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Death's Daughter by Amber Benson
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Jul 12, 09

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bookshelves: fantasy, fiction, read-in-2009, young-adult
Read in July, 2009

The main character is far too Gossip-Girl-fashion-frenzied for my tastes; the surprise twist villain is not so very surprising; the actual writing leaves something (!) to be desired. That said, this book is fun. The pan theism is well done, the quest itself is interesting enough to make me Wikipedia some facts, and the characters (my personal approval of their traits aside) are believable. For instance, I generally dislike Buffy-esque "just want to be a normal girl" characters like the novel's protagonist Calliope. I usually want to say to them, "the world sucks, quit bemoaning your superpowers because you keep using them to survive and save the day." However, I find Calliope's reason for lamenting her immortality believable and I like that her character--while not static--remains true throughout the book.

I look forward to reading the sequels to this book to see how the mythology of the world coalesces.
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