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    It’s 3 amYou hear a noise downstairsYou go to investigateIt’s me sitting at your kitchen tableI ask you to sit downSlowly reluctantly you doI draw in a small sharp breath and start telling you how the thought of this book still stirs such a storm in me—a thousand smithereens of joy and yearning and grief—all of it seething and bleeding and writhing How the story settled like sediment in my mind and how it was days before I could pull my senses home to my body—most of them at least Enough to stop the spinning and bail out the excess feeling that threatened otherwise to capsize me“What’s the book about?” you may askRoger and Dodger have hidden their secret for so long and worked so hard to be normal but now the truth lay all around them in crimson arcs of gore written out across the groundBut you need context So let’s try the ending again writ seuentiallyGreed lies beneath all our ugliest transactions Roger and Dodger are the product of an alchemist’s covetous desire to make the universe yield to his sounding by controlling the elemental forces of creation His name is James Reed and he’s been trying for over a hundred years to follow his master’s teachings and harness a universal concept called the Doctrine of Ethos—by splitting it into a pair of kneadable human bodies one of whom is endowed with an extraordinary deftness for math and the other an extraordinary dexterity for languageEver since Roger had heard Dodger’s voice in his head as clearly as if an unseen person had pronounced the words he’d stumbled onto something that refused to be believed Roger has a twin whose name rhymes with his own and they can communicate via uantum entanglement Their situation was one they drew consolation from as they marveled at it But things were seldom that simple When the artfully placed leaves blow away revealing the shining jaws of the trap beneath their amazement slips taking on an unfamiliar uncomfortable form And the Roger and Dodger fight against their destiny they only draw it tightly around their throatsJames Reed had cast the shining snare long before Roger and Dodger knew about each other and it is closing and they will be caught“ There is so much blood” It's uite a fitting opening sentence for a novel steeped in the eventuality of menaceMcGuire knows how to hold the reader spellbound Her storytelling has its own energy and speed; it brings the tale into the room with its dark and its chill I resented spending time away from the novel Like Dodger’s voice it seemed to call to me like a faint heartbeat insistent and persuasive Yet I did not really chase after explanations snatch at reasons or make effortful attempts to connect thoughts Instead reading Middlegame was like being caught in a current drifting along with the river's twists and turns I simply waited with a mounting thrill of consternation and exhilaration until the conclusion that had been inexorably readying itself in the depths came to the surface I must warn you however that this book isn't short on misery tragedy or violence Darkness is served up deliciously in this novel and a tendril of fear for the characters often curled in my belly But fear not there is a happy ending Perhaps uncertain than happy In any case the world will eventually run at its own pace againMiddlegame is also a complex intricate clockwork of a story But the novel's structure is a tricky one and our dauntless heroes aren't the only ones destined to get their heads turned around here The concepts in this book come fast thick and tangled seeming at first dreamy and obscure like a sentence half translated into a new language It’s the kind of tangle that you could easily make worse in your efforts to straighten things out The past and the present often touch and overlap and the story makes abrupt jumps ahead in time in sometimes illuminating sometimes disconcerting or confusing ways But McGuire supports all of that mind twisting theory with deeply empathetic characters and even when the novel lags the clarity of her prose and keenness of her dialogue slice throughIn the end this is a book that convinces and compels—it is genuinely unlike anything that I've ever read and altogether triumphantBut what holds steady throughout the novel is how expertly balanced the pursuit of plot is with the pursuit of characterization I am a reader who leans towards character driven stories and to my delight Dodger and Roger form the thread that holds the beads of this novel together McGuire has given us a mind constellating peek behind the workings of the universe then distilled it into a uiet intimate tale of twin siblings who separated by miles and decades have constructed between them a sense of unaccustomed security as impressive as a moated castle but they alone knew how flimsy it really wasSee Dodger and Roger were two sides of a single coin that could be thrown in the air and land on either side They were uantum tangled twins each a presence that surrounded the other and protected them and was no less real for being—for years—invisible The irony is as hard and cold as ax fall for their entanglement often only sharpened the hardship of their existenceMiddlegame takes readers through a journey of their obsessive years of curiosity of waiting for their destiny to reveal its staggering answer to them then the years of loss and confusion when the blunted edges of their relationship had suddenly become cut throat sharp threatening to slip and slice them both if not handled with care then the years of revelation when Dodger and Roger realize that their center of gravity have immutably shifted from being one of one—alone apart—to being half of something that would crumble if either side were cut awayI felt such a keen sense of connection with the characters With Dodger who could sense numbers and see their path in her mind as though they were right there waiting to resolve like a kaleidoscope in need of turning Dodger who feels losses most keenly whose mind was a torment and whose chest was hinged like a gate and she had simply never noticed until Roger had spoken the word sister and filled an empty place inside her With Roger to whom words were like a drumbeat constantly pulling at his pulse Roger who understood the torment in Dodger’s eyes and carried it with him down the long roads of his life who was always too acutely aware of how porous is the line that separated them Such a current of love and rage and resentment ran between Roger and Dodger that at times the novel felt colored by it while all else was drowned and forgottenSiblings huh?I falter into a cutting silenceWell I’ve taken too many moments of your timeI press the book into your handsJust trust me✨ wishlist ✨ blog ✨ twitter ✨ tumblr ✨


