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The Thorn and the Sinking StoneOmatically enemies of the Watchmen It s through this connection that they become unlikely allies even though their families are feuding This book is fast paced full of action and adventure and romance I really enjoyed it and read it all in one sitting It was funny and light Inside the Hornets Head hearted and the characters were great I would ve liked a better explanation of the world but I think this might be coming in the second novel maybe The novel was easy to read and I enjoyed the style though there were a couple of moments when the thornsinking stone metaphors wereammered in a bit too Imagination According to Humphrey (According to Humphrey hard Thankfully those stopped aboutalf way through Overall I d definitely recommend this book if you re looking for a uick action packed read Science Fantasy Kings Review Your Kings for what s cool in the world of nerds Pirates boatmen Cowboys Samurai s Black roses and a post apocalyptic world with a section of the population slowly becoming mutants What could be better How about a good story When I received this book for review I Sexy Reversed Fairy Tales hadigh Oh. My. Gods. (Oh. My. Gods., hopes Reallyigh Phoebe’s Fair Valentine (Oh. My. Gods., hopes It sounded fantastic but each page I trekked the and I wanted to throw things Because itad potential but the author threw it all away for low The Ground beneath her Feet hanging fruit Perhaps frustrating than the over overarching story was the fact that by thealfway point of the book the differences between the Rain City gangs were pretty much non existent You could Killer Pancake / The Cereal Murders have flipped open this book at any page in the 200 s and thought it was something else completely Theook Cowboys Ninjas and Pirates was completely forgotten about in favor of a love story and a really weak sort of Lord of the Rings Wraith side plot Besides a massive information dump of almost useless proportions nothing you want to know is actually explained or even commented on Why was this Rain City a dystopian wasteland Why Katanas besides the fact that the Roses come from old Asia fans of the SF Kings will find the plot devices in this novel to be uite infuriating and little bit insulting the main character is OP as Lo Que la Reina Quiere (Sexys Cuentos de Hadas Al Revés nº 1) hell wither mutant powers and she can even see a little bit into the future and as stated before nothing is actually explained to the point where I doubt any interesting scientific information could ever be gleaned from this work yep folksit s lowest common denominator science fiction The Big Bang Theory of Sci Fi novels if you will The Rundown Plot 25 If you ve managed to William Gibson hold on this far you re in for some good news At it s core this The Thorn and the Sinking Stoneas some redeeming ualities Particularly in its wanton violence I was uite surprised Nancy Drake how violent this book actually was andow little remorse any of the characters actually Bandbox had It s a stark contrast from the rest of the book Normally I m not a fan of senseless blood but it added an interesting element It was almost Kill Billian As for the actual plot the story isn t Star Wars Episodes 1 3 bad but it s certainly nothing youaven t read a thousand times before see flip test from before and as far as tropes and cliches go this novel Everglades (Doc Ford Mystery, hits a bunch of them over the wall bases loaded bottom of 9th style Characters 35 If you re on the lookout for a book with a strong female character Valencia Hara won t go down inistory as anything memorable but she s a cool girl with mutant powers and a katana She s actually pretty bad ass for the first half of the novel One Of My Big Gripes With my big gripes with book of the novel One of my big gripes with this book idea that we Kicking It (Alex Craft, had toave romance Homeport here Strong female characters don t need to revolve around a romance plot It just didn t fit the Valencia character at least in book 1 Science 15 There s about as much science in this book as what your mom knows about the X Men Radiation causes mutations Duh If you re looking for anything interesting in the world of science you won t find itere I understand that the author probably never Sapphamire (Dragons of Dragonose had the nerd demographic in mind and was simply trying to cash in on some big pop culture buzzwords and themes but I found the simplicity and cardboard like generalizations to be rather insulting to modern readers Overall Experience 40% In all The Thron and the Sinking Stone by CJ Dushinski can be enjoyable for some mindless binge reading especially if you can t get enough Dystopian Lit However it comes up entirely short of most of its goals and ambitions and you re aren t going to find anything particularly interesting or even nerdy in this book outside of some really bad characterizations DNF at 23%Reason 1 I d known since I was a child that I was different from the other girls Why oh why do authors keep writing this kind of annoying cheap clich and overused sentence I prefer realizing by myselfow special a eroine can be and not be told so because let s face it that s what the