For teens who love strong female protagonists in their fantasy and historical fiction, Blood and Sand is a stirring, yet poignant tale of two slaves who dared take on an empire by talented debut author C. Attia was once destined to rule as the queen and swordmaiden of Thrace, the greatest warrior kingdom the world had seen since Sparta. Enslaved as a child, Xanthus is the preeminent gladiator of his generation.
Against all odds, Attia and Xanthus form a tentative bond. A bond that will spark a rebellion.
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I dont like captive plot lines because seeing the main character helpless drives me crazy, but I didnt feel that despair in this book. Our main character was making the best of her situation while biding her time until she could escape. She was strong and smart while still having some elements that helped me connect with her.
I also loved the awesome fight scenes. Another thing I usually stay away from is an alpha male love interest, but this one was written in a way where he was strong while still being super respectful of our main character. I just flew through this and that epic ending has me dying for the sequel. Hero At The Fall Rebel of the Sands 3 Goodreads Rebel of the Sands Summary Mortals rule the desert nation of Miraji, but mythical beasts still roam the wild and remote areas, and rumor has it that somewhere, djinn still perform their magic.
Then she meets Jin, a rakish foreigner, in a shooting contest, and sees him as the perfect escape route. Rebel of the Sands reveals what happens when a dream deferred explodes—in the fires of rebellion, of romantic passion, and the all-consuming inferno of a girl finally, at long last, embracing her power. I loved all the characters so much they became like family.
I really enjoyed the friendships and the familial elements that came into play. Out of the three books in this trilogy I was rooting for the romance the most in this book. This trilogy just has an immersive setting with amazing magic. The plot was gripping from start to finish. I also loved the little stories that are told about the characters years in the future. Confined to her bedroom with agoraphobia, her one escape is the online fandom for pop sensation Eric Thorn.
They take their devotion way too far. When a fellow pop star is murdered at the hands of a fan, Eric knows he has to do something to shatter his online image fast—like take down one of his top Twitter followers. I originally got interested in the first book because it revolved around Twitter and being catfished.
I also got excited when I heard it had some mixed media like tweets, texts and case files. Besides the gripping pace and twists I didnt see coming, one of the things that made me connect with this book was the mental health rep and the psychology terms. Being a psych grad those terms reminded me of my time at university and why I loved psychology so much. Furyborn Goodreads Summary Follows two fiercely independent young women, centuries apart, who hold the power to save their world When assassins ambush her best friend, the crown prince, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing her ability to perform all seven kinds of elemental magic.
The only people who should possess this extraordinary power are a pair of prophesied queens: To prove she is the Sun Queen, Rielle must endure seven trials to test her magic. If she fails, she will be executed A thousand years later, the legend of Queen Rielle is a mere fairy tale to bounty hunter Eliana Ferracora. When the Undying Empire conquered her kingdom, she embraced violence to keep her family alive. Now, she believes herself untouchable--until her mother vanishes without a trace, along with countless other women in their city.
To find her, Eliana joins a rebel captain on a dangerous mission and discovers that the evil at the heart of the empire is more terrible than she ever imagined. As Rielle and Eliana fight in a cosmic war that spans millennia, their stories intersect, and the shocking connections between them ultimately determine the fate of their world--and of each other.
Why I Love It For such a big book the author did a fantastic job at hooking me at the end of each chapter and making them want to keep reading.
I found both characters compelling and loved how they were both morally grey in their own way. They also give small hints at being bisexual and it always feels nice to be represented in a book. I felt like the split time line was done well and I really loved all the darkness.
Despite not understating the point of the trials I still really enjoyed reading about them. But once Camellia and her Belle sisters arrive at court, it becomes clear that being the favorite is not everything she always dreamed it would be. Behind the gilded palace walls live dark secrets, and Camellia soon learns that the very essence of her existence is a lie—that her powers are far greater, and could be more dangerous, than she ever imagined.
And when the queen asks Camellia to risk her own life and help the ailing princess by using Belle powers in unintended ways, Camellia now faces an impossible decision. I couldnt have been more wrong.
For once the plot and the pace didnt suffer for it. I never got bored and I felt like the writing really added to this lush world.
It worked well with a world that puts so much importance on beauty and luxury.
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The Belles powers were fascinating and I loved how that played a big role in their society. Trying to discover whats going on with the Belles and the Princess right along our main character was a lot of fun. I thought the Princess made a great antagonist. Im rarely terrified by an antagonist but some how she managed it. I also loved the intense ending and cant wait for the sequel. Ash Princess Goodreads Summary Theodosia was six when her country was invaded and her mother, the Fire Queen, was murdered before her eyes.
On that day, the Kaiser took Theodosia's family, her land, and her name. Theo was crowned Ash Princess--a title of shame to bear in her new life as a prisoner. For ten years Theo has been a captive in her own palace. She's endured the relentless abuse and ridicule of the Kaiser and his court. She is powerless, surviving in her new world only by burying the girl she was deep inside.
Then, one night, the Kaiser forces her to do the unthinkable. With blood on her hands and all hope of reclaiming her throne lost, she realizes that surviving is no longer enough. But she does have a weapon: And power isn't always won on the battlefield.
Where you are allowed to control your in-game avatars with your minds, role-play, meet new people, hook-up, fight bad guys or each-other. Now imagine, in that same game, the creator removes your ability to log out. Hindering you from being able to see your loved-ones, or being able to remember your past.
To many, this show is not well-written. To others, this show is loved and adored. My first thoughts of this show was that everything was going to be fun and games, but no. Everything is going good and the game played great for how much hype it was getting.
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If you die in the game, you die in real life. There is no do overs. He adventures, meets new people, and beats bosses to level up and defeat the game. Ever since a young age, kirito has stayed trapped inside his room.
He is obsessed with spending every drop of his time on playing games. He is a loser and a lone wolf. He is a average male who can attract a lot of females, like Her name is, Lisbeth. Something deep inside of me wanted these two characters to get together, but then again, I still have to say no.
She fell for him way too soon and got rejected. Kirito is just way too nice for his own good.
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He is like another version of him. Kirito pulls girls all different shapes and sizes, just like The most important female-lead character is asuna. At first she starts off as a new player, despite not knowing how to play the game really well, she ends up being super badass. Apparently, she turns out to be a tsundere and completely opened up about her feelings towards kirito in episode 5.
I want to know how you start off bad-ass then turn in to the love interest.
She becomes the eye candy for us viewers. Then she turns into a helpless-waifu, where Kirito has to save her from everything. Without kirito, she is completely useless. For a while, there was a point when I wanted him to break up with asuna.
I apologize to you asuna and kirito lovers. We have his sister, suguha. She is introduced in the later half of the show. She fell for kirito as well. It is pretty obvious. She is pretty useless without kirito as well. The only other major female that is not in love with him romantically, is his daughter. I would have liked if the secondary characters gotten more screen time.
They usually only get focused on for one episode then they are forgotten to make room for kirito.