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The Compulsive Reader: Just a quick update...

Monday, May 11, 2009

Just a quick update...


Please excuse this interruption for an unscheduled CRAZED FAN GIRL moment:

I can't wait until I've posted my review to let you all know, but FIRE (you know, that little book that Kristin Cashore wrote as a prequel to Graceling that some people kinda liked?) totally, completely, and absolutely ROCKS HARDER THAN Graceling!

I'm serious. I haven't read such a magnificent fantasy novel since I first discovered Tamora Pierce's work (who is, in my opinion, the best YA fantasy author to grace shelves), and I am not lying. I thought real hard about all the fantasy novels I've read, not wanting to go off making some random claims...but it's totally magnificent. I was capable of doing absolutely nada yesterday, except read Fire.

I know I was slow to jump on the Kristin Cashore/Graceling bandwagon movement, and when I did, I wasn't that mightily impressed with Graceling...anyhoo, the deets are here, and although I maintain that Fire has a similar slow beginning that Graceling possesses....wow. It's still one knock-out of a book. It's own strange creatures, magic of a sort, political (and romantic!) tension, and then of course secrets galore...KC was channeling some serious Tamora Pierce awesomeness! I love it, love it, love it, and I will be back later with an official review....

10 comments:

Janssen said...

Oh my heavens. . . you're killing me! :)

Steph Su said...

Oh, that's good! I remember yesterday you were a little iffy about it. Now I'm excited to read it!

Carrie said...

I can't wait!!

BN Book Blog said...

I so agree!!!!! Fire was so amazing!!! Both Nathan and I also agree about Tamora Pierce! Glad you loved it too!

Beth (Nathan hasn't read it)

Amy said...

Om goodness ! I'm so excited to read it now.
-amy

Heather Zundel said...

Oooh, now I'm going to be keeping a close eye on this one. Thanks!

~THE OPTIMISTIC PESSIMIST ~ said...

Ohhh now you have peaked my curiosity!!! glad you had such a great read!

a flight of minds said...

:O My god, we are both so excited to read this book. And your review~~ Man. So pumped.
-Alex & Lauren

Kate said...

I'm going to have to have a look at Graceling first :)

Lenore said...

Very exciting! So should I read Fire or Graceling first?