Friday, March 16, 2012

2012 book 78

Cat Hellisen's When the Sea is Rising Red
This story--about a rich young girl in a magical world whose best friend kills herself to avoid an arranged marriage, and so our main character fakes her own suicides to avoid her own arranged marriage, and then must make her way with all the poor unmagical people--starts off really strongly. I was engaged in the characters' actions and didn't even mind the romantic elements (which were more realistic than most YA fantasy books). But the end felt completely underdeveloped, and the ultimate conclusion was predictable. I ended up not liking it that much. B/B-.

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