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Daughter of the Centaurs,
This review is from: Centauriad #1: Daughter of the Centaurs (Hardcover)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Program (What's this?)K.K.Ross created a world where human civilization has declined and the remaining humans seem to have lost access to technology and machines. Malora and her family live in what seems to be a tribe - they must hunt or grow their own food. Their group survived some sort of war and have no other communities to trade with. Their entire survival depends on their ability to set aside food for the upcoming seasons. While humans coexist with hostile mythical creatures, the humans have a precarious existence.
During the latest attack on the leatherwings, Malora's mother instructs her to escape and not to return. Malora leaves for the wild with a few horses and it's her training that keeps them all alive.
When Malora and her horses are captured by centaurs, her life turns upside down. She's brought to the centaurs' city and she learns about the devastating war between humans and centaurs. Many centaurs still regard Malora with skepticism and hostility and Malora works hard to find her place in this new world while keeping the important parts of herself.
Daughter of the Centaurs is a coming of age story in an unusual world full of dangerous and mythical characters. While the book is a fun, interesting read, I found the first quarter of the book slow.
ISBN-10: 0375869751 - Hardcover $17.99
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (January 24, 2012), 384 pages.
Review copy courtesy of the Amazon Vine Program and the publisher.