Resenha: SENHORA DO FOGO de Kiersten White


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SENHORA DO FOGO
Kiersten White

SérieA Saga da Conquistadora #3
Gênero: Infanto-Juvenil, Histórico
Editora: Plataforma21
Páginas: 394
Publicação: July 10th 2018

Ela parou numa curva do rio, onde uma caverna escondida camuflava uma passagem secreta para as ruínas da fortaleza da montanha. Entretanto não havia mais ruínas. O que ela encontraria por lá não era a solidão. Lada escutava os cinzéis, os gritos dos homens, o clangor das correntes de metal. Enfim, uma promessa estava sendo cumprida: ela havia voltado para reconstruir sua fortaleza.


Estamos construindo, não destruindo.


Senhora do Fogo é uma maravilhosa conclusão para uma ótima série, com um história muito tensa e cheia de ação e reviravoltas. A narração tem um ritmo bem rápido nesse livro, mas ainda sim o desenvolvimento dos personagens continua sendo o grande foco da estória. Temos mais mortes, mais traiçoes e mais romance, e todos esses aspectos se juntam para contar uma estória incrível.

Kiersten White sabe como escrever um livro que captura sua atenção desde o primeiro capítulo. O cenário histórico é muito bem escrito e o enredo é bem bolado e executado. As perspectivas de Radu e Lada são bem distintas e interessantes, principalmente com relação aos conflitos que surgem durante o livro. O final é lindo e doloroso e fecha muito bem com os personagens e a atmosfera geral da série. Continue reading

WWW Wednesday: Read, Reading, Will Read (102)

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Welcome to WWW Wednesday, a meme currently being hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World of Words. It’s a place for you to do a little update on what your reading plans are.

The Three W’s are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

1. Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson

Epic Fantasy! This is my first time ever reading an Erikson novel. I can already tell the world-building is really complex and extensive? Mostly because it sounds really complicated and a bit confusing to me. But I’m liking the plot development so far!


What did you recently finish reading?

    1. Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim: YA Fantasy! Phenomenal beginning, but things go downhill fast during the second half.
    2. A Time of Contempt by Andrzej Sapkowski: Fantasy! Not as action packed or as supernaturally as I’d like, but I enjoy the story arc–especially Ciri’s.
    3. Death and Her Devotion by Kendra Elliot: Mystery! Fast pace novella with some pretty shocking twists.
    4. Burned by Her Devotion by Melinda Leigh: Mystery! Really intriguing and surprising novella that has wonderful plot development.

What do you think you’ll read next?

22840421The Wolf’s Call by Anthony Ryan


I’m in an Epic Fantasy mood, I guess???

Vaelin Al Sorna is a living legend, his name known across the Realm. It was his leadership that overthrew empires, his blade that won hard-fought battles – and his sacrifice that defeated an evil more terrifying than anything the world had ever seen. He won titles aplenty, only to cast aside his earned glory for a quiet life in the Realm’s northern reaches. Yet whispers have come from across the sea – rumours of an army called the Steel Horde, led by a man who believes himself a god.


What books did you recently finish reading? What do you plan on reading next?
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Top 10 Tuesday: Auto-Buy Authors

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is: Auto-Buy Authors.

I might not enjoy everything they put out, but I will sure buy it 😛

31145148Anne Bishop


My Dark Fantasy favorite. I’ve read almost everything she’s ever published? And I love how dark and twisted her writing can be while still maintaining a hopeful tone throughout the story. The world-building in her novels is so unique and creative and I love it!

Books: Written in Red, Daughter of the Blood

22840421Kristen Ashley


KA was all hits for me for a veeeeeeeery long time, so I’ll still read every single romance book she puts out despite not enjoying some of her latest work. Her characters always feel so grounded and I love the little community she creates in each of her novels and series.

Books: Sweet Dreams, Motorcycle Man, Games of the Heart

30233110Sarah J. Maas


It’s wild to think I’ve read everything Maas has published? While she was publishing it? It’s been 7 years of reading her Fantasy novels and seeing her grown as a writer. Her characters are so intriguing and flawed and I love the switcharoo she pulls with romances in her novels.

