What was your favorite scene in the book?

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I actually didn't even have a favorite scene. I struggled with this book. It was too plot-driven for me, jumping from place to place and not really lingering long enough to grasp any one idea for long. Am I alone in this?
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Letora wrote: ↑
22 Sep 2019, 09:50
I actually didn't even have a favorite scene. I struggled with this book. It was too plot-driven for me, jumping from place to place and not really lingering long enough to grasp any one idea for long. Am I alone in this?
I would honestly say that I disagree with you and am of the opposite camp of great scenes that I vividly remembered.

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Letora wrote: ↑
22 Sep 2019, 09:50
I actually didn't even have a favorite scene. I struggled with this book. It was too plot-driven for me, jumping from place to place and not really lingering long enough to grasp any one idea for long. Am I alone in this?
I originally struggled with this book and didnt like it much, but I decided to start over and discovered so much that I had missed! I still would not rate this a perfect 4 start rating. but it wasn't the worst of books I have read

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Kro92813 wrote: ↑
22 Sep 2019, 13:15
Letora wrote: ↑
22 Sep 2019, 09:50
I actually didn't even have a favorite scene. I struggled with this book. It was too plot-driven for me, jumping from place to place and not really lingering long enough to grasp any one idea for long. Am I alone in this?
I originally struggled with this book and didnt like it much, but I decided to start over and discovered so much that I had missed! I still would not rate this a perfect 4 start rating. but it wasn't the worst of books I have read
I did not know that, and I had not considered the book might be unliked or you might struggle with it.

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Ferdinand_otieno wrote: ↑
22 Sep 2019, 13:18
Kro92813 wrote: ↑
22 Sep 2019, 13:15
Letora wrote: ↑
22 Sep 2019, 09:50
I actually didn't even have a favorite scene. I struggled with this book. It was too plot-driven for me, jumping from place to place and not really lingering long enough to grasp any one idea for long. Am I alone in this?
I originally struggled with this book and didnt like it much, but I decided to start over and discovered so much that I had missed! I still would not rate this a perfect 4 start rating. but it wasn't the worst of books I have read
I did not know that, and I had not considered the book might be unliked or you might struggle with it.
I tend to gravitate towards writing styles that flow seemlessly across the pages. Pellucid's writing style was choppy and her use of metaphors was odd and confusing at times. She also had the tendency to write about something, but not explain what she meant until pages, or chapters later. So eventually everything did come full circle, but her way of going about it was odd and confusing at times. It is definitly one you should read atleast twice to pick up on all of the small details and nuances, but in a great book you should not have to read something twice to understand it. overall, I thought the book was ok, but I didn't like it enough to read a sequel.

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Kro92813 wrote: ↑
24 Sep 2019, 21:29
Ferdinand_otieno wrote: ↑
22 Sep 2019, 13:18
Kro92813 wrote: ↑
22 Sep 2019, 13:15


I originally struggled with this book and didnt like it much, but I decided to start over and discovered so much that I had missed! I still would not rate this a perfect 4 start rating. but it wasn't the worst of books I have read
I did not know that, and I had not considered the book might be unliked or you might struggle with it.
I tend to gravitate towards writing styles that flow seemlessly across the pages. Pellucid's writing style was choppy and her use of metaphors was odd and confusing at times. She also had the tendency to write about something, but not explain what she meant until pages, or chapters later. So eventually everything did come full circle, but her way of going about it was odd and confusing at times. It is definitly one you should read atleast twice to pick up on all of the small details and nuances, but in a great book you should not have to read something twice to understand it. overall, I thought the book was ok, but I didn't like it enough to read a sequel.
Isn't this being overly critical of the author, and in works like great books like Sanderson's and Lawrence's, I had to read some of their books at least twice to get some of the small details and nuances.

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Ferdinand_otieno wrote: ↑
25 Sep 2019, 01:17
Kro92813 wrote: ↑
24 Sep 2019, 21:29
Ferdinand_otieno wrote: ↑
22 Sep 2019, 13:18


I did not know that, and I had not considered the book might be unliked or you might struggle with it.
I tend to gravitate towards writing styles that flow seemlessly across the pages. Pellucid's writing style was choppy and her use of metaphors was odd and confusing at times. She also had the tendency to write about something, but not explain what she meant until pages, or chapters later. So eventually everything did come full circle, but her way of going about it was odd and confusing at times. It is definitly one you should read atleast twice to pick up on all of the small details and nuances, but in a great book you should not have to read something twice to understand it. overall, I thought the book was ok, but I didn't like it enough to read a sequel.
Isn't this being overly critical of the author, and in works like great books like Sanderson's and Lawrence's, I had to read some of their books at least twice to get some of the small details and nuances.
This is my opinion - you definitly dont have to agree! There are plenty who loved this book and plenty, like me, who did not - and that's ok! I like the fact there are hidden details throughout the book, but to write in a way that leaves the audience confused at times, in my opinion, takes away from the book as a whole.

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For some reason I liked when they finally realized Valerian was the enemy. It was just such an OH MY GOD moment and everything tied in together. It was crazy.

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SPOILERS

The battle at the end was very exciting. I enjoyed the triumphant moment when everything came together.

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ciecheesemeister wrote: ↑
25 Sep 2019, 19:39
SPOILERS

The battle at the end was very exciting. I enjoyed the triumphant moment when everything came together.
Pellucid did a good job at toeing up all the loose ends! I just didnt expect the false king to show up and found it a little out of place :eusa-think:

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Dikay127 wrote: ↑
25 Sep 2019, 19:34
For some reason I liked when they finally realized Valerian was the enemy. It was just such an OH MY GOD moment and everything tied in together. It was crazy.
I had a feeling he wasnt all that good throughout the book, but didnt realize ththe extent of it!

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Dikay127 wrote: ↑
25 Sep 2019, 19:34
For some reason I liked when they finally realized Valerian was the enemy. It was just such an OH MY GOD moment and everything tied in together. It was crazy.
Yes, it was a moment of shock and relief that the antagonist finally showed his hand...I say this despite the ruthlessness Valerian exhibited to recrify that discovery.

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Kro92813 wrote: ↑
25 Sep 2019, 19:45
ciecheesemeister wrote: ↑
25 Sep 2019, 19:39
SPOILERS

The battle at the end was very exciting. I enjoyed the triumphant moment when everything came together.
Pellucid did a good job at toeing up all the loose ends! I just didnt expect the false king to show up and found it a little out of place :eusa-think:
The book ended with all the major antagonists being removed , and with a promising hint to more adventures.

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Kro92813 wrote: ↑
25 Sep 2019, 19:46
Dikay127 wrote: ↑
25 Sep 2019, 19:34
For some reason I liked when they finally realized Valerian was the enemy. It was just such an OH MY GOD moment and everything tied in together. It was crazy.
I had a feeling he wasnt all that good throughout the book, but didnt realize ththe extent of it!
I had not even realized that he could have killed William's father. That was a very dangerous antagonist who his his motives and actions well.

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Oddly, I really liked the scene where Will talks to the Boy in the mirror. There was something melancholy about it for me but also something like a bit of relief in the midst of danger.
I came here to say the same. The author describes the little world in the mirror beautifully. It sounds so peaceful, I imagined it as a garden. And who wouldn't want cake every day? πŸ˜‚

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