Empress of a Thousand Skies (Empress of a Thousand Skies #1)

Empress of a Thousand Skies (Empress of a Thousand Skies #1)

Crown Princess Rhiannon Ta'an wants vengeance. The only surviving heir to an ancient Kalusian dynasty, Rhee has spent her life training to destroy the people who killed her family. Now, on the eve of her coronation, the time has finally come for Rhee to claim her throne - and her revenge. Alyosha is a Wraetan who has risen above his war refugee origins to find fame as the da Crown Princess Rhiannon Ta'an wants vengeance. The only surviving heir to an ancient Kalusian dynasty, Rhee ha...

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Title:Empress of a Thousand Skies (Empress of a Thousand Skies #1)
Author:Rhoda Belleza
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:Empress of a Thousand Skies
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:314 pages pages

Empress of a Thousand Skies (Empress of a Thousand Skies #1) Reviews

  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    Jun 15, 2016

    ?Was there really so much hatred in the universe, so much prejudice, even among people who claimed to be unbiased? Had this always been true?? Wow, this was... unexpected. I don't know about you, but these days I don't have very high hopes when it comes to the latest YA Fantasy/...

    This book is B-A-D-A-S-S. It's like Game of Thrones in space and IDK why I have to say more than that but I will: it's like ARYA STARK from Game of Thrones in space. Rhee is a total badass and I will follow her badassery and determination across every sky. ...

    2.5* This was a super fast read but it was almost rushed. I was very confused and bored quite frankly for the majority of it. I felt like the story wasn't very well fleshed out. It had tons of potential but just ended up falling flat. The characters were flat as well. I just didn't ...

    This was one of my first space operas. What an entertaining genre. Strangely enough, melodrama is more fun in outer space, go figure. There isn?t anything original about the plot: it?s about a princess whose parents were murdered, ready to seek vengeance on the murderer. I?m f...

    4.5 stars. I'm usually not that into sci-fi, but had so much fun with this one!! Maybe because it still felt like YA fantasy... but in space. The worldbuilding was super interesting & original (like how most people store their memories in cubes that the government can potentially o...

    Ugh. I'm torn; parts of my loved this and parts of me were bored to tears. I decided on a 3 star, middle ground "I liked it but it didn't blow me away" rating. I may try to read this again when the second book comes out to see if I like it more at a better time, but it was somewhat pre...

    TW - Racist slurs (which are challenged and condemned, and do not come from the main characters) Leave me alone. I'm innocent, he repeated to himself. I did nothing wrong. Let's get this out of the way : yes, space princesses who seek revenge aren't new to the game. Yes, on...

    DNF at page 176/314 ?Had she even ever bothered to find out?? Am I being too harsh on this? Probably. But try to put up with all the things I'm going to list down below, and then we'll see who's the saint here. ? Rhiannon is a brat, and I'm not even a bit sorry people wo...

    Princess Rhiannon is the sole survivor of the Ta'an legacy. Her family has had the throne for twelve generations. And if Rhee has her way, that won't stop now. She is finally turning sixteen in a week meaning she's coming of age and can take her throne. The only thing standing in her w...

    Going in, I legit thought this book was going to be another over-the-top, dystopian, love triangle, tragedy that leaves me in tears from boredom and forced angst. THANK GOODNESS I WAS SO BLOODY WRONG. Pros - Interesting, unique expression of a commonly used idea/plot - ...

    People always measured war in terms of the numbers dead. Maybe they should measure it in terms of people left behind. Uhhhhhh. This... was not terrible. I'm seeing a lot of positive reviews for it, as a matter of fact. And holy CRAP if it isn't filled with potential!! But I gotta sa...

    Amazing world building! Loved this fantastic debut. (Later review to come) ...

    Empress of a Thousand Skies ? Review & Blog Tour About: Empress of a Thousand Skies is a young adult fantasy written by Rhoda Belleza. It was published on 10/31/17 by Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, paperback, 352 pages. The genres are young adult, science ficti...

    I am sad to say that after promising start, Empress of a Thousand Skies went donwhill pretty fast for me and I lost interest in story and characters quite early in. It all comes back to poor storytelling. I didn?t like the way individual chapters were composed. Told in dual POV, e...

    If he's trying to kill me, he won't expect me to come looking for him. ?Rhiannon After so many months of consuming fantasy and contemporary literature, I finally picked up a sci-fi book. I was particularly interested in Empress of a Thousand Skies because it was penned by a fellow...

    Not bad, but a little... boring? Predictable? I saw the twist in the end from miles away. But so many things (and not just the ending) felt way too convenient, throughout the story. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza Bo...

    Eh...I'm beginning to think sci-fi just isn't for me. Although I slightly blame this book for it and my failure to fall in love because it focused super much on the WORLD and not the CHARACTERS. hey I'm here for characters. And snacks. But mostly characters. Also I don't think throwing...

    I went into this book expecting to love it. I mean, look at that cover. And the synopsis sounded awesome. Plus I had seen lots of high reviews calling it a space opera. Sadly, I was quite disappointed. I didn't really connect to Rhee or Aly. At first, I enjoyed the story and I figur...

    Honor, bravery, loyalty?these made up her ma?tan sarili, the three values. I was an everyday Kalusian greeting, but it meant much more than hello or goodbye. It translated to ?highest self,? and to say it was a pledge to be the best person you could be. In a time...

    I'm on the fence with this one! I loved it but some parts were just all right. There just needed an extra push to be a four star or five star. Something along the lines of twists and turns and maybe more action? Also if the plot had a more direct way of telling the story than being bro...

    This book was almost everything I wanted it to be and more. I absolutely fell in love with the word building and the characters were amazing. I'd never read a "space opera", as this was repeatedly described as, but I loved it. It was so exciting and fun and I couldn't get enough of i...

    Rating ~3.5 Alright, let me start off by saying I really did enjoy this book. It was overall pretty fun, action-packed, adventure. It tackled a lot of important themes as well, from politics, social inequality/racism, scientific advancement and how it can infringe upon basic human r...

  • Adam Silvera
    Oct 03, 2016

    ?Was there really so much hatred in the universe, so much prejudice, even among people who claimed to be unbiased? Had this always been true?? Wow, this was... unexpected. I don't know about you, but these days I don't have very high hopes when it comes to the latest YA Fantasy/...

    This book is B-A-D-A-S-S. It's like Game of Thrones in space and IDK why I have to say more than that but I will: it's like ARYA STARK from Game of Thrones in space. Rhee is a total badass and I will follow her badassery and determination across every sky. ...

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Jan 21, 2017

    ?Was there really so much hatred in the universe, so much prejudice, even among people who claimed to be unbiased? Had this always been true?? Wow, this was... unexpected. I don't know about you, but these days I don't have very high hopes when it comes to the latest YA Fantasy/...

    This book is B-A-D-A-S-S. It's like Game of Thrones in space and IDK why I have to say more than that but I will: it's like ARYA STARK from Game of Thrones in space. Rhee is a total badass and I will follow her badassery and determination across every sky. ...

    2.5* This was a super fast read but it was almost rushed. I was very confused and bored quite frankly for the majority of it. I felt like the story wasn't very well fleshed out. It had tons of potential but just ended up falling flat. The characters were flat as well. I just didn't ...

    This was one of my first space operas. What an entertaining genre. Strangely enough, melodrama is more fun in outer space, go figure. There isn?t anything original about the plot: it?s about a princess whose parents were murdered, ready to seek vengeance on the murderer. I?m f...

    4.5 stars. I'm usually not that into sci-fi, but had so much fun with this one!! Maybe because it still felt like YA fantasy... but in space. The worldbuilding was super interesting & original (like how most people store their memories in cubes that the government can potentially o...

    Ugh. I'm torn; parts of my loved this and parts of me were bored to tears. I decided on a 3 star, middle ground "I liked it but it didn't blow me away" rating. I may try to read this again when the second book comes out to see if I like it more at a better time, but it was somewhat pre...

    TW - Racist slurs (which are challenged and condemned, and do not come from the main characters) Leave me alone. I'm innocent, he repeated to himself. I did nothing wrong. Let's get this out of the way : yes, space princesses who seek revenge aren't new to the game. Yes, on...

    DNF at page 176/314 ?Had she even ever bothered to find out?? Am I being too harsh on this? Probably. But try to put up with all the things I'm going to list down below, and then we'll see who's the saint here. ? Rhiannon is a brat, and I'm not even a bit sorry people wo...

    Princess Rhiannon is the sole survivor of the Ta'an legacy. Her family has had the throne for twelve generations. And if Rhee has her way, that won't stop now. She is finally turning sixteen in a week meaning she's coming of age and can take her throne. The only thing standing in her w...

    Going in, I legit thought this book was going to be another over-the-top, dystopian, love triangle, tragedy that leaves me in tears from boredom and forced angst. THANK GOODNESS I WAS SO BLOODY WRONG. Pros - Interesting, unique expression of a commonly used idea/plot - ...

    People always measured war in terms of the numbers dead. Maybe they should measure it in terms of people left behind. Uhhhhhh. This... was not terrible. I'm seeing a lot of positive reviews for it, as a matter of fact. And holy CRAP if it isn't filled with potential!! But I gotta sa...

    Amazing world building! Loved this fantastic debut. (Later review to come) ...

    Empress of a Thousand Skies ? Review & Blog Tour About: Empress of a Thousand Skies is a young adult fantasy written by Rhoda Belleza. It was published on 10/31/17 by Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, paperback, 352 pages. The genres are young adult, science ficti...

    I am sad to say that after promising start, Empress of a Thousand Skies went donwhill pretty fast for me and I lost interest in story and characters quite early in. It all comes back to poor storytelling. I didn?t like the way individual chapters were composed. Told in dual POV, e...

    If he's trying to kill me, he won't expect me to come looking for him. ?Rhiannon After so many months of consuming fantasy and contemporary literature, I finally picked up a sci-fi book. I was particularly interested in Empress of a Thousand Skies because it was penned by a fellow...

    Not bad, but a little... boring? Predictable? I saw the twist in the end from miles away. But so many things (and not just the ending) felt way too convenient, throughout the story. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza Bo...

    Eh...I'm beginning to think sci-fi just isn't for me. Although I slightly blame this book for it and my failure to fall in love because it focused super much on the WORLD and not the CHARACTERS. hey I'm here for characters. And snacks. But mostly characters. Also I don't think throwing...

    I went into this book expecting to love it. I mean, look at that cover. And the synopsis sounded awesome. Plus I had seen lots of high reviews calling it a space opera. Sadly, I was quite disappointed. I didn't really connect to Rhee or Aly. At first, I enjoyed the story and I figur...

    Honor, bravery, loyalty?these made up her ma?tan sarili, the three values. I was an everyday Kalusian greeting, but it meant much more than hello or goodbye. It translated to ?highest self,? and to say it was a pledge to be the best person you could be. In a time...

    I'm on the fence with this one! I loved it but some parts were just all right. There just needed an extra push to be a four star or five star. Something along the lines of twists and turns and maybe more action? Also if the plot had a more direct way of telling the story than being bro...

    This book was almost everything I wanted it to be and more. I absolutely fell in love with the word building and the characters were amazing. I'd never read a "space opera", as this was repeatedly described as, but I loved it. It was so exciting and fun and I couldn't get enough of i...

    Rating ~3.5 Alright, let me start off by saying I really did enjoy this book. It was overall pretty fun, action-packed, adventure. It tackled a lot of important themes as well, from politics, social inequality/racism, scientific advancement and how it can infringe upon basic human r...

    1.5 Stars This novel left me colder then an asteroid in deep space. The novel utilises a lot of cheap tension building tricks that felt unearned. There were also several niggling irritations that ruined my immersion in the story. The Hidden Info Dump Whereby the author tr...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/01/29/... The last couple years have seen me get a lot pickier with my choice of YA reads, the key reason being that originality is such a rare quality in the genre these days. That?s why when I first came upon the...

  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is
    Feb 02, 2018

    ?Was there really so much hatred in the universe, so much prejudice, even among people who claimed to be unbiased? Had this always been true?? Wow, this was... unexpected. I don't know about you, but these days I don't have very high hopes when it comes to the latest YA Fantasy/...

    This book is B-A-D-A-S-S. It's like Game of Thrones in space and IDK why I have to say more than that but I will: it's like ARYA STARK from Game of Thrones in space. Rhee is a total badass and I will follow her badassery and determination across every sky. ...

    2.5* This was a super fast read but it was almost rushed. I was very confused and bored quite frankly for the majority of it. I felt like the story wasn't very well fleshed out. It had tons of potential but just ended up falling flat. The characters were flat as well. I just didn't ...

    This was one of my first space operas. What an entertaining genre. Strangely enough, melodrama is more fun in outer space, go figure. There isn?t anything original about the plot: it?s about a princess whose parents were murdered, ready to seek vengeance on the murderer. I?m f...

    4.5 stars. I'm usually not that into sci-fi, but had so much fun with this one!! Maybe because it still felt like YA fantasy... but in space. The worldbuilding was super interesting & original (like how most people store their memories in cubes that the government can potentially o...

    Ugh. I'm torn; parts of my loved this and parts of me were bored to tears. I decided on a 3 star, middle ground "I liked it but it didn't blow me away" rating. I may try to read this again when the second book comes out to see if I like it more at a better time, but it was somewhat pre...

    TW - Racist slurs (which are challenged and condemned, and do not come from the main characters) Leave me alone. I'm innocent, he repeated to himself. I did nothing wrong. Let's get this out of the way : yes, space princesses who seek revenge aren't new to the game. Yes, on...

