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message 1: by Simona (new)

Simona Bartolotta This is the book of the moment and I'm not reading it. I feel so awkward when that happens XD But I've heard it's not that great... seeing that anyway I'm late now, I'm in your hands, Nastya :) Waiting for the review!


message 2: by Nastassja (new)

Nastassja Simona wrote: "This is the book of the moment and I'm not reading it. I feel so awkward when that happens XD But I've heard it's not that great... seeing that anyway I'm late now, I'm in your hands, Nastya :) Wai..."

I was suppose to read it with Katerina and Vira, but I was busy and missed our buddy-read. But I know of some things they discussed about the book and it's a disaster, especially the Russian part. But as a curious cat I am still started the book; let's hope this thing that happens to curious cats won't happen to me :D


message 3: by Chantal (new)

Chantal  (Every Word A Doorway) I'm almost done and I don't like it at all tbh. I'm still looking for redeeming qualities but can't find any. Very disappointing.


message 4: by Nastassja (new)

Nastassja Yes, this book feels very generic, I am only 20% in but still there's no spark between me and the book :|


message 5: by [deleted user] (new)

Love square? Oh no!
Hope it gets better...
Can't wait to see your review!


message 6: by Nastassja (new)

Nastassja Christine wrote: "Love square? Oh no!
Hope it gets better...
Can't wait to see your review!"


Yep, love square and illogical magic system... and it doesn't get better :/


message 7: by Nastassja (new)

Nastassja Em ◆ Death Incarnate's ◆ wrote: "Let me guess? He's so HAWT? *eye roll*"

They all are hot and want to kiss each other form the first sight :/


message 8: by Nastassja (new)

Nastassja Em ◆ Death Incarnate's ◆ wrote: "*bursts out laughing* Poor beings, they're probably on some kind of fictional Viagra xD"

Poor us, for we have to read through this viagra induced state of theirs >_<


message 9: by Mimi (new)

Mimi Hope you feel better soon, Nastassja!!


message 10: by Simona (new)

Simona Bartolotta Nastya, get better soon! It seems these days have been deleterious (and marked by bad books) for both of us >.<


message 11: by Azka (new)

Azka Get better soon!


message 12: by Evgenia (new)

Evgenia Netrebkova From just reading Chapter 1, I got a strong feeling this book is gonna butcher all the Russian words. :/ who knows.


message 13: by Evgenia (new)

Evgenia Netrebkova And get better soon!


message 14: by Glory (new)

Glory Бедный((
Выздоравливай!
И попробуй The Midnight Sea - мне прям зашло и вернуло веру в YA-фэнтези, почти убитую после вот этой гадости, никакущего Heir to the Sky и гигантского слива Янси))))


message 15: by Laura (new)

Laura P. Thanks for the review and fair warning about the book :D


message 16: by Svetlana (new)

Svetlana Dyachenko Ох, поправляйся! Что это ты летом надумала болеть...)) Жду ревьюшку)


message 17: by Nastassja (new)

Nastassja Simona wrote: "Nastya, get better soon! It seems these days have been deleterious (and marked by bad books) for both of us >.<"

Oh my, yes, it seems so, I haven't read a really good book in a while now... we need very soon something really good to return to our former reading glory))


message 18: by Nastassja (new)

Nastassja Evgenia wrote: "From just reading Chapter 1, I got a strong feeling this book is gonna butcher all the Russian words. :/ who knows."

Dobre dehn, bolshoie spasiba, Bolshebnoie duplo... there were other words I can't remember but it wasn't even what really bothered me, but the fact that tsarevitch didn't know Russian language well and used French instead more often, or that the plot of this book is about insta love and nothing else really :/


message 19: by Nastassja (new)

Nastassja Glory wrote: "Бедный((
Выздоравливай!
И попробуй The Midnight Sea - мне прям зашло и вернуло веру в YA-фэнтези, почти убитую после вот этой гадости, никакущего Heir to the Sky и гигантского слива..."


Да-да, читала ревью твое на эту книжечку, звучит заманчиво, добавлю на полку))


message 20: by Nastassja (new)

Nastassja Laura wrote: "Thanks for the review and fair warning about the book :D"

You are welcome :)


message 21: by Nastassja (new)

Nastassja Thank you, guys, for your nice words, I am already feeling better <333


message 22: by Nastassja (new)

Nastassja Svetlana wrote: "Ох, поправляйся! Что это ты летом надумала болеть...)) Жду ревьюшку)"

Спасибо) Я то не надумала, брат мой надумал а потом всех вокруг стал заражать. А летом, да, болеть ужасно.

