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Heart's Blood DNF 50 pages from the endI m sorry, but I just can t do it any This is, quite simply, one of the slowest books I ve ever read Is it well written and atmospheric Absolutely, yes But I found neither the plot, nor the characters particularly compelling If I were being honest with myself, I d recognise that I was trying to force myself to love this, simply because it s a Beauty and the Beast retelling But there s no reason that I must love every single one ever written After all, I wa DNF 50 pages from the endI m sorry, but I just can t do it any This is, quite simply, one of the slowest books I ve ever read Is it well written and atmospheric Absolutely, yes But I found neither the plot, nor the characters particularly compelling If I were being honest with myself, I d recognise that I was trying to force myself to love this, simply because it s a Beauty and the Beast retelling But there s no reason that I must love every single one ever written After all, I was never too keen on Beastly So, I m parting ways with this book now It s by no means a bad book, but it wasn t the one for me I hope that others will enjoy itthan I have For other Beauty and the Beast retellings or books influenced by the tale, I d highly recommend Cruel Beauty Uprooted Echo North Hunted A Curse So Dark and Lonely This is definitely my favorite of Juliet Marillier s books, but to be fair, it s only my second That being said, it wasn t a love at first sight, much like the main character in this Beauty and the Beast retelling It grew on me, much as the Beast grew on Belle.The later half was quite exciting and full of magic and trying to break the curse and there was plenty of ghosts and ghouls and armies and all the awesome Norman invasion historical stuff to keep me involved in the medieval world this dr This is definitely my favorite of Juliet Marillier s books, but to be fair, it s only my second That being said, it wasn t a love at first sight, much like the main character in this Beauty and the Beast retelling It grew on me, much as the Beast grew on Belle.The later half was quite exciting and full of magic and trying to break the curse and there was plenty of ghosts and ghouls and armies and all the awesome Norman invasion historical stuff to keep me involved in the medieval world this draws from All the characters became something special for me, too, thanks to the weight of their interactions and involvement with each other.Unfortunately, it took a while for me to get there I was kinda bored by the pacing of at least the first half and while it was really focused on the realism angle and strove hard to stick to reality in the retelling, I was only very mildly interested It was halfway between a historical and a slice of life with mild hidden past It took a while to build up to something cool.Even so, it ended nicely and it was still charming Whistling Tor Is A Place Of Secrets, A Mysterious, Wooded Hill Housing The Crumbling Fortress Of A Chieftain Whose Name Is Spoken Throughout The District In Tones Of Revulsion And Bitterness A Curse Lies Over Anluan S Family And His People Those Woods Hold A Perilous Force Whose Every Whisper Threatens DoomFor Young Scribe Caitrin It Is A Safe Haven This Place Where Nobody Else Is Prepared To Go Seems Exactly What She Needs, For Caitrin Is Fleeing Her Own Demons As Caitrin Comes To Know Anluan And His Home In Depth She Realizes That It Is Only Through Her Love And Determination That The Curse Can Be Broken And Anluan And His People Set Free Actual rating 3.5 starsTrust me, I wanted to love this book so, so much But if This isn t really a Beauty and the Beast retelling but it reminded me very loosely of one Again, Juliet Marillier delivers a book that has the distinctive feel of an old school fairytale There is a curse, a castle, a semi disfigured man, a strong heroine with nowhere else to turn and mirrors that don t reflect the world but have other things moving inside of them It was bound to call out to me just waiting to be read There was an odd beauty in his isolation and his sadness, like that of aThis isn t really a Beauty and the Beast retelling but it reminded me very loosely of one Again, Juliet Marillier delivers a book that has the distinctive feel of an old school fairytale There is a curse, a castle, a semi disfigured man, a strong heroine with nowhere else to turn and mirrors that don t reflect the world but have other things moving inside of them It was bound to call out to me just waiting to be read There was an odd beauty in his isolation and his sadness, like that of a forlorn prince ensorcelled by a wicked enchantress, or a traveler lost forever in a world far from home Caitlin is a scribe in a world where female scribes aren t accepted She has worked with her father her entire life and is great at what she does Her father has passed her work off as his own due to social convention but upon his death she has nowhere to turn and the family that should have protected her has something else in mind Without barely anything to her name she flees to escape the horrible fate into a land with a curse You think that would worse not better but Caitlin with take the curse over the people she left behind in a heartbeat.I loved the Manor house and all of the oddities there The mirrors were some of my favorite things as they seemed to hold so much magic Some mirrors reflect you as you could be, or the house at a different time of day or they let you into the mind of someone from the past Each mirror seemed special Learning about the curse in the slow way information was given to the reader left me on edge wanting to knowand I was very surprised when the truth came to light Caitlin and Anluan seemed like a natural fit and like most fairytales there isn t much to the buildup of their relationship and I found I didn t care As soon as they start spending time on page together you can see where the relationship is going but I liked that Anluan wasn t really a beast just gruff and marred by a palsy that made one side of his body weak Caitlin saw the man underneath and strived to help him with the burdens of the Cursed