Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Blog Tour: I, Kwan by K. Hippolite #Review

Retrofuturistic DieselPunk
Date Published: April 4, 2014

For over a thousand years, a powerful oligarchy known as the Worldwide Order of Lightnings has oppressed us. With the help of the prying eyes of the chronomancers, the Lightnings have torn us from our homes; have forced us to do their bidding; have stripped us of our rights, even our names.

I have spent my life in hiding. Please understand that an unrated telepath like me is a commodity, not a person. If it s not the thought-police come to call on me, it s the Lightnings, or worse, a suitor who won t accept no as an answer.

Peace. Security. Love. They all elude me. When I manage to grasp a little of them in my shaking hands, they are all but snatched away by outside powers beyond my control. My heart groans with black tears from all this folly.


My Review
K. Hippolite has a unique way of telling a story, it took me a bit to get used to it and sometimes it felt a bit disjointed, but overall it was a solid read. 

Characterization is always the driving point of a novel for me. Kwan is such a complex character and she really comes through the pages and into the readers mind. Her actions/motives were interesting to unravel throughout the novel. 

This collection started on a high note, even though I was trying to understand the ins and outs of the world and the characters it was really well done and had plenty to keep my attention. Something about the last 2 parts were a little less magnetic. Overall I really did enjoy reading about Kwan.

K. Hippolite

1 comment:

  1. Kwan's a challenging person to keep up with. Right from page one she was daring me to write her properly. As for characterization, I think Hattie and Dodger kind of stole what was supposed to be her show :/