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Archive [Retired Buddy Reads] > An Ember in the Ashes [September 23, 2019]

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message 1: by Margret, Caladan Brood Face (new) - rated it 5 stars

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Gaea | 90 comments Finished with Chapter 3~

I have mixed feelings so far. I'm not used to 1st person POV so I struggled a little with it; they tend to be a hit or miss with me, but this one seems alright. The pacing is fast already, was all but dropped into the action. Which is great, I guess, but I think it may have been a bit too fast.

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Katie Koloske | 1822 comments I was just gonna check in and see if anyone had started yet XD I'm gonna try and start today Gaea, then I wanna see what spoilers you have written XD


message 4: by Katie (last edited Sep 25, 2019 11:09AM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Katie Koloske | 1822 comments Finished Chapter 3 ~
I kinda haveta agree with you Gaea, (view spoiler)


Katie Koloske | 1822 comments Finished Part 1 ~ The Raid
Okay okay, so now things are heating up. mhm mhm. I still favor Elias over Laia so far. The girl is a bit too mousey and whiney for me ^^;

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Gaea | 90 comments Finished with Part 1~!

Story is moving at a good pace. I can't decide if I prefer Elias or Laia more... Elias isn't so "useless", so to speak, but that same could possibly mean Laia having a great character arc so I'm a bit hyped on that potential...! (Yeah, this will probably come back to haunt me later...)

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Katie Koloske | 1822 comments Love your thoughts for part one Gaea! So much to discuss so far :D
You're probably right in that they are working for Laia to have some big character arc, we shall see ^^

Commandant ~ (view spoiler)

Magic ~ (view spoiler)

Helene ~ (view spoiler)

Setting ~ (view spoiler)

Keenan ~ (view spoiler)


message 8: by Katie (last edited Oct 04, 2019 12:49PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Katie Koloske | 1822 comments So so many love triangles in this book. Well, maybe not triangles. But lots of emotions from these young folks. Anyways, here are some thoughts through Chapter 36
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Katie Koloske | 1822 comments Just finished Part II: The Trials
So so many emotions... (view spoiler)


Katie Koloske | 1822 comments Hiya! Just finished this one. Okay, gotta say, things started kinda slow with this book, right? It was kinda a 2.5 star for me. But with that ending, I'm gonna bump it up to 3 stars. Because while the world building never fully happened to the extent I wished I did get really attached to the main characters in this series. And with all that happened at the end there.... well yeah XD

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Can't wait to see your thoughts @ Gaea :D


Siobhan (poi5ongirl) | 7567 comments Only 3 stars? Sorry you didn't love this one so much! I read this a while ago and my memory is dreadful, so reading your spoilers has helped! I really loved this, it blew me away somehow! I wasn't as fond of book 2, but I definitely want to continue with book 3 soon.


Katie Koloske | 1822 comments I know I know, I had really high hopes too for this one ^^; I've heard so many good things about the series. I think the YA main characters bugged me in some points of the story, lol. You gotta love at least some of the characters in a series, no? I'm not too sure, but I still wanna continue on with it ^~^ Oh no! You didn't care for book 2?


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