I KNOW it’s been forever BUT in my defense I had four weddings this summer (one of them being my own) AND now I’m pregnant, lol. So I think it’s safe to say that I have been rightly preoccupied. Anyway, I had totally forgotten that this jem was set to come out until it showed up on my doorstep. What a lovely surprise that was! Pierce is my favorite author of all time and I am so excited to be stepping back into this work over the next few years.
Sooooooooooo gooooooooooood. I can’t even express to you all how excited I was when this showed up on my door step yesterday. Tamora Pierce and all of her books set it Tortall are THE reason why I got into YA. I devoured each and every book and I still treasure them today. I mean, I think you can accept that a set of characters have had an impact on you when you are going through something scary or hard and the first think that pops into your mind are “Alanna became a lady knight without anyone knowing she was a girl” or “Kel became a lady knight WITH people knowing she was a girl…if they can do that you can do anything, Arielle.” I know that when I give birth in April I will be thinking about them and their strength, who cares if they’re fictional.
I’m not even kidding. Or if it’s something little I think about how Alanna passed out when getting her ears pierced and calm down. I swear I wouldn’t be the person I am today without having read about these strong and amazing heroines AND with getting all these extra little tidbits..I died. You don’t even know how many times my sister and I tried making our OWN timeline and then here this is with an OFFICIAL ONE??!?!?! I think I might have legit screamed. The ONLY thing I was praying that would be in there was mention of Kel and Dom getting together lololol. I’ll just have to keep on reading fanfic I suppose…hopefully this coming out means that there is an influx in new stories, FINGERS CROSSED.
Numair series….YOU’RE NEXT.