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Why I Love It: I enjoyed books one and two, but it's all about the third book. It was amazing. I feel like a lot of my issues with one and two were answered or at least stopped being issues by the third book. But overall, it's an interesting series, with an interesting concept of triplet queens having a battle royale every generation for the throne. The three queen of this generation will make or break their island country and I'm very excited for the conclusion with the fourth book after all the build up and tension of book three.
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Why I Love It: I've referred to this series as brain cheetos before. It's addicting and fun, but there are moments of "why am I doing this to myself?" I love the gothic horror it portrays at times, but I also like how the main characters actually act like teen girls and use their magic to make gems and knights in shining armor. They act like irresponsible teens and I appreciate that, but they do try to step up and get stuff done, even if it backfires sometimes.
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Why I Love It: I didn't like First Test and it took me a long time to read the rest of the series after it. It felt too much like Alanna 2.0 with little variation. However, after that first book I fell in love with Kel. She doesn't hide her gender, she refuses to be bullied into quitting her dreams. And unlike the other Pierce heroes,she has no magic, which I loved. Plus lots of jousting, I love me some jousting. I recommend treating this as one book, rather than as four books, because the first two books are more buildup for the last two and this was in the days when Pierce and her publishers kept books much shorter.
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Why I Love It: It's a classic adventure tale, but the unicorn is the hero. I've been watching the cartoon movie for pretty much my entire life and there's a certain sadnes and magic around this story. The unicorn is on a quest to find her lost kind and along the way she learns and experiences things no creature as innocent as a unicorn should know. All the archtypes are there, the dashing hero, the wizard, the wicked king, the damsel in distress, but everything is turned on its head, as they realize they are archtypes, but that it doesn't have to define them.