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affirming purpose and decided to make it come true It s also that the tropey PNR plotline that gave me purpose and decided to make it come true It s also that the tropey PNR plotline that gave me a headeache in the previous book is pushed into the background and when it comes back into play it does so in a much organic way so that it doesn t feel as foreign to the rest of the narrative as it did to me at least in Trail of Lightning it s clear where Roanhorse means to take Maggie now and why Kai s contribution to her journey does indeed matter There s also a distinctive lack of Evil Mustache Twirling Baddies here in fact Storm of Locusts resident villain is the only type of Bad Guy that ever truly works for me the one whose gripes with the world aren t easily dismissable even when the chosen methods to deal with them areLike it did in the previous installment Roanhorse s writing works in perfect synergy with Maggie s no nonsense attitude and the first person present tense narrative enanches the fast paced rhythm of the story Unlike what happened in Trail of Lightning though Roanhorse feels now very much in control of the plot when the characters meander and stray from the path their little misadventures always add something to the general storyline and to our knowledge of the Sixth World and the characters themselvesThe one thing that still didn t uite work for me is Maggie s depiction as a solid bitch socially awkward direct to the point of rudeness clumsy with other people s feelings as much as with her own abrupt and introverted as she is I still don t buy into her bitchiness Besides terrible as her reputation is it doesn t prevent random folks from walking up to her to detail in extremely patronizing ways how she should live her life what her mistakes have been and generally give her negative feedbacks What good is it to be a famed bitch if it doesn t keep annoying people at bay Even the bad guys stop whatever evil deeds they re up to for the sake of giving Maggie life lessons I m really not a fan of the trope of piling guilt on the MC for dramatic purpose and this narrative device felt overused here plus all of these characters moral standing is extremely shaky to say the least ou laugh in glee while dropping grenades on partygoers The Indispensable Faulkner you hunt down people to sell them as slaves and very unwilling organ donorsou don t go around pointing fingers Pack Up the Moon yes It just isn t smartA few final words of advice to my fellow Goodreaders this series is by no means YA and whatever crossover appeal Trail of Lighting had it s definitively gone from Storm of Locusts unlessou re worried about sex than violence in which case be Maggie s guest Also while I can totally see UF readers enjoying this series I am and I do The Sixth World isn t exactly UF either for the simple reason that there isn t much urban left in Roanhorse s version of the apocalypse Finally for those degenerates readers that feel like jumping into a series starting from its second entry don t Roanhorse doesn t waste time recapping events from the previous book or repeating essential informations about the Sixth World and her magical take on Din tah so do Dog Love - An Unbreakable Bond your homework and start from the beginning of Maggie s story it s hugely bingeable anywaySo huh when is book 3 due Well Look at that cover about the book hereI mean Maggie Rissa unknown chick sporting a Cindarella dress rifle combo and I m all ready for Rebecca Roanhorse to make me eat my words about female characterization in Trail of Lightning Fast moving moving from a straight forward confrontation to a search and rescue There are a lot of similarities with the Kate Daniels series a heroine with a predilection for violence over other kinds of problem solving aoung woman with a case of heroine worship said heroine with an absence of family connections a post apocalyptic world that lacks centralized authority a world where inhuman and godly walk among the humansSetting again plays an important role beginning in the mountains of the Din to the barrier of the Wall to the first glimpse of the world outside the Wall Roanhorse avoids the too powerful phenomenon by giving Maggie an antagonist that she can t easily destroy with gun or knifeI won
t say much at the risk of being too spoilery but suffice to say much at the risk of being too spoilery but suffice to that like Kate one action ends up leading to another and to another until it ends somewhere very different from what Maggie expected when she accepted her initial job with the Thirsty BoysFor me shortcomings with the story revolve around focus on a person who doesn t approach problems with reflection and logic as well as my own distance from that life stage I do find that there are a couple of genre tropes here that I d be happier to have forgone and that keep me from considering it a five star book Overall it s a fun little tale if ou are in in the mood for an urban fantasy and the Din tah setting is a treat My thanks to Jennifer for the buddy read. E With the aid of a motley collection of allies Maggie must battle body harvesters newborn casino gods and ultimately the White Locust himself But the cult leader is nothing like she suspected and Kai might not need rescuing after all When the full scope of the White Locust’s plans are revealed Maggie’s burgeoning trust in her friends and herself will be pushed to the breaking point and not everyone will survive. .
