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Tekijä: Shade Owens
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This book constantly kept me thinking: would I survive? How? What would I do? Would I trust anyone? How can people be so cruel?! I just felt hopeless the whole time.
All in all, I cannot wait for the next book.
While not exactly a standalone novel, with another book obviously to come, the writing was good enough to keep me reading to the end simply for the vividly depicted island setting and deadly atmosphere surrounding Leo’s riveting struggle. Blood Kings is a gripping tale of fortitude in the face of overwhelming odds. I highly recommended it.
l probably would have DNFd otherwise purely because it’s not my usual cup of tea, I’m not a fan of young main characters, male povs or this writing style, so this book had its work cut out for it! A shame as I really liked the synopsis and the idea but just not the execution of it.
Not sure who the intended audience was for this, as it has a very YA/teen feel to it in general yet then has a fair bit of violence and swearing. Also some darker themes.
-Lovely to have trigger warnings at the beginning for all of the above however.
Slightly simplistic and immature writing style despite being fairly decently written overall, it is all very obvious, (there was, he said, he did, he felt)
I also found that the timeline and flashbacks were quite messy and unclear, despite not really feeling very relevant or like they added anything to the story. I would have preferred it stayed linear, was told with a prologue or through dialogue.
Lacked world building and wasn’t very well introduced /explained, with no real setting of the scene. Which was a shame as it was an interesting idea that could have been good had it been explored a little more.
As it is I don’t really understand the timeline, geography, culture etc.
I don’t feel that there was much in the way of plot, despite a lot happening there wasn’t any real tension or fear.
The it didn’t really make me know or care for any of the characters or even know what they look like, there’s not much description or emotion.
It does have engaging, quirky dialogue and narration however and flowed fairly well despite not being my kind of thing.
There’s also a moment where the mc is thinking ‘men don’t cry- be a warrior’ and Niles comes over and says, it’s okay to cry, ‘you don’t have to be ashamed- my mama always said it takes a real man to show vulnerability’
I love that, we need more of this in books.
I’m not sure how much of this one was me just not gelling with the book or how much is actually genuine, I liked the idea but just didn’t enjoy reading it
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This novel has an interesting and terrifying premise. Definitely a dark story, full of violence, but not overly graphic about it. It's easy to feel a connection to Leo, as you know from the start that he's innocent, and each moment is a struggle for him as he tries to maintain his wits and hide any weakness. The flashbacks to his past greatly help to humanize him. They were some of my favorite parts of the novel. Not a ton of worldbuilding here. Obviously this is only the beginning of Leo's story on the island, and I'm curious to see where it goes. ( )