Monday, September 20, 2010

Book Review: Wintersmith

TITLE: Wintersmith
Book 3 in the Tiffany Aching series which is part of Discworld
AUTHOR: Terry Pratchett
CATEGORY: Young adult
GENRE: parody, fantasy
PREMISE: Tiffany and the Wee Free Men are back. Now they have to deal with the Wintersmith, a winter spirit who has his sights set on Tiffany, thinking she's the summer spirit...
MY REVIEW: The Tiffany Aching books were my first introduction into Terry Pratchett's Discworld and even after trying out the other Discworld books, they remain my favorites. I love Tiffany and her no nonsense style and I love, love, LOVE the Wee Free Men. Possibly they are the coolest sidekicks ever.
I also like that with each of these books, Tiffany is growing up but the books never lose that humor that is the trademark of Discworld. There is actual romance in here but it's never the sappy kind and the characters still remain themselves. I personally really like Roland and Tiffany's growing relationship. I look forward to seeing what Pratchett does with it in the future.
If you've read these books before, then you already know that these are some crazy books sometimes and occasionally they make no sense. But they are nevertheless hilarious and enjoyable. I can't wait for the next Tiffany book, Shall Wear Midnight which comes out later this year.
WHO SHOULD READ: fans of Discworld, if you've read the first two Tiffany books
MY RATING: Four out of Five wee free men

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