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    ''This night is different Sleep is thin in the house because strange blood is drying on the stones of the suare'' What is left when even the ab

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    ♥ Huh huh siis huh huh

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    I am probably too tired to write a coherent review having travelled across Europe by train for twelve hours after five hours sleep Nonetheless I’ll give it the old college try I enjoyed ‘The City of Woven Streets’ than Itaranta’s previous novel Memory of Water which I liked but found frustrating Her latest has of a fantasy a

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    4 to 45 stars In all honesty I felt a little lost during first 75 pages but once I got into the story I adored this This i

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    35 starsI'm so happy that I gave this book a chanceIt's a Finnish fantasydystopian novel about an island slowly sinking into the sea and features a beautifully understated romance between two girls each carrying their own

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    An atmospheric fantasy that serves up a frustration of characters and world buildingEliana is a young weaver in the House of Weavers one of several craft houses on an island where dreaming is forbidden Eliana can d

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    It's strange how books choose you I recently spent some days in Finland which had been my dream for years From day one I was

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    An enchanting tale of love and resistance Unexpectedly tender and heartfelt the story swept me away Itaranta has crafted a world of intrigue that both defies and embraces the many dystopian tropes weaving a story with a pattern uite unlike any other “The world is ready to drown The world is ready to rise” The synopsis describe

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    I wanted to love this book so much And there were a lot of things in it that I loved the descriptions of the island the e

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    Emmi Itäranta creates such wonderful worlds and places a female hero front and center First in Memory of Water and now in thisEliana doesn't waste time with irrelevant worries She's got plenty of all too relevant ones to worry aboutI am rather in readerly love with Itärata's style It's consistent and creative She has a way of p

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The tapestry of life may be fragile than it seems pull one thread and all will unravelIn the City of Woven Streets human life has little value You practice a craft to keep you alive or you are an outcast unwanted and tainted Eliana is a young weaver in t. I am probably too tired to write a coherent review having travelled across Europe by train for twelve hours after five hours sleep Nonetheless I ll give it the old college try I enjoyed The City of Woven Streets than Itaranta s previous novel Memory of Water which I liked but found frustrating Her latest has of a fantasy atmosphere whereas her previous was explicitly post climate catastrophe science fiction The City of Woven Streets is also arguably sci fi but set in a distant enough future and containing enough fantastical elements that it felt like reading fantasy This seemed better suited to Itaranta s lyrical writing style which I can imagine might appeal to some than others I appreciate it once I get used to it although at first it seems to occlude meaning somewhat The reader gets a strong sense of atmosphere from the start however it takes longer to establish who the narrator is and what is actually happening Eliana s first person narration of Eliana does carry the reader along though and after about fifty pages I was carried away by the characters and story I do love that the majority of main characters are women with an interesting range of perspectives motivations and ethnicities The world building is also excellent this was a great strength of Memory of Water tooThere are two major things I also want to discuss one that I greatly approve of and another I m rather critical of but both are massive spoilers view spoilerFirst the good Memory of Water depicts a close friendship between two women that seemed ambiguously romantic to me Don t get me wrong I greatly enjoy female friendships in fiction That one seemed oddly ambiguous though which contributed to the overall rather insubstantial and ephemeral nature of the book As Eliana s connection to the mysterious Valeria developed I wondered if this was to be of the same But no Here the relationship turns romantic and sexual which remains extremely rare in fantasy and sci fi I grew rather invested in Eliana and Valeria as their love is beautifully depicted and the narrative delights in separating endangering and fake killing them Although it is poetically vague enough to be interpreted otherwise I choose to assume that the ending is happy and they re safe together On the subject of the ending I am critical I was disconcerted by the twist basically a deus ex machina that Eliana has magic powers Perhaps I failed to pick up on hints but this seemed to come out of nowhere I liked the awareness of a long term secret revolutionary conspiracy to uncover the truth about the oppressive anti dreaming regime and their use of tattoos for control Eliana s suddenly awakened mutant powers I m not sure how else to describe them fitted oddly with these political machinations Also it was a shame that Valeria was unable to communicate her views due to being mute I wanted to know what she thought of this peculiar turn of events Perhaps such a deus ex machina ending bothered me because I delight in trying to find allegorical meaning within dystopian fiction In this case the dystopia is uite stylised however there is some interesting stuff about biopower caste type systems and environmental degradation I m don t really know what to make of the ending though It felt odd and abrupt hide spoiler

