The Diminished (Untitled Duology #1)

The Diminished (Untitled Duology #1)

In the Alskad Empire, nearly all are born with a twin, two halves to form one whole?yet some face the world alone. The singleborn A rare few are singleborn in each generation, and therefore given the right to rule by the gods and goddesses. Bo Trousillion is one of these few, born into the royal line and destined to rule. Though he has been chosen to succeed his great-aunt In the Alskad Empire, nearly all are born with a twin, two halves to form one whole?yet some face the world a...

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Title:The Diminished (Untitled Duology #1)
Author:Kaitlyn Sage Patterson
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:1335016414
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:454 pages pages

The Diminished (Untitled Duology #1) Reviews

  • Kimmery Martin
    Mar 15, 2018

    3 stars for this new YA fantasy, the first half of a duology. Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: A shattered moon, broken into two halves, is featured on the cover of The Diminished, Kaitlyn Sage Patterson?s debut YA fantasy novel. It?s an apt symbol for the world create...

    This novel was something unique; the plot idea is unlike anything I've read before and the world building was a class act. The details here, large and small, were truly breathtaking and I commend the author for shining a light on so many overlooked themes, like platonic relationships a...

    The Diminished by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson is the first book in what seems to be an untitled as yet young adult fantasy duology. The story takes place in a world known as the Alskad Empire where the vast majority of births result in twins with the very rare singleborn birth. Bo Trousi...

    This book has everything YA fantasy readers love. Rich world, interesting characters, and epic adventure. The book is incredibly diverse in its representation and the tension is constant. Definitely recommend! ...

    4 stars! "I came up feared and hated for a thing I had no control over in a world divided." I thoroughly enjoyed The Diminished and found it to be a solid debut novel that had me on the edge of my seat by the final chapters! The Diminished follows two main characters, Vi Abe...

    3/10/18 Me coming back to this book and wondering why it only has 40ish reviews when it came out in January...but then realizing the release was actually pushed back until April lol. Now it all makes sense. --- Ooo overall, like the cover...though I don't know what is going on with ...

    Vi has lived her whole life a diminished since her twin died so young. Her whole life she has spent tampering down her temper and envying all the twins, not because of the privileges they have, but for the wholeness they have. Bo is a singleborn and soon to be named heir to the throne ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin Teen for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 4 1/2 Stars The Diminished is a fabulous beginning to this as yet, untitled YA fantasy duology. The world building is rich in detail and the characters interesting and relatable. I was ...

    Thank you so much to HarlequinTeen and NetGalley for allowing me to read and review this lovely debut by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson. The world-building in this in debut fantasy novel is unique and complex. Vi and Bo grow up in very different situations on a world where nearly all births ar...

    Showing my cards up front: I've read this book several times as a beta reader. But if you like, you may check my other reviews to see that I very rarely leave comments, and very rarely leave 5* reviews. I could've given this 4*, said nothing, and the author would've been pleased. Bu...

    One word to describe this book would be.......... Perfection! This is a debut novel that shines the light on platonic, sibling relationships, which is rare to find in YA. The Diminished is a very inclusive story, and the author doesn'tturn the entire story to revolve around th...

    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in a giveaway and chose to review it. This in no way impacts my opinion. This is a really cool and interesting book. I love the fact that unlike a lot of fantasy novels, we aren't given a whole lot of backstory and history. Instead, we are ...

    I really enjoyed the inclusive nature of this story. Too often when authors try and integrate LGBTQ, it becomes the whole story. The Diminished allows characters to be who they are and allows women to succeed in traditionally male roles without making a fuss. The mix of steampunk and ...

    I just LOVED this book! The characters and plot are well developed and I just couldn't put this book down! I read this book in less than a day! In my opinion, this is going to be one of the best books of the year! Kaitlyn Sage Patterson, well done! I'm a fan now! ...

    Wow- I love this book so much! I was completely sucked in to the story. In a world populated by twins, Vi is "diminished" meaning the sole surviving twin of her pair, and the world waits for her to succumb to grief or murderous rage. Twins who have lost their other half make up the mos...

    THE DIMINISHED is an incredibly rich, imaginative fantasy debut that I loved. It's set in a world where almost everyone has a twin. Those born alone, the Singleborn, lead of life of exceptional privilege. Those whose twins have died are the Diminished ? the permanent servant class of...

    I don't read a lot of high fantasy but DAMN. The unique premise of this one sucked me right in, and the wonderfully rendered POV characters kept me reading. There truly is something here for everyone -- high stakes action, jaw-droppingly beautiful world building, hints of (queer and he...

    ARC provided by publisher for an honest review. I ended up liking this more than I thought I would. Some of the plot is somewhat predictable, but overall the world building and the characters kept me coming back for more. The story is told through alternating chapters between Bo...

    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. 3.5 stars! The concept of this book was one that really drew me in. Here we have a world where twins are the norm and singleborn are the rare occurrence. The twin dynamic is quite fascinating. They play a huge role in each oth...

    Kaitlyn Sage Patterson has built a rich and troubled world in THE DIMINISHED that's as real and troubling as our own. The story is told in the dual POV of Vi and Bo, who are from very different parts of the same world: Vi is a servant trying to survive her harsh reality; Bo is the heir...

    5/5 Stars "In the Alskad Empire, nearly all are born with a twin, two halves to form one whole... yet some face the world alone." Bo and Vi are two people forced to face the world alone. Bo is the heir to the Alskad throne, Singleborn, and blessed by the gods as morally whole a...

    I love this book! This is the first book I've read in a hot minute. I didn't put this book down unless I was in class. All of my free time went to reading this book. It was absolutely amazing! It kept me on my toes the whole time! The world in this book is amazing! The characters are a...

    The Diminished is compulsively readable. It?s the story of Vi and Bo, both born into a post-cataclysmic, earth-like world where nearly everyone has a twin. The interconnectedness of twins is such that if one dies, the other almost always grieves to death within a short period of time...

  • Scrill
    Apr 01, 2018

    3 stars for this new YA fantasy, the first half of a duology. Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: A shattered moon, broken into two halves, is featured on the cover of The Diminished, Kaitlyn Sage Patterson?s debut YA fantasy novel. It?s an apt symbol for the world create...

    This novel was something unique; the plot idea is unlike anything I've read before and the world building was a class act. The details here, large and small, were truly breathtaking and I commend the author for shining a light on so many overlooked themes, like platonic relationships a...

    The Diminished by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson is the first book in what seems to be an untitled as yet young adult fantasy duology. The story takes place in a world known as the Alskad Empire where the vast majority of births result in twins with the very rare singleborn birth. Bo Trousi...

    This book has everything YA fantasy readers love. Rich world, interesting characters, and epic adventure. The book is incredibly diverse in its representation and the tension is constant. Definitely recommend! ...

    4 stars! "I came up feared and hated for a thing I had no control over in a world divided." I thoroughly enjoyed The Diminished and found it to be a solid debut novel that had me on the edge of my seat by the final chapters! The Diminished follows two main characters, Vi Abe...

    3/10/18 Me coming back to this book and wondering why it only has 40ish reviews when it came out in January...but then realizing the release was actually pushed back until April lol. Now it all makes sense. --- Ooo overall, like the cover...though I don't know what is going on with ...

    Vi has lived her whole life a diminished since her twin died so young. Her whole life she has spent tampering down her temper and envying all the twins, not because of the privileges they have, but for the wholeness they have. Bo is a singleborn and soon to be named heir to the throne ...

  • A S Moser
    Jan 15, 2018

    3 stars for this new YA fantasy, the first half of a duology. Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: A shattered moon, broken into two halves, is featured on the cover of The Diminished, Kaitlyn Sage Patterson?s debut YA fantasy novel. It?s an apt symbol for the world create...

    This novel was something unique; the plot idea is unlike anything I've read before and the world building was a class act. The details here, large and small, were truly breathtaking and I commend the author for shining a light on so many overlooked themes, like platonic relationships a...

    The Diminished by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson is the first book in what seems to be an untitled as yet young adult fantasy duology. The story takes place in a world known as the Alskad Empire where the vast majority of births result in twins with the very rare singleborn birth. Bo Trousi...

    This book has everything YA fantasy readers love. Rich world, interesting characters, and epic adventure. The book is incredibly diverse in its representation and the tension is constant. Definitely recommend! ...

    4 stars! "I came up feared and hated for a thing I had no control over in a world divided." I thoroughly enjoyed The Diminished and found it to be a solid debut novel that had me on the edge of my seat by the final chapters! The Diminished follows two main characters, Vi Abe...

    3/10/18 Me coming back to this book and wondering why it only has 40ish reviews when it came out in January...but then realizing the release was actually pushed back until April lol. Now it all makes sense. --- Ooo overall, like the cover...though I don't know what is going on with ...

    Vi has lived her whole life a diminished since her twin died so young. Her whole life she has spent tampering down her temper and envying all the twins, not because of the privileges they have, but for the wholeness they have. Bo is a singleborn and soon to be named heir to the throne ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin Teen for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 4 1/2 Stars The Diminished is a fabulous beginning to this as yet, untitled YA fantasy duology. The world building is rich in detail and the characters interesting and relatable. I was ...

    Thank you so much to HarlequinTeen and NetGalley for allowing me to read and review this lovely debut by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson. The world-building in this in debut fantasy novel is unique and complex. Vi and Bo grow up in very different situations on a world where nearly all births ar...

    Showing my cards up front: I've read this book several times as a beta reader. But if you like, you may check my other reviews to see that I very rarely leave comments, and very rarely leave 5* reviews. I could've given this 4*, said nothing, and the author would've been pleased. Bu...

  • Melanie Mcghee
    Dec 30, 2017

    3 stars for this new YA fantasy, the first half of a duology. Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: A shattered moon, broken into two halves, is featured on the cover of The Diminished, Kaitlyn Sage Patterson?s debut YA fantasy novel. It?s an apt symbol for the world create...

    This novel was something unique; the plot idea is unlike anything I've read before and the world building was a class act. The details here, large and small, were truly breathtaking and I commend the author for shining a light on so many overlooked themes, like platonic relationships a...

    The Diminished by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson is the first book in what seems to be an untitled as yet young adult fantasy duology. The story takes place in a world known as the Alskad Empire where the vast majority of births result in twins with the very rare singleborn birth. Bo Trousi...

    This book has everything YA fantasy readers love. Rich world, interesting characters, and epic adventure. The book is incredibly diverse in its representation and the tension is constant. Definitely recommend! ...

    4 stars! "I came up feared and hated for a thing I had no control over in a world divided." I thoroughly enjoyed The Diminished and found it to be a solid debut novel that had me on the edge of my seat by the final chapters! The Diminished follows two main characters, Vi Abe...

    3/10/18 Me coming back to this book and wondering why it only has 40ish reviews when it came out in January...but then realizing the release was actually pushed back until April lol. Now it all makes sense. --- Ooo overall, like the cover...though I don't know what is going on with ...

    Vi has lived her whole life a diminished since her twin died so young. Her whole life she has spent tampering down her temper and envying all the twins, not because of the privileges they have, but for the wholeness they have. Bo is a singleborn and soon to be named heir to the throne ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin Teen for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 4 1/2 Stars The Diminished is a fabulous beginning to this as yet, untitled YA fantasy duology. The world building is rich in detail and the characters interesting and relatable. I was ...

    Thank you so much to HarlequinTeen and NetGalley for allowing me to read and review this lovely debut by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson. The world-building in this in debut fantasy novel is unique and complex. Vi and Bo grow up in very different situations on a world where nearly all births ar...

    Showing my cards up front: I've read this book several times as a beta reader. But if you like, you may check my other reviews to see that I very rarely leave comments, and very rarely leave 5* reviews. I could've given this 4*, said nothing, and the author would've been pleased. Bu...

    One word to describe this book would be.......... Perfection! This is a debut novel that shines the light on platonic, sibling relationships, which is rare to find in YA. The Diminished is a very inclusive story, and the author doesn'tturn the entire story to revolve around th...

    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in a giveaway and chose to review it. This in no way impacts my opinion. This is a really cool and interesting book. I love the fact that unlike a lot of fantasy novels, we aren't given a whole lot of backstory and history. Instead, we are ...

    I really enjoyed the inclusive nature of this story. Too often when authors try and integrate LGBTQ, it becomes the whole story. The Diminished allows characters to be who they are and allows women to succeed in traditionally male roles without making a fuss. The mix of steampunk and ...

    I just LOVED this book! The characters and plot are well developed and I just couldn't put this book down! I read this book in less than a day! In my opinion, this is going to be one of the best books of the year! Kaitlyn Sage Patterson, well done! I'm a fan now! ...

    Wow- I love this book so much! I was completely sucked in to the story. In a world populated by twins, Vi is "diminished" meaning the sole surviving twin of her pair, and the world waits for her to succumb to grief or murderous rage. Twins who have lost their other half make up the mos...