    DNF at page 176/314 ?Had she even ever bothered to find out?? Am I being too harsh on this? Probably. But try to put up with all the things I'm going to list down below, and then we'll see who's the saint here. ? Rhiannon is a brat, and I'm not even a bit sorry people wo...

    Princess Rhiannon is the sole survivor of the Ta'an legacy. Her family has had the throne for twelve generations. And if Rhee has her way, that won't stop now. She is finally turning sixteen in a week meaning she's coming of age and can take her throne. The only thing standing in her w...

    Going in, I legit thought this book was going to be another over-the-top, dystopian, love triangle, tragedy that leaves me in tears from boredom and forced angst. THANK GOODNESS I WAS SO BLOODY WRONG. Pros - Interesting, unique expression of a commonly used idea/plot - ...

    People always measured war in terms of the numbers dead. Maybe they should measure it in terms of people left behind. Uhhhhhh. This... was not terrible. I'm seeing a lot of positive reviews for it, as a matter of fact. And holy CRAP if it isn't filled with potential!! But I gotta sa...

    Amazing world building! Loved this fantastic debut. (Later review to come) ...

    Empress of a Thousand Skies ? Review & Blog Tour About: Empress of a Thousand Skies is a young adult fantasy written by Rhoda Belleza. It was published on 10/31/17 by Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, paperback, 352 pages. The genres are young adult, science ficti...

  • Emily May
    Sep 26, 2016

    ?Was there really so much hatred in the universe, so much prejudice, even among people who claimed to be unbiased? Had this always been true?? Wow, this was... unexpected. I don't know about you, but these days I don't have very high hopes when it comes to the latest YA Fantasy/...

  • Lindsay Cummings
    Jan 16, 2017

    ?Was there really so much hatred in the universe, so much prejudice, even among people who claimed to be unbiased? Had this always been true?? Wow, this was... unexpected. I don't know about you, but these days I don't have very high hopes when it comes to the latest YA Fantasy/...

    This book is B-A-D-A-S-S. It's like Game of Thrones in space and IDK why I have to say more than that but I will: it's like ARYA STARK from Game of Thrones in space. Rhee is a total badass and I will follow her badassery and determination across every sky. ...

    2.5* This was a super fast read but it was almost rushed. I was very confused and bored quite frankly for the majority of it. I felt like the story wasn't very well fleshed out. It had tons of potential but just ended up falling flat. The characters were flat as well. I just didn't ...

    This was one of my first space operas. What an entertaining genre. Strangely enough, melodrama is more fun in outer space, go figure. There isn?t anything original about the plot: it?s about a princess whose parents were murdered, ready to seek vengeance on the murderer. I?m f...

    4.5 stars. I'm usually not that into sci-fi, but had so much fun with this one!! Maybe because it still felt like YA fantasy... but in space. The worldbuilding was super interesting & original (like how most people store their memories in cubes that the government can potentially o...

    Ugh. I'm torn; parts of my loved this and parts of me were bored to tears. I decided on a 3 star, middle ground "I liked it but it didn't blow me away" rating. I may try to read this again when the second book comes out to see if I like it more at a better time, but it was somewhat pre...

    TW - Racist slurs (which are challenged and condemned, and do not come from the main characters) Leave me alone. I'm innocent, he repeated to himself. I did nothing wrong. Let's get this out of the way : yes, space princesses who seek revenge aren't new to the game. Yes, on...

    DNF at page 176/314 ?Had she even ever bothered to find out?? Am I being too harsh on this? Probably. But try to put up with all the things I'm going to list down below, and then we'll see who's the saint here. ? Rhiannon is a brat, and I'm not even a bit sorry people wo...

    Princess Rhiannon is the sole survivor of the Ta'an legacy. Her family has had the throne for twelve generations. And if Rhee has her way, that won't stop now. She is finally turning sixteen in a week meaning she's coming of age and can take her throne. The only thing standing in her w...

    Going in, I legit thought this book was going to be another over-the-top, dystopian, love triangle, tragedy that leaves me in tears from boredom and forced angst. THANK GOODNESS I WAS SO BLOODY WRONG. Pros - Interesting, unique expression of a commonly used idea/plot - ...

    People always measured war in terms of the numbers dead. Maybe they should measure it in terms of people left behind. Uhhhhhh. This... was not terrible. I'm seeing a lot of positive reviews for it, as a matter of fact. And holy CRAP if it isn't filled with potential!! But I gotta sa...

    Amazing world building! Loved this fantastic debut. (Later review to come) ...

  • Simona Bartolotta
    Mar 05, 2017

    ?Was there really so much hatred in the universe, so much prejudice, even among people who claimed to be unbiased? Had this always been true?? Wow, this was... unexpected. I don't know about you, but these days I don't have very high hopes when it comes to the latest YA Fantasy/...

    This book is B-A-D-A-S-S. It's like Game of Thrones in space and IDK why I have to say more than that but I will: it's like ARYA STARK from Game of Thrones in space. Rhee is a total badass and I will follow her badassery and determination across every sky. ...

    2.5* This was a super fast read but it was almost rushed. I was very confused and bored quite frankly for the majority of it. I felt like the story wasn't very well fleshed out. It had tons of potential but just ended up falling flat. The characters were flat as well. I just didn't ...

    This was one of my first space operas. What an entertaining genre. Strangely enough, melodrama is more fun in outer space, go figure. There isn?t anything original about the plot: it?s about a princess whose parents were murdered, ready to seek vengeance on the murderer. I?m f...

    4.5 stars. I'm usually not that into sci-fi, but had so much fun with this one!! Maybe because it still felt like YA fantasy... but in space. The worldbuilding was super interesting & original (like how most people store their memories in cubes that the government can potentially o...

    Ugh. I'm torn; parts of my loved this and parts of me were bored to tears. I decided on a 3 star, middle ground "I liked it but it didn't blow me away" rating. I may try to read this again when the second book comes out to see if I like it more at a better time, but it was somewhat pre...

    TW - Racist slurs (which are challenged and condemned, and do not come from the main characters) Leave me alone. I'm innocent, he repeated to himself. I did nothing wrong. Let's get this out of the way : yes, space princesses who seek revenge aren't new to the game. Yes, on...

    DNF at page 176/314 ?Had she even ever bothered to find out?? Am I being too harsh on this? Probably. But try to put up with all the things I'm going to list down below, and then we'll see who's the saint here. ? Rhiannon is a brat, and I'm not even a bit sorry people wo...

  • Giselle (Book Nerd Canada)
    Sep 09, 2016

    ?Was there really so much hatred in the universe, so much prejudice, even among people who claimed to be unbiased? Had this always been true?? Wow, this was... unexpected. I don't know about you, but these days I don't have very high hopes when it comes to the latest YA Fantasy/...

    This book is B-A-D-A-S-S. It's like Game of Thrones in space and IDK why I have to say more than that but I will: it's like ARYA STARK from Game of Thrones in space. Rhee is a total badass and I will follow her badassery and determination across every sky. ...

    2.5* This was a super fast read but it was almost rushed. I was very confused and bored quite frankly for the majority of it. I felt like the story wasn't very well fleshed out. It had tons of potential but just ended up falling flat. The characters were flat as well. I just didn't ...

    This was one of my first space operas. What an entertaining genre. Strangely enough, melodrama is more fun in outer space, go figure. There isn?t anything original about the plot: it?s about a princess whose parents were murdered, ready to seek vengeance on the murderer. I?m f...

    4.5 stars. I'm usually not that into sci-fi, but had so much fun with this one!! Maybe because it still felt like YA fantasy... but in space. The worldbuilding was super interesting & original (like how most people store their memories in cubes that the government can potentially o...

    Ugh. I'm torn; parts of my loved this and parts of me were bored to tears. I decided on a 3 star, middle ground "I liked it but it didn't blow me away" rating. I may try to read this again when the second book comes out to see if I like it more at a better time, but it was somewhat pre...

    TW - Racist slurs (which are challenged and condemned, and do not come from the main characters) Leave me alone. I'm innocent, he repeated to himself. I did nothing wrong. Let's get this out of the way : yes, space princesses who seek revenge aren't new to the game. Yes, on...

    DNF at page 176/314 ?Had she even ever bothered to find out?? Am I being too harsh on this? Probably. But try to put up with all the things I'm going to list down below, and then we'll see who's the saint here. ? Rhiannon is a brat, and I'm not even a bit sorry people wo...

    Princess Rhiannon is the sole survivor of the Ta'an legacy. Her family has had the throne for twelve generations. And if Rhee has her way, that won't stop now. She is finally turning sixteen in a week meaning she's coming of age and can take her throne. The only thing standing in her w...

    Going in, I legit thought this book was going to be another over-the-top, dystopian, love triangle, tragedy that leaves me in tears from boredom and forced angst. THANK GOODNESS I WAS SO BLOODY WRONG. Pros - Interesting, unique expression of a commonly used idea/plot - ...

    People always measured war in terms of the numbers dead. Maybe they should measure it in terms of people left behind. Uhhhhhh. This... was not terrible. I'm seeing a lot of positive reviews for it, as a matter of fact. And holy CRAP if it isn't filled with potential!! But I gotta sa...

    Amazing world building! Loved this fantastic debut. (Later review to come) ...

    Empress of a Thousand Skies ? Review & Blog Tour About: Empress of a Thousand Skies is a young adult fantasy written by Rhoda Belleza. It was published on 10/31/17 by Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, paperback, 352 pages. The genres are young adult, science ficti...

    I am sad to say that after promising start, Empress of a Thousand Skies went donwhill pretty fast for me and I lost interest in story and characters quite early in. It all comes back to poor storytelling. I didn?t like the way individual chapters were composed. Told in dual POV, e...

    If he's trying to kill me, he won't expect me to come looking for him. ?Rhiannon After so many months of consuming fantasy and contemporary literature, I finally picked up a sci-fi book. I was particularly interested in Empress of a Thousand Skies because it was penned by a fellow...

    Not bad, but a little... boring? Predictable? I saw the twist in the end from miles away. But so many things (and not just the ending) felt way too convenient, throughout the story. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza Bo...

    Eh...I'm beginning to think sci-fi just isn't for me. Although I slightly blame this book for it and my failure to fall in love because it focused super much on the WORLD and not the CHARACTERS. hey I'm here for characters. And snacks. But mostly characters. Also I don't think throwing...

    I went into this book expecting to love it. I mean, look at that cover. And the synopsis sounded awesome. Plus I had seen lots of high reviews calling it a space opera. Sadly, I was quite disappointed. I didn't really connect to Rhee or Aly. At first, I enjoyed the story and I figur...

    Honor, bravery, loyalty?these made up her ma?tan sarili, the three values. I was an everyday Kalusian greeting, but it meant much more than hello or goodbye. It translated to ?highest self,? and to say it was a pledge to be the best person you could be. In a time...

    I'm on the fence with this one! I loved it but some parts were just all right. There just needed an extra push to be a four star or five star. Something along the lines of twists and turns and maybe more action? Also if the plot had a more direct way of telling the story than being bro...

  • Angel Erin
    Jan 24, 2017

    ?Was there really so much hatred in the universe, so much prejudice, even among people who claimed to be unbiased? Had this always been true?? Wow, this was... unexpected. I don't know about you, but these days I don't have very high hopes when it comes to the latest YA Fantasy/...

    This book is B-A-D-A-S-S. It's like Game of Thrones in space and IDK why I have to say more than that but I will: it's like ARYA STARK from Game of Thrones in space. Rhee is a total badass and I will follow her badassery and determination across every sky. ...

    2.5* This was a super fast read but it was almost rushed. I was very confused and bored quite frankly for the majority of it. I felt like the story wasn't very well fleshed out. It had tons of potential but just ended up falling flat. The characters were flat as well. I just didn't ...

    This was one of my first space operas. What an entertaining genre. Strangely enough, melodrama is more fun in outer space, go figure. There isn?t anything original about the plot: it?s about a princess whose parents were murdered, ready to seek vengeance on the murderer. I?m f...

    4.5 stars. I'm usually not that into sci-fi, but had so much fun with this one!! Maybe because it still felt like YA fantasy... but in space. The worldbuilding was super interesting & original (like how most people store their memories in cubes that the government can potentially o...

    Ugh. I'm torn; parts of my loved this and parts of me were bored to tears. I decided on a 3 star, middle ground "I liked it but it didn't blow me away" rating. I may try to read this again when the second book comes out to see if I like it more at a better time, but it was somewhat pre...

    TW - Racist slurs (which are challenged and condemned, and do not come from the main characters) Leave me alone. I'm innocent, he repeated to himself. I did nothing wrong. Let's get this out of the way : yes, space princesses who seek revenge aren't new to the game. Yes, on...

    DNF at page 176/314 ?Had she even ever bothered to find out?? Am I being too harsh on this? Probably. But try to put up with all the things I'm going to list down below, and then we'll see who's the saint here. ? Rhiannon is a brat, and I'm not even a bit sorry people wo...

    Princess Rhiannon is the sole survivor of the Ta'an legacy. Her family has had the throne for twelve generations. And if Rhee has her way, that won't stop now. She is finally turning sixteen in a week meaning she's coming of age and can take her throne. The only thing standing in her w...

    Going in, I legit thought this book was going to be another over-the-top, dystopian, love triangle, tragedy that leaves me in tears from boredom and forced angst. THANK GOODNESS I WAS SO BLOODY WRONG. Pros - Interesting, unique expression of a commonly used idea/plot - ...

