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review 2018-11-15 15:16
Review: Now I Rise (The Conqueror's Saga #2) by Kiersten White
Now I Rise (And I Darken) - Kiersten White

 

Lada Dracul has no allies. No throne. All she has is what she’s always had: herself. After failing to secure the Wallachian throne, Lada is out to punish anyone who dares to cross her blood-strewn path. Filled with a white-hot rage, she storms the countryside with her men, accompanied by her childhood friend Bogdan, terrorizing the land. But brute force isn’t getting Lada what she wants. And thinking of Mehmed brings little comfort to her thorny heart. There’s no time to wonder whether he still thinks about her, even loves her. She left him before he could leave her.

What Lada needs is her younger brother Radu’s subtlety and skill. But Mehmed has sent him to Constantinople—and it’s no diplomatic mission. Mehmed wants control of the city, and Radu has earned an unwanted place as a double-crossing spy behind enemy lines. Radu longs for his sister’s fierce confidence—but for the first time in his life, he rejects her unexpected plea for help. Torn between loyalties to faith, to the Ottomans, and to Mehmed, he knows he owes Lada nothing. If she dies, he could never forgive himself—but if he fails in Constantinople, will Mehmed ever forgive him?

As nations fall around them, the Dracul siblings must decide: what will they sacrifice to fulfill their destinies? Empires will topple, thrones will be won . . . and souls will be lost.

 

 

 

 

Normally, I’m not a fan of historical fiction but these books have me asking for more. I couldn’t stop reading and or listening to this book.

There is a little time jump since we left everyone in the last book.

Everyone is split up and in different places with some of the same goals but yet different goals. Even though this book a big part of it had political and religious aspect it was soo much fun to read.

It is fast paced and full of action, betrayal and suspense, but it has a bit of everything else as well. There are a few twists that I really enjoyed.

Lada in this book is even stronger than before, but she also has plenty of vulnerable moments of course she only shows that to very few if anyone. I think what I enjoyed about Lada’s part the most was the friendship she had with her men. But also that she didn’t let anyone put her down and tell her she is less. There were a few moments I didn’t like about her but, but it was obvious she knew that too, just didn’t do anything about it.

Radu, he was not my favorite last book and still is not. While I liked him a lit more than last book he still was not my favorite. Often it annoyed ne that he came over as lovesick puppy which he really was anything he did was for love, it just depended on who.  But on the happy note he did step up to the plate a bit more too and did some stuff and most of all protected the ones he cared about.

Nazira, I really enjoyed her a lot, she played a big role in this book when it came to Radu.

Mehmed. I had a real hate-love relationship with this guy this time around and to be honest even at the end I wasn’t sure if I could trust him.

Everyone in this book grew so much in one way or another. The end was sort of sad and I really just wanted more. I can’t wait to see how it all comes together and plays out.

Overall, this book is really hard for me to review but all I can say it that I really, really loved it and looking forward to reading the next. I will rate

5★ and will add it to my favorite shelve.

(I listen to the audio along site with the hardcover and I really enjoyed the audiobook a lot, it was very well narrated)

 

 

 

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Source: snoopydoosbookreviews.com/index.php/2018/11/15/review-now-i-rise-the-conquerors-saga-2-by-kiersten-white
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text 2018-11-09 18:04
Door 4 - Diwali; Task 4
Washington Square - Henry James,Lorna Raver
A Little Princess - Tasha Tudor,Frances Hodgson Burnett
Mostly Monsterly - Tammi Sauer
The Dark Tower - Stephen King
A Knight in Shining Armor (Montgomery Saga, #10) - Jude Deveraux

Task 4: Find 5 books on your shelves (either physical or virtual) whose covers show a young woman holding a flower and share their cover images.

 

I squinted at over 1700 thumbnails on my shelves, and this was the best I could do. If I stretched the definition until it squeaks, I could say these five  are "persons" holding or wearing flowers. 

