Markswoman

Markswoman

Kyra is the youngest Markswoman in the Order of Kali, one of a handful of sisterhoods of highly trained elite warriors. Armed with blades whose metal is imbued with magic and guided by a strict code of conduct, the Orders are sworn to keep the peace and protect the people of Asiana. Kyra has pledged to do so?yet she secretly harbors a fierce desire to avenge her murdered f Kyra is the youngest Markswoman in the Order of Kali, one of a handful of sisterhoods of highly trained elite warriors....

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Title:Markswoman
Author:Rati Mehrotra
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:0062564544
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

Markswoman Reviews

  • Maryam
    Apr 15, 2018

    I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure plenty will love it though ? Happy Reading! Mel ? I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure p...

    This was a fast paced fun read. It was YA so it unfortunately it fell into some of the same YA pitfalls I tend to dislike, most notably, an instalove triangle. Not to fear though, the love interest doesn?t even show up until halfway into the book and the romance was in no way a centr...

    Not reviewing this one right now, but a few things to point to: ? It has a south-asian setting which is fantastic. ? Cast is quite thoroughly POC!! ? world building is pretty intense and detailed ? very very slow and used a lot of (tired) tropes ? kinda about murder nun...

    Title: Markswoman Series: Asiana #1 Author: Rati Mehrotra Release date: January 23, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] ?To be evil is to suffer, and there is joy in releasing others from suffering." When I first spotted this book, I just ha...

    This book was a big surprise for me. Why? Because I had started off listening to the audiobook in the car while my kids were with me and they insisted that I could only listen to it when they were there too. So I did - hence the lengthy time to completion. I thought maybe they might ge...

    I AM HERE FOR SISTERHOODS OF BADASS WOMEN. My reading interests fall pretty neatly into two categories: books full of badass characters (the characters I want to become) and trashy romance novels (for the trashy person that I am.) I was so certain Markswoman would fall into the former ...

    This book is a fast paced YA read with solid characters and a good story. It has a unique setting, it?s a post-apocalyptic middle eastern/Indian inspired world. The world is full of forgotten technologies that people do not understand the physics of them but use them. Kyra is t...

  • Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
    Apr 20, 2018

    I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure plenty will love it though ? Happy Reading! Mel ? I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure p...

    This was a fast paced fun read. It was YA so it unfortunately it fell into some of the same YA pitfalls I tend to dislike, most notably, an instalove triangle. Not to fear though, the love interest doesn?t even show up until halfway into the book and the romance was in no way a centr...

    Not reviewing this one right now, but a few things to point to: ? It has a south-asian setting which is fantastic. ? Cast is quite thoroughly POC!! ? world building is pretty intense and detailed ? very very slow and used a lot of (tired) tropes ? kinda about murder nun...

    Title: Markswoman Series: Asiana #1 Author: Rati Mehrotra Release date: January 23, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] ?To be evil is to suffer, and there is joy in releasing others from suffering." When I first spotted this book, I just ha...

    This book was a big surprise for me. Why? Because I had started off listening to the audiobook in the car while my kids were with me and they insisted that I could only listen to it when they were there too. So I did - hence the lengthy time to completion. I thought maybe they might ge...

    I AM HERE FOR SISTERHOODS OF BADASS WOMEN. My reading interests fall pretty neatly into two categories: books full of badass characters (the characters I want to become) and trashy romance novels (for the trashy person that I am.) I was so certain Markswoman would fall into the former ...

    This book is a fast paced YA read with solid characters and a good story. It has a unique setting, it?s a post-apocalyptic middle eastern/Indian inspired world. The world is full of forgotten technologies that people do not understand the physics of them but use them. Kyra is t...

    I was iffy about this one for the first 70 pages or so, but I really enjoyed it! There were times where it dragged a bit and could've been condensed, but overall it was better than I was expecting. There are still some things that I'm confused about with regards to the world-building, ...

    omg omg omg! I just one this book as my first goodreads giveaway!!! I'm sooo happy. I entered more than 100 give aways for over a year and I FINALLY won!! Can't wait to start reading this book!! :D ----------------------------------- Great read! It was a bit confusing sometime...

    Review from Tenacious Reader: http://www.tenaciousreader.com/2018/0... This debut was such an enjoyable read for me. It had a great balance of world building and character drama and the pace kept things moving. The world in this is definitely interesting. It starts out feeling like ...

    tw: self harm I read a few chapters of this book but I'm going to put it off for some time later. It was good so far like the world building and characters were interesting but what bugged me was that the MC cuts her arm after a kill (this happens in chapter 1). It is explained why ...

    heteronormativity and insta-love aside THE PLOT IS SO GOOD AND I LOVE ALL THEM FEMALE ASSASSINS, they can murder me i'll thank them ...

    WARNING: Dont read more than the first paragraph of the goodreads/amazon summary because it will spoil half the book and make it a lot less entertaining. I was hooked after the first line of the blurb "An order of magical-knife wielding female assassins..."Set in a fascinating w...

    LOOK.AT.THAT.COVER ...

    Check out my book blog for more book reviews and other bookish posts! I received an ARC of Markswoman from the publisher. It was one of my most anticipated releases for 2018. Fantasy stories about assassins are always sure to pique my interest. This is a new adult fantasy novel (MC ...

    Markswoman is an interesting fantasy title in the fact that it defies categorization, to a certain extent. While the uniqueness of the world appealed, I did find the execution a little disorienting and confusing. This was part coming-of-age story, a revenge plot, a romance, and an adve...

    I LOVED THIS BOOK. Post-apocalyptic magical knife-wielding female assassins FTW! I received a galley through the publisher (also my publisher), and was happy to supply a blurb: "Markswoman is a breathlessly-paced post-apocalyptic fantasy with a highly original setting and characters...

    I like it, but it is SO SLOW. It takes forever to get going. (I think 150 pages so almost half of the book before the story starts) Basic plot: the story is told from 2 view points Rushtan and Kyra. They are both assassins (Markswomen/Marksmen) who are tasked to carry out all deaths...

    I wanted to love this book. I wanted to devour it in one sitting and bask in the wonderfulness that is female assassins and with YA/adult crossover appeal and. . . and. . . and I could go on. But that's not what happened and it comes down to one thing, really, that made the rest of the...

    I just read " magical-knife wielding female assassins" and i'm sold ...

    Full spoiler-free review now on my blog Kyra is the youngest Markswoman in the Order of Kali, one of five orders that were created to bring peace to the world of Asiana. She and every member of the order fight with weapons that are infused with magic and are bound to their wielder. ...

    I received an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Review can be found on *Milky Way of Books* The captivating world of Asiana awaits you in this stunning debut of Asian inspired fantasy! Kyra and her order of female assassins with telepathic blades rule over Asian...

    Not grabbed by either character in the first few chapters. The concept's interesting, though I'm a bit confused by the world building thus far. I don't hate it, but I'm not sold enough to continue at this point. I will keep an eye on the series, and, if it concludes well, I may give th...

  • All Things Urban Fantasy
    Jan 26, 2018

    I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure plenty will love it though ? Happy Reading! Mel ? I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure p...

    This was a fast paced fun read. It was YA so it unfortunately it fell into some of the same YA pitfalls I tend to dislike, most notably, an instalove triangle. Not to fear though, the love interest doesn?t even show up until halfway into the book and the romance was in no way a centr...

    Not reviewing this one right now, but a few things to point to: ? It has a south-asian setting which is fantastic. ? Cast is quite thoroughly POC!! ? world building is pretty intense and detailed ? very very slow and used a lot of (tired) tropes ? kinda about murder nun...

    Title: Markswoman Series: Asiana #1 Author: Rati Mehrotra Release date: January 23, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] ?To be evil is to suffer, and there is joy in releasing others from suffering." When I first spotted this book, I just ha...

    This book was a big surprise for me. Why? Because I had started off listening to the audiobook in the car while my kids were with me and they insisted that I could only listen to it when they were there too. So I did - hence the lengthy time to completion. I thought maybe they might ge...

    I AM HERE FOR SISTERHOODS OF BADASS WOMEN. My reading interests fall pretty neatly into two categories: books full of badass characters (the characters I want to become) and trashy romance novels (for the trashy person that I am.) I was so certain Markswoman would fall into the former ...

    This book is a fast paced YA read with solid characters and a good story. It has a unique setting, it?s a post-apocalyptic middle eastern/Indian inspired world. The world is full of forgotten technologies that people do not understand the physics of them but use them. Kyra is t...

    I was iffy about this one for the first 70 pages or so, but I really enjoyed it! There were times where it dragged a bit and could've been condensed, but overall it was better than I was expecting. There are still some things that I'm confused about with regards to the world-building, ...

    omg omg omg! I just one this book as my first goodreads giveaway!!! I'm sooo happy. I entered more than 100 give aways for over a year and I FINALLY won!! Can't wait to start reading this book!! :D ----------------------------------- Great read! It was a bit confusing sometime...

