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My favourite part of books is discussing them with other fans. Because I want my reviews to remain spoiler-free as they’re more likely to be read by those who haven’t read the book yet, I’m also planning to post “book discussions,” for most of the books I review. Obviously, these book discussions will contain spoilers and much flailing. Maybe some intellectual-like discussion…but mostly flailing.First off can I just again say: I FREAKING LOVE TAMORA PIERCE.
1. In the beginning was I the only one confused. I had no idea who Holborn was and as I have a tendency to forget characters I was sure I was forgetting him. It was really different for there to be a love story that we had missed. It reminds me that we are seeing slices of Beka’s life, and not all of it. There are chunks we don’t see, and this was the piece you would normally see in YA, but not in Pierce’s novels. Pierce doesn’t see women as only love interests and fuck I love her so much.
2. Tunstall’s betrayal DESTROYED ME. It was so brilliant and freaking heart wrenching because I LOVED HIM and he changed but it was so RIGHT. kjldadkfasl I just can’t. It’s SO GOOD!
3. As for the love interest, I could have cared less about Farmer to be honest. Like he was cool and everything, but I was so much interested in Beka’s personal journey: how she was dealing with Holborn’s death, the conflict of being a strong women in a society that is slowly becoming the one we will see in the Lioness quartet, etc. Did I mention HOW MUCH I LOVE TAMORA PIERCE?
4. Though, I must admit I was disappointed by the lack of Rosto. I know he wasn’t at all necessary to the plot, but I couldn’t help but hold out hope that SOMEHOW Beka and Rosto would end up together. HOWEVER, I’m also glad they didn’t end up together because it was such a stronger and more realistic and more interesting and more complex story that way.
GOD I LOVE TAMORA PIERCE.
What did you think? Did the elements that strayed from the regular YA combination throw you off? What’s your favourite of Pierce’s series? And do you know any similar authors because I need more authors like Tamora Pierce in my life.