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Debbie's Spurts

Just an avid reader. Mostly SF/Fantasy, some hobbies, paranormal, urban fantasy and lighter, fluffier things.

 

Currently reading

Breath of Heaven
Benjamin Tate, Joshua Palmatier
Etched in Bone
Anne Bishop
Progress: 100 %
An American Werewolf In Hoboken (Wolf Mates Book 1)
Dakota Cassidy
Progress: 56 %

Favorite Book Quotes


"Never interrupt your enemy while he is making a mistake"— Lois McMaster Bujold

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading progress: 50%.

Nobody's Princess (Nobody's Princess, #1) - Esther M. Friesner

This ain't Sparta.  Or Greek mythology.

 

Okay, the names and places are the same.  

 

Okay, the premise still has potential.

 

But seriously Helen is generic spoiled brat.   Not getting any real "atmosphere" of time or place to warrant this being a middle grade tale of Helen of Sparta.

 

No real problem with the writing itself but this is being so bland and Helen because-am-pretty-and-future-Queen-I-am-immune is stupidly defiant about crap in what comes across less as heroic/feminist than as not really interesting enough to actually rate being called TSTL.  Sheesh, Sparta and Ancient Greece my ass.