselves after the brutal Delta Fever begins to kill, and the government builds a wall around the city. Fen has to survive, despite terrible odds, and she wants a better life for her tribe leader’s baby, so she teams up with an outsider to make it happen. It will break your heart.
I’m not finished with this one, but its a story set in a futuristic Brazil matriarchy. Palmares Três elects a summer king, and in winter, he is sacrificed (thus the name of the book). Its a book about art and protest and beauty and family, and so far I am really loving it.
Re-reads I am currently in (considering on embarking on soon)
*Patrick Rothfuss-catching up here;)
*Cashore (I’m currently catching up in Fire)
*Melina Marchetta. So much good stuff here
*Kate Elliot’s Cold Fire series in anticipation for the third book!
*Robin Mckinley-an old favorite who deserves to be re-read
and of course
my yearly Tolkien re-read.
Interested in any of these? Have any thoughts of how you would like to join in or what we could discuss? I would LOVE feedback.
There is a lot to love about the Kingkiller chronicles. Whats your favorite part?
I received this as an ARC from Netgalley.
I didn’t really know what to expect when I received this, but I had heard some buzz about it, and I was excited to read it. I tend to stay firmly in the teen fantasy/adventure category (or just regular fantasy/adventure), so this was a nice break back into reality, I suppose.
This book is about Rafe, and Rafe is gay. And he is tired of it. Not the gay part, but of Rafe being the GAY KID. I mean, in his home town of Boulder, where everyone is accepting and his mother is the president of PFLAG, he is tired of being seen as gay first and Rafe second. So, he decides to go to an all-boys school outside of Boston and not tell anyone. At first it starts out as an experiment. He won’t lie; he just won’t come out and offer the truth. And what do you know? He becomes a jock. Guys look at him differently. He feels like he BELONGS somewhere, and though sometimes it can be wearying, he gets a different experience. Then he falls in love, and well, everything changes.
I really appreciated the way Kongberg tells his story. At no point does it feel preachy, but the reader gets frustrated along with Rafe. I mean, come on, just let this kid be for a minute. He manages to explore a lot of the ways society treats LGBT people, and even when we mean well, how we fail them and ourselves. He shows what it is like to always be out in the open, and why “tolerance” isn’t necessarly the best word.
I think this is a great book, and Konigsberg handles the subject well. Not only that, but I liked Rafe. The book was funny and sweet and sometimes heartbreaking, and I didn’t want to put it down because I wanted to know more about Rafe and how this would turn out for him. I would definitely recommend this.
I am really loving it, and I am picking up a lot more this time around than I did the first time. He just met Skarpi, so things are starting to pick up in pace a little. How is everyone else liking it? Favorite part so far?