Books: Throne of Glass, A Court of Thorns and Roses

18189606Ilona Andrews


My favorite Urban Fantasy author ever! This duo is so prolific and always puts out interesting and compelling stuff. I love the humor in their works and how well developed and layered the characters are. The magic and world-building are also very well done and unique.

Books: Magic Bites, Burn For Me, Iron and Magic

27883214C.S. Pacat


I will absolutely 100% always support Pacat in any and all projects she puts out because I still remember reading Captive Prince on LiveJournal and sHE DESERVES ALL THE RECOGNITION!!! Easily the one writer who writes the best ever character development for all of her characters.

Books: Captive Prince, Fence, Volume 1

23299512V.E. Schwab


I’m a weak person for creepy novels, and Schwab knows how to write creepy. All of her novels are so unique and with such different and refreshing world-building. And there’s always this darkness surrounding her characters and novels that I love!

Books: Vicious. A Darker Shade of Magic

24485589Brandon Sanderson


I’m new to the Sanderson book world, but I have to say that I’m hooked! His stories are so compelling and complex and unlike anything I’ve ever seen in Fantasy before. The way he interacts with fans and keeps them updated on writing progress is also possibly my favorite thing in the world.

Books: Elantris, The Way of Kings, The Final Empire

23592235Neil Gaiman


I fell in love with Gaiman’s writing about 3859834759345 years ago when I discovered Sandman. Gaiman creates such unique and complex characters and drops them in fascinating worlds. I love how he explores mythology as well and breathes fresh air into beings we already know.

Books: American Gods, Coraline, Good Omens with Terry Pratchett


What are some debuts you want to read this year? Any recommendations for me?
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Review: A TIME OF BLODD by John Gwynne


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A TIME OF BLOOD
John Gwynne

SeriesOf Blood and Bone #2
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Pages: 496
Release date: April 16th 2019

Drem and his friends flee the battle at Starstone Lake to warn the Order of the Bright Star. They’ve witnessed horrors they’ll never forget, such as magic warping men into beasts. But worst of all, they’ve seen a demon rise from the dead – making it even more powerful. Now Fritha, the demons’ high priestess, is hunting Drem’s party.

Concealed in Forn Forest, Riv struggles to understand her half-breed heritage. She represents the warrior angels’ biggest secret, one which could break their society. And when she’s found by the Ben-Elim’s high captain, he swoops in for the kill.

As demonic forces multiply, they send a mighty war-host to overthrow the angel’s stronghold. This could decimate the fractured Ben-Elim. And their allies in the Order may be too overwhelmed to send aid – with Fritha and her monstrous beasts closing in. Like heroes of old, Drem and the Bright Star’s warriors must battle to save their land. But can the light triumph when the dark is rising?


A shield’ll save your life.


A Time of Blood is an intense and action packed addition to a great series. The atmosphere is darker as the plot progresses and the characters face new challenges. The world-building is just as fascinating as ever and continues to expand, even more so with the few plot twists and shocking revelations that are sprinkled throughout the book.

John Gwynne’s writing is so easy to get lost into. The fast pace and multiple POVs keep you flipping pages as the suspense grows and the plot becomes even more dangerous. The shifts in the narrative are very very well done and do an incredible job at leave you on the edge of your seat. This is an amazing series and, with the ending of this novel, it promises great things to come! Continue reading

Review: A CURSE SO DARK AND LONELY by Brigid Kemmerer


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A CURSE SO DARK AND LONELY
Brigid Kemmerer

SeriesA Curse so Dark and Lonely #1
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Pages: 484
Release date: January 29th 2019

Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year, Prince Rhen, the heir of Emberfall, thought he could be saved easily if a girl fell for him. But that was before he turned into a vicious beast hell-bent on destruction. Before he destroyed his castle, his family, and every last shred of hope.

Nothing has ever been easy for Harper. With her father long gone, her mother dying, and her brother constantly underestimating her because of her cerebral palsy, Harper learned to be tough enough to survive. When she tries to save a stranger on the streets of Washington, DC, she’s pulled into a magical world.

Harper doesn’t know where she is or what to believe. A prince? A curse? A monster? As she spends time with Rhen in this enchanted land, she begins to understand what’s at stake. And as Rhen realizes Harper is not just another girl to charm, his hope comes flooding back. But powerful forces are standing against Emberfall . . . and it will take more than a broken curse to save Harper, Rhen, and his people from utter ruin.