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    This synopsis had been taunting me for months It's honestly just so well written I can barely stand it For some reason I was hella nervous to actually get into this book This was my first Seanan McGuire outside of one of my favourite series of all time The Wayward Children books and I figured there's no way I could TRULY love an adult fantasy novel about scienceand godsright?But slap my ass and call me Judy if this isn't one of my new favourite books of all time I have an inkling this isn't going to be for everyone I must admit It was my perfect brand of weird and her writing is so addictive and alsoaccessible? But this isn't a genre actuallywhat even subgenre does this fall into I ever readso those well versed in this alchemical mythological SFF shit could find something lacking for all I know But to me it was flawlessRoger and Dodger are precious cinnamon buns who must be protected at all costs How Seanan McGuire manages to keep things fast paced fun and totally otherworldlybut then throws in some Real Life Shit is inspired There were scenes right from the jump that almost had me in tearsAlso the opening scene is Five minutes too late thirty seconds from the end of the world And I mean with a start like that what could go wrong? Please go pre order this so she writes a seuel


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    “They grew up sort of weird and sort of wonderful and they found each other and lost each other over and over again But this time when they found each other they came as close as they could to the Impossible City They walked the length of the improbable road and the girl wrote down everything she knew about the universe and the boy read it all aloud and everything was okay” Going into Middlegame I don't think I actually considered that I might not like it It didn't seem possible I have given five stars to all the four books I've read in McGuire's Wayward Children series and I just assumed this would be an obvious five star love you forever kind of read I actually feel bad saying this but this was not my kind of book at all There was a lot of stopping and starting in my attempts to read this book which have been going on for weeks I guess I just don’t enjoy being this confused for so long and receiving so little explanation for anything The Wayward Children series is exactly my brand of atmospheric fairy tale weirdness but this was a completely different kind of weird A dense sci fi novel that was at least 200 pages too long for meI found it frustrating and confusing one of those books where I was kept in the dark for so long that my attention was waning Trying to stay invested when I had no idea where it was going or what uestions I needed to be asking was hard work And so much feels unanswered While I’m sure this is wholly intentional it didn’t uite work for me I was left with the unsatisfying feeling that I never fully got itThere's a lot of repetition too Roger and Dodger are experiment twins he a word genius she a math genius separated after birth and placed with adoptive parents They discover each other through a psychic link lose each other find each other again Little is happening during these psychic encounters Alongside this we get the perspective of James Reed an alchemist who wishes to use Roger and Dodger to get to the Impossible City Unfortunately I felt zero emotional connection to these charactersThough this is supposed to be a math and logic based sci fi it is strange how very little is explained The lack of details made it hard to picture and suspend disbelief for I struggled to understand the motivations of Reed or how he really planned to accomplish his ambitions The Impossible City is just a cool sounding name being thrown around without explanationProbably my favourite parts were the nods to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz which I thought were clever But overall this book was for a reader very different from myself I know McGuire also writes under her Mira Grant pseudonym but I'm starting to think she might actually be several different people in one because all her books are so different I mean it as a compliment Middlegame wasn't my cup of tea but it's pretty impressive to have so many different tricks up one's sleeveCW Attempted suicideBlog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube


