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Mastiff by Tamora Pierce
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Feb 20, 2012

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bookshelves: 2012, fantasy
Read from February 10 to 19, 2012

I had a hard time getting into this book at first. I was immediately blindsided on the first page with the fact that Beka had a dead fiance. This was so jolting. But I can chalk that up to Reader arrogance. (Even if years have passed between stories, nothing is supposed to actually happen.)

Admittedly I was also distracted by another book, so I put this one on hold until I got that one out of my system.

There were some things I really loved about this book (FARMER!), but other things that just didn't sit right with me. And the plot twist was really hard to take. (view spoiler)

In many ways this book reminded me of life, of the pain of growing up, of facing reality. People aren't always what seem, people come in to your life for a season, but not forever, and sometimes we make bad choices that there is no coming back from.

Still it left me feeling a bit unsettled (view spoiler)
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Reading Progress

02/10/2012 page 2
0.0% "Whoa...Dead Fiance? Beka? Stunned right out of the gate..."
02/13/2012 page 195
33.0% "I like Farmer!"
02/15/2012 page 226
38.0% "I haven't have the time to read this like I should...I've been totally sidetracked by another book. But still am enjoying this."
02/20/2012 page 592
100.0% "<spoiler>Oh my God, I'm feeling personally betrayed! </spoiler>"
02/20/2012 page 592
100.0% "Didn't realize you couldn't HTML in Status updates?"

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Cara I know right? That caught me by surprise, I thought I missed something from the second one when I saw that!

Dichotomy Girl Cara wrote: "I know right? That caught me by surprise, I thought I missed something from the second one when I saw that!"

I just got that these are loosely connected to the Song of the Lioness Series...Apparently her ancestor George Cooper is in them, I just wish that I could remember who he is...Apparently I read them back in 2007, so my memory loss is forgiveable...

Cara I wish I could clarify for you but I have yet to read that series, though I should. He is Beka's great grandson I think?

Dichotomy Girl I might have to go back and read it, at least the first book...

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