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Skyward Inn
Skyward Inn | Aliya Whiteley
10 posts | 4 read | 5 to read
Drink down the brew and dream of a better Earth. Skyward Inn, within the high walls of the Western Protectorate, is a place of safety, where people come together to tell stories of the time before the war with Qita. But safety from what? Qita surrendered without complaint when Earth invaded; Innkeepers Jem and Isley, veterans from either side, have regrets but few scars. Their peace is disturbed when a visitor known to Isley comes to the Inn asking for help, bringing reminders of an unnerving past and triggering an uncertain future. Did humanity really win the war?
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shanaqui
Skyward Inn | Aliya Whiteley

This... seems to be getting really weird. I don't think I like it.

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shanaqui
Skyward Inn | Aliya Whiteley

I really don't know what I make of this so far... I inhaled the first 100 pages and then things went a bit weird.

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shanaqui
Skyward Inn | Aliya Whiteley

I thought I'd heard about this one before when I requested it on Netgalley, but now I can't find the review I thought I'd read. Oh well, sounds fun anyway!

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LostInSpace
Skyward Inn | Aliya Whiteley
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Mehso-so

What a strange story.

I put this as a ‘so-so‘ simply because even though it‘s listed as speculative fiction I honestly felt there wasn‘t much meat to the story til the very end.

It follows a family who live in a region where technology has been shunned and the world is colonising a nearby planet called Qita. Although the characters were developed and well written I didn‘t feel much towards any of them.

A vague story, a bizarre ending.

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julesG
Skyward Inn | Aliya Whiteley
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MayJasper You don't look like the Lady Duck of Doom 😊 2y
julesG @MayJasper No, you're right. This review was written by @DuckOfDoom 2y
MayJasper Oh I see 🤭 2y
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julesG
Skyward Inn | Aliya Whiteley
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Half way through the #buddyread.

It might be another of those masterpieces... 😬👀

@DuckOfDoom @Maike

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julesG
Skyward Inn | Aliya Whiteley
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squirrelbrain It is a lovely cover isn‘t it? 2y
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imyril
Skyward Inn | Aliya Whiteley
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Aliya Whiteley has a knack for cutting through to a character‘s feelings, but I‘m struggling to engage with this gorgeous book at the moment. I‘m not in the right headspace to do it justice, so popping it back on the shelf for when I can. Out next week if you‘re looking for haunting SF.

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IReadThereforeIBlog
Skyward Inn | Aliya Whiteley
Mehso-so

Aliya Whiteley‘s SF novel is a quiet, contemplative affair about loneliness, independence and the desire for connection. It‘s tightly written with interesting ideas and Cronenberg-style imagery but the characterisation is too sparse and I needed more from the relationships, notably Jem and Isley as a key revelation should have made Jem reevaluate it. That said, this is a thought-provoking book and I‘d definitely check out Whiteley‘s next novel.

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imyril
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I'll definitely be reading Skyward Inn this month, but what will my #BookSpin read be? I've biased this month's list around overdue ARCs, Goldsboro gems, and shorter reads that have been patiently waiting their turn and are starting to tap their feet at me... can't wait to see what numbers come up!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2y
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