Tuesday, January 19, 2010

River Secrets by Shannon Hale

5 stars

I love this book.  I think it's quite possibly my favorite of the Bayern books.  Don't get me wrong, I love Isi and Enna and I enjoyed Forest Born (review soon), but I LOVE this one.



I love Razo.  He's adorable.  He's hilarious.  From his hair that sticks straight up (on purpose... he's short) to his amazing denseness, he's just cute.

Speaking of hair sticking up.....

We've been calling this "Memo Hair" for Mehmet Okur (and you should really click that link... the photo's great) but now I may have to call it "Razo Hair".  :D

Anyway, what was I talking about?  Oh right, the book.

The war with Tira is over and Bayern sends an ambassador to help mantain the fledgeling peace.  But many Tirans aren't happy about the peace to begin with, let alone being happy about a whole crew of Bayern showing up in the capital.  As time runs out before the assembly votes on returning to war, Razo must figure out what's going on and who's behind it all... or their peace delegation will become the first prisoners, if not casualties, of war.

If you can, get the paperback with the extra stuff at the end.  The note from Shannon Hale about Razo is great.  She loves him too.  :D

This book counts for both the Support Your Local Library Challenge AND the Support Your Local Authors Challenge!!


  1. Hm...I think I need to reread this one. I don't remember really anything about it.

  2. That picture is hilarious! I love it. I'm ashamed to admit I haven't read this book yet. I need to get going on that.

  3. Go read it. Both of you. Now.

    Well, okay, only if you've read Goose Girl and Enna Burning. :D

  4. It's pretty hard not to love Razo. :D