    THE DIMINISHED is an incredibly rich, imaginative fantasy debut that I loved. It's set in a world where almost everyone has a twin. Those born alone, the Singleborn, lead of life of exceptional privilege. Those whose twins have died are the Diminished ? the permanent servant class of...

    I don't read a lot of high fantasy but DAMN. The unique premise of this one sucked me right in, and the wonderfully rendered POV characters kept me reading. There truly is something here for everyone -- high stakes action, jaw-droppingly beautiful world building, hints of (queer and he...

    ARC provided by publisher for an honest review. I ended up liking this more than I thought I would. Some of the plot is somewhat predictable, but overall the world building and the characters kept me coming back for more. The story is told through alternating chapters between Bo...

    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. 3.5 stars! The concept of this book was one that really drew me in. Here we have a world where twins are the norm and singleborn are the rare occurrence. The twin dynamic is quite fascinating. They play a huge role in each oth...

    Kaitlyn Sage Patterson has built a rich and troubled world in THE DIMINISHED that's as real and troubling as our own. The story is told in the dual POV of Vi and Bo, who are from very different parts of the same world: Vi is a servant trying to survive her harsh reality; Bo is the heir...

    5/5 Stars "In the Alskad Empire, nearly all are born with a twin, two halves to form one whole... yet some face the world alone." Bo and Vi are two people forced to face the world alone. Bo is the heir to the Alskad throne, Singleborn, and blessed by the gods as morally whole a...

    I love this book! This is the first book I've read in a hot minute. I didn't put this book down unless I was in class. All of my free time went to reading this book. It was absolutely amazing! It kept me on my toes the whole time! The world in this book is amazing! The characters are a...

    The Diminished is compulsively readable. It?s the story of Vi and Bo, both born into a post-cataclysmic, earth-like world where nearly everyone has a twin. The interconnectedness of twins is such that if one dies, the other almost always grieves to death within a short period of time...

    I completely adored this book. So we read about one of the main characters by the name of Vi. Vi is one of the diminished and that means that she was born with a twin who died and unlike the majority that die after their twin's death, she survives. Having been abandoned for that fa...

    So I got an ARC of this from my local library and I was thoroughly impressed. I didn't really know what to expect walking into it but it offered such a different story than what I have been reading lately. I like that it is told in the dual perspective of Bo and Vi. I loved both of th...

    From the first page, I was hooked. Entering this world of mystery, intrigue, love and corruption was deeply satisfying. I fell in love with Vi and Bo -- can't wait to read of their adventures in book 2! AND, how refreshing it is to read a book where one of the main characters is gay an...

  • Samantha Clark
    Apr 12, 2018

    3 stars for this new YA fantasy, the first half of a duology. Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: A shattered moon, broken into two halves, is featured on the cover of The Diminished, Kaitlyn Sage Patterson?s debut YA fantasy novel. It?s an apt symbol for the world create...

    This novel was something unique; the plot idea is unlike anything I've read before and the world building was a class act. The details here, large and small, were truly breathtaking and I commend the author for shining a light on so many overlooked themes, like platonic relationships a...

    The Diminished by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson is the first book in what seems to be an untitled as yet young adult fantasy duology. The story takes place in a world known as the Alskad Empire where the vast majority of births result in twins with the very rare singleborn birth. Bo Trousi...

    This book has everything YA fantasy readers love. Rich world, interesting characters, and epic adventure. The book is incredibly diverse in its representation and the tension is constant. Definitely recommend! ...

    4 stars! "I came up feared and hated for a thing I had no control over in a world divided." I thoroughly enjoyed The Diminished and found it to be a solid debut novel that had me on the edge of my seat by the final chapters! The Diminished follows two main characters, Vi Abe...

    3/10/18 Me coming back to this book and wondering why it only has 40ish reviews when it came out in January...but then realizing the release was actually pushed back until April lol. Now it all makes sense. --- Ooo overall, like the cover...though I don't know what is going on with ...

    Vi has lived her whole life a diminished since her twin died so young. Her whole life she has spent tampering down her temper and envying all the twins, not because of the privileges they have, but for the wholeness they have. Bo is a singleborn and soon to be named heir to the throne ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin Teen for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 4 1/2 Stars The Diminished is a fabulous beginning to this as yet, untitled YA fantasy duology. The world building is rich in detail and the characters interesting and relatable. I was ...

    Thank you so much to HarlequinTeen and NetGalley for allowing me to read and review this lovely debut by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson. The world-building in this in debut fantasy novel is unique and complex. Vi and Bo grow up in very different situations on a world where nearly all births ar...

    Showing my cards up front: I've read this book several times as a beta reader. But if you like, you may check my other reviews to see that I very rarely leave comments, and very rarely leave 5* reviews. I could've given this 4*, said nothing, and the author would've been pleased. Bu...

    One word to describe this book would be.......... Perfection! This is a debut novel that shines the light on platonic, sibling relationships, which is rare to find in YA. The Diminished is a very inclusive story, and the author doesn'tturn the entire story to revolve around th...

    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in a giveaway and chose to review it. This in no way impacts my opinion. This is a really cool and interesting book. I love the fact that unlike a lot of fantasy novels, we aren't given a whole lot of backstory and history. Instead, we are ...

    I really enjoyed the inclusive nature of this story. Too often when authors try and integrate LGBTQ, it becomes the whole story. The Diminished allows characters to be who they are and allows women to succeed in traditionally male roles without making a fuss. The mix of steampunk and ...

    I just LOVED this book! The characters and plot are well developed and I just couldn't put this book down! I read this book in less than a day! In my opinion, this is going to be one of the best books of the year! Kaitlyn Sage Patterson, well done! I'm a fan now! ...

    Wow- I love this book so much! I was completely sucked in to the story. In a world populated by twins, Vi is "diminished" meaning the sole surviving twin of her pair, and the world waits for her to succumb to grief or murderous rage. Twins who have lost their other half make up the mos...

    THE DIMINISHED is an incredibly rich, imaginative fantasy debut that I loved. It's set in a world where almost everyone has a twin. Those born alone, the Singleborn, lead of life of exceptional privilege. Those whose twins have died are the Diminished ? the permanent servant class of...

    I don't read a lot of high fantasy but DAMN. The unique premise of this one sucked me right in, and the wonderfully rendered POV characters kept me reading. There truly is something here for everyone -- high stakes action, jaw-droppingly beautiful world building, hints of (queer and he...

    ARC provided by publisher for an honest review. I ended up liking this more than I thought I would. Some of the plot is somewhat predictable, but overall the world building and the characters kept me coming back for more. The story is told through alternating chapters between Bo...

    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. 3.5 stars! The concept of this book was one that really drew me in. Here we have a world where twins are the norm and singleborn are the rare occurrence. The twin dynamic is quite fascinating. They play a huge role in each oth...

    Kaitlyn Sage Patterson has built a rich and troubled world in THE DIMINISHED that's as real and troubling as our own. The story is told in the dual POV of Vi and Bo, who are from very different parts of the same world: Vi is a servant trying to survive her harsh reality; Bo is the heir...

  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    Aug 05, 2017

    3 stars for this new YA fantasy, the first half of a duology. Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: A shattered moon, broken into two halves, is featured on the cover of The Diminished, Kaitlyn Sage Patterson?s debut YA fantasy novel. It?s an apt symbol for the world create...

    This novel was something unique; the plot idea is unlike anything I've read before and the world building was a class act. The details here, large and small, were truly breathtaking and I commend the author for shining a light on so many overlooked themes, like platonic relationships a...

    The Diminished by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson is the first book in what seems to be an untitled as yet young adult fantasy duology. The story takes place in a world known as the Alskad Empire where the vast majority of births result in twins with the very rare singleborn birth. Bo Trousi...

    This book has everything YA fantasy readers love. Rich world, interesting characters, and epic adventure. The book is incredibly diverse in its representation and the tension is constant. Definitely recommend! ...

    4 stars! "I came up feared and hated for a thing I had no control over in a world divided." I thoroughly enjoyed The Diminished and found it to be a solid debut novel that had me on the edge of my seat by the final chapters! The Diminished follows two main characters, Vi Abe...

    3/10/18 Me coming back to this book and wondering why it only has 40ish reviews when it came out in January...but then realizing the release was actually pushed back until April lol. Now it all makes sense. --- Ooo overall, like the cover...though I don't know what is going on with ...

  • Troy Wiggins
    Mar 04, 2018

    3 stars for this new YA fantasy, the first half of a duology. Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: A shattered moon, broken into two halves, is featured on the cover of The Diminished, Kaitlyn Sage Patterson?s debut YA fantasy novel. It?s an apt symbol for the world create...

    This novel was something unique; the plot idea is unlike anything I've read before and the world building was a class act. The details here, large and small, were truly breathtaking and I commend the author for shining a light on so many overlooked themes, like platonic relationships a...

    The Diminished by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson is the first book in what seems to be an untitled as yet young adult fantasy duology. The story takes place in a world known as the Alskad Empire where the vast majority of births result in twins with the very rare singleborn birth. Bo Trousi...

    This book has everything YA fantasy readers love. Rich world, interesting characters, and epic adventure. The book is incredibly diverse in its representation and the tension is constant. Definitely recommend! ...

    4 stars! "I came up feared and hated for a thing I had no control over in a world divided." I thoroughly enjoyed The Diminished and found it to be a solid debut novel that had me on the edge of my seat by the final chapters! The Diminished follows two main characters, Vi Abe...

    3/10/18 Me coming back to this book and wondering why it only has 40ish reviews when it came out in January...but then realizing the release was actually pushed back until April lol. Now it all makes sense. --- Ooo overall, like the cover...though I don't know what is going on with ...

    Vi has lived her whole life a diminished since her twin died so young. Her whole life she has spent tampering down her temper and envying all the twins, not because of the privileges they have, but for the wholeness they have. Bo is a singleborn and soon to be named heir to the throne ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin Teen for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 4 1/2 Stars The Diminished is a fabulous beginning to this as yet, untitled YA fantasy duology. The world building is rich in detail and the characters interesting and relatable. I was ...

    Thank you so much to HarlequinTeen and NetGalley for allowing me to read and review this lovely debut by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson. The world-building in this in debut fantasy novel is unique and complex. Vi and Bo grow up in very different situations on a world where nearly all births ar...

    Showing my cards up front: I've read this book several times as a beta reader. But if you like, you may check my other reviews to see that I very rarely leave comments, and very rarely leave 5* reviews. I could've given this 4*, said nothing, and the author would've been pleased. Bu...

    One word to describe this book would be.......... Perfection! This is a debut novel that shines the light on platonic, sibling relationships, which is rare to find in YA. The Diminished is a very inclusive story, and the author doesn'tturn the entire story to revolve around th...

    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in a giveaway and chose to review it. This in no way impacts my opinion. This is a really cool and interesting book. I love the fact that unlike a lot of fantasy novels, we aren't given a whole lot of backstory and history. Instead, we are ...

    I really enjoyed the inclusive nature of this story. Too often when authors try and integrate LGBTQ, it becomes the whole story. The Diminished allows characters to be who they are and allows women to succeed in traditionally male roles without making a fuss. The mix of steampunk and ...

    I just LOVED this book! The characters and plot are well developed and I just couldn't put this book down! I read this book in less than a day! In my opinion, this is going to be one of the best books of the year! Kaitlyn Sage Patterson, well done! I'm a fan now! ...

    Wow- I love this book so much! I was completely sucked in to the story. In a world populated by twins, Vi is "diminished" meaning the sole surviving twin of her pair, and the world waits for her to succumb to grief or murderous rage. Twins who have lost their other half make up the mos...

    THE DIMINISHED is an incredibly rich, imaginative fantasy debut that I loved. It's set in a world where almost everyone has a twin. Those born alone, the Singleborn, lead of life of exceptional privilege. Those whose twins have died are the Diminished ? the permanent servant class of...

    I don't read a lot of high fantasy but DAMN. The unique premise of this one sucked me right in, and the wonderfully rendered POV characters kept me reading. There truly is something here for everyone -- high stakes action, jaw-droppingly beautiful world building, hints of (queer and he...

    ARC provided by publisher for an honest review. I ended up liking this more than I thought I would. Some of the plot is somewhat predictable, but overall the world building and the characters kept me coming back for more. The story is told through alternating chapters between Bo...

    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. 3.5 stars! The concept of this book was one that really drew me in. Here we have a world where twins are the norm and singleborn are the rare occurrence. The twin dynamic is quite fascinating. They play a huge role in each oth...

    Kaitlyn Sage Patterson has built a rich and troubled world in THE DIMINISHED that's as real and troubling as our own. The story is told in the dual POV of Vi and Bo, who are from very different parts of the same world: Vi is a servant trying to survive her harsh reality; Bo is the heir...

    5/5 Stars "In the Alskad Empire, nearly all are born with a twin, two halves to form one whole... yet some face the world alone." Bo and Vi are two people forced to face the world alone. Bo is the heir to the Alskad throne, Singleborn, and blessed by the gods as morally whole a...

