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OKAY CAN WE TALK ABOUT THE WRITING? It took me a while to get used to the somewhat complex English? I don't know how to explain it but yes it took me some time to get used to it but once I did, WOW.
The style of writing makes everything seem more atmospheric and foreboding and like OMG it's so good at making me nervous, worrying for the characters.
And yes, the characters. I don't feel as connected to Maren yet? but somehow I feel protective towards Diinna and honestly really felt for her? she must already be feeling like an outsider in the place and now has lost her husband, taking care of a newborn by herself while also caring for her aging mother-in-law.
Kirsten is badass. I love how she has brought the women together (well mostly) and taken charge. I love how she insisted on being the one to lower her husband into the grave and how she's taking the women into the sea for fishing.
In that first fishing scene, the freedom and the joy that comes along with it for the women is so palpable I felt it like a pang.
Toril is like on of those gossiping women looking down upon all those different and well, is it such a surprise i don't like her. Like if she were my next door neighbor, I'd be ignoring her on a daily basis and pretending she doesn't exist.
Although that was quite a lot of pages and quite a bit happened I feel I don't have as much to say and i'm honestly looking forward to meeting the other protagonist of the story.
Also the letters! They leave a bad taste in my mouth and I'm truly scared of what's to come.
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Uma @books.bags.burgers is a crazy albeit nice book dragon who when not decoding the human existence in secret labs, spends the day bemoaning her lack of pastel books and trying to make sure her TBR doesn't kill her overnight.