2019-10-27 23:12:26 UTC
my attention by mentioning a "destiny" on the back cover of the ARC I
found, and by having the Tor mountain symbol, which in my experience
usually stands for fantasy, on its spine, labeled "Tor Teen".
It's an OK book, slow-burning thriller variety, though the author's
decision to have her narrator miss the final showdown will probably
not please anyone who picks the book up *because* it's a thriller.
The narrator is somewhere near an anti-heroine, which is at once
interesting and somewhat disturbing.
But anyway, the "destiny" turns out to be the prediction of an
admittedly fraudulent fortuneteller our narrator met as a child.
There's nothing else within a hundred miles of speculative fiction
in the book. (Which I don't expect to keep, so don't expect a more
detailed review from me, even if it were on-topic.)
It appears that Tor does publish a fair amount of non-speculative
fiction under its Teen imprint, and I have a very vague, quite
possibly invented, memory of non-speculative Tor books for adults
also using that mountain logo on their spines. So maybe I shouldn't
have been surprised, but, well, I was, and figured I'd bring it up
here and see if anyone else had anything to add.