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Tess of the Road (2018)

de Rachel Hartman

Sèrie: Southlands (3)

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Award-winning Rachel Hartman's newest YA is a tour de force and an exquisite fantasy for the #metoo movement. "Tess of the Road is astonishing and perfect. It's the most compassionate book I've read since George Eliot's Middlemarch." --NPR In the medieval kingdom of Goredd, women are expected to be ladies, men are their protectors, and dragons can be whomever they choose. Tess is none of these things. Tess is. . . different. She speaks out of turn, has wild ideas, and can't seem to keep out of trouble. Then Tess goes too far. What she's done is so disgraceful, she can't even allow herself to think of it. Unfortunately, the past cannot be ignored. So Tess's family decide the only path for her is a nunnery. But on the day she is to join the nuns, Tess chooses a different path for herself. She cuts her hair, pulls on her boots, and sets out on a journey. She's not running away, she's running towards something. What that something is, she doesn't know. Tess just knows that the open road is a map to somewhere else--a life where she might belong. Returning to the spellbinding world of the Southlands she created in the award-winning, New York Times bestselling novel Seraphina, Rachel Hartman explores self-reliance and redemption in this wholly original fantasy. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR * BOSTON GLOBE * The Chicago Public Library * KIRKUS REVIEWS Four starred reviews! "The world building is gorgeous, the creatures are vivid and Hartman is a masterful storyteller. Pick up this novel, and savor every page." --Paste Magazine… (més)
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Not entirely sure how to categorize this -- young woman in an oppressive society (oh, hey, that looks a lot like ours!) comes of age. Many hard, hard lessons learned, but I love Tess's commitment to living one day at a time, I love the drawn out and detailed narrative, the storybook adventure tropes, the peculiar quigutl's and their language and their pilgrimage, and their simple explanation of how to move on --sometimes you need to bite someone who has wronged you. You do it, and let it go. Even if it means biting yourself (metaphorically). It's a gorgeous journey, not without mistakes. I look forward to the continuing adventures, and I'm super glad to return to the world of Seraphina. ( )
  jennybeast | Apr 14, 2022 |
a damn masterpiece ( )
  Ella_Zegarra | Jan 18, 2022 |
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I think I would have enjoyed this book twice as much if it had been half as long.

Not having read any of Ms. Hartman's previous books, I was probably at a disadvantage and it took me ages to really get into the story. Once I did, I felt like there was just too much going on and it distracted me from actually enjoying myself. For longtime fans, I suspect this will more than satisfy.

Thank you to Penguin/Random House for the free copy for review. ( )
  fionaanne | Nov 11, 2021 |
This was likely the best book I read all year. What a surprising gem hidden in a YA Fantasy guise. There's so much more here, honestly. It's refreshing to find an author who can write with wit and pain and a deep understanding of theme. By all accounts this is a pristine example of character-driven fantasy, but it excels because it is so much more.

I would warn readers not to pick this up if you expect any action in the least. While there is a great wealth to be found, it is almost all internal. Honestly, this book deserves either 5 stars or 1 star depending on how you approach that aspect alone. ( )
  jamestomasino | Sep 11, 2021 |
When this story begins, the titular character has already suffered the demise of all her hopes and dreams. Tess is only seventeen, but she has lost her first love, lost her virginity, and lost the illegitimate child her ill-fated union produced. She is now at the heart of a cover up, as her entire family's survival depends upon her secret never being revealed. She has committed all her ability to seeing her twin sister gets advantageously married so that her younger brothers can be educated.

After the calamitous events of her sister's wedding day, Tess is wrung out with grief and rejection. Now that her sister is married, she can see very little future for herself. Likely she will be shipped off to a nunnery where her parents can count on her being successfully contained for the rest of her days. But in a moment of hopeless rebellion, she puts on men's clothing and sets out on the road to find her own adventure.

Soon she meets up with a long-lost friend, a dragonkin whose life she saved long ago. Together, they decide to pursue one of the world serpents - long thought to be a legend by humans. On this journey, Tess will learn many things about the nature of the world and will finally have a chance to come to know herself.

I don't often like YA novels, but this is a very well constructed and compelling story about a very flawed protagonist who the reader still pulls for even as she makes increasingly disastrous choices. ( )
  Juva | Aug 21, 2021 |
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Tess of the Road is astonishing and perfect.
 
I loved Tess of the Road with the strength of a thousand dragons.

It is not an easy read and it’s not a straightforward read but it is a very rewarding read. It’s less fantastical than I was expecting but it is still more than I was expecting in every single way.
afegit per g33kgrrl | editaThe Book Smugglers (Mar 1, 2018)
 
Like Tess’ journey, surprising, rewarding, and enlightening, both a fantasy adventure and a meta discourse on consent, shame, and female empowerment.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2018
afegit per g33kgrrl | editaKirkus Reviews, starred review (Oct 28, 2017)
 

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Award-winning Rachel Hartman's newest YA is a tour de force and an exquisite fantasy for the #metoo movement. "Tess of the Road is astonishing and perfect. It's the most compassionate book I've read since George Eliot's Middlemarch." --NPR In the medieval kingdom of Goredd, women are expected to be ladies, men are their protectors, and dragons can be whomever they choose. Tess is none of these things. Tess is. . . different. She speaks out of turn, has wild ideas, and can't seem to keep out of trouble. Then Tess goes too far. What she's done is so disgraceful, she can't even allow herself to think of it. Unfortunately, the past cannot be ignored. So Tess's family decide the only path for her is a nunnery. But on the day she is to join the nuns, Tess chooses a different path for herself. She cuts her hair, pulls on her boots, and sets out on a journey. She's not running away, she's running towards something. What that something is, she doesn't know. Tess just knows that the open road is a map to somewhere else--a life where she might belong. Returning to the spellbinding world of the Southlands she created in the award-winning, New York Times bestselling novel Seraphina, Rachel Hartman explores self-reliance and redemption in this wholly original fantasy. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR * BOSTON GLOBE * The Chicago Public Library * KIRKUS REVIEWS Four starred reviews! "The world building is gorgeous, the creatures are vivid and Hartman is a masterful storyteller. Pick up this novel, and savor every page." --Paste Magazine

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