Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Bees... lots and lots of bees

Title: Chalice
Author: Robin McKinley
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Genre: Fantasy/Young Adult
Date Started: September 17, 2009
Date Finished: September 18, 2009

Rating: A-

Description (from Barnes & Noble): Beekeeper Marisol has been chosen as the new Chalice, destined to stand beside the Master and mix the ceremonial brews that hold the Willowlands together. But the relationship between Chalice and Master has always been tumultuous, and the new Master is unlike any before him.

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Okay, that synopsis really doesn't explain anything. And I don't think I could do a very good job either. This book was like The Dark Lord of Derkholm, where they throw into the middle of a story and you have to learn what's going on as you read. Which made it very confusing when I started reading it, but I stuck with it, and it kind-of-sort-of made sense in the end.

The book was enjoyable, and the characters were refreshing. I noticed that the author never gives any detailed description of Marisol. So she can look however you want her too. Also, the plot's original, which is a huge plus. A- (Sorry for the crappy review).

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