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Black Love Signs : An Astrological Guide to Passion, Romance and Relationships for African Americans (aka Sexy Black Sun Signs: An Astrological Guide to Love and Romance for African-Americans) dE of the mean girl and just pounded it into you with no new filters or takes Clea was a vindictive cliche through and through As she was one of the main villains throughout I had hoped for a bit than that but wasissappointed So back to the core of my Manipulation and Dark Psychology dissappointment here Hanley not only takes the mean girl cliche but also the stereotype of girls as inherently mean and vindictive than boys At one point Kiran and the prissy mean boy cliue whatever their names were they were only mentioned a couple timesget into a physical brawl and fight it out like men After the fight is over they stillon t like each other but they respect each other Okay gag whatever Meanwhile Clea and Brynn and their respective crews fight throughout the entire novel and just meanly tear each other Women's Activism and Social Change Rochester New York 1822 1872 down never making amends I guess I found it to be a little sexist in that regardI ll go further to say that jealousy and spite were Clea sriving forces to be mean against Brynn She couldn t stand the idea of a peasant being better than her in any manner So she focused on tearing her The Western Scar: The Theme of the Been-To in West African Fiction down Then she romantically pursues Kiran throughoutepsite his street urchin upbringing and that somehow oesn t bother her Like she hates Clea being from the lower class but oesn t care that Kiran is as well Kiran she sees as a prospective husband which is arguably important than any rival she could have with some other classmate at the Temple It just The Mother I Carry: A Memoir of Healing from Emotional Abuse doesn t add up Also Ion t know what it is with Hanley in her books that all the adults in her books are either blazing idiotshopelessly incompetent at their roles or a villain There is literally no inbetween There appear to be no Anthology of Articles on African Linguistics and Literature decentcompetent human beings over the age of 20 Like come on Ilanna you are the most powerful priestess in the land and wise and what not but you can stand and speak up when you KNOW something is afoot And as for Renchald he was just confusing Was anyone else confused by his character motivation in this book Other than thwarting Selid and BrynnOverall I m teetering between a 3 and a 4 here I suppose for the YA genre it s a 4 but for uality it s a 3 It was very entertaining and an easy read I found it hard to putown I read it in about a ay

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it was by Victoria Hanley whom I unfalteringly love And it was a million times better than Healer s Keep I would efinitely recommend as a light read to a friend who enjoys YA Fantasy That s strange I was sure I had written a review for this book when I put it up It s not as fresh in my mind now but here goes I o remember that it had a lot of wonderful IDEAS LIKE BEING CHOSEN BY SPECIFIC BIRDS AS PART like being chosen by specific birds as part one s personal power but that every character was there solely to forward the plot So everyone is black or white I could predict with certainty what would happen and who would o what every time And the antagonist characters got so monotonous And the protagonists never really grew or changed So they were monotonous too AND there is a challenge that the main character is given early on in the book which she leaves to impede her for waaaay too long and for NO good reason and then when the plot is ready for her to be active again she resolves the problem in a paragraph or two Really easily Stupid girl Why couldn t she have figured that out pages and pages ago so the story could have gone somewhereIn other words manufactured characters to fit the manufactured plot Bleh. Yn encounters unimaginable Distant Echoes Finding Keys To Life After Abuse danger Is she able to struggle with the unknown and to save the whole world from untold misery Or will the powers ofarkness succe. ,
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The Light of the OraclePoor misfit girl with the power to see the future gets chosen to live in the place where the oracles are trained She struggles against bullies evil magic and iscouragement She makes friends who help her to iscover an evil plot and they work together to efeat the bad discover an evil plot and they work together to efeat the bad She finds a special bond with one of the other studentsNo swearing no sex a bit of violence Light of the Oracle was not at all what I thought it would be I The Alchemy of Culture: Intoxicants in Society didn t really like the plot The whole idea of her being inanger just Rough Rider: BWWM Interracial MC Biker Alpha Male Romance doesn t sound goodYouon t get to know Brynn enough to like her The author Sonic Alchemy: Visionary Music Producers and Their Maverick Recordings doesn tig Mapping wild gardens: The symbolic conquest of South Africa (African literatures in English) deep enough into her characters While I was reading the book I was struggling to keep continuing It s just strange that she is gifted by the wind Okay Ion t really get that How can you be gifted by the wind or some bird like the other characters The book is too short and lacks content The storyline is okay but it needs work I read this years and years ago so I Gramatica de baza a limbii romane don t remember much about it except the bare bones of the plot and just how bad it was I m talking author insert fanfiction bad The protagonist is a Mary Sue in the worst way she has virtually no flaws except being mopey because she s such a uniue and special snowflake complete with uniue and special snowflake powers and no one understands her Plus you get to spend a huge chunk of the book watching her get picked on by the mean girls and the teachers who hate her for some reason that I can t remember because she s poor I understand trying to identify with your target readeremographic but I was in t I coincidentally came across this book without reading the first two books I have to be honest I really wish I read the two before this one first There are spoilers in this by the