la_mariane (la_mariane) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

Books 33 and 34

Well, I won't make it to the 50 books before November the 5th, but here is what I read recently:

33.Tales from Broca Street by Pierre Gripari
There are several tales : this book is clearly written for children (I read it for work), presenting modern interpretations of fairy tales. It's quite good and imaginative if sometimes a little old-fashioned (it was written is the 1950s). I recommend it if you're looking for a fun and quick read for a 8-11 years old.

34. Voice of the Gods by Trudi Canavan
It's the last novel in the Age of the Five trilogy. This book is as good as the two previous ones. It's an engrossing read and a satisfying end to the series. Like in the previous books, Canavan follows a great deal of characters and she gathers the threads in the last few chapters. I appreciate that : because we follow so many characters, we can understand and appreciate the three main stands in the conflict (even we are still meant to cheer on Auraya) : no Manicheism here. I still feel this book is more character-ridden than plot-ridden but I think it works really well here. I'll certainly pick the next book by Trudi Canavan I come accross.

Tags: fairy tales, fantasy

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