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Readalong Week 4: Any Other Name

Posted June 27, 2016 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in Books / 0 Comments

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Aaaaand after dithering for a while and getting caught up on everyone’s blog posts, I decided to go ahead and just the readalong for the second book in the Split Worlds series by Emma Newman as well. Welcome to another month of readalong questions and speculations!

The Schedule

Week 1: Monday 6th June, Chapters 1-6, hosted by Over The Effing Rainbow
Week 2: Monday 13th June, Chapters 7-13, hosted by x + 1
Week 3: Monday 20th June, Chapters 14-20, hosted by Lynn’s Book Blog
Week 4: Monday 27th June, Chapters 21-End, hosted by The Illustrated Page

The Book

Any Other Name by Emma Newman

Cathy has been reluctantly married into the Iris family and moves to Londinium, the magical Nether reflection of London, setting her on a collision course with the restrictive, high-pressure social circles that demand propriety and obedience, things the vocal and free-spirited Cathy cannot abide. Will, meanwhile, is trying to find a compromise for his new bride, but whispers in his ear are urging him towards dark deeds…

Sam, determined to dive back into the world of Exilium to rescue innocents, crosses paths with Cathy and Max once again as Max and the gargoyle uncover more information about the mysterious Agency and the chain of events that wiped out the Bath Chapter. Sacrifices, terrible deals, and dreadful revelations mark this second installment of Emma Newman’s wondrous Split Worlds series.

The Questions

This week’s questions come courtesy of Sarah from The Illustrated Page and contain spoilers up to the very end of the book.

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Readalong Week 3: Any Other Name

Posted June 20, 2016 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in Books / 0 Comments

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Banner for the SF/F Readalong for Any Other Name by Emma Newman. Banner by Hisham from Hisham El-far’s Bloggy Thing.

Aaaaand after dithering for a while and getting caught up on everyone’s blog posts, I decided to go ahead and just the readalong for the second book in the Split Worlds series by Emma Newman as well. Welcome to another month of readalong questions and speculations!

The Schedule

Week 1: Monday 6th June, Chapters 1-6, hosted by Over The Effing Rainbow
Week 2: Monday 13th June, Chapters 7-13, hosted by x + 1
Week 3: Monday 20th June, Chapters 14-20, hosted by Lynn’s Book Blog
Week 4: Monday 27th June, Chapters 21-End, hosted by The Illustrated Page

The Book

Any Other Name by Emma Newman

Cathy has been reluctantly married into the Iris family and moves to Londinium, the magical Nether reflection of London, setting her on a collision course with the restrictive, high-pressure social circles that demand propriety and obedience, things the vocal and free-spirited Cathy cannot abide. Will, meanwhile, is trying to find a compromise for his new bride, but whispers in his ear are urging him towards dark deeds…

Sam, determined to dive back into the world of Exilium to rescue innocents, crosses paths with Cathy and Max once again as Max and the gargoyle uncover more information about the mysterious Agency and the chain of events that wiped out the Bath Chapter. Sacrifices, terrible deals, and dreadful revelations mark this second installment of Emma Newman’s wondrous Split Worlds series.

The Questions

This week’s questions come courtesy of Lynn from Lynn’s Books and contain spoilers up to chapter 20.

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Readalong Week 2: Any Other Name

Posted June 13, 2016 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in Books / 0 Comments

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Banner for the SF/F Readalong for Any Other Name by Emma Newman. Banner by Hisham from Hisham El-far’s Bloggy Thing.

Aaaaand after dithering for a while and getting caught up on everyone’s blog posts, I decided to go ahead and just the readalong for the second book in the Split Worlds series by Emma Newman as well. Welcome to another month of readalong questions and speculations!

