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Let’s get back to important bookish things! Like, Calendar Girls!
Calendar Girls is hosted by bloggers, Flavia the Bibliophile and Melanie Noell Bernard – both have amazing blogs full of fun, bookish posts. Calendar Girls is a brand new monthly blog event inspired by Neil Sedaka’s 1961 song Calendar Girl. Just like in the song, we decided to use a specific them for each month and choose a book based on these themes! The event is meant to incite discussions with other bloggers about books we’ve read and loved, is meant to help bloggers meet other bloggers, and also for bloggers and readers to find out about blogs which they normally may not have come across! Want to know more? Click on the links above! And it’s not too late to jump on the Calendar Girl train (and it’s not just for girls)! Join now!
So without further ado, here is my choice of an active war…
Oh, wait, sorry, book not epic Disney Princess. Another drumroll please?
That’s right, Winter by Marissa Meyer. Is anyone shocked?
The truth is I don’t read too many books with wars in them. It’s not by choice really, but usually it’s the sci-fi, dystopia, or high high fantasy books that have the wars and not really in the fluffy contemporaries I read. Therefore, this Book Princess usually avoids all major war books. Hence, her choice of Winter. Does a revolution count as a war? Please? Please? I don’t want to be kicked out of Calendar Girls. 😉
Anyway, I don’t want to give away any major spoilers since this is the fourth book in the series. However, there is a major uprising and revolution in this last book. There was never an official “war” since it didn’t get a cool name or anything. However, there were battles, loss, dramatics, and more strategic planning than I could ever do. If that doesn’t constitute an active war, I’m not sure what to do with this.
Overall, this series brought all of the insanity to a big point that ended up here. An uprising, many battles, and all of our characters learned invaluable lessons. It might not have been a war in the tradition sense, but these characters had war with themselves and the crazy Lunars. Check out the first book, Cinder, here!
What do you think? What book would you have chosen? Do you read a lot of books that have active wars? Let’s discuss in the comments below!