I just don't think I have it in me to finish this book. I made it about 200 pages in, I usually only give a book 100 pages, and I really wanted to lov...moreI just don't think I have it in me to finish this book. I made it about 200 pages in, I usually only give a book 100 pages, and I really wanted to love it because I love her other series so much. I just found that so many parts dragged and a few scenes were really great but for the most part it was boring and I didn't care enough about most of the characters to continue. I know that comparing this book to her other series in unfair but it's really hard not to once you know what an author is capable of. Hopefully I will pick it up again when I don't have so many other books I want to read. (less)
Everyone has been comparing this novel to Harry Potter and I don’t believe that comparison is quite accurate. Quentin, the main character, is going to...moreEveryone has been comparing this novel to Harry Potter and I don’t believe that comparison is quite accurate. Quentin, the main character, is going to school, college in this case, to be a magician and that is where the similarities end. This novel contains sex, drugs, and booze. None of these will you find in Harry Potter.
As a fantasy reader I was thrilled when this hit the bestseller list cause let’s be honest it doesn’t happen often. At first I was disappointed because The Magician’s wasn’t true fantasy. It was a coming of age story that just happened to intertwine magic. Then in the last section of the book my faith was redeemed when Quentin and his friends journey into Fillory. That was the wonderful fantasy novel I was expecting. I am looking forward for to the next in the series because it will continue in the world of Fillory. (less)
Who fears death takes place in post-apocalyptic Africa. Two different races exist the Okeke who are enslaved by the Nuru. The Nuru follow the Great Bo...moreWho fears death takes place in post-apocalyptic Africa. Two different races exist the Okeke who are enslaved by the Nuru. The Nuru follow the Great Book as their gospel and plan to exterminate the Okeke. A third race called Ewu has been fromed who are the children of Okeke and Nuru. Love between the Okeke and Nuru is forbidden so these children are labeled as children of rape.
We follow the story of Onyesonwu who is Ewu. Her mother was raped by a Nuru man who invaded her village. She is raised first as a child of the desert and a nomad but soon her mother moves them to a village where she soon learns that she is a social outcast. She is labled as a child of violence because of the circumstances that surround her conception. She is a rejected by both sides beacuse she is a female and Ewu. Onye is not just an average Ewu girl though she is gifted with the power of magic. As she grows so does her power and soon she is being hunted by a powerful socerer. Onye must learn to control her anger and power to defend herself and her people.
This book is beautifully written and inspired by a reality that many woman face in Africa today. It is a wonderful blend of culture, history, tradition, and fantasy. (less)