    I love this book! This is the first book I've read in a hot minute. I didn't put this book down unless I was in class. All of my free time went to reading this book. It was absolutely amazing! It kept me on my toes the whole time! The world in this book is amazing! The characters are a...

    The Diminished is compulsively readable. It?s the story of Vi and Bo, both born into a post-cataclysmic, earth-like world where nearly everyone has a twin. The interconnectedness of twins is such that if one dies, the other almost always grieves to death within a short period of time...

    I completely adored this book. So we read about one of the main characters by the name of Vi. Vi is one of the diminished and that means that she was born with a twin who died and unlike the majority that die after their twin's death, she survives. Having been abandoned for that fa...

    So I got an ARC of this from my local library and I was thoroughly impressed. I didn't really know what to expect walking into it but it offered such a different story than what I have been reading lately. I like that it is told in the dual perspective of Bo and Vi. I loved both of th...

    From the first page, I was hooked. Entering this world of mystery, intrigue, love and corruption was deeply satisfying. I fell in love with Vi and Bo -- can't wait to read of their adventures in book 2! AND, how refreshing it is to read a book where one of the main characters is gay an...

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS BOOK. I received the ARC for it, but i can't wait to own the final copy :> This would've been a quick read.... But i kept stopping because of all the emotional scenes. I think I cried so many times. It took me a whole week just to finish the last 4 pages ( i...

    Argh I just wrote a super long review and it didn't save and now I'm in a bad mood. Full review to come later, but this is gorgeously written book with plenty of action, romance, and suspense set in a vibrant world. Add to your list right now and keep a steady eye on the release date. ...

    This book was so very interesting. My daughter as well as I both loved it! ...

    Great read. Full review forthcoming. ...

  • Jamie (Books and Ladders)
    Mar 17, 2018

    3 stars for this new YA fantasy, the first half of a duology. Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: A shattered moon, broken into two halves, is featured on the cover of The Diminished, Kaitlyn Sage Patterson?s debut YA fantasy novel. It?s an apt symbol for the world create...

    This novel was something unique; the plot idea is unlike anything I've read before and the world building was a class act. The details here, large and small, were truly breathtaking and I commend the author for shining a light on so many overlooked themes, like platonic relationships a...

    The Diminished by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson is the first book in what seems to be an untitled as yet young adult fantasy duology. The story takes place in a world known as the Alskad Empire where the vast majority of births result in twins with the very rare singleborn birth. Bo Trousi...

    This book has everything YA fantasy readers love. Rich world, interesting characters, and epic adventure. The book is incredibly diverse in its representation and the tension is constant. Definitely recommend! ...

    4 stars! "I came up feared and hated for a thing I had no control over in a world divided." I thoroughly enjoyed The Diminished and found it to be a solid debut novel that had me on the edge of my seat by the final chapters! The Diminished follows two main characters, Vi Abe...

    3/10/18 Me coming back to this book and wondering why it only has 40ish reviews when it came out in January...but then realizing the release was actually pushed back until April lol. Now it all makes sense. --- Ooo overall, like the cover...though I don't know what is going on with ...

    Vi has lived her whole life a diminished since her twin died so young. Her whole life she has spent tampering down her temper and envying all the twins, not because of the privileges they have, but for the wholeness they have. Bo is a singleborn and soon to be named heir to the throne ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin Teen for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 4 1/2 Stars The Diminished is a fabulous beginning to this as yet, untitled YA fantasy duology. The world building is rich in detail and the characters interesting and relatable. I was ...

    Thank you so much to HarlequinTeen and NetGalley for allowing me to read and review this lovely debut by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson. The world-building in this in debut fantasy novel is unique and complex. Vi and Bo grow up in very different situations on a world where nearly all births ar...

    Showing my cards up front: I've read this book several times as a beta reader. But if you like, you may check my other reviews to see that I very rarely leave comments, and very rarely leave 5* reviews. I could've given this 4*, said nothing, and the author would've been pleased. Bu...

    One word to describe this book would be.......... Perfection! This is a debut novel that shines the light on platonic, sibling relationships, which is rare to find in YA. The Diminished is a very inclusive story, and the author doesn'tturn the entire story to revolve around th...

    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in a giveaway and chose to review it. This in no way impacts my opinion. This is a really cool and interesting book. I love the fact that unlike a lot of fantasy novels, we aren't given a whole lot of backstory and history. Instead, we are ...

  • Ashlee » Library In The Country
    Apr 02, 2018

    3 stars for this new YA fantasy, the first half of a duology. Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: A shattered moon, broken into two halves, is featured on the cover of The Diminished, Kaitlyn Sage Patterson?s debut YA fantasy novel. It?s an apt symbol for the world create...

    This novel was something unique; the plot idea is unlike anything I've read before and the world building was a class act. The details here, large and small, were truly breathtaking and I commend the author for shining a light on so many overlooked themes, like platonic relationships a...

    The Diminished by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson is the first book in what seems to be an untitled as yet young adult fantasy duology. The story takes place in a world known as the Alskad Empire where the vast majority of births result in twins with the very rare singleborn birth. Bo Trousi...

    This book has everything YA fantasy readers love. Rich world, interesting characters, and epic adventure. The book is incredibly diverse in its representation and the tension is constant. Definitely recommend! ...

    4 stars! "I came up feared and hated for a thing I had no control over in a world divided." I thoroughly enjoyed The Diminished and found it to be a solid debut novel that had me on the edge of my seat by the final chapters! The Diminished follows two main characters, Vi Abe...

  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Apr 11, 2018

    3 stars for this new YA fantasy, the first half of a duology. Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: A shattered moon, broken into two halves, is featured on the cover of The Diminished, Kaitlyn Sage Patterson?s debut YA fantasy novel. It?s an apt symbol for the world create...

  • Erin
    Feb 05, 2018

    3 stars for this new YA fantasy, the first half of a duology. Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: A shattered moon, broken into two halves, is featured on the cover of The Diminished, Kaitlyn Sage Patterson?s debut YA fantasy novel. It?s an apt symbol for the world create...

    This novel was something unique; the plot idea is unlike anything I've read before and the world building was a class act. The details here, large and small, were truly breathtaking and I commend the author for shining a light on so many overlooked themes, like platonic relationships a...

    The Diminished by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson is the first book in what seems to be an untitled as yet young adult fantasy duology. The story takes place in a world known as the Alskad Empire where the vast majority of births result in twins with the very rare singleborn birth. Bo Trousi...

    This book has everything YA fantasy readers love. Rich world, interesting characters, and epic adventure. The book is incredibly diverse in its representation and the tension is constant. Definitely recommend! ...

    4 stars! "I came up feared and hated for a thing I had no control over in a world divided." I thoroughly enjoyed The Diminished and found it to be a solid debut novel that had me on the edge of my seat by the final chapters! The Diminished follows two main characters, Vi Abe...

    3/10/18 Me coming back to this book and wondering why it only has 40ish reviews when it came out in January...but then realizing the release was actually pushed back until April lol. Now it all makes sense. --- Ooo overall, like the cover...though I don't know what is going on with ...

    Vi has lived her whole life a diminished since her twin died so young. Her whole life she has spent tampering down her temper and envying all the twins, not because of the privileges they have, but for the wholeness they have. Bo is a singleborn and soon to be named heir to the throne ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin Teen for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 4 1/2 Stars The Diminished is a fabulous beginning to this as yet, untitled YA fantasy duology. The world building is rich in detail and the characters interesting and relatable. I was ...

    Thank you so much to HarlequinTeen and NetGalley for allowing me to read and review this lovely debut by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson. The world-building in this in debut fantasy novel is unique and complex. Vi and Bo grow up in very different situations on a world where nearly all births ar...

    Showing my cards up front: I've read this book several times as a beta reader. But if you like, you may check my other reviews to see that I very rarely leave comments, and very rarely leave 5* reviews. I could've given this 4*, said nothing, and the author would've been pleased. Bu...

    One word to describe this book would be.......... Perfection! This is a debut novel that shines the light on platonic, sibling relationships, which is rare to find in YA. The Diminished is a very inclusive story, and the author doesn'tturn the entire story to revolve around th...

    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in a giveaway and chose to review it. This in no way impacts my opinion. This is a really cool and interesting book. I love the fact that unlike a lot of fantasy novels, we aren't given a whole lot of backstory and history. Instead, we are ...

    I really enjoyed the inclusive nature of this story. Too often when authors try and integrate LGBTQ, it becomes the whole story. The Diminished allows characters to be who they are and allows women to succeed in traditionally male roles without making a fuss. The mix of steampunk and ...

    I just LOVED this book! The characters and plot are well developed and I just couldn't put this book down! I read this book in less than a day! In my opinion, this is going to be one of the best books of the year! Kaitlyn Sage Patterson, well done! I'm a fan now! ...

    Wow- I love this book so much! I was completely sucked in to the story. In a world populated by twins, Vi is "diminished" meaning the sole surviving twin of her pair, and the world waits for her to succumb to grief or murderous rage. Twins who have lost their other half make up the mos...

    THE DIMINISHED is an incredibly rich, imaginative fantasy debut that I loved. It's set in a world where almost everyone has a twin. Those born alone, the Singleborn, lead of life of exceptional privilege. Those whose twins have died are the Diminished ? the permanent servant class of...

    I don't read a lot of high fantasy but DAMN. The unique premise of this one sucked me right in, and the wonderfully rendered POV characters kept me reading. There truly is something here for everyone -- high stakes action, jaw-droppingly beautiful world building, hints of (queer and he...

  • Sydney ✨
    Mar 05, 2018

    3 stars for this new YA fantasy, the first half of a duology. Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: A shattered moon, broken into two halves, is featured on the cover of The Diminished, Kaitlyn Sage Patterson?s debut YA fantasy novel. It?s an apt symbol for the world create...

    This novel was something unique; the plot idea is unlike anything I've read before and the world building was a class act. The details here, large and small, were truly breathtaking and I commend the author for shining a light on so many overlooked themes, like platonic relationships a...

    The Diminished by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson is the first book in what seems to be an untitled as yet young adult fantasy duology. The story takes place in a world known as the Alskad Empire where the vast majority of births result in twins with the very rare singleborn birth. Bo Trousi...

    This book has everything YA fantasy readers love. Rich world, interesting characters, and epic adventure. The book is incredibly diverse in its representation and the tension is constant. Definitely recommend! ...

    4 stars! "I came up feared and hated for a thing I had no control over in a world divided." I thoroughly enjoyed The Diminished and found it to be a solid debut novel that had me on the edge of my seat by the final chapters! The Diminished follows two main characters, Vi Abe...

    3/10/18 Me coming back to this book and wondering why it only has 40ish reviews when it came out in January...but then realizing the release was actually pushed back until April lol. Now it all makes sense. --- Ooo overall, like the cover...though I don't know what is going on with ...

    Vi has lived her whole life a diminished since her twin died so young. Her whole life she has spent tampering down her temper and envying all the twins, not because of the privileges they have, but for the wholeness they have. Bo is a singleborn and soon to be named heir to the throne ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin Teen for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 4 1/2 Stars The Diminished is a fabulous beginning to this as yet, untitled YA fantasy duology. The world building is rich in detail and the characters interesting and relatable. I was ...

    Thank you so much to HarlequinTeen and NetGalley for allowing me to read and review this lovely debut by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson. The world-building in this in debut fantasy novel is unique and complex. Vi and Bo grow up in very different situations on a world where nearly all births ar...

    Showing my cards up front: I've read this book several times as a beta reader. But if you like, you may check my other reviews to see that I very rarely leave comments, and very rarely leave 5* reviews. I could've given this 4*, said nothing, and the author would've been pleased. Bu...

    One word to describe this book would be.......... Perfection! This is a debut novel that shines the light on platonic, sibling relationships, which is rare to find in YA. The Diminished is a very inclusive story, and the author doesn'tturn the entire story to revolve around th...

    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in a giveaway and chose to review it. This in no way impacts my opinion. This is a really cool and interesting book. I love the fact that unlike a lot of fantasy novels, we aren't given a whole lot of backstory and history. Instead, we are ...

    I really enjoyed the inclusive nature of this story. Too often when authors try and integrate LGBTQ, it becomes the whole story. The Diminished allows characters to be who they are and allows women to succeed in traditionally male roles without making a fuss. The mix of steampunk and ...

    I just LOVED this book! The characters and plot are well developed and I just couldn't put this book down! I read this book in less than a day! In my opinion, this is going to be one of the best books of the year! Kaitlyn Sage Patterson, well done! I'm a fan now! ...

    Wow- I love this book so much! I was completely sucked in to the story. In a world populated by twins, Vi is "diminished" meaning the sole surviving twin of her pair, and the world waits for her to succumb to grief or murderous rage. Twins who have lost their other half make up the mos...

    THE DIMINISHED is an incredibly rich, imaginative fantasy debut that I loved. It's set in a world where almost everyone has a twin. Those born alone, the Singleborn, lead of life of exceptional privilege. Those whose twins have died are the Diminished ? the permanent servant class of...