  4. says:

    I admire the ambition and creativity with this story but unfortunately I couldn't find myself attached to any of the characters and the stakes and often found the writing to be convoluted and scattered


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    My mind has officially meltedWhat is Middlegame you ask?Honestly I'm not uite sureI stared at the wall for a good 20 minutes after I turned the last page just contemplating words and life What a freaking achievement for Seanan McGuire?A tour de force of Science Fiction Expertly crafted from start to finish in order to make you feel like the secrets of the universe are about to be revealed There are so many intriguing concepts in Middlegame the narrative is so vast following our two main characters Roger and Dodger from the time they are children up through adulthoodI can't lie It's a challenging read but so worth the effort You shouldn't be multi tasking whilst reading this It needs deserves your full attentionThis gave me Dark Tower vibes a huge positive in how prodigious and all consuming the narrative was I absolutely adore McGuire's writing Each and every word carefully selected and placed where it would be most effectiveI am really excited for people to read this I am so interested to see what others think I know it will not be for everyone but I also feel a lot of people will be as impressed as I wasAt this point I will read anything ANYTHING that Seanan McGuire writes She is a giftThank you so much to the publisher Tor for providing me with an early copy to read and review I certainly feel blessed to have received it I appreciate the opportunity and know it will be a huge success


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    The author really has a knack for creating interesting worlds or powers and characters Siblings linked by uantum entanglement? Powers worthy of gods? Powers linked to language and maths? I was really intrigued Having said that I found myself not caring too much about the direction of this book The world and goal seemed way too vague to me and I had to push myself to finish it as my interest dwindled the further I got into it I gave the audiobook a try and some of the voices were really not pleasant to listen to Not my favorite by her


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    OMG OMG OMG OMGOMGIm not the most religious person but I think I’m about to worship the intelligence evil genius writing skills and visionary creation capabilities of this author I want to read everything the author writes I want to buy us best friends forever bracelets and be the most devoted batshit crazy fanIf you want to completely understand why i gave five stars this book I’m also wearing t shirt printed “Seanan McGuire is the best” like a die hard fan but don’t worry I already ordered it after I read “ Wayward Children” series This book only reminded emphasized me of how much I loved the author’s worksMy last 30 hours’ dialogues or monologues because I mostly made blubbering sounds First 2 hoursMy bestie Ashley Hey are you breathing? You have been frozen at the same position for two hours You okay?I flipped a pageBestie Jesus Christ She moved She’s alive5 hours laterMy husband talking behind gritted teeth Hon you burned our dinnerMe Hmmm My husband It took two hours the firefighters clean the messMe Hmmm I flipped a pageMy husband Production company called you’re 30 pages behind your script Me Hmmm I flipped another pageMy husband And we’re out of ChardonnayI dropped my kindle and began screamingMe NOOOOOOO20 hours laterOther bestie Dolly on the phone So i’m getting a divorce Leaving the countryMe Hummmm I flipped another pageDolly You started reading again right?Me Arrrrrggghhhh I flipped another pageDolly You stopped to go to your EBRA Extreme Book Readers Anonymous meetings Oh no stop it you have one mouth chip One moment without books didn’t kill you You can do it again You’re strong enough Just drop the book down nice and slowI ended the call and flipped another page30 hours laterHusband dearest Hon you didn’t eat you forgot to sleep Neighbors called me to complaint about the smell I think it’s coming from you So I have to do something about itHe poured out a bucket of ice water on me and I wiped my kindle and kept reading I flipped another page and I started to cry because the book is endedSummary If you like gory harsh terrifying but also mind blowing head hurting and entertaining sci fi stories you’re gonna love this book as much as I did


