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Ittle 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 safe. 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 white MC Look as a white writer and critic it is my moral obligation to tell the rest of y all that this is not acceptable and in fact is just bad writing So you re being a terrible person and terrible at your job When people say they want diversity this is not what they mean Listen better Writer better Be better

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The Continent

Ty 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 survive.. 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 consider the varied opinions and experiences of marginalized voices before coming to any conclusions Previous ReviewThe best word I can think of to describe this book is POWERFUL Because it s powerful on every levelIt s powerful on a sentence level There are so many lines that jump out as deep and profound and terribly beautiful Like I feel like a fool having somehow failed to ever mark the difference between spectacle and death andBut one cannot stay forever in the eclipse of tragedy and though I try to avoid both the darkness and the light each waits for me in turnIt s powerful on a scene level There were multiple times where I had to stop and read a paragraph or a scene over and over because it was so moving and thought provokingAnd it s powerful on a story level When high society cartographer Vaela Sun is stranded alone on the isolated war torn continent she is exposed to war for the first time in her life And discovers along with the reader that war isn t a spectacle It s a brutal complicated morally complex terrible thing And the same way its heaviness impacts Vaela the weight of it sits on your mind and your heart long after you ve finished readingThis is a book that ll have you turning the pages frantically to see what happens next It s a book that ll make your heart go mushy as you and the characters fall in love It s a book you ll be excited to read But it s also a book that ll make you want to be better To do To try harder And that s a powerful thing

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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 l. 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 still liking this review I wanted to note that the publisher did push back publication to work out some of these issues As the author wasn t very receptive of criticism I don t have high hopes but it s something that might keep racist descriptions out of the hands of teenagers Regardless I probably won t be reading this There are other writers who actually take criticism without fighting back as well as PoC who manage to not write racist books to start with I ll stick with those This book is super racist and should not be published People with red skin described as drunks and savages Almond shaped eyed characters with Japanese naming conventions PASS PASS PASS White Saviorism to the max Just because a book is set in the future or some made up land doesn t mean you can describe characters in ways that are racist in the real world Harleuin Teen should not let this into the hands of young readers


10 thoughts on “The Continent

  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

  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 e

  3. says:

    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 stil

  4. says:

    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 to capture my interest simply so I can provide information for anyone who seems to think that this book shows us how to be better as humans and isn't a white savior book Yes I saw that comment elsewhere And ye

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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 o

  6. says:

    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 advanc

  7. says:

    Describes indigenous people with red skin as savages who are prone to raping and drinking as well as other egregious stereotypesSee these Twitter threads for info to add a link to a thread featuring a review of the book

  8. says:

    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 consider the varied opinions and experiences of marginalized voices before coming to any conclusions Previous ReviewThe best word I can think of to describe this book is POWERFUL Because it's powerful on ev

  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 the main character is a white girl who's going to save these native people How did this book get published? side eyes this book