Thursday, February 12, 2015

TBT: Thirteenth Child


This tbt perfectly matches this week's wcw!


I actually only read this one a few years ago, so I do have a review written! I just only ever posted it on my Goodreads because it was pre-this blog. So here's what I posted on Goodreads:

I have the tendency to judge books by their covers. It's a bad habit, I know. But when I'm perusing the shelves at my local library, looking for the next book to occupy a slot in my heart, I look with my eyes. Thirteenth Child caught my eye on the shelf, and I picked it up. I'd read several of Wrede's books before, and I remember enjoying them a lot. Thirteenth Child didn't disappoint me. However, it did take a while to interest me. 

Thirteenth Child is the story of Eff, a thirteenth child and thus considered unlucky in her world. Even more unfortunate is the fact that her twin brother Lan is a seventh son of a seventh son blessed with innate magic. To get away from the stereotypes surrounding both children, their father decides to take a position with a college on the Frontier. 

Thirteenth Child is the tale of Eff finding herself and realizing that while she can't do much about other people's perceptions of her, she can control her own perception of herself. I'm eagerly awaiting the next book in this series. 

Although I didn't hear about the book's controversy with RaceFail until I went to write this review, I have no regrets or misgivings about this book. Although it is certainly an oversight on Wrede's part, this is only the first book in a series, and I choose to hope that Wrede will correct this mistake in the next book.


And that's what I wrote on Goodreads. Unfortunately, we've just passed the two year mark, and I still haven't finished the series. So here's to hoping I get that done this year.

And I rated it :




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