Author: Seanan McGuire.
Format: Hardcover from library.
Page count: 525.
Release day: May 7th 2019.
Genre: Adult, fantasy.
Rating: 5 stars.
What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)
Meet Roger. Skilled with words,
languages come easily to him. He instinctively understands how the world works
through the power of story.
Meet Dodger, his twin. Numbers are her world, her obsession, her everything. All she understands, she does so through the power of math.
Roger and Dodger aren’t exactly human, though they don’t realise it. They aren’t exactly gods, either. Not entirely. Not yet.
Meet Reed, skilled in the alchemical arts like his progenitor before him. Reed created Dodger and her brother. He’s not their father. Not quite. But he has a plan: to raise the twins to the highest power, to ascend with them and claim their authority as his own.
Godhood is attainable. Pray it isn’t attained.
Okay so this is a new favourite! I absolutely loved it and you all should read it right now!
The concept of this book is just so cool! And McGuire executed it so well! They try and create gods, in some way, and it is just done amazingly and so interestingly.
The characters were also so interesting, and so well developed. They are not necessarily likeable, but I cared for them! And I just wanted to best for them!
This book is written in a weird time order. We keep going back and forth and in the middle. Which in the beginning was a bit confusing, but luckily dates were given, so you could check when this part was taking place. There was also some other thing with the time, which was slightly confusing, but I’m not sure if I can talk about that without there being spoilers.
Near the end I got a bit confused at times, partly because of the thing I just mentioned, but also lots was happening. This made me reread parts quit a bit, which normally annoys me. But this book was just so good and blew my mind in the end, that I didn’t mind that much!
Okay so I absolutely loved this, the writing was amazing, and I just could not put the book down. I really want to read more of her work, maybe even the books she wrote as Mira Grant, if I think I can handle the ‘scariness’ of those!
So this review is a bit short, basically just read this!