Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more’s review of The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1) > Likes and Comments

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message 1: by Steven (new)

Steven Gosh, every time I get close to getting ahead of you or catching up, you zoom forward!!!


Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more I was incredibly focused yesterday. PLUS I'm starting FOOL MOON on Monday, so my goal is to finish this before then ;)


message 3: by Steven (new)

Steven YESSSSSSS DRESDEN!


message 4: by Steven (new)

Steven Gosh, I need my Lobster to hurry and get back to reading these. He stopped on book three because work AND school got to be too much. I was rereading them with him!

and I'm definitely ready for a re-read!!!


Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more Are you in our group? Buddies Books and Baubles? If not, lemme know, and I'll send you invite. You can reread them vicariously through us ;)


message 6: by Steven (new)

Steven I might be, I'll go check.

Do you know when you'll start book 3? Maybe I can convince him to start it again soon? He has about 3 weeks left of classes for this semester, then one summer class over June/July... so I'm hoping with this semester done, he'll be able to get back to it, as right now he's taking 3 classes AND working full time (class until at least 8 four nights a week! ick!) and doesn't have the time or energy for the book... but a lighter load (and May off completely) might coax him back into it..........


Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more Books 1-5 on weekly intervals, so:

3: 4/20
4: 4/27
5: 5/04

We haven't come up with a plan after that. We're going to knock these out, then see if people want to continue the one per week schedule or reevaluate.


message 8: by Steven (new)

Steven Well, he definitely won't be to book three this month, and I promised I'd read them with him.

But you're going to love them!!!


message 9: by Mike (new)

Mike This is a fantastic book along with its sequel Words of Radiance. It's always cool to randomly encounter other Tennesseeans on here. Rock is one of my favorite characters btw.


Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more I believe you about WoR and agree on both other counts ;)


message 11: by Tèo (new)

Tèo Sip WoR focuses less on world-building (but there are still a lot of it) and more on actions. It gives us answers but also many more questions :3


Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more I'm going to die before May when the BR for WoR begins. I can feel it.


Rachel Reads Ravenously Great pre-review Jessica!


message 14: by TS (new)

TS Chan Looking forward to your full review.

I had the same problem.


David - proud Gleeman in Branwen's adventuring party Looking forward to your full review! :D


message 16: by TS (new)

TS Chan Jessica (Rabid Reads) wrote: "I'm going to die before May when the BR for WoR begins. I can feel it."

I feel you Jessica!! I finished this 3 mths before the release of WoR and it was PAINFUL.


Athena Shardbearer YAAAASSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!


message 18: by Robin (new)

Robin (Bridge Four) “Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!”

Haha....Wit would be proud.


message 19: by Tèo (last edited Apr 15, 2015 05:19AM) (new)

Tèo Sip I first had the audiobook ver and then also bought the hardcovers ^^ The artworks are beautiful *♡*


message 20: by Robin (new)

Robin (Bridge Four) The last 10%:

Sanderson followed a strict formula for the last 10% of his book. It goes like this:

1. What's the worst thing that can happen? Let's do that.
2. How can we make it even worse? Let's do that too.
3. Now let's make it look like---despite overwhelming odds---everything will work out fine.
4. Now let's crush that hope.

Rinse, wash, REPEAT.


TOTALLY THIS!!!


message 21: by [deleted user] (new)

this review is amazeballs. though you should know. and he is slow becoming one of my favorite authors as well


message 22: by Mr. Matt (new)

Mr. Matt Great review. I need to read this book. I love stories with moral ambiguity.


message 23: by Tom (new)

Tom Haha, good review, and an echo of my feelings on the book. Brandon is definitely a Master, and the Stormlight Archives appear to possibly be his magnum opus.


Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more David "proud member of Branwen's adventuring party" wrote: "Looking forward to your full review! :D"

TS wrote: "Looking forward to your full review.

I had the same problem."


Rachel ♥Reads Ravenously♥ wrote: "Great pre-review Jessica!"

Thanks, guys!


Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more Tèo wrote: "I first had the audiobook ver and then also bought the hardcovers ^^ The artworks are beautiful *♡*"

Yeah, also said the artwork was beautiful. Should get here today. AM EXCITED.


Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more Robin wrote: "The last 10%:

Sanderson followed a strict formula for the last 10% of his book. It goes like this:

1. What's the worst thing that can happen? Let's do that.
2. How can we make it even worse? Let'..."


GAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH. I honestly can't remember the last time a book messed with me this much. I mean, I shrieked and threw things at the end of Golden Son, but this was a completely different level of involvement. I'm kind of scared of WoR. *whispers* "kind of" is a euphemism for OHMAGAWD-panic. Fyi.


Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more Kat Stark wrote: "this review is amazeballs. though you should know. and he is slow becoming one of my favorite authors as well"

Thanks, Kat! Ordinarily I'd be hesitant to name an author a favorite after a single book, BUT . . . this book had 1000 pages, and should count as more than one (IM humble O), and also . . . just holy fraking crap, man. It was INTENSE.


Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more Mr. Matt wrote: "Great review. I need to read this book. I love stories with moral ambiguity."

Then you will love this one. From the opening scene onward . . . it's constant ;) And thanks!


Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more Tomas wrote: "Haha, good review, and an echo of my feelings on the book. Brandon is definitely a Master, and the Stormlight Archives appear to possibly be his magnum opus."

That's what I'm hearing. I'm both scared of the next book, and resentful that there's only one ;)


message 30: by TS (new)

TS Chan I wept b/c my heart could not contain my awe and gratitude and respect for these men, these dregs of society, who one man and one spren had bound together into something so valiant, so courageous, so honorable . .

