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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 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 Dy

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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 Str

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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 s

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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 secrets and burdensI don't want to say too much about the plot and the characters at this po

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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 Eliana's name on her handIt's difficult to say about this because Eliana is so sheltered and passive she doesn't kn

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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

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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

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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 langu

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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 Weaver

L of elders No one talks about the dreamers the undesirables ostracized from societyBut the web of protection Eliana has woven around herself begins to unravel when a young girl is found lying unconscious in a pool of blood on the stones outside the house Robbed of speech by her attackers the only clue to her identity is one word tattooed in invisible ink across her palm Eliana Why does this mysterious girl bear her name What links her to the weaver and how can she hold Eliana’s f. 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

Summary The Weaver

Ate in her hand As Eliana finds herself growing closer to this injured girl she is bound to in ways she doesn’t understand the enchanting lies of the island begin to crumble revealing a deep and ancient corruption Joining a band of brave rebels determined to expose the island’s dark secrets Eliana becomes a target of ruthless forces determined to destroy her To save herself and those she loves she must call on the power within her she thought was her greatest weakness her dreams. 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

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The author of the critically acclaimed Memory of Water returns with this literary ecological tale in the vein of Ursula K Le Guin and Sheri S Tepper in which an innocent young woman becomes entangled in a web of ancient secrets and deadly lies that lie at the dark center of her prosperous island worldEliana is a model citizen of the island a weaver in the prestigious House of Webs She also harbors a dangerous secret she can dream an ability forbidden by the island’s elusive counci. 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

  • Paperback
  • 320
  • The Weaver
  • Emmi Itäranta
  • en
  • 03 May 2019
  • 9780062326171