30 Day Book Challenge // 29

A book you hated.

Among Others | Jo WaltonAmong Others by Jo Walton.

This book is about a fifteen year old girl who gets sent to a boarding school after the death of her twin. It was advertised as being a sci-fi/ fantasy novel, and while it did have some elements of magic in it. It was basically the story of a young girl reading science fiction books then going to a book club and talking about them.

I didn’t exactly hate this book, but I was massively disappointed with it. I love science fiction/ fantasy and many people have said how great this book is. It even won this years Nebula and Hugo award. But I thought there would be more to this book.

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5 Responses to “30 Day Book Challenge // 29”

  1. cannibell

    I’ve never heard of this one before, but it sounds as if, based on everything you’d heard about it, you were expecting a different book than the one you actually ended up reading. I wonder if you came back to it in a couple of years, you would think differently about it.

    • bluchickenninja

      It may have been I expected something else but the cover made a big deal about the magical aspect of the book. However I can’t check as I recently donated it to a charity shop.

      I originally found it in a bookstore and it had one of those little cards on the shelf with a review on it, and that mentioned the magical aspect too. It was only when I started reading the book where I found out that most of the book was about the girl reading sci-fi. It was very strange.

  2. Ann

    I really loved her The King’s Peace and The King’s Name, but I haven’t read this one. I read the blurb on the dust jacket and it just didn’t catch my interest.

  3. RobinLK

    Wow! I’m impressed with your dedication to read SO many books. Phew! I’m a Need to Know reader and unabashed nonfiction junkie. 😉 Read on, fellow blogger! 🙂


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