9 reasons to read the ninth rain
High fantasy (or epic fantasy) and science fiction — these two genres are not well-populated by female authors. Or it seems like it because I’m sure it’s not for lack of trying!
Most of the fantasy I read nowadays fall under the young adult/new adult bracket, and I find most of them lack the complexity of a typical high fantasy/science fiction novel. I can barely name authors that are not of the Robin Hobb/Ursula Le Guin/Tamora Pierce/Margaret Atwood variety — Becky Chambers is the only one that comes to my mind. I am probably speaking from the point of ignorance as I don’t delve that much into the genre, but I’m sure it is also not incorrect to say it is very hard to break through and be a household name in the genre if you’re female.
So when I saw The Ninth Rain at the Headline Bloggers’ Night I immediately grabbed and latched onto a copy of it! …