    Review from Tenacious Reader: http://www.tenaciousreader.com/2018/0... This debut was such an enjoyable read for me. It had a great balance of world building and character drama and the pace kept things moving. The world in this is definitely interesting. It starts out feeling like ...

    tw: self harm I read a few chapters of this book but I'm going to put it off for some time later. It was good so far like the world building and characters were interesting but what bugged me was that the MC cuts her arm after a kill (this happens in chapter 1). It is explained why ...

    heteronormativity and insta-love aside THE PLOT IS SO GOOD AND I LOVE ALL THEM FEMALE ASSASSINS, they can murder me i'll thank them ...

    WARNING: Dont read more than the first paragraph of the goodreads/amazon summary because it will spoil half the book and make it a lot less entertaining. I was hooked after the first line of the blurb "An order of magical-knife wielding female assassins..."Set in a fascinating w...

    LOOK.AT.THAT.COVER ...

    Check out my book blog for more book reviews and other bookish posts! I received an ARC of Markswoman from the publisher. It was one of my most anticipated releases for 2018. Fantasy stories about assassins are always sure to pique my interest. This is a new adult fantasy novel (MC ...

    Markswoman is an interesting fantasy title in the fact that it defies categorization, to a certain extent. While the uniqueness of the world appealed, I did find the execution a little disorienting and confusing. This was part coming-of-age story, a revenge plot, a romance, and an adve...

    I LOVED THIS BOOK. Post-apocalyptic magical knife-wielding female assassins FTW! I received a galley through the publisher (also my publisher), and was happy to supply a blurb: "Markswoman is a breathlessly-paced post-apocalyptic fantasy with a highly original setting and characters...

    I like it, but it is SO SLOW. It takes forever to get going. (I think 150 pages so almost half of the book before the story starts) Basic plot: the story is told from 2 view points Rushtan and Kyra. They are both assassins (Markswomen/Marksmen) who are tasked to carry out all deaths...

    I wanted to love this book. I wanted to devour it in one sitting and bask in the wonderfulness that is female assassins and with YA/adult crossover appeal and. . . and. . . and I could go on. But that's not what happened and it comes down to one thing, really, that made the rest of the...

    I just read " magical-knife wielding female assassins" and i'm sold ...

    Full spoiler-free review now on my blog Kyra is the youngest Markswoman in the Order of Kali, one of five orders that were created to bring peace to the world of Asiana. She and every member of the order fight with weapons that are infused with magic and are bound to their wielder. ...

    I received an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Review can be found on *Milky Way of Books* The captivating world of Asiana awaits you in this stunning debut of Asian inspired fantasy! Kyra and her order of female assassins with telepathic blades rule over Asian...

    Not grabbed by either character in the first few chapters. The concept's interesting, though I'm a bit confused by the world building thus far. I don't hate it, but I'm not sold enough to continue at this point. I will keep an eye on the series, and, if it concludes well, I may give th...

    2.5 stars ...

    The synopsis sounds great, and the cover is gorgeous! ...

    Started a sample but couldn't get into it. The writing seemed a little too descriptive and slow pace for YA. ...

    Review Courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy I was drawn into MARKSKWOMAN by the impressive back copy and cover art. Sign me up for any novel featuring a sisterhood of elite warriors. Readers that love page turning action and assassinations will fall in love with MARKSWOMAN. Howev...

  • Shelley
    Jun 30, 2017

    I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure plenty will love it though ? Happy Reading! Mel ? I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure p...

    This was a fast paced fun read. It was YA so it unfortunately it fell into some of the same YA pitfalls I tend to dislike, most notably, an instalove triangle. Not to fear though, the love interest doesn?t even show up until halfway into the book and the romance was in no way a centr...

    Not reviewing this one right now, but a few things to point to: ? It has a south-asian setting which is fantastic. ? Cast is quite thoroughly POC!! ? world building is pretty intense and detailed ? very very slow and used a lot of (tired) tropes ? kinda about murder nun...

    Title: Markswoman Series: Asiana #1 Author: Rati Mehrotra Release date: January 23, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] ?To be evil is to suffer, and there is joy in releasing others from suffering." When I first spotted this book, I just ha...

    This book was a big surprise for me. Why? Because I had started off listening to the audiobook in the car while my kids were with me and they insisted that I could only listen to it when they were there too. So I did - hence the lengthy time to completion. I thought maybe they might ge...

    I AM HERE FOR SISTERHOODS OF BADASS WOMEN. My reading interests fall pretty neatly into two categories: books full of badass characters (the characters I want to become) and trashy romance novels (for the trashy person that I am.) I was so certain Markswoman would fall into the former ...

    This book is a fast paced YA read with solid characters and a good story. It has a unique setting, it?s a post-apocalyptic middle eastern/Indian inspired world. The world is full of forgotten technologies that people do not understand the physics of them but use them. Kyra is t...

    I was iffy about this one for the first 70 pages or so, but I really enjoyed it! There were times where it dragged a bit and could've been condensed, but overall it was better than I was expecting. There are still some things that I'm confused about with regards to the world-building, ...

    omg omg omg! I just one this book as my first goodreads giveaway!!! I'm sooo happy. I entered more than 100 give aways for over a year and I FINALLY won!! Can't wait to start reading this book!! :D ----------------------------------- Great read! It was a bit confusing sometime...

    Review from Tenacious Reader: http://www.tenaciousreader.com/2018/0... This debut was such an enjoyable read for me. It had a great balance of world building and character drama and the pace kept things moving. The world in this is definitely interesting. It starts out feeling like ...

    tw: self harm I read a few chapters of this book but I'm going to put it off for some time later. It was good so far like the world building and characters were interesting but what bugged me was that the MC cuts her arm after a kill (this happens in chapter 1). It is explained why ...

    heteronormativity and insta-love aside THE PLOT IS SO GOOD AND I LOVE ALL THEM FEMALE ASSASSINS, they can murder me i'll thank them ...

    WARNING: Dont read more than the first paragraph of the goodreads/amazon summary because it will spoil half the book and make it a lot less entertaining. I was hooked after the first line of the blurb "An order of magical-knife wielding female assassins..."Set in a fascinating w...

    LOOK.AT.THAT.COVER ...

    Check out my book blog for more book reviews and other bookish posts! I received an ARC of Markswoman from the publisher. It was one of my most anticipated releases for 2018. Fantasy stories about assassins are always sure to pique my interest. This is a new adult fantasy novel (MC ...

    Markswoman is an interesting fantasy title in the fact that it defies categorization, to a certain extent. While the uniqueness of the world appealed, I did find the execution a little disorienting and confusing. This was part coming-of-age story, a revenge plot, a romance, and an adve...

    I LOVED THIS BOOK. Post-apocalyptic magical knife-wielding female assassins FTW! I received a galley through the publisher (also my publisher), and was happy to supply a blurb: "Markswoman is a breathlessly-paced post-apocalyptic fantasy with a highly original setting and characters...

    I like it, but it is SO SLOW. It takes forever to get going. (I think 150 pages so almost half of the book before the story starts) Basic plot: the story is told from 2 view points Rushtan and Kyra. They are both assassins (Markswomen/Marksmen) who are tasked to carry out all deaths...

    I wanted to love this book. I wanted to devour it in one sitting and bask in the wonderfulness that is female assassins and with YA/adult crossover appeal and. . . and. . . and I could go on. But that's not what happened and it comes down to one thing, really, that made the rest of the...

    I just read " magical-knife wielding female assassins" and i'm sold ...

    Full spoiler-free review now on my blog Kyra is the youngest Markswoman in the Order of Kali, one of five orders that were created to bring peace to the world of Asiana. She and every member of the order fight with weapons that are infused with magic and are bound to their wielder. ...

    I received an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Review can be found on *Milky Way of Books* The captivating world of Asiana awaits you in this stunning debut of Asian inspired fantasy! Kyra and her order of female assassins with telepathic blades rule over Asian...

    Not grabbed by either character in the first few chapters. The concept's interesting, though I'm a bit confused by the world building thus far. I don't hate it, but I'm not sold enough to continue at this point. I will keep an eye on the series, and, if it concludes well, I may give th...

    2.5 stars ...

    The synopsis sounds great, and the cover is gorgeous! ...

    Started a sample but couldn't get into it. The writing seemed a little too descriptive and slow pace for YA. ...

    Review Courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy I was drawn into MARKSKWOMAN by the impressive back copy and cover art. Sign me up for any novel featuring a sisterhood of elite warriors. Readers that love page turning action and assassinations will fall in love with MARKSWOMAN. Howev...

    This book was bleh for me. I loved the cover and I loved the summary, but the actual story was bland and slow. I was neither rooting for our main character or against her, I simply did not care. She was not interesting enough for me. Kyra has a backstory, but I don?t feel like I got ...

