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Rebecca Yarros

Autor(a) de Fourth Wing

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Obras por Rebecca Yarros

Fourth Wing (2023) 5,749 exemplares
Iron Flame (2023) 3,254 exemplares
The Things We Leave Unfinished (2021) 424 exemplares
The Last Letter (2019) 345 exemplares
In the Likely Event (2023) 237 exemplares
Full Measures (2014) 187 exemplares
Eyes Turned Skyward (2014) 108 exemplares
Great and Precious Things (2020) 108 exemplares
Beyond What Is Given (2015) 79 exemplares
Hallowed Ground (2015) 66 exemplares
Wilder (2016) 56 exemplares
Nova (2017) 35 exemplares
Girl in Luv (2019) 30 exemplares
Muses and Melodies (2020) 30 exemplares
The Reality of Everything (2020) 25 exemplares
Rebel (2017) 23 exemplares
Boy in Luv (2019) 22 exemplares
Onyx Storm (2025) 20 exemplares
Reason To Believe (2018) 19 exemplares
A Little Too Close (2022) 17 exemplares
Ignite (2016) 16 exemplares
Point of Origin (2016) 15 exemplares
1984: Against All Odds (2016) 3 exemplares
Onverminderd (2015) 3 exemplares
Point Of Origin Bundle (2018) 2 exemplares
In Luv 2 exemplares
The Second Wedding 1 exemplar
Begin Again 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Nightingale: A Charity Anthology in Support of Ukraine (2022) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Six [seven novellas] (2016) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Dissent (2022) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Possess - An Alpha Romance Anthology — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Dissent: Volume 3 (2022) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
1001 Dark Nights: Discovery Collection I (2016) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1981-04-14
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Washington, D.C., USA
Ocupações
writer

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I’ll start by saying, I didn’t even know I liked dragons. But it certainly didn’t take long before I was completely bought into this fantastical world of dragons and their chosen riders, totally bought into the dragon-rider connection—not just bought in, but utterly invested. The dragons made me laugh (curmudgeonly Tairn); they made me cry (so many times). I just had no idea.

In this magical place where loyalties are formed and fortified among the Riders Quadrants’ burgeoning signet powers like warping metals, commanding storms, reading thoughts and memories, wielding ice and shadows and lightning, Violet, daughter of the country’s highest general, works to find confidence and peace with the life she thought she wanted as a quiet scribe for the life she ends up with as a first-year dragon rider. Her new life—something forced upon her by her cold, powerful mother—surprisingly gives her life more purpose and vivacity than the old, steady shelves of The Archives. Along the way of adapting to this new identity as a dragon rider, through enemies and alliances, tests and discoveries, she uncovers the stark realities of war and the sacrifices needed to be on the right side of history because: “‘It only takes one desperate generation to change history—even erase it’” (448).

From the beginning, I was sucked in. This is one of those books that divests you of all other roles and responsibilities until you finish the inevitable binge read. Even though the book is a bit lengthy—not quite the measure of a scribe’s tome—it is a quick read that feels evenly and satisfyingly developed along the way. For me, there were no lulls, no irrelevancies, no disengagements throughout the story. And then the last 100 pages (or so) ascends to another level, making the finale of the book an intense, mercurial ride, full of plummeting dives and swooping turns and unpredictable twists. A definite edge-of-your-seat, page-turner. And despite being someone who really hates a series, I cannot wait to dive into book two (Please, gods, let there just be two. I don’t think I could handle a trilogy.)
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lizallenknapp | 135 outras críticas | Apr 20, 2024 |
Violet has been training to be a scholar for what seems like most of her life, under the tutelage of her own scholar father. After his death she continued on that path, until her mother – a dragon rider of considerable rank – made the executive decision that Violet would follow in her mother’s (and her brother’s, and her sister’s) footsteps and enter the dragon rider training program. It’s a dangerous career path, with the majority of the first year students ending up dead before the year is over (or, really, even started), and Violet is not a likely candidate for survival. She’s short, slight, and her bones are devastatingly brittle. Oh, and there’s a giant target on her back, since the children of those who led the rebellion several years ago all would love to kill her because her mother is the reason most of their parents are dead. Her number one threat is the leader of the rebellion kids – and also Violet’s assigned wing leader. He’s the best of the riders and very, very dangerous. Also? Very, very handsome. Because of course he is. But Violet has some tricks up her sleeve, including a ridiculous amount of courage and stubbornness, so underestimating her is probably not the best idea.