way Suggestive Inuiry into the Hermetic Mystery with a Dissertation on the More Celebrated of the Alchemical Philosophers Being an Attempt Towards the Recovery of the Ancient Experiment of Nature don t read it if you haven t read the book I The Seer and the Sword is one of my favorite fantasy books of all time and when I found out it was a trilogy I was beyond thrilled I enjoyed the second book in the series The Healer s Keep a lot as well This book was good and I liked it but it is not related to the other two books at all There is an offhand reference to the kingdom of Bellandria where the first two books ar Not uite as good as The Seer and the Sword but better than The Healer s Keep This and my other reviews can be found ataughter of a humble stone cutter is whisked off to the Temple other reviews can be found at College University Budgeting: College And University Budgeting daughter of a humble stone cutter is whisked off to the Temple the Oracle as she has a natural talent for making prophecies But not all is right in the temple and Bryn is in terribleanger from those inside the temple The Light of the Oracle is a really good companion novel to The Seer and The Sword and The Healers Keep which was a charming and sweet read with interesting magic around birds I liked Bryn as she was kind and a bit na ve and I enjoyed her journey from being an outsider to being accepted I liked this book and would recommend to have enjoyed Victoria Hanley other books I enjoyed the first two books in the trilogy so even though it had been years since I read them I was excited to find this at the library so I could revisit the world to which Hanley introduced me in The Seer and the Sword and The Healer s KeepNow though I find myself staring at the book uizzically wondering what went wrong First of all while Goodreads lists this as the third in the Healer and Seer series it Integrating Cleveland Baseball doesn t feel in any way connected to the two aforementioned books It may be set in the same world but the character. Bryn is theaughter of a humble stone cutter So no one is surprised than she when the Master Priest seeks her out to become a student at the famous Temple of. S places and events have nothing to The Modern Drunkard's Adventures with Alcohol do with what has gone before giving it the feel of a spinoff rather than a seuel That s not necessarily a bad thing but itid throw me for a loop The story was interesting but the writing Grassroots Leviathan drove me bonkers Was Hanley s voice always so passive her prose so mechanical and uninspired Se Well I have to say that this was a VAST improvement from Hanley s second book in this trilogy Healer s Keep Whileistantly set in the same universe as Seer and the Sword and Healer s Keep The Light of the Oracle is very istinctive in its world building While Light of the Oracle is very istinctive in its world building While Facts and Features of English History, a Series of Alternating Reading and Memory Exercises don t think the country was as fleshed out as it could have been it isn t ultimatelyof much conseuence This story solidly takes place in the Temple of the Oracle rarely extending beyond its walls We get hints of it here and there with mentions of Uste Tunise and theesert somewhere amidst it all but it s hard for the reader to get a firm grip of the exterior environment Even within the Temple of the Oracle you 57 Ways to Screw Up in Grad School don t get a ton of physicalescription but it Love in Bloom didn t bother me that much This was a very characterriven plot and most of the African Native Literature: Or, Proverbs, Tales, Fables and Historical Fragments in the Kanuri or Bornu Language details were pumped into societal aspects of the Temple as well as the characters themselves I just ADORED the idea of the birds choosing their prophets and phropetesses and the idea of receiving a feather from them It was tremendously uniue and something I haven t come across in the fantasy genre before While most of the school scenes are reminiscent of other YA Fantasy novels Hanleyistinguished herself with lovely oddities Also I appreciate that Hanley honed her focus in this novel Instead of leaping from character to character and from place to place as in Healer s Keepshe stuck to the Temple setting for the most part and made sensible timely The Alcohol Bible departures at critical moments I liked that we got to see the inner workings of the school this time around As for the character I really think that they were fairly welleveloped for this genre I Hermetic Alchemy Science and Practice The Golden Dawn Alchemy Series 2 do understand you can only take soeep a IELTS Academic and General Task 2 How to Write at a Band 9 Level dive into character in a pseudo stand alone novel of this length I felt like there wasefinitely character evelopment in this book Kiran Brynn and Dawn all grew over time It idn t feel forced It felt Brynn and Dawn all grew over time It idn t feel forced It felt natural for the most part Brock wasn t as fleshed out in my opinion but since he was ancillary I wasn t really bothered by thisSo Clea Oh sweet sweet sweeeeet jerkface Clea What a freaking nightmare When I first started the book I had false hopes that Clea would be humbled and learn to relate to her peasant compatriot brynn it would have been the perfect set It would have been the perfect set really and a much complex problem to tackle Snobby rich girl leaves home and learns the world isn t as black and white and classist as it once seemed Or rather she would be challenged to break own those barriers from a position of privelege learning to relate to her peers and respect them as euals I imagined Clea and Brynn striking up a friendship fighting the ills of the world together Instead she really is as petty selfish and cruel as she appears on the surface Clea s character oesn t evelop She basically gets everything she wants up until the last moment where she is suddenly nullified I won t say howSome problems with the way they characterized Clea and the other Feathers It was very obviously a classist issue at its heart which I can respect as a valid social criticism however Hanley took the trop. The Oracle; a training school for future priests and priestesses But her innately gifted nature proves a threat to the evil embedded within the Temple and Br.