Thursday, September 22, 2011

reading: The Demon King

THE DEMON KING by Cinda Williams Chima is a high fantasy YA novel that was such a fun read. Han is a reformed streetlord struggling to support his mother and sister, and Raisa is a strong-willed princess longing for freedom. Their paths cross amidst fantastic scenes of adventure and suspense. And of course lots of magic.

Although this first novel in a series of four (#3 was just released) is chock full of unforgettable characters whom I love, it's true strength lies in the plot-driven story. Or should I say plots-driven...there are so many interweaving plots. It's fun to see when and where they come together.

I am anxious to read the next, it's sitting on my bedstand now, taunting me. Thanks to my dad for mailing me this one! Highly recommended.
I had a chance to meet Cinda Chima on Tuesday along with Jenilyn and Kathryn. We had so much fun at the Provo Library gossiping about books, authors, and writing conference rumors.

Cinda was a wonderful speaker, sharing her experience in writing her many books for young adults and providing encouragement to aspiring writers.
Sweet lady, you can find out more about her books here.


Emily said...

Jealous! Looks like you guys had fun. Can't wait till the next life when we all live near each other.