The Schedule

Week 1: Monday 6th June, Chapters 1-6, hosted by Over The Effing Rainbow
Week 2: Monday 13th June, Chapters 7-13, hosted by x + 1
Week 3: Monday 20th June, Chapters 14-20, hosted by Lynn’s Book Blog
Week 4: Monday 27th June, Chapters 21-End, hosted by The Illustrated Page

The Book

Any Other Name by Emma Newman

Cathy has been reluctantly married into the Iris family and moves to Londinium, the magical Nether reflection of London, setting her on a collision course with the restrictive, high-pressure social circles that demand propriety and obedience, things the vocal and free-spirited Cathy cannot abide. Will, meanwhile, is trying to find a compromise for his new bride, but whispers in his ear are urging him towards dark deeds…

Sam, determined to dive back into the world of Exilium to rescue innocents, crosses paths with Cathy and Max once again as Max and the gargoyle uncover more information about the mysterious Agency and the chain of events that wiped out the Bath Chapter. Sacrifices, terrible deals, and dreadful revelations mark this second installment of Emma Newman’s wondrous Split Worlds series.

The Questions

This week’s questions come courtesy of Imyril from X+1 and contain spoilers up to chapter 14.

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Readalong Week 1: Any Other Name

Posted June 6, 2016 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in Books / 0 Comments

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Banner for the SF/F Readalong for Any Other Name by Emma Newman. Banner by Hisham from Hisham El-far’s Bloggy Thing.

Aaaaand after dithering for a while and getting caught up on everyone’s blog posts, I decided to go ahead and just the readalong for the second book in the Split Worlds series by Emma Newman as well. Welcome to another month of readalong questions and speculations!

The Schedule

Week 1: Monday 6th June, Chapters 1-6, hosted by Over The Effing Rainbow
Week 2: Monday 13th June, Chapters 7-13, hosted by x + 1
Week 3: Monday 20th June, Chapters 14-20, hosted by Lynn’s Book Blog
Week 4: Monday 27th June, Chapters 21-End, hosted by The Illustrated Page

The Book

Any Other Name by Emma Newman

Cathy has been reluctantly married into the Iris family and moves to Londinium, the magical Nether reflection of London, setting her on a collision course with the restrictive, high-pressure social circles that demand propriety and obedience, things the vocal and free-spirited Cathy cannot abide. Will, meanwhile, is trying to find a compromise for his new bride, but whispers in his ear are urging him towards dark deeds…

Sam, determined to dive back into the world of Exilium to rescue innocents, crosses paths with Cathy and Max once again as Max and the gargoyle uncover more information about the mysterious Agency and the chain of events that wiped out the Bath Chapter. Sacrifices, terrible deals, and dreadful revelations mark this second installment of Emma Newman’s wondrous Split Worlds series.

The Questions

Spoilers for Chapters 1 through 6 underneath the cut!

Also, this is the “Lynn yells at a lot of characters” edition. It may alternatively be titled “DAMN IT WILL” or “SAM YOU GIT”, please choose as you deem appropriate.

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Readalong Week 4: Between Two Thorns

Posted May 30, 2016 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in Books / 0 Comments

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And we’re back for the last week of the Between Two Thorns readalong. This week the questions are hosted by Lynn from Lynn’s Books and we’re, predictably, at the end! The plot has come together, at least insofar as the plot of a first-in-a-series comes together anyway, and answers have been given. It’s time to see how everything hangs together! (Or is it? Dun dun DUUUUUUUUUN.)

The Schedule

Part 1 – Monday 9th May: Chapters 1-9, hosted by Over The Effing Rainbow
Part 2 – Monday 16th May: Chapters 10-18, hosted by On Starships and Dragonwings
Part 3 – Monday 23rd May: Chapters 19-25, hosted by x + 1
Part 4 – Monday 30th May: Chapters 26-End, hosted by Lynn’s Books

Spoilers for the whole book below the cut!

The Questions

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Readalong Week 3: Between Two Thorns

Posted May 23, 2016 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in Books / 0 Comments

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And we’re back for the second week of the Between Two Thorns readalong. This week the questions are hosted by Imyril from x + 1 and we’re about a third of the way through the book. The plot is becoming clearer and clearer, but the book’s clearly not done surprising us yet!

The Schedule

Part 1 – Monday 9th May: Chapters 1-9, hosted by Over The Effing Rainbow
Part 2 – Monday 16th May: Chapters 10-18, hosted by On Starships and Dragonwings
Part 3 – Monday 23rd May: Chapters 19-25, hosted by x + 1
Part 4 – Monday 30th May: Chapters 26-End, hosted by Lynn’s Books

Spoilers for the first 25 chapters below the cut!

