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The Bone Doll's Twin by Lynn Flewelling
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Feb 02, 2012

it was amazing
Read from February 15 to 19, 2012

I love Lynn Flewelling's books in general, and this one didn't disappoint. It's not one of those books where there's a lot of action and major events, it's more focused on character development. The author does a wonderful job bringing the characters to life, making the book extremely compelling.

Brief overview with no major spoilers (you'd get everything here from the back of the book): The book is set in a kingdom where there is an ancient prophecy declaring the kingdom will be safe as long as a queen rules. The last queen was mad, which left the way open for a king to take power. He promptly began killing all his female relatives to ensure there would be no queen to challenge him. In order to preserve one female heir to grow up to take the throne, when the king's sister gave birth to twins, some wizards worked magic to protect the female twin. They killed her twin brother, than did some magic that gave the female twin the male twin's form - essentially disguising her as a boy so thoroughly that everyone, including the girl herself, believed she was a boy. She ends up growing up in a remote castle with only adults around. The author does a very good job of conveying the pain and struggles she goes through without making her sound whiny or annoying. I'd highly recommend the book.
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