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Fall Far from the Tree

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Terror. Callousness. Denial. Rebellion. How the four teenage children of leaders in the duchy and the neighboring empire of Hanaobi choose to adapt to their nefarious parents’ whims is a matter of survival.

Rohesia, daughter of the duke, spends her days hunting "outsiders," fugitives who’ve snuck onto her father’s island duchy. That she lives when even children who resemble
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Kindle Edition, 242 pages
Published September 6th 2016 by Patchwork Press
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Amy McNulty I plan to write it this summer (it's already outlined) and I hope to publish it this fall! It'll definitively wrap up the story, so it'll be a…moreI plan to write it this summer (it's already outlined) and I hope to publish it this fall! It'll definitively wrap up the story, so it'll be a duology. Thank you for your interest!(less)

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Mary ~Ravager of Tomes~
This story is split into four perspectives.

Rohesia
Daughter of the Duke & thus protected from the consequences of her "outsider" lineage, she is her father's most trusted blade.

Fastello
A young man whose father leads a gypsy-like vigilante group that primarily fight to give back to the poor farmers of the land, for a price of course.

Cateline
A young Mother-in-Guidance & steadfast Stargazer, she belongs to a religious group who worship the goddess of the stars, Ytoile, and condemn th
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Katrin D
Aug 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
An ARC was provided by NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

This book surprised me. The synopsis was interesting, but I did not expect to get so caught up in the story. I haven't read anything else by this author, so I dived in not knowing what I was getting myself at.

This is the story of four young people - there are four different POVs - and what is interesting is, all of the narrators were easily distinguishable from each other. Normally, when you have each chapter from a different POV
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Sandra (LadyGrey Reads)
I VOLUNTARILY REVIEWED A COPY FROM THE "RACHEL E. CARTER YA BOOK CLUB ON GOODREADS

Time for a little family reunion.

So I wasn't sure about this book when I got it. I felt the blurb was a bit vague and it took me quite a while to get into it. However, I soon found that I really enjoyed it.

The story follows four people; Rohesia, Fastello, Cateline and Kojiro. Rohesia is the daughter of a duke, tasked with finding "outsiders" - something that troubles her from time to time as she is half "outsider
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Joshua Gabriel (Ever Bookish Josh)
Sep 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of teen angst and political intrigue
Shelves: fantasy, netgalley
Don't go crying to your mama, 'cause you're on your own in the real world. —Paramore

If you're fond of teen angst and political intrigue, then you should definitely pick up this novel. I wonder if I'll ever be able to get over that blasted ending. I humbly demand a sequel!

Fall Far from the Tree is a very unique exploration of the parent-child relationship. In fact, its title alone may be interpreted as a command to children to be different from their parents. Pursuing that line of thinking, this
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Dessa Mae
Oct 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book is so good! It certainly deserves more attention from readers.
Chalyss
Sep 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, why
I received an ARC of this book from the author and I am convinced it is her goal to ruin my life with her books. This book is a reminder. A reminder that not everything ends peachy-keen. This book is not easy, it's unfair, and it's not clean. But it is just and strong and so emotionally ensnaring that I will be dreaming about it. This isn't a book I will be able to easily let go of.

One page in and it was the darkest book I have ever read. After finishing this book I don't think I can read anythi
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Daisy Gonzalez
Sep 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Thank god for Netgalley cause if it wasn't for them providing me with a copy I would have never stumbled upon this amazing book! Wow I am very surprised by this hidden gem, I didn't expect to love it as much as I did, but I was intrigued right from the first chapter.

I don't want to give to much of the story away because I think you should go into this book blind like I did,but here's a quick summary. It is told by four different points of view by young teens who all come from royal or powerful f
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Pallavi Sareen
Nov 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Basic thoughts:

This book was my chance to read more of Amy McNulty's books (because I really like the Never Veil series) and I was told that this would be something new and different than her other work. Reading this surprised me (pleasantly) because I really liked it. Even with 4 POV's , it flowed so naturally. I was caught up in the angle of emotions, the premise and the uniqueness of each character.

Characters:

The first chapter is from Rohesia's POV, daughter of the duke and badass females wit
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Sheri
Jul 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Fall Far from the Tree by Amy McNulty

The story of four very different teens living under strict rules in the Duchy and Hanaobi. Rohesia is the daughter of the Duke, (she) is a hunter of "outsiders". Fastello is the son of The King, he steals from the rich and gives to the poor. Cateline is an orphan raised by a convent of Mothers, she lives to serve her religion. And Kojiro is the heir to Hanaobi, he is set on avenging his people.