Ревьюшку полноценную может не напишу... не знаю как пойдет, но я попытаюсь)


message 23: by Svetlana (new)

Svetlana Dyachenko Nastassja wrote: "Svetlana wrote: "Ох, поправляйся! Что это ты летом надумала болеть...)) Жду ревьюшку)"

Спасибо) Я то не надумала, брат мой надумал а потом всех вокруг стал заражать. А летом, да, болеть ужасно.

Р..."


Ай-яй-яй, ну брат у тебя дает.

Будем ждать, твои ревьюшки читаю с удовольствием, полноценные они или краткие))


message 24: by Nastassja (new)

Nastassja Svetlana wrote: "Nastassja wrote: "Svetlana wrote: "Ох, поправляйся! Что это ты летом надумала болеть...)) Жду ревьюшку)"

Спасибо) Я то не надумала, брат мой надумал а потом всех вокруг стал заражать. А летом, да,..."


Спасибо, дорогая, ради таких друзей хочется стараться писать лучше *обнимашки*


message 25: by Svetlana (new)

Svetlana Dyachenko Nastassja wrote: "Svetlana wrote: "Nastassja wrote: "Svetlana wrote: "Ох, поправляйся! Что это ты летом надумала болеть...)) Жду ревьюшку)"

Спасибо) Я то не надумала, брат мой надумал а потом всех вокруг стал зараж..."


И я тебя обнимаю ^_________^


Lyd's Archive (7/'15 to 6/'18) I kinda sort of liked the feel, but I was equally repelled by it, so 2.25 stars from me


message 27: by [deleted user] (new)

"But he wanted his daughter to grow up truly Russian—hiking through birch forests, playing the balalaika, and having an almost religious zeal for buckwheat kasha with mushrooms and fresh butter."
First line already filled with misconceptions... gosh, do people even check their facts?

Ugh, another odd love triangle, huh? I'm so tired of them, especially when instalove is thrown on.

Laughing at the "you're perfect... for the circus"

Amazing and perfect review Nastassja!


message 28: by Minni Mouse (new)

Minni Mouse Ahahahaha!!! That unicorn...that wild, beautiful, unicorn. And yikes, that's too bad about getting the culture completely wrong.


message 29: by Nastassja (new)

Nastassja Sonya ❤ Sᴄʜᴜʏʟᴇʀ, formerly Nᴀᴛᴀʟʏᴀ wrote: "I kinda sort of liked the feel, but I was equally repelled by it, so 2.25 stars from me"

I think for me the romance and the lack of real plot were the most repelling things in the book. The rest was okay.


message 30: by Svetlana (new)

Svetlana Dyachenko OMG! Your gifs just made my day or night (1:00 am in Ukraine) I'm crying because of my laugh xDD
Thank you Nastya)

Great review! I won't read this one. NEVER!!!


message 31: by Nastassja (last edited Jun 13, 2016 03:05PM) (new)

Nastassja Christine wrote: ""But he wanted his daughter to grow up truly Russian—hiking through birch forests, playing the balalaika, and having an almost religious zeal for buckwheat kasha with mushrooms and fresh butter."
F..."


Thank you, Christine)) It is noticeable that the author studied Russian culture better than some authors did, but her research wasn't complete and I am not even talking about complex things but the simple ones every novice could've done correctly and Evelyn failed, and she studied Russian culture at Stanford for 4 years. It's unforgivable what she did in the story.

Also, love square (not a love triangle!) was a bigger problem for me than Russian culture, because, yeah, perfect people and perfect insta love are so boring :/

Ahaha, circus is the only place these characters would be considered reasonable.


message 32: by Nastassja (new)

Nastassja Minni Mouse wrote: "Ahahahaha!!! That unicorn...that wild, beautiful, unicorn. And yikes, that's too bad about getting the culture completely wrong."

