[DWJ] Book recommendations

Anna Zofia Skarzynska ania.s at tiscali.co.uk
Thu Nov 9 17:54:11 EST 2006

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gili Bar-Hillel" <gbhillel at netvision.net.il>
To: "Diana Wynne Jones" <dwj at suberic.net>
Gili:  Can anyone add specific recommendations for books that are:
> A. new
> B. gripping, intelligent, imaginative, have a degree of humor and leave 
> you
> feeling satisfied
> C. standalone, if possible
> D. slight preference for YA fantasy fiction, but anything goes

I really enjoyed Firethorn by Sarah Micklem- it is a no. 1 in a series, 
though. I am not good at reviews but I will say that it reminded me of Robin 
McKinley style-wise. Am looking forward to the sequel.

And on another subject- am I the only person who was disappointed with the 
Queen of Attolia? I just could not see how anyone could fall in LOVE with 
someone almost unknown to him, not to mention a very unsympathetic 
character. I just couldn't make the leap. I loved The Thief but now I wonder 
whether it's worth trying the King of Attolia or should I just sell the 
first two on ebay and be done with them.


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