 

I could have gone a step farther and gone with young women with flowers in near proximity, and I'd have had plenty of covers to show for it, but I decided to stick with this. And yes, I realize that the last one is technically a knight's gauntlet holding a flower, and doesn't actually have the knight's hand *inside* it. 

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review 2018-11-08 21:46
Saga Vol. 9
Saga Volume 9 - Fiona Staples,Brian K. Vaughan

Wow. Nope. (But, like, in a good way?)

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text 2018-10-31 10:24
In contrast, the game Glorious Saga is more interesting than others!

Glorious Saga RPG blow up the lights and smash the tomb to explore the culture of the treasure. Glorious Saga RPG is the first attempt to introduce the popular tomb culture into the theme park. The ghosts of the Yunnan Valley, the ancient city, the Huangpizi and the three thieves The treasure classic IP is concentrated in Beijing Happy Valley, which makes the tomb culture that has been deeply rooted in the hearts of people have a real experience of amiable feelings. The organs are heavy, true and illusory, and thrilling. "It’s dark, people light the candle, the ghost blows the light, you are bold enough to come.” Open the haunted grave of Hu Bayi.

Glorious Saga RPG
At the same time, Glorious Saga RPG adheres to the magical nature of sweet space, and many cute sweet elves and eccentric grenades create a sweet every day in the desert kingdom. In addition, it is understood that Beijing Happy Valley will recruit 100 "Ghosts" through the "Evil Ghosts" order, and hundreds of theme performances will be held every day.
Hello Kitty, Kuromi, Little Twin Stars and friends are all out to welcome Halloween with everyone! The Sanrio family participated in the "Hello-ween" party at the Ocean Park, and the ONE was also occupied by the Sanrio characters and became "The ONE‧Ocean Park‧Sanrio characters". The six secrets include the ghosts. Forest castles, magic pumpkin carts, black magic cemeteries, etc., Sanrio friends who put on Halloween shapes are waiting for everyone to visit!
The ONE features a play area, including the Magical Mystery Forest, where participants have the opportunity to win the Sanrio characters limited edition coasters, ferrules and post-it notes. During the event, The ONE Club members can redeem the Sanrio characters "Wan" environmentally friendly food bags for free with electronic money of $800 or 5000 points. If you have $1300 or 8000 points, you can redeem the Sanrio characters "Meng" for free. Insulation bag, bring a party to the special prestige!

Glorious Saga RPG
Join Encounter to challenge and defeat at most 15 enemies per day. You can get 60 Glories if you successfully challenge and defeat an enemy. Encounters List will refresh once every 60 minutes with 5 enemies.
If you are interested in the game Glorious Saga RPG, you can click the links to play with your partner with your PC or mobile, and NO NEED TO DOWNLOAD.
PC site: https://pc.gs.instantfuns.com/
Mobile site: https://h5.gs.instantfuns.com/
Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/GloriousSaga/

 

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review 2018-10-29 20:48
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Pachinko - Min Jin Lee

This is one of those books that I enjoyed fairly well, but don’t have many good things to say about. It’s the story of three generations of a Korean family living in Japan, beginning in 1932 (after a first chapter set in 1910) and ending in 1989. It’s interesting from a historical perspective (I was ignorant of Korean immigrants in Japan and how badly they were treated), and Lee is a good storyteller; the book kept me curious about what would happen next, generally without over-inflated drama and without veering too far into sentimentality (though at times the opposite occurs, and events like major character deaths aren’t really followed up on nor is their aftermath developed in the text).

 

However, I found myself much more engaged while reading it than driven to return after a break. While the characters don’t fall into simple stereotypes, they are not particularly deep or complex, and I felt little emotional attachment to any of them; likewise, the writing style is adequate but quite simple. Ultimately, it was perfectly enjoyable entertainment, but didn’t inspire much thought or feeling in me despite its rather chunky size.

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