The White Locust and is picking up followers to go with him to The New Land The entire thing seems very cult like and Kia might be with him No one knows if it is voluntarily or not but it seems very suspicious Kia even left Maggie a message that could also mean multiple things Kai is smart He would know what those six words would do to me how they would make me want to destroy worlds to reach him how they would send me reeling toward something as terrible as hope Normally in a book when the main characters who could be the love interests are separated I m totally distracted waiting for the reunion moment waiting for the other character to show up on page Either I m growing out of that phase of my life or Rebecca Roanhorse RR wrote a great enough story that while es I wanted to get to Kia I was having enough fun in the Girl Gang that I didn t really noticeMaggie teams up with not one but two other very special girls and a cat The cat is like a demigod but still a cat in all the ways that matter Clarissa s brother has gone missing with Kia and is also believed to be with the White Locust and Ben well Ben is just the cutest Ben also has clan powers and is a fantastic tracker She also has a slight hero worship thing going on for Maggie and could totally have been her little sister They all go off looking for Kia Caleb and the White Locust and get into plenty of trouble along the way I thought Dry Skull Dreams you were turning over a new leaf Rissa says to me Trying not to kill people I was but that wasesterday Today with the whole captured and drugged thing I m feeling pretty aggro Rissa gestures to Aaron like there s nothing she can do I loved the girl gang Sure they have some issues but once they learn to trust each other a little Rissa and Maggie make an awesome team and Ben is a ton of fun and trouble as well In this new world My Names Friday you just never know what kind of trouble or helpou are going to run into Between compounds offering human body parts to the highest bidder casino s housing forgotten gods Coyote lurking around somewhere and the White Locust and his people there is trouble around every corner as the girl gang opens up even of this world to the readerI definitely enjoyed this book even than the first RR s writing has much improved and the pacing is on point Trail of Lightning felt a little choppy in places but Storm of Locusts never did and I really loved how she is able to bring the Indian culture to live in this book I m very much looking forward to the next book of the series especially after what the very last chapter revealedCultural Diversity Note I m not a huge reader of books with Indian culture in them and the few I have read have always seemed a little bashing of other cultures sometimes and some left a bad taste in mouth But I really like how RR is able to bring the beauty and wonder of the culture and native American mythos to life in a very positive and way that doesn t discount the past but also doesn t dwell on it Narration I m so glad I got this one on Audio The Indian names are words I d have no real hope
Of Pronouncing Even Close Topronouncing even close to they are so I definitely appreciate Tanis Parenteau s ability to bring those characters and the culture of the book to life I feel like she also captured the tonefeel of every character in her performanceListen to a clip 45 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum ve been running around for the whole of last The Gate of Heaven year telling anyone who would listen that Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse is bar one the best thing to happen to urban fantasy inears To say I was excited to read the seuel is an understatement And now that I ve read it I am pleased to report that the highly anticipated Storm of Locusts like its predecessor was just as fun and action packed while still managing to feel new and breath Not uite as good as the first book but still a uick read The usual urban fantasy trigger warnings of threat of rape torture and violence This also has some bug stuff so if Tutoring Lady Jane you are scared of locusts this isn t forou Read for the 2019 WBTM Diversity Reading Challenge a book written by an indigenousNative American authorI m going to steal a line commonly used by professional book critics from prestigious magazines all over the world here THIS BOOK IS SO BADASSBeside being gloriously badass Storm of Locusts also does what so many second installments in a series can t uite manage to do be a better book than it s predecessor And I m not saying it only because I had the distinct if only slightly self centered impression that Roanhorse reached over and rummaged into my soul to find that my inmost desire was to read a story about a motley female crew riding guns ablazing through a dangerous apocalyptic wasteland there s also a moody cat riding shotgun in a sidecar wasteland there s also a moody cat riding shotgun in a sidecar I totally feel like I haven t had enough of those in my life up until now following a thin lead about kidnapped comrades Allen in with a mysterious cult led by a figure out of Navajo legend called the White Locust The Goodacres are convinced that Kai’s a true believer but Maggie suspects there’s to Kai’s new faith than meets the eye She vows to track down the White Locust then rescue Kai and make things right between themHer search leads her beyond the Walls of Dinétah and straight into the horrors of the Big Water world outsid. Second instalment in this Native American inspired post apocalyptic fantasy series I didn t find this own uite as effective as the first in part because the first was really driven by a lot of chewy interpersonal relationships whereas this was of a uest story zooming from place to place plus Maggie feels a lot powerful with her new lightning sword and very few bad effects from using her clan powers and her new relationships with friends are all positive The stakes weren t as high basically and the feel of the story warmer and this may be exactly what a lot of people are looking for right now in fantasy in which case leap on it It s a super vividly realised world and the concepts are amazing and inventive This would be
