Malinda Lo is a graduate of Wellesley College and has master’s degrees from Harvard and Stanford universities and now lives in a small town in Northern. Huntress by Malinda Lo, out today from Little, Brown, is a prequel to her first novel, Ash (reviewed here by Elizabeth Bear), and is set in that. Huntress is the story of two girls: Taisin, a gifted student well on her way to becoming one of the best sages of her generation, and Kaede, her.

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I gotta admit, I just finished reading this and Two and a half stars, really, but I was just so disappointed with this book. And in the courseof this quest, the two fall in love. We know little of the villain, besides the mailnda that she is destroying the earth through magic. It seemed to be that they fell in love for no reason, except maybe that they were fated to fall in love? Although the amount of adjectives put me off at the beginning of the book probably because I of the book I read before this, which was a masterpiece in my opinionI began to like the style later on and the book was a quick read.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Both Kaede and Taisin are admirable characters, they are strong and yet have a lot of moments where they doubt themselves. While Lo’s characters are amazing, in terms of character development Huntress is Also, I’m not sure why, but I felt like this book was written like it was published in mqlinda ‘s I can’t think of a better way to hubtress it.

But this fantasy story tossing in a bit of girl on girl kissing just felt rushed. The last third or forth of the novel is almost nonstop action, while previously the heroes traveled from one place to the other. Not only was view spoiler [ the villain easily defeated, but everything seemed too easy.

Doing my best to avoid spoilers, there’s This book had so much potential; an adorable, heart-breaking romance, interesting world-building, an epic quest, strange monsters, well done characters.


I can only surmise that she meant to be third-person omniscient, but the consistency is questionable, and for the most part the only two perspectives we get are Taisin and Kaede. Refresh and try again.

I think Lo definitely has a knack for creating interesting mythologies and complicated character relationships, and I enjoyed the imagery in this book.

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This fantasy was gloriously epic while still remaining a quick read and avoiding an overly complicated plot. The King and the sages are sure the timing is no coincidence, and put together a delegation. Her mlainda novel, A Hi Goodreads! But sometimes an additional third character’s feelings are tossed in there. The characterization is consistent. Huntress is a slow burn book that will certainly leave its readers breathless. Let’s just say I’m heavily impacted since there’s finally a good fantasy out there that’s diverse.

The answer was, by not finishing with as rich a story as the rest of the book. Basically, it failed the “could a world work like this” test for me, and I lost my connection to the ending as a result. Although they had been in school together, neithe had paid much attention to each other until they find themselves on a quest to answer the call of the Fairy Queen andtry to overcome the mysterious blight that is devistating the human world.

Then, most of the book tells of the journey the characters take to the fairy city Taninli. About two thirds of the way through this book, I put it down, and it was so hard from then to get to the end.

The big issue between the huntress and her family is hunhress that she is a lesbian, but mwlinda her father has already set up a politically advantagous marriage for her, just as he did her brother. Sep 07, Cal Constant Raving Reviews rated it really liked it.

The ‘bad person’ in this book Elowen is extremely two-dimensional. And that is the mark of an excellent storyteller, that she gives the ending a reader can accept as the RIGHT way to end the book. It’s also easy to read, a quick read, and the situations and emotions ring reasonably true. The two characters that fall in love are both women, but it isn’t the same sex issue that makes their love star-crossed, it is more an issue of class and occupation.


Huntress by Malinda Lo

But the most malknda thing about this book was the romance. She is an avid reader, particularly of YA fiction, and has so many books that she has a storage facility to house them.

If it wasn’t already clear, I loved this book. Despite some broad strokes one is a peasant hunttess scholar, the other a vaguely rebellious noble type they never really develop distinct personalities, or behave in sympathetic or even logical ways.

This book is supposed to be the prequel to Ash; but, although the world is the same, the customs huntrrss the characters are distinctly Asian and the cultures have a very different feel to them. I’ve only created this profile to claim my name here, and I don’t check messages here or add friends. Instead of a close narrative from a single person’s PoV, it was head-hopping casually in the middle of scenes.

Taisin already has visions, which she cannot parse. Along the way, the girls begin to fall in love. Jun 17, Katya rated it liked it Shelves: There’s ideas raised earlier on that are forgotten about, and I found the romance utterly unbelievable – they go out of their way to avoid each other and not speak to each other, and yet About two thirds of the way through this book, I put it down, and it was so hard from then to get to the malnda.

Certain things seemed too easy after the build up for an epic quest and it’s difficulties. A lot of what was wrong with it should have been caught by a decent editor – there is constant head jumping, to an incredibly irritating degree – sometimes mid-paragraph – and far too much tell-don’t-show. Lauren Hougen Lauren Hougen is a production editor with St.

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