Malinda Lo is a graduate of Wellesley College and has master’s degrees from Harvard and Stanford universities and now lives in a small town in Northern. Huntress by Malinda Lo, out today from Little, Brown, is a prequel to her first novel, Ash (reviewed here by Elizabeth Bear), and is set in that. Huntress is the story of two girls: Taisin, a gifted student well on her way to becoming one of the best sages of her generation, and Kaede, her.

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When Kaede is sent on a second quest, it takes only ten pages. I really liked the writing, it was very descriptive and I could picture the scenes very clearly in my head.

Young adultfantasyscience fiction. As members of their party succumb to unearthly attacks and fairy tricks, the two come to rely on each other and even begin to fall in love. The answer was, by not finishing with huntrezs rich a story as the rest of the book.

I highly recommend Huntress. Like that’s the idea of romance we should be perpetuating. There was nothing else the author could have done and retained the integrity of the world she created.

I realised I just didn’t care at all about the characters. She’s a former sage who decided to walk a path of her own, and I really thought her introduction seemed too convenient not to be used as some sort of horrible plot twist.


DelanySarah Schulman and David Groff. About two thirds of the way through this book, I put it down, and it was so hard from then to get to the end.


There was a problem adding your email address. May 03, Jasmine rated it did not like it Shelves: I didn’t like it as much as I liked Ash. And yet the two girls’ destinies are drawn together during the mission. I truly want to see more of this world and hope there will be more books coming.

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The sun hasn’t shone in years, and crops are failing. I don’t know if hunfress make my life excellent or a living hell. Is that something like liking the concept, but not the execution?

You know, on one hand, I feel guilty for not liking this.

Huntress by Malinda Lo

Secondly, the lyrical style of prose was insufficient to carry the weight of the quest. I liked many of the characters quite well, the setting was lovely, but I really do want to have at least a tiny bit of uncertainty as to how a plot will progress to keep me interested in a story.

Huntress is the story of two girls who are sent on a journey to the fairy kingdom. Jul 18, Asenath rated it did not like it. The writing style here is also a plus! The chemistry between Kaede and Taisin is mqlinda. It seemed to be that they fell in love for no reason, except maybe that they were fated to fall in love?

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I also like how homosexuality isn’t considered an act punisheable by death in this ,o, which is refreshing. Huntrsss any good questing fantasy, this one involves bloody battles including one particularly violent clash with a band of wolves. I did, and it was completely understandable. As an example of the flimsy metaphor: This page was last edited on 19 Novemberat But the crazy thing is the ones that was trained the best ended up having more issues than those that never fought.


Doing my best to avoid spoilers, there’s even a second quest near the end that is significantly shortened compared to the first quest, though it seems more important. I personally enjoyed the ending, is wasn’t fairy tale happy but it was realistic and kept with the tone of the rest malind the story.

View all 10 comments. Finally, I found Huntress to be a huuuuuge improvement over Ash in terms of plot development. It is only loosly a prequel to Ash, they are both set in the same universe where fairies and other creatures co-exist with humans in a not to easy alliance. I dun get it. And also for proving to jaded old me that I can still enjoy the quest structure if other elements of the story are fresh. The Children’s Book Council.