    *Source* Edelweiss *Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy *Rating* 3.5-4 *Thoughts* Rati Mehrotra's Markswoman is the first installment in the authors Asiana duology. One can definitely call this a post-apocalyptic version of Asia. It is the year 853 of the Kanun and the Orders keep the ...

  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    Jul 16, 2017

    I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure plenty will love it though ? Happy Reading! Mel ? I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure p...

    This was a fast paced fun read. It was YA so it unfortunately it fell into some of the same YA pitfalls I tend to dislike, most notably, an instalove triangle. Not to fear though, the love interest doesn?t even show up until halfway into the book and the romance was in no way a centr...

    Not reviewing this one right now, but a few things to point to: ? It has a south-asian setting which is fantastic. ? Cast is quite thoroughly POC!! ? world building is pretty intense and detailed ? very very slow and used a lot of (tired) tropes ? kinda about murder nun...

    Title: Markswoman Series: Asiana #1 Author: Rati Mehrotra Release date: January 23, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] ?To be evil is to suffer, and there is joy in releasing others from suffering." When I first spotted this book, I just ha...

    This book was a big surprise for me. Why? Because I had started off listening to the audiobook in the car while my kids were with me and they insisted that I could only listen to it when they were there too. So I did - hence the lengthy time to completion. I thought maybe they might ge...

    I AM HERE FOR SISTERHOODS OF BADASS WOMEN. My reading interests fall pretty neatly into two categories: books full of badass characters (the characters I want to become) and trashy romance novels (for the trashy person that I am.) I was so certain Markswoman would fall into the former ...

    This book is a fast paced YA read with solid characters and a good story. It has a unique setting, it?s a post-apocalyptic middle eastern/Indian inspired world. The world is full of forgotten technologies that people do not understand the physics of them but use them. Kyra is t...

    I was iffy about this one for the first 70 pages or so, but I really enjoyed it! There were times where it dragged a bit and could've been condensed, but overall it was better than I was expecting. There are still some things that I'm confused about with regards to the world-building, ...

    omg omg omg! I just one this book as my first goodreads giveaway!!! I'm sooo happy. I entered more than 100 give aways for over a year and I FINALLY won!! Can't wait to start reading this book!! :D ----------------------------------- Great read! It was a bit confusing sometime...

    Review from Tenacious Reader: http://www.tenaciousreader.com/2018/0... This debut was such an enjoyable read for me. It had a great balance of world building and character drama and the pace kept things moving. The world in this is definitely interesting. It starts out feeling like ...

    tw: self harm I read a few chapters of this book but I'm going to put it off for some time later. It was good so far like the world building and characters were interesting but what bugged me was that the MC cuts her arm after a kill (this happens in chapter 1). It is explained why ...

    heteronormativity and insta-love aside THE PLOT IS SO GOOD AND I LOVE ALL THEM FEMALE ASSASSINS, they can murder me i'll thank them ...

    WARNING: Dont read more than the first paragraph of the goodreads/amazon summary because it will spoil half the book and make it a lot less entertaining. I was hooked after the first line of the blurb "An order of magical-knife wielding female assassins..."Set in a fascinating w...

    LOOK.AT.THAT.COVER ...

    Check out my book blog for more book reviews and other bookish posts! I received an ARC of Markswoman from the publisher. It was one of my most anticipated releases for 2018. Fantasy stories about assassins are always sure to pique my interest. This is a new adult fantasy novel (MC ...

    Markswoman is an interesting fantasy title in the fact that it defies categorization, to a certain extent. While the uniqueness of the world appealed, I did find the execution a little disorienting and confusing. This was part coming-of-age story, a revenge plot, a romance, and an adve...

    I LOVED THIS BOOK. Post-apocalyptic magical knife-wielding female assassins FTW! I received a galley through the publisher (also my publisher), and was happy to supply a blurb: "Markswoman is a breathlessly-paced post-apocalyptic fantasy with a highly original setting and characters...

    I like it, but it is SO SLOW. It takes forever to get going. (I think 150 pages so almost half of the book before the story starts) Basic plot: the story is told from 2 view points Rushtan and Kyra. They are both assassins (Markswomen/Marksmen) who are tasked to carry out all deaths...

    I wanted to love this book. I wanted to devour it in one sitting and bask in the wonderfulness that is female assassins and with YA/adult crossover appeal and. . . and. . . and I could go on. But that's not what happened and it comes down to one thing, really, that made the rest of the...

    I just read " magical-knife wielding female assassins" and i'm sold ...

    Full spoiler-free review now on my blog Kyra is the youngest Markswoman in the Order of Kali, one of five orders that were created to bring peace to the world of Asiana. She and every member of the order fight with weapons that are infused with magic and are bound to their wielder. ...

    I received an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Review can be found on *Milky Way of Books* The captivating world of Asiana awaits you in this stunning debut of Asian inspired fantasy! Kyra and her order of female assassins with telepathic blades rule over Asian...

    Not grabbed by either character in the first few chapters. The concept's interesting, though I'm a bit confused by the world building thus far. I don't hate it, but I'm not sold enough to continue at this point. I will keep an eye on the series, and, if it concludes well, I may give th...

    2.5 stars ...

    The synopsis sounds great, and the cover is gorgeous! ...

  • Amanda
    Feb 26, 2018

    I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure plenty will love it though ? Happy Reading! Mel ? I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure p...

    This was a fast paced fun read. It was YA so it unfortunately it fell into some of the same YA pitfalls I tend to dislike, most notably, an instalove triangle. Not to fear though, the love interest doesn?t even show up until halfway into the book and the romance was in no way a centr...

    Not reviewing this one right now, but a few things to point to: ? It has a south-asian setting which is fantastic. ? Cast is quite thoroughly POC!! ? world building is pretty intense and detailed ? very very slow and used a lot of (tired) tropes ? kinda about murder nun...

    Title: Markswoman Series: Asiana #1 Author: Rati Mehrotra Release date: January 23, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] ?To be evil is to suffer, and there is joy in releasing others from suffering." When I first spotted this book, I just ha...

    This book was a big surprise for me. Why? Because I had started off listening to the audiobook in the car while my kids were with me and they insisted that I could only listen to it when they were there too. So I did - hence the lengthy time to completion. I thought maybe they might ge...

    I AM HERE FOR SISTERHOODS OF BADASS WOMEN. My reading interests fall pretty neatly into two categories: books full of badass characters (the characters I want to become) and trashy romance novels (for the trashy person that I am.) I was so certain Markswoman would fall into the former ...

    This book is a fast paced YA read with solid characters and a good story. It has a unique setting, it?s a post-apocalyptic middle eastern/Indian inspired world. The world is full of forgotten technologies that people do not understand the physics of them but use them. Kyra is t...

    I was iffy about this one for the first 70 pages or so, but I really enjoyed it! There were times where it dragged a bit and could've been condensed, but overall it was better than I was expecting. There are still some things that I'm confused about with regards to the world-building, ...

    omg omg omg! I just one this book as my first goodreads giveaway!!! I'm sooo happy. I entered more than 100 give aways for over a year and I FINALLY won!! Can't wait to start reading this book!! :D ----------------------------------- Great read! It was a bit confusing sometime...

    Review from Tenacious Reader: http://www.tenaciousreader.com/2018/0... This debut was such an enjoyable read for me. It had a great balance of world building and character drama and the pace kept things moving. The world in this is definitely interesting. It starts out feeling like ...

    tw: self harm I read a few chapters of this book but I'm going to put it off for some time later. It was good so far like the world building and characters were interesting but what bugged me was that the MC cuts her arm after a kill (this happens in chapter 1). It is explained why ...

    heteronormativity and insta-love aside THE PLOT IS SO GOOD AND I LOVE ALL THEM FEMALE ASSASSINS, they can murder me i'll thank them ...

    WARNING: Dont read more than the first paragraph of the goodreads/amazon summary because it will spoil half the book and make it a lot less entertaining. I was hooked after the first line of the blurb "An order of magical-knife wielding female assassins..."Set in a fascinating w...

    LOOK.AT.THAT.COVER ...

    Check out my book blog for more book reviews and other bookish posts! I received an ARC of Markswoman from the publisher. It was one of my most anticipated releases for 2018. Fantasy stories about assassins are always sure to pique my interest. This is a new adult fantasy novel (MC ...

    Markswoman is an interesting fantasy title in the fact that it defies categorization, to a certain extent. While the uniqueness of the world appealed, I did find the execution a little disorienting and confusing. This was part coming-of-age story, a revenge plot, a romance, and an adve...

    I LOVED THIS BOOK. Post-apocalyptic magical knife-wielding female assassins FTW! I received a galley through the publisher (also my publisher), and was happy to supply a blurb: "Markswoman is a breathlessly-paced post-apocalyptic fantasy with a highly original setting and characters...

