Reviews of speculative fiction, YA, middle grade, and graphic novels, along with stray thoughts, links, and pictures.
Let's face it, I would not have read this if it wasn't on the Hugo ballot. I did not love the first novella in this setting, so why would I pick up another?
Turns out this is totally my jam. From the special hell of parental expectations in no way matching one's identity to the gory, rushed ending, this was a very satisfying, if unsettling, read.