For her sixteenth birthday, Vaela Sun receives the most coveted gift in all the Spirea trip to the Continent. It seems an unlikely destination for a holiday: a cold, desolate land where two nations remain perpetually locked in combat. Most citizens lucky enough to tour the Continent do so to observe the spectacle and violence of battle, a thing long vanished in the peaceful realm of the Spire. For Vaela, the war holds little interest. As a smart and talented apprentice cartographer and a descendent of the Continent herself, she sees the journey as a dream come true: a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to improve upon the maps shes drawn of this vast, frozen land.But Vaelas dream all too quickly turns to nightmare as the journey brings her face-to-face with the brutal reality of a war shes only read about. Observing from the safety of a heli-plane, Vaela is forever changed by the sight of the bloody battle being waged far beneath her. And when a tragic accident leaves her stranded on the Continent, Vaela finds herself much closer to danger than shed ever imaginedand with an entirely new perspective as to what war truly means. Starving, alone, and lost in the middle of a war zone, Vaela must try to find a way homebut first, she must survive....
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The Continent (The Continent #1) Reviews
My first hint should have been the fact this is a Harlequin Teen novel. Romance novels make me roll my eyes too much but a YA romance makes me roll them so hard they get stuck to the back of my head. The Continent is a perfect example of an eye-rolling, face-in-palm planting, groaning out loud “why am I still reading this?” YA romance.
Vaela Sun of the Spire is celebrating her sixteenth birthday. The Spire is a technologically advanced country with heli-planes and magnetic trains but is still ol ...more
look at that cover JUST LOOK AT IT'S GLORY
y'all know how I feel about colonizers' fantasies of White Saviorism so I will be passing HARD on this book.
Why waste your precious time reading a novel that does a terrible job at not being racist when there are 28353535272819 wonderful and truly diverse books out there? #IJS
*If you feel the need to defend this book, the only things I can advise you is to look at your life and look at your choices. :-/
In fairness to Drake, I've updated my review to reflect my impressions of the full, revised version of the book.
And in fairness to everyone, the best I can say about this is that it's a misguided attempt at a narrative about oppression, written by an author who clearly doesn't understand the devices she’s using well enough to use them properly.
Having read many of the critiques of the advance copies, pre-revision, I’m startled by the apparent superficiality of the revisions evident in the final ...more
"You must reserve your pain for quiet moments. You must not let it soften you, but rather you must become sharpened by its edges, made stronger by its grip. When it claws at your heart, you must roar back. This is not a place for softness."
If that quote doesn't reach inside of you and squeeze your soul then you are in deep trouble.
Borrowed an arc from JT!! He received it at ALA Orlando!! Thanks!!
I didn't know what I was getting myself into with this one. The hype for this is overwhelming and I ...more