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House of Many Ways
Diana Wynne Jones
The Way of Shadows - Brent Weeks I think this book could have been a lot more. The story was good, the writing could have been better. It lacks polish, feels like the author took a lot of plot elements and story and just threw them together.
I really wanted to like this book. There were some twists and surprises and I thought the author could have done a better job with them, when things were revealed, it sort of left you with a 'I'm not surprised moment', the opposite of what it should have been. I also found some of the descriptions overly confusing and vague.

I suppose my biggest gripe with the book is that I didn't relate to anyone in it, and as a result I didn't care what happened to any of the characters.

I'm going to try the second book and hope that it doesn't disappoint quite as much.