    I like it, but it is SO SLOW. It takes forever to get going. (I think 150 pages so almost half of the book before the story starts) Basic plot: the story is told from 2 view points Rushtan and Kyra. They are both assassins (Markswomen/Marksmen) who are tasked to carry out all deaths...

    I wanted to love this book. I wanted to devour it in one sitting and bask in the wonderfulness that is female assassins and with YA/adult crossover appeal and. . . and. . . and I could go on. But that's not what happened and it comes down to one thing, really, that made the rest of the...

    I just read " magical-knife wielding female assassins" and i'm sold ...

    Full spoiler-free review now on my blog Kyra is the youngest Markswoman in the Order of Kali, one of five orders that were created to bring peace to the world of Asiana. She and every member of the order fight with weapons that are infused with magic and are bound to their wielder. ...

    I received an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Review can be found on *Milky Way of Books* The captivating world of Asiana awaits you in this stunning debut of Asian inspired fantasy! Kyra and her order of female assassins with telepathic blades rule over Asian...

    Not grabbed by either character in the first few chapters. The concept's interesting, though I'm a bit confused by the world building thus far. I don't hate it, but I'm not sold enough to continue at this point. I will keep an eye on the series, and, if it concludes well, I may give th...

    2.5 stars ...

  • Jaclyn
    Sep 05, 2017

    I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure plenty will love it though ? Happy Reading! Mel ? I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure p...

    This was a fast paced fun read. It was YA so it unfortunately it fell into some of the same YA pitfalls I tend to dislike, most notably, an instalove triangle. Not to fear though, the love interest doesn?t even show up until halfway into the book and the romance was in no way a centr...

    Not reviewing this one right now, but a few things to point to: ? It has a south-asian setting which is fantastic. ? Cast is quite thoroughly POC!! ? world building is pretty intense and detailed ? very very slow and used a lot of (tired) tropes ? kinda about murder nun...

    Title: Markswoman Series: Asiana #1 Author: Rati Mehrotra Release date: January 23, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] ?To be evil is to suffer, and there is joy in releasing others from suffering." When I first spotted this book, I just ha...

    This book was a big surprise for me. Why? Because I had started off listening to the audiobook in the car while my kids were with me and they insisted that I could only listen to it when they were there too. So I did - hence the lengthy time to completion. I thought maybe they might ge...

    I AM HERE FOR SISTERHOODS OF BADASS WOMEN. My reading interests fall pretty neatly into two categories: books full of badass characters (the characters I want to become) and trashy romance novels (for the trashy person that I am.) I was so certain Markswoman would fall into the former ...

    This book is a fast paced YA read with solid characters and a good story. It has a unique setting, it?s a post-apocalyptic middle eastern/Indian inspired world. The world is full of forgotten technologies that people do not understand the physics of them but use them. Kyra is t...

    I was iffy about this one for the first 70 pages or so, but I really enjoyed it! There were times where it dragged a bit and could've been condensed, but overall it was better than I was expecting. There are still some things that I'm confused about with regards to the world-building, ...

    omg omg omg! I just one this book as my first goodreads giveaway!!! I'm sooo happy. I entered more than 100 give aways for over a year and I FINALLY won!! Can't wait to start reading this book!! :D ----------------------------------- Great read! It was a bit confusing sometime...

    Review from Tenacious Reader: http://www.tenaciousreader.com/2018/0... This debut was such an enjoyable read for me. It had a great balance of world building and character drama and the pace kept things moving. The world in this is definitely interesting. It starts out feeling like ...

    tw: self harm I read a few chapters of this book but I'm going to put it off for some time later. It was good so far like the world building and characters were interesting but what bugged me was that the MC cuts her arm after a kill (this happens in chapter 1). It is explained why ...

    heteronormativity and insta-love aside THE PLOT IS SO GOOD AND I LOVE ALL THEM FEMALE ASSASSINS, they can murder me i'll thank them ...

    WARNING: Dont read more than the first paragraph of the goodreads/amazon summary because it will spoil half the book and make it a lot less entertaining. I was hooked after the first line of the blurb "An order of magical-knife wielding female assassins..."Set in a fascinating w...

    LOOK.AT.THAT.COVER ...

    Check out my book blog for more book reviews and other bookish posts! I received an ARC of Markswoman from the publisher. It was one of my most anticipated releases for 2018. Fantasy stories about assassins are always sure to pique my interest. This is a new adult fantasy novel (MC ...

    Markswoman is an interesting fantasy title in the fact that it defies categorization, to a certain extent. While the uniqueness of the world appealed, I did find the execution a little disorienting and confusing. This was part coming-of-age story, a revenge plot, a romance, and an adve...

  • Christie«SHBBblogger»
    Aug 30, 2017

    I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure plenty will love it though ? Happy Reading! Mel ? I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure p...

    This was a fast paced fun read. It was YA so it unfortunately it fell into some of the same YA pitfalls I tend to dislike, most notably, an instalove triangle. Not to fear though, the love interest doesn?t even show up until halfway into the book and the romance was in no way a centr...

    Not reviewing this one right now, but a few things to point to: ? It has a south-asian setting which is fantastic. ? Cast is quite thoroughly POC!! ? world building is pretty intense and detailed ? very very slow and used a lot of (tired) tropes ? kinda about murder nun...

    Title: Markswoman Series: Asiana #1 Author: Rati Mehrotra Release date: January 23, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] ?To be evil is to suffer, and there is joy in releasing others from suffering." When I first spotted this book, I just ha...

  • Ella Zegarra
    Jul 27, 2017

    I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure plenty will love it though ? Happy Reading! Mel ? I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure p...

    This was a fast paced fun read. It was YA so it unfortunately it fell into some of the same YA pitfalls I tend to dislike, most notably, an instalove triangle. Not to fear though, the love interest doesn?t even show up until halfway into the book and the romance was in no way a centr...

    Not reviewing this one right now, but a few things to point to: ? It has a south-asian setting which is fantastic. ? Cast is quite thoroughly POC!! ? world building is pretty intense and detailed ? very very slow and used a lot of (tired) tropes ? kinda about murder nun...

    Title: Markswoman Series: Asiana #1 Author: Rati Mehrotra Release date: January 23, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] ?To be evil is to suffer, and there is joy in releasing others from suffering." When I first spotted this book, I just ha...

    This book was a big surprise for me. Why? Because I had started off listening to the audiobook in the car while my kids were with me and they insisted that I could only listen to it when they were there too. So I did - hence the lengthy time to completion. I thought maybe they might ge...

    I AM HERE FOR SISTERHOODS OF BADASS WOMEN. My reading interests fall pretty neatly into two categories: books full of badass characters (the characters I want to become) and trashy romance novels (for the trashy person that I am.) I was so certain Markswoman would fall into the former ...

    This book is a fast paced YA read with solid characters and a good story. It has a unique setting, it?s a post-apocalyptic middle eastern/Indian inspired world. The world is full of forgotten technologies that people do not understand the physics of them but use them. Kyra is t...

    I was iffy about this one for the first 70 pages or so, but I really enjoyed it! There were times where it dragged a bit and could've been condensed, but overall it was better than I was expecting. There are still some things that I'm confused about with regards to the world-building, ...

    omg omg omg! I just one this book as my first goodreads giveaway!!! I'm sooo happy. I entered more than 100 give aways for over a year and I FINALLY won!! Can't wait to start reading this book!! :D ----------------------------------- Great read! It was a bit confusing sometime...

    Review from Tenacious Reader: http://www.tenaciousreader.com/2018/0... This debut was such an enjoyable read for me. It had a great balance of world building and character drama and the pace kept things moving. The world in this is definitely interesting. It starts out feeling like ...

    tw: self harm I read a few chapters of this book but I'm going to put it off for some time later. It was good so far like the world building and characters were interesting but what bugged me was that the MC cuts her arm after a kill (this happens in chapter 1). It is explained why ...

    heteronormativity and insta-love aside THE PLOT IS SO GOOD AND I LOVE ALL THEM FEMALE ASSASSINS, they can murder me i'll thank them ...

    WARNING: Dont read more than the first paragraph of the goodreads/amazon summary because it will spoil half the book and make it a lot less entertaining. I was hooked after the first line of the blurb "An order of magical-knife wielding female assassins..."Set in a fascinating w...

    LOOK.AT.THAT.COVER ...

    Check out my book blog for more book reviews and other bookish posts! I received an ARC of Markswoman from the publisher. It was one of my most anticipated releases for 2018. Fantasy stories about assassins are always sure to pique my interest. This is a new adult fantasy novel (MC ...

    Markswoman is an interesting fantasy title in the fact that it defies categorization, to a certain extent. While the uniqueness of the world appealed, I did find the execution a little disorienting and confusing. This was part coming-of-age story, a revenge plot, a romance, and an adve...

    I LOVED THIS BOOK. Post-apocalyptic magical knife-wielding female assassins FTW! I received a galley through the publisher (also my publisher), and was happy to supply a blurb: "Markswoman is a breathlessly-paced post-apocalyptic fantasy with a highly original setting and characters...