Unicorns are everywhere :P

Evelyn didn't get the culture all wrong, she made serious mistakes that are not permitted when you studied Russian culture at Stanford for four years. Lame :/


message 33: by Nastassja (new)

Nastassja Svetlana wrote: "OMG! Your gifs just made my day or night (1:00 am in Ukraine) I'm crying because of my laugh xDD
Thank you Nastya)

Great review! I won't read this one. NEVER!!!"


I am glad I was able to make you laugh (hopefully your neighbors will appreciate the gesture :D).

Never ever read this book and you'll save some of your nerves ;)

Thank you, Sveta))


message 34: by Svetlana (new)

Svetlana Dyachenko Nastassja wrote: "Svetlana wrote: "OMG! Your gifs just made my day or night (1:00 am in Ukraine) I'm crying because of my laugh xDD
Thank you Nastya)

Great review! I won't read this one. NEVER!!!"

I am glad I was..."


I laugh, but not out loud due to my neighbors :P

Your advice is duly noted))


message 35: by Ayesha (new)

Ayesha Another hype and good publicity letdown! Pfft....
Thanks for the warning. ^^
Excellent review, Nastya! :)


message 36: by Katerina (new)

Katerina Kondrenko But Ebelyn loves Bolshebnoe Duplo)

Gif with Deadpool is LOOOL xDDD


message 37: by Nastassja (new)

Nastassja Ayesha wrote: "Another hype and good publicity letdown! Pfft....
Thanks for the warning. ^^
Excellent review, Nastya! :)"


Thank you :) Yep, the book was overhyped and turned out nothing remotely special.


message 38: by Nastassja (last edited Jun 14, 2016 03:39AM) (new)

Nastassja Katerina wrote: "But Ebelyn loves Bolshebnoe Duplo)

Gif with Deadpool is LOOOL xDDD"


Ebelyn xDDDDD just give me a minute or two to stop laughing. OMG! I think I am going to call her like that from now one, maybe it's a bitch move but Bolshebnoe Duplo has no mercy for those who wronged it.


message 39: by Katerina (new)

Katerina Kondrenko Nastassja wrote: "Katerina wrote: "But Ebelyn loves Bolshebnoe Duplo)

Gif with Deadpool is LOOOL xDDD"

Ebelyn xDDDDD just give me a minute or two to stop laughing. OMG! I think I am going to call her like that fro..."


Haven't seen your comment before Oo Haha, Ebelyn is canon from now on. She brings it on herself with her own hands!


message 40: by Nastassja (new)

Nastassja Katerina wrote: "Nastassja wrote: "Katerina wrote: "But Ebelyn loves Bolshebnoe Duplo)

Gif with Deadpool is LOOOL xDDD"

Ebelyn xDDDDD just give me a minute or two to stop laughing. OMG! I think I am going to call..."


It's probably GR work, I sometimes miss comments from people, because GR did not notified me of them >:/


message 41: by Katerina (new)

Katerina Kondrenko Nastassja wrote: "Katerina wrote: "Nastassja wrote: "Katerina wrote: "But Ebelyn loves Bolshebnoe Duplo)

Gif with Deadpool is LOOOL xDDD"

Ebelyn xDDDDD just give me a minute or two to stop laughing. OMG! I think I..."


Oh my go, now it happened to me. I thought I received all the notifications Oo Maybe I missed it myself... it better be that way or GR would have to deal with my ANGER


message 42: by Alafiya (new)

Alafiya Ugh, what's with books these days? :(( So disappointing that this one is also getting negative ratings and reviews! *throws it outta of her tbr pile*


message 43: by Alafiya (new)

Alafiya Oh, great honest review btw!


Emer (A Little Haze) And yet another negative review for this. It sounds truly uninspired! Sorry it was so disappointing Nastassja but great review!


message 45: by Nastassja (new)

Nastassja Alafiya wrote: "Ugh, what's with books these days? :(( So disappointing that this one is also getting negative ratings and reviews! *throws it outta of her tbr pile*"

I am asking the same question all the time. This year already gave me too many disappointing books to feel alarmed that something isn't right with YA these days... Definitely do not read this one, Alafiya, it will only give you a lot of eye rolls and disappointment :/

Thank you :)


message 46: by Nastassja (new)

Nastassja Emer (ALittleHaze) wrote: "And yet another negative review for this. It sounds truly uninspired! Sorry it was so disappointing Nastassja but great review!"

Thank you, Emer! Yeah, this book was one of the most expected and turned out one of the most disappointing this year :/


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