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Posted April 17, 2009
THis is one of my fav. books EVER!!! ( and thats saying something because ive read over 500 books and im 13) Great charecters and imagination! the second book was awsome i just wanted more Doyati in it/Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 21, 2009
Good start to what I hope will be a good series
Normally, I don't like fantasy - I find much of it to be cliche. But this was an engaging tale with relatable characters and nice plot twists. It did get a bit confusing at times, but for the most part, one can sail through it without getting too perplexed. I've bought this book and am looking forward to the next in the series.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 14, 2008
Reviewed by Harmony for TeensReadToo.com
Due to an agreement between the humans and Nightlings, the two are never to meet. But when Genna and her younger brother, Dan, venture outside at night, when everyone is supposed to be safe inside, to get a special sap to save their mother, things begin to change. They are told by a Nightling slave the truth of what is really happening between the Nightlings and humans. The leader of the human village, Genna and Dan's "uncle," has made a deal with the Nightling king that will result in his own immortality but the downfall of every other human. <BR/><BR/>Genna and Dan must strike their own deal with the Nightling king and set out on their own journey to not only save themselves and their family but everyone in their village -- as well as the Nightlings. <BR/><BR/>Filled with adventure and striking prose, THE RUBY KEY is one of the best fantasy novels I've read in a while. The characters, even the non-human ones, were realistic, and every single one of them played an important part in the unfolding plot. The plot itself was unpredictable and filled with twists and turns you never see coming. The ending even keeps you begging for more. <BR/><BR/>Holly Lisle may be an accomplished adult author, but her name is sure to become a popular one among teen fiction, too.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 12, 2008
THE RUBY KEY ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I just finished this book yesterday and it was the best when it comes to adventure and keeping your imagination running. I love all the twists in the story and Doyati sure is funny. I just can't wait for the next book. I hope all the the other people who have read this book enjoyed it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 23, 2008
The Ruby Key is wonderful!
Last night I finished The Ruby Key, the new book by Holly Lisle. What a great book, perfect for any young person -- or adult -- looking for a good fantasy. Genna's world is a place that I hope Holly Lisle will return to time after time. That world is divided into day and night, day ruled by humans, night by the nightlings. Genna and her brother Dan discover that their 'uncle' has made a horrendous deal with the lord of the nightlings: He has traded the lives of the people of their village for immortality. Genna and Dan make their own deal with the evil nightling lord and start off on an impossible quest to locate a child and return him to the nightlings. Along with them travel an annoying cat -- which is both more than and less than a cat -- and a young, bright nightling. But naturally things aren't what they seem. Genna soon learns that the world is different than she had always been told and that her quest has far-reaching consequences. There are monsters and moonroads (you'll have to read the book to discover what those are) and villains and heroes. You will be both surprised and pleased at how it all turns out. The Ruby Key truly reminds me of the best of Andre Norton. Genna has resources and bravery that she doesn't even know she does, and this book is the beginning of her journey. I'm looking forward to the next book. By the way, the book itself is gorgeous with a wonderful cover and neat flourishes throughout, a handsome addition to any library. Add it to your library today.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.