Monday, November 21, 2011

30 Days of Book Discussion: Day 4

Favorite book of your favorite series

Well, if we're talking about The Books of Pellinor, I'd have to say that the second book named The Riddle stands out the most to me.

I like all of the books in the series, but this one has a scene toward the end where Maerad (that's our protagonist girl's name) is trapped in this ice palace by this evil ice king.  I remember it because they sort of have a "thing" going on... does he offer her a place with him as his evil ice lady/queen?  I can't remember but I seem to think that happened.

I totally have a thing for the "evil guy offers a chick his hand" scenario, because I am definitely a girl that would say yes to that situation.  Heck yeah.  If it was me in The Labyrinth and David Bowie was saying to me, "Just fear me, love me, do as I say, and I will be your slave!"  I'd be like, "Hellz, yeah, David Bowie.  I'll take you and your tight leggings any day of the week, thank you very much."

Anyway, I love that part of The Riddle, even though Maerad turns him down (idiot girl, being all noble).
Oh yeah: And she turns into a wolf.  I know, these books are so badass.

Honestly, I'm not sure I'm remembering all that correctly.  Maybe that ice king guy doesn't even find her remotely attractive.  Maybe it was just me being like, "Take me, evil ice guy."  Isn't it weird that I married one of the most noble, kindest, gentlest guys out there when I obviously have this weird fetish?  I have to go watch some scenes from The Labyrinth now...


Hugs from mom said...

You're remembering it correctly and that's a pretty funny review. I actually didn't like that book. I loved the first one. I love "girl gets rescued from a horrible life and discovers powers she never knew she had". It gets me every time.

Hannah said...

One of the later books in the Vampire Academy series- I can't remember which one it is. If you like evil guys, I think you would like that book (and series).

Sharon said...

I bought the first book on your recommendation and started it today. Then I fell asleep (no reflection on the book, I'm just an early morning seminary teacher) so skipped to the end of this post without reading -- spoilers!

I just put the Mistborn trilogy on my wish list at Amazon. Thanks for the reviews!

Breanne said...

lol, Sharon I hope you enjoy them!