Goodreads Monday is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. It is when we show off a book from our TBR that we’re looking forward to reading.
From internationally bestselling crime writer Natsuo Kirino comes a mythical feminist noir about family secrets, broken loyalties, and the search from truth in a deceitful world.
In a place like no other, on a mystical island in the shape of tear drop, two sisters are born into a family of oracles. Kamikuu is admired far and wide for her otherworldly beauty; small and headstrong Namima learns to live in her sister’s shadow. On her sixth birthday, Kamikuu is chosen to become the next Oracle, serving the realm of light, while Namima is forced to serve the realm of darkness—destined to spend eternity guiding the spirits of the deceased to the underworld.
As the sisters serve opposite fates, Namima embarks on a journey that takes her from the experience of first love to the aftermath of scalding betrayal. Caught in an elaborate web of treachery, she travels between the land of the living and the Realm of the Dead, seeking vengeance and closure.
At the heart of this exquisitely dark tale, Kirino masterfully reimagines the ancient Japanese creation myth of Izanami and Izanaki. A provocative, fantastical saga, The Goddess Chronicle tells a sumptuous story of sex, murder, gods and goddesses, and bittersweet revenge.
Happy Monday everyone! 🙂 Since it is strongly looking like my mum will book a trip to Japan this summer my head has been full of books I could take with me if we are going, this is one of them and those who have known me before know my mum only allows 3 physical books on any holiday. Since I read this authors crime thriller Out and loved it I know I want to read more from her and seeing as she wrote a mythological fantasy in the same dark manner I knew it was meant to be, well as soon as I can ask my library to buy this in 😉 In the past I have only 2 series (and one I haven’t completed) about Japanese mythology and both brought something new and exciting to the table and I know this will be different from the YA mythological retellings there are out there because this author doesn’t hold back on graphic content which surprisingly I quite like considering I’ve always been a tender hearted person. Other reviews have said this is very different from this authors crime novels understandably so, and some people thought that good others not so good and I’m so excited to read this book myself so hopefully mum will get the green light for this trip but still I hope my library can get this in one day 😉