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  1. says:

    I received an arc copy of this book on a giveaway so I spent no money and I still want a refund or a brain wipe to erase it from my memory The inside cover has a small scrawl from Kiera Drake saying that she hopes I enjoy

  2. says:

    EDIT 2 SEPT 2018 removed my one star rating because i saw that keira drake did some rewriting apparently but i'm still not going to read this book and i don't think i ever willprotip read books by woc and you'll generally encounter less problemsi'm sick of the white saviour narrative and the book portrays Native AmericansAsians as savages and perpetuates all the stereotypes surrounding asians as an asian myse

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    EDIT 2202018Since a new version of this book is coming out this year I cleared my one star rating I hope the revisions fix a lot of the issues but I still won't be reading it The entire premise of the book seems incredibly flawedPro Tip Read books by WoC and you probably won't run into a lot of problemsEDIT 32117Since lots of people are sti

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    319 update Oh no We're still talking about this book? I've read the updated version My review has not changed 112516 ETA Review here Yes I did read it I read it after putting it down a month ago when the first chapter failed

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    edit 21918 so apparently all those rewrites keira drake was supposed to be doing didn't fix a Damn Thing yall if this book was a person id fight it in a Wal Mart parking lotIt's racist trash and I'm getting really sick and tired of my genre being fucking corrupted by bullshit like this A black groundskeeper a pack of savage men obviously based on First Nations people and a wise calm ninja with almond eyesAnd of course the lily wh

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    My first hint should have been the fact this is a Harleuin Teen novel Romance novels make me roll my eyes too much but a YA romance makes me roll them so hard they get stuck to the back of my head The Continent is a perfect example of an eye ro

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    Describes indigenous people with red skin as savages who are prone to raping and drinking as well as other egregio

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    Note This book is being revised based on feedback from marginalized voices which is great I have not yet read the revised version If you're interested in these issues please take some time to listen to and consi

  9. says:

    y'all know how I feel about colonizers' fantasies of White Saviorism so I will be passing HARD on this book

  10. says:

    Apparently this book is Super Fucking Racist Calling natives red skinned calling them savages From what I've heard

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Summary Ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¹ Keira Drake

The Continent

For her sixteenth birthday Vaela Sun receives the most coveted gift in all the Spire a trip to the Continent It seems an unlikely destination for a holiday a cold desolate land where two nations remain perpetually locked in combat Most citizens lucky enough to tour the Continent do so to observe the spectacle and violence of battle a thing long vanished in the peaceful realm of the Spire For Vaela the war holds. I received an arc copy of this book on a giveaway so I spent no money and I still want a refund or a brain wipe to erase it from my memory The inside cover has a small scrawl from Kiera Drake saying that she hopes I enjoy my trip to the continent Sorry to say I very much did not enjoy it I basically spent a couple of hours reading almost every racist stereotype in existence DEAR GOD how was this even publishedThere are two warring sides of this book The Topi based on Native Americans and the Aven ei based on Japanese people And actual uote from the book We don t know much about the Topi do we Other than how vulgar and warmongering they are The Topi have rich reddish brown skin wear human bones and are described as savages with a primitive culture Brutally killing and drinking themselves silly They spend the night dangerously drunk throwing clods of dirt at each other like children before they try to rape the white girlShe is saved by a ninja who shows up just in time to slit the native s throat The ninja is Aven ei So now we leave the complete dehumanization of Native Americans to explore the fetishizing of Asian culture The Aven ei are said to have a rich culture without the modern conscienceswhich is Wholly surprising and impressive to the naive white girlEvery time the MC describes these people she does so by being completely astonished they manage to run to brain cells together It is so condescending I couldn t roll my eyes hard enough She spends a lot of book telling these angry poc to compassionate to their enemies when she isn t spending two three pages explaining indoor plumbing to the barbarians The only black people in the book are part of the council they have no sympathy for the warring Topi and Aven ei until the white gives a passionate speech about doing the right thing It tugs at their heartstrings enough for them to show up just in the nick of time to save the white girl and disappear againOh And there is only one woc in the entire book that has speaking lines She is the only redeemable part of the book Her name is Yuki and she is killed off so the white girl can grieve some The back cover of the arc brags that The Continent will haunt readers long after its covers have been closed It s closest thing to truth about the book it will haunt you but not in a good way I felt almost physically ill after reading it I can t believe something like this was written in 2016 Yet alone publishedSeriously do yourself a favor DO NOT READ THIS DO NOT SPEND MONEY ON IT Pretend you ve never heard of itI wish I could

