It's been a while since I've done a book review, that doesn't mean I haven't been reading I've just been reading a multitude of books and finding in hard to finish one.
All The Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders was a really interesting read. A combination of sci-fi and fantasy that takes the reader through the scenic route of intertwining moments of Patricia and Laurence's lives as they are children, then young adults, and then adults. The dialogue is quippy and smart and the world was a bit like ours but more dire.
It was a good read. 4/5 Stars.
A novel about the end of the world--and the beginning of our future
Childhood friends Patricia Delfine and Laurence Armstead didn't expect to see each other again, after parting ways under mysterious circumstances during high school. After all, the development of magical powers and the invention of a two-second time machine could hardly fail to alarm one's peers and families.
But now they're both adults, living in the hipster mecca of San Francisco, and the planet is falling apart around them. Laurence is an engineering genius who's working with a group that aims to avert catastrophic breakdown through technological intervention into the changing global climate. Patricia is a graduate of Eltisley Maze, the hidden academy for the world's magically gifted, and works with a small band of other magicians to secretly repair the world's ever-growing ailments. Little do they realize that something bigger than either of them, something begun years ago in their youth, is determined to bring them together--to either save the world, or plunge it into a new dark ages.
A deeply magical, darkly funny examination of life, love, and the apocalypse.