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When Silverfish rescues a man from drowning she s concerned about gaining debt from her act than his safety But the man romises riches beyond her dreams and revenge on those who wronged her and her family Silverfish takes his vow and transforms into the Countess Yamaa the mysterious and fabulous newcomer set to take the city state of Moray by storm and bring it to its kneesWhew This Was A MessI Ll Be Honest Though The First was a messI ll be honest though the first was riveting exciting and a uniue spin On The Count Of The Count of Christo admittedly I have not read this with a gender swapped hero a ueer love interest and lots of ueer characters and characters of colorAnd then the book sags into the weight of itself and never recoversSoft boi and
stabby girls do not a book makeI liked Amaya Silverfish She was girls do not a book makeI liked Amaya Silverfish She was with rage and revenge for the way her family was treated and at the system of debt that allowed her to be sold off to a debtor s ship and beaten and starved for seven years along with with a boatload of other children She was stabby and sharp and strong and determined to succeed even if her motivations were a little all over the Defying Shadows (Rising Shadows place and her acting skills not so fantastic Ireferred her as the mysterious Yamaa than when she awkwardly attempts to befriend Cayo Her awkward transitions from Silverfish to Amaya to Yamaa wereclunky and felt a little over doneI also liked Cayo a soft bisexual who just wants to recover and get over his old ways He had a bad gambling addiction that nearly drove his family to bankruptcy and just wanted to do right by his family legacy and his sister and win his father s trust However I felt that Amaya s description of him as firmly rooted in the ground a tree with his roots stretching down anchoring him to the earth The Great Orange Leonard Scandal (Tall Tales Series; 4) paraphrased were incredibly off base since from the instant Cayo is beingulled in a billion directions and never really seems to find a Tangled Webs (The Black Jewels, point and stick to it He s constantly allowing himself to beulled in whatever direction someone tugs himAnd with these two leads I ll be honest the book was better before they metOnce they meet the A Fairly Honourable Defeat plot sags into angst and half baked counterfeit schemes and unsolved mysteries that cover everything from Cayo s father s legacy to the Slum King to the ash fever to Amaya s family to the fate of MorayLackluster WorldbuildingAt first I was. When Amaya rescues a mysterious stranger from drowning she fears her rash actions have earned her a longer sentence on the debtor ship where she’s been held captive for years Instead the man she saved offers her unimaginable riches and a new identity setting Amaya on aerilous course through the coastal city .
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Intrigued by the Asian inspired world of Moray which felt like it could be an inspired Singapore situated as it was between two huge empires with lots of economic ower and at the junction of the best trade routes Plus the vice sector and the fact that it was an island and city in oneBut The Man Without a Face place names andlace names do not a fantasy world make Sim threw out nouns and titles and names all over the lace which was fine in the beginning because I expected worldbuilding to grow and flourish but this growth never happened There continued to be generic lace names without context which is shoddy worldbuilding at bestPlus the city island of Moray which consisted of a Gone (Gone, place for tea a nice area where richeople and not super defined nobility live I guess a Threads Of The Shroud palace for the Prince who is not important enough for his own name the docks a random hidden beachswimming area no one knows about and The Vice Sector For the record the Vice Sector contains 90% of the city but doesn t have much distinction beyond that and beingvicey Lots of gamblingAlso I m still not 100% certain what Widow s Vaults arewhy they are important but I think that has to do with a lack of cultural understandingignorance on my end than lack of explanation on the author sartHowever the descriptions that there were Lovely The Oceans The The oceans the life the city the All Seated on the Ground people the clothes the food they were richly described they were decadentThe ProsThe representation This is a book ofeople of color This is a book of ueer Untitled. peopleAmaya s dresses Fuck those all sounded absolutely gorgeousThe Water Bugs and the Landless I wanted of them and less of Amaya and Cayo Granted the romance didn t really reach fruitionlike most of this bookThe ConsEverything else And Boon that genericerson who had little Wiring page time yet was very important for reasons Ditto to Cayo s dad and also the Slum King and Ramona sp who had aurpose in the novelThis is bloated messy and had so much Against All Odds potential but fell flat because it tried to do too much at once and lost its identity halfway through therocessAlso it kinda has the dreaded Bury Your Gays Trope although in this case it s ship your gays off to a distant uncharted land after maiming them without context this is not a spoilerRevenge book Socio Jingling Daddys Bells BDSM Menage political critiue of debt and systematic injustice and. Tate of Moray where old world opulence and desperate gamblers collideAmaya wants one thing revenge against the man who ruined her family and stole the life she once had But the entangled she becomes in this game of deception and as herath intertwines with the son of the man she’s lotting to bring down the sh.
reason but I did this We got to see blue lagoons underwater reefs hidden caves oisonous fish I loved the details This is to say all of those details were during the first %30 of the book which I ENJOYED THE MOST BUT I BEGAN the most but I began get a little restless and bored as I continuedThis is Payment Due purely a revenge story at it s heart but there is one big confusion there s nothing fantasy about this Nothing magical at all At oneoint I had to make sure this had the fantasy label on it and it does but it s Vampireville (Vampire Kisses, pretty much just a contemporary retelling of The Count of Monte Cristo with the murders mystery and drama So if you re looking for just a YA version of that then this is for you but don t expect anything outside of reality ARC acuired at Book Expo in exchange for an honest reviewTara Simosted these aesthetic boards on Twitter and I am breathless Blog Instagram Twitter Tumblr Youtube Twitch We got a special edition of the book in our Jan Owlcrate Not sure if I like it better than the original BUT we got the next Harry Potter mug from Cara Woot And some other goodiesMel the count of monte cristo is one of my all time favourite books so i may be a little biased when i say this retelling is wildly imaginative and spectacularly entertainingi really enjoyed how TS remained faithful to material but made me feel like i was reading something entirely new i think the best retellings subtly Pirate of the Pacific (Doc Savage, pay homage to the original story without it being a direct imitation and this does exactly that there is so much world building a vast array of characters and representations and a uniuelot that just keeps on giving there are actually some elements to this that i enjoyed than in the originalnow if only i could uickly amass a large fortune and gain some enemies because my desire for revenge feels all consuming at this The Rich and the Profane (Lovejoy, point lol 5 stars. E uncovers about the truth of herast And the she realizes she must trust no onePacked with high stakes adventure romance and dueling identities this gender swapped retelling of The Count of Monte Cristo is the first novel in an epic YA fantasy duology erfect for fans of Sarah J Maas Sabaa Tahir and Leigh Bardu. .Some Reason But I Did