Indexing: Reflections

Indexing: Reflections
Seanan McGuire, 2016

Premise: Sequel to Indexing. Picking up where we left off, with a wanna-be controller of stories in custody and a Snow White barely hanging on to reality.

I enjoyed this follow-up just as much as the first one, maybe more.

It has some of the same flaws - some plot threads left unraveled, some concepts reintroduced too often (a product of being released as a serial). The characters are more complicated and interesting, though, because it can build on what’s already there.

After only one point-of-view section in the first book, Sloane takes more of a starring role in this one, and we also get to learn more about her past. She’s awesome in so many ways, and both she and Henry go through some deep internal questioning of their relationships with their stories and their choices in how they deal with it.

I liked the new minor characters who were introduced in this one, and some other examples of ways stories are held in stasis or how the aftermath affects people’s lives.

There’s not a lot to say here - If you liked the first one, you’ll like this. If you missed the first one but Once Upon a Time crossed with Men in Black sounds better than either of those things by itself, then you have two books to add to your reading list.

4 Stars - A Very Good Book


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