Reading notes, week 26

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June 27: Jolene (Elemental Masters #15) by Mercedes Lackey. This concludes my series reread because I don’t have the newest one (The Silver Bullets of Annie Oakley) yet. Don’t believe the blurb on Goodreads, it doesn’t represent the book at all! Most of it is (very enjoyable) learning, with a bit of (happy-ending) adventure at the end. Beef, very strong beef: the (eye and actual) dialect is horrible, and people who are actually from the area where it’s set have objections to it as well.

June 28: The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine. Sweet and exciting and enjoyable, except that I kept expecting it to be by T. Kingfisher and it wasn’t sharp enough for that. Also it’s got one of my fanfic Do-Not-Wants: plague (or at least a sickness that most people don’t get but some do, invariably fatal until someone finds the cure). I could read through that, though.

June 30: A Tale of Two Castles by Gail Carson Levine. I thought I’d read it already, but perhaps only the first chapter as a teaser! Exciting adventure, basically Puss-in-Boots with (tiny spoiler) the good and bad guys reversed. (somewhat bigger spoiler: nobody gets eaten, and even the villain gets pardoned).

Index of reading notes is here.

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