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October 30th, 2007
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From:rae_1985
Date:October 30th, 2007 06:03 pm (UTC)
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I'm currently reading some Tamora Pierce. My sister and I lover her books, and I can't help reading them over again every couple years when I need some fun reading. It's really hard to explain these books in a few sentences. They are fantasy novels set in a world where some people have magical gifts, and there are immortals like dragons and basilisks. They also have a historical fiction feel, because there are Knights, kings, and castles. My favorite quartet of Pierce's is the Alanna series. It's all about a girl who wants to become a knight so bad that she disguises herself as a boy for her years of training. They sound very simple, but there is so much packed into these books. Assassination attempts, castle politics, wars, love stories, to name a few plot points. If you enjoy YA I would suggest checking these out. :D
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From:mofic
Date:October 30th, 2007 06:09 pm (UTC)
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I read those with my girls when they were younger! We all really enjoyed them. I had heard Pierce interviewed on NPR and she sounded really interesting - she started by writing fanfic, she wrote fantasy with female protagonists - and I figured I'd try one of her books. We were all hooked for a while there.
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