    I like it, but it is SO SLOW. It takes forever to get going. (I think 150 pages so almost half of the book before the story starts) Basic plot: the story is told from 2 view points Rushtan and Kyra. They are both assassins (Markswomen/Marksmen) who are tasked to carry out all deaths...

    I wanted to love this book. I wanted to devour it in one sitting and bask in the wonderfulness that is female assassins and with YA/adult crossover appeal and. . . and. . . and I could go on. But that's not what happened and it comes down to one thing, really, that made the rest of the...

    I just read " magical-knife wielding female assassins" and i'm sold ...

  • Beth Cato
    Oct 14, 2017

    I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure plenty will love it though ? Happy Reading! Mel ? I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure p...

    This was a fast paced fun read. It was YA so it unfortunately it fell into some of the same YA pitfalls I tend to dislike, most notably, an instalove triangle. Not to fear though, the love interest doesn?t even show up until halfway into the book and the romance was in no way a centr...

    Not reviewing this one right now, but a few things to point to: ? It has a south-asian setting which is fantastic. ? Cast is quite thoroughly POC!! ? world building is pretty intense and detailed ? very very slow and used a lot of (tired) tropes ? kinda about murder nun...

    Title: Markswoman Series: Asiana #1 Author: Rati Mehrotra Release date: January 23, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] ?To be evil is to suffer, and there is joy in releasing others from suffering." When I first spotted this book, I just ha...

    This book was a big surprise for me. Why? Because I had started off listening to the audiobook in the car while my kids were with me and they insisted that I could only listen to it when they were there too. So I did - hence the lengthy time to completion. I thought maybe they might ge...

    I AM HERE FOR SISTERHOODS OF BADASS WOMEN. My reading interests fall pretty neatly into two categories: books full of badass characters (the characters I want to become) and trashy romance novels (for the trashy person that I am.) I was so certain Markswoman would fall into the former ...

    This book is a fast paced YA read with solid characters and a good story. It has a unique setting, it?s a post-apocalyptic middle eastern/Indian inspired world. The world is full of forgotten technologies that people do not understand the physics of them but use them. Kyra is t...

    I was iffy about this one for the first 70 pages or so, but I really enjoyed it! There were times where it dragged a bit and could've been condensed, but overall it was better than I was expecting. There are still some things that I'm confused about with regards to the world-building, ...

    omg omg omg! I just one this book as my first goodreads giveaway!!! I'm sooo happy. I entered more than 100 give aways for over a year and I FINALLY won!! Can't wait to start reading this book!! :D ----------------------------------- Great read! It was a bit confusing sometime...

    Review from Tenacious Reader: http://www.tenaciousreader.com/2018/0... This debut was such an enjoyable read for me. It had a great balance of world building and character drama and the pace kept things moving. The world in this is definitely interesting. It starts out feeling like ...

    tw: self harm I read a few chapters of this book but I'm going to put it off for some time later. It was good so far like the world building and characters were interesting but what bugged me was that the MC cuts her arm after a kill (this happens in chapter 1). It is explained why ...

    heteronormativity and insta-love aside THE PLOT IS SO GOOD AND I LOVE ALL THEM FEMALE ASSASSINS, they can murder me i'll thank them ...

    WARNING: Dont read more than the first paragraph of the goodreads/amazon summary because it will spoil half the book and make it a lot less entertaining. I was hooked after the first line of the blurb "An order of magical-knife wielding female assassins..."Set in a fascinating w...

    LOOK.AT.THAT.COVER ...

    Check out my book blog for more book reviews and other bookish posts! I received an ARC of Markswoman from the publisher. It was one of my most anticipated releases for 2018. Fantasy stories about assassins are always sure to pique my interest. This is a new adult fantasy novel (MC ...

    Markswoman is an interesting fantasy title in the fact that it defies categorization, to a certain extent. While the uniqueness of the world appealed, I did find the execution a little disorienting and confusing. This was part coming-of-age story, a revenge plot, a romance, and an adve...

    I LOVED THIS BOOK. Post-apocalyptic magical knife-wielding female assassins FTW! I received a galley through the publisher (also my publisher), and was happy to supply a blurb: "Markswoman is a breathlessly-paced post-apocalyptic fantasy with a highly original setting and characters...

  • Lisa
    Jan 16, 2018

    I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure plenty will love it though ? Happy Reading! Mel ? I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure p...

    This was a fast paced fun read. It was YA so it unfortunately it fell into some of the same YA pitfalls I tend to dislike, most notably, an instalove triangle. Not to fear though, the love interest doesn?t even show up until halfway into the book and the romance was in no way a centr...

    Not reviewing this one right now, but a few things to point to: ? It has a south-asian setting which is fantastic. ? Cast is quite thoroughly POC!! ? world building is pretty intense and detailed ? very very slow and used a lot of (tired) tropes ? kinda about murder nun...

    Title: Markswoman Series: Asiana #1 Author: Rati Mehrotra Release date: January 23, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] ?To be evil is to suffer, and there is joy in releasing others from suffering." When I first spotted this book, I just ha...

    This book was a big surprise for me. Why? Because I had started off listening to the audiobook in the car while my kids were with me and they insisted that I could only listen to it when they were there too. So I did - hence the lengthy time to completion. I thought maybe they might ge...

    I AM HERE FOR SISTERHOODS OF BADASS WOMEN. My reading interests fall pretty neatly into two categories: books full of badass characters (the characters I want to become) and trashy romance novels (for the trashy person that I am.) I was so certain Markswoman would fall into the former ...

    This book is a fast paced YA read with solid characters and a good story. It has a unique setting, it?s a post-apocalyptic middle eastern/Indian inspired world. The world is full of forgotten technologies that people do not understand the physics of them but use them. Kyra is t...

    I was iffy about this one for the first 70 pages or so, but I really enjoyed it! There were times where it dragged a bit and could've been condensed, but overall it was better than I was expecting. There are still some things that I'm confused about with regards to the world-building, ...

    omg omg omg! I just one this book as my first goodreads giveaway!!! I'm sooo happy. I entered more than 100 give aways for over a year and I FINALLY won!! Can't wait to start reading this book!! :D ----------------------------------- Great read! It was a bit confusing sometime...

    Review from Tenacious Reader: http://www.tenaciousreader.com/2018/0... This debut was such an enjoyable read for me. It had a great balance of world building and character drama and the pace kept things moving. The world in this is definitely interesting. It starts out feeling like ...

  • C.G. Drews
    May 02, 2018

    I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure plenty will love it though ? Happy Reading! Mel ? I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure p...

    This was a fast paced fun read. It was YA so it unfortunately it fell into some of the same YA pitfalls I tend to dislike, most notably, an instalove triangle. Not to fear though, the love interest doesn?t even show up until halfway into the book and the romance was in no way a centr...

    Not reviewing this one right now, but a few things to point to: ? It has a south-asian setting which is fantastic. ? Cast is quite thoroughly POC!! ? world building is pretty intense and detailed ? very very slow and used a lot of (tired) tropes ? kinda about murder nun...

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Jan 26, 2018

    I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure plenty will love it though ? Happy Reading! Mel ? I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure p...

  • Justine
    Mar 23, 2018

    I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure plenty will love it though ? Happy Reading! Mel ? I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure p...

    This was a fast paced fun read. It was YA so it unfortunately it fell into some of the same YA pitfalls I tend to dislike, most notably, an instalove triangle. Not to fear though, the love interest doesn?t even show up until halfway into the book and the romance was in no way a centr...

    Not reviewing this one right now, but a few things to point to: ? It has a south-asian setting which is fantastic. ? Cast is quite thoroughly POC!! ? world building is pretty intense and detailed ? very very slow and used a lot of (tired) tropes ? kinda about murder nun...

    Title: Markswoman Series: Asiana #1 Author: Rati Mehrotra Release date: January 23, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] ?To be evil is to suffer, and there is joy in releasing others from suffering." When I first spotted this book, I just ha...

    This book was a big surprise for me. Why? Because I had started off listening to the audiobook in the car while my kids were with me and they insisted that I could only listen to it when they were there too. So I did - hence the lengthy time to completion. I thought maybe they might ge...

  • Alexandra
    Jan 25, 2018

    I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure plenty will love it though ? Happy Reading! Mel ? I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure p...

    This was a fast paced fun read. It was YA so it unfortunately it fell into some of the same YA pitfalls I tend to dislike, most notably, an instalove triangle. Not to fear though, the love interest doesn?t even show up until halfway into the book and the romance was in no way a centr...

    Not reviewing this one right now, but a few things to point to: ? It has a south-asian setting which is fantastic. ? Cast is quite thoroughly POC!! ? world building is pretty intense and detailed ? very very slow and used a lot of (tired) tropes ? kinda about murder nun...