    People always measured war in terms of the numbers dead. Maybe they should measure it in terms of people left behind. Uhhhhhh. This... was not terrible. I'm seeing a lot of positive reviews for it, as a matter of fact. And holy CRAP if it isn't filled with potential!! But I gotta sa...

    Amazing world building! Loved this fantastic debut. (Later review to come) ...

    Empress of a Thousand Skies ? Review & Blog Tour About: Empress of a Thousand Skies is a young adult fantasy written by Rhoda Belleza. It was published on 10/31/17 by Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, paperback, 352 pages. The genres are young adult, science ficti...

    I am sad to say that after promising start, Empress of a Thousand Skies went donwhill pretty fast for me and I lost interest in story and characters quite early in. It all comes back to poor storytelling. I didn?t like the way individual chapters were composed. Told in dual POV, e...

    If he's trying to kill me, he won't expect me to come looking for him. ?Rhiannon After so many months of consuming fantasy and contemporary literature, I finally picked up a sci-fi book. I was particularly interested in Empress of a Thousand Skies because it was penned by a fellow...

    Not bad, but a little... boring? Predictable? I saw the twist in the end from miles away. But so many things (and not just the ending) felt way too convenient, throughout the story. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza Bo...

    Eh...I'm beginning to think sci-fi just isn't for me. Although I slightly blame this book for it and my failure to fall in love because it focused super much on the WORLD and not the CHARACTERS. hey I'm here for characters. And snacks. But mostly characters. Also I don't think throwing...

    I went into this book expecting to love it. I mean, look at that cover. And the synopsis sounded awesome. Plus I had seen lots of high reviews calling it a space opera. Sadly, I was quite disappointed. I didn't really connect to Rhee or Aly. At first, I enjoyed the story and I figur...

    Honor, bravery, loyalty?these made up her ma?tan sarili, the three values. I was an everyday Kalusian greeting, but it meant much more than hello or goodbye. It translated to ?highest self,? and to say it was a pledge to be the best person you could be. In a time...

    I'm on the fence with this one! I loved it but some parts were just all right. There just needed an extra push to be a four star or five star. Something along the lines of twists and turns and maybe more action? Also if the plot had a more direct way of telling the story than being bro...

    This book was almost everything I wanted it to be and more. I absolutely fell in love with the word building and the characters were amazing. I'd never read a "space opera", as this was repeatedly described as, but I loved it. It was so exciting and fun and I couldn't get enough of i...

    Rating ~3.5 Alright, let me start off by saying I really did enjoy this book. It was overall pretty fun, action-packed, adventure. It tackled a lot of important themes as well, from politics, social inequality/racism, scientific advancement and how it can infringe upon basic human r...

    1.5 Stars This novel left me colder then an asteroid in deep space. The novel utilises a lot of cheap tension building tricks that felt unearned. There were also several niggling irritations that ruined my immersion in the story. The Hidden Info Dump Whereby the author tr...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/01/29/... The last couple years have seen me get a lot pickier with my choice of YA reads, the key reason being that originality is such a rare quality in the genre these days. That?s why when I first came upon the...

    ?If all we are is what people think we are, then we?re all screwed.? You can find this review and all of my other reviews at Novel Descent Thanks for the support! Ok, so I think I might be a big fan of science-fiction. Who knew? I've been turning my nose up at it for y...

    4.5/5 Stars Read my full review of Empress of a Thousand Skies Empress of a Thousand Skies would best be described in three words: constant adrenaline rush. From the very moment you start reading, there is a tremendous amount of intrigue, action, and grief. It's one of those book...

    UPDATE: @abdulia_ortiz on Instagram won! Congratulations! Book Giveaway! I am giving away a copy of Empress of A Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza. To enter: 1) You must be a friend/following this Goodreads account (tiggertheturtle) 2) Leave a comment below telling me your favo...

    3.5 stars! You know what? I actually liked this book in the end. I enjoyed the beginning but the middle made me lost interest but by the end I was really excited again. I understand why lots of people don?t like it but I think it has its high points. ...

    A fight for the sole rule of a barely-fleshed out generic space empire between very stupid people which doesn't even have the grace to come to a conclusion in this disappointing YA SF. The Crown Princess Rhiannon Ta'an (Rhee) is the last surviving member of the Ta'an dynasty, the ru...

    Hooray!! I won this book in the Goodreads giveaways! I'm so thrilled and I can't wait to read it!! :D ...

  • Sue (Hollywood News Source)
    Feb 07, 2017

    ?Was there really so much hatred in the universe, so much prejudice, even among people who claimed to be unbiased? Had this always been true?? Wow, this was... unexpected. I don't know about you, but these days I don't have very high hopes when it comes to the latest YA Fantasy/...

    This book is B-A-D-A-S-S. It's like Game of Thrones in space and IDK why I have to say more than that but I will: it's like ARYA STARK from Game of Thrones in space. Rhee is a total badass and I will follow her badassery and determination across every sky. ...

    2.5* This was a super fast read but it was almost rushed. I was very confused and bored quite frankly for the majority of it. I felt like the story wasn't very well fleshed out. It had tons of potential but just ended up falling flat. The characters were flat as well. I just didn't ...

    This was one of my first space operas. What an entertaining genre. Strangely enough, melodrama is more fun in outer space, go figure. There isn?t anything original about the plot: it?s about a princess whose parents were murdered, ready to seek vengeance on the murderer. I?m f...

    4.5 stars. I'm usually not that into sci-fi, but had so much fun with this one!! Maybe because it still felt like YA fantasy... but in space. The worldbuilding was super interesting & original (like how most people store their memories in cubes that the government can potentially o...

    Ugh. I'm torn; parts of my loved this and parts of me were bored to tears. I decided on a 3 star, middle ground "I liked it but it didn't blow me away" rating. I may try to read this again when the second book comes out to see if I like it more at a better time, but it was somewhat pre...

    TW - Racist slurs (which are challenged and condemned, and do not come from the main characters) Leave me alone. I'm innocent, he repeated to himself. I did nothing wrong. Let's get this out of the way : yes, space princesses who seek revenge aren't new to the game. Yes, on...

    DNF at page 176/314 ?Had she even ever bothered to find out?? Am I being too harsh on this? Probably. But try to put up with all the things I'm going to list down below, and then we'll see who's the saint here. ? Rhiannon is a brat, and I'm not even a bit sorry people wo...

    Princess Rhiannon is the sole survivor of the Ta'an legacy. Her family has had the throne for twelve generations. And if Rhee has her way, that won't stop now. She is finally turning sixteen in a week meaning she's coming of age and can take her throne. The only thing standing in her w...

    Going in, I legit thought this book was going to be another over-the-top, dystopian, love triangle, tragedy that leaves me in tears from boredom and forced angst. THANK GOODNESS I WAS SO BLOODY WRONG. Pros - Interesting, unique expression of a commonly used idea/plot - ...

    People always measured war in terms of the numbers dead. Maybe they should measure it in terms of people left behind. Uhhhhhh. This... was not terrible. I'm seeing a lot of positive reviews for it, as a matter of fact. And holy CRAP if it isn't filled with potential!! But I gotta sa...

    Amazing world building! Loved this fantastic debut. (Later review to come) ...

    Empress of a Thousand Skies ? Review & Blog Tour About: Empress of a Thousand Skies is a young adult fantasy written by Rhoda Belleza. It was published on 10/31/17 by Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, paperback, 352 pages. The genres are young adult, science ficti...

    I am sad to say that after promising start, Empress of a Thousand Skies went donwhill pretty fast for me and I lost interest in story and characters quite early in. It all comes back to poor storytelling. I didn?t like the way individual chapters were composed. Told in dual POV, e...

    If he's trying to kill me, he won't expect me to come looking for him. ?Rhiannon After so many months of consuming fantasy and contemporary literature, I finally picked up a sci-fi book. I was particularly interested in Empress of a Thousand Skies because it was penned by a fellow...

    Not bad, but a little... boring? Predictable? I saw the twist in the end from miles away. But so many things (and not just the ending) felt way too convenient, throughout the story. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza Bo...

    Eh...I'm beginning to think sci-fi just isn't for me. Although I slightly blame this book for it and my failure to fall in love because it focused super much on the WORLD and not the CHARACTERS. hey I'm here for characters. And snacks. But mostly characters. Also I don't think throwing...

    I went into this book expecting to love it. I mean, look at that cover. And the synopsis sounded awesome. Plus I had seen lots of high reviews calling it a space opera. Sadly, I was quite disappointed. I didn't really connect to Rhee or Aly. At first, I enjoyed the story and I figur...

    Honor, bravery, loyalty?these made up her ma?tan sarili, the three values. I was an everyday Kalusian greeting, but it meant much more than hello or goodbye. It translated to ?highest self,? and to say it was a pledge to be the best person you could be. In a time...

  • Stacee
    Dec 28, 2016

    ?Was there really so much hatred in the universe, so much prejudice, even among people who claimed to be unbiased? Had this always been true?? Wow, this was... unexpected. I don't know about you, but these days I don't have very high hopes when it comes to the latest YA Fantasy/...

    This book is B-A-D-A-S-S. It's like Game of Thrones in space and IDK why I have to say more than that but I will: it's like ARYA STARK from Game of Thrones in space. Rhee is a total badass and I will follow her badassery and determination across every sky. ...

    2.5* This was a super fast read but it was almost rushed. I was very confused and bored quite frankly for the majority of it. I felt like the story wasn't very well fleshed out. It had tons of potential but just ended up falling flat. The characters were flat as well. I just didn't ...

    This was one of my first space operas. What an entertaining genre. Strangely enough, melodrama is more fun in outer space, go figure. There isn?t anything original about the plot: it?s about a princess whose parents were murdered, ready to seek vengeance on the murderer. I?m f...

    4.5 stars. I'm usually not that into sci-fi, but had so much fun with this one!! Maybe because it still felt like YA fantasy... but in space. The worldbuilding was super interesting & original (like how most people store their memories in cubes that the government can potentially o...

    Ugh. I'm torn; parts of my loved this and parts of me were bored to tears. I decided on a 3 star, middle ground "I liked it but it didn't blow me away" rating. I may try to read this again when the second book comes out to see if I like it more at a better time, but it was somewhat pre...

    TW - Racist slurs (which are challenged and condemned, and do not come from the main characters) Leave me alone. I'm innocent, he repeated to himself. I did nothing wrong. Let's get this out of the way : yes, space princesses who seek revenge aren't new to the game. Yes, on...

    DNF at page 176/314 ?Had she even ever bothered to find out?? Am I being too harsh on this? Probably. But try to put up with all the things I'm going to list down below, and then we'll see who's the saint here. ? Rhiannon is a brat, and I'm not even a bit sorry people wo...

    Princess Rhiannon is the sole survivor of the Ta'an legacy. Her family has had the throne for twelve generations. And if Rhee has her way, that won't stop now. She is finally turning sixteen in a week meaning she's coming of age and can take her throne. The only thing standing in her w...

    Going in, I legit thought this book was going to be another over-the-top, dystopian, love triangle, tragedy that leaves me in tears from boredom and forced angst. THANK GOODNESS I WAS SO BLOODY WRONG. Pros - Interesting, unique expression of a commonly used idea/plot - ...

    People always measured war in terms of the numbers dead. Maybe they should measure it in terms of people left behind. Uhhhhhh. This... was not terrible. I'm seeing a lot of positive reviews for it, as a matter of fact. And holy CRAP if it isn't filled with potential!! But I gotta sa...

    Amazing world building! Loved this fantastic debut. (Later review to come) ...

    Empress of a Thousand Skies ? Review & Blog Tour About: Empress of a Thousand Skies is a young adult fantasy written by Rhoda Belleza. It was published on 10/31/17 by Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, paperback, 352 pages. The genres are young adult, science ficti...

    I am sad to say that after promising start, Empress of a Thousand Skies went donwhill pretty fast for me and I lost interest in story and characters quite early in. It all comes back to poor storytelling. I didn?t like the way individual chapters were composed. Told in dual POV, e...

    If he's trying to kill me, he won't expect me to come looking for him. ?Rhiannon After so many months of consuming fantasy and contemporary literature, I finally picked up a sci-fi book. I was particularly interested in Empress of a Thousand Skies because it was penned by a fellow...

    Not bad, but a little... boring? Predictable? I saw the twist in the end from miles away. But so many things (and not just the ending) felt way too convenient, throughout the story. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza Bo...

    Eh...I'm beginning to think sci-fi just isn't for me. Although I slightly blame this book for it and my failure to fall in love because it focused super much on the WORLD and not the CHARACTERS. hey I'm here for characters. And snacks. But mostly characters. Also I don't think throwing...

    I went into this book expecting to love it. I mean, look at that cover. And the synopsis sounded awesome. Plus I had seen lots of high reviews calling it a space opera. Sadly, I was quite disappointed. I didn't really connect to Rhee or Aly. At first, I enjoyed the story and I figur...

  • Alyssa
    Jan 28, 2017

    ?Was there really so much hatred in the universe, so much prejudice, even among people who claimed to be unbiased? Had this always been true?? Wow, this was... unexpected. I don't know about you, but these days I don't have very high hopes when it comes to the latest YA Fantasy/...

    This book is B-A-D-A-S-S. It's like Game of Thrones in space and IDK why I have to say more than that but I will: it's like ARYA STARK from Game of Thrones in space. Rhee is a total badass and I will follow her badassery and determination across every sky. ...

    2.5* This was a super fast read but it was almost rushed. I was very confused and bored quite frankly for the majority of it. I felt like the story wasn't very well fleshed out. It had tons of potential but just ended up falling flat. The characters were flat as well. I just didn't ...