    I don't read a lot of high fantasy but DAMN. The unique premise of this one sucked me right in, and the wonderfully rendered POV characters kept me reading. There truly is something here for everyone -- high stakes action, jaw-droppingly beautiful world building, hints of (queer and he...

    ARC provided by publisher for an honest review. I ended up liking this more than I thought I would. Some of the plot is somewhat predictable, but overall the world building and the characters kept me coming back for more. The story is told through alternating chapters between Bo...

    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. 3.5 stars! The concept of this book was one that really drew me in. Here we have a world where twins are the norm and singleborn are the rare occurrence. The twin dynamic is quite fascinating. They play a huge role in each oth...

    Kaitlyn Sage Patterson has built a rich and troubled world in THE DIMINISHED that's as real and troubling as our own. The story is told in the dual POV of Vi and Bo, who are from very different parts of the same world: Vi is a servant trying to survive her harsh reality; Bo is the heir...

    5/5 Stars "In the Alskad Empire, nearly all are born with a twin, two halves to form one whole... yet some face the world alone." Bo and Vi are two people forced to face the world alone. Bo is the heir to the Alskad throne, Singleborn, and blessed by the gods as morally whole a...

    I love this book! This is the first book I've read in a hot minute. I didn't put this book down unless I was in class. All of my free time went to reading this book. It was absolutely amazing! It kept me on my toes the whole time! The world in this book is amazing! The characters are a...

    The Diminished is compulsively readable. It?s the story of Vi and Bo, both born into a post-cataclysmic, earth-like world where nearly everyone has a twin. The interconnectedness of twins is such that if one dies, the other almost always grieves to death within a short period of time...

    I completely adored this book. So we read about one of the main characters by the name of Vi. Vi is one of the diminished and that means that she was born with a twin who died and unlike the majority that die after their twin's death, she survives. Having been abandoned for that fa...

    So I got an ARC of this from my local library and I was thoroughly impressed. I didn't really know what to expect walking into it but it offered such a different story than what I have been reading lately. I like that it is told in the dual perspective of Bo and Vi. I loved both of th...

  • Dana Mele
    Feb 08, 2018

    3 stars for this new YA fantasy, the first half of a duology. Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: A shattered moon, broken into two halves, is featured on the cover of The Diminished, Kaitlyn Sage Patterson?s debut YA fantasy novel. It?s an apt symbol for the world create...

    This novel was something unique; the plot idea is unlike anything I've read before and the world building was a class act. The details here, large and small, were truly breathtaking and I commend the author for shining a light on so many overlooked themes, like platonic relationships a...

    The Diminished by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson is the first book in what seems to be an untitled as yet young adult fantasy duology. The story takes place in a world known as the Alskad Empire where the vast majority of births result in twins with the very rare singleborn birth. Bo Trousi...

    This book has everything YA fantasy readers love. Rich world, interesting characters, and epic adventure. The book is incredibly diverse in its representation and the tension is constant. Definitely recommend! ...

    4 stars! "I came up feared and hated for a thing I had no control over in a world divided." I thoroughly enjoyed The Diminished and found it to be a solid debut novel that had me on the edge of my seat by the final chapters! The Diminished follows two main characters, Vi Abe...

    3/10/18 Me coming back to this book and wondering why it only has 40ish reviews when it came out in January...but then realizing the release was actually pushed back until April lol. Now it all makes sense. --- Ooo overall, like the cover...though I don't know what is going on with ...

    Vi has lived her whole life a diminished since her twin died so young. Her whole life she has spent tampering down her temper and envying all the twins, not because of the privileges they have, but for the wholeness they have. Bo is a singleborn and soon to be named heir to the throne ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin Teen for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 4 1/2 Stars The Diminished is a fabulous beginning to this as yet, untitled YA fantasy duology. The world building is rich in detail and the characters interesting and relatable. I was ...

    Thank you so much to HarlequinTeen and NetGalley for allowing me to read and review this lovely debut by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson. The world-building in this in debut fantasy novel is unique and complex. Vi and Bo grow up in very different situations on a world where nearly all births ar...

    Showing my cards up front: I've read this book several times as a beta reader. But if you like, you may check my other reviews to see that I very rarely leave comments, and very rarely leave 5* reviews. I could've given this 4*, said nothing, and the author would've been pleased. Bu...

    One word to describe this book would be.......... Perfection! This is a debut novel that shines the light on platonic, sibling relationships, which is rare to find in YA. The Diminished is a very inclusive story, and the author doesn'tturn the entire story to revolve around th...

    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in a giveaway and chose to review it. This in no way impacts my opinion. This is a really cool and interesting book. I love the fact that unlike a lot of fantasy novels, we aren't given a whole lot of backstory and history. Instead, we are ...

    I really enjoyed the inclusive nature of this story. Too often when authors try and integrate LGBTQ, it becomes the whole story. The Diminished allows characters to be who they are and allows women to succeed in traditionally male roles without making a fuss. The mix of steampunk and ...

    I just LOVED this book! The characters and plot are well developed and I just couldn't put this book down! I read this book in less than a day! In my opinion, this is going to be one of the best books of the year! Kaitlyn Sage Patterson, well done! I'm a fan now! ...

    Wow- I love this book so much! I was completely sucked in to the story. In a world populated by twins, Vi is "diminished" meaning the sole surviving twin of her pair, and the world waits for her to succumb to grief or murderous rage. Twins who have lost their other half make up the mos...

    THE DIMINISHED is an incredibly rich, imaginative fantasy debut that I loved. It's set in a world where almost everyone has a twin. Those born alone, the Singleborn, lead of life of exceptional privilege. Those whose twins have died are the Diminished ? the permanent servant class of...

    I don't read a lot of high fantasy but DAMN. The unique premise of this one sucked me right in, and the wonderfully rendered POV characters kept me reading. There truly is something here for everyone -- high stakes action, jaw-droppingly beautiful world building, hints of (queer and he...

    ARC provided by publisher for an honest review. I ended up liking this more than I thought I would. Some of the plot is somewhat predictable, but overall the world building and the characters kept me coming back for more. The story is told through alternating chapters between Bo...

    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. 3.5 stars! The concept of this book was one that really drew me in. Here we have a world where twins are the norm and singleborn are the rare occurrence. The twin dynamic is quite fascinating. They play a huge role in each oth...

    Kaitlyn Sage Patterson has built a rich and troubled world in THE DIMINISHED that's as real and troubling as our own. The story is told in the dual POV of Vi and Bo, who are from very different parts of the same world: Vi is a servant trying to survive her harsh reality; Bo is the heir...

    5/5 Stars "In the Alskad Empire, nearly all are born with a twin, two halves to form one whole... yet some face the world alone." Bo and Vi are two people forced to face the world alone. Bo is the heir to the Alskad throne, Singleborn, and blessed by the gods as morally whole a...

    I love this book! This is the first book I've read in a hot minute. I didn't put this book down unless I was in class. All of my free time went to reading this book. It was absolutely amazing! It kept me on my toes the whole time! The world in this book is amazing! The characters are a...

    The Diminished is compulsively readable. It?s the story of Vi and Bo, both born into a post-cataclysmic, earth-like world where nearly everyone has a twin. The interconnectedness of twins is such that if one dies, the other almost always grieves to death within a short period of time...

    I completely adored this book. So we read about one of the main characters by the name of Vi. Vi is one of the diminished and that means that she was born with a twin who died and unlike the majority that die after their twin's death, she survives. Having been abandoned for that fa...

    So I got an ARC of this from my local library and I was thoroughly impressed. I didn't really know what to expect walking into it but it offered such a different story than what I have been reading lately. I like that it is told in the dual perspective of Bo and Vi. I loved both of th...

    From the first page, I was hooked. Entering this world of mystery, intrigue, love and corruption was deeply satisfying. I fell in love with Vi and Bo -- can't wait to read of their adventures in book 2! AND, how refreshing it is to read a book where one of the main characters is gay an...

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS BOOK. I received the ARC for it, but i can't wait to own the final copy :> This would've been a quick read.... But i kept stopping because of all the emotional scenes. I think I cried so many times. It took me a whole week just to finish the last 4 pages ( i...

    Argh I just wrote a super long review and it didn't save and now I'm in a bad mood. Full review to come later, but this is gorgeously written book with plenty of action, romance, and suspense set in a vibrant world. Add to your list right now and keep a steady eye on the release date. ...

  • Ayah
    Apr 08, 2018

    3 stars for this new YA fantasy, the first half of a duology. Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: A shattered moon, broken into two halves, is featured on the cover of The Diminished, Kaitlyn Sage Patterson?s debut YA fantasy novel. It?s an apt symbol for the world create...

    This novel was something unique; the plot idea is unlike anything I've read before and the world building was a class act. The details here, large and small, were truly breathtaking and I commend the author for shining a light on so many overlooked themes, like platonic relationships a...

    The Diminished by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson is the first book in what seems to be an untitled as yet young adult fantasy duology. The story takes place in a world known as the Alskad Empire where the vast majority of births result in twins with the very rare singleborn birth. Bo Trousi...

    This book has everything YA fantasy readers love. Rich world, interesting characters, and epic adventure. The book is incredibly diverse in its representation and the tension is constant. Definitely recommend! ...

    4 stars! "I came up feared and hated for a thing I had no control over in a world divided." I thoroughly enjoyed The Diminished and found it to be a solid debut novel that had me on the edge of my seat by the final chapters! The Diminished follows two main characters, Vi Abe...

    3/10/18 Me coming back to this book and wondering why it only has 40ish reviews when it came out in January...but then realizing the release was actually pushed back until April lol. Now it all makes sense. --- Ooo overall, like the cover...though I don't know what is going on with ...

    Vi has lived her whole life a diminished since her twin died so young. Her whole life she has spent tampering down her temper and envying all the twins, not because of the privileges they have, but for the wholeness they have. Bo is a singleborn and soon to be named heir to the throne ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin Teen for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 4 1/2 Stars The Diminished is a fabulous beginning to this as yet, untitled YA fantasy duology. The world building is rich in detail and the characters interesting and relatable. I was ...

    Thank you so much to HarlequinTeen and NetGalley for allowing me to read and review this lovely debut by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson. The world-building in this in debut fantasy novel is unique and complex. Vi and Bo grow up in very different situations on a world where nearly all births ar...

    Showing my cards up front: I've read this book several times as a beta reader. But if you like, you may check my other reviews to see that I very rarely leave comments, and very rarely leave 5* reviews. I could've given this 4*, said nothing, and the author would've been pleased. Bu...

    One word to describe this book would be.......... Perfection! This is a debut novel that shines the light on platonic, sibling relationships, which is rare to find in YA. The Diminished is a very inclusive story, and the author doesn'tturn the entire story to revolve around th...

  • Kelly deVos
    Jan 21, 2018

    3 stars for this new YA fantasy, the first half of a duology. Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: A shattered moon, broken into two halves, is featured on the cover of The Diminished, Kaitlyn Sage Patterson?s debut YA fantasy novel. It?s an apt symbol for the world create...

    This novel was something unique; the plot idea is unlike anything I've read before and the world building was a class act. The details here, large and small, were truly breathtaking and I commend the author for shining a light on so many overlooked themes, like platonic relationships a...

    The Diminished by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson is the first book in what seems to be an untitled as yet young adult fantasy duology. The story takes place in a world known as the Alskad Empire where the vast majority of births result in twins with the very rare singleborn birth. Bo Trousi...

    This book has everything YA fantasy readers love. Rich world, interesting characters, and epic adventure. The book is incredibly diverse in its representation and the tension is constant. Definitely recommend! ...

    4 stars! "I came up feared and hated for a thing I had no control over in a world divided." I thoroughly enjoyed The Diminished and found it to be a solid debut novel that had me on the edge of my seat by the final chapters! The Diminished follows two main characters, Vi Abe...

    3/10/18 Me coming back to this book and wondering why it only has 40ish reviews when it came out in January...but then realizing the release was actually pushed back until April lol. Now it all makes sense. --- Ooo overall, like the cover...though I don't know what is going on with ...

    Vi has lived her whole life a diminished since her twin died so young. Her whole life she has spent tampering down her temper and envying all the twins, not because of the privileges they have, but for the wholeness they have. Bo is a singleborn and soon to be named heir to the throne ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin Teen for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 4 1/2 Stars The Diminished is a fabulous beginning to this as yet, untitled YA fantasy duology. The world building is rich in detail and the characters interesting and relatable. I was ...

    Thank you so much to HarlequinTeen and NetGalley for allowing me to read and review this lovely debut by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson. The world-building in this in debut fantasy novel is unique and complex. Vi and Bo grow up in very different situations on a world where nearly all births ar...

    Showing my cards up front: I've read this book several times as a beta reader. But if you like, you may check my other reviews to see that I very rarely leave comments, and very rarely leave 5* reviews. I could've given this 4*, said nothing, and the author would've been pleased. Bu...

