vrijdag 27 januari 2012

K.K. Ross - Daughter of the Centaurs

Title : Daughter of the Centaurs
Series : Centauriad # 1
Release date : January 24, 2011
Publisher : Random House Books
Genre : Young Adult

Malora knows what she was born to be: a horse wrangler and a hunter, just like her father. But when her people are massacred by bat like monsters called Leatherwings, Malora will need her horse skills just to survive. The last living human, Malora roams the wilderness at the head of a band of magnificent horses, relying only on her own wits, strength, and courage. When she is captured by a group of centaurs and taken to their city, Malora must decide whether the comforts of her new home and family are worth the parts of herself she must sacrifice to keep them.

Kate Klimo aka K.K. Ross has masterfully created a new world, which at first seems to be an ancient one or perhaps another world altogether, but is in fact set on earth sometime far in the future.

Daughter of the Centaurs by K.K. Ross is the first novel in the Centauriad Series and I’m not sure what to think of this book. You definitely can sense that this is a first novel in the series, but I’m missing a lot of background information that you need to really understand some parts of the book.

Malora is a young human girl when she looses first her father and not much later her mother and the rest of the village. Her only companions are her beloved horses, but she is about to loose them too when they are captured by her enemy the centaurs. But time has change and when she lives by the rules, she can have a normal live among the centaurs instead of living alone in the bush.

It was fascinated to see how twelve year old Malora survive three years alone in the bush with only the horses and her reaction as a fifteen year old to civilization in the town where the centaurs live along with some other creatures.

I loved Zephele, the female centaur and the sister of Malora new friend; she is fun to be around and definitely has a sense of humour. Wes was definitely someone I would love to see more off, he is loyal and friendly, someone Malora could depend on in the big city.

Overall this book was good and enjoyable to read, but I’m not quite sure if I want to read the next one in this series, it didn’t have the “hold the attention” vibe for me.

Thanks to NetGalley for providing me with this ARC ebook.


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