He authors were probably trying to show that their cast was diverse and that it wasn t a big deal in this world both wonderful things cast was diverse and that it wasn t a big deal in this world both wonderful things it just didn t work for me in this case It didn t help that I could pair up the entire cast before they even expressed their romantic interests I ve not actually read far enough to see all f those pairings but from reading spoilers I was right with every guessI think my biggest disappointment was Merlin though He s supposed to be a wise wizard who has been reincarnated for the 42nd time to train Arthur r Ari as she is in this incarnation Every time Merlin comes back he finds his body has gotten younger but he retains all f his memories and therefore has 41 lifetimes worth Jordan's Pryde of experiences So why is he now reduced to nothing but a horny teenager His character was infuriatingly stupid he acts like a bumbling foolish idiot and turns into a hormonal wreck at the sightf a boy he fancies I was expecting Merlin to be a cool character someone who Ari and the Art and Sex in Greenwich Village others could turn to for advice and what I got was a blushing teenage idiot This is especially disappointing as he s a POV character so you have to spend time inside his head and that just wasn t a place I wanted to beI get that I m not exactly in the target age group for this story but I read love a lotf YA so that really shouldn t have been a problem You Carlo Mari: Passage Through Dar only have to look at reviews to see that this story is polarising so don t let me put youff giving it a try hopefully you ll enjoy it than I did But I can t be anything I Segreti della Relazione other than honest when I write my reviews and the fact is I disliked this book so much I couldn t even finish reading itI am sooooooo happy to have an arcf this And it s pretty cool that Rock the Boat included ne f my verexcited tweets about it in there LOL A King Arthur reimagining Set in space And King Arthur is a GIRL I am soooooooooo ready for this Is it 2019 yet DNF at page 100I m still considering finding this n audiobook and finishing it because I didn t hate it but my time Bertrand Russell: Philosophy in an Hour outsidef work is so limited that I don t want to spend my time Ne parliamo a cena on this book if I don t think I m gonna love it To be frank I was making faces at it than I was enjoying it The plotf it is so fast and under explained but the writing style was funny I just vastly preferred Merlin s chapters to Ari s and I don t want to skim read this book for the parts I enjoy so I gave up DNF page 68You know when you take a bite Super Lawyers: America's Courtroom Celebrities: 40 Top Lawyers And The Cases That Made Them Famous outf something and immediately go ugh I don t like that and pull a face Well that s how I ve felt reading this I love a good retelling and I m all for mixing stuff up but sometimes it s too much Merlin is ageing backwards so he is currently a teenager like really What a stupid YA thing to do I liked the idea Quanta, Matter and Change Solutions Manual of Ari a girl being the new Arthur But the whole Sci Fi aspect was again just too much I like theld story this Dreaming of Cinema: Spectatorship, Surrealism, and the Age of Digital Media one messed with it a tadver the top for me No likey no lightey Ok so this book was hilarious I had a stupid grin Pagan Meditations: The Worlds of Aphrodite, Artemis, and Hestia on my face the entire time I was literally laughingut loud while reading a very rare thing for meAnd maybe that was the problemThis book was extremely funny and I absolutely loved that I also really loved the writing I honestly didn t expect to like the authors writing this much It was fluid and fun and just felt good to read Another thing I really liked was the characters especially Merlin Seriously though Merlin deserves a hug Ari I didn t totally love but she was alright The rest Her Russian Rival of the crew was also pretty fun and extremely diverseSo why was thisnly a three star book And why does it currently have a 359 star rating The Obsidian Chimera (The Lost Ancients, on GoodreadsPersonally I think it s because this book has an awkwardly inconsistent toneThis book deals with a lotf serious topics liked the dangers Catskinner's Book of capitalism and consumerism It deals with the destruction and pollutionf Sonny Liston was a Friend of Mine our planet with illegal immigration with massacres and genocide and familial betrayalsAnd then it s also a comedyThe kindf comedy that never allows the tension to build because seconds before something serious happens the characters make a joke Then they make another joke seconds after said serious thing ccurs The tone f the book is very comedic but it doesn t work uite as well when the reality Mouse Magic of the novel andf the character s lives is actually uite sad and actually tragicIt might have worked as satire but it s not It s a serious novel with serious topics that try to be. Magic sword a cranky wizard and a revolution to startWhen Ari crash lands Narwhal's Otter Friend on Old Earth and pulls a magic sword from its ancient resting place she is revealed to be the newest reincarnationf King Arthur Then she meets Merlin A Gender bent King Arthur reimagining set in space with a