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Warrior's Apprentice (Vorkosigan)

The Warrior's Apprentice - Lois McMaster Bujold I really liked the way certain plotlines were handled in The Warrior's Apprentice. For example, the romance subplot between Miles and Elena. No spoilers (just in case), but in almost any other (newer) YA book I KNOW the romance would have gone a different way, or it'd have been drawn out for another two books and probably a love triangle would've been thrown in just to annoy me even more. But The Warrior's Apprentice didn't do any of that! Yay! Elena had MAJOR character development, told hold of her own destiny, and became way more interesting to me than she was in the beginning of the story. By the end she was no longer just Elena, the girl Miles had a crush on. She was her own person. Huzzah!Read the rest of my review at Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog. (Goes live Jan. 14, 2013!)

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