Mining the Depths

I'll read almost anything and love what captures my imagination. Best of all is responding to books in the larger cultural sense, loving or loathsome. Literature should have a place in the wider world.

 

And I'm another GoodReads refugee. 

A School for Sorcery - E. Rose Sabin Just my thoughts as reading:Tria is as judgmental as Zoey and as stupid as Clary.She causes the problems, relies on everyone else to provide the impetus for the solution--though Tria herself has to actually take action at least, since she's the only one with any power.Tria does not suffer enough for the consequences of what she does.The characterization is overwhelmingly shallow.The worldbuilding failsAll of this is primarily tied to the fact it's mostly telling vs. showing.I'll try to come up with a more coherent review later, but sometimes it just made me angry.On the other hand, the concept is okay, and the actual execution of the jumping through mirrors, etc, actually worked pretty well. It just hadn't been set up in the story. The tone is uneven and the plot isn't built.

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