    This was one of my first space operas. What an entertaining genre. Strangely enough, melodrama is more fun in outer space, go figure. There isn?t anything original about the plot: it?s about a princess whose parents were murdered, ready to seek vengeance on the murderer. I?m f...

    4.5 stars. I'm usually not that into sci-fi, but had so much fun with this one!! Maybe because it still felt like YA fantasy... but in space. The worldbuilding was super interesting & original (like how most people store their memories in cubes that the government can potentially o...

    Ugh. I'm torn; parts of my loved this and parts of me were bored to tears. I decided on a 3 star, middle ground "I liked it but it didn't blow me away" rating. I may try to read this again when the second book comes out to see if I like it more at a better time, but it was somewhat pre...

    TW - Racist slurs (which are challenged and condemned, and do not come from the main characters) Leave me alone. I'm innocent, he repeated to himself. I did nothing wrong. Let's get this out of the way : yes, space princesses who seek revenge aren't new to the game. Yes, on...

    DNF at page 176/314 ?Had she even ever bothered to find out?? Am I being too harsh on this? Probably. But try to put up with all the things I'm going to list down below, and then we'll see who's the saint here. ? Rhiannon is a brat, and I'm not even a bit sorry people wo...

    Princess Rhiannon is the sole survivor of the Ta'an legacy. Her family has had the throne for twelve generations. And if Rhee has her way, that won't stop now. She is finally turning sixteen in a week meaning she's coming of age and can take her throne. The only thing standing in her w...

    Going in, I legit thought this book was going to be another over-the-top, dystopian, love triangle, tragedy that leaves me in tears from boredom and forced angst. THANK GOODNESS I WAS SO BLOODY WRONG. Pros - Interesting, unique expression of a commonly used idea/plot - ...

    People always measured war in terms of the numbers dead. Maybe they should measure it in terms of people left behind. Uhhhhhh. This... was not terrible. I'm seeing a lot of positive reviews for it, as a matter of fact. And holy CRAP if it isn't filled with potential!! But I gotta sa...

    Amazing world building! Loved this fantastic debut. (Later review to come) ...

    Empress of a Thousand Skies ? Review & Blog Tour About: Empress of a Thousand Skies is a young adult fantasy written by Rhoda Belleza. It was published on 10/31/17 by Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, paperback, 352 pages. The genres are young adult, science ficti...

    I am sad to say that after promising start, Empress of a Thousand Skies went donwhill pretty fast for me and I lost interest in story and characters quite early in. It all comes back to poor storytelling. I didn?t like the way individual chapters were composed. Told in dual POV, e...

    If he's trying to kill me, he won't expect me to come looking for him. ?Rhiannon After so many months of consuming fantasy and contemporary literature, I finally picked up a sci-fi book. I was particularly interested in Empress of a Thousand Skies because it was penned by a fellow...

    Not bad, but a little... boring? Predictable? I saw the twist in the end from miles away. But so many things (and not just the ending) felt way too convenient, throughout the story. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza Bo...

  • Joshua Gabriel (Ever Bookish Josh)
    Nov 13, 2017

    ?Was there really so much hatred in the universe, so much prejudice, even among people who claimed to be unbiased? Had this always been true?? Wow, this was... unexpected. I don't know about you, but these days I don't have very high hopes when it comes to the latest YA Fantasy/...

    This book is B-A-D-A-S-S. It's like Game of Thrones in space and IDK why I have to say more than that but I will: it's like ARYA STARK from Game of Thrones in space. Rhee is a total badass and I will follow her badassery and determination across every sky. ...

    2.5* This was a super fast read but it was almost rushed. I was very confused and bored quite frankly for the majority of it. I felt like the story wasn't very well fleshed out. It had tons of potential but just ended up falling flat. The characters were flat as well. I just didn't ...

    This was one of my first space operas. What an entertaining genre. Strangely enough, melodrama is more fun in outer space, go figure. There isn?t anything original about the plot: it?s about a princess whose parents were murdered, ready to seek vengeance on the murderer. I?m f...

    4.5 stars. I'm usually not that into sci-fi, but had so much fun with this one!! Maybe because it still felt like YA fantasy... but in space. The worldbuilding was super interesting & original (like how most people store their memories in cubes that the government can potentially o...

    Ugh. I'm torn; parts of my loved this and parts of me were bored to tears. I decided on a 3 star, middle ground "I liked it but it didn't blow me away" rating. I may try to read this again when the second book comes out to see if I like it more at a better time, but it was somewhat pre...

    TW - Racist slurs (which are challenged and condemned, and do not come from the main characters) Leave me alone. I'm innocent, he repeated to himself. I did nothing wrong. Let's get this out of the way : yes, space princesses who seek revenge aren't new to the game. Yes, on...

    DNF at page 176/314 ?Had she even ever bothered to find out?? Am I being too harsh on this? Probably. But try to put up with all the things I'm going to list down below, and then we'll see who's the saint here. ? Rhiannon is a brat, and I'm not even a bit sorry people wo...

    Princess Rhiannon is the sole survivor of the Ta'an legacy. Her family has had the throne for twelve generations. And if Rhee has her way, that won't stop now. She is finally turning sixteen in a week meaning she's coming of age and can take her throne. The only thing standing in her w...

    Going in, I legit thought this book was going to be another over-the-top, dystopian, love triangle, tragedy that leaves me in tears from boredom and forced angst. THANK GOODNESS I WAS SO BLOODY WRONG. Pros - Interesting, unique expression of a commonly used idea/plot - ...

    People always measured war in terms of the numbers dead. Maybe they should measure it in terms of people left behind. Uhhhhhh. This... was not terrible. I'm seeing a lot of positive reviews for it, as a matter of fact. And holy CRAP if it isn't filled with potential!! But I gotta sa...

    Amazing world building! Loved this fantastic debut. (Later review to come) ...

    Empress of a Thousand Skies ? Review & Blog Tour About: Empress of a Thousand Skies is a young adult fantasy written by Rhoda Belleza. It was published on 10/31/17 by Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, paperback, 352 pages. The genres are young adult, science ficti...

    I am sad to say that after promising start, Empress of a Thousand Skies went donwhill pretty fast for me and I lost interest in story and characters quite early in. It all comes back to poor storytelling. I didn?t like the way individual chapters were composed. Told in dual POV, e...

    If he's trying to kill me, he won't expect me to come looking for him. ?Rhiannon After so many months of consuming fantasy and contemporary literature, I finally picked up a sci-fi book. I was particularly interested in Empress of a Thousand Skies because it was penned by a fellow...

  • Lucia
    Feb 11, 2017

    ?Was there really so much hatred in the universe, so much prejudice, even among people who claimed to be unbiased? Had this always been true?? Wow, this was... unexpected. I don't know about you, but these days I don't have very high hopes when it comes to the latest YA Fantasy/...

    This book is B-A-D-A-S-S. It's like Game of Thrones in space and IDK why I have to say more than that but I will: it's like ARYA STARK from Game of Thrones in space. Rhee is a total badass and I will follow her badassery and determination across every sky. ...

    2.5* This was a super fast read but it was almost rushed. I was very confused and bored quite frankly for the majority of it. I felt like the story wasn't very well fleshed out. It had tons of potential but just ended up falling flat. The characters were flat as well. I just didn't ...

    This was one of my first space operas. What an entertaining genre. Strangely enough, melodrama is more fun in outer space, go figure. There isn?t anything original about the plot: it?s about a princess whose parents were murdered, ready to seek vengeance on the murderer. I?m f...

    4.5 stars. I'm usually not that into sci-fi, but had so much fun with this one!! Maybe because it still felt like YA fantasy... but in space. The worldbuilding was super interesting & original (like how most people store their memories in cubes that the government can potentially o...

    Ugh. I'm torn; parts of my loved this and parts of me were bored to tears. I decided on a 3 star, middle ground "I liked it but it didn't blow me away" rating. I may try to read this again when the second book comes out to see if I like it more at a better time, but it was somewhat pre...

    TW - Racist slurs (which are challenged and condemned, and do not come from the main characters) Leave me alone. I'm innocent, he repeated to himself. I did nothing wrong. Let's get this out of the way : yes, space princesses who seek revenge aren't new to the game. Yes, on...

    DNF at page 176/314 ?Had she even ever bothered to find out?? Am I being too harsh on this? Probably. But try to put up with all the things I'm going to list down below, and then we'll see who's the saint here. ? Rhiannon is a brat, and I'm not even a bit sorry people wo...

    Princess Rhiannon is the sole survivor of the Ta'an legacy. Her family has had the throne for twelve generations. And if Rhee has her way, that won't stop now. She is finally turning sixteen in a week meaning she's coming of age and can take her throne. The only thing standing in her w...

    Going in, I legit thought this book was going to be another over-the-top, dystopian, love triangle, tragedy that leaves me in tears from boredom and forced angst. THANK GOODNESS I WAS SO BLOODY WRONG. Pros - Interesting, unique expression of a commonly used idea/plot - ...

    People always measured war in terms of the numbers dead. Maybe they should measure it in terms of people left behind. Uhhhhhh. This... was not terrible. I'm seeing a lot of positive reviews for it, as a matter of fact. And holy CRAP if it isn't filled with potential!! But I gotta sa...

    Amazing world building! Loved this fantastic debut. (Later review to come) ...

    Empress of a Thousand Skies ? Review & Blog Tour About: Empress of a Thousand Skies is a young adult fantasy written by Rhoda Belleza. It was published on 10/31/17 by Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, paperback, 352 pages. The genres are young adult, science ficti...

    I am sad to say that after promising start, Empress of a Thousand Skies went donwhill pretty fast for me and I lost interest in story and characters quite early in. It all comes back to poor storytelling. I didn?t like the way individual chapters were composed. Told in dual POV, e...

  • Lindsay
    Jun 07, 2017

    ?Was there really so much hatred in the universe, so much prejudice, even among people who claimed to be unbiased? Had this always been true?? Wow, this was... unexpected. I don't know about you, but these days I don't have very high hopes when it comes to the latest YA Fantasy/...

    This book is B-A-D-A-S-S. It's like Game of Thrones in space and IDK why I have to say more than that but I will: it's like ARYA STARK from Game of Thrones in space. Rhee is a total badass and I will follow her badassery and determination across every sky. ...

    2.5* This was a super fast read but it was almost rushed. I was very confused and bored quite frankly for the majority of it. I felt like the story wasn't very well fleshed out. It had tons of potential but just ended up falling flat. The characters were flat as well. I just didn't ...

    This was one of my first space operas. What an entertaining genre. Strangely enough, melodrama is more fun in outer space, go figure. There isn?t anything original about the plot: it?s about a princess whose parents were murdered, ready to seek vengeance on the murderer. I?m f...

    4.5 stars. I'm usually not that into sci-fi, but had so much fun with this one!! Maybe because it still felt like YA fantasy... but in space. The worldbuilding was super interesting & original (like how most people store their memories in cubes that the government can potentially o...

    Ugh. I'm torn; parts of my loved this and parts of me were bored to tears. I decided on a 3 star, middle ground "I liked it but it didn't blow me away" rating. I may try to read this again when the second book comes out to see if I like it more at a better time, but it was somewhat pre...

    TW - Racist slurs (which are challenged and condemned, and do not come from the main characters) Leave me alone. I'm innocent, he repeated to himself. I did nothing wrong. Let's get this out of the way : yes, space princesses who seek revenge aren't new to the game. Yes, on...

    DNF at page 176/314 ?Had she even ever bothered to find out?? Am I being too harsh on this? Probably. But try to put up with all the things I'm going to list down below, and then we'll see who's the saint here. ? Rhiannon is a brat, and I'm not even a bit sorry people wo...

    Princess Rhiannon is the sole survivor of the Ta'an legacy. Her family has had the throne for twelve generations. And if Rhee has her way, that won't stop now. She is finally turning sixteen in a week meaning she's coming of age and can take her throne. The only thing standing in her w...

    Going in, I legit thought this book was going to be another over-the-top, dystopian, love triangle, tragedy that leaves me in tears from boredom and forced angst. THANK GOODNESS I WAS SO BLOODY WRONG. Pros - Interesting, unique expression of a commonly used idea/plot - ...

    People always measured war in terms of the numbers dead. Maybe they should measure it in terms of people left behind. Uhhhhhh. This... was not terrible. I'm seeing a lot of positive reviews for it, as a matter of fact. And holy CRAP if it isn't filled with potential!! But I gotta sa...

    Amazing world building! Loved this fantastic debut. (Later review to come) ...

    Empress of a Thousand Skies ? Review & Blog Tour About: Empress of a Thousand Skies is a young adult fantasy written by Rhoda Belleza. It was published on 10/31/17 by Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, paperback, 352 pages. The genres are young adult, science ficti...

    I am sad to say that after promising start, Empress of a Thousand Skies went donwhill pretty fast for me and I lost interest in story and characters quite early in. It all comes back to poor storytelling. I didn?t like the way individual chapters were composed. Told in dual POV, e...

    If he's trying to kill me, he won't expect me to come looking for him. ?Rhiannon After so many months of consuming fantasy and contemporary literature, I finally picked up a sci-fi book. I was particularly interested in Empress of a Thousand Skies because it was penned by a fellow...

    Not bad, but a little... boring? Predictable? I saw the twist in the end from miles away. But so many things (and not just the ending) felt way too convenient, throughout the story. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza Bo...

    Eh...I'm beginning to think sci-fi just isn't for me. Although I slightly blame this book for it and my failure to fall in love because it focused super much on the WORLD and not the CHARACTERS. hey I'm here for characters. And snacks. But mostly characters. Also I don't think throwing...

