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This instalment of the series seemed less concerned with the story andfocussed on sexuality Not the act of having sex although that was there also but all the variations on gender This would have been fine as part of the story but Elison seemed to be really shoving it in your face You would get a bit of story and then pages of how this character was a girl but not a girl, etc And it was so anti heterosexual male This story seemed to want to say that if you weren t feminine then your This instalment of the series seemed less concerned with the story andfocussed on sexuality Not the act of having sex although that was there also but all the variations on gender This would have been fine as part of the story but Elison seemed to be really shoving it in your face You would get a bit of story and then pages of how this character was a girl but not a girl, etc And it was so anti heterosexual male This story seemed to want to say that if you weren t feminine then your sole purpose in life was to rape and enslave those who are I don t know how such a good story as The Book of the Unnamed Midwife morphed into this I should have just read it as a stand alone Note I received a copy curtesy of Netgalley and 47North in exchange for an honest review.The third and final book picks up where The Book of Etta leaves off, in the community of Ommun, the underground mormon city Present and past alternate, the story going back and forth between an older Flora writing in her diary on the island of Bambritch and flashbacks of Flora s past journeys.It was nice to reconnect with this series, although I didn t enjoy this last installment as much as i did theNote I received a copy curtesy of Netgalley and 47North in exchange for an honest review.The third and final book picks up where The Book of Etta leaves off, in the community of Ommun, the underground mormon city Present and past alternate, the story going back and forth between an older Flora writing in her diary on the island of Bambritch and flashbacks of Flora s past journeys.It was nice to reconnect with this series, although I didn t enjoy this last installment as much as i did the other two For me, the focus on gender issues gets too much space in this book, and the actual story much less Okay, I understand that you want to promote gender equality, but it would be nice to have a solid story, not just gender challenged characters homosexuality, gender dysphoria, 5 Reductase deficiency, etc and rumours about asexual reproduction.Imo, the first book in the series was the best, the second was good, and this one just ok @Free â The Book of Flora â In this Philip K Dick Award winning series, one woman s unknowable destiny depends on a bold new step in human evolutionIn the wake of the apocalypse, Flora has come of age in a highly gendered post plague society where females have become a precious, coveted, hunted, and endangered commodity But Flora does not participate in the economy that trades in bodies An anathema in a world that prizes procreation above all else, she is an outsider everywhere she goes, including the thriving all female city of ShyNow navigating a blighted landscape, Flora, her friends, and a sullen young slave she adopts as her own child leave their oppressive pasts behind to find their place in the world They seek refuge aboard a ship where gender is fluid, where the dynamic is uneasy, and where rumors flow of a bold new reproductive strategyWhen the promise of a miraculous hope for humanity s future tears Flora s makeshift family asunder, she must choose protect the safe haven she s built or risk everything to defy oppression, whatever its provenance This book is a worthy successor to the previous two that began with The Book of the Unnamed Midwife, but it DOES require some managed expectations Such as The book is not plotted traditionally Rather, it reads from the past and present in equal measure and really focuses on the full gamut of gender issues And I don t mean just men and women but all states of transformation and gender identity.And it does it in the bleak and dismal post apocalyptic world that Elison killed us within the first This book is a worthy successor to the previous two that began with The Book of the Unnamed Midwife, but it DOES require some managed expectations Such as The book is not plotted traditionally Rather, it reads from the past and present in equal measure and really focuses on the full gamut of gender issues And I don t mean just men and women but all states of transformation and gender identity.And it does it in the bleak and dismal post apocalyptic world that Elison killed us within the first of the trilogy.Let s back up Most women are treated like breeding machines, as sub human, in this world where very few babies are born and women become rare In the previous book we explored a pretty cool revolution and the reality of Horse Women, or men who are cut to become women surrogates for the rest of the brutish Man.This one continues a further exploration of those ideas and develops them carefully We get friendships and survival and even a fair portion of humor The bleak world still exists, of course, but there are some interesting cultural modifications and stranger possibly biological oddities.What would our world become if there were nowomen