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A Thousand Steps Into Night by Traci Chee
I got approved for this book on NetGalley early in 2022. And I still haven’t yet read it. I have four books total on NetGalley that I’m really behind on reading. Once I cut down my backlog significantly a few months ago I decided to focus on upcoming releases. So unfortunately I let a few sit, left behind in my list.
However, I was falling into a slump induced by a book I started earlier in November. I wasn’t about to let that happen, so I switched to something else. I’m at the 20% mark and so far I really like it. It’s humorous, which I wasn’t expecting. And I like the commentary the main character, Miuko, has with herself about how women have limitations in a man’s world. I don’t know anything about Japanese mythology, so I’m here for the ride.
About the Book
Author: Traci Chee
Age Category: Young Adult
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publish Date: March 01, 2022
Print Length: 384
From New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist Traci Chee comes a Japanese-influenced fantasy brimming with demons, adventure, and plans gone awry.
In the realm of Awara, where gods, monsters, and humans exist side by side, Miuko is an ordinary girl resigned to a safe, if uneventful, existence as an innkeeper’s daughter.
But when Miuko is cursed and begins to transform into a demon with a deadly touch, she embarks on a quest to reverse the curse and return to her normal life. Aided by a thieving magpie spirit and continuously thwarted by a demon prince, Miuko must outfox tricksters, escape demon hunters, and negotiate with feral gods if she wants to make it home again.
With her transformation comes power and freedom she never even dreamed of, and she’ll have to decide if saving her soul is worth trying to cram herself back into an ordinary life that no longer fits her… and perhaps never did.