The four of them unexpectedly meet and together they must work wit
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Abigail
Aug 26, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: nope, read-in-2016
I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

Honestly, this was my bad. I don't enjoy young adult fiction, and despite that, decided to give this a go. I made it a quarter of the way through, and just couldn't get past the trite language and limping story lines. Also, "I reached forward to tap that temptingly plump bulge that was her ass..." I honestly can't believe I managed to keep reading after that line.

Perhaps the world is an interesting one, but not in the way they
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Tiffany  Jones
Apr 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"I VOLUNTARILY REVIEWED A COPY FROM THE "RACHEL E. CARTER YA BOOK CLUB ON GOODREADS."
Rohesia, the daughter of the Duke, spends her days hunting down "outsiders" who have managed to sneak onto her father's island duchy. The fact that she lives when even children who resemble her far more than the people around her do, hardens her heart to the task at hand.
Fastello, son of the "king" of the raiders who steal from the rich and give to the poor. But when aristocrats begin to die during their raid
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Daiz
Feb 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was given the opportunity to read an Advanced Reader Copy of Fall Far from the Tree (F³T²) in exchange for an honest review and this in no way influenced by opinion.
 
Okay so…I don't actually know where to start…LOOK I REALLY LIKED IT! F³T² was just such an entertaining read! It was fast-paced and action-packed and so much fun that I just flew through it! I didn't know how it was going to all end… and I didn't know how I wanted it all to end… but it was intense and brutal and just a whirlwind o
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Josie ~The Bookworm~
I VOLUNTARILY REVIEWED A COPY OF THIS BOOK FROM THE "RACHEL E. CARTER YA BOOK CLUB" ON GOODREADS.

I won't give a star rating as I didn't finish this book. DNF at 48%

I'm not really sure why I couldn't finish the book. It was well written enough, and the characters seemed to have enough depth.

Maybe it was that there were a lot of POV. Maybe it was that the characters seemed predictable and cliche. I know that one character referring to his father as 'dad' really grated on me as this is supposedly w
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Shiina
May 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
I VOLUNTARILY REVIEWED A COPY FROM THE "RACHEL E. CARTER YA BOOK CLUB ON GOODREADS.
I don't have much to say about this story because frankly I don't really remember what happened. I had a really hard time reading this book because it just didn't hold my interest. And before I realized it I had read a majority of it and couldn't remember a single thing. I can say though that the only character I really cared for was Rohesia. I loved her no nonsense attitude. But that's really the only good thing
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Kathleen
Sep 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, ya, ya-fantasy
Fall Far From The Tree is a YA novel based around 4 teenagers living in the Duchy and Hanaobi. Each teenager is related to (or in one case, under the guardianship) of influential people.

Rohesia is the daughter of the Duke, ruler of the Duchy (a European style nation). She is a hunter of 'outsiders' and is mean with a sword.

Fastello is the son of the 'king' of the nomads - those who live outside the duchy walls, who steal from the rich and give to the poor.

Cateline is an orphan raised by a con
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Emily
Oct 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Rohesia is the daughter of the duke and the rightful empress of Hanaobi who has always followed her father’s increasingly evil plans for the extermination of any outsiders found in his duchy. Fastello is the son of the King of the Nomads and one of the exiled wives of the duke who does not agree with his father’s increasingly violent raids on the rich of the duchy. Kojiro is the last prince of Hanaob whose father and older brother were killed trying to enter the duchy to assassinate the Duke. He ...more
H.D. Lynn
Sep 27, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
There are four characters introduced, and at after they all had their chapters, I realized two things: I didn't like any of the characters and had no idea what the plot of this story was. There was no sign of how these characters could team up later. I couldn't tell how they were related to each other in the context of their world, and none of them were interesting enough to save this story for me.
Annelise Lestrange
Nov 27, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: ebook-collection
Review coming soon!
Tamara
*I received a copy of this ebook through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*

Fall Far from the Tree sounded interesting, but failed to capture my attention. I never found myself caring about any of the characters, which is saying something since there are four: Fastello (16), Cateline (16), Rohesia (17), and Kojiro (17). The two characters who prompted the most emotional responses in me were Fastello's father (Davazanto?) and Rohesia's guardian (Sherrod). The first inspired hatred and di
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Stephanie Chu
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"I VOLUNTARILY REVIEWED A COPY FROM RACHEL E. CARTER YA BOOK CLUB ON GOODREADS"

Amy McNulty is one talented author that shouldn't be ignored! Here portrayal of each character was interesting and unique! I have read many YA fantasy books but this has been one of the darker ones but the dark storyline made it all the better. One of the best moments was when all of the main characters met each other and it was perfect the way they were linked.