Well, we read this from the PoV s of alternative gendered people who might, in another world, still be considered women, so all we have is a hard world to swallow This is a very hardcore dystopia.There is blood and horror But the books are NOT about that N0t primarily Look elsewhere for that Instead, if you want a genuine thought experiment about an utterly transformed world without women or where women are turned into slaves as a matter of course and then get used up and we can SEE the beginnings of the end of the human race then look no further This book is great for this 2.5 starsMeg Elison s sci fi dystopian trilogy began with The Book of the Unnamed Midwife A fever has spread, killing the majority of woman and children and making childbirth deadly In the aftermath, the world is a dangerous place to be a woman Men roam in packs searching for surviving females, a valuable commodity in post apocalyptic America An unnamed woman travels from California dressing as a man and using different names she describes her journey in a notebook She s searching for 2.5 starsMeg Elison s sci fi dystopian trilogy began with The Book of the Unnamed Midwife A fever has spread, killing the majority of woman and children and making childbirth deadly In the aftermath, the world is a dangerous place to be a woman Men roam in packs searching for surviving females, a valuable commodity in post apocalyptic America An unnamed woman travels from California dressing as a man and using different names she describes her journey in a notebook She s searching for a safe community where she can teach others what she knows about medicine, preventing pregnancy, and assisting in birth Her greatest hope is that both a woman and infant will survive childbirth.In The Book of Etta, Etta is raised in the town of Nowhere Women are still in danger of becoming slaves or dying in childbirth In Nowhere, mothers and midwives are sacred, and so is the book of the unnamed midwife Etta dresses as a man and goes by the name Eddy to scavenge surrounding areas for useful objects from the past while dodging slave traders When Nowhere and the people she loves become the focus of a dangerous and powerful man, Etta risks everything to create an epic uprising and maintain her freedom.The Book of Flora picks up where book two left off The surviving residents of Nowhere have found shelter in the underground Mormon city called Ommun The people from Nowhere clash with the leader of Ommun on almost everything and the main characters Eddy, Alice, and Flora set out in search of a new home The journey is told by Flora, a trans woman we met in book two who fell in love with Eddy She explains her past, from her childhood to how she ended up in Esteil in book two.On their journey to find a new home, Flora finds Connie, a child who doesn t identify as either gender Connie eventually leaves when their beliefs clash and Flora grieves the loss at the same time Alice becomes a mother to a living child The Book of Flora was all over the place for me While it s a continuation of the first two books and it s necessary to read those in order to truly understand what s happening in book three, this felt very different It remains focused on gender identity and equality but an evolution theory that is hinted at throughout and is confirmed at the end of the book left me scratching my head It felt as if it was introduced as an afterthought and solely to create tension between two characters, leading up to what could be a dramatic ending that honestly fell completely flat and unresolved The character Connie wasn t fully developed so their beliefs and motivations made no sense to me Their return at the end of the book, which had been building suspense, was rushed and lackluster.Book one, The Book of the Unnamed Midwife, could be read as a standalone in my opinion it was the strongest book in the trilogy and definitely worth reading for fans of sci fi dystopia The Book of Etta was a decent continuation of the world we were originally introduced to with brand new characters The Book of Flora fell apart for me I was looking forward to following the characters we met in book two but it felt as if the author was trying to build a dramatic conclusion that was a letdown for me personally because it was unfocused We followed Flora s life and feelings and were only briefly introduced to her child, Connie Connie s return at the end because of a discovery they made just wasn t compelling If it was supposed to be shocking or dramatic, Connie should ve beencentral to the plot rather than a footnote.Thanks to 47North and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC in exchange for my honest review The Book of Flora is scheduled for release on April 23, 2019.Forreviews, visit www.rootsandreads.wordpress.com July 2019 Y all need to stop sleeping on this dystopian gem of a series How could anyone who loves books not fall in love with a series that, throughout all the harshness of a post apocalyptic world, is itself in love with the reading, writing, and safekeeping of books December 2018 in which she fangirls This was insanely good I was already a huge fan of Meg Elison s first two books in this phenomenal Road to Nowhere series and having my request for an early reader s copy approved made July 2019 Y all need to stop sleeping on this dystopian gem of a series How could