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middlegame Middlegame
by Seanan McGuire

Released: 7th May 2019
Keywords: Adult, Sci Fi, Thriller, Urban Fantasy, Time Travel, Violence, Gore

Meet Roger. Skilled with words, languages come easily to him. He instinctively understands how the world works through the power of story.
Meet Dodger, his twin. Numbers are her world, her obsession, her everything. All she understands, she does so through the power of math.
Roger and Dodger aren’t exactly human, though they don’t realise it. They aren’t exactly gods, either. Not entirely. Not yet.
Meet Reed, skilled in the alchemical arts like his progenitor before him. Reed created Dodger and her brother. He’s not their father. Not quite. But he has a plan: to raise the twins to the highest power, to ascend with them and claim their authority as his own.
Godhood is attainable. Pray it isn’t attained.

I had wanted to read Middlegame since it came out last year being a fan of Seanan McGuire’s Wayward Children series and hearing the high praises for this book, I finally picked it up on Kindle when it went on sale and was pretty disappointed.

I think my expectations were so high that I ultimately felt underwhelmed, I did enjoy maybe the first 1/3 of the book but after that I really started to lose interest and connection with the characters and the story. I really enjoyed the parts where the twins were apart and communicating with eachother and some other chapters from Leigh or Erin’s perspectives.

I feel like if the book had been shorter that I would have enjoyed it more but by 85% I resorted to skimming the rest which is never a good sign. I can see how other people may really love this book but it was just not for me.

My rating:

Rating: 3 out of 5.

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