“It isn’t that the lies are too beautiful to resist. It’s that the truth is too hideous to face.” ― Rick Yancey, The Infinite Sea

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book review inkish kingdomsTech Summary: Read from November 19, 2018, to November 29, 2018.

Hello book royalists!

Here I am! Like a month later trying to write this review based on my memory of the book and the lovely practice of writing down notes ❤ haha so let’s see how it goes and what I thought about this little book!

I honestly don’t understand why people didn’t enjoy this one as much as the first one. I know that the sequel always has a hard time and it’s judged harshly because of expectations… but I really enjoy this one.

I didn’t have any expectations, and that is why I like this one so much, right? I insist that this book should have been called “The 7 lives of Evan Walker” or something like that. This book, honestly, has more action and more character development than the rest. We get to know in the first book Evan the-7-lives-cat, Cassie, Zombie and that is pretty much it; however, in this other book, we get to know the story and more about the rest of the lives of these dystopian survivors. All these stories are mixed with sad scenes and difficult moments that seem a lot like what could happen in the havoc of mass hysteria and inevitable annihilation. 

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I am a bit confused about the motifs and the reason of all this post-apocalyptic chaos… but maybe the last book will answer those questions (which I don’t remember and will have to get to those notes)… I like how love binds us together so deeply and so beautifully irrational that breaks all rules and all plot suspicions… that ending… was wowing! I agree that it might have been a bit slow but at the end narrating 3 stories in a single book gave some good insights about the characters! I found that I wanted to read all the stories and usually I have a favorite character. Here all of them were interesting and wanted to know more about them all! Maybe that is what people disliked that to a certain point the story moved away from Cassie’s crazy and isolated speech to a more different character. Like, this saga is not about Cassie solely, it is about the combination of “human experiences” that made up the characters.

Finally, Rick has this thing for action-packed cliffhangers that you can’t guess but you can actually guess… like a bit cliche-ish. Something about this book is how he focuses so much into the “human survival speech” and the horrors of war.

They can kill us, even down to the last of us, but they can’t kill- can never kill- what lasts in us.

Whittled down to her bones by the horrible cruelty of indifference and the brutal indifference of cruelty.

There were, for me, so many moments and quotes that I found so powerful and that ended up being the final resolution of the book… and here is one.

Cassie, do you want to fly? Yes, Daddy. I want to fly

Honestly, give a chance to this book, just look at it from different eyes and with new horizons because as it seems like a regular book it actually has its little differences.

So, the kingdom has given this book:

4 coronas

It seems that your majesty is pleased and the knights have spoken!

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  1. Azia Avatar

    Yes! I actually really enjoyed this one, even more than the first. The different narrations and the emphasis on character development sold this one for me. And the action and emotional impact were also really well-balanced! Love the point you made about the combination of human experiences. In some cases, I much prefer that approach to the development of both character and plot than a streamlined, narrative approach! Great review 😀

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    1. Satou Johns Avatar

      Agree with the character development and the narrations! (I like the first one better though… XD) For me, there was no better way to let us know about the other characters than this way! first handed! from the “person” that suffers all of this… hehe thank you so much Azia ❤ this means a lot to me! ❤ thank you for commenting! ❤

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