Host he was in charge of and the upcoming threat from an army.Caitlin is the hero of the story for sure and almost everything is from her PoV It made me feel like I was making the discoveries with her as the story progressed I liked that she wasn t a healer or just someone s daughter but had an actual skill set to contribute to society If you ve enjoyed Mariller s other tales this is on par with those in the feel, ton and pacing I think she isfor the patient reader that likes all the extra details and meandering down the path of the story in no hurry to get to the end Warning this is a gushy review, so if you don t want to be embarrassed on my behalf, turn away now.The story opens with Caitrin, our beauty in this BatB retelling, running away from her abusive guardian as far as money can take her She goes as far as Whistling Tor,on Whistling Tor later Desperate, Caitrin takes a summer job as scribe to the reclusive lord of Whistling Tor, despite the discouragement of the local folk She s determinedly positive irritatingly so at times to complete he Warning this is a gushy review, so if you don t want to be embarrassed on my behalf, turn away now.The story opens with Caitrin, our beauty in this BatB retelling, running away from her abusive guardian as far as money can take her She goes as far as Whistling Tor,on Whistling Tor later Desperate, Caitrin takes a summer job as scribe to the reclusive lord of Whistling Tor, despite the discouragement of the local folk She s determinedly positive irritatingly so at times to complete her work and help everyone in the household, despite the scary shit going on.There are no beastly beasts here, only Anluan He s physically deformed, he s prickly and given to outbursts, and view spoiler he reluctantly commands the host, an army of the undead hide spoiler Anluan is an exceptional character, he is flawed in almost all facets, and in a genre dominated by perfect males who can make love on top of a horse while slaying a dragon, it s refreshing Besides from the physical deformities and weakness, he is just as naive, orso,than Caitrin.The romance, ah the romance I loved every minute of the awkward flirtation, if you can call it that Caitrin realizes that she s crushing on Anluan the day after she meets him, so naturally she had to teach him how to do calligraphy because she s got game She holds his hand the first few strokes, while he writes her name on the parchment over and over She blushes, he blushes just adorable Best thing about the romance in this book is that it never takes center stage, it is there, but it just doesn t run overimportant plot lines The rest of the characters in Heart s Blood are brilliantly drawn, I fell in love with all of them, so the ending, although heartbreaking, is apropos and touching.The setting, Whistling Tor, is just perfect for a BatB retelling Located high up on the hills of Connacht that s Western Ireland for us history noobs , Whistling Tor is isolated, eternally misty and surrounded by a dark forest, view spoiler haunted by the above mentioned host, hide spoiler.It is definitely not included in Connacht s tourism brochure.Needless to say I loved this BatB retelling, the best among I ve read so far Juliet Marillier s prose is poetic and graceful, and the language fittingHe was seated on the bench now He had his left elbow on his knee, his right arm across his lap, his shoulders hunched, his head bowed White face, red hair snow and fire, like something from an old tale The book I had noticed earlier was on the bench beside him, its covers shut Around Anluan s feet and in the birdbath, small visitors to the garden hopped and splashed and made the most of the day that was becoming fair and sunny He did not seem to notice them As for me, I found it difficult to take my eyes from him There was an odd beauty in his isolation and his sadness, like that of a forlorn prince ensorcelled by a wicked enchantress, or a traveller lost forever in a world far from home The plot moves gradually without being dragging, the action and the slow parts well proportioned.TL DR Tash adores this book to pieces 3.5 stars I thinkYour coming here has changed everything, Caitrin You have opened my mind to possibilities beyond any I had dreamed of So I fetched the books I knew you could translate them, butCaitrin, the idea of any action of mine causing you hurt isit s unbearable You areyou re like a beating heart A glowing lamp I ve never met anyone like you beforeThis book was beautiful.and the male lead was EVERYTHING I was looking for Dark Tortured Broken 3.5 stars I thinkYour coming here has changed everything, Caitrin You have opened my mind to possibilities beyond any I had dreamed of So I fetched the books I knew you could translate them, butCaitrin, the idea of any action of mine causing you hurt isit s unbearable You areyou re like a beating heart A glowing lamp I ve never met anyone like you beforeThis book was beautiful.and the male lead was EVERYTHING I was looking for Dark Tortured Brokendeeply and madly in love with the girl who came out of nowhere and gave him hope.But I must say that this might not have been the best choice for this long weekend where my own version of the beast was acting just like his namesake Soyeah Perhaps another weekend the story itself and not just Anluan would have captured my soul, but, as it is, the first 50% had a bit less Anluan than I would have liked, followed by a very, very good second half I m always so conflicted on how to rate these Mood vs story.Male lead vs everything else50 50 win lose vs again my moodSo, yeah I have no clue The mystery as to who was a cruel, evil bastard of a villain was easy to spot from a mile away, but it didn t take anything away from the story, so that wasn t the problem Perhaps her research I don t know Can t quite put my finger on it buteh Oh well Forof my reviews, please visit Are you feeling nostalgic about your Beauty the Beast days I mean the Disney movie Then you should totally read Heart s Blood by Juliet Marillier.Her novels are as elegantly picked out as her pseudonym Marillier s heroes and heroines are always so classy They never say, That bastard is a villain Let s chop