Saturday, September 7, 2013

The Shattered Mountain: Review


On the outskirts of Joya d'Arena, small villages fight for survival against the onslaught of sorcerers and raiders. Mara's village has been safe--so far--but Mara decides to escape anyway. Escape from her harsh, abusive father. Escape with her first love. But when their plans fall on the same day that the animagi burn the village to the ground, Mara faces losses that could destroy her. She's a survivor, though. She is going to make it through the mountains, and she is going to protect the refugees following her. Because there's a rumored safe haven . . . and some say they have found the Chosen One. Told from Mara's point-of-view, The Shattered Mountain is an alternate perspective of the beginning of the acclaimed The Girl of Fire and Thorns.


I'm pretty interested in Mara's story. Mara's my favorite character in the trilogy, and her past is a huge unknown. So it's nice to read about what makes Mara so fierce yet so hesitant about love. This book also contains an alternative perspective of Mara and Elisa's first encounter. 

Mara is an ordinary girl before the rebellion. And when she escaped her father, her fate changes. She need to protect the kids and those she loves. But things doesn't go as expected. She faces losses that can destroy most people. But she's a survivor and she bears the great loss and carry on her life. It's very brave for her to recover (at least on the outside) so fast. But I guess that's what people do when they're at huge stake. 

I'd like to know more about Mara and read some of the alternate perspectives of her in some of the scenes.

Rating: 7/10

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