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Rose Daughter by Robin McKinley
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May 19, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: borrowed-from-library, fairytales, paper-book
Read from June 04 to 08, 2012

I didn't really read this book all the way. I read the beginning, and bunches of the middle, and a lot of the end, so I know where it goes, but for some reason I can't grasp, it just felt too...dense. Perhaps I need to go back and read it again, because I've never felt that way about a Robin McKinley novel--okay, I got bored with Outlaws of Sherwood and stopped reading it, so maybe that happened here... but I was actually interested in key plot points, so didn't want to abandon Rose Daughter completely. I did think it was a more interesting and original story than Beauty; now if only it had been as flowing as Beauty was, instead of wordy and superfluous. RM mentions that this just came out of her, that it's the story Beauty could have been. I was happy that RM decided to stray farther from the "original" than she did with Beauty, but...something just didn't grasp me.

Maybe I'll revisit it.

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