Hi Shop, I'm not done with Winged Histories yet, but if I was making a list of best SFF books of 2017, it would be there, along with Underground Railroad and Central Station.
Samatar is so good at capturing her character's voices. There are so few identifiers of who's talking, and the POV swaps mid-scene sometimes. It's occasionally confusing, but absolutely delicious and also heartbreakingly beautiful.
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