anyone who loves books not fall in love with a series that, throughout all the harshness of a post apocalyptic world, is itself in love with the reading, writing, and safekeeping of books December 2018 in which she fangirls This was insanely good I was already a huge fan of Meg Elison s first two books in this phenomenal Road to Nowhere series and having my request for an early reader s copy approved made me so happy Not that this is a happy go lucky kind of series, I wouldn t want it to be it s dark and sometimes darn brutal, but the characters she created feel so real in their struggle for a kind of normalcy, for self acceptance, even, and self love, and so hopelessly raw in the way they reach for and take care of each other What I loved about these interconnected books was their underlying sense of balance as to who the villain is in whose story Are you just taking your own petty pain and spreading it around, rather than finding a way to love and be loved You really have become a man one of the characters asks at some point It s something that, to me, otherhyped books in this new canon of feminist dystopian post apocalyptic narratives had missed the mark on I was blown away by these women s stories and I won t forget them any time soon It s not an easy read, you won t always like or understand these characters decisions, but it s thought provoking and challenges your own views on the nature of things This is the work that women do We keep the fire of civilization burning, by collecting and protecting stories It s what we ve always done The entire Alexandria episode left me speechless It felt like a gift from the writer to her characters and readers alike That moment was beyond beautiful Because I flew through the first two books, without taking notes to be able to comment on all those character parallels, I plan on re reading them at the beginning of 2019 to be able to catch on all those striking nuances in this new found gender identity dynamic Needless to say, this third book made me appreciateThe Book of Etta evenand placed Road to Nowhere in my all time favourite series list.I will read anything Meg Elison writes in the future Thanks to NetGalley, 47NorthPublishing for the opportunity to read a digital ARC in exchange for an honest reviewThe Book of FloraRELEASED APRIL 23, 2019 On December 7, 2018 A new favourite author The reason it gets only four stars is that there is not a lot of plot in this book and past storylines are ignored or not given a satisfactory conclusion With that said, I still thoroughly enjoyed this third book in a trilogy that has been one of my favorite little gems seriously,people should, at the very least, give the first book in this series a chance Meg Elison is such a good writer. Let s see what I can grow into, see how long it takes me to reach the light The first three chapters were not an easy read First Flora s pretty horrible childhood and then Ommun and Alma I am not a fan of her This book was fighting an uphill battle to make me like it from the start.Reading this back to back with Book of Etta would probably have work well I struggled to place everybody, as it was a while since I read Etta and the author made no effort to explain things.After picking this upLet s see what I can grow into, see how long it takes me to reach the light The first three chapters were not an easy read First Flora s pretty horrible childhood and then Ommun and Alma I am not a fan of her This book was fighting an uphill battle to make me like it from the start.Reading this back to back with Book of Etta would probably have work well I struggled to place everybody, as it was a while since I read Etta and the author made no effort to explain things.After picking this up and putting it down again for 3 weeks and not even making it halfway, I declare defeat I do not like any of the characters I don t care what happens next I don t like the plot, it just doesn t work for me I can t put my finger on why it doesn t Maybe it s me The first two books got 5 stars each from me Perhaps I expected too much I don t know, was the plot too aimless The characters all remained very one dimensional as well How can the first book be so great and this one not.DNF at 43%, chapter 18.I received this free e copy from 47North via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review, thank you And sorry RELEASE DAY Review also found at Book of the Unnamed Midwife The Book of Etta This is book three in The Road to Nowhere series, published by 47North Release date is April 23, 2019 I m a huge fangirl of this series and of Meg Elison, so I feel like I have been waiting on this book for a short eternity I loved Flora in the previous installment, The Book of Etta I have such empathy for her character and she has a melancholy vibe in this I RELEASE DAY Review also found at Book of the Unnamed Midwife The Book of Etta This is book three in The Road to Nowhere series, published by 47North Release date is April 23, 2019 I m a huge fangirl of this series and of Meg Elison, so I feel like I have been waiting on this book for a short eternity I loved Flora in the previous installment, The Book of Etta I have such empathy for her character and she has a melancholy vibe in this I feel like her heart is miles wide, but she never gets the true intimate love she is craving, whether in a lover, parental