Review: Rapture

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Rapture (Bel Dame Apocrypha, #3)Rapture by Kameron Hurley

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I wrote a lengthy review but Goodreads ate it, so to sum up…

Rapture is more of the same as in the previous books, but in a wider scope. We get tantalizing looks at Umayma’s forgotten past, new nations, new enemies and dangers. It seems a bit odd to introduce so many elements so late in the game, especially since we only get a couple encounters with them before closure, … (Read more)

Review: Infidel

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Infidel (Bel Dame Apocrypha, #2)Infidel by Kameron Hurley

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I liked Infidel better than the first book, possibly because the world and the characters were already established, which helped push the plot along faster and with less distractions (and trips to the dictionary). Maybe also because I got a little less squeamish about all the bug-based technology.

Being a middle book, is it true that the more things seemed to have changed, the more they stay the same. Nyx … (Read more)

Review: God’s War

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God's WarGod’s War by Kameron Hurley

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I’m conflicted about rating this book. One one side, the writing is fluid and the worldbuilding is spectacular: the middle-eastern/Islamic cultures are well rounded and believable, and there is no dumbing down for the Western reader (if you don’t know what a dhoti or a burnous is, get ready to google a lot in the first few chapters; also, a bel dame is not a French pretty woman); and … (Read more)