Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Valley of Horses by Jean M. Auel

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Hello everyone! I hope the holidays were good and you enjoyed spending time with your family and friends.

I know I haven't been posting often lately, and I am afraid that it may not change due to school starting up again, but I will keep posting and I have a good selection ahead for y'all to try.

A couple months ago, I read the first book in the Earth's Children series, The Clan of the Cave Bear. And finally after about a month of reading, I finished the sequel, The Valley of Horses.

The book begins almost immediatly after its prequel, with Alya leaving her only home (and her son) to go find her own kind. After travelling North several miles, she makes camp in a cave near a valley previously occupied by horses (check out the name!).  After settling in to her new groove, and adopting new guests, Alay has to chose whether to stay in the Valley in solitude, or travel on to find the Others who may or may not accept her.

I'm going to warn you, that the book really starts off slow in my opinion. It took me awhile to bear through the first 200 pages of the book, and for some of you it may turn you off. But once you get into the last few hundred pages of the book, it picks up.  I do not think the book is as good as the first one. I suggest that if you liked the first book, then you should read the second.

Warning: The book has a lot of sexual content. My girlfriend read a section of it, and called it straight- up porn. But if you can get past that, and enjoy the plot of the book, it's really a good read.

Warning 2: If you have not read the first book, do NOT read the second one! With some series you can read in whichever order you wish, but with this one I do not suggest it.

As of right now, I am in Seattle with my aunt and uncle on a mini vacation. So, this week could be hectic for my reading schedule. However, I did finish The Time Machine by H.G. Wells right before I left and that should be up on the blog within the next few days. I also have The Hunger Games series coming up, and as we speak I am about one hundred pages into The Mammoth Hunters (the third book in the Earth's Children series).

I hope you all have a fanastic next few days.

Keep Reading!

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