Thursday, September 11, 2014

I'm Dying, Someone Please Send a Lifeboat: Pegasus by Robin McKinley

Pegasus (Pegasus, #1)


Goodreads:  On her twelfth birthday, Princess Sylviianel is ceremonially bound to her own Pegasus, Ebon. For a thousand years humans and pegasi have lived in peace, relying on human magicians and pegasi shamans to converse. But close friends Sylvi and Ebon can talk. As their bond strengthens, can their friendship threaten to destroy the peace between their nations?


Guys. We need to talk.  I think I need an intervention.

On one hand, this book was everything I love/expect in a McKinley novel.  It's definitely not for everyone - the character development is very internal, there's beautiful world building done - but if you're more of an action packed plot driven person then this book is definitely not for you (and nor is Robin McKinley probably).  And I loved it. I mean, I'm a huge fan, so this is the sort of book I salivate over.  None of this is unexpected, and if you have enjoyed her books, then I would definitely recommend this.  




I literally threw a tantrum. I had a full on melt down, complete with laugh/crying and arm flailing/leg kicking.  My boyfriend was rather alarmed and somewhat bemused. 

Basically how I entered the room after finishing this book.

 I would be upset about an ending like that in ANY book, but this is worse somehow.  I feel betrayed.  I had been warned that there was a ridiculous cliffhanger in this, and in general I'd say if Robin has a weakness, it can be her endings, but it's Robin. I've read all her books! HOW COULD SHE DO THIS TO ME?!!?!?!?  About 100 pages from the end, the pace really starts picking it up and gets really, really intense.  And then about 10 pages from the end it hits full throttle and OH MY GOD HOW. WHY.  It feels like she cuts off in the middle of the MOST. CLIMACTIC. SCENE.  Why?!? Just why? And it was published FOUR YEARS AGO. Which means that there's no sequel in sight, especially as she's published a book and has an ongoing serial.  THESE THINGS HAPPENED BEFORE THE SEQUEL.

I just...I feel hurt. And confused.  Not that this changes how I feel about Robin McKinley, because she remains one of my all time favourite authors and that will never, ever change.  I just...I feel a little bit like a puppy who just got kicked and it doesn't understand what it did wrong and why its owner doesn't love it anymore.

...I'm totally not overreacting at all.

I feel like I'm drowning. In despair. Someone send help.


  1. It IS coming (the sequel)(i have faith). It HAS TO BE.

  2. Okay so after your comment on my blog I thought you were dying because it was so good, ha, ha! Now I will revise my plan and wait to read this until after a sequel has made its very firm appearance! I'm sure Robin didn't mean to kick you. And it did result in some pretty cute gifs. Upside? No?

  3. Hahahaha, I love this. I just picture you shaking your fist screaming "Rooobbbiiinnnnn" ( a la Khhhhaaannnn)

  4. You've read it too?!? Thank GOD I am not alone in the world! That ending requires serious emotional support to get through!

  5. I mean yes, I LOVED it. Except for that ending. 1000% definitely wait til the sequel's out! (I have to admit I've been saving that Firefly gif for something good haha)

  6. That is more or less exactly how that went down actually haha


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