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5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.
Where did our trust go?
It's true: many of the characters in the first book of the series ("Terrier...
It's true: many of the characters in the first book of the series ("Terrier") only make brief appearances in this book. But have faith, people! Tamora Pierce rarely introduces and names a character without making them an integral part of the series AS A WHOLE. The series isn't finished! Hold your horses!
I have faith that Rosto, Kora, Ersken, Aniki, and the rest will have plenty to say and do in "Mastiff", the next installment of this series. Many of you were angry at Ms. Pierce for neglecting the Beka-Rosto love story, but she often gives her characters multiple romantic interests before elaborating on the best option. Think Alanna-Jon-Liam-George here folks.
And besides, these aren't romance novels; they're adventure stories! The romance is certainly lovely, I'll admit. But as far as the Protector of the Small books being bad simply because Ms. Pierce didn't secure a life-long romance for Keladry? That's poppycock. You should be reading the Twilight series for that sort of romance.
"Bloodhound" is a great book with a lot to say about a lot of very relevant issues, including (but not limited to) homosexuality, the economy, torture methodology, and a woman's perceived "place" in the world. If you can't appreciate any of that simply because Beka and Rosto don't have a make-out session, you'd really better try a re-read.
posted by iamnotanelf on May 5, 2009Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.
What a disappointment and What a long wait
Fans of Becca Cooper have eagerly been awaiting the arrival of this book since 2006 and can ...
Fans of Becca Cooper have eagerly been awaiting the arrival of this book since 2006 and can I say what a waste of time? Unlike the first one, this one has a very weak storyline. The characters are forgettable and some of the best ones are only in the beginning and the end.
Not to give away any spoilers, but Becca winds up "giving herself" to another guy. Things with Rosto have progressed no further, and he is only mentioned probably 6 times throughout the whole book.
All I can say is what happened? From such a talented author, comes this... 'novel'? There were no new elements of surprise, no twist in the plot, no witty dialogue or memorable lines.
Compared to her other books, this just didn't compare.
I also have to point out that Ms. Pierce brought homosexuality into it. Becca's cousin is gay and his "partner" is involved in the story. I am very disappointed in that as well. That was one of the main reasons I didn't like her Circle of Magic books. It almost felt like propaganda towards gays because she kept throwing it in...
So, for people like me who have been waiting since 2006, was it worth it? Absolutely 100% NOT.
Wow. What a disappointment.
posted by Antram_lover on May 1, 2009Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 18, 2009
I've been reading Pierce's books since 1998. I am very disappointed in the lack of quality writing that this book has. The plot of the story is so promising but Pierce does not deliver. Beka is completely different, the story does NOT flow, and Pierce tries way too hard to make the language sound genuine to the time period (it's painful reading it). I bought this book the day it came out and unlike any of the other books, I'm having a very hard time pushing myself to read this rubbish. I'm not even half way done! I can not connect with any of the characters. Beka's "shyness" seems like an after thought, Goodwin is COMPLETELY devoid of her previous character, and I can not see why sex has to ALWAYS be placed somewhere in Pierce's books weakening the heroine and making me want to throw up. Please Ms. Pierce, next time provide me with a better written book. As a loyal fan of yours I will continue to read your books, but I am very disappointed with this one.
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Posted August 20, 2012
This book is a major let down. I had such high expectations for the 2 and 3 books in this series and was dissapointed in them both. Beccas personilty completly changes and most of the charecters from the first book arent in it at all. This series isn't worth reading after the 1. I wouldn't even give this book the one star I was forced to give it in order to post this review.
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Posted June 26, 2012