I ave it two stars based on the Understanding Women goodreads ranking of it was ok That sums Warrior Heir up well not bad enough to recommend against it but nothing special This author strikes me as someone whorew up reading fantasy and became enad with the idea of creating her own world like the reat fantasy writers before her However this story has nothing approaching of the depth of Middle Earth Narnia Hogwarts or even Sunnydale A couple locations in Trinity Ohio and Jack s hometown have some detail and therefore substance but places like the battleground and the country of England are indistinct and have no life to themThe characters are a bit bland too I was warming up to Jack midway through the book but there s still not a lot of dimension to any of the characters The villains are evil enough to dislike but not evil enough to inspire much concern for their activities The heroes have some flaws but are still really ood people in their hearts And no one is funny enough or independently interesting enough to make up for the lot of them Probably the most interesting is a relatively minor character Jack s mother and soley for the scene when she stands up to her son s brutish kidnappers in a thoroughly lawyerly fashion But that paragraph just isn t enough to elevate the book to Verdammt verliebt good statusThese issues could be ignored maybe if something else made up for it like the plot or a fascinating insight into anything about our world or really cool superpowers Again all of these things are too underdeveloped to carry the novel More then once while reading the book I realized that nothing had happened for far too long other than a laundry list of how the characters were passing the time The only insight the book seemed to offer is that slavery is wrong in a vague sense that doesn t have to be explained because it s already accepted throughout the western world and the book s audience base And the powers might be cool Maybe if I knew about them other than some people secretly have them What do they do Wizard things Or warrior things You read Harry Potter right It s like that but without wands Sorry that s how I imagine the pitch willo when the movie rights are optionedAlso the War of the Roses has a romantic ring but let it The Way Between the Worlds (The View from the Mirror, go The English did so can the 8 14 year oldirl inside all of us whose ears perked up the first time she heard that name I know it conjures up amazing imagery without a bit of work for you but that s the problem isn t it Think up your own imagery Don t pretend this war was secretly carried on for hundreds of years after it officially ended by a sect of people who are fighting for something that has nothing to do with the actual war I don t care if it sounds pretty it makes no senseAll that being said I think the other word to sum the book up is underdeveloped It s some fine preliminary work now run with it This author needs a Inverloch Volume 4 good editor who can push her past filler and into specificity And who can say things like The War of the Roses has been done It ended Try again But maybe she found one because I hear The Warrior Heir is only worth reading as a set up for the seuel The Wizard Heir It s on my shelf so we ll see 35 bumped up to a 4 becauseoodreads is lame and won t The Good and Beautiful God give us half stars My review is like 367 but I ve rounded up because with perspective I have a lot of faith in where this series cano and I m excited to pick up the second book here s my full booktalk discussion 35 stars I liked this book despite. An epic battle between ood and evilBefore he knew about the Roses 16 year old Jack lived an unremarkable life in the small Ohio town of Trinity Only the medicine he has to take daily and the thick scar above his heart set him apart from the other high schoolers Then one day Jack skips his medicine Suddenly he is stronger fiercer and confident.
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N excellent alternative for those who like myself are not fans of the Twilight series So o ive it a shot I liked it and I m not easy to please I m re reading this series and while I enjoyed this book I m not sure how to describe itIt s not that Chima isn t a ood writer it s just that it seems to me that the plot is better than the storytellingDoes that make sense Ok Well I The Horse in Celtic Culture guess what I mean is that I m invested in seeing what happens in the end than I am in the characters Sure they re ok but nothing about the way the dialogue is written reaches out andrabs me It s a cool story thoughJack finds out that he s a wizard who had a warrior stone implanted in his chest Long storyAnyway it turns out that is just the beginning of his problems I have to admit even though I d read this already 6 years ago I couldn t remember the first thing about what was oing to happen next I didn t even remember any of the characters It was like reading a brand new bookWhat can I sayGetting older has its perks Would I recommend this oneEhhhh shrugsI wouldn t not recommend itIf you re looking for a decent young adult urban fantasy then you could do a lot worse Sale Alert Kindle Deal May 4 May 10 199 Just remember who you are The world will try to change you into someone else Don t let them That s the best advice anyone can ive you The Warrior Heir is a contemporary fantasy and coming of age story It is the classic tale of boy who finds out he has a Every Boys Dream gift and learning how to hone thatift Jack is a likeable character he is kind and a Starflight Zero good friend His family and friends have kept him safe his whole life but now he has to learn how to use hisift before he is discovered and possibly killed You look like a boy who has eaten the fruit of the tree of knowledge and doesn t like the taste This is a dangerous world for Warriors as they are trained to be used in a battle to the death much like the roman A Succession of Bad Days gladiators were