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Chelsea Russell's Blog

I grew up with a love of the written word. Writing is an art just like any other creative endeavor. Unlike painting with pastels, my words are my medium.

Currently reading

The Passage
Justin Cronin
The Golem and the Jinni
Helene Wecker
Embracing Obscurity: Becoming Nothing in Light of God's Everything
Made from Scratch: Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life
Jenna Woginrich
The Fellowship of the Ring
J.R.R. Tolkien
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré

Daughter of the Forest

Daughter of the Forest - Juliet Marillier The beginning was a bit slow, but it eventually picked up and I was able to lose myself in Sorcha's story. I admired her determination to persevere even though the odds were stacked against her. I thought her brothers became quite overbearing at the end of the book. If she was able to fend for herself for the majority of the book, I guess I don't understand why she was so willing to allow them to dictate her life after she saved them from living the rest of their lives as swans. I plan on reading the second book, but I will probably wait a couple of months.