Book Reviews of Trickster's Choice (Daughter of the Lioness, Bk 1)

Trickster's Choice  (Daughter of the Lioness, Bk 1)
Trickster's Choice - Daughter of the Lioness, Bk 1
Author: Tamora Pierce
ISBN-13: 9780375828799
ISBN-10: 0375828796
Publication Date: 9/2004
Pages: 448
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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4.5 stars, based on 117 ratings
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Trickster's Choice (Daughter of the Lioness, Bk 1) on + 49 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
I have, over the summer, re-read Tamora Pierce's Tortall novels; Song of the Lioness quartet, The Immortals quartet, and the Protector of the Small quartet. I just finished Trickster's Choice (and I'm currently reading Trickster's Queen.)

I have to say that I believe Pierce is getting better over time. Her novels are gradually becoming more adult-like, richer, fuller and with much more meat to them. Aly, the heroine of Trickster's Choice (and Alanna's daughter) is a different heroine; laid back, easy-going and yet competent in her own right.

It seems that some authors write that first novel, and it is the only good story they have to tell. Their writing goes downhill from there. And then some writers improve with time, improve with every novel written. Tamora Pierce fits into the latter category, in my opinion. This was a wonderful story, and I can't wait to dive into the sequel.
reviewed Trickster's Choice (Daughter of the Lioness, Bk 1) on + 962 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Tamora Pierce is known for writing quality high fantasy with endearing heroines, and TRICKSTER'S CHOICE is no different. This novel is full of political intrigue, interesting romances, and wonderful characters. I would highly recommend this book to fantasy lovers, boys and girls alike.
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Helpful Score: 3
Excellent story. Strong character. The daughter of the Lioness lives up to the name of the Lioness. Fast moving, fun read.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is one of my favorite books! It's such a wonderful story with beautifully unique characters.
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Helpful Score: 1
I read this a while back and I remember it being a really good book! I hope others enjoy it the way I did!
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Helpful Score: 1
I had a hard time getting into this book because I really didn't get to liking Aly. She was far too cocky and spoiled compared to the heroine's in the previous series of Tortall books. Also, his story was not as instantly captivating for me as the other series that I've read by Pierce.

My favorite character was Nawat, though, who's flirtations from a crow's-view cracked me up several times.

Overall, it was still a good story because I got an update on previous characters from past series.
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Helpful Score: 1
Like all teenage girls, Aly, daughter of Alanna and George, is stubborn and fights with her mother. Only this time Aly decides to leave on a short adventure to give her parents time to be alone after their year-long separation. Unfortunately for Aly, she is taken prisoner by pirates and sold into slavery. Aly had been trying to convince her spy father to let her be a spy as well, with no success. Now however, in order to survive captivity, she must use all her skills and maybe finally convince her father that she actually is equipped to be a spy. When the trickster god, Kyprioth appears to Aly with a deal, she grabs it with both hands. Then her adventure really begins.

It's an interesting story but it dragged forever in the middle of the book and I totally lost interest. It was just day-in-the-life stuff that got tedious real quick and never seemed to be getting anywhere. I won't be reading the sequel as I know I would never get through another 400+ pages of this storyline.
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Helpful Score: 1
I liked this book alot! But this is the worst book I've read by Tamora Pierce. That, of course, isn't saying its terrible because Tamora Pierce is after a WONDERFUL author. This book filled with romance, fast action, and good humor.
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Helpful Score: 1
I wonderful continuance of the series, even though you could read it all by its self and follow along easily enough.
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I had a hard time getting into this book because I really didn't get to liking Aly. She was far too cocky and spoiled compared to the heroine's in the previous series of Tortall books. Also, his story was not as instantly captivating for me as the other series that I've read by Pierce.

My favorite character was Nawat, though, who's flirtations from a crow's-view cracked me up several times.

Overall, it was still a good story because I got an update on previous characters from past series.
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I had a hard time getting into this book because I really didn't get to liking Aly. She was far too cocky and spoiled compared to the heroine's in the previous series of Tortall books. Also, his story was not as instantly captivating for me as the other series that I've read by Pierce.

My favorite character was Nawat, though, who's flirtations from a crow's-view cracked me up several times.

Overall, it was still a good story because I got an update on previous characters from past series.
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Trickster's Choice
Trickster's Queen - Tamora Pierce

One story, two books.
These are also actually a follow-up to "The Song of the Lioness" quartet, which I haven't read. They are about the daughter of the heroine of those novels, so these do stand alone - but on the other hand, I felt that I was probably missing some of the world-background that had been drawn in the previous books.
These tell the story of the 16-year-old Aly, who has grown up in her famous mother's shadow, but has also been trained in spycraft by her father. Although she's eager to 'grow up,' her parents don't seem to want her to actually work as a spy (this is really a flaw in the book, from my perspective, because why else would they have trained her to BE a spy from early childhood?) Rebelliously, she runs away, is kidnapped by pirates and sold as a slave - but, luckily, she is Chosen by a Trickster god to become involved in an incipient rebellion on the colonial islands she is sold into. Therefore, he makes sure she is sold to the Nicest Slaveowners EVER, and she is charged with guarding their children, including two half-breed daughters who just happen to be royalty on both sides of the family. Lots of intrigue and action ensues...
Fun story, with some not-too-overbearing commentary on racism, colonialism, etc, as well as some somewhat-too-obvious Advice For Young Women regarding appropriate relationships and self-respect.
However, Aly is just RIDICULOUSLY competent. There's nothing she can't do, seemingly - and if there was a possibility she couldn't do it, her god-patron helps her out. Her romance (and it is a rather sweet one) proceeds without a hint of a problem... (but maybe I objected to that just because I have been feeling rather bitter about romance this month!) Quite a lot of the events are very much idealized and not very believable - but this is pretty much a fairytale, after all...
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I had a hard time getting into this book because I really didn't get to liking Aly. She was far too cocky and spoiled compared to the heroine's in the previous series of Tortall books. Also, his story was not as instantly captivating for me as the other series that I've read by Pierce.

My favorite character was Nawat, though, who's flirtations from a crow's-view cracked me up several times.

Overall, it was still a good story because I got an update on previous characters from past series.
reviewed Trickster's Choice (Daughter of the Lioness, Bk 1) on + 1756 more book reviews
I had a hard time getting into this book because I really didn't get to liking Aly. She was far too cocky and spoiled compared to the heroine's in the previous series of Tortall books. Also, his story was not as instantly captivating for me as the other series that I've read by Pierce.

My favorite character was Nawat, though, who's flirtations from a crow's-view cracked me up several times.

Overall, it was still a good story because I got an update on previous characters from past series.