author meant to sayReason 2 At first I thought it was just the shock of seeing someone you knew as a child now as an Adult And Then Realizing and then realizing were probably the most beautiful girl you d ever seen That alone was enough to strike any ormone filled teenage boy with Breaking Down (The Garage, heart racing palm sweating stuttering thoughts But sitting alone on the rooftop I d realized itad been than that much It was as if I d finally been reunited with someone I d longed for every day for nine years thinking I would never see them again And then as if painted by the and of God there she was First who thinks like that Secondly can you just stop thinking He would go on and on about cheesy As ard as I tried to push er face from my mind as I repositioned the dirk at my ankle I couldn t And I realized with a slight discomfort in my chest I just can t I can t take is interior unnecessary struggle blathering Yeah definitely the latterReason 3 Garrett s voice bellowed above all others I ll kill you The Bowler Hat pushed the brim of Passionate Kisses Boxed Set hisat back from with the tip of Destiny and Power his gun revealing an ugly scar acrossis face He sneered and vanished like smoke into the line of stoic Daggers ready to fight Garrett freed My Rocky Romance Diary (Diaries of Kelly Ann, himself from Aston and crawled back I ll kill youe screamed at the Bowler Hat as The Café Book he staggered tois feet Oh the drama The only thing missing in that threat is Even if it s the last thing I ll do Reason 4 A Dagger would never willingly protect a Rose Ye. Or ways with sharpened steel But she is no ordinary Rose She is Cursed tainted with the ability to see seconds into the futureTo avenge Lord John And The Brotherhood Of The Blade (Lord John Grey, his father's death Sebastian Leold of the rival gang Two Daggers must face off against the Black Princesse with is dagger she with er katana

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T Sebastian Models Dont Eat Chocolate Cookies had and that madeim different That word again Maybe e s trying to gain your trust to manipulate you did you ever think about that Of course notBasically I DNF d this book because so many little or not so little things annoyed me about it And it s romance driven and since I found the romance extremely ugh worthy that s no good for me 25 stars It was okay I bumped it up to 3 stars because it was the authors first novel Nice jobShort version An inventive world and an interesting concept washed down with a orrible plot terrible character attributes and dialogue and a forced love storyLong version First off I absolutely loved the concept of this story It reminded me of a gritty modern version of Romeo and Juliet meets The 100 in fact Valencia our main character Shalias Diary (Shalias Diary, here is strikingly similar to a character from The 100 Despite post apocalyptic worlds and their stories being a bit passe and overdone I liked what the author didere Some parts felt fresh However some parts also felt very familiar almost like rehashed version of some of the recent best sellers Where this book ultimately failed was the plot It was not only predictable but it was very poorly planned and filled with plot Scruples Two holes left and right It started off uite well and it was interesting enough toold my attention well into the meat of the book but it fell apart uite uickly after that which is often the case with first time authors and their debut novels I m going by the goodreads author page if this is wrong let me know The characters weren t particularly strong either Valencia just like this book What Janie Found (Janie Johnson, had potential but she was so lacking I really struggled to likeer and empathize with Carl Hiaasen Collection her ander cause I almost didn t care Almost There were a few book saving moments it was the uiet points in the story that I really started to feel like there was a real character there that I cared about in Silver Tower / Strike Force / Shadow Command her POV diatribes but those parts were few and far between the bike scenes were great The dialogue and to some degree even the writing wasn t very strong and there were times when I simply rolled my eyes because it felt way over the top like the author was trying to do and be than she was capable of This is not intended to be mean many first time authors make this mistake of trying to write better than they are capable of It s still good writing but it s painful toave to read 6 lines about Garrett smoking cigarettes That kind of detail is nice if it Explosive Acts has to do with plot or character development but it was mostly just filler and that was frustrating As much as this tries to be a love story this is not a book you ll remember for it s romance or love there s no Bella and Edwardere or much of anything to be Shadowbridge (Shadowbridge, honest Which is a shame because this bookad tremendous potential but it ultimately fell flat and is easily forgettable I would encourage the author to continue because she seems like a good story teller who needs to work on a few things like plot development but Academia de Rowan (A Tapeçaria having writtener first book she ll no doubt ave improved Great first effort and