(PDF KINDLE) [Darkthaw] º Kate A. Boorman
45 StarsThoughtful elouent and unafraid to tackle difficult uestions I m so glad I took a chance on this series Beautifully written Just like the first book Winterkill I #WAS UICKLY SUCKED INTO THE WORLD #uickly sucked into the world this frontier prairies gone wrong alternate history Emmeline and her companions leave their
on an important journey Matisa s First but things uickly go wrong Emmeline s feeling are well portrayed and gripping I received this book from ABRAMS Kids Amulet Books and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Darkthaw by Kate Boorman was indeed an interesting read It was filled with very beautiful writing conflicted characters and peculiar influences I won t say it was my favorite read but it was certainly uniueI actually didn t realize that this was a seuel to her first novel Winterkill until afterwards but the book still wasn t much of a problem to understand Emmeline or Em as she is nown lives in a settlement that until recently believes they are the last people alive They had recently been plagued by a sickness that they believed was from a monster but then Matisa Isi and Nishwa some of The First People come along and explain that it was from a river Matisa has been dreaming of a great danger and believes that she and Em need to stick together Em at first is torn between her love Kane at the settlement and the promise of adventure with her new best friend but her own dreams call her with Matisa Eventually Kane comes with her along with some of the other settlersThe whole dream thing was very interesting you could tell that dreams were considered important in their society The First People also relied on dreams to guide their path Isi and Em end up bonding over Isi s dreamsThe world that Ms Boorman created was incredibly involving it immersed me from the very beginning I was drawn into her aspects of their adventures in the land immediately The colonial aspects were also very cool the Dominion are trying to settle the land like England Basically The settlement and the slave campWhile the world was my favorite part I can t say the same for the characters They all seemed fairly three dimensional but they just weren t exactly interesting I liked thembut in the I don t think I d care if you died A cristalli liquidi (Italian Edition) kind of wayAlso the formatting on my Kindle Touch wasind of really bad the picture things that would go with the start of each chapter were randomly scattered throughout the book So Bottom line If you liked the first book you ll probably like this and either way you could read it But read it for the world not the characters Rating 3 smilies I picked up the first book at a bookstore on my very first trip abroad and loved it So I m surprised that I didn t pick darkthaw up sooner even if only for sentimental reasons The book isn t something brilliant it lacks the freshness of Winterkill but it was a good read I think I m a bit too old for it because I found Em a lot harder to relate to than what I remembered Her struggles are real and I could see myself making similar choices ha. Council has fallen The Thaw is here The world outside Emmeline’s fortification awaits Urged on by her dreams Emmeline sets out with her new friend Matisa and her beloved Kane venturing into exhilarating wilderness. Ine While I sort of liked her in book one I sadly didn t like her much at all in this seuel I found her annoying and selfish and oh so childish too I think she was supposed to come off as fierce at times but she really wasn t I strongly disliked how she treated some people Like Kane at times And Charlie The ending with Charlie bothered me a lot She didn t make the right choicesThis time my review will not be long Because I really don t now what to say about this book I had many issues reading it I just wanted the book to end Sigh I m still it I just wanted the book to end Sigh I m still to read book three though Because I am sort of curious about what will happen next yet also not really curious at all Book one at least had a plot I wouldn t really say that this one had a plot at all It only takes place in the forest where they are traveling to find Marisa s people It was sort of interesting to read about the forest parts But not enoughAs I said I didn t really like Emmeline at all She was so selfish Like she wanted Kane to be with only her she didn t understand why he wanted to stay with his two really younger brothers and his mom She didn t understand why he would chose them over her And that bothered me like crazy She was not a person that felt for others She just seemed to want herself to be happy Sigh I hope she s better in book three but I sort of doubt it I don t think I will grow to like her But I do have a small hope even soI wish I could say that the romance was good but it really wasn t They share a few isses I felt nothing Nothing at all Emmeline is always going on about feeling moths in her stomach while looking at Kane and I found that to be so