A Book by Charlie Jane Anders
A genre-bending cross between scifi and fantasy, this book was a lovely surprise I found in the midst of my rss feed. I hadn’t seen it on any must-read lists, and I hadn’t heard anyone speak of it. To my surprise the library had a copy and knew how popular is was going to be because they only let me check it out for two weeks instead of the normal three. Two weeks not needed! I could tell from the first chapter that I would enjoy this book. I can’t tell you how many times I squealed with delight as I read.
All the Birds in the Sky is about the conflicting worlds of scientists and witches—in the form of best friends who navigate a relationship that ebbs and flows through the years. It is unique and lovely and of-the-moment. There’s a two-second time machine and an Asheville mention and an iPad-like device that guides people in the book to the person they are meant to be with.
I think I had a permanent smile on my face the entire time I read it—even as the relationship ebbed. Highly recommended. To everyone I come in contact with.