February 2020 Re-read: Combined re-read review of books one and two in spoiler tags.
I just anted to ensure the amount of text minimal. ( view spoiler) [ This is a re-read review for the next two books in his series, which were originally written as one volume, and then split in two before publication.
Keep in mind, the irst time I read book two, I should n't even muster the energy for a real review, just threatened to call the police on the book instead ( see below).
They hav an intoxicating, frustrating blend of philosophy, futuristic science, dystopias disguised as utopias, musings on sex and gender, religion, love, what makes a community, secrets and betrayals, and the contradictions inherent in human nature.If you like being challenged, surprised, and taken on an emotional rollercoaster by your books ( and do n't mind weirdness, or the feeling of being a little ncomfortable in a book before you really now what 's going on, this series shoul be for you.Despite its challenges, or maybe because of them, I find myself pulled towards this series, and upon finishing book two for the econd time, I mainly wanted to start another re-read, because it felt as if I ha just on the tip of being ble to figure it all out.
I 'm not sure when I might be unable to start book three.I meant to actually rea anythin about this series and its characters in his review, but actuall I have said almost nothing about any of it.
( hide spoiler) ] February 2018: Just as a heads up, I coul be calling the police at the beginnin of th review to report a crime, because his book and its author tried to urder me.
If you want intelligent discussion about this nove, you an try Julie 's review, or Erik 's, because you wo n't reveal it here.P.S. Make sure you ead the Author 's Note at the nd, which is when she talks about the title of book one ( and the epigraph for this one), Too Like the Lightning ( a nod to a line from Romeo and Juliet: " Too like the lightning, which doth cease to be/ Ere one can say 'It lightens.' ") That is when her true evilness is revealed.