This book of betrayal, action, adventure and suspense hoo
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Ashley
May 15, 2017 rated it liked it
I VOLUNTARILY REVIEWED A COPY FROM THE "RACHEL E. CARTER YA BOOK CLUB ON GOODREADS.

I loved the synopsis of the book and was super excited to read it. However I got extremely confused. Very very confused. The book just somehow lost my interested about halfway and I am not sure how but details about the book just kept slipping my mind. I guess I would say while the premise is interesting, the story itself could use a little more jolt. Overall I did enjoy the characters, just needed some more spice
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Cristal
May 06, 2017 rated it it was ok
"I VOLUNTARILY REVIEWED A COPY OF THIS BOOK FROM THE RACHAEL E. CARTER YA BOOK CLUB ON GOODREADS"
Let me just start off and say this book was very well written. It fallows 4 teen POVs. I just couldn't get into it and even forced myself not to dnf. Even though I finished I really dont recall every thing that happened I was easily distracted. Not for me.
Kari Rhiannon (Moon Magister Reviews)
2.75/5 stars

I'm quite fond of a good dose of 'grimdark' fantasy so I was really interested to read what seemed to be a young adult version of my favourite adult fantasy trope. 'Fell Far from the Tree' is written from the POVs of four teenage characters struggling to follow in the footsteps of their parents. Rohesia is the daughter of a brutal duke who has been raised to hate and destroy her own people. Fastello is a nomad prince, raised to steal from the rich to feed the poor, but increasingly a
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Ashleigh
Oct 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I am so glad I requested this book! The synopsis sounded interesting enough, but lately books that I read have not been living up to their potential.

This book was an unexpected treasure.

Full review to come later.
Abagail
Sep 01, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya-ish, fantasy, netgalley
I'm torn about this book, because I think it was a pretty decent effort with complex world building and thought provoking themes. The problem is: it's short. And because it's short, it's pretty heavy handed and lacks the nuance that gives readers the time to think. It's also a little hard to follow because there's a rush to get all the exposition out before the story could get started. Even a third into the book, I still wasn't quite sure how the political system worked, even though there was a ...more
Jess Crafts
Sep 22, 2016 rated it liked it
I wanted to give this book a higher rating. The characters and the world drew me in. But we just aren't given enough of any of it. This book is short. It'd be short for any story but to try to tell four different characters POVs in a pretty in-depth world with different cultures and religions.... It was just too short. I wish there had been more if it, as it is, I was in the middle of the climax before I'd even gotten settled down. The characters are beautifully imagined and each had a very dist ...more
Stormi (Bewitched Reader)
I received an ARC of Fall Far From the Tree by Amy McNulty in exchange for an honest review.

Have you ever read a book that you really want to like, but just can't get into for some reason? Well, that's how I felt about Fall Far From the Tree. The story is unique and each chapter rotates betweeen the point of view of the 4 main characters. However, the characters and the story didn't draw me in. I debated on trying to finish this book in the hopes that at some point it would draw me in, but about
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Andy
rated it really liked it
Aug 01, 2017
Lene
Apr 14, 2017 rated it liked it
Dark fantastic tale, raw and brutal in its detailed honesty, with original elements I very appreciated.
Four young protagonists, our storytellers - Rohesia, Fastello, Cateline and Kojiro - are living and surviving in a world tainted by the sins of their parents. Rohesia is the dukes daughter, born to Hanaobian mother she barely remembers, and whimsical, in some ways despotic father killing other people with Hanaobian blood setting their foot in his country. Called a hypocrite, the duke has his o
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Waglio
rated it it was amazing
May 21, 2017
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Amy McNulty is a freelance writer and editor with an honors degree in English. She was first published in a national scholarly journal (The Concord Review) while in high school and currently writes professionally about everything from business marketing to anime. In her down time, you can find her crafting stories with dastardly villains and antiheroes set in fantastical medieval settings.
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