You completely nailed it! Seriously these are the chapters I can read again and again. Yes they may tend to drag a bit and it may seem like nothing happening but THIS journey was the best of the book for me.


Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more GAHHHHHH. B/c they could've . . . but they didn't . . . they did The Thing instead . . . and AWESOME . . . *head explodes*

I hope you're happy. ;)


message 32: by Robin (new)

Robin (Bridge Four) Jessica (Rabid Reads) wrote: "GAHHHHHH. B/c they could've . . . but they didn't . . . they did The Thing instead . . . and AWESOME . . . *head explodes*

I hope you're happy. ;)"


That was a very well thought out and coherent statement. Way to use your words Jessica.

Haha...but if you've read it...it makes perfect sense and gah all the feels associated with it.


message 33: by Mike (new)

Mike Jessica (Rabid Reads) wrote: "GAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH. I honestly can't remember the last time a book messed with me this much. I mean, I shrieked and threw things at the end of Golden Son, but this was a completely different level of involvement. I'm kind of scared of WoR. *whispers* "

Oh man, your updates for WoR are going to be sooooooooooo delicious to read :-D

If anything, I thought WoR was actually better (somehow) than WoK, you are in store for an awesome ride!


message 34: by destini mia (new)

destini mia I really have to read this book already! I've heard so many amazing this about it :D wonderful review, Jessica!!


Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more Mike wrote: "Jessica (Rabid Reads) wrote: "GAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH. I honestly can't remember the last time a book messed with me this much. I mean, I shrieked and threw things at the end of Golden Son, but this was ..."

You guys just don't even realize how difficult you're making it for me to not immediately stop everything and read WoR right-bloody-now. I could do it, you know. I'm rebellious like that. *scoffs at and mocks so-called reading schedule* *but only when Robin isn't looking*


Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more Destini Mia~ ♕ Sassy Lassie wrote: "I really have to read this book already! I've heard so many amazing this about it :D wonderful review, Jessica!!"

Thanks, Dollface! It truly is fantastic.


Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more Robin wrote: "Jessica (Rabid Reads) wrote: "GAHHHHHH. B/c they could've . . . but they didn't . . . they did The Thing instead . . . and AWESOME . . . *head explodes*

I hope you're happy. ;)"

That was a very w..."


You get me ;)


message 38: by Maxine (new)

Maxine Robinson Love this book and love your review


message 40: by Robin (new)

Robin (Bridge Four) Jessica (Rabid Reads) wrote: "Mike wrote: "Jessica (Rabid Reads) wrote: "GAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH. I honestly can't remember the last time a book messed with me this much. I mean, I shrieked and threw things at the end of Golden Son, ..."

but...but...we are text buddies during the buddy read....if you start now I won't remember as well when you text me stuff that is happening in the book :(

everyone STOP tell Jessica how great the next book is....I need her in May and I'm trying really hard to distract her with Dresden and Warbreaker and Kristen Alley at the moment.


message 41: by TS (new)

TS Chan Jessica (Rabid Reads) wrote: "GAHHHHHH. B/c they could've . . . but they didn't . . . they did The Thing instead . . . and AWESOME . . . *head explodes*

I hope you're happy. ;)"


Ok I am trying to figure this out. Is this in reference to Chapter 67? You know..."The Words"


message 42: by Steven (new)

Steven Awww, Robin, a friend of mine and I do that while we watch our shows every week. How fun to have someone to do that with over a book!


Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more Robin wrote: "Jessica (Rabid Reads) wrote: "Mike wrote: "Jessica (Rabid Reads) wrote: "GAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH. I honestly can't remember the last time a book messed with me this much. I mean, I shrieked and threw thi..."

I wouldn't really do it. I really want to do it, but the bonds of our book buddy-ness are stronger than that. *sighs forlornly*


Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more TS wrote: "Jessica (Rabid Reads) wrote: "GAHHHHHH. B/c they could've . . . but they didn't . . . they did The Thing instead . . . and AWESOME . . . *head explodes*

I hope you're happy. ;)"

Ok I am trying to..."


I don't know the chapters. It's when (view spoiler)


message 45: by TS (new)

TS Chan Jessica (Rabid Reads) wrote: "TS wrote: "Jessica (Rabid Reads) wrote: "GAHHHHHH. B/c they could've . . . but they didn't . . . they did The Thing instead . . . and AWESOME . . . *head explodes*"

Yes that is the one! (view spoiler)


message 46: by Robin (new)

Robin (Bridge Four) @Jessica - Those are some strong bonds then....

@ TS - Arggg heart and head hurt after that so filled with EVERYTHING!!!


Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more Steven wrote: "Awww, Robin, a friend of mine and I do that while we watch our shows every week. How fun to have someone to do that with over a book!"

HANGOUTS, my friend. We're halfway there ;)


Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more Robin wrote: "@Jessica - Those are some strong bonds then....

@ TS - Arggg heart and head hurt after that so filled with EVERYTHING!!!"


YOU KNOW IT ;)


message 49: by Matt (new)

Matt Robinson Though a stranger, you have persuaded me to read this book. Well ... also this heavy tome is a affordable $9 projectile I can launch at any home intruder. And after it hits the person in the head and knocks them out, I'm going to yell, "Reading is the key to knowledge AND self-defense, bitch!!!" Happy reading.


Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more Matt wrote: "Though a stranger, you have persuaded me to read this book. Well ... also this heavy tome is a affordable $9 projectile I can launch at any home intruder. And after it hits the person in the head a..."

LOL. Hilarity aside, even though I've never used my copy as a projectile, I can attest to its heft. Home invaders everywhere . . . BEWARE ;)


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