The Girl and the Stars

, #1

Hardcover, 384 pages

English language

Published April 20, 2020 by Ace.

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In the ice, east of the Black Rock, there is a hole into which broken children are thrown.

On Abeth the vastness of the ice holds no room for individuals. Survival together is barely possible. No one survives alone.

To resist the cold, to endure the months of night when even the air itself begins to freeze, requires a special breed. Variation is dangerous, difference is fatal. And Yaz is not the same.

Yaz is torn from the only life she’s ever known, away from her family, from the boy she thought she would spend her days with, and has to carve out a new path for herself in a world whose existence she never suspected. A world full of difference and mystery and danger.

Yaz learns that Abeth is older and stranger than she had ever imagined. She learns that her weaknesses are another kind of strength. And she …

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Everything every elder has ever said to you about getting old is true...and none of it will mean anything to you until you have made the journey for yourself.

I really enjoy how Mark Lawrence writes but I have a history of not finishing his series. The Book of the Ancestor is the only one I have made to the end and the others were abandoned after the first or second book. I wanted Book of the Ice to be one I saw to the end but it wasn't meant to be.

I didn't find a connection with the story, the characters and their conflict and as I'm reading I found it more of a chore and not a pleasurable retreat and began to question how much longer I could stick with it. Unfortunately I end Book of the Ice after one book and will try another Mark Lawrence story …

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