    I went into this book expecting to love it. I mean, look at that cover. And the synopsis sounded awesome. Plus I had seen lots of high reviews calling it a space opera. Sadly, I was quite disappointed. I didn't really connect to Rhee or Aly. At first, I enjoyed the story and I figur...

    Honor, bravery, loyalty?these made up her ma?tan sarili, the three values. I was an everyday Kalusian greeting, but it meant much more than hello or goodbye. It translated to ?highest self,? and to say it was a pledge to be the best person you could be. In a time...

    I'm on the fence with this one! I loved it but some parts were just all right. There just needed an extra push to be a four star or five star. Something along the lines of twists and turns and maybe more action? Also if the plot had a more direct way of telling the story than being bro...

    This book was almost everything I wanted it to be and more. I absolutely fell in love with the word building and the characters were amazing. I'd never read a "space opera", as this was repeatedly described as, but I loved it. It was so exciting and fun and I couldn't get enough of i...

    Rating ~3.5 Alright, let me start off by saying I really did enjoy this book. It was overall pretty fun, action-packed, adventure. It tackled a lot of important themes as well, from politics, social inequality/racism, scientific advancement and how it can infringe upon basic human r...

    1.5 Stars This novel left me colder then an asteroid in deep space. The novel utilises a lot of cheap tension building tricks that felt unearned. There were also several niggling irritations that ruined my immersion in the story. The Hidden Info Dump Whereby the author tr...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/01/29/... The last couple years have seen me get a lot pickier with my choice of YA reads, the key reason being that originality is such a rare quality in the genre these days. That?s why when I first came upon the...

    ?If all we are is what people think we are, then we?re all screwed.? You can find this review and all of my other reviews at Novel Descent Thanks for the support! Ok, so I think I might be a big fan of science-fiction. Who knew? I've been turning my nose up at it for y...

    4.5/5 Stars Read my full review of Empress of a Thousand Skies Empress of a Thousand Skies would best be described in three words: constant adrenaline rush. From the very moment you start reading, there is a tremendous amount of intrigue, action, and grief. It's one of those book...

    UPDATE: @abdulia_ortiz on Instagram won! Congratulations! Book Giveaway! I am giving away a copy of Empress of A Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza. To enter: 1) You must be a friend/following this Goodreads account (tiggertheturtle) 2) Leave a comment below telling me your favo...

    3.5 stars! You know what? I actually liked this book in the end. I enjoyed the beginning but the middle made me lost interest but by the end I was really excited again. I understand why lots of people don?t like it but I think it has its high points. ...

    A fight for the sole rule of a barely-fleshed out generic space empire between very stupid people which doesn't even have the grace to come to a conclusion in this disappointing YA SF. The Crown Princess Rhiannon Ta'an (Rhee) is the last surviving member of the Ta'an dynasty, the ru...

  • Vikki
    Jan 25, 2017

    ?Was there really so much hatred in the universe, so much prejudice, even among people who claimed to be unbiased? Had this always been true?? Wow, this was... unexpected. I don't know about you, but these days I don't have very high hopes when it comes to the latest YA Fantasy/...

    This book is B-A-D-A-S-S. It's like Game of Thrones in space and IDK why I have to say more than that but I will: it's like ARYA STARK from Game of Thrones in space. Rhee is a total badass and I will follow her badassery and determination across every sky. ...

    2.5* This was a super fast read but it was almost rushed. I was very confused and bored quite frankly for the majority of it. I felt like the story wasn't very well fleshed out. It had tons of potential but just ended up falling flat. The characters were flat as well. I just didn't ...

    This was one of my first space operas. What an entertaining genre. Strangely enough, melodrama is more fun in outer space, go figure. There isn?t anything original about the plot: it?s about a princess whose parents were murdered, ready to seek vengeance on the murderer. I?m f...

    4.5 stars. I'm usually not that into sci-fi, but had so much fun with this one!! Maybe because it still felt like YA fantasy... but in space. The worldbuilding was super interesting & original (like how most people store their memories in cubes that the government can potentially o...

    Ugh. I'm torn; parts of my loved this and parts of me were bored to tears. I decided on a 3 star, middle ground "I liked it but it didn't blow me away" rating. I may try to read this again when the second book comes out to see if I like it more at a better time, but it was somewhat pre...

    TW - Racist slurs (which are challenged and condemned, and do not come from the main characters) Leave me alone. I'm innocent, he repeated to himself. I did nothing wrong. Let's get this out of the way : yes, space princesses who seek revenge aren't new to the game. Yes, on...

    DNF at page 176/314 ?Had she even ever bothered to find out?? Am I being too harsh on this? Probably. But try to put up with all the things I'm going to list down below, and then we'll see who's the saint here. ? Rhiannon is a brat, and I'm not even a bit sorry people wo...

    Princess Rhiannon is the sole survivor of the Ta'an legacy. Her family has had the throne for twelve generations. And if Rhee has her way, that won't stop now. She is finally turning sixteen in a week meaning she's coming of age and can take her throne. The only thing standing in her w...

    Going in, I legit thought this book was going to be another over-the-top, dystopian, love triangle, tragedy that leaves me in tears from boredom and forced angst. THANK GOODNESS I WAS SO BLOODY WRONG. Pros - Interesting, unique expression of a commonly used idea/plot - ...

    People always measured war in terms of the numbers dead. Maybe they should measure it in terms of people left behind. Uhhhhhh. This... was not terrible. I'm seeing a lot of positive reviews for it, as a matter of fact. And holy CRAP if it isn't filled with potential!! But I gotta sa...

    Amazing world building! Loved this fantastic debut. (Later review to come) ...

    Empress of a Thousand Skies ? Review & Blog Tour About: Empress of a Thousand Skies is a young adult fantasy written by Rhoda Belleza. It was published on 10/31/17 by Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, paperback, 352 pages. The genres are young adult, science ficti...

    I am sad to say that after promising start, Empress of a Thousand Skies went donwhill pretty fast for me and I lost interest in story and characters quite early in. It all comes back to poor storytelling. I didn?t like the way individual chapters were composed. Told in dual POV, e...

    If he's trying to kill me, he won't expect me to come looking for him. ?Rhiannon After so many months of consuming fantasy and contemporary literature, I finally picked up a sci-fi book. I was particularly interested in Empress of a Thousand Skies because it was penned by a fellow...

    Not bad, but a little... boring? Predictable? I saw the twist in the end from miles away. But so many things (and not just the ending) felt way too convenient, throughout the story. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza Bo...

    Eh...I'm beginning to think sci-fi just isn't for me. Although I slightly blame this book for it and my failure to fall in love because it focused super much on the WORLD and not the CHARACTERS. hey I'm here for characters. And snacks. But mostly characters. Also I don't think throwing...

    I went into this book expecting to love it. I mean, look at that cover. And the synopsis sounded awesome. Plus I had seen lots of high reviews calling it a space opera. Sadly, I was quite disappointed. I didn't really connect to Rhee or Aly. At first, I enjoyed the story and I figur...

    Honor, bravery, loyalty?these made up her ma?tan sarili, the three values. I was an everyday Kalusian greeting, but it meant much more than hello or goodbye. It translated to ?highest self,? and to say it was a pledge to be the best person you could be. In a time...

    I'm on the fence with this one! I loved it but some parts were just all right. There just needed an extra push to be a four star or five star. Something along the lines of twists and turns and maybe more action? Also if the plot had a more direct way of telling the story than being bro...

    This book was almost everything I wanted it to be and more. I absolutely fell in love with the word building and the characters were amazing. I'd never read a "space opera", as this was repeatedly described as, but I loved it. It was so exciting and fun and I couldn't get enough of i...

    Rating ~3.5 Alright, let me start off by saying I really did enjoy this book. It was overall pretty fun, action-packed, adventure. It tackled a lot of important themes as well, from politics, social inequality/racism, scientific advancement and how it can infringe upon basic human r...

    1.5 Stars This novel left me colder then an asteroid in deep space. The novel utilises a lot of cheap tension building tricks that felt unearned. There were also several niggling irritations that ruined my immersion in the story. The Hidden Info Dump Whereby the author tr...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/01/29/... The last couple years have seen me get a lot pickier with my choice of YA reads, the key reason being that originality is such a rare quality in the genre these days. That?s why when I first came upon the...

    ?If all we are is what people think we are, then we?re all screwed.? You can find this review and all of my other reviews at Novel Descent Thanks for the support! Ok, so I think I might be a big fan of science-fiction. Who knew? I've been turning my nose up at it for y...

    4.5/5 Stars Read my full review of Empress of a Thousand Skies Empress of a Thousand Skies would best be described in three words: constant adrenaline rush. From the very moment you start reading, there is a tremendous amount of intrigue, action, and grief. It's one of those book...

    UPDATE: @abdulia_ortiz on Instagram won! Congratulations! Book Giveaway! I am giving away a copy of Empress of A Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza. To enter: 1) You must be a friend/following this Goodreads account (tiggertheturtle) 2) Leave a comment below telling me your favo...

  • Cait (Paper Fury)
    Apr 03, 2016

    ?Was there really so much hatred in the universe, so much prejudice, even among people who claimed to be unbiased? Had this always been true?? Wow, this was... unexpected. I don't know about you, but these days I don't have very high hopes when it comes to the latest YA Fantasy/...

    This book is B-A-D-A-S-S. It's like Game of Thrones in space and IDK why I have to say more than that but I will: it's like ARYA STARK from Game of Thrones in space. Rhee is a total badass and I will follow her badassery and determination across every sky. ...

    2.5* This was a super fast read but it was almost rushed. I was very confused and bored quite frankly for the majority of it. I felt like the story wasn't very well fleshed out. It had tons of potential but just ended up falling flat. The characters were flat as well. I just didn't ...

    This was one of my first space operas. What an entertaining genre. Strangely enough, melodrama is more fun in outer space, go figure. There isn?t anything original about the plot: it?s about a princess whose parents were murdered, ready to seek vengeance on the murderer. I?m f...

    4.5 stars. I'm usually not that into sci-fi, but had so much fun with this one!! Maybe because it still felt like YA fantasy... but in space. The worldbuilding was super interesting & original (like how most people store their memories in cubes that the government can potentially o...

    Ugh. I'm torn; parts of my loved this and parts of me were bored to tears. I decided on a 3 star, middle ground "I liked it but it didn't blow me away" rating. I may try to read this again when the second book comes out to see if I like it more at a better time, but it was somewhat pre...

    TW - Racist slurs (which are challenged and condemned, and do not come from the main characters) Leave me alone. I'm innocent, he repeated to himself. I did nothing wrong. Let's get this out of the way : yes, space princesses who seek revenge aren't new to the game. Yes, on...

    DNF at page 176/314 ?Had she even ever bothered to find out?? Am I being too harsh on this? Probably. But try to put up with all the things I'm going to list down below, and then we'll see who's the saint here. ? Rhiannon is a brat, and I'm not even a bit sorry people wo...

    Princess Rhiannon is the sole survivor of the Ta'an legacy. Her family has had the throne for twelve generations. And if Rhee has her way, that won't stop now. She is finally turning sixteen in a week meaning she's coming of age and can take her throne. The only thing standing in her w...

    Going in, I legit thought this book was going to be another over-the-top, dystopian, love triangle, tragedy that leaves me in tears from boredom and forced angst. THANK GOODNESS I WAS SO BLOODY WRONG. Pros - Interesting, unique expression of a commonly used idea/plot - ...

    People always measured war in terms of the numbers dead. Maybe they should measure it in terms of people left behind. Uhhhhhh. This... was not terrible. I'm seeing a lot of positive reviews for it, as a matter of fact. And holy CRAP if it isn't filled with potential!! But I gotta sa...

    Amazing world building! Loved this fantastic debut. (Later review to come) ...

    Empress of a Thousand Skies ? Review & Blog Tour About: Empress of a Thousand Skies is a young adult fantasy written by Rhoda Belleza. It was published on 10/31/17 by Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, paperback, 352 pages. The genres are young adult, science ficti...

    I am sad to say that after promising start, Empress of a Thousand Skies went donwhill pretty fast for me and I lost interest in story and characters quite early in. It all comes back to poor storytelling. I didn?t like the way individual chapters were composed. Told in dual POV, e...

    If he's trying to kill me, he won't expect me to come looking for him. ?Rhiannon After so many months of consuming fantasy and contemporary literature, I finally picked up a sci-fi book. I was particularly interested in Empress of a Thousand Skies because it was penned by a fellow...

    Not bad, but a little... boring? Predictable? I saw the twist in the end from miles away. But so many things (and not just the ending) felt way too convenient, throughout the story. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza Bo...

    Eh...I'm beginning to think sci-fi just isn't for me. Although I slightly blame this book for it and my failure to fall in love because it focused super much on the WORLD and not the CHARACTERS. hey I'm here for characters. And snacks. But mostly characters. Also I don't think throwing...

  • Taylor Knight
    Jan 22, 2017

    ?Was there really so much hatred in the universe, so much prejudice, even among people who claimed to be unbiased? Had this always been true?? Wow, this was... unexpected. I don't know about you, but these days I don't have very high hopes when it comes to the latest YA Fantasy/...

    This book is B-A-D-A-S-S. It's like Game of Thrones in space and IDK why I have to say more than that but I will: it's like ARYA STARK from Game of Thrones in space. Rhee is a total badass and I will follow her badassery and determination across every sky. ...

    2.5* This was a super fast read but it was almost rushed. I was very confused and bored quite frankly for the majority of it. I felt like the story wasn't very well fleshed out. It had tons of potential but just ended up falling flat. The characters were flat as well. I just didn't ...

