The Immortals Quartet (book series review)

The Immortals series by Tamora Pierce follows Veralidaine Sarrasri (Daine) as she discovers she has wild magic and begins to train under one of Tortall’s greatest mages, Numair Salmalín.

Recently I re-read the Immortals quartet, and I still love them as much as I did when I first read them. Wild Magic was my very first Tamora Pierce book. I remember being in elementary school, where I spent a lot of time in the school library, and Wild Magic was on one of those turning book stands. It caught my eye every time I turned the book stand but it took me a while before I picked it up. I think I was over horses after a long bout of The Saddle Club, so I thought it might be like that. Still, the book kept calling to me and finally I borrowed it and took it home to read.

I adored it! I read through the book so quickly, and then I had to hunt for the next. I took many trips to the public library, hoping to find any Tamora Pierce book I could. Eventually I started buying them! They are now the most precious book collection on my self.

Daine is a character I always wanted to be – she’s smart, bold, a bit shy, and loved animals. She gets to speak to animals and shape-shift into them! When I was younger that was always the super power I’d gravitate towards.

Overall, the series is still a wonderful read. I got through it all in a long weekend and it felt good just to binge read a book series again (it had been a while since I let myself read for pleasure). I am heavily biased though, as they were a series I grew up on, and finding fault with them might be difficult. I do find the first two books to be my favorite, compared to the last two, especially compared to the fourth. I haven’t read the fourth as many times as I’ve read the others. It’s still good, and I found myself enjoying it more this time than I expected to.

I would highly recommend this book to any young adult looking for a good inclusive fantasy series, with strong female leads. Adults will love it too! My mom read the books as I read them when I was younger, and she enjoyed them as much as I did. They are worth checking out if you haven’t read them yet!

Have you read any of Tamora Pierce’s book, which is your favorite?


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