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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I love Lo’s writing and while the pacing is slow at some points, especially malibda the characters journey through the Woods, I think that the pace is appropriate in that it helps the reader get a sense of their grueling journey. So I enjoyed this, I’ve heard really good things about Malinda Lo’s books so I was really looking forward to it.

Hunteess w I didn’t like it as much as I liked Ash. Lo writes at a deliberate pace with beautiful descriptions that create lush images in your mind. Please help this article by looking for better, more reliable sources.

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Fans of classic fantasy adventure with a thread of romance through it will find lots to love in this book. Huntress is filled with noble characters, beautiful imagery, and selfless love; and left me feeling uplifted after I finished it. I also like how homosexuality isn’t considered an act punisheable by death in this world, which is refreshing.

I still had a few complaints, but here my issues are outweighed by the positives.


Passion You don’t have to but I have found reading Ash first laid some nice groundwork for Huntress. The emotional involvement that was ma,inda in Ash was definitely there, for me, which made it that much more enjoyable. One of the things I found hntress refreshing about this book is the love story that builds between the two female main characters. This new offering is a companion piece to her debut novel, Ash, and takes place in the same world, but hundreds of years earlier.


It has an interesting world, which is also explored through a companion novel, Ash.

Huntress by Malinda Lo

Despite some broad strokes one is a peasant and scholar, the other mqlinda vaguely rebellious noble type they never really develop distinct personalities, or behave in sympathetic or even logical ways.

The characters are diverse and the places they travel to on their journey are full of atmosphere and mystery. DelanySarah Schulman and David Groff. Please provide an email address. Ending aside, it’s really difficult to believe that this was written after Ash, which is a wonderful book.

Well, Huntress has the exact opposite problem. The journey to malina the Fairy Queen and the subsequent quest is spread across most of the book. All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from January Articles with permanently dead external links Webarchive template wayback links Articles lacking reliable references from October All articles lacking reliable references Wikipedia articles with ISNI identifiers Year of birth missing living people.

That’s usually more than enough for me to like a book. Rather than being blunt about magic this book has more a tone of loo realism about it. Overall I liked this: Lo included enough pointed detail to to prevent the reader from falling in to the white-as-default assumption, but for the most part, she just allowed things to be.

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The characterization is consistent.

Jun 18, Lesa Divine rated it it was ok Shelves: Read more on my blog Skyscapes and Bloodstains A ranger, a mzlinda, a warrior, a prince and some redshirt guards, who you don’t learn much about because they are obviously Two and a half stars, really, but I was just so disappointed with this book. This easily takes up two-thirds or more of the book.

Conflicting impressi First impressions: The novel also concludes with a finished, complete ending that was unexpected but that showed the depth of understanding and love between the characters involved.

Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Jan 03, Sara rated it really liked it.

While Lo’s huntrfss are amazing, in terms of character development Huntress is 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. Not only was view spoiler [ the villain easily defeated, but everything seemed too easy.

Although they had been in school together, neithe had paid much attention to each other until they find themselves on a quest to answer the call of the Fairy Queen andtry to li the mysterious blight that is devistating the human world.