Review – Green

Green (Green Universe #1)Green by Jay Lake
Synopsis from GoodReads:
She was born in poverty, in a dusty village under the equatorial sun. She does not remember her mother, she does not remember her own name—her earliest clear memory is of the day her father sold her to the tall pale man. In the Court of the Pomegranate Tree, where she was taught the ways of a courtesan…and the skills of an assassin…she was named Emerald, the precious jewel of the Undying Duke’s collection of beauties.

She calls herself Green.

The world she inhabits is one of political power and magic, where Gods meddle in the affairs of mortals. At the center of it is the immortal Duke’s city of Copper Downs, which controls all the trade on the Storm Sea. Green has made many enemies, and some secret friends, and she has become a very dangerous woman indeed.

Acclaimed author Jay Lake has created a remarkable character in Green, and evokes a remarkable world in this novel. Green and her struggle to survive and find her own past will live in the reader’s mind for a long time after closing the book.

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Bout of Books 16 Update 3

Bout of Books

My report for the third day of Bout of Books 16:

Dust of Dreams by Steven Erikson (reread) – one chapter (on track)
The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine – ten chaptersWhispers Underground by Ben Aaronovitch – one chapter

Nothing new finished, but hopefully that’ll change tomorrow.  If not, I’ll probably be done with The Shadow Queen by the end of the following day, fulfilling my goal to finish two books (even if one of those was started before the read-a-thon began).

Hope everyone else participating is doing all right, too.

Top Ten Tuesday – Ten Websites Not About Books

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It’s Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly bookish meme hosted by the broke and the bookish.  Each week, there’s a different topic.  Come up with your list of top ten, post it, and then add to the link at b&b’s masterpost, then bounce around and see other people’s lists.

This week’s theme was Top Ten Websites I Love That Aren’t About Books.

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Top Ten Tuesday – Characters I’d Like to See Pre-Series

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It’s Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly bookish meme hosted by the broke and the bookish.  Each week, there’s a different topic.  Come up with your list of top ten, post it, and then add to the link at b&b’s masterpost, then bounce around and see other people’s lists.

This week’s theme was Top Ten Childhood Characters You’d Love to Revisit as Adults.  One of the alternate suggestions was to reverse that and you know what, that suits me a lot more right now.  So, Ten Characters I Want to See as Children/Young Adults:

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