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No estoy seguro de qué me hizo leer esto cuando lo hice. Ciertamente, no fue una profunda devoción por Mansfield Park o Fanny Price lo que me hizo añorar la continuación de la historia. Sé que adquirí el libro un buen camino de regreso porque Joan Aiken está en mi lista, y porque tenía curiosidad acerca de sus continuaciones de Jane Austen ... supongo que se colocó en mi horario de lectura. Entonces. Cuatro años después del final de Mansfield Park, Fanny y Edmund están felizmente casados y forman una familia (¡spoiler de MP! Bueno, pero está en la descripción del libro); El padre de Edmund ha muerto y alguien tiene que irse a ver las cosas en las plantaciones, y como cada vez que alguien dice "alguien", todos se giran y miran a Edmund, él y Fanny se van. Y con ellos claramente fuera del camino, el enfoque es libre de cambiar por completo a la hermana de Fanny, Susan, traída a Mansfield al final del libro para tomar el lugar de Fanny como compañera de Lady Bertram. Era casi cómico lo rápido que Fanny fue sacada del libro. Después de todo, sin embargo, ¿qué hay que contar? Ella es feliz y tiene hijos, qué aburrido. A Susan, que es mucho más interesante de todos modos. Hay gente nueva en el área, el reemplazo de Edmund como ministro y su hermana, y es casi cómico cuánto se parecen a los Crofts de Persuasion. Son personas maravillosas, y se unen con Susan, e incluso causan una buena impresión en los Bertrams, aunque luchan contra sus prejuicios; Me gustaron, pero luego, me encantaron los Crofts, así que lo haría. Y hay personas que regresan a la zona: Mary Crawford, por ejemplo, que está enferma y ha huido de su vida de disipación. Lo cual, por supuesto, ahora, cuando comienza a entablar una amistad con Susan, resulta que no se ha disipado tanto, y ella se sintió perjudicada, y de todos modos probablemente esté muriendo ahora, así que todo está bien. Y luego, por supuesto, a dónde va Mary, finalmente aparece Henry Crawford, y ya sabes, tampoco es un tipo tan malo. Estaba terriblemente enamorado de Fanny ... pero ella está casada y no está aquí de todos modos, y ¡mira, aquí está su hermana pequeña! ¡Es Fanny Lite! Tal vez tengo una oportunidad con ella ... Y, por supuesto, tan pronto como queda claro que Crawford está husmeando alrededor de Susan, el primo Tom Bertram se despierta al hecho de que ahora es mayor de edad y ya no es la molesta pesadilla de un niño. No lo sé. Tengo un gran respeto por Joan Aiken, pero esto parecía desaconsejado de principio a fin. Todos los inconvenientes de Jane Austen - Fanny, la Sra. Norris, Maria - han sido extirpados quirúrgicamente, y los aspectos inconvenientes de otros personajes han sido sometidos a una cirugía plástica extensa, y realmente ¿por qué no escribir una novela independiente completamente nueva? Fue muy difícil tragar la rehabilitación de dos personajes egoístas, irreflexivos y amorales. Y el final fue ... abrupto, y se sintió desarticulado. Simplemente no funcionó.

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Oh my god I love Maggie Stiefvater, and therefore this book. Maggie has talked about how this book is the most "Maggie" and how she incorporated a lot of things that she loves, like horses, and Ireland, and fictional food (Except for it is no longer fictional). This leads me to believe that Maggie Stiefvater is like, the coolest person ever, because this book ROCKED my socks off. One of the big things I've been paying attention to when I'm reading lately is the pacing of the novel, and I like slower books. A lot of people, I noticed, complained about the long, slow buildup to the races which are only about 15 pages long. But I relish that. I don't like books where there's a battle every five pages. I don't like feeling stressed because of action. I can appreciate feeling stressed from character's situation, like when they're getting evicted and they need to win a race to pay it off, or when their boss won't let them buy their horse soul-mate. And so, that's a huge reason why I love Maggie's books, because it's 95% buildup and aftermath to 5% climax. And her writing. Oh, I could wax poetic about it for days. It's lyrical. Poetic. Ethereal. Elegant. Melodious. I'm not even going into obscure words. I love it. It's hauntingly beautiful yet it can make me laugh at the same time. There's no one else that writes like that in YA. I can't give her any more respect or gratitude for it. On to Thisby. (I really want to know if it has any connection to Pyramus and Thisby from A Midsummer Night's Dream) Thisby plays the role location should play in every novel-it's its own character. Especially with its contrast to the mainland (it's assumed they mean mainland Ireland) Thisby is that eccentric aunt that everyone loves to visit for a day or two but it takes a special person to be able to live with them. It's charming, and quaint, yet also headstrong. And of course, its loyal inhabitants love it to death. Now, Puck (another AMND reference...?) was a completely relatable character to me. She was defiant and knew how to stand up for herself and in the end she just wanted to keep her family together on the island that she loved. I thought her relationship with Dove was what every horse owner should strive towards with their horse. The relationship she also had with Finn, and also with Gabe, was enviable, because that seemed like one of the closest families to ever be written about (even though Gabe's decision was not understandable to her. Actually, that's the only thing that wasn't as well explained as it could have been). Sean. Kendrick. Is right behind Sam Roth in the Best Male Fictional Characters Ever list. I don't know how Maggie is so good at writing strong, silent types, but she pours so much out of their actions and their few words that they just jump to life. Sean is much harder than Sam, but his tenderness comes out in the way he treats Corr, and Puck, rather than song lyrics and Grace (I can't stop comparing them, ok!). The Malverns were very interesting characters. Obviously no one who owns that much land and controls that much commerce is all sunshine and daisies, but I was actually surprised at how vicious Mutt became over the course of the book. Knifing Puck? Was that REALLY necessary? And just how vindictive he was...UGH. Obviously I'm biased against Mr. Malvern not wanting to sell Corr to Sean, but it's understandable why he doesn't want to. OMG how did it take me this long to get to the capaill uisce? They're a mythological genre we need to seem ore of. For ocean mythology basically all the YA published is about mermaids or sirens, so capaill uisce are just so refreshing. They sound amazingly dangerous and proud and rewarding and FAST. I wish we could have more of them. This is the first book in a long time that I'm saying WHY CAN'T WE HAVE A SEQUEL MAGGIE??? Normally it's "why is this a series, you could have made a great standalone!" I wanted to cry when I finished it, not only because the ending is sad and beautiful (and much more concrete than Forever), but because Thisby won't change every time I go back to visit. Ok, Maggie, to make up for this you can just publish your newest book ASAP. I sit in the greatest anticipation possible waiting for it.