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Review: 139. Butterfly Swords by Jeannie Lin...

November 11, 2010
I'm always excited to find new work by Asian authors, and I usually try to get my grubby paws on 'em--unless it's non-fiction, that is! So I was antsy to get started on Jeannie Lin's Butterfly Swords...

butterfly swordsTitle: Butterfly Swords
Author: Jeannie Lin
ISBN-13: 9780373296149
Publisher: Harlequin, 2010
Purchase at IndieBound, Amazon, The Book Depository
Source: Jeannie Lin

drey's thoughts:
Princess Ai Li is about to be wed, when she finds out her husband-to-be is not the honorable warrior her family thinks he is. And so she decides to run back to her father to let him know. Unfortunately, she is found out almost before she can put her plan into action, and would've been hauled back to her betrothed already except for the fortuitous meeting with Ryam. What follows is an adventure story where two people fall in love along the way.

Ai Li is not strong. She is not sassy. She is honorable and obedient (well, except for the not-marrying-her-betrothed thing). She has also been sheltered for most of her life, and is very naive and trusting. I mean, would you go off into the woods with some guy you just met? But hey, without that, there'd be no story.

And what a lovely story this is. The characters are ones you'd root for. The setting is lush. You'll read this in one sitting.

drey's rating: 3/5 Good

Challenges: 100+, Pub


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