Review: The Black Unicorn
Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Black Unicorn (Unicorn, #1)Black Unicorn by Tanith Lee
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

You know that feeling when you read a book as an adult that you loved as a kid and you notice that the story is quite a bit different than what you remember? That's the experience I had with this book. I remember Black Unicorn being one of my favorite books when I was a kid, so I was thrilled to read it with my own child now as an adult. It was still a fun story, and still well-written, but it didn't have quite the same enchanting quality that I remembered. Maybe I'm just harder to impress now.

The plot was a little too convenient and the characters were a bit flat, but the world was wonderful. I also didn't realize there was so much religious allegory in the story when I first read it, having not been raised Christian. This has a lot of the concept of a woman corrupting the purity of Eden and such in it that had gone over my head when I was little. Still, it remains a good story all-in-all, and my daughter enjoyed it very much. I'm pleased I got to share it with her.

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