cast full Daughters Without Dads: Overcoming the Challenges of Growing Up Without a Father of LGBT rep what could we possibly need in 2019Not a damn thingWhen I received an e mail from the publisher asking if I would be interested in a receiving a copyf this book the screech I let The End of the End of the Earth: Essays out would have been loud enough to send my neighbors into a panic that there was a serial killer in my house But alas none was home so no need for anyone to lose their minds EXCEPT ME because King Arthur has always been Сеньор президентът onef my favorite stories and now we are getting a story where King Arthur is a GIRL Hell yeahBut here s the thing I read my ARC Xartella of this back in November ish with my bb Sol and since then I saw a picturef the book posted by the author with about 1001 tabs Catch Me If You Can of all the changes that were made since the ARC s wentut So I m planning Tequila Sunrise at the Rio Grande on rereading this at some point to findut all The Palomino of the changes that were made and I m excited Becauseooooof did I struggle in the beginning Teach Us To Pray of this book The first 75 pages were WILD Everything happened so fast while you were still trying to figureut who was who and I m not going to lie it was rough It really just started Il tuo meraviglioso silenzio off so messy but by the end it all tied together pretty wellnce the pacing slowed downBy the middle Marea, marea of the story all the rushing around in the beginning started to settle down and you could finally somewhat kindf understand the direction the story was going in Don t get me wrong though it still takes a lot All Strange Away of dramatic twists but that was when I started to have fun reading this as well as being invested in the characters Come the endf this book I was so invested in all W l'Italia - Le costituzioni italiane. Lo Statuto Albertino, la Costituzione Italiana, la Costituzione Europea of the characters and their wellbeing plot lines and what the hell is going to happen nextIf you re looking for a book with lots and lots and LOTSf amazing LGBT rep then look no further because this is it my friends This has Garibaldi and the Making of Italy: June - November, 1860 onef the most amazing fun and diverse group Il ritratto di Dorian Gray of characters I ve ever read Plus this is anwnvoices book so it honestly doesn t get perfect than this It all felt so natural to the story and UGH I just loved it so much This book also talks about ppression and challenging the system which can be tied into today s society in so many ways And you were the thing Mercer feared most Gwen said her words reaching across the rather notable distance between them A girl they couldn t control who wouldn t stop talking That s the scariest damn thing in the universe All in all I m so glad t stop talking That s the scariest damn thing in the universe All in all I m so glad was able to read this book with ne f my very best friends here in the book community and that I was able to get to read a book with such diverse characters They are the shining stars f this book who deserve all the world and then someBlog Twitter Instagram A sci fi retelling La statistica nella ricerca psicologica ed educativa of King Arthur where King Arthur is a GIRL I feel this will be rant than review I was so hyped for this book I held so much hope that there was going to be a good storyn Arthur and Merlin a story I love so much a story I ve followed through books and the TV Show Having waited for this book for a while before the cover was even released I loved the goodreads description going around telling everyone about this SCI FI FANTASY Alas we get to the book and we are already hating it within the first few chapters We are introduced to too many things too uickly and with so many forced aspects We learn about all the different sexualities these characters encompass we learn about how Ar I ve put Her Secret Thrill off writing this review for a long time because I feel so painfully disappointed by this book Younly have to look at my excited sueeing below to know how much I was looking forward to reading this Seriously a gender bent sci fi King Arthur reimagining should be a winning book for me so it pains me to say I was so bored I couldn t even finish reading itTo start with the positive I love what the authors were trying to do by creating such a diverse cast The Cambridge Handbook of Wisdom of characters we peoplef all colours and characters from all the way across the LGBT spectrum and that is something we desperately need Memory Collectors of in YA fantasy especially when people s sexualityr race isn t a major part Circle of Heroes of the plotr a reason that they re treated badly Unfortunately when the first and pretty much The Kevorkian Oath only thing you know about mostf the characters is their race and their sexual preference it starts to feel like the authors are just The Duchess of Drury Lane on a box ticking exercise to make sure they collect a whole set and to me that s what happened here I get that I’ve been chased my whole life As a fugitive refugee in the territory controlled by the tyrannical Mercer corporation I’ve always had to hide who I am Until I found ExcaliburNow I’m done hidingMy name is Ari Helix I have Funny Or maybe it s a comedy that tries to include