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    In the same ordinary town on the same ordinary street lived two ordinary children who had never uite managed to cross pathsMR HUMPHREY So what was this book about?ME Honestly I couldn't tell you but I loved itMR HUMPHREY MEOk but have you ever read a book that is so intellectually deep and intricately detailed in subject matter that you aren't well versed in that you haven't got the first clue how to explain it to someone else? Honestly that's how I feel about most of Seanan McGuire's books because her writing is so flawlessly executed that we aren't worthy of her stories yet she allows us to read them anyway Even the blurb is fairly cryptic and I think the publisher wisely chose to keep the cards close in hand on this book for the very reason that it's best to go in open minded and ready to be lead by the author hand in hand to The Impossible City Medicine rests upon four pillars philosophy astronomy alchemy and ethics^ That above uote to me sums up what this book is about Insert best SNL Stefan voice This book has everything twins alchemy uantum physics fires Frankenstein creatures MORE FIRES telepathy of sorts a book within a book EVEN MORE FIRES well I think you get the picture Throwing a list of buzz words at you is much easier than trying to explain precisely WHAT this book is and the author even stated in her afterword that her four page pitch of this novel wasn't enough for her agent to get what this book was so she just wrote the damn thing Badass level achieved This book is long friends Please don't let it scare you because i plowed through all roughly 550 pages in 3 days and that's only because I had adulting to do in between The beauty of McGuire's novels are that she takes an idea that seems so far fetched it could never happen and then magically forms it into this ALMOST realistic and very scientific sounding hypothesis that has you googling at midnight wondering if scientists have achieved this level of madness It's safe to say that this book won't be for everybody and will mostly appeal to those looking for a science fiction novel that is heavy on the science side but once again Seanan McGuire ueen of all things intellectually uirky and deliciously bizarre has blown me away Highly recommended for those looking for a challenging read and I mean that as the highest compliment It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is it doesn't matter how smart you are If it doesn't agree with experiment it's wrong Richard Feynman Many thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy via NetGalley


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    This was still a good read but I really am sad I didn't end up loving it RTC 3 Youtube | Instagram | Twitter | Blog | Spotify | TwitchTrigger and Content Warnings for very descriptive gore many scenes with blood depiction murder death drug use seizures cutting attempted suicide overdosing natural disasters earthuakes and loss of loved onesI read this for OWLs Magical Readathon 2020 ⚡Buddy read with Melissa ❤


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    Am I dreaming or am I awake? I don’t know anyIt doesn’t matter Because in either case I’m still forever going to dream about the improbable road to the Impossible City MY MIND IS REELING MY MIND BROKEN


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Does so through the power of mathRoger and Dodger aren’t exactly human though they don’t realise it They aren’t exactly gods either Not entirely Not yetMeet Reed skilled in the alchemical arts like his progenitor before hi. I admire the ambition and creativity with this story but unfortunately I couldn't find myself attached to any of the characters and the stakes and often found the writing to be convoluted and scattered Hyena exactly human though they don’t realise it They aren’t Light in a Dark House (Detective Kimmo Joentaa Book 4) (English Edition) exactly gods Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs either Not The Lost Predator (Primeval, entirely Not yetMeet Reed skilled in the alchemical arts like his progenitor before hi. I admire the ambition and creativity with this story but unfortunately I couldn't find myself attached to any of the characters and the stakes and often found the writing to be convoluted and scattered