while I think there are great points to this book it s not a recommend from me as it was okay as per my scale I received this from Netgalley for my onest review Publisher Entangled Publishing LLCThis story Two Reels And A Crank had real potential Iad Queens Gambit (The Tudor Trilogy, highopes for it Turns out it couldn t deliverThis story felt like a mix of dystopian and fantasy to me It takes place in a futuristic city Rain City and is centered around two gangs the Roses and the Daggers It felt very Romeo and Juliet or A West Side Story only with out the drama and flare Don t get me wrong plenty of drama takes place in this book it just wasn t executed well in my opinion It felt like description than actual storytelling A fun idea for a story just not my cup of tea At A for a story just not my cup of tea At A I like that it was twist on Romeo and Juliet but the execution was meh The Good Rival gangs forbidden lovers paranormal aspects all set in a dystopia world Pretty freaking awesome idea right I thought so too that s what drew me to The Thorn and the Sinking Stone A twist on Romeo and Juliet I couldn t pass it upThe violence and grit of this world appealed to me You would ave to be a ard person to live in it
There Was Nothing Soft 
was nothing soft gentle about it Except for Sebastian and Valencia These two are different from their murdering families and rough citizens Valencia is tough but caring while Sebastian is brave and kind And together they really brought out the specialness in each other They start out fighting each other to a possible death and end up with an uncertain future but at least they are going into it together There isn t flowers and candy but there is friendship and understanding and that s a good base for a relationshipI liked the Cursed aspect I want to know about why these gifted The Camping Cookbook humans areunted There was a lot of action and suspense And the mystery at the end still Absalom, Absalom! has me intrigued The Bad Um background info Hello Are you there No Well that sucks This book really needed a better background base because I felt like I was just thrown into this world and it took me the whole book just to understand a uarter of it I don t like feeling lostI am cool with violence butow cavalier these characters were about it just irked me sometimesThere was some plot oles and I wanted character development The Snuggly I like that this wasn t an epic love story it was gritty and uncertain It was a nice change up But I also missed aving a strong feeling about the couple I want from Valencia and Sebastian next timeOnly kissing so very YA Final Thoughts It was a good read with a meh plot and background I might read the next one but I am not sure yet I am still intrigued enough to keep an eye out for the seuel Somewhat Recommended uotes Why are you being so nice to me I just tried to shove a blade in you I m already in your Black Stone head He whispered and you know it I m beating through your pulse I m in the air you breathe because we re the same For a long time I d been consumed by anger Then Valencia Hara appeared too wild and beautiful to ignore and the anger faded into the background She dulled my sadness making it easier to think and easier to feel. Word Yet a secret from a shared past leavesim unable to kill beautiful Valencia; nor can she kill On Liberty him For they once knew each other beyond their blood feudand theyave secrets in common than they knowBut in a world filled with vengeance and violence there can be no room for love. As soon as I No Way Down heard about The Thorn and the Sinking Stone I was immediately curious about it Iave to be Pulled Thread Embroidery honest when I say Iadn t seen it around the blogging world and for that reason I was English Humour for Beginners hesitant But no matter what my curiosity go the better of me and I decided to take a chance on the story I wanted to love this book I did But sometimes taking chances doesn t always pay off and unfortunately this was the case for me and The Thorn and the Sinking Stone Iad really Absolutely on Music highopes with the book because it was clearly based Romeo and Juliet and I love that story no matter The Ransom of Mercy Carter how sad it is While it s clearly not the same as Shakespears tale The Thorn and the Sinking Stone is a story full of gang rivals set in a dystopian world with a paranormal aspect and it s a world that if I monest confused me and wasn t really built up enough For the first 20% of the story I uickly flew through the pages but soon enough I slowly started to lose interest I found the I read the things didn t add up and there were several plot Gone for Good holes The world that was created was a good idea but poorly executed and not enough back ground information so as a reader you completely understandow things are People just accept things like the Watchmen and the Cursed I felt like although the main story is about The Black Roses and Two Daggers there are too many other players in the story that really could Lallieva (Alice Allevi, have been left out and maybe introduced into a seuel There was also a lot of coldearted violence in the book which I think would look great on a big screen if that s what you re into Sebastian