Dragons, Warriors, and Legends... WAYRW - Reading List

Dragons, Warriors, and Legends... WAYRW

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

What Are You Reading Wednesdays - The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli

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Alright so on to what I'm reading this week!!!  Yay!

What Are You Reading Wednesdays - The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli

Where This Idea Came From...

The idea is that each week all of us book bloggers can write a post where we talk about the book or books we are reading for the week - and yes if you are still reading the same book for a few weeks in a row that is totally fine.  Just be sure to include the answers to the five questions for What are you reading Wednesday in your post.  Then hop over to one of the host sites and share your link!

Of course, this will be even more fun if you leave the host a comment, and then jump around to another post or two, or five, and gush with them!

We cannot wait to see what you are reading.

What Are You Reading Wednesday - the nitty-gritty

Share the book/s you are reading with their author, maybe even the cover... and then answer these questions for at least one of them.
  1. Why did you decide to pick up this book - cover or content?
  2. Who is your favorite character so far, and why?
  3. Will you finish this one?
  4. Finish the sentence:  This book reminds me of... (other books, movies, TV shows...)
  5. What type of read is this one? (slow but interesting, cannot put it down,...)

What are you reading Wednesday book blogger meme

Marissa's Current Reads

I've had a busy week... so not much has happened in the actual reading department....

  • The False Prince by Jennifer A Neilsen
  •  An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
  • The Hazel Wood  by Melissa Albert

The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli

In the beginning, there was the Namsara: the child of sky and spirit, who carried love and laughter wherever he went. But where there is light, there must be darkness—and so there was also the Iskari. The child of blood and moonlight. The destroyer. The death-bringer.

These are the legends that Asha, daughter of the king of Firgaard, has grown up learning in hushed whispers, drawn to the forbidden figures of the past. But it isn’t until she becomes the fiercest, most feared dragon slayer in the land that she takes on the role of the next Iskari—a lonely destiny that leaves her feeling more like a weapon than a girl.

Asha conquers each dragon and brings its head to the king, but no kill can free her from the shackles that await at home: her betrothal to the cruel commandant, a man who holds the truth about her nature in his palm. When she’s offered the chance to gain her freedom in exchange for the life of the most powerful dragon in Firgaard, she finds that there may be more truth to the ancient stories than she ever could have expected. With the help of a secret friend—a slave boy from her betrothed’s household—Asha must shed the layers of her Iskari bondage and open her heart to love, light, and a truth that has been kept from her.

Why did you decide to pick up this book - cover or content?

It was picked for a group read along - and to be honest the cover intrigued me.  I wasn't sure from the synopsis but it seemed unique enough. 

Who is your favorite character so far, and why?

So I'm not very far yet, but I'm not loving Asha, the heroine? Her cousin is interesting, Safire. And there is a slave boy, who does not appear to have a name yet... at least I don't believe we know it as the reader yet, and he seems to have a huge character arc in the making, which to me is interesting.  

Will you finish this one?

I hope so... It's slow going right now because of the publishing decision to put these little fable/fairy tale glimpses between each chapter to help build the world... it's not my favorite decision...

Finish the sentence:  This book reminds me of... (other books, movies, TV shows...)

I have no idea... maybe the Kiss of Deception, only because of the lack of details I know, and I feel like the questions I have will keep building as that's the author's point... which was very similar to KoD but the story itself is unique. 

What type of read is this one? (slow but interesting, cannot put it down,...)

It could be compelling with a steady pace if it were not for those breaks between each chapter.  I will probably start skipping them in order to read the book faster, but I worry I'll miss a key detail for the world building... I wish those details would have been incorporated differently.

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Share your link & check out some friends current reads

This is a book about dragons, are you a fan of literature with dragons? I feel like they are harder and harder to come by any more...

What Are You Reading Wednesdays - The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli

***Oh and a small note about the link up - please leave a bookish link.  I would love to hear about what you are currently reading. If you want to answer these five questions great!  If you'd rather just share about what you are reading, I'm up for that too.  If you have a question, feel free to ask it!***

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  1. Anonymous10:25 AM EDT

    Hello, Marissa!
    It sure sounds interesting. I haven't read a book with dragons in some time and I really like dragons. So, just how much dragon is in this book?
    But a unlikeable protagonist is stupid of course. Why don't you like her?
    Hugs, M

    1. So dragons are a central aspect to the plot - they are everywhere in this story... and I believe, as I haven't finished the book yet, that she is unlikeable because the author is trying to creative a complex character arc, and slowly, very slowly, taking us through it... but there are other interesting characters in the book. So no worries

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