figure, or from a child Her love ultimately is remembering and writing her story and being there for the people she loves.The story unfolds in multiple ways There are journal like entries from her own story, a new story told from the city she lives in as an older woman that isof the present time, and then we see some flashbacks, including returning to Alma and the mish at Ommun the Mormon underground city bunker.In this one, Flora journeys all over what is left of America To Florda Florida , to Shy Chicago , and all the way back to San Francisco Midwife s Bay I love the weirdness that this series has There are some bizarre happenings going on There also might be triggers for child abuse, pedophilia, but the story in no way sensationalizes it This is still the grim post apocalyptic world with slavers and men and women being killed and murdered out of hate and bigotry and desperation.This is still a world where it is very difficult for women to get pregnant and deliver healthy babies and it includes an evolutionary theory that surprised me Enough time has passed that groups of isolated people have developed their own sometimes wacky beliefs about what is reality in the aftermath of the plague.Etta is back and hard and closed off as ever Alice, the beautiful botanist doctor herbalist, etc is back too There are new characters and the recurring characters are definitely still healing from the events at Estiel with the Lion.There is a LOT of LGBTQ rep here and the author spends a significant amount of time dealing with gender and sexual identity issues that may tax some readers patience, but I felt it was done excellently and is a very progressive and pertinent illustration for us today as we expand our understanding and acceptance of gender differences Thank you Netgalley and publisher for providing a digital copy to read and review Previous post Got approved at Netgalley BRB dying Ok, yeah, no It almost breaks my heart because it goes against my very nature, but I can t take it any.The writing style hasn t suddenly deteriorated or anything, but I don t care about ANY of the characters here I don t care about Flora s bad childhood, I don t care about the state of the world all these years after the end which we experienced in book 1, I don t care about the other characters, I don t care about the introduced ideas about sexuality and reproduction, I don t care if ther Ok, yeah, no It almost breaks my heart because it goes against my very nature, but I can t take it any.The writing style hasn t suddenly deteriorated or anything, but I don t care about ANY of the characters here I don t care about Flora s bad childhood, I don t care about the state of the world all these years after the end which we experienced in book 1, I don t care about the other characters, I don t care about the introduced ideas about sexuality and reproduction, I don t care if there is a chance to rebuild some form of civilisation.We are still on Earth, many years after the Unnamed Midwife has become the iconic role model for so many woman in this post apocalyptic world Women are still either the owners of male slaves hives , hunted by brutal men who use women as sex slaves, or are in hiding, living a nomadic life Most still can t conceive at all while those that can often die just like their babies But here, at least, we finally hear some theories about the plague.Overall, Earth is fucked Humanity has degraded, all genders are completely out of their minds One group is pointing the finger at another for being discriminating or brutal or whatever else, while they themselves are the same kind of monster.In this third installment of the series, we meet Etta and, unfortunately, also Alice again and therefore get to see the aftermath of what happened in Estiel But there are also new characters.Fluid sexuality seems the way to go in this world We had been introduced tentatively to this in the second book Here, the idea is fully explored and the author has quite a lot to make the reader think about regarding gender identity That part I liked mostly as it is a very important topic However, just like her characters with some of their theories regarding the plague, the author also veered off a bit too far with this idea so it became a bit too wacky for my liking in the end.Maybe I m also just tired of this world and the lack of any actual progress I like dystopias, I like end of the world scenarios, and I don t mind gritty scenes at all if they are done right which can be seen by the fact that I rated the previous books 5 stars However, sadly, there was something about this third volume that made me having to drag myself through this gritty version of North America, from Florda Florida to Shy Chicago and all the way back to San Francisco Midwife s Bay Maybe because we had been on trips twice before I know the series is called Road to Nowhere but that usually doesn t work in stories and never getting anywhere definitely didn t work for me here.Like I said, I just couldn t bring myself to care I was annoyed often This could also have something to do with the fact that some of the worst characters from book 2 came back and were evenprominent here than before Alma I used to have sooo many questions and was hyped to finally get answers but not any sighs DNF at around 75% Nevertheless, I hope others can enjoy thisthan I did