    Title: Markswoman Series: Asiana #1 Author: Rati Mehrotra Release date: January 23, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] ?To be evil is to suffer, and there is joy in releasing others from suffering." When I first spotted this book, I just ha...

    This book was a big surprise for me. Why? Because I had started off listening to the audiobook in the car while my kids were with me and they insisted that I could only listen to it when they were there too. So I did - hence the lengthy time to completion. I thought maybe they might ge...

    I AM HERE FOR SISTERHOODS OF BADASS WOMEN. My reading interests fall pretty neatly into two categories: books full of badass characters (the characters I want to become) and trashy romance novels (for the trashy person that I am.) I was so certain Markswoman would fall into the former ...

    This book is a fast paced YA read with solid characters and a good story. It has a unique setting, it?s a post-apocalyptic middle eastern/Indian inspired world. The world is full of forgotten technologies that people do not understand the physics of them but use them. Kyra is t...

    I was iffy about this one for the first 70 pages or so, but I really enjoyed it! There were times where it dragged a bit and could've been condensed, but overall it was better than I was expecting. There are still some things that I'm confused about with regards to the world-building, ...

    omg omg omg! I just one this book as my first goodreads giveaway!!! I'm sooo happy. I entered more than 100 give aways for over a year and I FINALLY won!! Can't wait to start reading this book!! :D ----------------------------------- Great read! It was a bit confusing sometime...

    Review from Tenacious Reader: http://www.tenaciousreader.com/2018/0... This debut was such an enjoyable read for me. It had a great balance of world building and character drama and the pace kept things moving. The world in this is definitely interesting. It starts out feeling like ...

    tw: self harm I read a few chapters of this book but I'm going to put it off for some time later. It was good so far like the world building and characters were interesting but what bugged me was that the MC cuts her arm after a kill (this happens in chapter 1). It is explained why ...

    heteronormativity and insta-love aside THE PLOT IS SO GOOD AND I LOVE ALL THEM FEMALE ASSASSINS, they can murder me i'll thank them ...

    WARNING: Dont read more than the first paragraph of the goodreads/amazon summary because it will spoil half the book and make it a lot less entertaining. I was hooked after the first line of the blurb "An order of magical-knife wielding female assassins..."Set in a fascinating w...

    LOOK.AT.THAT.COVER ...

    Check out my book blog for more book reviews and other bookish posts! I received an ARC of Markswoman from the publisher. It was one of my most anticipated releases for 2018. Fantasy stories about assassins are always sure to pique my interest. This is a new adult fantasy novel (MC ...

    Markswoman is an interesting fantasy title in the fact that it defies categorization, to a certain extent. While the uniqueness of the world appealed, I did find the execution a little disorienting and confusing. This was part coming-of-age story, a revenge plot, a romance, and an adve...

    I LOVED THIS BOOK. Post-apocalyptic magical knife-wielding female assassins FTW! I received a galley through the publisher (also my publisher), and was happy to supply a blurb: "Markswoman is a breathlessly-paced post-apocalyptic fantasy with a highly original setting and characters...

    I like it, but it is SO SLOW. It takes forever to get going. (I think 150 pages so almost half of the book before the story starts) Basic plot: the story is told from 2 view points Rushtan and Kyra. They are both assassins (Markswomen/Marksmen) who are tasked to carry out all deaths...

    I wanted to love this book. I wanted to devour it in one sitting and bask in the wonderfulness that is female assassins and with YA/adult crossover appeal and. . . and. . . and I could go on. But that's not what happened and it comes down to one thing, really, that made the rest of the...

    I just read " magical-knife wielding female assassins" and i'm sold ...

    Full spoiler-free review now on my blog Kyra is the youngest Markswoman in the Order of Kali, one of five orders that were created to bring peace to the world of Asiana. She and every member of the order fight with weapons that are infused with magic and are bound to their wielder. ...

    I received an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Review can be found on *Milky Way of Books* The captivating world of Asiana awaits you in this stunning debut of Asian inspired fantasy! Kyra and her order of female assassins with telepathic blades rule over Asian...

  • Jessi ♡
    Sep 13, 2017

    I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure plenty will love it though ? Happy Reading! Mel ? I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure p...

    This was a fast paced fun read. It was YA so it unfortunately it fell into some of the same YA pitfalls I tend to dislike, most notably, an instalove triangle. Not to fear though, the love interest doesn?t even show up until halfway into the book and the romance was in no way a centr...

    Not reviewing this one right now, but a few things to point to: ? It has a south-asian setting which is fantastic. ? Cast is quite thoroughly POC!! ? world building is pretty intense and detailed ? very very slow and used a lot of (tired) tropes ? kinda about murder nun...

    Title: Markswoman Series: Asiana #1 Author: Rati Mehrotra Release date: January 23, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] ?To be evil is to suffer, and there is joy in releasing others from suffering." When I first spotted this book, I just ha...

    This book was a big surprise for me. Why? Because I had started off listening to the audiobook in the car while my kids were with me and they insisted that I could only listen to it when they were there too. So I did - hence the lengthy time to completion. I thought maybe they might ge...

    I AM HERE FOR SISTERHOODS OF BADASS WOMEN. My reading interests fall pretty neatly into two categories: books full of badass characters (the characters I want to become) and trashy romance novels (for the trashy person that I am.) I was so certain Markswoman would fall into the former ...

    This book is a fast paced YA read with solid characters and a good story. It has a unique setting, it?s a post-apocalyptic middle eastern/Indian inspired world. The world is full of forgotten technologies that people do not understand the physics of them but use them. Kyra is t...

    I was iffy about this one for the first 70 pages or so, but I really enjoyed it! There were times where it dragged a bit and could've been condensed, but overall it was better than I was expecting. There are still some things that I'm confused about with regards to the world-building, ...

    omg omg omg! I just one this book as my first goodreads giveaway!!! I'm sooo happy. I entered more than 100 give aways for over a year and I FINALLY won!! Can't wait to start reading this book!! :D ----------------------------------- Great read! It was a bit confusing sometime...

    Review from Tenacious Reader: http://www.tenaciousreader.com/2018/0... This debut was such an enjoyable read for me. It had a great balance of world building and character drama and the pace kept things moving. The world in this is definitely interesting. It starts out feeling like ...

    tw: self harm I read a few chapters of this book but I'm going to put it off for some time later. It was good so far like the world building and characters were interesting but what bugged me was that the MC cuts her arm after a kill (this happens in chapter 1). It is explained why ...

    heteronormativity and insta-love aside THE PLOT IS SO GOOD AND I LOVE ALL THEM FEMALE ASSASSINS, they can murder me i'll thank them ...

  • chri
    Nov 03, 2017

    I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure plenty will love it though ? Happy Reading! Mel ? I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure p...

    This was a fast paced fun read. It was YA so it unfortunately it fell into some of the same YA pitfalls I tend to dislike, most notably, an instalove triangle. Not to fear though, the love interest doesn?t even show up until halfway into the book and the romance was in no way a centr...

    Not reviewing this one right now, but a few things to point to: ? It has a south-asian setting which is fantastic. ? Cast is quite thoroughly POC!! ? world building is pretty intense and detailed ? very very slow and used a lot of (tired) tropes ? kinda about murder nun...

    Title: Markswoman Series: Asiana #1 Author: Rati Mehrotra Release date: January 23, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] ?To be evil is to suffer, and there is joy in releasing others from suffering." When I first spotted this book, I just ha...

    This book was a big surprise for me. Why? Because I had started off listening to the audiobook in the car while my kids were with me and they insisted that I could only listen to it when they were there too. So I did - hence the lengthy time to completion. I thought maybe they might ge...

    I AM HERE FOR SISTERHOODS OF BADASS WOMEN. My reading interests fall pretty neatly into two categories: books full of badass characters (the characters I want to become) and trashy romance novels (for the trashy person that I am.) I was so certain Markswoman would fall into the former ...

  • Austine (NovelKnight)
    Jan 03, 2018

    I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure plenty will love it though ? Happy Reading! Mel ? I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure p...

    This was a fast paced fun read. It was YA so it unfortunately it fell into some of the same YA pitfalls I tend to dislike, most notably, an instalove triangle. Not to fear though, the love interest doesn?t even show up until halfway into the book and the romance was in no way a centr...

    Not reviewing this one right now, but a few things to point to: ? It has a south-asian setting which is fantastic. ? Cast is quite thoroughly POC!! ? world building is pretty intense and detailed ? very very slow and used a lot of (tired) tropes ? kinda about murder nun...

    Title: Markswoman Series: Asiana #1 Author: Rati Mehrotra Release date: January 23, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] ?To be evil is to suffer, and there is joy in releasing others from suffering." When I first spotted this book, I just ha...

    This book was a big surprise for me. Why? Because I had started off listening to the audiobook in the car while my kids were with me and they insisted that I could only listen to it when they were there too. So I did - hence the lengthy time to completion. I thought maybe they might ge...