Oh my lordy lou, I adored this book and can’t wait to get my hands on the next one. It ticks so many of my boxes: fabulous world building, amazingly detailed characters, excellent writing, superb twists, steamy enemies-to-lovers romance. It’s so, so good.
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scaifea | 135 outras críticas | Apr 20, 2024 |
Violet has been training to be a scholar for what seems like most of her life, under the tutelage of her own scholar father. After his death she continued on that path, until her mother – a dragon rider of considerable rank – made the executive decision that Violet would follow in her mother’s (and her brother’s, and her sister’s) footsteps and enter the dragon rider training program. It’s a dangerous career path, with the majority of the first year students ending up dead before the year is over (or, really, even started), and Violet is not a likely candidate for survival. She’s short, slight, and her bones are devastatingly brittle. Oh, and there’s a giant target on her back, since the children of those who led the rebellion several years ago all would love to kill her because her mother is the reason most of their parents are dead. Her number one threat is the leader of the rebellion kids – and also Violet’s assigned wing leader. He’s the best of the riders and very, very dangerous. Also? Very, very handsome. Because of course he is. But Violet has some tricks up her sleeve, including a ridiculous amount of courage and stubbornness, so underestimating her is probably not the best idea.

Oh my lordy lou, I adored this book and can’t wait to get my hands on the next one. It ticks so many of my boxes: fabulous world building, amazingly detailed characters, excellent writing, superb twists, steamy enemies-to-lovers romance. It’s so, so good.
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electrascaife | 135 outras críticas | Apr 20, 2024 |
Spoiler-free TL;DR review

I for the most part liked the characters (especially the dragons) but I found much of the world building (especially the political aspect) to be dumb and didn't really like the ending

Now for a longer review that will contain some spoilers:

I tend to really like sassy main and Violet fits the bill, Xaden makes a great love interest character and I mostly liked the way that relationship developed. Some of the side-characters were a little one-dimensional but you also had some good ones. I loved Tairn.

On the world-building. I mean Basgiath was fine as far as schools for magic go and the relationship between magic and dragons was interesting, but I was not a fan of the rest. For one making Wyvern bigger and more deadly than Dragons is not something I like, it goes against the long fantasy tradition of dragons being the most fearsome fantasy creature and especially for a book about dragons, diminishing their place is out of step. I was fine with venin having more powerful magics than dragon riders, especially since that arguably made sense in the lore where riders channel the magic of the dragons, while venin tap directly from the source. But the final battle was way too much about dragon vs wyvern and the venin magic didn't play much of a role in the final battle outside of being used to create wyvern.

I found much of the world-building to be a little too simplistic. The continent only has two Kingdoms on it, there seems to be only 3 magical creatures, there doesn't seem to be much of a political structure beyond a King and some generals. Making Navarre the 'bad-guys', I mean I spent most of the book thinking we'd get that angle, especially the more you learn about the rebellion/apostacy over the course of the book, but it was way too black and wide, I wish we saw more shades of grey on the humans. I was totally fine with them making Jack a psychopath, I mean if anything there weren't enough baddies in the student body, given I can imagine the kind of people an opportunity like dragon riding and the ruthless requirements to get through Basgiath would definitely attract people like Jack. But for the politics of Navarre, I wish we got more shades of grey then them being the bad guys. Especially as with the venin you don't know evil Kingdoms in the story.

But making Navarre the villians does beg some questions about the politics of the dragons, which given the series title I guess will be answered in future books. It seems some of the rebels were dragon riders, and what does that mean for the dragons? Doesn't it imply the dragons are subservient to their riders? Tairn certainly seems to be for Violet. I guess I wish we saw more cases of the dragons making decisions for the riders, rather than ultimately going along with whatever their rider wants. And doesn't it mean most of the dragons are fine with letting venin run wild as long as they don't threaten the Vale? But then why would Melgren's dragon be ok with Tairn and Sgaeyl and their loyalties, especially since they're two of the only dragons on the continent that could come close to matching him in power?

Also can I just say the erasing history thing is really dumb. It's just completely unrealistic to expect an entire generation to be willing to go through with such a grand conspiracy, and besides erasing history is much harder and less effective than historical revisionism.
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Eutheria | 135 outras críticas | Apr 18, 2024 |

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Membros
10,897
Popularidade
#2,175
Avaliação
½ 4.3
Críticas
252
ISBN
146
Línguas
8
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