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Probably my favorite part of this book is the use of the geists fog. This miasma cuts towns off from each other, makes travel difficult and dangerous, and works as a great excuse for society not making significant headway in recovering from whatever the great calamity was.
There’s a romance, too, because of course there is. It builds well if predictably, and the saucier bits are pretty darn tame by just about anyone’s definitions. The interactions between the two protagonists, Mirabel and Felix, are adorable and endearing, even if they do fall into the “initially antagonistic but that just means they really love each other” trope that is far too common in basically every genre of anything.
Overall, The Part That Doesn’t Burn is an enjoyable, pleasant read with some solid characterization and a plot that sorta, kinda doesn’t make a bunch of sense if you pick at it for more than a minute. It’s fun, though, and I can forgive a weak plot for decent characters.