If they win the house they fight for wins control of the land magical items and theoverning counsel if they lose they die I liked the idea of this magical almost medieval underworld right in the middle of today s society The backstory of why the tournament came to be and the legend of how the The Multi-Orgasmic Man guilds were established were new in interesting I enjoyed a shout out to George RR Martin when they Woke the Dragon hehe Some of the book was predictable I had already figured out a few of the big reveals long before they happened especially who the other warrior was But I was surprised by the resolution of the story overallThis is aood book if you like fantasy and don t mind a few lulls to et to the end Fantasy isn t my overall favorite enre so while I liked it it wasn t the end all be all I will The Great Passage give the next book in the series a read though because I am interested in the world and want to see what happens after the events at the end of the book A fun ride It was an interesting world and there s nothing like a normal boy isn t normal he s actually an important player in a battle that he must now face in a different world full of magic and warriors story lineMy biggest problem with the story was the writing it felt very flat and one dimensional At points it almost felt like I was reading middlerade which is absolutely fine but I would have liked something a bit sophisticated and complex I m also not huge into urban fantasy however so this probably isn t my best enre to read about I always find it really difficult to buy into Se power is determined by playing The Game a magical tournament in which each house sponsors a warrior to fight to the death The winning house rules the WeirAs if his bizarre heritage isn't enough Jack finds out that he's not just another member of Weirlind he's one of the last of the warriors at a time when both houses are scouting for a playe.
Reading lots of books that have the same basic plotlineHey I m a teenager I ve just found out that I m a People are after me I better figure out to use my insert cool weapon andor power so I can take down the insert bad uys So really the author must ve done a pretty Off Leash (Freelance Familiars Book 1) good job of writing aood story and a fast read or I would not like it as much as I diddo I will read the next two in the trilogy This is an urban fantasy YA in which magic is kept secret but the various factions of magic users don t work well together with wizards I Walk in Dread generally bullying the rest Sixteen year old Jack was supposed to be a Wizard but ended up a Warrior which is pretty rare and starts causing problems for himThere are a lot of tropes and cliches here but I still liked it if that makes sense I loved the action scenes and was pulled in by the sense of danger But sometimes the in between character building scenes were dry and bland It s like Chima put them in because they were necessary and spent as little time polishing them as possibleThe ending was rather deus ex machina I was hoping for something sneakier But overall I really enjoyed itNow a word about the audiobook It s BAD It s not the narrator s fault he was fine I blame the sound engineer You can hear the narrator s breathing It s constant Sometimes I thought I heard pages turning There s a two second pause every other sentence for the narrator to breathe On top of that there s a deliberate three second break in between each track WTH that is also preceded by a loud deep breath It sounds like he s holding his breath So every 3 4 minutes you hear deep breath silence and silence in between If the seuels are like this I m bailing on the audio version This was enjoyable but not the best It s hard not to compare this to Chima s other series which is PHENOMENAL and strictly fantasy than a mix of fantasy and urban fantasy I liked the characters but felt like they lacked depth and development Jack didrow and change a bit but not a ton in the area of character It was also pretty predictable but I kind of expected that I really enjoyed the overall plot it was different than anything I ve ever read and I loved that about it Ultimately I feel like a lot could ve been explored which it probably is in the other books in the series The Heir Trilogy which received The Life You Save great reviews but somehow never entered the national consciousness is Chima s first published work Another story that reallyets me excited with inventive concepts and clear imagery these are really a Tempting Meredith (Lovers and Friends, great read The Warrior Heir is the first novel of the trio We open on a very dramatic prologue but let s skip that Now we meet Jack Hi JackJack is a pretty niceuy Good for Jack But you know there s than that Turns out our hero has some special secrets secrets that could Inside MacPaint get him killed enslaved or at the very least lose him hisirlfriend Starting small scale in a little town The Warrior Heir uickly lives up to the dramatic title we finish off in an unbelievably intricate world of magic and politics With Othello (Shakespeare for Everyone Else, gladiators no less It s like Rome with kilts instead of togasThe players come off remarkably well especially considering thereat distance from which Chima is writing about her teenage characters I ve been dying since I read this book trying to hunt down the seuels as soon as they were released Luckily my library does a Fit For The Chase; Cars And The Movies good job at staying currentThis books is immensely satisfying it could almost stand alone without companion books Than ever before And it feelsreat until he loses control of his own strength and nearly kills another player during soccer team tryoutsSoon Jack learns the startling truth about himself he is Weirlind part of an underground society of magical people who live among us At their helm sits the feuding houses of the Red Rose and the White Rose who.
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