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on 30 October 2008
I have read all of Tamora Pierce's books to date, and found this one to be even better and more gripping that a number of the rest (which is really saying something as all are excellent).

The 'circle' series which this book is a part of is incredibly diverse and imaginative, and the way in which Pierce writes draws the reader in making her stories more vividly imaginable than most if not all others I have read. The view of science through the eyes of magic (or vice-versa) is truly original and spellbinding, whilst the way in which Pierce deals with the characters brings them to life; almost everything about this book makes it hard to put down.

If you have already read the rest of the circle series (The Circle of Magic quartet, The Circle Opens quartet and The Circle Reforged - The Will of the Empress) it is a real treat to visit this world again, and hear references to some very familiar people, whilst also meeting and getting to know new ones (such as Briar's student Evvy from 'The Circle Opens' book 2); the storylines overlap and come together perfectly. I was 10 when I first started to read these books, and I still really enjoy them now.

If you have not already read other Tamora Pierce books, then I would highly recommended them. If you have, then this one does not disappoint; with some series you get the feeling that they have been drawn out too long, but here Pierce really does have something new and exciting to write about.
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Evvy left the streets of Chammur four years ago and began training as a stone mage. Now, she's fourteen and on her way to the Battle Islands to help her mentor, Rosethorn, figure out why the plants and animals are dying.

Evvy is supposed to listen and learn, but ends up playing a much bigger role when she discovers the real reason for the Island's troubles. With the help of her friend, Luvo (the living stone heart of a mountain), Evvy must find a way to stop the destruction and save the island.

Though the plot was somewhat predictable for me, I thoroughly enjoyed reading MELTING STONES because of the characterization. Evvy is a brilliant character I couldn't help but fall in love with, and the ending left me yearning for more.

I hadn't read any of Pierce's novels before, but after MELTING STONES, I've added a couple of her other books to my reading list.

Reviewed by: Joan Stradling
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on 24 May 2012
I've very much enjoyed Pierce's earlier works, especially her Circle series, but this one didn't work for me. The plot was predictable, the characters lightly drawn, and even the magic seemed a bit flat. Only get this if you're a big fan, and want every word Pierce has written.
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on 11 July 2013
Tamora pierce was my favourite author growing up. Although the Tortall world was always my favourite, the Circle books have their charm and Melting Stones does not disappoint.

Has an interesting, imaginative storyline, typical of Tamora Pierce, with fun characters and a well researched and thought out universe.

This could be read as a stand alone book if one has not read any of the circle series as relevant background is provided and is not key to the main storyline.
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on 1 January 2016
yah more books i love tamora, her books are so good. i started with alanna then the circle when i was in school. now the kel and the circle opens. i've read the first of the trickster books and the will of the empress now got this one and the second trickster book and their may be some more soon (beka cooper i think).
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on 15 April 2014
This is Evi`s story. She is Briar`s student. She is a stone mage and is fascinated by all the different stones that she finds.
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on 2 February 2015
I enjoyed it but these books are now beginning to seem very 'samey' with not enough difference to keep your interest.
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on 19 November 2015
Excellent writer.
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on 21 August 2009
I was a bit disappointed in this, it's rather complicated and getting a bit farfetched. Not as enjoyable as the earlier books in the series. The same charecter as Street Magic.
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on 1 March 2008
i love tamora pierce and her original books about the lioness but i think she does draw out books and i think this is just another off shoot from her original quartet, the circle of magic.
this off shoot is quite good but you can guess the general plot. girl goes on travels, there is a huge problem, at on point it looks like she might die, but then she saves the day and proves everyone wrong and earns thier respect.
if you like tamora pierce can i sugest trying stephenie meyers books, twilight,new moon and eclipse.
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