Today I will be reviewing Middlegame by Seanan McGuire. This is my very first novel that I have read by this author, so I wasn’t sure how to review this novel. That being said let’s get on with the review.
Synopsis: Meet Roger. Skilled with words, languages come easily to him. He instinctively understands how the world works through the power of story. Meet Dodger, his twin. Numbers are her world, her obsession, her everything. All she understands, she does so through the power of math. Roger and Dodger aren’t exactly human, though they don’t realize it. They aren’t exactly gods, either. Not entirely. Not yet. Meet Reed, skilled in the alchemical arts like his progenitor before him. Reed created Dodger and her brother. He’s not their father. Not quite. But he has a plan: to raise the twins to the highest power, to ascend with them and claim their authority as his own.Godhood is attainable. Pray it isn’t attained.
My first thoughts about this book is where do I begin. This book started off with a bang and it completely caught me off guard (in a good way). I loved getting to know the main characters and how their lives intertwined. From what I have read, I loved how Roger and Dodger’s relationship formed. They had to be my favorite characters in the story.
This is the first book that I have DNFed this year. I read about 250 pages, but what I have read of this book was very interesting. I did just get to a point where I just got bored. The middle of the book slowed down a little bit and I wasn’t a big fan of the pacing. I may try reading this book again sometime in the future, but this wasn’t the right time for me to read this book.
I was really hoping that I would love this book due to all of the great reviews tha I have heard about this novel. There are also so many great reviews on Goodreads. From what I have read, I would recommend this book to any who likes a more character driven novel.