Seven Surrenders by Ada Palmer [A sequel where shit hits the fan]

Seven Surrenders

It’s absolutely impossible for me to talk about the plot of this book without giving away major spoilers of the first book (review here) AND this book. So in an attempt to keep this review SPOILER FREE, I’ll try to be as vague as possible.

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Too like the lightning: Terra Ignota #1 by Ada Palmer

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Publication Date: May 10, 2016

Publisher: Tor Books

Targeted Audience: Adults

Genre: Science-fiction

 

Blurb: Mycroft Canner is a convict. For his crimes he is required, as is the custom of the 25th century, to wander the world being as useful as he can to all he meets. Carlyle Foster is a sensayer–a spiritual counselor in a world that has outlawed the public practice of religion, but which also knows that the inner lives of humans cannot be wished away.

The world into which Mycroft and Carlyle have been born is as strange to our 21st-century eyes as ours would be to a native of the 1500s. It is a hard-won utopia built on technologically-generated abundance, and also on complex and mandatory systems of labeling all public writing and speech. What seem to us normal gender distinctions are now distinctly taboo in most social situations. And most of the world’s population is affiliated with globe-girdling clans of the like-minded, whose endless economic and cultural competition is carefully managed by central planners of inestimable subtlety. To us it seems like a mad combination of heaven and hell. To them, it seems like normal life.

And in this world, Mycroft and Carlyle have stumbled on the wild card that may destabilize the system: the boy Bridger, who can effortlessly make his wishes come true. Who can, it would seem, bring inanimate objects to life…

[Note: I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review]

{I haven’t included the entire blurb from Goodreads cause that is just waaaaay too huge. I have also decided to not include number of pages in the beginning anymore because I believe that it shouldn’t interfere with deciding whether you should read a book or not}

When I requested this book I wasn’t thinking much. I had requested about 20-25 books and I kind of knew that almost 0% would accept my requests because I was new to netgalley.

However, when I got an email saying this books request was accepted I was super excited but also super nervous. Excited because it was the first book that was accepted and nervous because… it was adult sci-fi.

Now I do love adult sci-fi, I AM AN ADULT. But adult sci-fi meant facing adult point of views and that, to me, is terrifying. I am still trying to live in this cocoon that is teenagehood. I am denying the fact that I am going to uni and that I am almost 20. I am also surrounding myself with YA books almost all the time for the same reason but I also complain and act all adult when I read YA books.

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Top 5 Wednesday: Authors We’d Want To Meet at Book Expo America & Bookcon

We don’t live in America. We live in a country with a population of 9 million people and that means that… I don’t really know where I am going with this sentence. My point is that we are not fortunate enough to attend things like Bookcons or Book Expo America because it is in AMERICAAAAAH!

So instead we sit on our beds with our laptops warming our legs as we talk about the 5 authors we would have been able to meet IF we were in AMERICAAAAAH!

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#1 Maggie Stiefvater

Raven: I am crazy about the Raven Cycle. The last book released on 26th last month and I am currently not in a position to read it and it frustrates me to no end. If I meet her I’ll probably just collapse and cry. What frustrates me even more is that SOME people started reading her series just a couple of months ago and they have ALREADY FINISHED READING RAVEN KING!!! I want to desperately call them fake fans but it’s not right or fair and aaaargh I’m just so angry.

Beez: Maggie Stiefvater is queen. Maggie Stiefvater is queen. Maggie Stiefvater is queen. I love her, I adore her and I will pass out if I meet her.

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