2024 Reading Challenge

2024 Reading Challenge
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Monday, December 29, 2008

REVIEW for Flora's Dare

Once again, I want to thank the very generous Raincoast Book publishing house which sent me a wonderful box of books to read and review (and discover!!).

TITLE: Flora's Dare

AUTHOR: Ysabeau S. Wilce

GENRE: YA fantasy

RATING: 4 Stars

Okay, as a rule, I don't really read all that much fantasy, so it was with mild reluctance that I started reading this one. As of page 2, I was hooked. Flora's Dare is a little gem of a fantasy/fiction book that brings to light a strong, daring, brave, intelligent and absolutely fun heroine with the name of Flora. I am a big fan of ANY book that makes its main character a strong female - even though she is obviously aimed at a younger audience - which is just fine with me. I love that the message in this book is a powerful one - Yes, a girl can be strong, brave, intelligent and fun!!!! As far as I am concerned that is a message that cannot be passed along at a young enough age.

I discovered that this is actually the second book in the series (I am going to buy the first book for sure). In Flora's Dare, Flora has alot to deal with - she needs to figure out a new language and for this she needs a special instructor. She has to deal with Udo's schemes (and their fallout), as well as her somewhat missing-in-action sister Idden. If that was not enough, Flora has just discovered the source of some deadly earthquakes that have occured.

I loved the writing, it was fresh and clip and the action was absolutely non-stop. I read this book in less than 3 days and enjoyed every minute of it. Yeah for Flora!!!! Girl Power!!! and all that.


Unknown said...

I'll have to give this book a shot, I'm also a fan of books with strong female protagonists

MonieG said...

I also loved this one and put book one on my wish list.

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