Peace // Glasgow
qotd: “Because my mother taught me that, in spite of everything, I must choose goodness” — @marielubooks
𝐑𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
at this point i’ll read anything marie lu writes because her young adult novels are THAT good. she has never disappointed and skyhunter might be my favorite work of hers yet! i nearly read the whole book in one sitting because of the wonderfully crafted world building and how attached i became to the characters.
i think what i appreciated most is that the main character Talin relies upon sign language to communicate, which provides representation for people who may identify as having the same dis/ability. she did not let her lack of physical voice prevent her from serving as a striker for Mara. in addition, Talin faces a lot of hardships for being a part of a minority group and a refugee. she was looked down upon because of her skin color which made her all the more real. i love that marie lu found a way to touch upon racial prejudice in her sci-fi / dystopian novel because it is important to start generating discussions about these issues in our current society.
the slow burn, enemies to lovers trope worked well in this fast-paced, action packed story. as a person who typically looks for romance in their books, i did not mind that the romance was subtle.
the well-developed, diverse characters and the addicting storyline made skyhunter one of my favorite reads in 2020 and i CANNOT wait for the second book in this duology to come out this year! i already made sure to preorder a copy because that cliffhanger at the end left me begging for more. PLEASE read this one if you haven’t already!
The Swing of Uncertainty
(Pictured: Light Pendulum Oscillation by Peter Keetman.)
Certainty is a form of a bad faith.
Uncertainty helps keep our concepts open to constant refinement
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La contadina Tirolese.
Sculptur by Sandro Scalet (TN).