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based in te Whanganui-a-Tara, Aotearoa NZ. Interested in stories with an activist bent, translations of perspectives I wouldn't ordinarily come across, solarpunk science fiction, comix

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The map of salt and stars (2018) 4 stars

"In the summer of 2011, just after Nour loses her father to cancer, her mother …

beautiful writing (sometimes too beautiful)

4 stars

In the modern storyline, sometimes the dialogue seemed to go from one heartfelt, poetic and insightful conversation to another - which sometimes worked really well, but other times seemed a bit improbable for the young protagonist. I really liked switching between the two storylines, and as I'm not very familiar with the places where it takes place, I was also switching between the book and Wikipedia throughout :)

The Stone Sky (Hardcover, 2017, Orbit) 4 stars

THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS... FOR THE LAST TIME.

The Moon will soon …

Such a good ending to an astonishing series. I didn't love the 'Father Earth' concept but everything else had me hooked. So many hints from earlier in the series are fleshed out here, giving the reader a far greater understanding of the complete picture, while some mysteries remain.