him in three They always maintain their humanity, and it isn t because they re too innocent to think of crueler alternatives They re just above that, dude Her heroes and heroines h Are you feeling nostalgic about your Beauty the Beast days I mean the Disney movie Then you should totally read Heart s Blood by Juliet Marillier.Her novels are as elegantly picked out as her pseudonym Marillier s heroes and heroines are always so classy They never say, That bastard is a villain Let s chop him in three They always maintain their humanity, and it isn t because they re too innocent to think of crueler alternatives They re just above that, dude Her heroes and heroines have a purity to them, despite their mistakes, etc Somehow, you know they always mean well Is it because they only commit errors once it s well established that they are Good People I don t think so.I loved Anluan He s so brave and resilient Even after all the bumps and bruises, he s still willing to get up if he sees hope which word was repeated much too often, by the way, LOL Great secondary characters too Just as endearing as Lumiere and Cogsworth, if less comedic, LOL.Marillier is so adept at evoking emotion We truly feel the weariness and loneliness of leadership and the other burdens facing Anluan, where oddly one never sees this depicted except in passing.I loved the little similarities to BB, from the lonely cart trip and scary woods to the mirrors This makes me want to watch the movie all over again.Of the books written in this theme, Heart s Blood is probably the most evocative of the emotion intended in the original that I ve seen the highs and lows, the terrible villainy Fate, the beautiful heroics She writes a fairy tale like nobody else At the same time, the setting, characters, and plot are considerably different, so if you don t want to read a simple transcription of the movie, don t be worried That said, I ve seen Marillier plumb the depths of emotiondeeply, and her language and concepts e.g ancient lawmen seemed muchsimplistic here than her usual or adapted to a modern audience I think she wanted to appeal toreaders.So this is not my favorite work from her but still a fabulous read Even Marillier s lesser books are exceptional Recommended for all BB fans or romance fans PG 13, but if I like it, you know it s not kiddy, LOL Marquis de Sade is a rather famous figure Mostly for a lot of kinky sex acts because all of his sex fantasies included violence, criminality and blasphemy That and he really liked buttsecks Okay, so history remembers Marquis de Sade for the crazy, deviant man that he was But I think we re all forgetting the real point to the story of Marquis de Sade and that is love Love that conquors all Love that supports and love that understands and accepts After all, the Marquis de Sade had a very Marquis de Sade is a rather famous figure Mostly for a lot of kinky sex acts because all of his sex fantasies included violence, criminality and blasphemy That and he really liked buttsecks Okay, so history remembers Marquis de Sade for the crazy, deviant man that he was But I think we re all forgetting the real point to the story of Marquis de Sade and that is love Love that conquors all Love that supports and love that understands and accepts After all, the Marquis de Sade had a very lovely religious wife, Renee Pelagie de Montreuil who was always there to organize his orgies, hustle is prostitutes, bitch slap the hired help who tried to complain of the sexual and physical abuse being wrought out against them and also to break him out of jail.All of this while completely understanding that it was IMPORTANT for him to bone her sister on the side.That, my friends, is love I ve heard people complain that there isn t a strong romance in this book and I actually can t understand why I found the romance in this book to be powerful, beautiful and touching I truly felt that Anluan and Caitrin were perfect for each other Just like Marquis de Sade and Renee Pelagie de Montreuil were perfect for each other no, I m just jokin y all Caitrin and Anluan made a beautiful couple The creepy atmosphere of this story was so well executed, the castle and its occupants so seemingly alive that I felt true remorse when the story came to an end.Though the mystery was painfully obvious right from the get go, I never actually felt the sense that Caitrin was particularly slow on the uptake just that she was a trusting, good person with a lot on her mind and a lot of distractions.As a retake on the Beauty and the Beast tale, this one was both beautifully done and very, very PC.Caitrin is not kidnapped and is not a victim, nor is Anluan an actual beast though his short temper and deformity are quite realistic.This is the second book by Juliet Marillier that I have ever read and she s been consistently thoughtful and conscience about her prose, her message and her characterization I honestly look forward to readingbooks by her.I also honestly look forward to surpassing her in the Most Followed category for Australia Suck it, Marillier I ll get you one day I think Juliet Marillier s most successful books are the ones that follow traditional fairy tales the closest.


About the Author: Juliet Marillier

Juliet Marillier was born in Dunedin, New Zealand and grew up surrounded by Celtic music and stories Her own Celtic Gaelic roots inspired her to write her first series, the Sevenwaters Trilogy Juliet was educated at the University of Otago, where she majored in music and languages, graduating BA and Bachelor of Music Hons Her lifelong interest in history, folklore and mythology has had a major influence on her writing.Juliet is the author of twenty one historical fantasy novels for adults and young adults, as well as a book of short fiction Juliet s novels and short stories have won many awards Juliet lives in a 110 year old cottage in a riverside suburb of Perth, Western Australia When not writing, she tends to her small pack of rescue dogs She also has four adult children and eight grandchildren Juliet is a member of the druid order OBOD the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids.


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