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She/her. Into HopePunk, CozyMysteries, UrbanFantasy, SF&F, and pretty much everything else.

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2023 Reading Goal

13% complete! AnnaRaven has read 25 of 180 books.

Am I curious about "what happens next"? Mildly. Enough to wade through another 500 pages? Nope. I think the only reason I finished it was cuz it was a loan from the library that was coming due.

Also - be warned, there's a torture scene that's a bit too detailed for my tastes. I ended up skipping a couple of pages to get past that.

Shards of Earth (Paperback, 2021, Tor Books) No rating

The Arthur C. Clarke award-winning author of Children of Time brings us an extraordinary new …

Not sure I'm up for the rest of it. For some reason, this was a slog for me. The characters were good, the plot was solid. Good world building.

Maybe it's there were too many characters and I often felt like I was missing context. And it was way too easy to get distracted by other books.

It wrapped up pretty well in the end, with a good setup for a sequel, but I kinda feel like it could have about 20% shorter and been a better novel. Tighter.

Seeing traces of other stories she's written later. And loving how she's winding past and present and future, old myths and current events. Such a fantastic writer. I think I can only handle one story a day. They each deserve time to settle in and take up residence.