Jun 8, 2011

Book Review: Huntress by Malinda Lo

Book Summary Via Goodreads
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.

Book title: Huntress
Author: Malinda Lo
Genre: YA Fiction,Romance,Fantasy
My Rating:★★★★☆

Book Review

the book cover actually gave me an idea that this book will be like Avatar: the last airbender  kind of book, and rich Chinese culture will be introduced here. but it never crossed my mind that the book will be about faeries and LGBT.

I didn't actually read the first part of the book where the author gave the readers a guide to how to pronounce the names of the characters(har har! very lazy me), so i was confuse at first. but as i read on i actually get to catch up on the characters and the plot of the book. the book is written very well i like how the author made me feel like i'm moving in ancient china with all the dialogues of the characters and i feel like i am also part of their adventure of meeting the fairy queen.

what i really really loved and appreciate in this book is how the author showed different kinds of love, like how a mother can love her daughter even though how much pain her child had caused her, at the end a mother will always and will be loving and forgiving her daughter . and of course another kind of love shown here is the "lesbian" love, at first i actually thought that my e-book is mess up, that maybe it's a typo error, cause while reading it my eyes caught the sentence "she loves her" i was thinking that maybe what the sentence really meant is that "he loves her"  so i was actually in denial that this book is about LGBT and i was actually thinking that the kind of love that Kaede and Taisin shared is like the love we feel for our friends. well it turns out that I'm wrong, and part of me is wounded cause even though the feeling of their love is mutual they can never be together cause they have different paths. and i don't know! when love is MUTUAL there is Never WRONG OR RIGHT for me.

Huntress is not the kind of novel that sticks in to fantasy only but there is a moral lesson that you'll get after you read it. :D

---GabbY ^^

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