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The Marrow Thieves, by Cherie Dimaline

7 reviews

tascaraudo's review

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adventurous dark emotional hopeful sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

The writing was familiar to me, the way things people and places are described is short and rich with imagery. As a habitual skimmer, the fast-paced nature of the writing forced me to go back and actually read in order to understand what was going on. 
The book really starts with a bang, and you will never be bored. 

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caseythereader's review

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adventurous challenging dark emotional mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0


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sofiaostpchk's review

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adventurous hopeful fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.0

- I didn’t really like the book: the idea is great, but poorly executed
- I think the main problem is that there’s too much going on (I don’t understand why Wab had such an elaborate backstory, and then it served almost no purpose)
- anyways, it was okay

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cheesepuppy's review against another edition

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dark reflective sad

3.5


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gdobson's review

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challenging dark emotional sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0


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bookcaptivated's review against another edition

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hopeful mysterious sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.5


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annalisaely's review

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adventurous challenging dark emotional inspiring mysterious reflective sad tense fast-paced
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

I really enjoyed going along with the characters as they fought and ran and hid for their survival. The wold building was upsettingly believable. I really enjoyed the main character most of the time, except when he was a sexist possessive ass near the end and was then forgiven for it without actually apologizing. I liked several of the other characters a lot, especially Rose and Minerva. Though, it was really frustrating when the characters kept going to sleep without leaving someone up to watch, like happens in 3/4 of all fantasy novels where the characters are camping whilst hiding from baddies, and repeatedly kept waking up at gunpoint, and never learned maybe they shouldn't all sleep at the same time.
I listened to the audiobook and the narrator was really excellent. The amount of description vs. action was very immersive. Expectedly, there is a lot of sadness in this story, which isn't my cup of tea, but I think it made a lot of sense and was handled well. 

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