The first book, Senlin Ascends, stands out as one of my favorite modern works of fantasy. While the final installment was weighed down by its lengthy action scenes, it still brought the series to a satisfying close.
"The briefest and slipperiest of the seasons, the one that won't be held to account - because summer won't be held at all, except in bits, fragments, moments, flashes of memory of so-called or imagined perfect summers, summers that never existed." ~ Ali Smith
Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2021 Since we both plotted out our year of reading in advance, this was an easy topic. Thanks to That Artsy Reader Girl for another great Top Ten Tuesday! Pete’s Three Witch Hat Atelier vol. 8 by Kamome Shirahama - September 8th This manga... Continue Reading →
“What could I become if I stopped worrying about death, about pain, about anything? If I stopped trying to belong? Instead of being afraid, I could become something to fear.” ~ Holly Black
“My mother always cautioned me against dwelling on the past and the future. What happened will never unhappen, she liked to say; what is to happen will happen—better you focus on what’s happening in front of you,” - Imbolo Mbue
At parties, people no longer showed off their new gadgets, jewelry, or hairstyles, but prosthetic cochleas that improved the sense of balance, artificial muscles with augmented contraction characteristics, prosthetic limbs that obeyed mental directions, or updated firmware that enhanced sensory organs. ~ Chen Quifan, Waste Tide
“The more complicated a person’s strategy seemed, the less likely an opponent was to look for simple answers. If you could keep someone looking at your knight, you could take them with a pawn. Look past the details. Past the complications.” ~ Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Greenberg has a natural talent for crafting tidy packages of adventure, mystery, and sorrow that could stand easily on their own.