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The Raven and the Reindeer, by T. Kingfisher

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littlecat's review against another edition

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adventurous sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated


I though I would enjoy this book a lot more then i ended up doing :(
SpoilerI didn´t really hate it, I just though ... my main complain is that I don´t like what they done with Kay. I understand that a story about hetronormativity is important to many people, but  the story at least in the translations I grew up with is not a romance, you can see one but nothing but the fact that she is a girl he was a boy suggest so - Kay has done nothing wrong, feeling kinda meh about the child of a friend of your grandmother is not a bad thing to do. 
The ending "here is all the important stuff that happend while you were knocked out" was rushed and unstatisfying. 
I found the robber girl underwhelming, like in the story i grew up with they have mad chemisty in the little room of it and here... i was just not feeling it.
  I also prefere the way  in fairytale magic just exist here the "sceptism" felt tacked on, I enjoyed the chapter with Livli for that reason the most, she and in general I did like the reindeer transformation, cutting your love to break the spell thing even though it is nothing new it is something I do like. 
I think had i read it as a teen i would have found Mousebones and the otters great, he was still nice i am a bit more annoyed by the otters but its more that the dialoge is not that well written.

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bibliophilecrocodile's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional funny lighthearted tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


The Raven and The Reindeer by T Kingfisher is Snow Queen retelling and my second T Kingfisher book. And need I say that she's becoming a favorite author of mine. I fricking love fairytale retellings and if they're queer, how perfect can it get?! I just loved the found family vibes and all the characters so much! I loved Mousebones and Janna and Gerta and the very enthusiastic otters, it was just a really damn good book! 

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