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
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. :-/
Note: This book is being revised based on feedback from marginalized voices, which is great. I have not yet read the revised version. If you're interested in these issues, please take some time to listen to and consider the varied opinions and experiences of marginalized voices before coming to any conclusions.
The best word I can think of to describe this book is POWERFUL. Because it's powerful on every level.
It's powerful on a sentence level. There are so many lines that ...more
*Updates on Controversy at End of Review*
"Snow and ice, miles and miles of treacherous wilderness…Let’s be honest—it’s not the scenery that has every citizen in the Spire clamoring to see the Continent. It’s the war.”
Premise : Vaela Sun is going to the Continent. Citizens of the Spire, a peaceful federation of nations, rarely get a chance to visit the mysterious Continent, but it is the focus of much curiosity and speculation, for it is home to a curious anachronism of the past: warfa ...more
2.5 stars, again, I want to round up, because FUCKING IDIOTS GAVE THIS 1 STAR WITHOUT READING IT--seriously, why are you people on a reading website when you don't fucking read?
The best description I can think for this book is linear. It's a very linear storyline--there's a beginning, a crash, a mode of survival, a romance, a conflict, a war, the end. One event flows into the other quite predictably and there are no surprises.
The romance is cute, but very insta-lovey. It was nice seeing a roman ...more
After what several trusted authors/reviewers/book people have said on Twitter today, there is no way I'll be reading this book.
Since a new version of this book is coming out this year, I cleared my one star rating. I hope the revisions fix a lot of the issues, but I still won't be reading it. The entire premise of the book seems incredibly flawed.
Pro Tip: Read books by WoC and you probably won't run into a lot of problems
Since lots of people are still liking this review, I wanted to note that the publisher did push back publication to work out some of these issues. As the author wasn't very ...more
I'm not going to read this book and I don't think I ever will.
I'm sick of the white saviour narrative. And the book portrays Native Americans/Asians as savages and perpetuates all the stereotypes surrounding Asians. As an Asian myself, this just makes me unbelievably angry. I genuinely hate the "almond-shaped eyes" description - this is arguably the biggest pitfall for white authors. (I've never seen any Asian or non-white writers use this description. Just a thought.) Rule of thumb: never u ...more
8/22/2017 Update (Note that there are spoilers further down, so avoid if you care about being spoiled.)
There is something I have been thinking on from a few conversations I've had with several people on and off Goodreads. It is regarding racial inequalities in the United States and my place/role as a white person amidst it all, and I've come realize that it is a very precarious position to be. (I can only speak on behalf of the United States, since that is my home. I know racial inequalities th ...more