But when traitors with powerful allies arise from unexpected places, Tarik and S ...more
It's like we tried to follow the momentum of Nemesis's cliffhanger until the 40% mark where everyone in the writer's room decided, "Screw it -- let's finish off the shrooms, then write the rest of the book with our toes." Which leaves us with the first draft fan fiction that is Ally.
WHAT WENT WRONG
(view spoiler)[1) Kidnapping Sepora at the 38% mark. All right, all right, we're getting somewhere with this plot finall ...more
I love the characters, both Tarik and Sepora both have strength and I readily believed in their roles. I loved the story line, the worlds are amazing and the plot ...more
I started this book with being sure I wouldn't like it because I didn't like the first book at all but after 100 pages I had to admit that it wasn't so bad.
Sounds good? Wait.
After another 100 pages I realised it isn't actually good. It was kinda bad because so much things happened and none of them where explained the way they should be. This book should have been way much longer and the relationship between our main characters was also pretty bad and annoying to read. ...more
*Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy
Ally, by author Anna Banks, is the second part of the Nemesis duology. One final time we dive back into the lives of Princess Sepora of Serubel and King Tarik of Theoria. Banks alternatives each chapter between the two characters, which pretty much means they get equal storylines. As the story picks up, Sepora has chosen not to Forge any more spectorium, but there are those who are eager for her to continue. Like her own father. ...more
Even though I extremely love the characters in this duology, I feel like a lot of things within this story-line should've been developed more since there's a lot of awesome elements presents, which isn't being talked about much so that feels kind of superficial?
It felt like a bit too much of everything put within this one final book that might've been better off being written over the expanse of at least two books I think. There's so much more I've wanted to explore; the different ki ...more
Whooo first book I have finished this year! I hit a reading slump and I didn’t even realise that this book had been released, so i was extremely excited to begin the sequel to a book which I didn’t expect to enjoy so much.
We start off the story where nemesis ended. Sepora is now set to marry Tarik -the Falcon King- Queen Hanlyn and King Erin -Seporas parents- are now residing in Theoria, in the Palace. The quiet plague is still causing d ...more
Sepora and Tarik both grow as characters in this book, and we again get the c ...more
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release Date: October 3, 2017
Rating: 5 Stars
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with an advance copy of Ally for an honest review.
Ally is everything I could possibly want in a final book! It has action, magic, snark, and romance. I love all the characters and especially Sethos (can’t wait to get more from him). This book is mostly told from a rotating POV. This is a must read that is such a cool, unique, fun, fantasy book ...more
I LOVED the first book but this definitely topped it!! It was incredible. This book is filled with more politics, more kingdoms and cultures and kickbutt women! It wasn't perfect but I still had so much fun reading it! Go read this duology guys it's so good.
Note to author:CAN THERE PLEASE BE A SPINOFF FOLLOWING OTHER KINGDOMS IN THIS SAME WORLD!!! I would specially like to see the women kingdom with dragons be featured in a spinoff, or following the weather ma ...more
Because for at least half the book I felt like it was going to be absolute shit. It was 150 pages of rehashing the same bland, boring character who distinctly lack personality or anything interesting, melded in with a plot that seemed to be veering off course suddenly while simultaneously going no where at all, all the while the writing was as uninspired, mediocre, and predictable as usual. Oh, Anna Banks, you never fail to remind me what a ...more
While I had a hard time getting into Nemesis, that was not the case for the followup, Ally! Anna Banks starts things off with a bang and there was a nice run of action, tension, and buildup! For me it was a far more engaging read and I couldn’t get enough of it!
Sepora and Tarik are set to get married, but as Tarik was a bit deceptive and his motives not ...more
What happened there!?
This was no comparison to the first book...
Was this really written by the same author!?
Everything was so off! The people behaved weird, some scenes were so freaking weird, the plot was weird, the romance was weird 😒
I‘m so disappointed. I really liked the first book and I think the world is interesting, but geez. I read half the book before I couldn’t stand it any longer and I just skimmed through the rest.
This was just a mess from beginning to end, and this review will be short, because I am too angry about the whole thing to write in detail.
My main problems:
1. All telling, no showing
Every major plot point was covered in a very specific way. One chapter would end with a cliff
hanger, then the resolution would be narrated in the ...more
Grew up in a town called Niceville. No, seriously. And yes, everyone from Niceville is generally nice.
Let's see, things about me....My writer's cat is a mini wiener dog named Puckdoo. I can't walk in high heels, but I'm amazing at standing still in them. I'm the only person in Florida without a tan. I stole a car when I was 12 years o ...more