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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 Dystop

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    ♥ 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 but Emmi Itäranta's gorgeous writingstyle beautifully vivid worldbuilding and original story made

  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't want to give away too much information it's best if you go and discover it by yourselfThe atmosphere

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    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 m

  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 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 a

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    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

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    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 like the story is stuck in place It took me a long time to get into the story for it to get going at all and once it finally did it felt like it ended all too abruptly with very

  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 po

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Wn 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 drowni 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 City of Woven Streets

The tapestry of 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 alive or you are an outcast unwanted and tainted Eliana is a young weaver in t 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 Dystopian genre with extreme cautiousness First of all when 1984 and The Handmaid s Tale grace my bookcase there s bound to be a comparison Secondly everyone and their mother have decided to write a dystopian novel of late and I have always had a slight disliking for things that are en vogue However Emmi It ranta comes from Finland and call me biased but I would even read a phone book if it was written by an author from the Nordic lands And thus I ventured into The City of Woven Streets The title is extremely intriguing and the two themes on which the story is built are dreaming and isolation This society isn t as bleak and dark as others we have come across It is made beautiful by the intricate webs created in the House of Weavers In this dystopia governed by the Council dreaming is not allowed Dreaming euals Freedom the Council cannot control the thoughts of the islanders and this is toxic to them and their regime This is a very interesting premise on It ranta s part We ve seen many kinds of totalitarian societies but not one where occupation is so absolute so extreme that stretches into the most private personal solitary activity of a human being that of sleeping First the monster swallows you then it digests you and eventually you come out of the other end feeling filthy The night terrors can be uite a shocking experience I used to suffer from sleep paralysis during my university years when my anxiety level was sky high Naturally we know that science has explained this weird phenomenon to the point of exhaustion but still I cannot avoid thinking how its traces approach the thin line between the Natural and the Supernatural worlds In the novel the writer makes good use of the myth of the night maere as is the original spelling the Old Hag as it is also called In Greece we call it Mora and the people of the past used to believe that it was a demon visiting those who were unclean targeted by the devil Not unsimilar to the belief of the Council in the story Here the dominant religion is organised around a mysterious figure of many faces called Our Lady of Weaving a combination of many goddesses of the European pantheons and a divinity we never come to know much about A wind does not rise A rain does not come The dead stay dead and do not respond Do you look at this island and believe you see the truth Placing a dystopian community within the narrow space of an island makes the feeling of isolation and enclosure tense and atmospheric The mists arising from the waters cover the city and the characters actions There is no contact between Eliana and her brother except for the times when he comes to visit herAll these must sound very interesting and believe me they are but there are a few weaknesses as well The plot becomes tedious after a point All the talk and the details about the different kinds of ink and their ingredients become boring and slow down the narration Around the 60% mark it became too wordy with long descriptions that offer nothing new and I began to lose interest Worse I started feeling confused losing touch with the plot and this doesn t happen often The characters are nothing to write home about to be honest Eliana is a nice sympathetic heroine clever loyal developing an interesting relationship with Valeria a rather mysterious presence but nothing we haven t seen beforeI don t know if it is considered a YA novel as I am not familiar with the category but I can say that it is an interesting book a nice addition to the Dystopia genre and I definitely intend to read Memory of Water by the same author However The City of Woven Streets as well written as it may be is not The Handmaid s Tale for the younger generation

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He House of Webs but secretly knows she doesn’t really belong there She is hiding a shameful birth defect that would if anyone knew about it land her in the House of the Tainted a prison for those whose very existence is considered a curseWhen an unkno 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 but Emmi It ranta s gorgeous writingstyle beautifully vivid worldbuilding and original story made this a fantastic experience for me I m going to let this sink in properly but will definitely write a indepth review soon RTC

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