Thank you, Kieran Culkan. Why would I ever doubt her? It's a creative story that pulled me in from the beginning. When Akiva began to do the same thing ie. In the synopsis of Daughter of Smoke and Bone, it tells you that this is a story about how a "demon" falls in love with an "angel. I loved this book so much! I love the characters, both main and secondary, I love the world-building, and the romance is simply fantastical.
She meets them in her strange teeth-collecting errands whenever she's summoned by Brimstone, a beast who has been a father figure to her as long as she can remember. Maybe I'm just a cruel, violent, person, but no. I had so many ups and downs reading this book, ranging from pages and pages and pages of complete disinterest in the beginning, to complete enjoyment in the new type of fantasy world described, to utter boredom in the flashback scenes. Even Chad's family are a different indeterminate species to the rest of the cast and resemble rodents of some kind but again, this isn't questioned and is more a source of Furry Confusion for the audience than anything. That's what I love most about Laini Taylor , there's a sense in each of her novels that she mulled over every sentence and made it the best it could possibly be. This is actually the gritty prequel for Toy Story. When Akiva began to do the same thing ie.
The green balloon escapes from grandma while the children are visiting the Museum of Fine Arts causing a series of mishaps around Boston. Everything seems to indicate that the pig was another adventurer who just happened to be caught in the same trap, came out as a pig and was looking for help. Uniqua from The Backyardigans. Informizely customer feedback surveys. A secret experiment turned superhero, Magic Pickle does battle with his arch foes, the Brotherhood of Evil Produce. Yawn, yawn, yawn, yawn.
The Dodgeball Chronicles by Frank Cammuso. The chimaeras who raised Karou were one of my favorite parts of this book. In that review I rant about how great story ideas are squandered away. I can't say that I admire that much, and I do think it's possible to write an open-ended conclusion in a way that doesn't feel like you've been That scene where they fly in the sky in front of a whole crowd and they get away with saying it was just a theatrical trick, well