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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

Martians Abroad: A Novel
Carrie Vaughn
Progress: 65 %
Law and Murder (Fright Court) (Volume 2)
Mindy Klasky
Witches With the Enemy
Barb Hendee
A Darker Shade of Magic
V.E. Schwab
Sins of Empire
Brian McClellan
Heart of Venom
Jennifer Estep
Progress: 100 %
Magic in the Shadows
Devon Monk
Progress: 100 %
Star Witch
Helen Harper
Progress: 100 %
Spirit Witch
Helen Harper
Progress: 100 %
Sarah Zettel
Progress: 100 %

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.