    This was one of my first space operas. What an entertaining genre. Strangely enough, melodrama is more fun in outer space, go figure. There isn?t anything original about the plot: it?s about a princess whose parents were murdered, ready to seek vengeance on the murderer. I?m f...

    4.5 stars. I'm usually not that into sci-fi, but had so much fun with this one!! Maybe because it still felt like YA fantasy... but in space. The worldbuilding was super interesting & original (like how most people store their memories in cubes that the government can potentially o...

    Ugh. I'm torn; parts of my loved this and parts of me were bored to tears. I decided on a 3 star, middle ground "I liked it but it didn't blow me away" rating. I may try to read this again when the second book comes out to see if I like it more at a better time, but it was somewhat pre...

    TW - Racist slurs (which are challenged and condemned, and do not come from the main characters) Leave me alone. I'm innocent, he repeated to himself. I did nothing wrong. Let's get this out of the way : yes, space princesses who seek revenge aren't new to the game. Yes, on...

    DNF at page 176/314 ?Had she even ever bothered to find out?? Am I being too harsh on this? Probably. But try to put up with all the things I'm going to list down below, and then we'll see who's the saint here. ? Rhiannon is a brat, and I'm not even a bit sorry people wo...

    Princess Rhiannon is the sole survivor of the Ta'an legacy. Her family has had the throne for twelve generations. And if Rhee has her way, that won't stop now. She is finally turning sixteen in a week meaning she's coming of age and can take her throne. The only thing standing in her w...

    Going in, I legit thought this book was going to be another over-the-top, dystopian, love triangle, tragedy that leaves me in tears from boredom and forced angst. THANK GOODNESS I WAS SO BLOODY WRONG. Pros - Interesting, unique expression of a commonly used idea/plot - ...

    People always measured war in terms of the numbers dead. Maybe they should measure it in terms of people left behind. Uhhhhhh. This... was not terrible. I'm seeing a lot of positive reviews for it, as a matter of fact. And holy CRAP if it isn't filled with potential!! But I gotta sa...

    Amazing world building! Loved this fantastic debut. (Later review to come) ...

    Empress of a Thousand Skies ? Review & Blog Tour About: Empress of a Thousand Skies is a young adult fantasy written by Rhoda Belleza. It was published on 10/31/17 by Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, paperback, 352 pages. The genres are young adult, science ficti...

    I am sad to say that after promising start, Empress of a Thousand Skies went donwhill pretty fast for me and I lost interest in story and characters quite early in. It all comes back to poor storytelling. I didn?t like the way individual chapters were composed. Told in dual POV, e...

    If he's trying to kill me, he won't expect me to come looking for him. ?Rhiannon After so many months of consuming fantasy and contemporary literature, I finally picked up a sci-fi book. I was particularly interested in Empress of a Thousand Skies because it was penned by a fellow...

    Not bad, but a little... boring? Predictable? I saw the twist in the end from miles away. But so many things (and not just the ending) felt way too convenient, throughout the story. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza Bo...

    Eh...I'm beginning to think sci-fi just isn't for me. Although I slightly blame this book for it and my failure to fall in love because it focused super much on the WORLD and not the CHARACTERS. hey I'm here for characters. And snacks. But mostly characters. Also I don't think throwing...

    I went into this book expecting to love it. I mean, look at that cover. And the synopsis sounded awesome. Plus I had seen lots of high reviews calling it a space opera. Sadly, I was quite disappointed. I didn't really connect to Rhee or Aly. At first, I enjoyed the story and I figur...

    Honor, bravery, loyalty?these made up her ma?tan sarili, the three values. I was an everyday Kalusian greeting, but it meant much more than hello or goodbye. It translated to ?highest self,? and to say it was a pledge to be the best person you could be. In a time...

    I'm on the fence with this one! I loved it but some parts were just all right. There just needed an extra push to be a four star or five star. Something along the lines of twists and turns and maybe more action? Also if the plot had a more direct way of telling the story than being bro...

    This book was almost everything I wanted it to be and more. I absolutely fell in love with the word building and the characters were amazing. I'd never read a "space opera", as this was repeatedly described as, but I loved it. It was so exciting and fun and I couldn't get enough of i...

  • Lola  Reviewer
    Jan 10, 2017

    ?Was there really so much hatred in the universe, so much prejudice, even among people who claimed to be unbiased? Had this always been true?? Wow, this was... unexpected. I don't know about you, but these days I don't have very high hopes when it comes to the latest YA Fantasy/...

    This book is B-A-D-A-S-S. It's like Game of Thrones in space and IDK why I have to say more than that but I will: it's like ARYA STARK from Game of Thrones in space. Rhee is a total badass and I will follow her badassery and determination across every sky. ...

    2.5* This was a super fast read but it was almost rushed. I was very confused and bored quite frankly for the majority of it. I felt like the story wasn't very well fleshed out. It had tons of potential but just ended up falling flat. The characters were flat as well. I just didn't ...

    This was one of my first space operas. What an entertaining genre. Strangely enough, melodrama is more fun in outer space, go figure. There isn?t anything original about the plot: it?s about a princess whose parents were murdered, ready to seek vengeance on the murderer. I?m f...

  • Brittany (Brittany's Book Rambles)
    Dec 10, 2016

    ?Was there really so much hatred in the universe, so much prejudice, even among people who claimed to be unbiased? Had this always been true?? Wow, this was... unexpected. I don't know about you, but these days I don't have very high hopes when it comes to the latest YA Fantasy/...

    This book is B-A-D-A-S-S. It's like Game of Thrones in space and IDK why I have to say more than that but I will: it's like ARYA STARK from Game of Thrones in space. Rhee is a total badass and I will follow her badassery and determination across every sky. ...

    2.5* This was a super fast read but it was almost rushed. I was very confused and bored quite frankly for the majority of it. I felt like the story wasn't very well fleshed out. It had tons of potential but just ended up falling flat. The characters were flat as well. I just didn't ...

    This was one of my first space operas. What an entertaining genre. Strangely enough, melodrama is more fun in outer space, go figure. There isn?t anything original about the plot: it?s about a princess whose parents were murdered, ready to seek vengeance on the murderer. I?m f...

    4.5 stars. I'm usually not that into sci-fi, but had so much fun with this one!! Maybe because it still felt like YA fantasy... but in space. The worldbuilding was super interesting & original (like how most people store their memories in cubes that the government can potentially o...

    Ugh. I'm torn; parts of my loved this and parts of me were bored to tears. I decided on a 3 star, middle ground "I liked it but it didn't blow me away" rating. I may try to read this again when the second book comes out to see if I like it more at a better time, but it was somewhat pre...

    TW - Racist slurs (which are challenged and condemned, and do not come from the main characters) Leave me alone. I'm innocent, he repeated to himself. I did nothing wrong. Let's get this out of the way : yes, space princesses who seek revenge aren't new to the game. Yes, on...

    DNF at page 176/314 ?Had she even ever bothered to find out?? Am I being too harsh on this? Probably. But try to put up with all the things I'm going to list down below, and then we'll see who's the saint here. ? Rhiannon is a brat, and I'm not even a bit sorry people wo...

    Princess Rhiannon is the sole survivor of the Ta'an legacy. Her family has had the throne for twelve generations. And if Rhee has her way, that won't stop now. She is finally turning sixteen in a week meaning she's coming of age and can take her throne. The only thing standing in her w...

    Going in, I legit thought this book was going to be another over-the-top, dystopian, love triangle, tragedy that leaves me in tears from boredom and forced angst. THANK GOODNESS I WAS SO BLOODY WRONG. Pros - Interesting, unique expression of a commonly used idea/plot - ...

    People always measured war in terms of the numbers dead. Maybe they should measure it in terms of people left behind. Uhhhhhh. This... was not terrible. I'm seeing a lot of positive reviews for it, as a matter of fact. And holy CRAP if it isn't filled with potential!! But I gotta sa...

    Amazing world building! Loved this fantastic debut. (Later review to come) ...

    Empress of a Thousand Skies ? Review & Blog Tour About: Empress of a Thousand Skies is a young adult fantasy written by Rhoda Belleza. It was published on 10/31/17 by Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, paperback, 352 pages. The genres are young adult, science ficti...

    I am sad to say that after promising start, Empress of a Thousand Skies went donwhill pretty fast for me and I lost interest in story and characters quite early in. It all comes back to poor storytelling. I didn?t like the way individual chapters were composed. Told in dual POV, e...

    If he's trying to kill me, he won't expect me to come looking for him. ?Rhiannon After so many months of consuming fantasy and contemporary literature, I finally picked up a sci-fi book. I was particularly interested in Empress of a Thousand Skies because it was penned by a fellow...

    Not bad, but a little... boring? Predictable? I saw the twist in the end from miles away. But so many things (and not just the ending) felt way too convenient, throughout the story. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza Bo...

    Eh...I'm beginning to think sci-fi just isn't for me. Although I slightly blame this book for it and my failure to fall in love because it focused super much on the WORLD and not the CHARACTERS. hey I'm here for characters. And snacks. But mostly characters. Also I don't think throwing...

    I went into this book expecting to love it. I mean, look at that cover. And the synopsis sounded awesome. Plus I had seen lots of high reviews calling it a space opera. Sadly, I was quite disappointed. I didn't really connect to Rhee or Aly. At first, I enjoyed the story and I figur...

    Honor, bravery, loyalty?these made up her ma?tan sarili, the three values. I was an everyday Kalusian greeting, but it meant much more than hello or goodbye. It translated to ?highest self,? and to say it was a pledge to be the best person you could be. In a time...

    I'm on the fence with this one! I loved it but some parts were just all right. There just needed an extra push to be a four star or five star. Something along the lines of twists and turns and maybe more action? Also if the plot had a more direct way of telling the story than being bro...

    This book was almost everything I wanted it to be and more. I absolutely fell in love with the word building and the characters were amazing. I'd never read a "space opera", as this was repeatedly described as, but I loved it. It was so exciting and fun and I couldn't get enough of i...

    Rating ~3.5 Alright, let me start off by saying I really did enjoy this book. It was overall pretty fun, action-packed, adventure. It tackled a lot of important themes as well, from politics, social inequality/racism, scientific advancement and how it can infringe upon basic human r...

    1.5 Stars This novel left me colder then an asteroid in deep space. The novel utilises a lot of cheap tension building tricks that felt unearned. There were also several niggling irritations that ruined my immersion in the story. The Hidden Info Dump Whereby the author tr...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/01/29/... The last couple years have seen me get a lot pickier with my choice of YA reads, the key reason being that originality is such a rare quality in the genre these days. That?s why when I first came upon the...

    ?If all we are is what people think we are, then we?re all screwed.? You can find this review and all of my other reviews at Novel Descent Thanks for the support! Ok, so I think I might be a big fan of science-fiction. Who knew? I've been turning my nose up at it for y...

    4.5/5 Stars Read my full review of Empress of a Thousand Skies Empress of a Thousand Skies would best be described in three words: constant adrenaline rush. From the very moment you start reading, there is a tremendous amount of intrigue, action, and grief. It's one of those book...

  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
    Mar 17, 2017

    ?Was there really so much hatred in the universe, so much prejudice, even among people who claimed to be unbiased? Had this always been true?? Wow, this was... unexpected. I don't know about you, but these days I don't have very high hopes when it comes to the latest YA Fantasy/...

    This book is B-A-D-A-S-S. It's like Game of Thrones in space and IDK why I have to say more than that but I will: it's like ARYA STARK from Game of Thrones in space. Rhee is a total badass and I will follow her badassery and determination across every sky. ...

    2.5* This was a super fast read but it was almost rushed. I was very confused and bored quite frankly for the majority of it. I felt like the story wasn't very well fleshed out. It had tons of potential but just ended up falling flat. The characters were flat as well. I just didn't ...

  • Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
    Feb 19, 2017

    ?Was there really so much hatred in the universe, so much prejudice, even among people who claimed to be unbiased? Had this always been true?? Wow, this was... unexpected. I don't know about you, but these days I don't have very high hopes when it comes to the latest YA Fantasy/...

    This book is B-A-D-A-S-S. It's like Game of Thrones in space and IDK why I have to say more than that but I will: it's like ARYA STARK from Game of Thrones in space. Rhee is a total badass and I will follow her badassery and determination across every sky. ...

    2.5* This was a super fast read but it was almost rushed. I was very confused and bored quite frankly for the majority of it. I felt like the story wasn't very well fleshed out. It had tons of potential but just ended up falling flat. The characters were flat as well. I just didn't ...

    This was one of my first space operas. What an entertaining genre. Strangely enough, melodrama is more fun in outer space, go figure. There isn?t anything original about the plot: it?s about a princess whose parents were murdered, ready to seek vengeance on the murderer. I?m f...

    4.5 stars. I'm usually not that into sci-fi, but had so much fun with this one!! Maybe because it still felt like YA fantasy... but in space. The worldbuilding was super interesting & original (like how most people store their memories in cubes that the government can potentially o...

    Ugh. I'm torn; parts of my loved this and parts of me were bored to tears. I decided on a 3 star, middle ground "I liked it but it didn't blow me away" rating. I may try to read this again when the second book comes out to see if I like it more at a better time, but it was somewhat pre...

    TW - Racist slurs (which are challenged and condemned, and do not come from the main characters) Leave me alone. I'm innocent, he repeated to himself. I did nothing wrong. Let's get this out of the way : yes, space princesses who seek revenge aren't new to the game. Yes, on...

