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Books: Carousel Tides came in early 
29th-Oct-2010 10:51 am
Summer
I got home very late last night to discover that Amazon had shipped Carousel Tides early. (At least, I believe the drop date is next Tuesday.) I sat down to read "just a few pages" and didn't put it down for 130 pages. Darnit! Now I'm bleary-eyed from lack of sleep and am only halfway through. Waaaa!

So far, so good. It's a little lacking in adjectives, but the story moves along at a good clip. I'm enjoying the slow elaboration of the secondary characters, and the new vocabulary isn't too hard to pick up. My only real complaint so far is that we don't actually need the sexual element of her torment as a child to deepen the characters or move the plot along. Really, we don't. That was even a bit jarring, actually. I hope that the brief glimpses of the past are meaningful rather than illustrative, and that everything comes together at the end in a grand fun finale without any "Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal" kinds of twists.
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29th-Oct-2010 09:59 pm (UTC)
Ok, I'm jealous. Not about the sleep deprivation...I have that all on my own. But you got to read Carousel Tides - early. Pout.
Hope it truly is a good read all the way through.
29th-Oct-2010 10:14 pm (UTC)
Eh, good enough. I'm still digesting. The climax/how the good guys win was a little obvious in coming, but what and who everyone turned out to be was pretty neat... minus one Men in Black II moment. ::sigh:: Nothing's perfect.
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