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The Queen of Blood by Sarah Beth Durst
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Oct 14, 2016

it was amazing

I was up late finishing this book because I just could not stop. This book has been my happy place for the past several days. The worldbuilding and unique system of magic are just brilliantly put together, and this is a good example of a first book in a series that ends with a definite conclusion -- no cliffhanger -- but still leaves you desperate to find out what happens next. Daleina and Ven are both terrific protagonists, heroic but complex and not perfect by any means, and Durst expertly springs some surprises along the way without ever making you feel like she's cheating the reader. And Queen of Blood manages to ask some really interesting questions about what makes you a good ruler, versus what makes somebody a hero -- and there's a new, darker version of the "Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas" conundrum, which doesn't have an easy answer at all. Massively recommended.
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Lata This book looked really good when I heard about a while back. So glad that it's "Massively recommended." I'll have to see if my local library can get it.


Charlie Anders Hope you like it as much as I did!


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Erik Walker thanks. will look for it.


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Christine I was procrastireading it—as I neared the end, would go a whole day or two without picking it up because I didn't want to say goodbye to the world and characters. Such a great recommendation; thanks!


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