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Ever by Gail Carson Levine
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Feb 28, 2008

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I loved the Middle-Eastern-inspired fantasy culture Levine creates for this book, and it's fun to read a book where one of the protagonists is a wind god (ooooh, cool abilities) and the other is an ordinary yet questioning, intelligent girl (oooooh, a quandary of faith!). But the plot -- oh holy weird! The whole thing hinges on the girl being promised as a human sacrifice to her culture's omnipresent god. She has one month to live, even though she later questions her faith in this god, she STILL wants to return in one month and be sacrificed. Huh.

Eh I ate the book up anyway. As a bonus, there are some nice, subtle references to Greek mythology (especially the legend of Iphegenia). With the story of a romance between an all-powerful-immortal guy and a smart mortal girl, this might even be a good pick for younger fans of Stephenie Meyer's books.

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