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Rena Barron

Forfatter af Kingdom of Souls

8 Værker 858 Medlemmer 21 Anmeldelser

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Værker af Rena Barron

Kingdom of Souls (2019) 452 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
Maya and the Rising Dark (2020) 196 eksemplarer, 11 anmeldelser
Reaper of Souls (2021) 113 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Maya and the Return of the Godlings (2021) 44 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Master of Souls (2023) 31 eksemplarer
Maya and the Lord of Shadows (2022) 19 eksemplarer
Królestwo dusz (2020) 2 eksemplarer
Żniwiarz dusz (2021) 1 eksemplar

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female
Nationalitet
USA

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Gr 5–7—Comic book—loving Maya discovers that she is no ordinary girl from South Side Chicago, but a godling and
half-orisha; her father is the Guardian of the Veil that separates the worlds. When he suddenly goes missing, it is up
to Maya and her two best friends to save him from the Lord of Shadows. Barron expertly weaves a nail-biting
adventure featuring a diverse cast and elements of African folklore that is sure to excite any reader.
 
Markeret
BackstoryBooks | 10 andre anmeldelser | Apr 2, 2024 |
* I got this book for review from the publisher for my honest thoughts*

I found this to be engaging read that focus on myths, growing up and friendship. I also loved how this book focus on young minority girl and really loved how Chicago was the setting of this book. I thought the villain of this book lord of shadows was a fun villain and loved how the myth world was developed. I also like maya and her parents dynamics in this read. I thought the pacing of this book was not as strong as should have been and i also thought there was some massive info dump moments but i grew to love the world and the characters. I will def be checking out book 2!… (mere)
 
Markeret
lmauro123 | 10 andre anmeldelser | Dec 28, 2023 |
* I got this book for review from the publisher for my honest thoughts*

I found this to be engaging read that focus on myths, growing up and friendship. I also loved how this book focus on young minority girl and really loved how Chicago was the setting of this book. I thought the villain of this book lord of shadows was a fun villain and loved how the myth world was developed. I also like maya and her parents dynamics in this read. I thought the pacing of this book was not as strong as should have been and i also thought there was some massive info dump moments but i grew to love the world and the characters. I will def be checking out book 2!… (mere)
 
Markeret
lmauro123 | 10 andre anmeldelser | Dec 28, 2023 |
+ High stakes! There’s serious tension that things may not end up happily ever after.

+ The kids really ran the spotlight this time. They had full agency and had little assistance from the adults this time.

+ Parents have big enough hearts for all their kids. Maya’s papa had a previous family that was slaughtered by the Lord of Shadows. In this book, we find out one of the kids survived, and the child and Maya learn there’s enough room for both of them.

+ The Darkbringers get some complexity here. Everything isn’t black and white.

+ The book doesn’t sugarcoat death, violence, or war.

+ New character Zeran

+ Ghost army!

+ Another cover from GDbee!

o This is very plot-driven, so if you like connecting with characters, it may not interest you.

- Unfortunately, my same complaint from book 1 is here. Frankie and Eli are so utterly boring. Eli has his love for the paranormal and unfunny jokes and Frankie is super smart. Okay. You could replace these two with cardboard cutouts and miss nothing.

- Maya was dry here. We, understandably, only feel her terror for her papa. But, at times, it feels she’s just reacting to what’s happening

- Zeran, who I liked, feels very tropey. But again, tropes aren’t bad it’s how you used them.

- the writing style was bit bland and the pacing felt verrry slow

- Too many godlings. It’s been a while since the first book, but it’s like everyone and they mama got powers now.

Of course, I definitely acknowledge I’m not the target audience here.
… (mere)
 
Markeret
DestDest | Nov 28, 2023 |

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Adeyemi Adegbesan Cover artist

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Værker
8
Medlemmer
858
Popularitet
#29,814
Vurdering
3.8
Anmeldelser
21
ISBN
60
Sprog
2

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