  • Laura
    Jan 31, 2017

    ?Was there really so much hatred in the universe, so much prejudice, even among people who claimed to be unbiased? Had this always been true?? Wow, this was... unexpected. I don't know about you, but these days I don't have very high hopes when it comes to the latest YA Fantasy/...

    This book is B-A-D-A-S-S. It's like Game of Thrones in space and IDK why I have to say more than that but I will: it's like ARYA STARK from Game of Thrones in space. Rhee is a total badass and I will follow her badassery and determination across every sky. ...

    2.5* This was a super fast read but it was almost rushed. I was very confused and bored quite frankly for the majority of it. I felt like the story wasn't very well fleshed out. It had tons of potential but just ended up falling flat. The characters were flat as well. I just didn't ...

    This was one of my first space operas. What an entertaining genre. Strangely enough, melodrama is more fun in outer space, go figure. There isn?t anything original about the plot: it?s about a princess whose parents were murdered, ready to seek vengeance on the murderer. I?m f...

    4.5 stars. I'm usually not that into sci-fi, but had so much fun with this one!! Maybe because it still felt like YA fantasy... but in space. The worldbuilding was super interesting & original (like how most people store their memories in cubes that the government can potentially o...

    Ugh. I'm torn; parts of my loved this and parts of me were bored to tears. I decided on a 3 star, middle ground "I liked it but it didn't blow me away" rating. I may try to read this again when the second book comes out to see if I like it more at a better time, but it was somewhat pre...

    TW - Racist slurs (which are challenged and condemned, and do not come from the main characters) Leave me alone. I'm innocent, he repeated to himself. I did nothing wrong. Let's get this out of the way : yes, space princesses who seek revenge aren't new to the game. Yes, on...

    DNF at page 176/314 ?Had she even ever bothered to find out?? Am I being too harsh on this? Probably. But try to put up with all the things I'm going to list down below, and then we'll see who's the saint here. ? Rhiannon is a brat, and I'm not even a bit sorry people wo...

    Princess Rhiannon is the sole survivor of the Ta'an legacy. Her family has had the throne for twelve generations. And if Rhee has her way, that won't stop now. She is finally turning sixteen in a week meaning she's coming of age and can take her throne. The only thing standing in her w...

  • Lauren (Shakespeare & Whisky)
    Jan 30, 2017

    ?Was there really so much hatred in the universe, so much prejudice, even among people who claimed to be unbiased? Had this always been true?? Wow, this was... unexpected. I don't know about you, but these days I don't have very high hopes when it comes to the latest YA Fantasy/...

    This book is B-A-D-A-S-S. It's like Game of Thrones in space and IDK why I have to say more than that but I will: it's like ARYA STARK from Game of Thrones in space. Rhee is a total badass and I will follow her badassery and determination across every sky. ...

    2.5* This was a super fast read but it was almost rushed. I was very confused and bored quite frankly for the majority of it. I felt like the story wasn't very well fleshed out. It had tons of potential but just ended up falling flat. The characters were flat as well. I just didn't ...

    This was one of my first space operas. What an entertaining genre. Strangely enough, melodrama is more fun in outer space, go figure. There isn?t anything original about the plot: it?s about a princess whose parents were murdered, ready to seek vengeance on the murderer. I?m f...

    4.5 stars. I'm usually not that into sci-fi, but had so much fun with this one!! Maybe because it still felt like YA fantasy... but in space. The worldbuilding was super interesting & original (like how most people store their memories in cubes that the government can potentially o...

    Ugh. I'm torn; parts of my loved this and parts of me were bored to tears. I decided on a 3 star, middle ground "I liked it but it didn't blow me away" rating. I may try to read this again when the second book comes out to see if I like it more at a better time, but it was somewhat pre...

    TW - Racist slurs (which are challenged and condemned, and do not come from the main characters) Leave me alone. I'm innocent, he repeated to himself. I did nothing wrong. Let's get this out of the way : yes, space princesses who seek revenge aren't new to the game. Yes, on...

    DNF at page 176/314 ?Had she even ever bothered to find out?? Am I being too harsh on this? Probably. But try to put up with all the things I'm going to list down below, and then we'll see who's the saint here. ? Rhiannon is a brat, and I'm not even a bit sorry people wo...

    Princess Rhiannon is the sole survivor of the Ta'an legacy. Her family has had the throne for twelve generations. And if Rhee has her way, that won't stop now. She is finally turning sixteen in a week meaning she's coming of age and can take her throne. The only thing standing in her w...

    Going in, I legit thought this book was going to be another over-the-top, dystopian, love triangle, tragedy that leaves me in tears from boredom and forced angst. THANK GOODNESS I WAS SO BLOODY WRONG. Pros - Interesting, unique expression of a commonly used idea/plot - ...

    People always measured war in terms of the numbers dead. Maybe they should measure it in terms of people left behind. Uhhhhhh. This... was not terrible. I'm seeing a lot of positive reviews for it, as a matter of fact. And holy CRAP if it isn't filled with potential!! But I gotta sa...

    Amazing world building! Loved this fantastic debut. (Later review to come) ...

    Empress of a Thousand Skies ? Review & Blog Tour About: Empress of a Thousand Skies is a young adult fantasy written by Rhoda Belleza. It was published on 10/31/17 by Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, paperback, 352 pages. The genres are young adult, science ficti...

    I am sad to say that after promising start, Empress of a Thousand Skies went donwhill pretty fast for me and I lost interest in story and characters quite early in. It all comes back to poor storytelling. I didn?t like the way individual chapters were composed. Told in dual POV, e...

    If he's trying to kill me, he won't expect me to come looking for him. ?Rhiannon After so many months of consuming fantasy and contemporary literature, I finally picked up a sci-fi book. I was particularly interested in Empress of a Thousand Skies because it was penned by a fellow...

    Not bad, but a little... boring? Predictable? I saw the twist in the end from miles away. But so many things (and not just the ending) felt way too convenient, throughout the story. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza Bo...

    Eh...I'm beginning to think sci-fi just isn't for me. Although I slightly blame this book for it and my failure to fall in love because it focused super much on the WORLD and not the CHARACTERS. hey I'm here for characters. And snacks. But mostly characters. Also I don't think throwing...

    I went into this book expecting to love it. I mean, look at that cover. And the synopsis sounded awesome. Plus I had seen lots of high reviews calling it a space opera. Sadly, I was quite disappointed. I didn't really connect to Rhee or Aly. At first, I enjoyed the story and I figur...

    Honor, bravery, loyalty?these made up her ma?tan sarili, the three values. I was an everyday Kalusian greeting, but it meant much more than hello or goodbye. It translated to ?highest self,? and to say it was a pledge to be the best person you could be. In a time...

    I'm on the fence with this one! I loved it but some parts were just all right. There just needed an extra push to be a four star or five star. Something along the lines of twists and turns and maybe more action? Also if the plot had a more direct way of telling the story than being bro...

    This book was almost everything I wanted it to be and more. I absolutely fell in love with the word building and the characters were amazing. I'd never read a "space opera", as this was repeatedly described as, but I loved it. It was so exciting and fun and I couldn't get enough of i...

    Rating ~3.5 Alright, let me start off by saying I really did enjoy this book. It was overall pretty fun, action-packed, adventure. It tackled a lot of important themes as well, from politics, social inequality/racism, scientific advancement and how it can infringe upon basic human r...

    1.5 Stars This novel left me colder then an asteroid in deep space. The novel utilises a lot of cheap tension building tricks that felt unearned. There were also several niggling irritations that ruined my immersion in the story. The Hidden Info Dump Whereby the author tr...

  • Melanie (TBR and Beyond)
    Mar 22, 2017

    ?Was there really so much hatred in the universe, so much prejudice, even among people who claimed to be unbiased? Had this always been true?? Wow, this was... unexpected. I don't know about you, but these days I don't have very high hopes when it comes to the latest YA Fantasy/...

    This book is B-A-D-A-S-S. It's like Game of Thrones in space and IDK why I have to say more than that but I will: it's like ARYA STARK from Game of Thrones in space. Rhee is a total badass and I will follow her badassery and determination across every sky. ...

    2.5* This was a super fast read but it was almost rushed. I was very confused and bored quite frankly for the majority of it. I felt like the story wasn't very well fleshed out. It had tons of potential but just ended up falling flat. The characters were flat as well. I just didn't ...

    This was one of my first space operas. What an entertaining genre. Strangely enough, melodrama is more fun in outer space, go figure. There isn?t anything original about the plot: it?s about a princess whose parents were murdered, ready to seek vengeance on the murderer. I?m f...

    4.5 stars. I'm usually not that into sci-fi, but had so much fun with this one!! Maybe because it still felt like YA fantasy... but in space. The worldbuilding was super interesting & original (like how most people store their memories in cubes that the government can potentially o...

    Ugh. I'm torn; parts of my loved this and parts of me were bored to tears. I decided on a 3 star, middle ground "I liked it but it didn't blow me away" rating. I may try to read this again when the second book comes out to see if I like it more at a better time, but it was somewhat pre...

    TW - Racist slurs (which are challenged and condemned, and do not come from the main characters) Leave me alone. I'm innocent, he repeated to himself. I did nothing wrong. Let's get this out of the way : yes, space princesses who seek revenge aren't new to the game. Yes, on...

    DNF at page 176/314 ?Had she even ever bothered to find out?? Am I being too harsh on this? Probably. But try to put up with all the things I'm going to list down below, and then we'll see who's the saint here. ? Rhiannon is a brat, and I'm not even a bit sorry people wo...

    Princess Rhiannon is the sole survivor of the Ta'an legacy. Her family has had the throne for twelve generations. And if Rhee has her way, that won't stop now. She is finally turning sixteen in a week meaning she's coming of age and can take her throne. The only thing standing in her w...

    Going in, I legit thought this book was going to be another over-the-top, dystopian, love triangle, tragedy that leaves me in tears from boredom and forced angst. THANK GOODNESS I WAS SO BLOODY WRONG. Pros - Interesting, unique expression of a commonly used idea/plot - ...

    People always measured war in terms of the numbers dead. Maybe they should measure it in terms of people left behind. Uhhhhhh. This... was not terrible. I'm seeing a lot of positive reviews for it, as a matter of fact. And holy CRAP if it isn't filled with potential!! But I gotta sa...

    Amazing world building! Loved this fantastic debut. (Later review to come) ...

    Empress of a Thousand Skies ? Review & Blog Tour About: Empress of a Thousand Skies is a young adult fantasy written by Rhoda Belleza. It was published on 10/31/17 by Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, paperback, 352 pages. The genres are young adult, science ficti...

    I am sad to say that after promising start, Empress of a Thousand Skies went donwhill pretty fast for me and I lost interest in story and characters quite early in. It all comes back to poor storytelling. I didn?t like the way individual chapters were composed. Told in dual POV, e...

    If he's trying to kill me, he won't expect me to come looking for him. ?Rhiannon After so many months of consuming fantasy and contemporary literature, I finally picked up a sci-fi book. I was particularly interested in Empress of a Thousand Skies because it was penned by a fellow...

    Not bad, but a little... boring? Predictable? I saw the twist in the end from miles away. But so many things (and not just the ending) felt way too convenient, throughout the story. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza Bo...

    Eh...I'm beginning to think sci-fi just isn't for me. Although I slightly blame this book for it and my failure to fall in love because it focused super much on the WORLD and not the CHARACTERS. hey I'm here for characters. And snacks. But mostly characters. Also I don't think throwing...

    I went into this book expecting to love it. I mean, look at that cover. And the synopsis sounded awesome. Plus I had seen lots of high reviews calling it a space opera. Sadly, I was quite disappointed. I didn't really connect to Rhee or Aly. At first, I enjoyed the story and I figur...

    Honor, bravery, loyalty?these made up her ma?tan sarili, the three values. I was an everyday Kalusian greeting, but it meant much more than hello or goodbye. It translated to ?highest self,? and to say it was a pledge to be the best person you could be. In a time...

    I'm on the fence with this one! I loved it but some parts were just all right. There just needed an extra push to be a four star or five star. Something along the lines of twists and turns and maybe more action? Also if the plot had a more direct way of telling the story than being bro...

    This book was almost everything I wanted it to be and more. I absolutely fell in love with the word building and the characters were amazing. I'd never read a "space opera", as this was repeatedly described as, but I loved it. It was so exciting and fun and I couldn't get enough of i...

    Rating ~3.5 Alright, let me start off by saying I really did enjoy this book. It was overall pretty fun, action-packed, adventure. It tackled a lot of important themes as well, from politics, social inequality/racism, scientific advancement and how it can infringe upon basic human r...

    1.5 Stars This novel left me colder then an asteroid in deep space. The novel utilises a lot of cheap tension building tricks that felt unearned. There were also several niggling irritations that ruined my immersion in the story. The Hidden Info Dump Whereby the author tr...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/01/29/... The last couple years have seen me get a lot pickier with my choice of YA reads, the key reason being that originality is such a rare quality in the genre these days. That?s why when I first came upon the...

    ?If all we are is what people think we are, then we?re all screwed.? You can find this review and all of my other reviews at Novel Descent Thanks for the support! Ok, so I think I might be a big fan of science-fiction. Who knew? I've been turning my nose up at it for y...

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Feb 19, 2017

    ?Was there really so much hatred in the universe, so much prejudice, even among people who claimed to be unbiased? Had this always been true?? Wow, this was... unexpected. I don't know about you, but these days I don't have very high hopes when it comes to the latest YA Fantasy/...

