I’m a little bit salty, okay. All my friends had been hyping this book and I just. didn’t get there? It was good, but it wasn’t AJKGHSA;HVFJKQ. (ya know? right? i’m so #relatable)
Let me just… go try to start thinking again.
This was such a good book- it was a whole world woven into one book and was full of plot twists and faerie politics and I’m so confused right now about what to think.
This book was literally so on point with what I expected, okay? I wanted epic African-inspired fantasy with ton of magic, and I got what I wanted. There has been a ton of hype surrounding this book,,, and let me just say I totally understand why.
– that! cover! (i am a shallow aesthetics loving hooman bean okay)
– rich african fantasy- my dudes this was an engrossing story and the gods and monarchy and magic were just so !!! (disclaimer: we are gonna be seeing a whole lotta exclamation points)
– amari is my daughter and i will protect her and why yes, i know she can kill people
-Zélie felt slightly antiheroish (like not young elites adelina level but still) and i live for grey morality okay
-WOW siblings! in fantasy! (although, not #siblinggoals level you know, with all that evil betrayal going on
– that author’s note is something everyone needs to pay attention to and hats off to adeyemi
– there was a plot twist but i found it a little bit predictable- but. i read a lot. so you may or may not care about this.
– the romance felt so. forced. It was a relationship that was completely unnecessary and lackluster and bleggghhhh
Representation: African characters
Trigger warnings: gory character death
Overall Rating: 4.5 stars
my dudes, if you like fantasy like,,, at all- read this. if you don’t like fantasy (what are you doing with your life) read this
Okay so this book was amazing and I’m so glad it exists because I AM DONE WITH OVERDONE YA DYSTOPIAN/FANTASY. Continue reading “Strange The Dreamer /~/ we have relatable fantasy”
So… like, Uncle Rick is king? And he became more king with this series… like it was REALLY, REALLY good- I learned a lot about Norse mythology and got introduced to the wonders that are Alex Fierro and Swagnus Chase. Continue reading “Magnus Chase”
Recommended for: People who are really into fantasy/alternate worlds in their books, people who like the concept of elemental magic, fans of Victoria Schwab (no durrrr)
also those are the UK covers, i couldn’t find a combined image for the other cover and i was too lazy to make it
There was once a time when darkness shrouded the world, and the darkness had a queen.”
Adelina hasn’t found satisfaction yet. And so she succumbs to the sway of her own illusions, conquering and overpowering faraway lands in an attempt to hide the growing discord within herself and her surroundings. Her friends abandoned her- and now she’s getting the greatest revenge: victory. With her Rose Society and the newly-turned Inquisitorial Axis, she maintains a rule of fear and power, one few can disrupt. Continue reading “The Midnight Star”
“Once upon a time, a girl had a father, a prince, a society of friends. Then they betrayed her, so she destroyed them all.”
Adelina is in hiding, feared and respected as the White Wolf. The Young Elites are searching and searched for. Teren pursues all malfettos in order to prove himself worthy to the gods. And her newest recruit, Magiano, her sister Violetta, and herself plan to rule Kenettra.
So, yeah, a lot has happened! 😉 Continue reading “The Rose Society”
The blood fever has raged through Kenettra, leaving thousands of survivors in their wake. These child survivors have one reminder of their disease- a mark showing to the world that they have been scorned. These malfettos are persecuted for their looks, blamed for Kenettra’s misfortune, and eventually executed painfully.