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Watersmeet by Ellen Jensen Abbott
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Apr 04, 2017

it was ok
bookshelves: audio, fantasy, middle-grade

Synopsis: "From her birth, Abisina has been outcast--for the color of her eyes and skin, and for her lack of a father. Only her mother's status as the village healer has kept her safe. But when a mythic leader arrives, Abisina's life is ripped apart. She escapes alone to try to find the father and the home she has never known. In a world of extremes, from the deepest prejudice to the greatest bonds of duty and loyalty, Abisina must find her own way and decide where her true hope lies."

My Review: I have had this series of books sitting on my shelf for ages and figured it was about time I picked them up. I believe that this was meant to be a YA book but the writing is pretty simplistic and more appropriate for a middle grade book. It was quite an expansive world to build with a variety of mythical creatures and cultures but unfortunately it wasn't developed quite enough to really immerse yourself in the world. The characters also fell a little flat for me, there honestly wasn't a single character that I cared enough about. I do appreciate that Abbott attempted to tackle some very tough subjects, religion and racism, and she does a great job of showing those subjects. But there just wasn't much to build around them. These are fairly short books so I will continue the series.

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Reading Progress

May 2, 2011 – Shelved
December 14, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
March 23, 2017 – Started Reading
March 24, 2017 –
page 79
March 25, 2017 –
page 102
March 27, 2017 –
page 175
March 27, 2017 –
page 221
March 27, 2017 –
page 283
March 28, 2017 – Finished Reading
April 4, 2017 – Shelved as: audio
April 4, 2017 – Shelved as: fantasy
April 4, 2017 – Shelved as: middle-grade

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