    One word to describe this book would be.......... Perfection! This is a debut novel that shines the light on platonic, sibling relationships, which is rare to find in YA. The Diminished is a very inclusive story, and the author doesn'tturn the entire story to revolve around th...

    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in a giveaway and chose to review it. This in no way impacts my opinion. This is a really cool and interesting book. I love the fact that unlike a lot of fantasy novels, we aren't given a whole lot of backstory and history. Instead, we are ...

    I really enjoyed the inclusive nature of this story. Too often when authors try and integrate LGBTQ, it becomes the whole story. The Diminished allows characters to be who they are and allows women to succeed in traditionally male roles without making a fuss. The mix of steampunk and ...

    I just LOVED this book! The characters and plot are well developed and I just couldn't put this book down! I read this book in less than a day! In my opinion, this is going to be one of the best books of the year! Kaitlyn Sage Patterson, well done! I'm a fan now! ...

    Wow- I love this book so much! I was completely sucked in to the story. In a world populated by twins, Vi is "diminished" meaning the sole surviving twin of her pair, and the world waits for her to succumb to grief or murderous rage. Twins who have lost their other half make up the mos...

    THE DIMINISHED is an incredibly rich, imaginative fantasy debut that I loved. It's set in a world where almost everyone has a twin. Those born alone, the Singleborn, lead of life of exceptional privilege. Those whose twins have died are the Diminished ? the permanent servant class of...

  • Megan O'Russell
    Aug 23, 2017

    3 stars for this new YA fantasy, the first half of a duology. Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: A shattered moon, broken into two halves, is featured on the cover of The Diminished, Kaitlyn Sage Patterson?s debut YA fantasy novel. It?s an apt symbol for the world create...

    This novel was something unique; the plot idea is unlike anything I've read before and the world building was a class act. The details here, large and small, were truly breathtaking and I commend the author for shining a light on so many overlooked themes, like platonic relationships a...

    The Diminished by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson is the first book in what seems to be an untitled as yet young adult fantasy duology. The story takes place in a world known as the Alskad Empire where the vast majority of births result in twins with the very rare singleborn birth. Bo Trousi...

    This book has everything YA fantasy readers love. Rich world, interesting characters, and epic adventure. The book is incredibly diverse in its representation and the tension is constant. Definitely recommend! ...

    4 stars! "I came up feared and hated for a thing I had no control over in a world divided." I thoroughly enjoyed The Diminished and found it to be a solid debut novel that had me on the edge of my seat by the final chapters! The Diminished follows two main characters, Vi Abe...

    3/10/18 Me coming back to this book and wondering why it only has 40ish reviews when it came out in January...but then realizing the release was actually pushed back until April lol. Now it all makes sense. --- Ooo overall, like the cover...though I don't know what is going on with ...

    Vi has lived her whole life a diminished since her twin died so young. Her whole life she has spent tampering down her temper and envying all the twins, not because of the privileges they have, but for the wholeness they have. Bo is a singleborn and soon to be named heir to the throne ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin Teen for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 4 1/2 Stars The Diminished is a fabulous beginning to this as yet, untitled YA fantasy duology. The world building is rich in detail and the characters interesting and relatable. I was ...

    Thank you so much to HarlequinTeen and NetGalley for allowing me to read and review this lovely debut by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson. The world-building in this in debut fantasy novel is unique and complex. Vi and Bo grow up in very different situations on a world where nearly all births ar...

    Showing my cards up front: I've read this book several times as a beta reader. But if you like, you may check my other reviews to see that I very rarely leave comments, and very rarely leave 5* reviews. I could've given this 4*, said nothing, and the author would've been pleased. Bu...

    One word to describe this book would be.......... Perfection! This is a debut novel that shines the light on platonic, sibling relationships, which is rare to find in YA. The Diminished is a very inclusive story, and the author doesn'tturn the entire story to revolve around th...

    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in a giveaway and chose to review it. This in no way impacts my opinion. This is a really cool and interesting book. I love the fact that unlike a lot of fantasy novels, we aren't given a whole lot of backstory and history. Instead, we are ...

    I really enjoyed the inclusive nature of this story. Too often when authors try and integrate LGBTQ, it becomes the whole story. The Diminished allows characters to be who they are and allows women to succeed in traditionally male roles without making a fuss. The mix of steampunk and ...

  • The Farmer’s Daughter Reads
    Mar 01, 2018

    3 stars for this new YA fantasy, the first half of a duology. Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: A shattered moon, broken into two halves, is featured on the cover of The Diminished, Kaitlyn Sage Patterson?s debut YA fantasy novel. It?s an apt symbol for the world create...

    This novel was something unique; the plot idea is unlike anything I've read before and the world building was a class act. The details here, large and small, were truly breathtaking and I commend the author for shining a light on so many overlooked themes, like platonic relationships a...

    The Diminished by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson is the first book in what seems to be an untitled as yet young adult fantasy duology. The story takes place in a world known as the Alskad Empire where the vast majority of births result in twins with the very rare singleborn birth. Bo Trousi...

    This book has everything YA fantasy readers love. Rich world, interesting characters, and epic adventure. The book is incredibly diverse in its representation and the tension is constant. Definitely recommend! ...

    4 stars! "I came up feared and hated for a thing I had no control over in a world divided." I thoroughly enjoyed The Diminished and found it to be a solid debut novel that had me on the edge of my seat by the final chapters! The Diminished follows two main characters, Vi Abe...

    3/10/18 Me coming back to this book and wondering why it only has 40ish reviews when it came out in January...but then realizing the release was actually pushed back until April lol. Now it all makes sense. --- Ooo overall, like the cover...though I don't know what is going on with ...

    Vi has lived her whole life a diminished since her twin died so young. Her whole life she has spent tampering down her temper and envying all the twins, not because of the privileges they have, but for the wholeness they have. Bo is a singleborn and soon to be named heir to the throne ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin Teen for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 4 1/2 Stars The Diminished is a fabulous beginning to this as yet, untitled YA fantasy duology. The world building is rich in detail and the characters interesting and relatable. I was ...

    Thank you so much to HarlequinTeen and NetGalley for allowing me to read and review this lovely debut by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson. The world-building in this in debut fantasy novel is unique and complex. Vi and Bo grow up in very different situations on a world where nearly all births ar...

    Showing my cards up front: I've read this book several times as a beta reader. But if you like, you may check my other reviews to see that I very rarely leave comments, and very rarely leave 5* reviews. I could've given this 4*, said nothing, and the author would've been pleased. Bu...

    One word to describe this book would be.......... Perfection! This is a debut novel that shines the light on platonic, sibling relationships, which is rare to find in YA. The Diminished is a very inclusive story, and the author doesn'tturn the entire story to revolve around th...

    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in a giveaway and chose to review it. This in no way impacts my opinion. This is a really cool and interesting book. I love the fact that unlike a lot of fantasy novels, we aren't given a whole lot of backstory and history. Instead, we are ...

    I really enjoyed the inclusive nature of this story. Too often when authors try and integrate LGBTQ, it becomes the whole story. The Diminished allows characters to be who they are and allows women to succeed in traditionally male roles without making a fuss. The mix of steampunk and ...

    I just LOVED this book! The characters and plot are well developed and I just couldn't put this book down! I read this book in less than a day! In my opinion, this is going to be one of the best books of the year! Kaitlyn Sage Patterson, well done! I'm a fan now! ...

    Wow- I love this book so much! I was completely sucked in to the story. In a world populated by twins, Vi is "diminished" meaning the sole surviving twin of her pair, and the world waits for her to succumb to grief or murderous rage. Twins who have lost their other half make up the mos...

    THE DIMINISHED is an incredibly rich, imaginative fantasy debut that I loved. It's set in a world where almost everyone has a twin. Those born alone, the Singleborn, lead of life of exceptional privilege. Those whose twins have died are the Diminished ? the permanent servant class of...

    I don't read a lot of high fantasy but DAMN. The unique premise of this one sucked me right in, and the wonderfully rendered POV characters kept me reading. There truly is something here for everyone -- high stakes action, jaw-droppingly beautiful world building, hints of (queer and he...

    ARC provided by publisher for an honest review. I ended up liking this more than I thought I would. Some of the plot is somewhat predictable, but overall the world building and the characters kept me coming back for more. The story is told through alternating chapters between Bo...

    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. 3.5 stars! The concept of this book was one that really drew me in. Here we have a world where twins are the norm and singleborn are the rare occurrence. The twin dynamic is quite fascinating. They play a huge role in each oth...

    Kaitlyn Sage Patterson has built a rich and troubled world in THE DIMINISHED that's as real and troubling as our own. The story is told in the dual POV of Vi and Bo, who are from very different parts of the same world: Vi is a servant trying to survive her harsh reality; Bo is the heir...

    5/5 Stars "In the Alskad Empire, nearly all are born with a twin, two halves to form one whole... yet some face the world alone." Bo and Vi are two people forced to face the world alone. Bo is the heir to the Alskad throne, Singleborn, and blessed by the gods as morally whole a...

  • Carrie
    Apr 07, 2018

    3 stars for this new YA fantasy, the first half of a duology. Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: A shattered moon, broken into two halves, is featured on the cover of The Diminished, Kaitlyn Sage Patterson?s debut YA fantasy novel. It?s an apt symbol for the world create...

    This novel was something unique; the plot idea is unlike anything I've read before and the world building was a class act. The details here, large and small, were truly breathtaking and I commend the author for shining a light on so many overlooked themes, like platonic relationships a...

    The Diminished by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson is the first book in what seems to be an untitled as yet young adult fantasy duology. The story takes place in a world known as the Alskad Empire where the vast majority of births result in twins with the very rare singleborn birth. Bo Trousi...

  • Nannette Demmler
    Mar 19, 2018

    3 stars for this new YA fantasy, the first half of a duology. Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: A shattered moon, broken into two halves, is featured on the cover of The Diminished, Kaitlyn Sage Patterson?s debut YA fantasy novel. It?s an apt symbol for the world create...

    This novel was something unique; the plot idea is unlike anything I've read before and the world building was a class act. The details here, large and small, were truly breathtaking and I commend the author for shining a light on so many overlooked themes, like platonic relationships a...

    The Diminished by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson is the first book in what seems to be an untitled as yet young adult fantasy duology. The story takes place in a world known as the Alskad Empire where the vast majority of births result in twins with the very rare singleborn birth. Bo Trousi...

    This book has everything YA fantasy readers love. Rich world, interesting characters, and epic adventure. The book is incredibly diverse in its representation and the tension is constant. Definitely recommend! ...

    4 stars! "I came up feared and hated for a thing I had no control over in a world divided." I thoroughly enjoyed The Diminished and found it to be a solid debut novel that had me on the edge of my seat by the final chapters! The Diminished follows two main characters, Vi Abe...

    3/10/18 Me coming back to this book and wondering why it only has 40ish reviews when it came out in January...but then realizing the release was actually pushed back until April lol. Now it all makes sense. --- Ooo overall, like the cover...though I don't know what is going on with ...

    Vi has lived her whole life a diminished since her twin died so young. Her whole life she has spent tampering down her temper and envying all the twins, not because of the privileges they have, but for the wholeness they have. Bo is a singleborn and soon to be named heir to the throne ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin Teen for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 4 1/2 Stars The Diminished is a fabulous beginning to this as yet, untitled YA fantasy duology. The world building is rich in detail and the characters interesting and relatable. I was ...

    Thank you so much to HarlequinTeen and NetGalley for allowing me to read and review this lovely debut by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson. The world-building in this in debut fantasy novel is unique and complex. Vi and Bo grow up in very different situations on a world where nearly all births ar...

    Showing my cards up front: I've read this book several times as a beta reader. But if you like, you may check my other reviews to see that I very rarely leave comments, and very rarely leave 5* reviews. I could've given this 4*, said nothing, and the author would've been pleased. Bu...

    One word to describe this book would be.......... Perfection! This is a debut novel that shines the light on platonic, sibling relationships, which is rare to find in YA. The Diminished is a very inclusive story, and the author doesn'tturn the entire story to revolve around th...

    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in a giveaway and chose to review it. This in no way impacts my opinion. This is a really cool and interesting book. I love the fact that unlike a lot of fantasy novels, we aren't given a whole lot of backstory and history. Instead, we are ...

    I really enjoyed the inclusive nature of this story. Too often when authors try and integrate LGBTQ, it becomes the whole story. The Diminished allows characters to be who they are and allows women to succeed in traditionally male roles without making a fuss. The mix of steampunk and ...

    I just LOVED this book! The characters and plot are well developed and I just couldn't put this book down! I read this book in less than a day! In my opinion, this is going to be one of the best books of the year! Kaitlyn Sage Patterson, well done! I'm a fan now! ...

    Wow- I love this book so much! I was completely sucked in to the story. In a world populated by twins, Vi is "diminished" meaning the sole surviving twin of her pair, and the world waits for her to succumb to grief or murderous rage. Twins who have lost their other half make up the mos...

