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Young weaver in the House of Webs but secretly knows she doesn’t really belong there She is hiding a shameful birth defect that City of Woven PDF #8608 would if anyone knew about it land her in the House of the Tainted a prison for those whose very existence is considered. An atmospheric fantasy that serves up a frustration of characters and world buildingEliana is a young weaver in the House of Weavers one of several craft houses on an island where dreaming is forbidden Eliana can dream though which makes her incredibly nervous when a voiceless young woman turns up at the House with a tattoo of Eliana s name on her handIt s difficult to say about this because Eliana is so sheltered and passive she doesn t know much than that She has no idea what happens in the House of the Tainted where dreamers are sent and she doesn t realize that where she lives in only marginally less a prison than that one She also has no knowledge of the Council that rules the island other than that they must be obeyed It s a perfect little dystopia with a compliant and complacent populationBut eventually and I do mean eventually Eliana does start to learn as the plot happens to her I use the phrase deliberately Eliana has almost no agency throughout most of the book Unfortunately by the time the book discovers it has a plot there s not enough book left to make it satisfying and everything rushes to a hasty conclusionAnother thing that annoyed me is the world building or to the point the communication of the world building It sounds fascinating with an island of webs and woven tapestry walls everywhere and pre human ancients But there s almost no description of any of that instead sticking with the point of view of Eliana who uestions nothing ever There s also the Council and the guards who you would presumably expect to have the best interests of the island at heart even if they are fascists but instead are paranoid lunatics bent on persecuting people rather than surviving the clearly imminent natural disasters that the island is facingNot recommendedAlso worth calling out the American version of this book shamefully white washes the cover unless that s not the main character Eliana is brown skinned

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The City of Woven Streets

A curseWhen an unknown woman with her tongue cut off and Eliana’s name tattooed on her skin arrives at the House of Webs Eliana discovers an invisible network of power behind the city’s facade All the while the sea is clawing the shores and the streets are slowly drowning. It s strange how books choose you I recently spent some days in Finland which had been my dream for years From day one I was looking for some beautiful Finnish literature to take home with me when the time came to go back And from day one I couldn t find any bookstores that had a separate space for Finnish literature translated into English Then the day after my birthday I was in Turku and it was really cold and I started going into malls and shops just to avoid the outside weather Then I found a bookstore just another one and surprise my so anticipated Finnish books in other languages area And it didn t take too long for me to choose because The City of Woven Streets had already claimed me as a reader since the first time I laid eyes on it This book wasn t perfect but there were so many perfect things about it Some people claim the first part before the plot really starts developing is slow and boring and I will agree that it takes time for things to really start happening but that whole slow beginning is my favorite part about this novel The way It ranta describes the island the Houses of Crafts the main character and her shadows the ink marking process the Council It s a weaver s work what she does there and I was completely hooked on it all along The prose she uses is beautiful uite poetic most of the time the kind of narrative that makes you picture every single detail feel every single emotion the characters are going through I don t think I would ever get tired of reading this authorThe main character was built slowly brick by brick the perfect image of someone completely subdue until doubt starts rising and none of it makes sense any Her journey was long and painful but it felt so realThe way the author portrayed dreams and nightmares light and shadow and the power of dreaming that was perfect too People forbidden to dream are people forbidden to see What wasn t perfect the shallowness of most supporting characters I didn t uite enjoy Biros and Lazaro but Moth Weaver Alva Janos and even Valeria could have been very interesting if explored the uickness of the plot itself the lack of a binding connection between Valeria and Eliana even when I think the romance was beautiful But you know it s all forgettable because the rest of the book was amazing and it had been a while since a novel surprised me this much in such a positive wayThis won t be the last I read by It ranta I can t wait for the next journey she ll take me on

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The tapestry of of Woven PDF #10003 life may be fragile than it seems pull one thread and all will unravelIn the City of Woven Streets human life has little value You practice a craft to keep you The City eBook #227 alive or you are an outcast unwanted and tainted Eliana is a. Huh huh siis huh huh


10 thoughts on “The City of Woven Streets

  1. says:

    ''This night is different Sleep is thin in the house because strange blood is drying on the stones of the suare'' What is left when even the ability to dream literally is considered a crime? And even worse when your dreams are nightmares for which you may be punished severely? You are marked by society exiled to the House of the Tainted the left overs of the communityI tend to approach every book that wishes to belong to the Dyst

  2. says:

    ♥ Huh huh siis huh huh

  3. says:

    I am probably too tired to write a coherent review having travelled across Europe by train for twelve hours after

  4. says:

    4 to 45 stars In all honesty I felt a little lost during first 75 pages but once I got into the story I adored this This is not a perfect book b

  5. says:

    35 starsI'm so happy that I gave this book a chanceIt's a Finnish fantasydystopian novel about an island slowly sinking into the sea and features a beautifully understated romance between two girls each carrying their own secrets and burdensI don't want to say too much about the plot and the characters at this point because I don

  6. says:

    An atmospheric fantasy that serves up a frustration of characters and world buildingEliana is a young weaver in the House of Weavers one of several craft houses on an island where dreaming is forbidden Eliana can dream though which makes her incredibly nervous when a voiceless young woman turns up at the House with a tattoo of Eliana's name on her handIt's difficult to say about this because Eliana is so sheltered and passive she doesn't

  7. says:

    It's strange how books choose you I recently spent some days in Finland which had been my dream for years From day one I was looking for some beautiful Finnish literature to take home with me when the time came to go back And from

  8. says:

    An enchanting tale of love and resistance Unexpectedly tender and heartfelt the story swept me away Itaranta has crafted a world of intrigue that both defies and embraces the many dystopian tropes weaving a story with a pattern uite unlike any other “The world is ready to drown The world is ready to rise” The synopsis describes the plot in barren terms The protagonist Eliana is a young weaver in The House of Webs where a sp

  9. says:

    I wanted to love this book so much And there were a lot of things in it that I loved the descriptions of the island the exuisite language the main character But then there were things that I did not love the overall plot the ending how it felt

  10. says:

    Emmi Itäranta creates such wonderful worlds and places a female hero front and center First in Memory of Water and now in thisEliana doesn't waste time with irrelevant worries She's got plenty of all too relevant ones to worry aboutI am rather in readerly love with Itärata's style It's consistent and creative She has a way of portraying a horrible reality but having a thread of bright hope run throughout view spoilerW

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