30 Day Book Meme - Day 7
Day 07 – Most underrated book
One of my favorite books is Bujold's The Spirit Ring
. This is another book with engineering in it, though engineering of magic items. Our heroes save the day by figuring out how to scale up a spell intended for a ring to an eight foot high statue. After lots of adventure, action, and romance, of course. It's a YA work--protagonist is a teenage girl suddenly orphaned and trying to survive in a world turned upside down--but I love it.
Naturally I urged it on my eleven year old daughter. She abandoned it halfway through because the villain killed a cat. The viewpoint character has lost her father, first love interest, and lots of random friends and neighbors at that point. Then there's an offhand mention of a stray cat being sacrificed and she declares it too violent. Shows what her priorities are. :)( Collapse )