In a riff on the concept of Death Note, here is a world where scribes are the people who can rewrite reality. Editors are the mysterious check on the scribes and Io is the most crazy/violent one of the bunch. I'm not sure if it was more anxiety inducing than exciting - there was more bloody violence than I usually prefer - but it is the apocalypse with a super-scribe bent on ending the world in violence, death and regret. There are some awkward moments when the author keeps referring to Io, later Itzli repeatedly by her race and I don't think I've ever heard anyone use the word motherhood as an anatomical term. I liked that it was female-centric and it was a pretty good roller-coaster ride.