This is one of the book-club books, and something I hadn’t read in a decade, or so. And mostly, I didn’t remember a single thing about it.
It’s pretty great. It was also written in 1962, so there is a funny description of a room full of computers that made me chuckle. Overall, it’s a story of good versus evil. And of course, it is love that triumphs evil.
My book club meeting is on Wednesday, and I’ll talk all about this book then, so for now, this will be this.
tumblrbot said: ROBOTS OR DINOSAURS?
The answer, tumblrbot, is obviously robotic dinosaurs.
After reading the Lunar books (cyborgs!), I wanted to read more fairy tale adaptations, and I remembered this gem, which I haven’t read since I was a wee child (like 10? or maybe 8?)
I picked it up (on my kindle) because I had read about the hullabaloo over it on a high school reading list, and if there’s a book that’s been challenged for inappropriate gayness on a high school reading list, it makes my reading list in an instant.
However, this book was not quite what I expected.
Following my reread of The Dragon Prince, I continued on with the trilogy, reading the next two with quick succession, reading Sunrunner Prince as an e-book on my phone because I was on a camping trip and *gasp* hadn’t packed enough to read. (I left my kindle at home, too).
One thing that I love about epic-anything is family sagas. Large, complicated, ridiculous family sagas. These books have so much of that and more. Dragons, magic, sun/moon/star light weaving, evil high princes, super evil disgruntled princesses…
I don’t really know what to say about these books overall. I enjoyed them, and would recommend them to anyone who wanted to read some epic fantasy featuring a number of intelligent ladies, alongside the powerful men. I will definitely keep up with the tor.com reread of them, to think about them a little bit more.
I started to read Stronghold, the next book in the series, but it isn’t grabbing me the way the first three did, so I’ll probably leave them alone for now and read other things, like sad cancer books.
The back of this paperback describes the protagonist’s love interest as “a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters.”
I liked the scenes in Amsterdam, and the writer’s assistant was great. I read this over the course of my bath water getting cold, and it made me tear up once.
I would recommend this to students who love weepy tragedies, but it’s not really my genre of fiction, even YA fiction.
So, when Cress first came out, I was super excited and wanted to read it right away, and then I reminded myself that I would read it in like a day, and then have to wait forever for Winter to come out…. But then I checked it out from the library and read it in two days, and now I have to wait till Nov 2015 for Winter to come out.
November? That’s more than a year from now! Ugh!