REVIEW Ò Sunbolt (The Sunbolt Chronicles #1)

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REVIEW Ò Sunbolt (The Sunbolt Chronicles, #1) ☆ The winding streets and narrow alleys of Karolene hide many secrets and Hitomi is one of them Orphaned at a young age Hitomi has learned to hide her magical aptitude and who her parents really were Most of all she must conceal her role in the Shadow League an underground movement workingThe winding streets and narrow alleys of Karolene hide many secrets and Hitomi is one of them Orphaned at a young age Hitomi has learned to hide her magical aptitude and who her parents really were Most of all she must conceal her ro. 45 stars rounded up Sunbolt the first tome of a promising Fantasy YA series written by Intisar Khanani might be the best surprise of the beginning of the year for me and I genuinely believe that it deserves way high praise than it gets Curious to know whyLet's make a list of why you should read it too shall we►  Sunbolt reminded me why I loved the Fantasy genre in the first place   I don't know when 1K novels have become the norm in that genre and I don't deny that several of my favorite books are very long but in my opinion it allowed the genre to become a bit self indulgent sometimes Does your story need 1000 pages GOOD Do it However if the story is over winded and wordy for the sake of being wordy crammed with filler parts I'll side eye you Hard No such thing with Sunbolt indeed   Intisar Khanani manages to pack action in 150 pages than others would in 1000  I wish I'd joke I do not Boredom never even grazed me but rather the story was engaging from the very first page and never lost momentum► Hitomi the main character is smart resilient and loyal and I love her very much I cannot see why you wouldn't too Plus she's biracial her father is from a Middle Eastern inspired region and her mother I think is from a Japanese inspired region and the difficulties she meets because of other people's prejudices are briefly discussed in text which is something I really appreciated Yet above everything what I liked the most about her was the way she challenged her own stereotypes about the fangs the breathers who are different races present in the book and evolved The Fantasy genre often revolves around coming of age stories and Sunbolt is no different in that aspect but we get a real and believable character growth and that's not so freuent unfortunately►  The secondary characters and one especially but I won't say were   intriguing  and interesting enough for me to be eager to meet them again in the seuel I never got the feeling that Intisar Khanani wasted any one of her characters but on the contrary they were given the depth they needed to keep me guessing► The world building albeit classic at first glance is so well crafted and rich that it felt refreshing sure Intisar Khanani's world includes magic supernatural creatures and a political landscape that could appear similar to other stories yet the way she winded all these elements together made me feel like I was reading something new I wanted to know and I even started to take notes about the different creatures in order to what exactly Prepare myself for a fight I do not know except that I found myself shaking my head slightly and resuming my read lol► The plot is so compelling and again gave me the impression that the author created something really original even though it's a coming of age at heart as it's often the case in Fantasy Yet there's no romance which is rare enough in Fantasy YA to deserve our attention I mean you know I love romance but I'm pretty tired of the way every Fantasy YA ever needs to include a romance and who cares if the relationship lacks chemistry and you know sense In a word Sunbolt is an action packed and surprising YA novel served with a great writing to the point and I cannot wait to read the seuel Memories of AshWin a PAPERBACK COPY of Sunbolt 3 winners picked RT the Giveaway tweet Follow me meetbookworld Ends on 032 000 AM GMT Open INTERNATIONALLY if Book Depository or Wordery ships to you Any participants who are under 18 must have parentalguardian permission before entering the giveaway in case they win later on and I need their mailing address It is understood that once the participant enters the giveaway that they have parental permissions For of my reviews please visit

Intisar Khanani × 8 REVIEW

Le in the Shadow League an underground movement working to undermine the powerful and corrupt Arch Mage Wilhelm BlackflameWhen the League gets word that Blackflame intends to detain and execute a leading political family Hitomi volun. Possibly the best indie book I’ve ever read While this novella didn’t feel too short I was left wanting It’s a complete story don’t get me wrong but I want the other books in the series now okay Apparently the seuel is going to be a trilogy YayI can tell a lot of thought went into the world Karolene is an island nation of traders and an evil arch mage is controlling the sultan A group is fighting back in the shadows called the Shadow League trying to save people Lead by the mysterious Ghost a charismatic good looking young man who comes off as the perfect male lead in a young adult book but surprisingly winds up only a minor character There are also other species like Fangs think vampires Lycans werewolves and there’s even a Tanuki The trickster raccoon dog from Japanese mythologyThere are really only two characters that we spend enough time with to develop but the minor characters who just made a short appearance were good too I loved Hitomi She’s not that great of a fighter but she managed to be strong when it counted A thief and hidden mage called a Promise she’s lived a tough life but she’s definitely still a good person She’s also not stupid either I really liked the male lead too There wasn’t a romance a potential forbidden friendship Which was the best part of the book I hope he comes back in the seuels It’s weird because we don’t learn much about him yet his character was well established Who he was as a personHitomi doesn’t know a lot about magic yet so there isn’t very much but I really enjoyed what we learned about the magic system It was a very realistic well described sort of magicSunbolt is one of those nothing goes as the character expects and they wind up with different goals sort of plots But I have a feeling the whole defeat the evil arch mage thing will be the theme of the upcoming seuel trilogy As expected of only 142 pages it’s uick paced and I was only wishing they would get on with it at one point When Hitomi was ‘borrowing’ a carriage it was a tad longNeedless to say I plan to read the seuel Memories of Ash which comes out this summerPoint of View First HitomiPredictability 2 out of 5 Where 1 is totally unpredictable and 5 is I knew what was going to happen way ahead of timeSource NetgalleyMy Rating 1010 Stars

