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I read, I write, and I majored in German and Muggle Studies. my favorite genres are historical fiction, science fiction, and fantasy. Lookout for reviews of the YA and MG persuasions!

Siberia: A Novel - Ann Halam

I don’t make a habit of putting books down after picking them up. It bothers me to leave a book unfinished, but this particular book became so tedious that I had to stop.

The reader wants for answers, and badly. More than halfway through the book I still don’t have any to speak of. The main character isn’t very likable, and neither is anybody else in the story. The world-building was bizarre -- I  faltered to make sense of it and piece together the implications. The plot is meandering and slow. By the time I reached a segment with significant action, I found that I had ceased to care about the main character’s fate.

After wrestling with the frustrating world-building and faint plot for several hours, I gave up altogether.

Currently reading

Incarnate
Jodi Meadows
Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary
J.R.R. Tolkien
Progress: 168/425 pages