Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Hush : An Irish Princess' Tale
by Donna Jo Napoli

Melkorka has been raised to be a princess of Eire. She has always believed that her father is a good king. When she convinces her father to let her go to the Viking town for her birthday, she has no idea that she's starting a chain of events that will lead to her own capture.

Mel had always believed that slaves deserved to be slaves. 

Now she is one. Now she knows that her father was wrong.

She's trapped and her only weapon against her captors is her silence. By not talking, Mel gets a small amount of control. But will the control be enough to get her any sort of freedom?

Final thoughts: This book is written for a young audience, but its themes are not that young. The language is stilted and broken. The plot plods a bit and there is relatively no action. Mel is realistically written, but still kind of dull. Additionally, near the end, Mel is raped repeatedly, which isn't written with much detail, but still may not be appropriate for younger readers. Decent read, but not strong.

Rating: 2/5

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