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Dusk or Dark or Dawn or DayHen Jenna passed she found a heavy debt of time in her record Unwilling to simply steal that time from the living Jenna earns every day she leeches with volunteer work at a suicide prevention hotlin. 35ish starsAnother too short but sweet tale set in a uniue urban fantasy setting from a wonderful storyteller I think Seanan McGuire's greatest strength is her imagination and it's apparent in the worlds she creates This novella is further evidence of that In less than 200 pages she builds an interesting world of ghosts and witches with uniue sets of abilities inhabiting Manhattan Unfortunately that's also this book's greatest weakness In less than 200 pages she's busy building her world which only leaves like 20 or 30 pages of actual story She somehow found a way to pull this off in the just as short Every Heart a Doorway but seems to spend time than necessary here on world building and exposition leaving very little time for conflict or plot There's a much bigger story that could have been told and it feels like a missed opportunity Other strengths I don't usually love first person present viewpoint but in this case I feel like it helps us to understand and sympathize with our heroine Jenna She's an interesting likeable albeit dead literally not a criticism character and the majority of the book is spent in thoughtful solilouy reminiscing on past lives present conflicts and future wishes As is typical of McGuire the prose is lovely However there's not a lot of the humor one might expect from her This is a bit darker in tone and subject matter but it's handled well and ends in a good place If you like McGuire andor UF with a tinge of dark and weird you'll probably enjoy this

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Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day Free read Ó PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ô When her sister Patty died Jenna blamed herself When Jenna died she blamed herself for that too Unfortunately Jenna died too soon Living or dead every soul is promised a certain amount of time and when Jenna passed she EBut something has come for the ghosts of New York something beyond reason beyond death beyond hope; something that can bind ghosts to mirrors and make them do its bidding Only Jenna stands in its w. 35 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum book isn’t your typical ghost story While it includes a significant number of urban fantasy elements there is also a darkly profound rather despairing thread running beneath its surface Thematically it is also on the weightier side dealing with topics like suicide survivor guilt and emotional trauma Fans of Seanan McGuire are still going to love her engaging storytelling style and loveable characters but if you’re used to offbeat and uirkier UF I think this one may leave you with a heavier heartThe story begins with the funeral of Jenna’s older sister Patty who left for New York City with big dreams but ended up taking her own life instead Grieving with the loss and blaming herself a stricken Jenna runs off into the night during a bad rainstorm and tragically slips into the river drowning in the raging currentBecause Jenna’s death was an accident however she died too soon according to a ledger of cosmic checks and balances which states a person’s soul cannot pass on until they have served their full time on the mortal plane When Jenna died she found uite a hefty debt still on her record so like everyone else before her who died before their time she became a ghost and must remain among the living until that balance is repaidFast forward forty years and Jenna is living in New York City leeching off a little bit of her debt each day on living strangers with every minute she gives being another minute added to their youth However because Jenna sees “time left” as a form of currency her gift of life in fact becomes an act of theft in her eyes In order to earn back what she has stolen Jenna also volunteers at a suicide prevent hotline trying to save others from Patty’s fate hoping that when her time finally does come she will rejoin her beloved sister with a clean balance and conscienceThis is probably my third or fourth foray into McGuire’s work and while overall I have enjoyed her books I confess thus far I’m still waiting for “the one” which would blow me away I started Dusk or Dark of Dawn or Day with the hopes that this would be it but ultimately there was just something about it that didn’t uite click for me Like I said this is a story with some heavy tragic themes to it so it might simply be a case of the wrong book at the wrong time Admittedly the whole thing left me feeling kind of worn and heartsick by the end of it even though I was hooked by the intro with its fascinating look into this world of ghosts and their concept of “time owed”Looking at this from another angle though it clearly speaks well of the author that she can so successfully convey emotional impact with her writing and portrayal of her characters My personal reaction to this novella aside I can recognize a good story when I see one and this has all the elements of an engaging tale full of imagination and feeling Jenna is a narrator with a uniue perspective yet the care and attention to detail paid to her backstory makes it easy to sympathize with her decisions when all around her are other ghosts that do not share her same views or values She’s a genuinely good character who not only extends her kindness to people in need as evidenced by her goal to rescue as many aging cats from shelters as possible giving them love and a comfortable place to live out their final days Death is a theme that infuses every page but sometimes its oppressive presence is lightened with compassion and scenes like thatThe ideas in this book are also mind bogglingly original It took me some time to wrap my head around ghosts and their ability to give and take time but I eventually came to appreciate the ingenuity behind the concept As well McGuire paints an interesting picture for her ghosts’ existence linking them to special relationships with mirrors and witches For a novella the world building is surprisingly robustUltimately I feel the ending could have been handled better but since I can’t elaborate without giving away details I’ll just say that it didn’t come across as elouent or consistent as the rest of the story That said there is no shortage of feeling and at the end of the day I think the conclusion manages to achieve its desired impact If this book sounds like something that might interest you I highly recommend giving it a try

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When her sister Patty died Jenna blamed herself When Jenna died she blamed herself for that too Unfortunately Jenna died too soon Living or dead every soul is promised a certain amount of time and w. placeholder review until closer to pub date or maybe not bc i am so disappointing but for nowdammit i wish i liked urban fantasyi've tried a few times but nothing has clicked for me yet there's a uote in this book Magic is real Once magic is real nothing is entirely out of the uestion which unintentionally sums up my resistance if nothing is entirely out of the uestion all tension is compromised anything can be just magically fixed which lowers the stakes a bit which isn't necessarily a complaint i had with this book; it's just a general one for books involving powers and magicfor a specific to this book explanation of my refusal to love i can handle witches OR ghosts in my books but both together is just a little silly clarify both together in a real world setting is silly to me pure fantasy i can handle but when all those creatures are in our world which makes me sound totally racist right stick to your own world there goes the neighborhood etc etcand there must be some examples of books i've enjoyed where there's lots of creatures maybe Revenge and the Wild but that's not really our world is it and you may say well Every Heart a Doorway is kind of like having a bunch of different creatures together and you were praising that book to the moon and back which fair enough but that was metaphorical and fantasy than this one this is new york city in which ghosts and witches commingle with humans passing for the living recognizing each other passing time back and forth whereas ehad is technically our world but it all takes place at a boarding school for damaged kids who've traveled to fantasy dimensions which is so far removed from my experiences and what i can see by just looking out the window that it may as well be pure fantasyit's very frustrating for me to not enjoy an entire genre as a reader and as a readers' advisory person both not that you have to like all genres to practice RA effectively but it helps to have read widely across many genres and i've tried but it's just not working for me yetand it's doubly frustrating because i LOVE mcguiregrant even though i didn't like this story overall it's still well written it's not as funny as the other stuff of hers i've read which is a shame because her sparky sense of humor is one of her draws it's an original premise it incorporates traditional ghosty lore but blends it together with some new stuff to make it into something fresh and new but it just didn't HIT me and i still want to read her urban fantasy series but i'm just a little afraid of not loving them as much as i've loved her zombietapewormmermaidEvery Heart a Doorway stuffstill it's worth reading and i'll review it properly closer to pub date but for now if you enjoy urban fantasy you'll probably dig this but if you are flawed like me maybe read one of her other books because those are so SHINY in my heartcome to my blog