Orope — The White Snake (ARC)
By: Guenevere Lee
Expected Publication: June 5, 2018
Cleanliness (See “About” for scale): Trash (10+ curse words, multiple descriptions of body parts, multiple descriptive and non-descriptive sex, ritual cutting, descriptive human sacrifices, animal sacrifices, nudity, blood, drinking, gods, sexualizing women, kissing, and death.)
I have never read a book like this book. Maybe that’s just me not reading enough unique books, but this is honestly one of the most unusual books I’ve ever read. It throws you into a world of mythology and makes you believe it is real.
The first chapter seemed like an ancient how-to manual on rituals. It was interesting, but the rituals were way too descriptive for me (especially the ones about gyrating to the music to make blessed babies). I don’t necessarily believe the rituals were historically inaccurate, but it was just too much.
The second chapter immediately got into the adventure. Oddly enough, the first thing I thought of to compare it to was a super intense version of Disney’s Moana. The storyline divided in this section, and the chapters (mostly) alternated points of view. This was done well, but I found the character names hard to keep up with.
Since I read this before it was fully published, I am assuming they are going to fix this, but I thought I should mention that there were quite a few spelling/grammar errors. My favorite mistake was when they were talking about the furry of the gods. Haha!
Orope — The White Snake is going to be continued in a second book Pekari — The Azure Fish. This book was a little slow at times, completely disgustingly detailed, but very, very unique.