The Questions

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Readalong Week 2: Between Two Thorns

Posted May 16, 2016 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in Books / 0 Comments

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And we’re back for the second week of the Between Two Thorns readalong. This week the questions are hosted by Anya from On Starships and Dragonwings and we get to roughly the half-way point. The plot is picking up and starting to come together.

The Schedule

Part 1 – Monday 9th May: Chapters 1-9, hosted by Over The Effing Rainbow
Part 2 – Monday 16th May: Chapters 10-18, hosted by On Starships and Dragonwings
Part 3 – Monday 23rd May: Chapters 19-25, hosted by x + 1
Part 4 – Monday 30th May: Chapters 26-End, hosted by Lynn’s Books

Spoilers for the first 18 chapters below the cut!

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Readalong Week 1: Between Two Thorns

Posted May 9, 2016 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in Books / 0 Comments

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Surprise! It is a readalong! The first week of a readalong, actually. This time around we’re reading Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman. Given the state of my head and everything that I’m juggling at the moment, I’m not sure I’ll manage to be on time with every post, but I’ll try!

The Book

Beautiful and nuanced as it is dangerous, the manners of Regency and Victorian England blend into a scintillating fusion of urban fantasy and court intrigue.

Between Mundanus, the world of humans, and Exilium, the world of the Fae, lies the Nether, a mirror-world where the social structure of 19th-century England is preserved by Fae-touched families who remain loyal to their ageless masters. Born into this world is Catherine Rhoeas-Papaver, who escapes it all to live a normal life in Mundanus, free from her parents and the strictures of Fae-touched society. But now she’s being dragged back to face an arranged marriage, along with all the high society trappings it entails.

Crossing paths with Cathy is Max, an Arbiter of the Split Worlds treaty with a dislocated soul who polices the boundaries between the worlds, keeping innocents safe from the Fae. After a spree of kidnappings and the murder of his fellow Arbiters, Max is forced to enlist Cathy’s help in unravelling a high-profile disappearance within the Nether. Getting involved in the machinations of the Fae, however, may prove fatal to all involved.

The Schedule

Part 1 – Monday 9th May: Chapters 1-9, hosted by Over The Effing Rainbow
Part 2 – Monday 16th May: Chapters 10-18, hosted by On Starships and Dragonwings
Part 3 – Monday 23rd May: Chapters 19-25, hosted by x + 1
Part 4 – Monday 30th May: Chapters 26-End, hosted by Lynn’s Books

Spoilers for the first nine chapters below the cut!

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Readalong Week 3/4: The Tale of Yin

Posted March 3, 2016 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in Books / 0 Comments

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Hi, everyone! Welcome to the last week of the Tale of Yin readalong. This week we’re smushing together week 3 and week 4. Because this happened unexpectedly, post from fellow readalongers may not all appear on the same day.

My sincere apologies to everyone about this! Hopefully you’ll continue to enjoy this last half of the book, tackling several related short stories and The Path of Kindness, a story about Mirra’s daughter and her attempts to find herself in the world.

The Revised Schedule

Week 1: February 15th, Book 1: A Sea Of Waves, hosted by Lynn from Little Lion Lynnet’s (that’s me)
Week 2: February 22nd, Book 2: A Tree of Branches, hosted by Imyril from x+1
Week 3/4: March 3rd, Sea Tales and The Path of Kindness, hosted by Lynn from Little Lion Lynnet’s (me again!)

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Readalong Week 3 Announcement 2

Posted March 1, 2016 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in Books / 0 Comments

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Yes, a bonus announcement! Joyce Chng has very generously posted the short stories from the duology to Wattpad.

You can read them on Wattpad. They add some additional background information to the setting of The Tale of Yin and I recommend The Ships’ Voices especially for anyone hoping to see more of the world and its background. (It’s so enticing! I really hope Chng will write more in this setting some time.)

The stories are:

The Sea Witch’s Tale: Auri’s Story

Tea Cups and Scones: Josh’s Story

Kindness, the Sea Witch’s Daughter

The Ships’ Voices

I hope you’ll enjoy them!

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