The Winter Duke

Claire Eliza Bartlett
5
Apr 24, 2020

As the daughter of the duke, Ekata was born into a world of cut-throat politics and tenuous alliances. Unlike her siblings, though, all she wants to do is escape and study the life sciences she finds so fascinating. Unfortunately, unforeseen circumstances throw her into the thick of the court politics she has tried all her life to avoid. She must learn quickly how to navigate her situation and hold her head high if she wants to retain her position- and her life. I love the political intrigue throughout the book. It's not something that I've found done in a compelling way in many YA books, but Bartlett pulls it off wonderfully.

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Joan D from MO YA Lit Council

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Noel (not verified)
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Ummm, I'd have to disagree. I usually can enjoy most books, and with the above review on the Winter Duke, I expected to like it. And it did start out okay, the initial plot was actually prty interesting, as well as the main character Ekata and her family. Unfortunately, as the book progressed it didn't build on its great beginning; the end was very anti-climatic and the characters were underdeveloped. There were also a few weird relationships between the characters, including a homosexual relationship which was really forced and awkward. All in all, at least in my opinion, The Winter Duke is the top most boring book I've read (correction: skimmed through). Its too bad though, because the author could've definitely made it a great read.

Noel (not verified)
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Ummm, I'd have to disagree. I usually can enjoy most books, and with the above review on the Winter Duke, I expected to like it. And it did start out okay, the initial plot was actually prty interesting, as well as the main character Ekata and her family. Unfortunately, as the book progressed it didn't build on its great beginning; the end was very anti-climatic and the characters were underdeveloped. There were also a few weird relationships between the characters, including a homosexual relationship which was really forced and awkward. All in all, at least in my opinion, The Winter Duke is the top most boring book I've read (correction: skimmed through). Its too bad though, because the author could've definitely made it a great read.

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