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Sunbolt The Sunbolt Chronicles #1Teers to help the family escape But there are secrets at play than Hitomi’s and much worse fates than execution When Hitomi finds herself captured along with her charges it will take everything she can summon to escape with her lif. This surprising and amazing book was my Book of the Month for February And now in honor of my new website I'm offering a print copy of it and two others including Caraval in hardcover for one lucky winner Visit my website to enter the giveaway Thanks for helping me celebrate my website's launch everyone Looking forward to sharing of this book love with all of youI honestly didn't think my luck could hold this far I mean three five star reads in a row After loving The Midnight Sea by Kat Ross and Caraval by Stephanie Garber so much I expected this short indie published novel to be an enjoyable but ultimately somewhat lack luster followup to both of those Probably a three star read at bestI Was So WrongWHAT I LOVEDUm everythingOkay let me be a bit specific And I'm going to TRY to be specific without sounding too over the top because I want all of you to believe me and try this book for yourselvesActually I'll reverse my usual order and start with what I DIDN'T like so much so you can see that my fangirl raving is tempered by some criticismWHAT I DIDN'T LIKE SO MUCHThe beginning was a bit frenetic for my taste Don't get me wrong It was exciting and enjoyable but it gave me the impression that the book would be shallow All action little character that kind of idea The part with the carriage struck me as a bit random though that being said I appreciated the heroine's stubborn insistence on trying to accomplish her mission even when everything was going against her A character trait that crops up again several times overWithin the first two or three chapters I really thought I had the whole book figured out who the trope characters were what the world was like how the action would play out etcAnd then things didn't go that way at allWHAT I LOVEDMs Khanani just kept taking me by surprise I would settle comfortably into my expectations and then have them utterly rocked By the 45% point I was so hooked it was a wrench to have to put the book down By the 65% point I knew I had found a new favorite authorHitomi the main character is a strong heroine In a genre packed to brimming with strong heroines she stands out And part the reason why is that the author gives her very specific limitations She is NOT trained in combat so she can't solve her problems with sheer aggression I really appreciated this because I have trouble liking the murderous heroines that are so popular these days Katsa from Graceling Celaena from Throne of Glass etc And while she does possess some unusual abilities her characterization never depended on Special Snowflake ualities She was a real uniue intelligent individual with a strong stubborn streakAlsoPOSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT HERE when Hitomi does cause death through the course of the adventure it MATTERS to her She doesn't just brush it off and continue on her way It takes a toll on her emotionally I appreciated that as well It makes the stakes feel real when the heroine doesn't just kill without a ualm or with very little ualm And she never TRIES to kill either Things happen Another thing I loved this wasn't a romance Which is odd coming from me because I'm a total romantic at heart But the thing is there was great CHARACTER and CHEMISTRY going on in this book I'm totally shipping Hitomi with one of the guys introduced won't say who and I feel very interested in knowing if she'll end up with him But the emphasis wasn't on the romance at all It was on the adventure and the character and the journeyLess is people Seriously Ms Khanani proved that because I'm invested in seeing whether or not Hitomi ends up with Someone Who Shall Remain Nameless than I was in any of overt YA romances I've read this yearThe magic Awesome use of magic I read somewhere that magic should always take a toll of some kind on the magic user and Ms Khanani seems to understand this and use it to brilliant effect Her magic is beautiful dangerous and even deadly That climax What the heckAnd this author wove vampires and werewolves into her book in such a way as to make them feel fresh and new Yet another twist I was NOT anticipating at allSo yeah What was meant to be a filler fun read for me surprised me completely and turned out to be my favorite read of 2017 so far And I think all of you who enjoy a good kick butt heroine conuers impossible odds fantasy should read this because it's one of the best I've seen in the genreI think I'm going to wait to read Memory of Ash though After stalking the author's website I learned that book 3 might not come out until late this year so I want to spread out the fun I'm totally bumping up her fairytale retelling Thorn on my TBR pile though