    This book is B-A-D-A-S-S. It's like Game of Thrones in space and IDK why I have to say more than that but I will: it's like ARYA STARK from Game of Thrones in space. Rhee is a total badass and I will follow her badassery and determination across every sky. ...

    2.5* This was a super fast read but it was almost rushed. I was very confused and bored quite frankly for the majority of it. I felt like the story wasn't very well fleshed out. It had tons of potential but just ended up falling flat. The characters were flat as well. I just didn't ...

    This was one of my first space operas. What an entertaining genre. Strangely enough, melodrama is more fun in outer space, go figure. There isn?t anything original about the plot: it?s about a princess whose parents were murdered, ready to seek vengeance on the murderer. I?m f...

    4.5 stars. I'm usually not that into sci-fi, but had so much fun with this one!! Maybe because it still felt like YA fantasy... but in space. The worldbuilding was super interesting & original (like how most people store their memories in cubes that the government can potentially o...

    Ugh. I'm torn; parts of my loved this and parts of me were bored to tears. I decided on a 3 star, middle ground "I liked it but it didn't blow me away" rating. I may try to read this again when the second book comes out to see if I like it more at a better time, but it was somewhat pre...

  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Jun 30, 2016

    ?Was there really so much hatred in the universe, so much prejudice, even among people who claimed to be unbiased? Had this always been true?? Wow, this was... unexpected. I don't know about you, but these days I don't have very high hopes when it comes to the latest YA Fantasy/...

    This book is B-A-D-A-S-S. It's like Game of Thrones in space and IDK why I have to say more than that but I will: it's like ARYA STARK from Game of Thrones in space. Rhee is a total badass and I will follow her badassery and determination across every sky. ...

    2.5* This was a super fast read but it was almost rushed. I was very confused and bored quite frankly for the majority of it. I felt like the story wasn't very well fleshed out. It had tons of potential but just ended up falling flat. The characters were flat as well. I just didn't ...

    This was one of my first space operas. What an entertaining genre. Strangely enough, melodrama is more fun in outer space, go figure. There isn?t anything original about the plot: it?s about a princess whose parents were murdered, ready to seek vengeance on the murderer. I?m f...

    4.5 stars. I'm usually not that into sci-fi, but had so much fun with this one!! Maybe because it still felt like YA fantasy... but in space. The worldbuilding was super interesting & original (like how most people store their memories in cubes that the government can potentially o...

  • maymay ☕
    May 13, 2017

    ?Was there really so much hatred in the universe, so much prejudice, even among people who claimed to be unbiased? Had this always been true?? Wow, this was... unexpected. I don't know about you, but these days I don't have very high hopes when it comes to the latest YA Fantasy/...

    This book is B-A-D-A-S-S. It's like Game of Thrones in space and IDK why I have to say more than that but I will: it's like ARYA STARK from Game of Thrones in space. Rhee is a total badass and I will follow her badassery and determination across every sky. ...

    2.5* This was a super fast read but it was almost rushed. I was very confused and bored quite frankly for the majority of it. I felt like the story wasn't very well fleshed out. It had tons of potential but just ended up falling flat. The characters were flat as well. I just didn't ...

    This was one of my first space operas. What an entertaining genre. Strangely enough, melodrama is more fun in outer space, go figure. There isn?t anything original about the plot: it?s about a princess whose parents were murdered, ready to seek vengeance on the murderer. I?m f...

    4.5 stars. I'm usually not that into sci-fi, but had so much fun with this one!! Maybe because it still felt like YA fantasy... but in space. The worldbuilding was super interesting & original (like how most people store their memories in cubes that the government can potentially o...

    Ugh. I'm torn; parts of my loved this and parts of me were bored to tears. I decided on a 3 star, middle ground "I liked it but it didn't blow me away" rating. I may try to read this again when the second book comes out to see if I like it more at a better time, but it was somewhat pre...

    TW - Racist slurs (which are challenged and condemned, and do not come from the main characters) Leave me alone. I'm innocent, he repeated to himself. I did nothing wrong. Let's get this out of the way : yes, space princesses who seek revenge aren't new to the game. Yes, on...

    DNF at page 176/314 ?Had she even ever bothered to find out?? Am I being too harsh on this? Probably. But try to put up with all the things I'm going to list down below, and then we'll see who's the saint here. ? Rhiannon is a brat, and I'm not even a bit sorry people wo...

    Princess Rhiannon is the sole survivor of the Ta'an legacy. Her family has had the throne for twelve generations. And if Rhee has her way, that won't stop now. She is finally turning sixteen in a week meaning she's coming of age and can take her throne. The only thing standing in her w...

    Going in, I legit thought this book was going to be another over-the-top, dystopian, love triangle, tragedy that leaves me in tears from boredom and forced angst. THANK GOODNESS I WAS SO BLOODY WRONG. Pros - Interesting, unique expression of a commonly used idea/plot - ...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Mar 16, 2017

    ?Was there really so much hatred in the universe, so much prejudice, even among people who claimed to be unbiased? Had this always been true?? Wow, this was... unexpected. I don't know about you, but these days I don't have very high hopes when it comes to the latest YA Fantasy/...

    This book is B-A-D-A-S-S. It's like Game of Thrones in space and IDK why I have to say more than that but I will: it's like ARYA STARK from Game of Thrones in space. Rhee is a total badass and I will follow her badassery and determination across every sky. ...

    2.5* This was a super fast read but it was almost rushed. I was very confused and bored quite frankly for the majority of it. I felt like the story wasn't very well fleshed out. It had tons of potential but just ended up falling flat. The characters were flat as well. I just didn't ...

    This was one of my first space operas. What an entertaining genre. Strangely enough, melodrama is more fun in outer space, go figure. There isn?t anything original about the plot: it?s about a princess whose parents were murdered, ready to seek vengeance on the murderer. I?m f...

    4.5 stars. I'm usually not that into sci-fi, but had so much fun with this one!! Maybe because it still felt like YA fantasy... but in space. The worldbuilding was super interesting & original (like how most people store their memories in cubes that the government can potentially o...

    Ugh. I'm torn; parts of my loved this and parts of me were bored to tears. I decided on a 3 star, middle ground "I liked it but it didn't blow me away" rating. I may try to read this again when the second book comes out to see if I like it more at a better time, but it was somewhat pre...

    TW - Racist slurs (which are challenged and condemned, and do not come from the main characters) Leave me alone. I'm innocent, he repeated to himself. I did nothing wrong. Let's get this out of the way : yes, space princesses who seek revenge aren't new to the game. Yes, on...

    DNF at page 176/314 ?Had she even ever bothered to find out?? Am I being too harsh on this? Probably. But try to put up with all the things I'm going to list down below, and then we'll see who's the saint here. ? Rhiannon is a brat, and I'm not even a bit sorry people wo...

    Princess Rhiannon is the sole survivor of the Ta'an legacy. Her family has had the throne for twelve generations. And if Rhee has her way, that won't stop now. She is finally turning sixteen in a week meaning she's coming of age and can take her throne. The only thing standing in her w...

    Going in, I legit thought this book was going to be another over-the-top, dystopian, love triangle, tragedy that leaves me in tears from boredom and forced angst. THANK GOODNESS I WAS SO BLOODY WRONG. Pros - Interesting, unique expression of a commonly used idea/plot - ...

    People always measured war in terms of the numbers dead. Maybe they should measure it in terms of people left behind. Uhhhhhh. This... was not terrible. I'm seeing a lot of positive reviews for it, as a matter of fact. And holy CRAP if it isn't filled with potential!! But I gotta sa...

  • Caitlin
    Nov 11, 2017

    ?Was there really so much hatred in the universe, so much prejudice, even among people who claimed to be unbiased? Had this always been true?? Wow, this was... unexpected. I don't know about you, but these days I don't have very high hopes when it comes to the latest YA Fantasy/...

    This book is B-A-D-A-S-S. It's like Game of Thrones in space and IDK why I have to say more than that but I will: it's like ARYA STARK from Game of Thrones in space. Rhee is a total badass and I will follow her badassery and determination across every sky. ...

    2.5* This was a super fast read but it was almost rushed. I was very confused and bored quite frankly for the majority of it. I felt like the story wasn't very well fleshed out. It had tons of potential but just ended up falling flat. The characters were flat as well. I just didn't ...

    This was one of my first space operas. What an entertaining genre. Strangely enough, melodrama is more fun in outer space, go figure. There isn?t anything original about the plot: it?s about a princess whose parents were murdered, ready to seek vengeance on the murderer. I?m f...

    4.5 stars. I'm usually not that into sci-fi, but had so much fun with this one!! Maybe because it still felt like YA fantasy... but in space. The worldbuilding was super interesting & original (like how most people store their memories in cubes that the government can potentially o...

    Ugh. I'm torn; parts of my loved this and parts of me were bored to tears. I decided on a 3 star, middle ground "I liked it but it didn't blow me away" rating. I may try to read this again when the second book comes out to see if I like it more at a better time, but it was somewhat pre...

    TW - Racist slurs (which are challenged and condemned, and do not come from the main characters) Leave me alone. I'm innocent, he repeated to himself. I did nothing wrong. Let's get this out of the way : yes, space princesses who seek revenge aren't new to the game. Yes, on...

    DNF at page 176/314 ?Had she even ever bothered to find out?? Am I being too harsh on this? Probably. But try to put up with all the things I'm going to list down below, and then we'll see who's the saint here. ? Rhiannon is a brat, and I'm not even a bit sorry people wo...

    Princess Rhiannon is the sole survivor of the Ta'an legacy. Her family has had the throne for twelve generations. And if Rhee has her way, that won't stop now. She is finally turning sixteen in a week meaning she's coming of age and can take her throne. The only thing standing in her w...

    Going in, I legit thought this book was going to be another over-the-top, dystopian, love triangle, tragedy that leaves me in tears from boredom and forced angst. THANK GOODNESS I WAS SO BLOODY WRONG. Pros - Interesting, unique expression of a commonly used idea/plot - ...

    People always measured war in terms of the numbers dead. Maybe they should measure it in terms of people left behind. Uhhhhhh. This... was not terrible. I'm seeing a lot of positive reviews for it, as a matter of fact. And holy CRAP if it isn't filled with potential!! But I gotta sa...

    Amazing world building! Loved this fantastic debut. (Later review to come) ...

    Empress of a Thousand Skies ? Review & Blog Tour About: Empress of a Thousand Skies is a young adult fantasy written by Rhoda Belleza. It was published on 10/31/17 by Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, paperback, 352 pages. The genres are young adult, science ficti...

    I am sad to say that after promising start, Empress of a Thousand Skies went donwhill pretty fast for me and I lost interest in story and characters quite early in. It all comes back to poor storytelling. I didn?t like the way individual chapters were composed. Told in dual POV, e...

    If he's trying to kill me, he won't expect me to come looking for him. ?Rhiannon After so many months of consuming fantasy and contemporary literature, I finally picked up a sci-fi book. I was particularly interested in Empress of a Thousand Skies because it was penned by a fellow...

    Not bad, but a little... boring? Predictable? I saw the twist in the end from miles away. But so many things (and not just the ending) felt way too convenient, throughout the story. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza Bo...

    Eh...I'm beginning to think sci-fi just isn't for me. Although I slightly blame this book for it and my failure to fall in love because it focused super much on the WORLD and not the CHARACTERS. hey I'm here for characters. And snacks. But mostly characters. Also I don't think throwing...

    I went into this book expecting to love it. I mean, look at that cover. And the synopsis sounded awesome. Plus I had seen lots of high reviews calling it a space opera. Sadly, I was quite disappointed. I didn't really connect to Rhee or Aly. At first, I enjoyed the story and I figur...

    Honor, bravery, loyalty?these made up her ma?tan sarili, the three values. I was an everyday Kalusian greeting, but it meant much more than hello or goodbye. It translated to ?highest self,? and to say it was a pledge to be the best person you could be. In a time...

    I'm on the fence with this one! I loved it but some parts were just all right. There just needed an extra push to be a four star or five star. Something along the lines of twists and turns and maybe more action? Also if the plot had a more direct way of telling the story than being bro...

    This book was almost everything I wanted it to be and more. I absolutely fell in love with the word building and the characters were amazing. I'd never read a "space opera", as this was repeatedly described as, but I loved it. It was so exciting and fun and I couldn't get enough of i...

    Rating ~3.5 Alright, let me start off by saying I really did enjoy this book. It was overall pretty fun, action-packed, adventure. It tackled a lot of important themes as well, from politics, social inequality/racism, scientific advancement and how it can infringe upon basic human r...

    1.5 Stars This novel left me colder then an asteroid in deep space. The novel utilises a lot of cheap tension building tricks that felt unearned. There were also several niggling irritations that ruined my immersion in the story. The Hidden Info Dump Whereby the author tr...

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/01/29/... The last couple years have seen me get a lot pickier with my choice of YA reads, the key reason being that originality is such a rare quality in the genre these days. That?s why when I first came upon the...

    ?If all we are is what people think we are, then we?re all screwed.? You can find this review and all of my other reviews at Novel Descent Thanks for the support! Ok, so I think I might be a big fan of science-fiction. Who knew? I've been turning my nose up at it for y...

    4.5/5 Stars Read my full review of Empress of a Thousand Skies Empress of a Thousand Skies would best be described in three words: constant adrenaline rush. From the very moment you start reading, there is a tremendous amount of intrigue, action, and grief. It's one of those book...

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    3.5 stars! You know what? I actually liked this book in the end. I enjoyed the beginning but the middle made me lost interest but by the end I was really excited again. I understand why lots of people don?t like it but I think it has its high points. ...