Maybe I'll write a proper review later, if I can form coherent sentences (so maybe never... who knows??)
Review to come
This is a story as vast as the sea,I am a weeping mess.
But on its waters, you’ll never be free.
No matter your course, your future is set,
and destiny laughs as she tightens the net.
This book broke and healed my heart at the same time; this book was so innocent and yet so cruel, so fullfuling and yet so shattering; this book was so unique! This book this book this book...
“It’s the same with stories as it is with people: t...more
If you enjoyed THE READER and THE SPEAKER, you're definitely ready to dive into the epic conclusion of this trilogy. The hidden messages and fun interior design aside, the writing is gorgeous and the story sprawling, and honestly I'm mad there isn't more. THE STORYTELLER is a satisfying, heartbreaking, and poetic finale to Sefia and Archer's story.
And that's just tragic. I loved The Reader and The Speaker so much, I was very impatient until this third book would finally be published.
I was expecting to get sucked right into the world of Kelanna, to just dive through this book with hunger and then be devastated when it has ended.
Well, it wasn't a dive. And yes, it ended.
From here on will be a hell load of spoilers, so
DO NOT READ ON if you want to read it yourself.
Reason's why this book was disappointing ...more
"Look towards the horizon, that's where the adventures are."
The story of Sefia and Archer and Captain Reed and all others gathered has come to an end. It was all written, and what was written has come to pass. In the beginning, Sefia lost her parents, soon enough another loved one, she had been nothing but on the run. Then the Book comes into her life. She reads the Book, the Book gave her many things to how she can embrace the future even with the boy she loves so much. But the Book had its flaws too. And as the Red War occurred, the story of t ...more
Some books feel like a blanket, they warm you up so much you feel safe in them.
Some books punch you you in the gut until you cry from pain.
This book did all those things.
I would definitely recommend this book for fantasy readers. This trilogy has become one of my favourites, and Traci Chee has been added to my list of favourite authors.
Once there was, but it would not always be. This is the ending of ever story.
The final book in The Reader-trilogy (previously named The Sea of Ink and Gold-trilogy) has officially confirmed it as one of the most underrated and diverse YA fantasy series I have ever read.
For the last time, we are transported to the land of Kelanna – where books, writing and reading are non-existent (aka. every booklover’s worst nightmare)
We are immediately reunited with our main protagoni
The Sea of Ink and Gold series is unlike any series I've read before. I never gave enough credit to Chee beforehand but, I think what she’s doing with her stories is rare. She’s filled it with so many easter eggs and little clues, hints, riddles, that it’s changed a passive activity into an interactive one.
I also forgot how meta this book is. There’s this one bit where Sefia asks when will this end? And the answer is “It’s happening soon I told her. In ninety pages.” It was dur ...more
Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars.
This is the final book in the trilogy and while the series has been an okay read, I have had some real issues with the execution of it which means I probably won't ever revisit this world.
It took me ages to read the first 300 pages of this book as it just kept going around in circles with Sefia and Archer lamenting what is to come and nothing really happening. I have found the world build ...more
As expected, this book is a ride, pretty much from beginning to end. If the reader is not following Sefia as she teleports from land to sea, fighting off the Guard while also protecting Archer, then there is Captain Reed and his crew to keep up with, or Ed and his misadventures with his new ragtag group of friends. Despite everything going on, the book is very clearly leading to an epic conclusion involving a war. It is a conclusion that has been written, that no ...more
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The captain poured himself a finger of liquor and clinked their glasses. “Because survivors get to decide who the heroes are. And the villains.”