    THE DIMINISHED is an incredibly rich, imaginative fantasy debut that I loved. It's set in a world where almost everyone has a twin. Those born alone, the Singleborn, lead of life of exceptional privilege. Those whose twins have died are the Diminished ? the permanent servant class of...

    I don't read a lot of high fantasy but DAMN. The unique premise of this one sucked me right in, and the wonderfully rendered POV characters kept me reading. There truly is something here for everyone -- high stakes action, jaw-droppingly beautiful world building, hints of (queer and he...

    ARC provided by publisher for an honest review. I ended up liking this more than I thought I would. Some of the plot is somewhat predictable, but overall the world building and the characters kept me coming back for more. The story is told through alternating chapters between Bo...

  • Megan Hawley
    Nov 24, 2017

    3 stars for this new YA fantasy, the first half of a duology. Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: A shattered moon, broken into two halves, is featured on the cover of The Diminished, Kaitlyn Sage Patterson?s debut YA fantasy novel. It?s an apt symbol for the world create...

    This novel was something unique; the plot idea is unlike anything I've read before and the world building was a class act. The details here, large and small, were truly breathtaking and I commend the author for shining a light on so many overlooked themes, like platonic relationships a...

    The Diminished by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson is the first book in what seems to be an untitled as yet young adult fantasy duology. The story takes place in a world known as the Alskad Empire where the vast majority of births result in twins with the very rare singleborn birth. Bo Trousi...

    This book has everything YA fantasy readers love. Rich world, interesting characters, and epic adventure. The book is incredibly diverse in its representation and the tension is constant. Definitely recommend! ...

    4 stars! "I came up feared and hated for a thing I had no control over in a world divided." I thoroughly enjoyed The Diminished and found it to be a solid debut novel that had me on the edge of my seat by the final chapters! The Diminished follows two main characters, Vi Abe...

    3/10/18 Me coming back to this book and wondering why it only has 40ish reviews when it came out in January...but then realizing the release was actually pushed back until April lol. Now it all makes sense. --- Ooo overall, like the cover...though I don't know what is going on with ...

    Vi has lived her whole life a diminished since her twin died so young. Her whole life she has spent tampering down her temper and envying all the twins, not because of the privileges they have, but for the wholeness they have. Bo is a singleborn and soon to be named heir to the throne ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin Teen for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 4 1/2 Stars The Diminished is a fabulous beginning to this as yet, untitled YA fantasy duology. The world building is rich in detail and the characters interesting and relatable. I was ...

    Thank you so much to HarlequinTeen and NetGalley for allowing me to read and review this lovely debut by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson. The world-building in this in debut fantasy novel is unique and complex. Vi and Bo grow up in very different situations on a world where nearly all births ar...

    Showing my cards up front: I've read this book several times as a beta reader. But if you like, you may check my other reviews to see that I very rarely leave comments, and very rarely leave 5* reviews. I could've given this 4*, said nothing, and the author would've been pleased. Bu...

    One word to describe this book would be.......... Perfection! This is a debut novel that shines the light on platonic, sibling relationships, which is rare to find in YA. The Diminished is a very inclusive story, and the author doesn'tturn the entire story to revolve around th...

    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in a giveaway and chose to review it. This in no way impacts my opinion. This is a really cool and interesting book. I love the fact that unlike a lot of fantasy novels, we aren't given a whole lot of backstory and history. Instead, we are ...

    I really enjoyed the inclusive nature of this story. Too often when authors try and integrate LGBTQ, it becomes the whole story. The Diminished allows characters to be who they are and allows women to succeed in traditionally male roles without making a fuss. The mix of steampunk and ...

    I just LOVED this book! The characters and plot are well developed and I just couldn't put this book down! I read this book in less than a day! In my opinion, this is going to be one of the best books of the year! Kaitlyn Sage Patterson, well done! I'm a fan now! ...

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Apr 10, 2018

    3 stars for this new YA fantasy, the first half of a duology. Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: A shattered moon, broken into two halves, is featured on the cover of The Diminished, Kaitlyn Sage Patterson?s debut YA fantasy novel. It?s an apt symbol for the world create...

    This novel was something unique; the plot idea is unlike anything I've read before and the world building was a class act. The details here, large and small, were truly breathtaking and I commend the author for shining a light on so many overlooked themes, like platonic relationships a...

  • katwiththehat
    Mar 05, 2018

    3 stars for this new YA fantasy, the first half of a duology. Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: A shattered moon, broken into two halves, is featured on the cover of The Diminished, Kaitlyn Sage Patterson?s debut YA fantasy novel. It?s an apt symbol for the world create...

    This novel was something unique; the plot idea is unlike anything I've read before and the world building was a class act. The details here, large and small, were truly breathtaking and I commend the author for shining a light on so many overlooked themes, like platonic relationships a...

    The Diminished by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson is the first book in what seems to be an untitled as yet young adult fantasy duology. The story takes place in a world known as the Alskad Empire where the vast majority of births result in twins with the very rare singleborn birth. Bo Trousi...

    This book has everything YA fantasy readers love. Rich world, interesting characters, and epic adventure. The book is incredibly diverse in its representation and the tension is constant. Definitely recommend! ...

    4 stars! "I came up feared and hated for a thing I had no control over in a world divided." I thoroughly enjoyed The Diminished and found it to be a solid debut novel that had me on the edge of my seat by the final chapters! The Diminished follows two main characters, Vi Abe...

    3/10/18 Me coming back to this book and wondering why it only has 40ish reviews when it came out in January...but then realizing the release was actually pushed back until April lol. Now it all makes sense. --- Ooo overall, like the cover...though I don't know what is going on with ...

    Vi has lived her whole life a diminished since her twin died so young. Her whole life she has spent tampering down her temper and envying all the twins, not because of the privileges they have, but for the wholeness they have. Bo is a singleborn and soon to be named heir to the throne ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin Teen for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 4 1/2 Stars The Diminished is a fabulous beginning to this as yet, untitled YA fantasy duology. The world building is rich in detail and the characters interesting and relatable. I was ...

    Thank you so much to HarlequinTeen and NetGalley for allowing me to read and review this lovely debut by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson. The world-building in this in debut fantasy novel is unique and complex. Vi and Bo grow up in very different situations on a world where nearly all births ar...

  • Lara Lillibridge
    Oct 25, 2017

    3 stars for this new YA fantasy, the first half of a duology. Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: A shattered moon, broken into two halves, is featured on the cover of The Diminished, Kaitlyn Sage Patterson?s debut YA fantasy novel. It?s an apt symbol for the world create...

    This novel was something unique; the plot idea is unlike anything I've read before and the world building was a class act. The details here, large and small, were truly breathtaking and I commend the author for shining a light on so many overlooked themes, like platonic relationships a...

    The Diminished by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson is the first book in what seems to be an untitled as yet young adult fantasy duology. The story takes place in a world known as the Alskad Empire where the vast majority of births result in twins with the very rare singleborn birth. Bo Trousi...

    This book has everything YA fantasy readers love. Rich world, interesting characters, and epic adventure. The book is incredibly diverse in its representation and the tension is constant. Definitely recommend! ...

    4 stars! "I came up feared and hated for a thing I had no control over in a world divided." I thoroughly enjoyed The Diminished and found it to be a solid debut novel that had me on the edge of my seat by the final chapters! The Diminished follows two main characters, Vi Abe...

    3/10/18 Me coming back to this book and wondering why it only has 40ish reviews when it came out in January...but then realizing the release was actually pushed back until April lol. Now it all makes sense. --- Ooo overall, like the cover...though I don't know what is going on with ...

    Vi has lived her whole life a diminished since her twin died so young. Her whole life she has spent tampering down her temper and envying all the twins, not because of the privileges they have, but for the wholeness they have. Bo is a singleborn and soon to be named heir to the throne ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin Teen for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 4 1/2 Stars The Diminished is a fabulous beginning to this as yet, untitled YA fantasy duology. The world building is rich in detail and the characters interesting and relatable. I was ...

    Thank you so much to HarlequinTeen and NetGalley for allowing me to read and review this lovely debut by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson. The world-building in this in debut fantasy novel is unique and complex. Vi and Bo grow up in very different situations on a world where nearly all births ar...

    Showing my cards up front: I've read this book several times as a beta reader. But if you like, you may check my other reviews to see that I very rarely leave comments, and very rarely leave 5* reviews. I could've given this 4*, said nothing, and the author would've been pleased. Bu...

    One word to describe this book would be.......... Perfection! This is a debut novel that shines the light on platonic, sibling relationships, which is rare to find in YA. The Diminished is a very inclusive story, and the author doesn'tturn the entire story to revolve around th...

    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in a giveaway and chose to review it. This in no way impacts my opinion. This is a really cool and interesting book. I love the fact that unlike a lot of fantasy novels, we aren't given a whole lot of backstory and history. Instead, we are ...

    I really enjoyed the inclusive nature of this story. Too often when authors try and integrate LGBTQ, it becomes the whole story. The Diminished allows characters to be who they are and allows women to succeed in traditionally male roles without making a fuss. The mix of steampunk and ...

    I just LOVED this book! The characters and plot are well developed and I just couldn't put this book down! I read this book in less than a day! In my opinion, this is going to be one of the best books of the year! Kaitlyn Sage Patterson, well done! I'm a fan now! ...

    Wow- I love this book so much! I was completely sucked in to the story. In a world populated by twins, Vi is "diminished" meaning the sole surviving twin of her pair, and the world waits for her to succumb to grief or murderous rage. Twins who have lost their other half make up the mos...

  • Adrienne Young
    Mar 13, 2018

    3 stars for this new YA fantasy, the first half of a duology. Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: A shattered moon, broken into two halves, is featured on the cover of The Diminished, Kaitlyn Sage Patterson?s debut YA fantasy novel. It?s an apt symbol for the world create...

    This novel was something unique; the plot idea is unlike anything I've read before and the world building was a class act. The details here, large and small, were truly breathtaking and I commend the author for shining a light on so many overlooked themes, like platonic relationships a...

    The Diminished by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson is the first book in what seems to be an untitled as yet young adult fantasy duology. The story takes place in a world known as the Alskad Empire where the vast majority of births result in twins with the very rare singleborn birth. Bo Trousi...

    This book has everything YA fantasy readers love. Rich world, interesting characters, and epic adventure. The book is incredibly diverse in its representation and the tension is constant. Definitely recommend! ...

  • Trinity Dj
    Feb 08, 2018

    3 stars for this new YA fantasy, the first half of a duology. Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: A shattered moon, broken into two halves, is featured on the cover of The Diminished, Kaitlyn Sage Patterson?s debut YA fantasy novel. It?s an apt symbol for the world create...

    This novel was something unique; the plot idea is unlike anything I've read before and the world building was a class act. The details here, large and small, were truly breathtaking and I commend the author for shining a light on so many overlooked themes, like platonic relationships a...

    The Diminished by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson is the first book in what seems to be an untitled as yet young adult fantasy duology. The story takes place in a world known as the Alskad Empire where the vast majority of births result in twins with the very rare singleborn birth. Bo Trousi...

    This book has everything YA fantasy readers love. Rich world, interesting characters, and epic adventure. The book is incredibly diverse in its representation and the tension is constant. Definitely recommend! ...

    4 stars! "I came up feared and hated for a thing I had no control over in a world divided." I thoroughly enjoyed The Diminished and found it to be a solid debut novel that had me on the edge of my seat by the final chapters! The Diminished follows two main characters, Vi Abe...

    3/10/18 Me coming back to this book and wondering why it only has 40ish reviews when it came out in January...but then realizing the release was actually pushed back until April lol. Now it all makes sense. --- Ooo overall, like the cover...though I don't know what is going on with ...

    Vi has lived her whole life a diminished since her twin died so young. Her whole life she has spent tampering down her temper and envying all the twins, not because of the privileges they have, but for the wholeness they have. Bo is a singleborn and soon to be named heir to the throne ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin Teen for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 4 1/2 Stars The Diminished is a fabulous beginning to this as yet, untitled YA fantasy duology. The world building is rich in detail and the characters interesting and relatable. I was ...

    Thank you so much to HarlequinTeen and NetGalley for allowing me to read and review this lovely debut by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson. The world-building in this in debut fantasy novel is unique and complex. Vi and Bo grow up in very different situations on a world where nearly all births ar...

    Showing my cards up front: I've read this book several times as a beta reader. But if you like, you may check my other reviews to see that I very rarely leave comments, and very rarely leave 5* reviews. I could've given this 4*, said nothing, and the author would've been pleased. Bu...

    One word to describe this book would be.......... Perfection! This is a debut novel that shines the light on platonic, sibling relationships, which is rare to find in YA. The Diminished is a very inclusive story, and the author doesn'tturn the entire story to revolve around th...

    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in a giveaway and chose to review it. This in no way impacts my opinion. This is a really cool and interesting book. I love the fact that unlike a lot of fantasy novels, we aren't given a whole lot of backstory and history. Instead, we are ...

