Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Book Review: Pegasus
Book 1 in the Pegasus Trilogy
AUTHOR: Robin McKinley
CATEGORY: Young adult
GENRE: fantasy, adventure
PREMISE: In a magical land where pegasi and humans live together a young princess has an unusual bond with her pegasus.
MY REVIEW: This is yet another book that I'm terribly split over. Why has that been happening a lot lately? Anyway, as always with McKinley there's top notch world-building, good characterization (with non-whiny females!) and her books are always creative and free of the popular YA tropes nowadays.
However...it was slightly boring. About halfway through I started to get really bored with it and wanted McKinley to move on already because it felt like the book was dragging and dragging and honestly even the ending was slightly lackluster and anti-climatic because you sort of saw it coming. Perhaps all the exciting stuff comes in the second book? I don't know.
It is an interesting idea, I'll give her that, I just felt it dragged and went on for too long. Hopefully she'll work on that in the second book.
WHO SHOULD READ: Robin McKinley fans, those looking for fantasy books with no romance
MY RATING: Three and a half out of Five pegasi