Strong Heroines

The Last Namsara

I consumed The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli in 2 days. It was like a warm blanket wrapping around my mind, welcoming me home. I am a YA Fantasy fanatic, it sucked me in and still refuses to let me go. Over the past year or so I’ve been trying to branch outside my comfort zone to encompass a few more genres that I’m less familiar with. And though I read some very interesting book, I never devoured them at a pace that left me craving more, not because they weren’t great authors, it’s just that the stories never sang to my heart. But reading The Last Namsara was like coming home after a long period, there was that sense of familiarity that holds such comfort. The Last Namsara is typical of the genre, an ostracized heroine, who is a skilled fighter and has a fiery personality, is challenged physically and mentally before overcoming obstacles which inevitably lead to her self acceptance, social tolerance and even love. It’s a classic YA Female Fantasy novel, with dragons, which just makes everything better. The story is well written, the characters are relatable, and I loved it.

So this week I have challenged myself to write a story intro with a strong heroine, that’s my only rule. I better get planning.

TTFN

-HB

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