Wicked As You Wish
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…moreEep. I actually didn't know that this planned book had already found its way to Goodreads until you asked this question! As of today (10/13/2014) -
1.) no publisher has seen this manuscript;
2.) not even my agent has read this;
3.) because I am working on revisions, there is no final version
I am very grateful that people seem to like this book, and are adding it to their to-read pile, and I thank whoever it was that added it to GR. But there are no plans for this book just yet, given the points mentioned above!
I'll be announcing any new updates on my blog or on my Twitter account. It's an odd, whimsical manuscript that needs a lot of mind wrestling to get right (hence the constant revisions), and very different from my horror books. It's one I am hoping to share with you guys soon!(less)
The world building is so confusing. I can keep on reading and reading but I don’t understand more. Actually, I understand less. Because if from the beginning you’re not eased into the magic system and the different aspects that constitute the fantasy world, chances are you’re going to be so confused that you’re going to compensate by focusing on the characters more than the world around them.
But if, as is the case here, the characters—main and secondary—are ...more
I gave up. I’m at page 125 and I listen my inner voice kept screaming me; “Put the book down! Nice and slowly!” So I did as I’m told! I raised my hands to the air and surrendered!
I did my best to be patient! I uncounted sheep and drank triple shot espressos at the night time to focus on the story. (I sacrificed a great bottle of wine during my read which gives me more inner ...more
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This was the first book I'd ever written, shelved way back in 2010 because it wasn't "marketable", according to the feedback that I'd believed then.
Except every book I'd published since wasn't really marketable either. THE GIRL FROM THE WELL wasn't marketable because "horror didn't sell". THE BONE WITCH ...more
4.5 Stars. Wicked as You Wish is an entirely different beast than Rin Chupeco’s previous work, but still contains the ...more
For the time being, all I have to say is: With its beautiful cast of courageous (and occasionally whimsical) Filipino characters and clever fairytale references, Wicked As You Wish is a precious book that means so, so much to me. Please, please pick this one up!
HONORED TO BE PART OF THE PH CHAPTER OF THE ORDER OF THE BANDERSNATCH TOO. (pre-order this book!!!)
i just didn't give this book five stars because i think there were a lot of confusing parts in the story. there were just too many things to grasp like the modern fantasy world, the politics and the ...more
What made this book so incredibly interesting and brilliant is the mix of this being a high fantasy (with fantasy ...more
I kept reading because I wanted to know how it ended
This was a unique fantasy/magical realism/re-telling/contemporary (ah so many slashes). My favourite aspect being in brings in some many different fairytales/fables and Run Chupeco makes it her own - the main ones being Alice in Wonderland and the Snow Queen but there are countless others.
I really liked the the group of friends (well sort of) sent off on this adventure, all with great personalities - especially Tala and Alex's friendship which really progresses in ...more
I borrowed this from my school's librarian (who got it from a FairyLoot box)
The book starts pretty slow, but after the first 40 ish pages, it starts to pick up. Overall, though, this book was okay, but there were two issues that made the book a little hard to get into.
1. The world building
One of the more difficult parts about writing and reading fantasy is understanding whichever world your plunged into. Getting a handle of the geography, customs, etc. My ...more
I was so excited for this book, this is the first Rin Chupeco book I have read but I have heard so many good things about her.
Let's start with what I did enjoy, I enjoyed the writing in this book, I also enjoyed the chapter headers. I feel like they were very unique and really added to my enjoyment of the book. I liked her writing style, I found that despite my feelings the book was ...more
DNF at 80 pages. I’m not sure whether it was just me, or whether this book really was as much of a mess as I felt.
The premise and ideas behind this book are amazing. A mixture of so many beloved fairytales coming together for a wild ride; so much diversity and interesting characters.
But I think perhaps this is where it went wrong. There was just TOO much going on, too many fairytales mixed in. I could hardly keep up, and I generally like to think that I am capable of ...more
But then it fell completely flat and I actually gave up halfway through. I'd like to say something good but unfortunately, this didn't work for me at all.
The wordbuilding was confusing at times (and I didn't enjoy the setting of the story at all). There nothing noteworthy about the characters and while I love YA fantasy this was a bit too juvenile for my taste.
Despite an unsettling resemblance to Japanese revenants, Rin always maintains her sense of hummus. ...more