The choices we face may not be the choices we want, but they are choices nonetheless.


A Curse so Dark and Lonely is an eerie Beauty and the Beast retelling that uses a familiar concept to tell a unique and interesting story. The beginning is a little slow, but things do pick up as the story progresses, and the characters are mostly very well developed and interesting. There is quite a bit of action, especially towards the end, but it’s tension that carries on the plot to the very final sentence.

Brigid Kemmerer tackles a popular and well known fairy tale and makes it her own in a suspenseful and entertaining read. The writing is great, as is all of Emberfall and the magic surrounding it. The shifts in POV are also well done, if a bit abrupt and confusing at the beginning due to the change in setting, and the ending delivers a twist that promises to make things rather complicated for everyone. Continue reading

Review: CITY OF MIRACLES by Robert Jackson Bennett


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CITY OF MIRACLES
Robert Jackson Bennett

SeriesThe Divine Cities #3
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Broadway Books
Pages: 451
Release date: May 2nd 2017

Revenge. It’s something Sigrud je Harkvaldsson is very, very good at. Maybe the only thing.

So when he learns that his oldest friend and ally, former Prime Minister Shara Komayd, has been assassinated, he knows exactly what to do — and that no mortal force can stop him from meting out the suffering Shara’s killers deserve.

Yet as Sigrud pursues his quarry with his customary terrifying efficiency, he begins to fear that this battle is an unwinnable one. Because discovering the truth behind Shara’s death will require him to take up arms in a secret, decades-long war, face down an angry young god, and unravel the last mysteries of Bulikov, the city of miracles itself. And — perhaps most daunting of all — finally face the truth about his own cursed existence.


“If one were to protest all the injustices of life,” says Sigrud, “great and small, one would have no time for living.”


City of Miracles is a great and bittersweet conclusion to a wonderful series. The steady pace works really well with the multiple POVs, especially when the narrative focuses on Sigrud’s perspective of things. There is quite a bit of action as well and several tense scenes. The ending is both heartbreaking and sweet and really satisfying despite its sadness.

Robert Jackson Bennett has created a unique and fascinating new world with this series. The world-building is so detailed and continues to expand even as the story reaches its end. The characters are layered and absolutely lovely in their complexity and it’s a delight to see all the old favorites in this installment. This series has been a pleasure to read! Continue reading

WWW Wednesday: Read, Reading, Will Read (101)

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Welcome to WWW Wednesday, a meme currently being hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World of Words. It’s a place for you to do a little update on what your reading plans are.

The Three W’s are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

 

1. Time of Contempt by Andrzej Sapkowski

Fantasy! And I’m back to The Witcher series 😀 The new promo pics for the Netflix series inspired me to go back and read the rest of the series. This fourth installment is pretty intense so far, but I’m still at the beginning.

2. Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim

YA Fantasy! This has been such a quick and fun read! This is a Mulan retelling and it’s so very well done and pretty unique! I’m really loving it so far, but we’re about to go on a quest so we’ll see how things unfold..


What did you recently finish reading?

    1. The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie: Mystery! I was in the mood for some good writing and murder. Christie never disappoints.
    2. Front Page Fatality by LynDee Walker: Mystery! Cozy story with good characters, but clues just conveniently fall into Nichelle’s lap.
    3. A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir: YA Fantasy! Really boring and really slow and really disappointing, aside from the final chapters.

What do you think you’ll read next?

22840421The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson


Very tentatively putting this one here. We’ll see how I feel about it.

The Bands of Mourning are the mythical metal minds owned by the Lord Ruler, said to grant anyone who wears them the powers that the Lord Ruler had at his command. Hardly anyone thinks they really exist. A kandra researcher has returned to Elendel with images that seem to depict the Bands, as well as writings in a language that no one can read. Waxillium Ladrian is recruited to travel south to the city of New Seran to investigate. Along the way he discovers hints that point to the true goals of his uncle Edwarn and the shadowy organization known as The Set.


What books did you recently finish reading? What do you plan on reading next?
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