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Sunbolt by Intisar Khanani
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really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy, rating-pg-13

I knew Intisar could write, but SUNBOLT blew me away. This is the most fun I've had with a YA book in quite a while. It takes a lot of the usual tropes of the genre but mixes them up in a new and uniquely heartfelt way. The first half was fast-moving and kind of standard YA fantasy fare, and then the story took a hard left and gave me what almost felt like a homage to everything I loved about Robin McKinley's SUNSHINE.

I loved that the heroine was smart and tough without being stupid or immature, that there were strong and intriguing relationships between the heroine and a number of male characters with nary a sniff of love triangles or instalove, and that the book ran a lean, breathless pace without an ounce of padding on its bones. Intisar Khanani is a talent to watch.
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Started Reading
January 20, 2018 – Shelved
January 20, 2018 – Shelved as: fantasy
January 20, 2018 – Shelved as: rating-pg-13
January 20, 2018 – Finished Reading

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