Skein Island

Books Skein Island NOTE This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review I took WAY t

Books Skein Island NOTE: This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.(I took WAY too long to post it, though, and for that I am sorry)Why did I read this book? Because if you’ve written one of my favorite books (and Aliya Whiteley’s The Beauty IS one of my favorite books), you’re stuck with me for life. I will follow your career and read every single one of your books. Maybe not right away, but I will eventually. I won’t even ask what they’re about, I’ll just go for it. Whatever. I trust you now.So, Skein Island. Skein Island (and I do mean the book, not the actual in-universe island, more on that later) is not quite what it claims to be. Based on the summary, which is very conceptual but not exactly heavy on plot or character, I’d prepared myself for a broad look at the human condition. Something about our stories and our roles in them, about our expectations vs our reality. And in a way, that was exactly what I got, except... not at all?Skein Island is the story of Marianne, a woman who is, for all intents and purposes, happy. She works in a library and loves her husband, but truthfully, she isn’t quite over the fact that her mother has been missing for years, ever since she decided to leave everything behind for a week (right, a week) in a shady no-men-allowed feminist island where guests are welcome to relax, swim, meditate, and also write a little about their lives in a personal Declaration.Well, Marianne’s life goes to hell one evening, and she decides to leave everything for her very own week (right, week) in Skein Island. Off she goes to relax and swim and meditate and hopefully find out more about her missing mother in the process, but alas, in her quest she ends up reading the very first Declaration, written by the founder of Skein Island, and boy...That was the moment I put the book down, stared at the void, and smiled from ear to ear. I should have seen a twist coming, any twist, and yet just like with The Beauty, I let Whiteley’s beautiful prose and witty dialogue lull me into a false sense of security, only to have the rug pulled out from under me. And set on fire. Before my very own violently wounded and graphically described eyes. In a story that’s all about stories, Aliya Whiteley is fearless and precise as she explores character archetypes and nature/nurture and the pervasive effects of gender roles. Men can be heroes and villains and seers and sidekicks, but are they born into these roles? Or raised to fill them should the need arise? And what else is there for those of us who, being very much not men, never get the call to adventure? Those of us for whom there is no calling? Perhaps Skein Island is the answer. If you like stories (and I mean STORIES, I mean STORYTELLING, I mean THE ART OF IT), and also narratives that go just a littleeeeeeee bit meta on you, and also (okay, I'll spoit it a bit) GREEK MYTHOLOGY, read this book. You will dig it.. Skein Island are Kindle Skein Island, a private refuge twelve miles off the coast, lies in turbulent waters Few receive the invitation to stay for one week, free of charge If you are chosen, you must pay for your stay with a story from your past a Declaration for the Island s vast library What happens to your Declaration after you leave the island is none of your concern.From the monsters ofSkein Island, a private refuge twelve miles off the coast, lies in turbulent waters Few receive the invitation to stay for one week, free of charge If you are chosen, you must pay for your stay with a story from your past a Declaration for the Island s vast library What happens to your Declaration after you leave the island is none of your concern.From the monsters of Ancient Greece to the atrocities of World War II, from heroes to villains with their seers and sidekicks by their sides, Skein Island looks through the roles we play, and how they form and divide us Powerful and disturbing, it is a story over which the characters will fight for control Until they realise the true enemy is the story itself.. Aliya Whiteley Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Skein Island book, this is one of the most wanted Aliya Whiteley author readers around the world. . Good Ebook Skein Island Definitely a book for fans of girlie mythological-fantasy, though due to some scenes of graphic violence and adult situations, this is a book for 18+ readers only.I must admit, I was expecting a bit more of the Greek mythological influence on this from having read the back cover, but Skein Island was well written, well paced with believable characters and a decent, if slightly predictable, plot.There were two or three minor editing errors, but otherwise the story was neatly presented in sections and chapters. I'm not sure if the switching from first person for the heroine's story to third person when following the hero's story really worked--perhaps it's because of my gender that I think this form may appeal more to female readers. Maybe not.Anyway, I would recommend this to you if you're looking for a reasonable fantasy and fit the above description.
Skein Island by Aliya Whiteley Skein Island is a privately owned island off the coast of Decon No men are allowed to step foot on the island and women can t go unless they are invited for a week long refuge from their normal lives The only thing you re required to do once you re on the island is to write out your declaration. Skein Island Whiteley, Aliya Skein Island has been a private refuge for women since , and you are only allowed there by invitation Marianne Spence receives her invite after her marriage comes to an end Skein Island dives in the mythology genre, but it also deals with differences between sexes, control issues, and secrets. Skein Island by Aliya Whiteley, Paperback Barnes Noble Nov , Skein Island, a private refuge twelve miles off the coast of Devon, lies in turbulent waters Few receive the invitation to stay for one week, free of charge If you are chosen, you must pay for your stay with a story from your past a Declaration for the Island s vast library. Skein Island by Aliya Whiteley Skein Island, a private refuge twelve miles off the coast of Devon, lies in turbulent waters Few receive the invitation to stay for one week, free of charge If you are chosen, you must pay for your stay with a story from your past a Declaration for the Island s vast library. Skein Island Kindle edition by Whiteley, Aliya Skein Island, a private refuge twelve miles off the coast of Devon, lies in turbulent waters Few receive the invitation to stay for one week, free of charge If you are chosen, you must pay for your stay with a story from your past a Declaration for the Island s vast library. Book Skein Island The DreamCage Skein Island, since a private refuge for women, lies in turbulent waters twelve miles off the coast of Devon Visitors are only allowed by invitation from the reclusive Lady Amelia Worthington Women stay for one week, paying for their stay with a story from their past a Declaration for the Island s vast library. Skein Island Titan Books Nov , Description Skein Island, since a private refuge for women, lies in turbulent waters twelve miles off the coast of Devon Visitors are only allowed by invitation from the reclusive Lady Amelia Worthington Women stay for one week, paying for their stay with a story from their past a Declaration for the Island s vast library.

  1. Aliya Whiteley Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Skein Island book, this is one of the most wanted Aliya Whiteley author readers around the world.

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  1. Definitely a book for fans of girlie mythological fantasy, though due to some scenes of graphic violence and adult situations, this is a book for 18 readers only.I must admit, I was expecting a bit of the Greek mythological influence on this from having read the back cover, but Skein Island was well written, well paced with believable characters and a decent, if slightly predictable, plot.There were two or three minor editing errors, but otherwise the story was neatly presented in sections and [...]


  2. NOTE This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review I took WAY too long to post it, though, and for that I am sorry Why did I read this book Because if you ve written one of my favorite books and Aliya Whiteley s The Beauty IS one of my favorite books , you re stuck with me for life I will follow your career and read every single one of your books Maybe not right away, but I will eventually I won t even ask what they re about, I ll just go for it Whatever I trust you now.S [...]


  3. I received a copy of Skein Island for free from first reads giveaway.This was not at all what I was expecting when I entered the giveaway for this book, I m not sure what I was expecting but it certainly wasn t this The story starts off normally enough but things soon get weird and unpredictable, which makes a novel change I m not sure I would call this book enjoyable but it is very readable especially for women I don t mean to imply that this is chic lit , far from it but I just wouldn t recomm [...]


  4. Once I d read Skein Island, I could not forget it It drew me into its characters, its handling of thought and landscape, its twisting conceits that spoke to me of roleplaying games and mythology and all the ways in which to love and mistrust the stories we tell ourselves and the people telling the stories.I ve posted my full review here mookychick reviews b


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