    I really enjoyed the inclusive nature of this story. Too often when authors try and integrate LGBTQ, it becomes the whole story. The Diminished allows characters to be who they are and allows women to succeed in traditionally male roles without making a fuss. The mix of steampunk and ...

    I just LOVED this book! The characters and plot are well developed and I just couldn't put this book down! I read this book in less than a day! In my opinion, this is going to be one of the best books of the year! Kaitlyn Sage Patterson, well done! I'm a fan now! ...

    Wow- I love this book so much! I was completely sucked in to the story. In a world populated by twins, Vi is "diminished" meaning the sole surviving twin of her pair, and the world waits for her to succumb to grief or murderous rage. Twins who have lost their other half make up the mos...

    THE DIMINISHED is an incredibly rich, imaginative fantasy debut that I loved. It's set in a world where almost everyone has a twin. Those born alone, the Singleborn, lead of life of exceptional privilege. Those whose twins have died are the Diminished ? the permanent servant class of...

    I don't read a lot of high fantasy but DAMN. The unique premise of this one sucked me right in, and the wonderfully rendered POV characters kept me reading. There truly is something here for everyone -- high stakes action, jaw-droppingly beautiful world building, hints of (queer and he...

    ARC provided by publisher for an honest review. I ended up liking this more than I thought I would. Some of the plot is somewhat predictable, but overall the world building and the characters kept me coming back for more. The story is told through alternating chapters between Bo...

    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. 3.5 stars! The concept of this book was one that really drew me in. Here we have a world where twins are the norm and singleborn are the rare occurrence. The twin dynamic is quite fascinating. They play a huge role in each oth...

    Kaitlyn Sage Patterson has built a rich and troubled world in THE DIMINISHED that's as real and troubling as our own. The story is told in the dual POV of Vi and Bo, who are from very different parts of the same world: Vi is a servant trying to survive her harsh reality; Bo is the heir...

    5/5 Stars "In the Alskad Empire, nearly all are born with a twin, two halves to form one whole... yet some face the world alone." Bo and Vi are two people forced to face the world alone. Bo is the heir to the Alskad throne, Singleborn, and blessed by the gods as morally whole a...

    I love this book! This is the first book I've read in a hot minute. I didn't put this book down unless I was in class. All of my free time went to reading this book. It was absolutely amazing! It kept me on my toes the whole time! The world in this book is amazing! The characters are a...

    The Diminished is compulsively readable. It?s the story of Vi and Bo, both born into a post-cataclysmic, earth-like world where nearly everyone has a twin. The interconnectedness of twins is such that if one dies, the other almost always grieves to death within a short period of time...

    I completely adored this book. So we read about one of the main characters by the name of Vi. Vi is one of the diminished and that means that she was born with a twin who died and unlike the majority that die after their twin's death, she survives. Having been abandoned for that fa...

    So I got an ARC of this from my local library and I was thoroughly impressed. I didn't really know what to expect walking into it but it offered such a different story than what I have been reading lately. I like that it is told in the dual perspective of Bo and Vi. I loved both of th...

    From the first page, I was hooked. Entering this world of mystery, intrigue, love and corruption was deeply satisfying. I fell in love with Vi and Bo -- can't wait to read of their adventures in book 2! AND, how refreshing it is to read a book where one of the main characters is gay an...

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS BOOK. I received the ARC for it, but i can't wait to own the final copy :> This would've been a quick read.... But i kept stopping because of all the emotional scenes. I think I cried so many times. It took me a whole week just to finish the last 4 pages ( i...

  • Candy Borjas
    Jan 17, 2018

    3 stars for this new YA fantasy, the first half of a duology. Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: A shattered moon, broken into two halves, is featured on the cover of The Diminished, Kaitlyn Sage Patterson?s debut YA fantasy novel. It?s an apt symbol for the world create...

    This novel was something unique; the plot idea is unlike anything I've read before and the world building was a class act. The details here, large and small, were truly breathtaking and I commend the author for shining a light on so many overlooked themes, like platonic relationships a...

    The Diminished by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson is the first book in what seems to be an untitled as yet young adult fantasy duology. The story takes place in a world known as the Alskad Empire where the vast majority of births result in twins with the very rare singleborn birth. Bo Trousi...

    This book has everything YA fantasy readers love. Rich world, interesting characters, and epic adventure. The book is incredibly diverse in its representation and the tension is constant. Definitely recommend! ...

    4 stars! "I came up feared and hated for a thing I had no control over in a world divided." I thoroughly enjoyed The Diminished and found it to be a solid debut novel that had me on the edge of my seat by the final chapters! The Diminished follows two main characters, Vi Abe...

    3/10/18 Me coming back to this book and wondering why it only has 40ish reviews when it came out in January...but then realizing the release was actually pushed back until April lol. Now it all makes sense. --- Ooo overall, like the cover...though I don't know what is going on with ...

    Vi has lived her whole life a diminished since her twin died so young. Her whole life she has spent tampering down her temper and envying all the twins, not because of the privileges they have, but for the wholeness they have. Bo is a singleborn and soon to be named heir to the throne ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin Teen for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 4 1/2 Stars The Diminished is a fabulous beginning to this as yet, untitled YA fantasy duology. The world building is rich in detail and the characters interesting and relatable. I was ...

    Thank you so much to HarlequinTeen and NetGalley for allowing me to read and review this lovely debut by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson. The world-building in this in debut fantasy novel is unique and complex. Vi and Bo grow up in very different situations on a world where nearly all births ar...

    Showing my cards up front: I've read this book several times as a beta reader. But if you like, you may check my other reviews to see that I very rarely leave comments, and very rarely leave 5* reviews. I could've given this 4*, said nothing, and the author would've been pleased. Bu...

    One word to describe this book would be.......... Perfection! This is a debut novel that shines the light on platonic, sibling relationships, which is rare to find in YA. The Diminished is a very inclusive story, and the author doesn'tturn the entire story to revolve around th...

    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in a giveaway and chose to review it. This in no way impacts my opinion. This is a really cool and interesting book. I love the fact that unlike a lot of fantasy novels, we aren't given a whole lot of backstory and history. Instead, we are ...

    I really enjoyed the inclusive nature of this story. Too often when authors try and integrate LGBTQ, it becomes the whole story. The Diminished allows characters to be who they are and allows women to succeed in traditionally male roles without making a fuss. The mix of steampunk and ...

    I just LOVED this book! The characters and plot are well developed and I just couldn't put this book down! I read this book in less than a day! In my opinion, this is going to be one of the best books of the year! Kaitlyn Sage Patterson, well done! I'm a fan now! ...

    Wow- I love this book so much! I was completely sucked in to the story. In a world populated by twins, Vi is "diminished" meaning the sole surviving twin of her pair, and the world waits for her to succumb to grief or murderous rage. Twins who have lost their other half make up the mos...

    THE DIMINISHED is an incredibly rich, imaginative fantasy debut that I loved. It's set in a world where almost everyone has a twin. Those born alone, the Singleborn, lead of life of exceptional privilege. Those whose twins have died are the Diminished ? the permanent servant class of...

    I don't read a lot of high fantasy but DAMN. The unique premise of this one sucked me right in, and the wonderfully rendered POV characters kept me reading. There truly is something here for everyone -- high stakes action, jaw-droppingly beautiful world building, hints of (queer and he...

    ARC provided by publisher for an honest review. I ended up liking this more than I thought I would. Some of the plot is somewhat predictable, but overall the world building and the characters kept me coming back for more. The story is told through alternating chapters between Bo...

    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. 3.5 stars! The concept of this book was one that really drew me in. Here we have a world where twins are the norm and singleborn are the rare occurrence. The twin dynamic is quite fascinating. They play a huge role in each oth...

    Kaitlyn Sage Patterson has built a rich and troubled world in THE DIMINISHED that's as real and troubling as our own. The story is told in the dual POV of Vi and Bo, who are from very different parts of the same world: Vi is a servant trying to survive her harsh reality; Bo is the heir...

    5/5 Stars "In the Alskad Empire, nearly all are born with a twin, two halves to form one whole... yet some face the world alone." Bo and Vi are two people forced to face the world alone. Bo is the heir to the Alskad throne, Singleborn, and blessed by the gods as morally whole a...

    I love this book! This is the first book I've read in a hot minute. I didn't put this book down unless I was in class. All of my free time went to reading this book. It was absolutely amazing! It kept me on my toes the whole time! The world in this book is amazing! The characters are a...

    The Diminished is compulsively readable. It?s the story of Vi and Bo, both born into a post-cataclysmic, earth-like world where nearly everyone has a twin. The interconnectedness of twins is such that if one dies, the other almost always grieves to death within a short period of time...

    I completely adored this book. So we read about one of the main characters by the name of Vi. Vi is one of the diminished and that means that she was born with a twin who died and unlike the majority that die after their twin's death, she survives. Having been abandoned for that fa...

  • S
    Feb 20, 2018

    3 stars for this new YA fantasy, the first half of a duology. Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: A shattered moon, broken into two halves, is featured on the cover of The Diminished, Kaitlyn Sage Patterson?s debut YA fantasy novel. It?s an apt symbol for the world create...

    This novel was something unique; the plot idea is unlike anything I've read before and the world building was a class act. The details here, large and small, were truly breathtaking and I commend the author for shining a light on so many overlooked themes, like platonic relationships a...

    The Diminished by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson is the first book in what seems to be an untitled as yet young adult fantasy duology. The story takes place in a world known as the Alskad Empire where the vast majority of births result in twins with the very rare singleborn birth. Bo Trousi...

    This book has everything YA fantasy readers love. Rich world, interesting characters, and epic adventure. The book is incredibly diverse in its representation and the tension is constant. Definitely recommend! ...

    4 stars! "I came up feared and hated for a thing I had no control over in a world divided." I thoroughly enjoyed The Diminished and found it to be a solid debut novel that had me on the edge of my seat by the final chapters! The Diminished follows two main characters, Vi Abe...

    3/10/18 Me coming back to this book and wondering why it only has 40ish reviews when it came out in January...but then realizing the release was actually pushed back until April lol. Now it all makes sense. --- Ooo overall, like the cover...though I don't know what is going on with ...

    Vi has lived her whole life a diminished since her twin died so young. Her whole life she has spent tampering down her temper and envying all the twins, not because of the privileges they have, but for the wholeness they have. Bo is a singleborn and soon to be named heir to the throne ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin Teen for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 4 1/2 Stars The Diminished is a fabulous beginning to this as yet, untitled YA fantasy duology. The world building is rich in detail and the characters interesting and relatable. I was ...

    Thank you so much to HarlequinTeen and NetGalley for allowing me to read and review this lovely debut by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson. The world-building in this in debut fantasy novel is unique and complex. Vi and Bo grow up in very different situations on a world where nearly all births ar...

    Showing my cards up front: I've read this book several times as a beta reader. But if you like, you may check my other reviews to see that I very rarely leave comments, and very rarely leave 5* reviews. I could've given this 4*, said nothing, and the author would've been pleased. Bu...

    One word to describe this book would be.......... Perfection! This is a debut novel that shines the light on platonic, sibling relationships, which is rare to find in YA. The Diminished is a very inclusive story, and the author doesn'tturn the entire story to revolve around th...

    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in a giveaway and chose to review it. This in no way impacts my opinion. This is a really cool and interesting book. I love the fact that unlike a lot of fantasy novels, we aren't given a whole lot of backstory and history. Instead, we are ...

    I really enjoyed the inclusive nature of this story. Too often when authors try and integrate LGBTQ, it becomes the whole story. The Diminished allows characters to be who they are and allows women to succeed in traditionally male roles without making a fuss. The mix of steampunk and ...

    I just LOVED this book! The characters and plot are well developed and I just couldn't put this book down! I read this book in less than a day! In my opinion, this is going to be one of the best books of the year! Kaitlyn Sage Patterson, well done! I'm a fan now! ...

    Wow- I love this book so much! I was completely sucked in to the story. In a world populated by twins, Vi is "diminished" meaning the sole surviving twin of her pair, and the world waits for her to succumb to grief or murderous rage. Twins who have lost their other half make up the mos...

    THE DIMINISHED is an incredibly rich, imaginative fantasy debut that I loved. It's set in a world where almost everyone has a twin. Those born alone, the Singleborn, lead of life of exceptional privilege. Those whose twins have died are the Diminished ? the permanent servant class of...

    I don't read a lot of high fantasy but DAMN. The unique premise of this one sucked me right in, and the wonderfully rendered POV characters kept me reading. There truly is something here for everyone -- high stakes action, jaw-droppingly beautiful world building, hints of (queer and he...

    ARC provided by publisher for an honest review. I ended up liking this more than I thought I would. Some of the plot is somewhat predictable, but overall the world building and the characters kept me coming back for more. The story is told through alternating chapters between Bo...

    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. 3.5 stars! The concept of this book was one that really drew me in. Here we have a world where twins are the norm and singleborn are the rare occurrence. The twin dynamic is quite fascinating. They play a huge role in each oth...

