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Books of the Month 2019 > September 2019 GLBTQI+ - Huntress

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Huntress by Malinda Lo by Malinda Lo

Nature is out of balance in the human world. The sun hasn't shone in years, and crops are failing. Worse yet, strange and hostile creatures have begun to appear. The people's survival hangs in the balance.

To solve the crisis, the oracle stones are cast, and Kaede and Taisin, two seventeen-year-old girls, are picked to go on a dangerous and unheard-of journey to Tanlili, the city of the Fairy Queen. Taisin is a sage, thrumming with magic, and Kaede is of the earth, without a speck of the otherworldly. And yet the two girls' destinies are drawn together during the mission. As members of their party succumb to unearthly attacks and fairy tricks, the two come to rely on each other and even begin to fall in love. But the Kingdom needs only one huntress to save it, and what it takes could tear Kaede and Taisin apart forever.

The exciting adventure prequel to Malinda Lo's highly acclaimed novel Ash is overflowing with lush Chinese influences and details inspired by the I Ching, and is filled with action and romance.


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D Dyer | 66 comments I had very high hopes for this book but it just didn’t quite meet up to my expectations. It’s a classic and so I wanted to read it for a while and while I am glad I read it it just wasn’t as great as I thought it might have been. It was distinctly less queer than I thought it would be and I thought that the second half felt a bit rushed, there were multiple quests but I didn’t really get the experience of any of them if that makes any sense. And I’m not sure how I feel about the ending. If I take this book out of the context of every other book, that ending I think makes sense for those particular characters but considering the distinct lack especially at the time that this book was written of happy endings I found it a bit frustrating to not find one, or at least not a particularly happy one here


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