Sunday, November 03, 2013

2013 book 283

Erin Bow's Sorrow's Knot
I really liked Bow's debut, Plain Kate, so was excited for her new one. And it mostly lived up to my expectations. The mythology of the world is too complicated to get into in a brief blog entry, so I'll just say that there's a girl, Otter, and her two best friends, Kestrel and Cricket (who are, refreshingly, themselves a couple, and there's no love triangle), living in a matriarchal society trying to keep themselves safe from malevolent ghost-things. Really great world-building, and I have no complaints about the characters or plot, aside from the fact that I found parts of the ghost stuff to be mildly confusing. Enjoyable read, for sure. B/B+.

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