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Spellbent by Lucy A. Snyder
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Jan 16, 10

Read in January, 2010

SPELLBENT is an excellent first novel, a well-written and fast-paced contemporary fantasy adventure. The wise-cracking and ass-kicking urban heroine has become something of a cliche, but that pitfall has been avoided here with the inclusion of a very wide range of supporting characters, many of whom are in no way "good guys" of the traditional sense, and by the clever twists and turns of plot. There are some nasty-gritty bits and some uproariously funny scenes and lines that contrast and heighten the effect each to the other very skillfuly; I was reminded of very well prepared Chinese sweet-and-sour dishes. I'm looking forward to the sequel.
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message 1: by Jan (new)

Jan I totally agree. But so long as the heroine's aunt remains in Hades, the story isn't over yet. I'm eagerly awaiting the sequel.


message 2: by Lucy (new) - added it

Lucy I'll be addressing Aunt Vicky's situation in the third book.


message 3: by Lucy (new) - added it

Lucy Actually, make that the 4th book ... the plot of Book 2 sprouted and it's going to need to be two books.


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