a superhero movie I d watch the hell out of I have to ask though WTF issuperhero movie I d watch the hell out of I have to ask though WTF is the blurb that s just a synopsis of the story including a spoiler I m just a five fingered girl and I need other people Maggie has come a long way since the beginning of A trail of lightening She has found acceptance friendship and love The magic and clan powers continue to be uniue and different and we find out about the Sixth World The book is well set up for the next in series Great read DamnRebecca Roanhorse does not pull any punches From the very first page I was hooked again and her story keeps its relentless pace until the very end while still spending enough time with the characters for them to develop and for the scenes to hit the emotional notes they are supposed to hit This was uite simply incredible Now I know I am far from an impartial judge given that the first book in the series reignited my love for Urban Fantasy but believe me when I tell ou that this second book was even better than the first and seriously impressivePicking back up a few weeks after the events of the first book this book delivers on all the promise Roanhorse s world showed I adore the matter of factness of a world not based on the usual fantasy fair but thoroughly different Roanhorse trusts her non Native readers to figure out stuff on their own in a way that I found refreshing and I am sure for Native readers this book delivers on a whole different level The worldbuilding is as intricate and immersive as before and this time around I thought the characters were eually interesting I loved the addition of Ben who brings out a side of Maggie we hadn t seen before in a way that made her well rounded while not changing anything about what we knew of her something that I find particularly intriguing in books I loved the way in which Rissa and Maggie dealt with their complicated relationship and I loved the themes of found family obviously Kai is not my favourite but even he got some really brilliant scenesI thought that Roanhorse impressively plays with themes of agency and scenesI thought that Roanhorse impressively plays with themes of agency and in a way that makes me very excited to see where this story goes next I am a big fan of stories that ruminate on the role of human action in worlds dominated by gods and big fan of stories that ruminate on the role of human action in worlds dominated by gods and gives the reader just enough of a glimpse of what is et to come that I am beyond thrilled by the direction she chose to take her storyI always find reviews of five star books difficult without falling back onto superlatives but I really loved this in a way I haven t loved very many books this American Poetry year Ifou like fantasy at all I urge ou to check out this seriesYou can find this review and other thoughts on books on my blog Why did I read Trail of Lightning as soon as it came out and not wait for the seuel WHY DID I DO THIS TO MYSELFA Because it Roanhorse doesn t fail to entertain again This Urban Fantasy has uickly become one of my go to sources for popcorn fiction It has everything I really love A much uniue setting than I usually get reminding me of all my old stomping grounds where I used to grow up Well before the coastlines altered and the earthuakes took down the cities and the plagues wiped out everyone else anyway This is exciting entertaining full of gods of native persuasion and some really funky cool happenings What could I want in a popcorn fiction Come on Coyote let s throw a wrench at something This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart Your fame Godslayer precedes ou That name again Where did A Sixpenny Christmas you hear that name I ask On the tongue of a dying angel from the mouth of a storm king It is known Storm of Locusts is the second book of the Sixth World series following and starts about a month after Trail of Lightning ends Maggie has been trying to keep busy working with the Thirsty Boys and hanging out with Tah waiting for Kia She hasn t seen him hasn t talked to him and has no idea how he is doing she also doesn t know if he forgives her after the events of the last book Waiting is hardBut Maggie isn t a damsel just waiting on Mr Right to come along so she is keeping busy and there seems to be a new crazy in The Sixth World by the name of Gideon He is the called. It’s been four weeks since the bloody showdown at Black Mesa and Maggie Hoskie Diné monster hunter is trying to make the best of things Only her latest bounty hunt has gone sideways she’s lost her only friend Kai Arviso and she’s somehow found herself responsible for a girl with a strange clan powerThen the Goodacre twins show up at Maggie’s door with the news that Kai and theoungest Goodacre Caleb have ,