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Rebecca Mix

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Værker af Rebecca Mix

The Ones We Burn (2022) 354 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Take a Chance (2023) 31 eksemplarer
The Mossheart's Promise (2023) 17 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
The Ghostwing's Lie (2024) 2 eksemplarer

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More Alternative Truths: Stories from the Resistance (2017) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer

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I love the way this book ended; this book could stand alone but I am excited that it is book #1 of a duology.

I love that the fairies and insects were able to survive for so long in the terrarium without the gardener's help.

I am looking forward to reading about the adventures they go on in the second book.

Will they find a new home? Will they find out what is in the other terrarium? So many things could happen in the next book, eek!
Shauna_Morrison | 2 andre anmeldelser | Nov 6, 2023 |
ARC review:

I would have devoured this book as a kid--and I loved it now as an adult. It's great for all ages, full of magic, secrets, drama. I was thoroughly invested in Ary Mossheart's journey, reconciling the mistakes her gran made as the first Mossheart hero of Terra, and doing what her gran couldn't--save the people from the terrarium they were trapped in! IT'S SO GOOD!
pidgeysbooks | 2 andre anmeldelser | Sep 8, 2023 |
A quick read, a middle grade quest/adventure story set in a magical terrarium undergoing ecological collapse, in which older generations are extremely willing to ignore the problem and pass the buck. Probably allegorical?
bibliovermis | 2 andre anmeldelser | Aug 26, 2023 |
My brain everytime I saw this cover: Gosh this book has a pretty cover.

My opinion on it hasn't changed, even after reading the book the cover alone was in the listing of my top twenty prettiest covers of the year that I saw in books that were made. Especially when it comes to how I look at a lot of books and all genres and I really like certain book covers. This one was just beautiful.

So what went wrong?

You don't ever want to pick up a book read the synopsis and know the entire plot. That is such a bad idea, even in a romance genre book, they're still going to be a couple of those moments you never see coming or you think won't happen. The book back covers everything that happens in this book. Bummer.

As a result it became way too predictable.

When I went into research to find out how this book went about in the backstory I found out that basically they were in a positive echo chamber of people who supported everything they did. I definitely don't recommend having a 100% positive echo chamber. If your friends can't tell you that a plot line sounds stupid or it's already been done fifty times and maybe you should shake it up a little harder than you need a better constructive criticism group. I have a group of maybe five people I go to with complete honesty and they will tear me apart half of the time, and then build me up with a new idea and help me get back up on my feet.

Even the fact that she reviewed her own book drives me crazy, who does that? Just to up her review ranking even though by doing that she's going to dismay most readers and make her review go lower just by her own actions. Your damage control has just done more damage.

Oddly enough some of the author's own behavior has sort of slipped into how I perceive the characters behavior, the inability to handle a negative response really stands out to me. You got to take it on the nose and keep going. Not the chin, the nose, because if you don't take it on the nose you end up cutting off your nose so you can't take it on the nose. And this author definitely cut off her nose to spite her face.

It doesn't help that this comes out and it reads a lot like Lightlark or ACOTAR, So reading this was just like reading those.

I didn't really feel like they explained anything about these witches, like when they say things like violent witch and blood witch I just went okay different witches. Why do they have so many different witches when it seems like there's not a reason for this many witches. What is this world?
Oops, all witches!
It's just confusing.

My review notes on the many witches literally just says "I don't understand this world and I sure hope it gets expanded upon, but by somebody else". (Fanfiction writer's fix this mess, I know you can.)

Who the bad guy is is revealed by twenty-five pages in. I don't know how to feel about this besides it really lowered the rating and took away a star.

I hopped on to read it this and review it and I expected my perspective of what I read this book as to be a hot take that nobody else had, but then I scrolled through the reviews and realized that everybody else read this as a reverse racism fantasy 2 and I realized I was not delusional. The story is now whites are the minority basically, and I wasn't the only one who thought that either, goodie. Poor poor white people.

Those black people enslaving and mistreating the whites are clearly the villains and no good. Great. So the white victim complex slipped into this book. Good old bad idea racism. -1 star.

You could have done anything in your newly made up world and you put everything wrong with ours into it. So much for escapism fantasy.

I guess I just really don't care about white oppression. Which isn't the full focus but it stuck out in my head.

I couldn't find the antisemitism people talked about but I don't know enough about them to speak for them. I likely read past or it wasn't there. Other people likely can find it.

Also zombie witches are so stupid sounding in theory, but in execution... it's somehow twice as stupid. Who thought that was a good thing to keep?

1 star.

You can't just undo all of these mistakes by 5 starring your own work. Grow from your mistakes instead of trying to save this sink ship.
… (mere)
Yolken | 2 andre anmeldelser | Feb 13, 2023 |



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