Jul 20, 10
Read from July 18 to 20, 2010, read count: 1
For the first 175 (!) pages of this book I kept wondering when something interesting would happen. This book was 550-something pages long and we really could have done without the first 175 as they were just more of the same leftover from Skin Hunger: Sadima and Franklin struggle to live under Somiss's rule, Sadima continually copies the magic songs and realizes that Somiss is changing the words around, Franklin professes his love for Sadima and refuses to do anything about it, and the boys at the wizard academy are still super scared of everything and still won't talk to one another. Ugh! Fortunately, after about page 175 (I can't believe I had to read 175 pages for something to actually happen), the story picks up and becomes engrossing again. Despite this repetition at the beginning of the book, it would still be best to read Skin Hunger before reading Sacred Scars because of all the background knowledge one would need in order to get into Sacred Scars.