    I AM HERE FOR SISTERHOODS OF BADASS WOMEN. My reading interests fall pretty neatly into two categories: books full of badass characters (the characters I want to become) and trashy romance novels (for the trashy person that I am.) I was so certain Markswoman would fall into the former ...

    This book is a fast paced YA read with solid characters and a good story. It has a unique setting, it?s a post-apocalyptic middle eastern/Indian inspired world. The world is full of forgotten technologies that people do not understand the physics of them but use them. Kyra is t...

    I was iffy about this one for the first 70 pages or so, but I really enjoyed it! There were times where it dragged a bit and could've been condensed, but overall it was better than I was expecting. There are still some things that I'm confused about with regards to the world-building, ...

    omg omg omg! I just one this book as my first goodreads giveaway!!! I'm sooo happy. I entered more than 100 give aways for over a year and I FINALLY won!! Can't wait to start reading this book!! :D ----------------------------------- Great read! It was a bit confusing sometime...

    Review from Tenacious Reader: http://www.tenaciousreader.com/2018/0... This debut was such an enjoyable read for me. It had a great balance of world building and character drama and the pace kept things moving. The world in this is definitely interesting. It starts out feeling like ...

    tw: self harm I read a few chapters of this book but I'm going to put it off for some time later. It was good so far like the world building and characters were interesting but what bugged me was that the MC cuts her arm after a kill (this happens in chapter 1). It is explained why ...

    heteronormativity and insta-love aside THE PLOT IS SO GOOD AND I LOVE ALL THEM FEMALE ASSASSINS, they can murder me i'll thank them ...

    WARNING: Dont read more than the first paragraph of the goodreads/amazon summary because it will spoil half the book and make it a lot less entertaining. I was hooked after the first line of the blurb "An order of magical-knife wielding female assassins..."Set in a fascinating w...

    LOOK.AT.THAT.COVER ...

    Check out my book blog for more book reviews and other bookish posts! I received an ARC of Markswoman from the publisher. It was one of my most anticipated releases for 2018. Fantasy stories about assassins are always sure to pique my interest. This is a new adult fantasy novel (MC ...

    Markswoman is an interesting fantasy title in the fact that it defies categorization, to a certain extent. While the uniqueness of the world appealed, I did find the execution a little disorienting and confusing. This was part coming-of-age story, a revenge plot, a romance, and an adve...

    I LOVED THIS BOOK. Post-apocalyptic magical knife-wielding female assassins FTW! I received a galley through the publisher (also my publisher), and was happy to supply a blurb: "Markswoman is a breathlessly-paced post-apocalyptic fantasy with a highly original setting and characters...

    I like it, but it is SO SLOW. It takes forever to get going. (I think 150 pages so almost half of the book before the story starts) Basic plot: the story is told from 2 view points Rushtan and Kyra. They are both assassins (Markswomen/Marksmen) who are tasked to carry out all deaths...

    I wanted to love this book. I wanted to devour it in one sitting and bask in the wonderfulness that is female assassins and with YA/adult crossover appeal and. . . and. . . and I could go on. But that's not what happened and it comes down to one thing, really, that made the rest of the...

  • Roy
    Feb 14, 2018

    I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure plenty will love it though ? Happy Reading! Mel ? I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure p...

    This was a fast paced fun read. It was YA so it unfortunately it fell into some of the same YA pitfalls I tend to dislike, most notably, an instalove triangle. Not to fear though, the love interest doesn?t even show up until halfway into the book and the romance was in no way a centr...

    Not reviewing this one right now, but a few things to point to: ? It has a south-asian setting which is fantastic. ? Cast is quite thoroughly POC!! ? world building is pretty intense and detailed ? very very slow and used a lot of (tired) tropes ? kinda about murder nun...

    Title: Markswoman Series: Asiana #1 Author: Rati Mehrotra Release date: January 23, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] ?To be evil is to suffer, and there is joy in releasing others from suffering." When I first spotted this book, I just ha...

    This book was a big surprise for me. Why? Because I had started off listening to the audiobook in the car while my kids were with me and they insisted that I could only listen to it when they were there too. So I did - hence the lengthy time to completion. I thought maybe they might ge...

    I AM HERE FOR SISTERHOODS OF BADASS WOMEN. My reading interests fall pretty neatly into two categories: books full of badass characters (the characters I want to become) and trashy romance novels (for the trashy person that I am.) I was so certain Markswoman would fall into the former ...

    This book is a fast paced YA read with solid characters and a good story. It has a unique setting, it?s a post-apocalyptic middle eastern/Indian inspired world. The world is full of forgotten technologies that people do not understand the physics of them but use them. Kyra is t...

    I was iffy about this one for the first 70 pages or so, but I really enjoyed it! There were times where it dragged a bit and could've been condensed, but overall it was better than I was expecting. There are still some things that I'm confused about with regards to the world-building, ...

    omg omg omg! I just one this book as my first goodreads giveaway!!! I'm sooo happy. I entered more than 100 give aways for over a year and I FINALLY won!! Can't wait to start reading this book!! :D ----------------------------------- Great read! It was a bit confusing sometime...

    Review from Tenacious Reader: http://www.tenaciousreader.com/2018/0... This debut was such an enjoyable read for me. It had a great balance of world building and character drama and the pace kept things moving. The world in this is definitely interesting. It starts out feeling like ...

    tw: self harm I read a few chapters of this book but I'm going to put it off for some time later. It was good so far like the world building and characters were interesting but what bugged me was that the MC cuts her arm after a kill (this happens in chapter 1). It is explained why ...

    heteronormativity and insta-love aside THE PLOT IS SO GOOD AND I LOVE ALL THEM FEMALE ASSASSINS, they can murder me i'll thank them ...

    WARNING: Dont read more than the first paragraph of the goodreads/amazon summary because it will spoil half the book and make it a lot less entertaining. I was hooked after the first line of the blurb "An order of magical-knife wielding female assassins..."Set in a fascinating w...

    LOOK.AT.THAT.COVER ...

    Check out my book blog for more book reviews and other bookish posts! I received an ARC of Markswoman from the publisher. It was one of my most anticipated releases for 2018. Fantasy stories about assassins are always sure to pique my interest. This is a new adult fantasy novel (MC ...

    Markswoman is an interesting fantasy title in the fact that it defies categorization, to a certain extent. While the uniqueness of the world appealed, I did find the execution a little disorienting and confusing. This was part coming-of-age story, a revenge plot, a romance, and an adve...

    I LOVED THIS BOOK. Post-apocalyptic magical knife-wielding female assassins FTW! I received a galley through the publisher (also my publisher), and was happy to supply a blurb: "Markswoman is a breathlessly-paced post-apocalyptic fantasy with a highly original setting and characters...

    I like it, but it is SO SLOW. It takes forever to get going. (I think 150 pages so almost half of the book before the story starts) Basic plot: the story is told from 2 view points Rushtan and Kyra. They are both assassins (Markswomen/Marksmen) who are tasked to carry out all deaths...

    I wanted to love this book. I wanted to devour it in one sitting and bask in the wonderfulness that is female assassins and with YA/adult crossover appeal and. . . and. . . and I could go on. But that's not what happened and it comes down to one thing, really, that made the rest of the...

    I just read " magical-knife wielding female assassins" and i'm sold ...

    Full spoiler-free review now on my blog Kyra is the youngest Markswoman in the Order of Kali, one of five orders that were created to bring peace to the world of Asiana. She and every member of the order fight with weapons that are infused with magic and are bound to their wielder. ...

    I received an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Review can be found on *Milky Way of Books* The captivating world of Asiana awaits you in this stunning debut of Asian inspired fantasy! Kyra and her order of female assassins with telepathic blades rule over Asian...

    Not grabbed by either character in the first few chapters. The concept's interesting, though I'm a bit confused by the world building thus far. I don't hate it, but I'm not sold enough to continue at this point. I will keep an eye on the series, and, if it concludes well, I may give th...

    2.5 stars ...

    The synopsis sounds great, and the cover is gorgeous! ...

    Started a sample but couldn't get into it. The writing seemed a little too descriptive and slow pace for YA. ...

  • Nadine
    Jan 26, 2018

    I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure plenty will love it though ? Happy Reading! Mel ? I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure p...

    This was a fast paced fun read. It was YA so it unfortunately it fell into some of the same YA pitfalls I tend to dislike, most notably, an instalove triangle. Not to fear though, the love interest doesn?t even show up until halfway into the book and the romance was in no way a centr...

    Not reviewing this one right now, but a few things to point to: ? It has a south-asian setting which is fantastic. ? Cast is quite thoroughly POC!! ? world building is pretty intense and detailed ? very very slow and used a lot of (tired) tropes ? kinda about murder nun...