and Valencia were the reason I kept reading I wanted to see ow their story would come together and while I liked it in most part I still couldn t elp feeling disappointed that their romance wasn t as epic as I was British Society Since 1945 hoping it was going to be It was a little bland and in the end I felt like the romance couldave been left out because both characters were stronger without their new found romance In all The Thorn and the Sinking Stone wasn t a great read for me but it s one I m glad I read because otherwise I would ave always been curious about it Thank you to Entangled Teen for giving me the opportunity to review this book in exchange for an onest review I kindly got this ARC via Entangled teen PublisherAH This Book was Freaking awesome So glad I got this ARCRating 45I truly enjoyed it it was action packed and made me reminiscent of the book Young Elites by Marie Lu Finn Lucky Leold was dead My Father was dead Murdered by a Black Rose Rain City is divided by four gangs two of these gangs The Black Roses and the Daggers Reiki And The Seven Chakras hate each other and yearn to annihilate one anotherThere is a genetic mutation in Rain city that gives people special abilitiesowever these abilities are outlawed and the government will do anything to eradicate this genetic abnormality The Princess of the Black Roses Valencia Turning the Tide of Battle has a genetic mutation which makeser invincible in combat she is a warrior and nothing will stand in I Curse the River of Time her way of avenginger father However she never forgot the little boy who Once I Was a Princess had saveder one night years ago So DNF this is a did not finish book for me guys I got about 40% in and I just can t read any The main characters are ard to relate to I found the world building incredibly slow and boring I wish I could ve liked THIS BOOK ENOUGH TO FINISH IT book enough to finish it because it ad such an amazing synopsis But sadly it just wasn t for me Our reality was this we were enemies caught in our parents war trapped in a desperate situation where desperate people did desperate things I Wanted To Trust Him I to trust Greed, Seeds and Slavery him Iim
To Trust Me But 
trust me But of us can do it blindly That was a surprise I didn t expect to love the book so so much After the last page of my eArc I was so ready to make a Demons, Deliverance, Discernment huge fandom for this book and I already asked the author if there s gonna be a seuel and thank the book gods that there will be because my FANGIRL HEART CAN T TAKE IT if there ll be nothing to follow that breathtaking ending I was drawn instantly from the first chapter I was intrigued and excited because the atmosph Thanks to Netgalley for a copy of this novel in return for anonest review I Some Prefer Nettles by Junichiro Tanizaki Summary Study Guide haven t seen it marketed as such but this book is clearly based on Shakespeare s Romeo and Juliet It involves rival gangs and star crossed lovers sort of but alsoas a paranormal element smarter characters no one fakes a suicide and is actually part of a dystopian worldThough it s never really made clear what Well Meet Again happened this book is actually set in the future after some sort of war that appears toave destroyed much of the world It was rebuilt and in the Rain City where this is set there are gangs that are struggling for control over the city as well as the Watchmen who work for the government or some form of it though it s never really talked about I would ve liked a clearer sense of the world in this novel it was a struggle for me to write those couple of sentences about when it s set Despite this though I did really enjoy it and though I couldn t tell you much about the world we are given a good picture of the city and what it s like to live there The two main characters Sebastian the Sinking Stone and Valencia the Thorn alternate points of view and I liked them both Sebastian grew up surrounded by gangs and murder and vengeance but asn t let it touch im although If I Never See You Again (Jo Birmingham he s saddened and angry overis father s death by the Black Roses the rival gang Firebird he doesn t want revenge His dad was the leader of the Two Daggers gang but taughtim that love was important than A Night on the Tiles hate Sebastian is brave and kind and triesis The House That Jesus Built hardest to be a good person Valencia isn t as naive as Sebastian She s the sister of the leader of the Black Roses and is only through Sebastian s influence that she realises that she can t be part of the life that s expected ofer She s expected to kill Elegies Elderberries (The Herbalist him but instead findserself drawn to Tank Girl him There s also a paranormal element to this novel though it s existence is never explained as anything other than a mutated gene and then never in anything other than passing Both Valencia and Sebastian are Cursed theyave paranormal gifts and this makes them aut. Warring families Forbidden love And danger they can’t escapeDaggers Roses Cowboys Boat Men Survivors of Earth's Last War four “families” vie to rule the dreary streets of Rain City through violence and blood Valencia Hara Princess of the wealthy Black Roses is raised in warri.