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Transformation by Carol Berg
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it was amazing
bookshelves: fantasy, queerlit, american-lit

I loved this. I am shocked and delighted by how much I loved this. It’s an original world combined with all the pleasures of a really slashy bit of fanfic. There are slavefic and wingfic elements, and demons and destiny, and it all sounds really cheesy, but like really good fic, it transcends these clichés. The relationship between Aleksander and Seyonne is beautifully developed: they begin as master and slave, and we get to see the whole process of Aleksander gaining maturity and compassion, and Seyonne regaining himself. Plus there’s a really thrilling quest-y adventure, and an intensely exciting climactic battle in which…well, it would spoil it to say, but know that I made a very loud squeeing noise. Even without actually being slash, this book is the slasher’s dream come true. I only hope the next two volumes in the trilogy are half as good.
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Started Reading
January 1, 2007 – Finished Reading
June 4, 2007 – Shelved
June 4, 2007 – Shelved as: fantasy
June 5, 2007 – Shelved as: queerlit
November 26, 2008 – Shelved as: american-lit

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message 1: by Risha (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:13AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Risha I had forgotten how much I liked this book until I spotted your review. The sequels didn't exist yet when I read it - I may need to seek them out now.

message 2: by Trin (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:13AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Trin I've had the sequels now for months, but I haven't read them yet because I'm a bit worried about spoiling my absolute enjoyment of the first book. (See the Uglies Trilogy, for example.) But I hear they're pretty good. I guess I should get on that as well!

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