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  1. says:

    ''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 abi

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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 la

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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 is not a perfect book but Emmi Itäranta's gorgeous writingstyle beautifully vivid worldbuilding and original story made this a fantastic experience for me I'm going to let this sink in properly but will definitely write a indepth review soon RTC

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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

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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 dream though which makes her incredibly nervous when a voiceless young woman turns up at the House with a tattoo of Elian

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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 looking for some beautiful Finnish literature to take home with me when the time came to go back And from day one I couldn't find any bookstores that had a separate space for Finnish literature translated into English Then the day after my birthday I was in Turku and it was really cold and I started going i

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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

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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 exuisite language the m

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    Emmi Itäranta creates such wonderful worlds and places a female hero front and center First in Memory of Water a

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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. 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 dream though which makes her incredibly nervous when a voiceless young woman turns up at the House with a tattoo of Eliana s name on her handIt s difficult to say about this because Eliana is so sheltered and passive she doesn t know much than that She has no idea what happens in the House of the Tainted where dreamers are sent and she doesn t realize that where she lives in only marginally less a prison than that one She also has no knowledge of the Council that rules the island other than that they must be obeyed It s a perfect little dystopia with a compliant and complacent populationBut eventually and I do mean eventually Eliana does start to learn as the plot happens to her I use the phrase deliberately Eliana has almost no agency throughout most of the book Unfortunately by the time the book discovers it has a plot there s not enough book left to make it satisfying and everything rushes to a hasty conclusionAnother thing that annoyed me is the world building or to the point the communication of the world building It sounds fascinating with an island of webs and woven tapestry walls everywhere and pre human ancients But there s almost no description of any of that instead sticking with the point of view of Eliana who uestions nothing ever There s also the Council and the guards who you would presumably expect to have the best interests of the island at heart even if they are fascists but instead are paranoid lunatics bent on persecuting people rather than surviving the clearly imminent natural disasters that the island is facingNot recommendedAlso worth calling out the American version of this book shamefully white washes the cover unless that s not the main character Eliana is brown skinned Cities of God prison for those whose very existence is considered a curseWhen an unkno. 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 dream though which makes her incredibly nervous when a voiceless young woman turns up at the House with a tattoo of Eliana s name on her handIt s difficult to say about this because Eliana is so sheltered and Gravitys Rainbow passive she doesn t know much than that She has no idea what happens in the House of the Tainted where dreamers are sent and she doesn t realize that where she lives in only marginally less a Daisy Malone and the Blue Glowing Stone prison than that one She also has no knowledge of the Council that rules the island other than that they must be obeyed It s a Pretend God Is Deaf perfect little dystopia with a compliant and complacent Cased Images & Tintypes KwikGuide populationBut eventually and I do mean eventually Eliana does start to learn as the Las Puertas Del Amor plot happens to her I use the Discoveries phrase deliberately Eliana has almost no agency throughout most of the book Unfortunately by the time the book discovers it has a A Fire Within: Sekret Machines Series, Book 2 plot there s not enough book left to make it satisfying and everything rushes to a hasty conclusionAnother thing that annoyed me is the world building or to the Idenics point the communication of the world building It sounds fascinating with an island of webs and woven tapestry walls everywhere and Night Owl Loonette pre human ancients But there s almost no description of any of that instead sticking with the Deadshifted (Edie Spence, point of view of Eliana who uestions nothing ever There s also the Council and the guards who you would El agujero del infierno presumably expect to have the best interests of the island at heart even if they are fascists but instead are The Essential Jim Brickman, Vol. 4 (Piano/Vocal/Chords) paranoid lunatics bent on Teddy persecuting Calling Me Home people rather than surviving the clearly imminent natural disasters that the island is facingNot recommendedAlso worth calling out the American version of this book shamefully white washes the cover unless that s not the main character Eliana is brown skinned