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The City of Woven Streets

He House of Webs but secretly knows she doesn’t really belong there She is hiding a shameful birth defect that would if anyone knew about it land her in the House of the Tainted a prison for those whose very existence is considered a curseWhen an unkno. 35 starsI m so happy that I gave this book a chanceIt s a Finnish fantasydystopian novel about an island slowly sinking into the sea and features a beautifully understated romance between two girls each carrying their own secrets and burdensI don t want to say too much about the plot and the characters at this point because I don t want to give away too much information it s best if you go and discover it by yourselfThe atmosphere that It ranta paints is dreamy and at times eerie The writing is beautiful and there are some truly stunning uotes the prose is rich and full of vivid imageryHowever there is also a downside to this I have to admit that I struggled uite a bit at the beginning the author doesn t do much explaining at start and you have to put together little pieces of information about world building and the characters as you read on Everything in this book feels dreamlike but that is not always good To me it was hard to get a good sense of the world and the characters because of the vagueness of the writing so it took me about 120 pages before I could actually enjoy the story and have a better idea about what s going on Other than that I LOVED the imagery that the book left in my mind all the sea green hues scent of brine and sea salty breeze empty halls gauzy webs floating in the wind the drowned streets of a doomed city and best of all the uiet sweet relationship that blooms between our narrator and a mute girl that one day appears at the templeI adore the world that the author created and the dreamy feeling that persists throughout the novelSo all in all it was a beautiful lyrical read but I had some issues with the sometimes too flowery prose and it took me really long to get into the storyWould I recommend it Well that dependsREAD IF you like to get lost in dreamy fantasy worlds you don t mind a slow read you re looking for something fresh and original you like a slow burn understated romanceDON T READ IF you are looking for a fast paced adventure this one is uite the opposite you dislike purple prose you need the world building and the characters to be well defined and have a strong sense of what is going on Her Babys Bodyguard (Eagle Squadron you go and discover it by If Wishes Were...Daddies yourselfThe atmosphere that It ranta paints is dreamy and at times eerie The writing is beautiful and there are some truly stunning uotes the prose is rich and full of vivid imageryHowever there is also a downside to this I have to admit that I struggled uite a bit at the beginning the author doesn t do much explaining at start and West of Heaven you have to put together little pieces of information about world building and the characters as Putting Out of Your Mind you read on Everything in this book feels dreamlike but that is not always good To me it was hard to get a good sense of the world and the characters because of the vagueness of the writing so it took me about 120 pages before I could actually enjoy the story and have a better idea about what s going on Other than that I LOVED the imagery that the book left in my mind all the sea green hues scent of brine and sea salty breeze empty halls gauzy webs floating in the wind the drowned streets of a doomed city and best of all the uiet sweet relationship that blooms between our narrator and a mute girl that one day appears at the templeI adore the world that the author created and the dreamy feeling that persists throughout the novelSo all in all it was a beautiful lyrical read but I had some issues with the sometimes too flowery prose and it took me really long to get into the storyWould I recommend it Well that dependsREAD IF Under the Knife / Whistleblower you like to get lost in dreamy fantasy worlds Warrior Rising (The Esri you don t mind a slow read Mistress at a Price you re looking for something fresh and original Raintree (Raintree, you like a slow burn understated romanceDON T READ IF The Mediterranean Millionaires Mistress you are looking for a fast paced adventure this one is uite the opposite A Millionaire for Cinderella (In Love with the Boss you dislike purple prose Tame A Wild Stallion you need the world building and the characters to be well defined and have a strong sense of what is going on

Free download Ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free é Emmi Itäranta

Wn woman with her tongue cut off and Eliana’s name tattooed on her skin arrives at the House of Webs Eliana discovers an invisible network of power behind the city’s facade All the while the sea is clawing the shores and the streets are slowly drowni. An enchanting tale of love and resistance Unexpectedly tender and heartfelt the story swept me away Itaranta has crafted a world of intrigue that both defies and embraces the many dystopian tropes weaving a story with a pattern uite unlike any other The world is ready to drown The world is ready to rise The synopsis describes the plot in barren terms The protagonist Eliana is a young weaver in The House of Webs where a spider like Goddess is worshiped and she does meet a mysterious young woman who has had her tongue cut out and Eliana s name tattooed on her skin But the synopsis speaks of networks of power and a drowning city like those are the focus of the story When it is Eliana s internal struggles which are explored in most depth Her developing relationship with the woman who cannot speak the secrets she hides and the secrets she uncovers are the focus of the book And throughout there are beautifully nuanced characters most of them women Our hours are brief and our days are brittle and the marks our hands leave on the world belong to us There is a wonderful dream like uality to The City of Woven Streets or The Weaver as it is known in the US The regular chapters are occasionally interspersed with 2 pages of sentences which forgo regular punctuation and structure They evoke the night time or fever induced visions of a wandering mind and help to build an atmosphere between fantasy and reality The sky has begun to fade into the colours of smoke and roses The writing evokes some rather startling images eschewing clich in favour of brief description that are so vivid I had to close my eyes for a moment just to let them sink in Though the plot does drag a little at times the mood and descriptions of the Island kept me floating along with the story we are pebbles on a wide and far stretching shore not the moon that will turn the tide The City of Woven Streets could easily have been a typical dystopian story with a tyrannical government placing strange restrictions on the life of the population Yet through a combination of unusual language choices and focus on character it manages to avoid feeling tired Only the wounds of the dead do not scar I really enjoyed this book the first I have read by a Finnish writer It has given me much to think about and the haunting image of the Island continue to linger in my mind