Unraveling (Kindle)

The hero of Karen Lord s notty and sometimes confounding fantasy thriller is Miranda a therapist pulled out of time and into a labyrinthine netherworld to help solve a series of murders that baffles the gods themselves The title of Lord s novel is appropriate the drawback being that the story unravels a bit too methodically and deliberately The characters human and god are appealing Miranda brings a surprising amount of consideration to her role in these events even as she is unceremoniously hijacked into service The Trickster too makes an interesting companion and foil On the downside we get way too deep into #the book before a genuine antagonist shows up #book before a genuine antagonist shows up while the conclusion was satisfying enough the trip there was too circuitous to fully captivate this reader Apparently this book isn t really a standalone it s a sort of continuation of one of the author s other stories and it really showed I don t hate stories that don t reveal a lot but this book took that to another level It was so needlessly confusing that I had no idea what was happening for most of the story The reader is just dropped into this world with no explanation of what s happening and it never becomes clearer I never connected with any of the characters because of that either This was just a bad reading experience and not one that I d recommend I ll be honest I finished Unraveling by Karen Lord weeks ago but have not had the energy or desire to write this review Unfortunately it was weeks ago but have not had the energy or desire to write this review Unfortunately it was arduous read for me I had to force myself to pick it up and often found my mind wandering while I read it When I finally did finish it the only emotion I felt was relief Unraveling is a classic example of very fascinating concepts that just never came together Unraveling is a murder mystery steeped in Caribbean folklore It begins with a forensic psychologist believing a series of ritualistic murders had just been solved But after a near death experience she is intercepted by two demi god brothers who "reveal the true iller has not been caught So they guide "the true iller has not been caught So they guide through labyrinths in a netherworld so she can travel through the past present and future and solve the case And there are angels and undying people and amulets Or at least I think that is what it s about I don t really Prisoner of Midnight know The story jumps around in time perspective and reality so often and without explanation that I felt I was traveling my own labyrinth just trying to decipher what in the hell was going on I m not saying it s bad for a book to be complex or take some work to unpack but the reward better be worth it and this one just wasn t Though unraveling pun intended the serpentine narrative was very difficult the book wasn t all pain The writing was often beautiful Especially in Lord s descriptions of the demi gods and angel she really captures an otherworldly uality of these charactersMy main issue is that the book is marketed as a standalone fantasy novel It wasn t until I did a little research that I found out that it takes place in the same world as Lord s previous book Redemption in Indigo 2010 Even many characters and overarching concepts are introduced in the previous book Though the story of Unraveling is standalone the reader is expected to have this previously acuired information In fantasysci fi an understanding of the world is vital for comprehension and enjoymen. In this standalone fantasy novel by an award winning author the dark truth behind a string of unusual murders leads to an otherworldly exploration of spirits myth and memory steeped in Caribbean storytellingDr Miranda Ecouvo forensic therapist of the City just helped put a serialiller behind bars But she soon discovers that her investigation into seven unusual ,