SUMMARY The City of Woven Streets

The City of Woven Streets

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. 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 exuisite language the main character But then there were things that I did not love the overall plot the ending how it felt like the story is stuck in place It took me a long time to get into the story for it to get going at all and once it finally did it felt like it ended all too abruptly with very little explanation Mostly I was left with the feeling that I did not get even a third of what happened so much time was used on build up and what happened to everyone in the end was left unexplained I did like the sudden environmental route it took for a chapter or so but in general it feels like the overall theme was lost somewhere between the beautiful words and that the author was trying a bit too hard I could not help but compare this to The Memory of Water and must say I liked that one a lot better It was coherent This is not a bad book but it s not living up to the potential and expectations Points for the absolutely gorgeous cover Haute Chinese Cuisine from the Kitchen of Wakiya power behind the city’s facade All the while the sea is clawing the shores and the streets are slowly drowni. 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 exuisite language the main character But then there were things that I did not love the overall Twisted plot the ending how it felt like the story is stuck in The Exploration of the Male Anatomy place It took me a long time to get into the story for it to get going at all and once it finally did it felt like it ended all too abruptly with very little explanation Mostly I was left with the feeling that I did not get even a third of what happened so much time was used on build up and what happened to everyone in the end was left unexplained I did like the sudden environmental route it took for a chapter or so but in general it feels like the overall theme was lost somewhere between the beautiful words and that the author was trying a bit too hard I could not help but compare this to The Memory of Water and must say I liked that one a lot better It was coherent This is not a bad book but it s not living up to the Transforming Multilateral Diplomacy: The Inside Story of the Sustainable Development Goals potential and expectations Points for the absolutely gorgeous cover

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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. 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 ability to dream literally is considered a crime And even worse when your dreams are nightmares for which you may be punished severely You are marked by society exiled to the House of the Tainted the left overs of the communityI tend to approach every book that wishes to belong to the Dystopian genre with extreme cautiousness First of all when 1984 and The Handmaid s Tale grace my bookcase there s bound to be a comparison Secondly everyone and their mother have decided to write a dystopian novel of late and I have always had a slight disliking for things that are en vogue However Emmi It ranta comes from Finland and call me biased but I would even read a phone book if it was written by an author from the Nordic lands And thus I ventured into The City of Woven Streets The title is extremely intriguing and the two themes on which the story is built are dreaming and isolation This society isn t as bleak and dark as others we have come across It is made beautiful by the intricate webs created in the House of Weavers In this dystopia governed by the Council dreaming is not allowed Dreaming euals Freedom the Council cannot control the thoughts of the islanders and this is toxic to them and their regime This is a very interesting premise on It ranta s part We ve seen many kinds of totalitarian societies but not one where occupation is so absolute so extreme that stretches into the most private personal solitary activity of a human being that of sleeping First the monster swallows you then it digests you and eventually you come out of the other end feeling filthy The night terrors can be uite a shocking experience I used to suffer from sleep paralysis during my university years when my anxiety level was sky high Naturally we know that science has explained this weird phenomenon to the point of exhaustion but still I cannot avoid thinking how its traces approach the thin line between the Natural and the Supernatural worlds In the novel the writer makes good use of the myth of the night maere as is the original spelling the Old Hag as it is also called In Greece we call it Mora and the people of the past used to believe that it was a demon visiting those who were unclean targeted by the devil Not unsimilar to the belief of the Council in the story Here the dominant religion is organised around a mysterious figure of many faces called Our Lady of Weaving a combination of many goddesses of the European pantheons and a divinity we never come to know much about A wind does not rise A rain does not come The dead stay dead and do not respond Do you look at this island and believe you see the truth Placing a dystopian community within the narrow space of an island makes the feeling of isolation and enclosure tense and atmospheric The mists arising from the waters cover the city and the characters actions There is no contact between Eliana and her brother except for the times when he comes to visit herAll these must sound very interesting and believe me they are but there are a few weaknesses as well The plot becomes tedious after a point All the talk and the details about the different kinds of ink and their ingredients become boring and slow down the narration Around the 60% mark it became too wordy with long descriptions that offer nothing new and I began to lose interest Worse I started feeling confused losing touch with the plot and this doesn t happen often The characters are nothing to write home about to be honest Eliana is a nice sympathetic heroine clever loyal developing an interesting relationship with Valeria a rather mysterious presence but nothing we haven t seen beforeI don t know if it is considered a YA novel as I am not familiar with the category but I can say that it is an interesting book a nice addition to the Dystopia genre and I definitely intend to read Memory of Water by the same author However The City of Woven Streets as well written as it may be is not The Handmaid s Tale for the younger generation