Nature and Nurture are twin godlings in constant conflict over who should properly rule humans. They decide to make a wager, each will take a pair of twins and raise them using their distinct methods. When the stars properly align, the sets of twins will face off in a set of three competitions, the winners will determine which godling rules humanity for the coming era.
This is such a fun concept and the execution was even more lovely than I had hoped. We mostly follow Nurture, who true to their name spends every second they can caring for their twins and surprisingly, takes an interest in Nature’s neglected twins as well. We see how each set grows and evolves. How they challenge gender norms, cultural expectations and the godling overseeing them. The ending was not at all what I expected and yet I totally get the direction it went.
I LOVED this book. The writing is transcendent, I felt like I was right there in the story. I loved the message within and each character was so unique and well-developed. If you like fantasy or mythology, do yourself a favor and check this one out. It’s out in the US today! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫
Are there any recent publications that jumped to the top of your TBR?