Friday 15 January 2016

Latest Review of Maze

by Katya Mills (Goodreads author)

5 of 5 stars

it was amazing
Recommended for: anyone.
Read on December 01, 2015 — I own a copy

This is the second book about the protagonist, Ame. The first was Grand Theft Life. I fell in love with Ame in the first book and had been waiting impatiently to find out what had been going on with her. Ame is not human, but is a member of a human looking race that preys on us. It seems almost like vampirism, with some of the same mental abilities, except they feed on our fear instead of our blood. The book is set in the San Francisco Bay area, mostly in Oakland, and is wonderful. The cast of characters includes her mentor Freddy, her skater boyfriend Maze, and her girlfriend Bless. The relationships are push-pull/love-hate, with the loving Ame being willing to excuse almost any behaviour in people she has given her heart to. She has such a pure clean heart it is impossible not to love her even as she stalks.
Reading Katya's writing is like listening to bepop jazz. It is the most amazing writing. The lines jump and dance with long lines interspersed with short bursty phrases. I've never read another author that writes like her. Her main characters, I think, by our standards would be bebop punk crazy psychic mental vampires and her use of language communicates that. They don't think like we do. She takes me into a different mindset where every crazy thing makes sense. Oh I love this book. I can't wait for the next one.

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