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M Reed created Dodger and her brother He’s not their father Not uite But he has a plan to raise the twins to the highest power to ascend with them and claim their authority as his ownGodhood is attainable Pray it isn’t attain. OMG OMG OMG OMGOMGIm not the most religious person but I think I’m about to worship the intelligence evil genius writing skills and visionary creation capabilities of this author I want to read everything the author writes I want to buy us best friends forever bracelets and be the most devoted batshit crazy fanIf you want to completely understand why i gave five stars this book I’m also wearing t shirt printed “Seanan McGuire is the best” like a die hard fan but don’t worry I already ordered it after I read “ Wayward Children” series This book only reminded emphasized me of how much I loved the author’s worksMy last 30 hours’ dialogues or monologues because I mostly made blubbering sounds First 2 hoursMy bestie Ashley Hey are you breathing You have been frozen at the same position for two hours You okayI flipped a pageBestie Jesus Christ She moved She’s alive5 hours laterMy husband talking behind gritted teeth Hon you burned our dinnerMe Hmmm My husband It took two hours the firefighters clean the messMe Hmmm I flipped a pageMy husband Production company called you’re 30 pages behind your script Me Hmmm I flipped another pageMy husband And we’re out of ChardonnayI dropped my kindle and began screamingMe NOOOOOOO20 hours laterOther bestie Dolly on the phone So i’m getting a divorce Leaving the countryMe Hummmm I flipped another pageDolly You started reading again rightMe Arrrrrggghhhh I flipped another pageDolly You stopped to go to your EBRA Extreme Book Readers Anonymous meetings Oh no stop it you have one mouth chip One moment without books didn’t kill you You can do it again You’re strong enough Just drop the book down nice and slowI ended the call and flipped another page30 hours laterHusband dearest Hon you didn’t eat you forgot to sleep Neighbors called me to complaint about the smell I think it’s coming from you So I have to do something about itHe poured out a bucket of ice water on me and I wiped my kindle and kept reading I flipped another page and I started to cry because the book is endedSummary If you like gory harsh terrifying but also mind blowing head hurting and entertaining sci fi stories you’re gonna love this book as much as I did Dear George And Other Stories evil genius writing skills and visionary creation capabilities of this author I want to read Social Creature everything the author writes I want to buy us best friends forever bracelets and be the most devoted batshit crazy fanIf you want to completely understand why i gave five stars this book I’m also wearing t shirt printed “Seanan McGuire is the best” like a die hard fan but don’t worry I already ordered it after I read “ Wayward Children” series This book only reminded Misplaced Loyalty (Meredith & Hodge, emphasized me of how much I loved the author’s worksMy last 30 hours’ dialogues or monologues because I mostly made blubbering sounds First 2 hoursMy bestie Ashley Hey are you breathing You have been frozen at the same position for two hours You okayI flipped a pageBestie Jesus Christ She moved She’s alive5 hours laterMy husband talking behind gritted teeth Hon you burned our dinnerMe Hmmm My husband It took two hours the firefighters clean the messMe Hmmm I flipped a pageMy husband Production company called you’re 30 pages behind your script Me Hmmm I flipped another pageMy husband And we’re out of ChardonnayI dropped my kindle and began screamingMe NOOOOOOO20 hours laterOther bestie Dolly on the phone So i’m getting a divorce Leaving the countryMe Hummmm I flipped another pageDolly You started reading again rightMe Arrrrrggghhhh I flipped another pageDolly You stopped to go to your EBRA Extreme Book Readers Anonymous meetings Oh no stop it you have one mouth chip One moment without books didn’t kill you You can do it again You’re strong A Pocketful of Crows enough Just drop the book down nice and slowI A Love Like Ours ended the call and flipped another page30 hours laterHusband dearest Hon you didn’t Tanduk Menjangan Merah eat you forgot to sleep Neighbors called me to complaint about the smell I think it’s coming from you So I have to do something about itHe poured out a bucket of ice water on me and I wiped my kindle and kept reading I flipped another page and I started to cry because the book is Kingdom Cult of Self endedSummary If you like gory harsh terrifying but also mind blowing head hurting and A Killers Christmas in Wales (Penny Brannigan Mystery entertaining sci fi stories you’re gonna love this book as much as I did

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Meet Roger Skilled with words languages come easily to him He instinctively understands how the world works through the power of storyMeet Dodger his twin Numbers are her world her obsession her everything All she understands she. This synopsis had been taunting me for months It's honestly just so well written I can barely stand it For some reason I was hella nervous to actually get into this book This was my first Seanan McGuire outside of one of my favourite series of all time The Wayward Children books and I figured there's no way I could TRULY love an adult fantasy novel about scienceand godsrightBut slap my ass and call me Judy if this isn't one of my new favourite books of all time I have an inkling this isn't going to be for everyone I must admit It was my perfect brand of weird and her writing is so addictive and alsoaccessible But this isn't a genre actuallywhat even subgenre does this fall into I ever readso those well versed in this alchemical mythological SFF shit could find something lacking for all I know But to me it was flawlessRoger and Dodger are precious cinnamon buns who must be protected at all costs How Seanan McGuire manages to keep things fast paced fun and totally otherworldlybut then throws in some Real Life Shit is inspired There were scenes right from the jump that almost had me in tearsAlso the opening scene is Five minutes too late thirty seconds from the end of the world And I mean with a start like that what could go wrong Please go pre order this so she writes a seuel