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So this book is slightly better than My Favorite Song ~The Silver Siren~, the other Cross Infinite Worlds title. By that I mean that Luca isn’t a raging misogynist. That being said it’s still a typical shoujo story where the main character tries to do something, often helping her friends, and gets admonished by the males in the story that she should just be a passive doll for saving where she’ll then feel that it’s all her fault that everyone is in trouble because of her.
Whelp, besides the force “marriage”/bonding of Yuki and Luca where she has no idea what it means to be bonded or even what’s going on, we have many nice scenes where she want to do something to save people and after she save a small boy towards the end ...Read More
This is probably a better “Game of Thrones”. It’s grimdark, it’s gritty and has “grey morality” however it doesn’t have the rape. The only rape I’ve seen is a short description of what the Lusitainians are doing to emphasize that they are monsters. (They fulfilled their 3 lusts as it was called.) That was it. No long detailed descriptions that the targeted male audience can fap to as ASOFAI has.
As for the story it’s about a King who we think is the good king, but killed his brother to take the throne what that means for Arslan who doesn’t know. All the characters who are trying to figure out what is going on...
So this book isn’t a complete shit show like some of the other I read. However whenever it feels like it’s on it’s way to being good… it has to throw in something that jut kills the moment.
The book starts out with Hope’s mother missing and them both at the funeral since she’s supposed to be dead. Don’t worry, lots of brown people died for this plot moment as the reason she is suspected of being dead is that there was an earthquake in India that caused the place she was to be lecturing at to collapse and of course since she was supposed to be there they thought she was dead...Read More
Wow this seemingly self-pub book was actually better than bad (it’s good!).
It’s not without problems, some I’ve mentioned in my musings. Namely how Hitomi is described.
It’s got it’s tropes, (looks 25, black hair… violet eyes!). Note however that there isn’t any romance in this book. There are maybe hints of it, but overall Hitomi refeshingly doesn’t pick up a dude.
, it seems she needs a dudes help to get out of a few of her battles, namely after Kol catches her, namely Val.
Which is something I hated about the book.
“Oh we are running awa– NOPE captured!”
“OK this time FOR REALS runni– NOPE!”
“Alright third times a charm righ– NO!”
Though after the last time she basically (view spoiler)[depowers herself down to l...