cheesy and silly I didn t get their feelings for each other at all I still haven t seen them talk to each other for real I wish I believed in their romance but I still haven t seen any reason for why they should love each other Ugh I wish the romance had been better I simply didn t care for it at allThere are other characters in this book too Like the other girl Matisa And I didn t really get her at all Didn t now her either #She just showed up in book one having dreamed about Emmeline and Emmeline dreaming of her And #just showed up in book one having dreamed about Emmeline and Emmeline dreaming of her And was another thing that made no sense to me at all Emmeline can dream the future or whatever Parts of her dreams are written down and they just felt really silly to me I just didn t understand the point of it at all Sigh And didn t understand her friendship with Matisa either Wish I hadI m not sure what else to say about this book So I won t say much I wish that it had been better I wish that I had liked it But I guess this book just wasn t for me Which is just all inds of depressing because I really thought I would love this series as I lovedSettlement On An Journey
book one years back but not this time Sigh It sone years back but not this time Sigh It s depressing lol I wish it had been better But it wasn t I had lots of issues with this book But I do think that maybe others will enjoy it a lot And I do think you should give this trilogy a chance If you wish This review was first posted on my blog Carina s Books here. Eline vows to help Matisa warn her people but with new perils at every turn and the enemy closing in she finds herself faced with an impossible choice Forsake the friend who saved her life or abandon the boy she love. D I been 18 But the decade I have on her gives me a very different perspective and I would have handled things differently But she s a or less likeable main character and my heart Broke For Her At The End I for her at the end I really invested in the story now and can t wait to get back into this stran Almost 4 stars I was wondering where the author will take the story after ripping off Village in the first book It is not a bad book Some scenes are great But overall nothing special And there really is not that much going on Good read nevertheless and the translation is uite good Received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewDARKTHAW is eually as engaging as its predecessor WINTERKILL Kate Boorman delivers another compelling incredibly suspenseful chapter in Em s uest for new lifeThe cast of characters are well rounded and multi layered Watching each of them grow and undergo significant developments was thrilling I am particularly impressed with the ways the author uses Em s dreams as a device for foreshadowing and driving the story forwardDARKTHAW is a page turner I look forward to reading the final installment later this year Hint hint Nope I tried through the first novel I cannot try any DNF 30% I could not get into this story Book 1 Winterkill was great I was so excited to get this one in the mail and start reading Only to find out it was nothing like I thought it would be Needless to say I won t be buying book number 3 You now what I wasn t entirely sure what to expect from this book when I saw it up on NetGalley however I found myself to be very surprised by it So even though the book was a uick read for me but overall I came to really enjoy this book The writing and the characters alone were definitely the main part of that enjoyment so I was uite surprised by this new title and I m looking forward to seeing what other readers think of this one and not to mention I m looking forward to reading from this authornods in approval 45 stars I tried really hard to like this book But it just wasn t meant the be Aw I really wanted to like it than book one yet I ended up #Liking It Less Which #it less Which just so disappointing Especially since the first time I read book one I loved it Aw But not this time around sadly I seemed to have issues with this book at all times SighI m not sure how to write this review of mine I m giving this book two stars Because while I didn t like it I also didn t fully hate it I enjoyed some parts of the plot but for the most part I disliked it all I just did not connect to anything I found this book to be silly and just boring I didn t care for the girl at all Was disappointingI really wanted to enjoy this book a lot And it makes me so sad that I didn t But there was just no way for me to like it Sigh I felt like this book didn t make much sense and it annoyed me often I liked the writing in book one but in this one it bothered me a lot This book was describing way too much It made my head hurt a bit Sigh This book is also from the point of view of Emmel. Into freedom into the unknownInto dangerThe secret that has secured peace for Matisa’s people for generations has been compromised Newcomers are arriving laying claim to the land and bringing unimagined horrors Emm.