review The Continent

Little interest As a smart and talented apprentice cartographer and a descendent of the Continent herself she sees the journey as a dream come true a once in a lifetime opportunity to improve upon the maps she’s drawn of this vast frozen landBut Vaela’s dream all too uickly turns to nightmare as the journey brings her face to face with the brutal reality of a war she’s only read about Observing from the sa. My first hint should have been the fact this is a Harleuin Teen novel Romance novels make me roll my eyes too much but a YA romance makes me roll them so hard they get stuck to the back of my head The Continent is a perfect example of an eye rolling face in palm planting groaning out loud why am I still reading this YA romance Vaela Sun of the Spire is celebrating her sixteenth birthday The Spire is a technologically advanced country with heli planes and magnetic trains but is still old world culture where people use calling cards and address one another by their surname Women are regarded as fragile creatures and must hide their bare legs from men A courtship is declared before a couple may date The Spire is peaceful and perfect and everyone is happy unlike the citizens of the Continent Its indigenous tribes have been at war for over two hundred years and the Spire has found this to be a source of entertainment With a multi year waiting list people of the Spire gladly pay big bucks to go on safari and fly their heli planes over the battlefields to watch the two tribes murder one another And Vaela s parents have pulled strings and probably sold their souls to take her on one of these gruesome expeditionsPlease don t even think of comparing this to The Hunger GamesObviously this is not the experience Vaela was hoping for as she becomes stranded in the frozen and unfriendly wastelands It is at this point the book becomes a bit interesting as the scenes in the Spire were painful and forced The family Vaela is traveling with could not be obnoxious Let me clarify the mother was unbelievably fussy and whiny she found the natives gaudy and as she sat in her futuristic heli plane she complained that she doesn t believe in technology There were times I wondered why the woman was even on the damn trip What made these scenes even worse was the dialogue clunky and pretentious I actually read it out loud just to hear how badly it was writtenThen Vaela meets the natives Somehow after not seeing another Spirean for almost 300 years one of the tribes of the Continent is uite fluent in English Their grasp of the language is amazingly good as they are able to use words like indolent tactician and fertility It was a groan out loud moment when a ten year old used the word subterfuge correctly Of course the pampered Vaela is initially useless she can t cook hunt field dress a kill or even clean her own house Servants did everything But of course after meeting the spunky and gorgeous Yuki this changes No surprise Also no surprise Vaela falls madly in love with one of the natives Harleuin remember and must help and has to make a choice between andbecause these people are This is one of those books that with each page you find yourself and aggravated or dumbfounded but there is no way you re going to throw it across the room like you really want to It s the proverbial train wreck you can t look away you want to see what happens Some of the unbelievable moments Vaela actually argues with the man who saved her from certain rape about her love for cartography it s educational and not for battle that s where the word tactician came in Somehow there are oranges in the arctic tundra The natives speak perfect English The existence of Mrs Shaw I could go on and from looking on Goodreads I can see The Continent has a lot of fans so I know I m in the minority but it just didn t click with me I won t be continuing this seriesAddedum SPOILER ALERT I left blanks because I didn t want to ruin the book for anyone but this is how the sentence reads out Vaela falls madly in love with one of the natives Harleuin remember and must help them survive and has to make a choice between the whites and the natives because these people are now her people The Spirean council even tells her she must forfeit her place in the Spire if she chooses to help those on the Continent The Echo (The Anomaly Quartet, upon the maps she’s drawn of this vast frozen landBut Vaela’s dream all too The Asset (Wounded Warrior uickly turns to nightmare as the journey brings her face to face with the brutal reality of a war she’s only read about Observing from the sa. 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Summary Ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¹ Keira Drake

Fety of a heli plane Vaela is forever changed by the sight of the bloody battle being waged far beneath her And when a tragic accident leaves her stranded on the Continent Vaela finds herself much closer to danger than she’d ever imagined and with an entirely new perspective as to what war truly means Starving alone and lost in the middle of a war zone Vaela must try to find a way home but first she must survi. y all know how I feel about colonizers fantasies of White Saviorism so I will be passing HARD on this book

  • Hardcover
  • 350
  • The Continent
  • Keira Drake
  • English
  • 18 January 2018
  • 9780373212392