    Kaitlyn Sage Patterson has built a rich and troubled world in THE DIMINISHED that's as real and troubling as our own. The story is told in the dual POV of Vi and Bo, who are from very different parts of the same world: Vi is a servant trying to survive her harsh reality; Bo is the heir...

    5/5 Stars "In the Alskad Empire, nearly all are born with a twin, two halves to form one whole... yet some face the world alone." Bo and Vi are two people forced to face the world alone. Bo is the heir to the Alskad throne, Singleborn, and blessed by the gods as morally whole a...

    I love this book! This is the first book I've read in a hot minute. I didn't put this book down unless I was in class. All of my free time went to reading this book. It was absolutely amazing! It kept me on my toes the whole time! The world in this book is amazing! The characters are a...

    The Diminished is compulsively readable. It?s the story of Vi and Bo, both born into a post-cataclysmic, earth-like world where nearly everyone has a twin. The interconnectedness of twins is such that if one dies, the other almost always grieves to death within a short period of time...

    I completely adored this book. So we read about one of the main characters by the name of Vi. Vi is one of the diminished and that means that she was born with a twin who died and unlike the majority that die after their twin's death, she survives. Having been abandoned for that fa...

    So I got an ARC of this from my local library and I was thoroughly impressed. I didn't really know what to expect walking into it but it offered such a different story than what I have been reading lately. I like that it is told in the dual perspective of Bo and Vi. I loved both of th...

    From the first page, I was hooked. Entering this world of mystery, intrigue, love and corruption was deeply satisfying. I fell in love with Vi and Bo -- can't wait to read of their adventures in book 2! AND, how refreshing it is to read a book where one of the main characters is gay an...

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS BOOK. I received the ARC for it, but i can't wait to own the final copy :> This would've been a quick read.... But i kept stopping because of all the emotional scenes. I think I cried so many times. It took me a whole week just to finish the last 4 pages ( i...

    Argh I just wrote a super long review and it didn't save and now I'm in a bad mood. Full review to come later, but this is gorgeously written book with plenty of action, romance, and suspense set in a vibrant world. Add to your list right now and keep a steady eye on the release date. ...

    This book was so very interesting. My daughter as well as I both loved it! ...

  • Kim
    May 08, 2018

    3 stars for this new YA fantasy, the first half of a duology. Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: A shattered moon, broken into two halves, is featured on the cover of The Diminished, Kaitlyn Sage Patterson?s debut YA fantasy novel. It?s an apt symbol for the world create...

    This novel was something unique; the plot idea is unlike anything I've read before and the world building was a class act. The details here, large and small, were truly breathtaking and I commend the author for shining a light on so many overlooked themes, like platonic relationships a...

    The Diminished by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson is the first book in what seems to be an untitled as yet young adult fantasy duology. The story takes place in a world known as the Alskad Empire where the vast majority of births result in twins with the very rare singleborn birth. Bo Trousi...

    This book has everything YA fantasy readers love. Rich world, interesting characters, and epic adventure. The book is incredibly diverse in its representation and the tension is constant. Definitely recommend! ...

    4 stars! "I came up feared and hated for a thing I had no control over in a world divided." I thoroughly enjoyed The Diminished and found it to be a solid debut novel that had me on the edge of my seat by the final chapters! The Diminished follows two main characters, Vi Abe...

    3/10/18 Me coming back to this book and wondering why it only has 40ish reviews when it came out in January...but then realizing the release was actually pushed back until April lol. Now it all makes sense. --- Ooo overall, like the cover...though I don't know what is going on with ...

    Vi has lived her whole life a diminished since her twin died so young. Her whole life she has spent tampering down her temper and envying all the twins, not because of the privileges they have, but for the wholeness they have. Bo is a singleborn and soon to be named heir to the throne ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin Teen for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 4 1/2 Stars The Diminished is a fabulous beginning to this as yet, untitled YA fantasy duology. The world building is rich in detail and the characters interesting and relatable. I was ...

  • Rachel Shannon
    Mar 28, 2018

    3 stars for this new YA fantasy, the first half of a duology. Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: A shattered moon, broken into two halves, is featured on the cover of The Diminished, Kaitlyn Sage Patterson?s debut YA fantasy novel. It?s an apt symbol for the world create...

    This novel was something unique; the plot idea is unlike anything I've read before and the world building was a class act. The details here, large and small, were truly breathtaking and I commend the author for shining a light on so many overlooked themes, like platonic relationships a...

    The Diminished by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson is the first book in what seems to be an untitled as yet young adult fantasy duology. The story takes place in a world known as the Alskad Empire where the vast majority of births result in twins with the very rare singleborn birth. Bo Trousi...

    This book has everything YA fantasy readers love. Rich world, interesting characters, and epic adventure. The book is incredibly diverse in its representation and the tension is constant. Definitely recommend! ...

    4 stars! "I came up feared and hated for a thing I had no control over in a world divided." I thoroughly enjoyed The Diminished and found it to be a solid debut novel that had me on the edge of my seat by the final chapters! The Diminished follows two main characters, Vi Abe...

    3/10/18 Me coming back to this book and wondering why it only has 40ish reviews when it came out in January...but then realizing the release was actually pushed back until April lol. Now it all makes sense. --- Ooo overall, like the cover...though I don't know what is going on with ...

    Vi has lived her whole life a diminished since her twin died so young. Her whole life she has spent tampering down her temper and envying all the twins, not because of the privileges they have, but for the wholeness they have. Bo is a singleborn and soon to be named heir to the throne ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin Teen for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 4 1/2 Stars The Diminished is a fabulous beginning to this as yet, untitled YA fantasy duology. The world building is rich in detail and the characters interesting and relatable. I was ...

    Thank you so much to HarlequinTeen and NetGalley for allowing me to read and review this lovely debut by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson. The world-building in this in debut fantasy novel is unique and complex. Vi and Bo grow up in very different situations on a world where nearly all births ar...

    Showing my cards up front: I've read this book several times as a beta reader. But if you like, you may check my other reviews to see that I very rarely leave comments, and very rarely leave 5* reviews. I could've given this 4*, said nothing, and the author would've been pleased. Bu...

    One word to describe this book would be.......... Perfection! This is a debut novel that shines the light on platonic, sibling relationships, which is rare to find in YA. The Diminished is a very inclusive story, and the author doesn'tturn the entire story to revolve around th...

    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in a giveaway and chose to review it. This in no way impacts my opinion. This is a really cool and interesting book. I love the fact that unlike a lot of fantasy novels, we aren't given a whole lot of backstory and history. Instead, we are ...

    I really enjoyed the inclusive nature of this story. Too often when authors try and integrate LGBTQ, it becomes the whole story. The Diminished allows characters to be who they are and allows women to succeed in traditionally male roles without making a fuss. The mix of steampunk and ...

    I just LOVED this book! The characters and plot are well developed and I just couldn't put this book down! I read this book in less than a day! In my opinion, this is going to be one of the best books of the year! Kaitlyn Sage Patterson, well done! I'm a fan now! ...

    Wow- I love this book so much! I was completely sucked in to the story. In a world populated by twins, Vi is "diminished" meaning the sole surviving twin of her pair, and the world waits for her to succumb to grief or murderous rage. Twins who have lost their other half make up the mos...

    THE DIMINISHED is an incredibly rich, imaginative fantasy debut that I loved. It's set in a world where almost everyone has a twin. Those born alone, the Singleborn, lead of life of exceptional privilege. Those whose twins have died are the Diminished ? the permanent servant class of...

    I don't read a lot of high fantasy but DAMN. The unique premise of this one sucked me right in, and the wonderfully rendered POV characters kept me reading. There truly is something here for everyone -- high stakes action, jaw-droppingly beautiful world building, hints of (queer and he...

    ARC provided by publisher for an honest review. I ended up liking this more than I thought I would. Some of the plot is somewhat predictable, but overall the world building and the characters kept me coming back for more. The story is told through alternating chapters between Bo...

    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. 3.5 stars! The concept of this book was one that really drew me in. Here we have a world where twins are the norm and singleborn are the rare occurrence. The twin dynamic is quite fascinating. They play a huge role in each oth...

    Kaitlyn Sage Patterson has built a rich and troubled world in THE DIMINISHED that's as real and troubling as our own. The story is told in the dual POV of Vi and Bo, who are from very different parts of the same world: Vi is a servant trying to survive her harsh reality; Bo is the heir...

    5/5 Stars "In the Alskad Empire, nearly all are born with a twin, two halves to form one whole... yet some face the world alone." Bo and Vi are two people forced to face the world alone. Bo is the heir to the Alskad throne, Singleborn, and blessed by the gods as morally whole a...

    I love this book! This is the first book I've read in a hot minute. I didn't put this book down unless I was in class. All of my free time went to reading this book. It was absolutely amazing! It kept me on my toes the whole time! The world in this book is amazing! The characters are a...

  • Sara (sarabara081)
    Mar 24, 2018

    3 stars for this new YA fantasy, the first half of a duology. Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: A shattered moon, broken into two halves, is featured on the cover of The Diminished, Kaitlyn Sage Patterson?s debut YA fantasy novel. It?s an apt symbol for the world create...

    This novel was something unique; the plot idea is unlike anything I've read before and the world building was a class act. The details here, large and small, were truly breathtaking and I commend the author for shining a light on so many overlooked themes, like platonic relationships a...

    The Diminished by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson is the first book in what seems to be an untitled as yet young adult fantasy duology. The story takes place in a world known as the Alskad Empire where the vast majority of births result in twins with the very rare singleborn birth. Bo Trousi...

    This book has everything YA fantasy readers love. Rich world, interesting characters, and epic adventure. The book is incredibly diverse in its representation and the tension is constant. Definitely recommend! ...

    4 stars! "I came up feared and hated for a thing I had no control over in a world divided." I thoroughly enjoyed The Diminished and found it to be a solid debut novel that had me on the edge of my seat by the final chapters! The Diminished follows two main characters, Vi Abe...

    3/10/18 Me coming back to this book and wondering why it only has 40ish reviews when it came out in January...but then realizing the release was actually pushed back until April lol. Now it all makes sense. --- Ooo overall, like the cover...though I don't know what is going on with ...

    Vi has lived her whole life a diminished since her twin died so young. Her whole life she has spent tampering down her temper and envying all the twins, not because of the privileges they have, but for the wholeness they have. Bo is a singleborn and soon to be named heir to the throne ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin Teen for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 4 1/2 Stars The Diminished is a fabulous beginning to this as yet, untitled YA fantasy duology. The world building is rich in detail and the characters interesting and relatable. I was ...

    Thank you so much to HarlequinTeen and NetGalley for allowing me to read and review this lovely debut by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson. The world-building in this in debut fantasy novel is unique and complex. Vi and Bo grow up in very different situations on a world where nearly all births ar...

    Showing my cards up front: I've read this book several times as a beta reader. But if you like, you may check my other reviews to see that I very rarely leave comments, and very rarely leave 5* reviews. I could've given this 4*, said nothing, and the author would've been pleased. Bu...

    One word to describe this book would be.......... Perfection! This is a debut novel that shines the light on platonic, sibling relationships, which is rare to find in YA. The Diminished is a very inclusive story, and the author doesn'tturn the entire story to revolve around th...

    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in a giveaway and chose to review it. This in no way impacts my opinion. This is a really cool and interesting book. I love the fact that unlike a lot of fantasy novels, we aren't given a whole lot of backstory and history. Instead, we are ...

    I really enjoyed the inclusive nature of this story. Too often when authors try and integrate LGBTQ, it becomes the whole story. The Diminished allows characters to be who they are and allows women to succeed in traditionally male roles without making a fuss. The mix of steampunk and ...

    I just LOVED this book! The characters and plot are well developed and I just couldn't put this book down! I read this book in less than a day! In my opinion, this is going to be one of the best books of the year! Kaitlyn Sage Patterson, well done! I'm a fan now! ...

    Wow- I love this book so much! I was completely sucked in to the story. In a world populated by twins, Vi is "diminished" meaning the sole surviving twin of her pair, and the world waits for her to succumb to grief or murderous rage. Twins who have lost their other half make up the mos...

    THE DIMINISHED is an incredibly rich, imaginative fantasy debut that I loved. It's set in a world where almost everyone has a twin. Those born alone, the Singleborn, lead of life of exceptional privilege. Those whose twins have died are the Diminished ? the permanent servant class of...

    I don't read a lot of high fantasy but DAMN. The unique premise of this one sucked me right in, and the wonderfully rendered POV characters kept me reading. There truly is something here for everyone -- high stakes action, jaw-droppingly beautiful world building, hints of (queer and he...

    ARC provided by publisher for an honest review. I ended up liking this more than I thought I would. Some of the plot is somewhat predictable, but overall the world building and the characters kept me coming back for more. The story is told through alternating chapters between Bo...

    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. 3.5 stars! The concept of this book was one that really drew me in. Here we have a world where twins are the norm and singleborn are the rare occurrence. The twin dynamic is quite fascinating. They play a huge role in each oth...