Friday, February 21, 2014

2014 book 45

Cinda Williams Chima's The Demon King
Yay, it's another epic fantasy YA series that I hadn't discovered! This one has two main characters--Han, formerly the leader of a street gang but now trying to go straight, though there's clearly more to him than meets the eye, and Raisa, the usual princess chafing against her princessy role (while the character is a familiar archetype, Chima does breathe a lot of life into Raisa). There's also a whole lot with politics, nefarious wizards, various friends and love interests, etc, and some solid world-building. It's a strong start to a series, and a few moments were almost TOO intense to get through. It ends at an interesting place, too. Looking forward to see where it goes from there.  A-/B+.

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