Thursday, January 6, 2011

Trickster's Girl by Hilari Bell

Trickster's Girl
by Hilari Bell

Just Published: January 2011
Genre: Paranormal, YA
Hardback: 288 pages
Rating: 3

Description from the amazon:
In the year 2098 America isn't so different from the USA of today. But, in a post-9/11 security-obssessed world, "secured" doesn't just refer to borders between countries, it also refer to borders between states.

Teenagers still think they know everything, but there is no cure for cancer, as Kelsa knows first-hand from watching her father die.

The night Kelsa buries her father, a boy appears. He claims magic is responsible for the health of Earth, but human damage disrupts its flow. The planet is dying.

Kelsa has the power to reverse the damage, but first she must accept that magic exists and see beyond her own pain in order to heal the planet.

Raven Duet series:
Trickster's Girl
Traitor's Son - April 2012

My two-bits:
In-a-word(s): nexus
While the underlying message about the relationship with humans and planet earth touches me, the story was meh.

I liked the various landscapes and locations mentioned i.e. Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho.

And the bits about Native American and Irish folklore pertaining to the Trickster were interesting.

BUT, I didn't like the characters. I didn't feel any connections or sympathy for them.

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5 comments:

  1. Bummer. Character connection is so important. Great review :)

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  2. I suppose that, sometimes, the characters are only elements of a message being passed by the author.
    Archetypes of human actions.
    It's not good but undestandable.

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  3. Meh isn't great. The story should be better then meh. I am keen on it for the Native lore. So still willing to give a read, besides maybe I'll connect where you didn't but I doubt it.

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