too many serious thingsAnother issue I had was that the book makes too many sudden ju ARC provided by Hachette in exchange for an honest review Buried in the trunkf the thousand year La Tachipompa e altre storie oldak was a sword I have a very big soft spot in my heart for Arthurian legend and I will never turn down a retelling Boat Ride with Lillian Two Blossom of the epic tale And when I heard that we were going to get anwnvoices series written by a couple I knew I wouldn t be able to resist Also Morgana is Paula onef m If you aren t someone an evil capitalistic corporation wants dead for being the Garota Online on the run refugee who ignited a galactic revolution with the helpf a cranky wizard a mythical sword and a group Mastering Yang Style Taijiquan of knights are you rea He apologized for breaking his promise not to use magic as he took down the guard with the needle Then another apology sorry uite sorry as he zinged thene holding HexWhy are you being so nice to them right now Hex askedI m British Merlin cried It s times like this when I really wish I d never started leaving star ratings for books because it just doesn t adeuately express all that I want to say There were some moments f comedy gold in this book doesn t adeuately express all that I want to say There were some moments f comedy gold in this book so much wonderful diversity and ueerness but Ophelia e le officine del tempo overall I think I have to admit that this book was written in a particular style that has never been to my tastes I didn t realize this before reading but Once Future is that strange blendf sci fi and uirky comedy that some people seem to love think The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy but way diverse and modern I ve never really got it With important themes like illegal refugees and corporatocracy I had wrongly assumed this book would feel drama and politics based The plot follows Ari who is the 42nd reincarnation La secchia rapita: Poema eroicomico of King Arthur 42nd Definite Douglas Adams vibe We learn from Merlin who is aging backwards that the Arthurs are doomed to repeat the same cyclef Arthur A Small Free Kiss in the Dark obtaining Excalibur Arthur falling into a doomed romance with Guinevere and Morgana finally killing him Ari is a bit different though and not just because she s a girlThis reincarnationf Arthur takes place centuries into the future when Old Earth has been left behind and is spread ver three galaxies all controlled by the evil corporate is spread ver galaxies all controlled by the evil corporate Mercer In this future gender and sexuality are just not a big deal The characters are boys girls fluids gay bi pan and literally no The Friends one gives a shit It s freaking awesome What s less awesome is the reachf Mercer who has placed a barricade La Famiglia: Battaglia Mafia Series on the entire Arab settled planetf Ketchan Ari s home planet Making Ari an illegal refugeeIt s actually very light and silly in parts but not in the straight up comedy way Strange Bedfellows of say The Gentleman s Guide to Vice and Virtue To me it reads like it doesn t know what it wants to be The book zips between a brewing revolution revisiting tragediesf the past and Merlin getting drunk and singing Katy Perry to himself as he lets THE BOY WHO WOULD BE A HELICOPTER: The Uses of Storytelling in the Classroom off fireworks It s funny sure but it doesn t seem to fit together with the restf the bookThe pacing too is all Wedding Dress for Sale over the place At certain points we are bombarded by an almost constant streamf action which made it even noticeable and comparatively dull when the pace slowed I saw another person note that they thought the romance between Ari and Gwen felt forced which I didn t but I did think it felt rushed They had so much chemistry in the early chapters that I was disappointed that the authors had them jumping into a political marriage consummated Sentieri nel ghiaccio off page immediately I swear ueer girls never get sexy build up and that was pretty much that It is also strange that what is set up as Ari s main motivation isr less resolved just Iced In: Ten Days Trapped on the Edge of Antarctica over halfway through the bookI think I would have preferred Once Future if it had pickedne L'ultimo battito del cuore or thether I would have been so ready for an action packed sci fi retelling Enlightenment: A Solution to Some Problems of King Arthur that was about critiuing capitalism and defeating the all powerful Mercer corporation I also would have very much enjoyed a light fluffy romcom about drunk wizards and lotsf ueer romance Having the two all mixed up together gave me a huge emotional disconnect Still if sci fi comedy is something that sounds appealing you should definitely read this While I did have some general complaints a lot came down to personal taste If it doesn t sound like it floats your boat I highly recommend Capetta s The Brilliant Death insteadBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube. Ho has aged backward 47 Ronin, Vol. 1 over the centuries into a teenager and together they must break the curse that keeps Arthur coming back Their uest Defeat the cruelppressive government and bring peace and euality to all humankindNo pressu.
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