Structure is gorgeously complicated as Miranda and the undying move in and out of timelines and imagined physical spaces Very little of the plot actually takes place in the real world and the timeline meanders into the memories of various minor characters loops back on itself to see events play out again in a different way and never manages to resemble anything close to linear We re always grounded by Miranda Chance or the Trickster s perspectives which BOSH!: The Cookbook: Simple Recipes. Amazing Food. All Plants. keeps the novel from becoming too confusing Again it s theind of book that rewards patience and reuires some thinking on the part of the reader to weave the many threads together into something intelligibleI m new to Lord s fiction but I admire the restraint in her writing style Her subject matter is complicated and it would have been very easy for the language to be similarly complicated which would likely render the novel utterly incoherent Instead the sentences themselves are clear and straightforward I might not understand why things are happening but I pretty much always new what was happening weird as it might be I would encourage readers who want to experiment with nonlinear views of time and space to give it Try Because On The because on the it s pretty accessible In addition it also presents Caribbean culturemythology which is a nice change from AmericanEuropean fantasyOn an intellectual level the novel has a lot of impact On an emotional one it fails to hit any sort of mark Chance and the Trickster are uniue and interesting I admire Miranda s faltering when confronted with harrowing experiences and her ultimate grit in facing them down The characters are compelling but they re typically not moving I never felt a connection to them or to anything that was happening and it s my sense that the book holds readers at a distance Similarly while I felt I understood most of what had happened I was less clear on what exactly I was supposed to take from that It s not that Every Novel Needs A novel needs a but if Unraveling has one I have no idea what it is I d be open to reading of Lord s fiction in the future and possibly revisiting this book to see if I can get a better sense of its overall theme I ve certainly never read anything else like itI review regularly at brightbeautifulthingstumblrcom I m with the other reviewers on this one it s a fantastic concept and there are marvelous threads in the story but unraveling them no pun intended proved to be a LOT of work There are some highly intriguing and original ideas here and th I would like to rename this book to Unrevealing I chose to read this book because my library app advertised this book as one of the new additions to the library s collection and I thought that it would be fun for once to read a book just because it looked interesting without any background information Guess the old saying about judging a book by its cover holds true I guess the author wrote this because she has been contemplating Christian theology and somehow created this book based on that But don t worry she doesn t come to any conclusions or if she does I didn t get them She doesn t even provoke you to think about uestions concerning Christian theology or if she tried to then she missed the mark at least with me The only uestion you are left with is what did I just read what does it mean Thankfully the language she uses. Ther Miranda Chance and the Trickster must travel through conjured mazes following threads of memory to locate the shadowy iller As they journey deeper they discover even uestions that will take pain and patience to answer What is the price of power Where is the path to redemption And how can they stop the man or monster who would ill the innocent to live foreve. T of the story so I feel like reading Unraveling without reading the previous book set me up for failure Maybe that s why I was book set me up for failure Maybe that s why I was lost Or maybe it was just an overly complex book with interesting concepts that just never came to fruition Daw Books provided me a copy of the book for honest review I am not going to lie but I don t now the author so I picked this book only by looking at the cover page which seemed to me very intriguing It s a big maze with an eye in the middle The main characters Dr Miranda Ecouvo and two brothers Chance and Trickster have to go through the maze and solve complicated puzzles in order to catch a iller or rather confirmed that Walther Grey Butcher of the City illed and mutilated 7 victims I couldn t get into the book on the beginning but when I did I couldn t stop It s difficult reading and needs a lot of attention because scenes change very uickly but it s rewarding on the end There is a lot of characters throughout the book so if someone likes challenging reading I recommend this one Thank you to First to Read and publisher for a free copy in exchange for an honest review I m not entirely sure what I read A story of a serial iller a forensic therapist and a pair of brothers Ajit and Chance one a Trickster the other who is sort of human and sort of undying A story also of angels and of a powerful being who can make undying individuals and can separate a less powerful being than her into undying and humanMiranda the therapist is pulled into the oddest investigation she s ever been on by Chance who takes her thr 25 stars it was confusing and I sort of got the hang of the story but something still was holding me back from liking it I will have to revisit this one and see if I change my mind NOW AVAILABLE if you re going to read ONE african mythology infused fantasy novel with magical portals bloody dismemberments shapeshifting immortal beings and a murder mystery I received a free e ARC through First to Read from the publishers at Penguin Random House Trigger warnings death child death body horror dismemberment severe injury violence blood spidersDr Miranda Ecouvo is a forensic therapist who helps people who have witnessed violent crime unravel the truth about what they ve seen She s coming off one of the most gruesome cases The City has seen lately a ritual murderer who dismembers one of the most gruesome cases The City has seen lately a ritual murderer who dismembers victims and eeps their body parts However when she s visited by Chance and the Trickster two brother undying she realizes that the murders may have been instigated by something other than human The three of them follow the memories of various people involved in the case bending both space and time in the hopes that they can get close enough to the real iller to discover their identity and stop them before they complete the ritual and become immortalThis is one of the weirdest books in recent memory We re dropped abruptly into the story with little explanation into the plot or the world While Unraveling claims to be a stand alone fantasy novel I ind of wish I had read Lord s Redemption in Indigo first if only to familiarize myself with the characters and the world building That being said the plot itself is stand alone and it s entirely possible to read it on its own provided that readers are patient and don t mind having all their uestions answered immediately if everThe. Urders is not yet complete A near death experience throws her out of time and into a realm of labyrinths and spirits There she encounters brothers Chance and the Trickster who have an otherworldly interest in the seemingly mundane crimes from her filesIt appears the true mastermind behind the murders is still on the loose chasing a myth to achieve immortality Toge.

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  1. says: Unraveling (Kindle) Karen Lord â 2 Download

    Unraveling (Kindle) NOW AVAILABLE if you’re going to read ONE african mythology infused fantasy novel with magical portals bloody dismemberments shapeshifting immortal beings and a murder mystery that throws you in the middle of its world with zero regard for your comfort probably read Black Leopard Red Wolf that’s glib but the comparison is worth mentioning i love marlon james and i’m willing to work for his ‘catch me if you can

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    Unraveling (Kindle) Read & download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free â Karen Lord Summary Unraveling I am not going to lie but I don’t know the author so I picked this book only by looking at the cover page which seemed to me very intriguing It’s a big maze with an eye in the middle The main characters Dr Miranda Ecouvo and two brothers Chance and Trickster have to go through the maze and solve complicated

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    Unraveling (Kindle) Karen Lord â 2 Download Read & download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free â Karen Lord The hero of Karen Lord’s knotty and sometimes confounding fantasy thriller is Miranda – a therapist pulled ou

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    Unraveling (Kindle) Karen Lord â 2 Download Summary Unraveling I received a free e ARC through First to Read from the publishers at Penguin Random House Trigger warnings death c

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    Unraveling (Kindle) Summary Unraveling I'm not entirely sure what I read A story of a serial killer a forensic therapist and a pair of brothers Ajit and Chance one a Trickster the other who is sort of human and sort of undying A story also of angels and of a powerful being who can make undying individuals and can separate a less powerful being than her into undying and

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    Unraveling (Kindle) Apparently this book isn’t really a standalone it’s a sort of continuation of one of the author’s other stories and it really showed I don’t hate stories that don’t reveal a lot but this book took that to another level It w

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    Karen Lord â 2 Download Unraveling (Kindle) I'm with the other reviewers on this one it's a fantastic concept and there are marvelous threads in the story but unraveling them no pun intend

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    Unraveling (Kindle) 25 stars it was confusing and I sort of got the hang of the story but something still was holding me back from liking it I will have to revisit this one and see if I change my mind

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    Summary Unraveling Karen Lord â 2 Download Read & download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free â Karen Lord I’ll be honest I finished “Unraveling” by Karen Lord weeks ago but have not had the energy or desire to wr

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    Unraveling (Kindle) I would like to rename this book to Unrevealing I chose to read this book because my library app advertised this book as one of the new additions to the library's collection and I thought that it would be fun for once to read a book just because it looked interesting without any background information Guess the old saying

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