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Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop
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Jan 10, 10

bookshelves: own, fantasy
Read in December, 2009

Honestly, I sort of have a love/hate relationship with Daughter of the Blood. I felt certain aspects of the book were fascinating, i.e. the whole Jewels ranking, Saetan, Jaenelle's powers, the island of dead kids. Other parts of this book were kind of yuck for me, such as how women would basically use males for sex and control the males via cock-rings. Yeah, I know this book is supposed to show a society which is the opposite of patriarchy, but oh em gee, Anne Bishop did you need to be so hateful towards the females in power.
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Reading Progress

12/30/2009 page 57
12/30/2009 page 188
45.63% "kinky."
12/30/2009 page 351
85.19% "heartbreaking, poor girls"
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JG (The Introverted Reader) This was my favorite of the series (so far), so I don't know if it would get any better for you. At least Jaenelle is grown up in the others though.

Shannon The Ewww factor you get from this Matriarcal Society is no different than what patriarchal societies have done, and are still doing to women today. Its not hateful its a little rubbing mens faces in what historically has been done to women. She show accurately that power corrupts and all people male or female WILL do the most horrendous things to other people to keep or prove their power

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