    Title: Markswoman Series: Asiana #1 Author: Rati Mehrotra Release date: January 23, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] ?To be evil is to suffer, and there is joy in releasing others from suffering." When I first spotted this book, I just ha...

    This book was a big surprise for me. Why? Because I had started off listening to the audiobook in the car while my kids were with me and they insisted that I could only listen to it when they were there too. So I did - hence the lengthy time to completion. I thought maybe they might ge...

    I AM HERE FOR SISTERHOODS OF BADASS WOMEN. My reading interests fall pretty neatly into two categories: books full of badass characters (the characters I want to become) and trashy romance novels (for the trashy person that I am.) I was so certain Markswoman would fall into the former ...

    This book is a fast paced YA read with solid characters and a good story. It has a unique setting, it?s a post-apocalyptic middle eastern/Indian inspired world. The world is full of forgotten technologies that people do not understand the physics of them but use them. Kyra is t...

    I was iffy about this one for the first 70 pages or so, but I really enjoyed it! There were times where it dragged a bit and could've been condensed, but overall it was better than I was expecting. There are still some things that I'm confused about with regards to the world-building, ...

    omg omg omg! I just one this book as my first goodreads giveaway!!! I'm sooo happy. I entered more than 100 give aways for over a year and I FINALLY won!! Can't wait to start reading this book!! :D ----------------------------------- Great read! It was a bit confusing sometime...

    Review from Tenacious Reader: http://www.tenaciousreader.com/2018/0... This debut was such an enjoyable read for me. It had a great balance of world building and character drama and the pace kept things moving. The world in this is definitely interesting. It starts out feeling like ...

    tw: self harm I read a few chapters of this book but I'm going to put it off for some time later. It was good so far like the world building and characters were interesting but what bugged me was that the MC cuts her arm after a kill (this happens in chapter 1). It is explained why ...

    heteronormativity and insta-love aside THE PLOT IS SO GOOD AND I LOVE ALL THEM FEMALE ASSASSINS, they can murder me i'll thank them ...

    WARNING: Dont read more than the first paragraph of the goodreads/amazon summary because it will spoil half the book and make it a lot less entertaining. I was hooked after the first line of the blurb "An order of magical-knife wielding female assassins..."Set in a fascinating w...

    LOOK.AT.THAT.COVER ...

    Check out my book blog for more book reviews and other bookish posts! I received an ARC of Markswoman from the publisher. It was one of my most anticipated releases for 2018. Fantasy stories about assassins are always sure to pique my interest. This is a new adult fantasy novel (MC ...

    Markswoman is an interesting fantasy title in the fact that it defies categorization, to a certain extent. While the uniqueness of the world appealed, I did find the execution a little disorienting and confusing. This was part coming-of-age story, a revenge plot, a romance, and an adve...

    I LOVED THIS BOOK. Post-apocalyptic magical knife-wielding female assassins FTW! I received a galley through the publisher (also my publisher), and was happy to supply a blurb: "Markswoman is a breathlessly-paced post-apocalyptic fantasy with a highly original setting and characters...

    I like it, but it is SO SLOW. It takes forever to get going. (I think 150 pages so almost half of the book before the story starts) Basic plot: the story is told from 2 view points Rushtan and Kyra. They are both assassins (Markswomen/Marksmen) who are tasked to carry out all deaths...

    I wanted to love this book. I wanted to devour it in one sitting and bask in the wonderfulness that is female assassins and with YA/adult crossover appeal and. . . and. . . and I could go on. But that's not what happened and it comes down to one thing, really, that made the rest of the...

    I just read " magical-knife wielding female assassins" and i'm sold ...

    Full spoiler-free review now on my blog Kyra is the youngest Markswoman in the Order of Kali, one of five orders that were created to bring peace to the world of Asiana. She and every member of the order fight with weapons that are infused with magic and are bound to their wielder. ...

  • Sarah
    Oct 11, 2017

    I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure plenty will love it though ? Happy Reading! Mel ? I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure p...

    This was a fast paced fun read. It was YA so it unfortunately it fell into some of the same YA pitfalls I tend to dislike, most notably, an instalove triangle. Not to fear though, the love interest doesn?t even show up until halfway into the book and the romance was in no way a centr...

  • Sabrina
    Nov 20, 2017

    I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure plenty will love it though ? Happy Reading! Mel ? I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure p...

    This was a fast paced fun read. It was YA so it unfortunately it fell into some of the same YA pitfalls I tend to dislike, most notably, an instalove triangle. Not to fear though, the love interest doesn?t even show up until halfway into the book and the romance was in no way a centr...

    Not reviewing this one right now, but a few things to point to: ? It has a south-asian setting which is fantastic. ? Cast is quite thoroughly POC!! ? world building is pretty intense and detailed ? very very slow and used a lot of (tired) tropes ? kinda about murder nun...

    Title: Markswoman Series: Asiana #1 Author: Rati Mehrotra Release date: January 23, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] ?To be evil is to suffer, and there is joy in releasing others from suffering." When I first spotted this book, I just ha...

    This book was a big surprise for me. Why? Because I had started off listening to the audiobook in the car while my kids were with me and they insisted that I could only listen to it when they were there too. So I did - hence the lengthy time to completion. I thought maybe they might ge...

    I AM HERE FOR SISTERHOODS OF BADASS WOMEN. My reading interests fall pretty neatly into two categories: books full of badass characters (the characters I want to become) and trashy romance novels (for the trashy person that I am.) I was so certain Markswoman would fall into the former ...

    This book is a fast paced YA read with solid characters and a good story. It has a unique setting, it?s a post-apocalyptic middle eastern/Indian inspired world. The world is full of forgotten technologies that people do not understand the physics of them but use them. Kyra is t...

    I was iffy about this one for the first 70 pages or so, but I really enjoyed it! There were times where it dragged a bit and could've been condensed, but overall it was better than I was expecting. There are still some things that I'm confused about with regards to the world-building, ...

    omg omg omg! I just one this book as my first goodreads giveaway!!! I'm sooo happy. I entered more than 100 give aways for over a year and I FINALLY won!! Can't wait to start reading this book!! :D ----------------------------------- Great read! It was a bit confusing sometime...

    Review from Tenacious Reader: http://www.tenaciousreader.com/2018/0... This debut was such an enjoyable read for me. It had a great balance of world building and character drama and the pace kept things moving. The world in this is definitely interesting. It starts out feeling like ...

    tw: self harm I read a few chapters of this book but I'm going to put it off for some time later. It was good so far like the world building and characters were interesting but what bugged me was that the MC cuts her arm after a kill (this happens in chapter 1). It is explained why ...

  • Zoe Wilson (yerabooknerdzoe)
    May 20, 2018

    I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure plenty will love it though ? Happy Reading! Mel ? I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure p...

    This was a fast paced fun read. It was YA so it unfortunately it fell into some of the same YA pitfalls I tend to dislike, most notably, an instalove triangle. Not to fear though, the love interest doesn?t even show up until halfway into the book and the romance was in no way a centr...

    Not reviewing this one right now, but a few things to point to: ? It has a south-asian setting which is fantastic. ? Cast is quite thoroughly POC!! ? world building is pretty intense and detailed ? very very slow and used a lot of (tired) tropes ? kinda about murder nun...

    Title: Markswoman Series: Asiana #1 Author: Rati Mehrotra Release date: January 23, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] ?To be evil is to suffer, and there is joy in releasing others from suffering." When I first spotted this book, I just ha...

    This book was a big surprise for me. Why? Because I had started off listening to the audiobook in the car while my kids were with me and they insisted that I could only listen to it when they were there too. So I did - hence the lengthy time to completion. I thought maybe they might ge...

    I AM HERE FOR SISTERHOODS OF BADASS WOMEN. My reading interests fall pretty neatly into two categories: books full of badass characters (the characters I want to become) and trashy romance novels (for the trashy person that I am.) I was so certain Markswoman would fall into the former ...

    This book is a fast paced YA read with solid characters and a good story. It has a unique setting, it?s a post-apocalyptic middle eastern/Indian inspired world. The world is full of forgotten technologies that people do not understand the physics of them but use them. Kyra is t...

    I was iffy about this one for the first 70 pages or so, but I really enjoyed it! There were times where it dragged a bit and could've been condensed, but overall it was better than I was expecting. There are still some things that I'm confused about with regards to the world-building, ...

  • Bright Star
    Jan 09, 2018

    I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure plenty will love it though ? Happy Reading! Mel ? I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure p...

    This was a fast paced fun read. It was YA so it unfortunately it fell into some of the same YA pitfalls I tend to dislike, most notably, an instalove triangle. Not to fear though, the love interest doesn?t even show up until halfway into the book and the romance was in no way a centr...

    Not reviewing this one right now, but a few things to point to: ? It has a south-asian setting which is fantastic. ? Cast is quite thoroughly POC!! ? world building is pretty intense and detailed ? very very slow and used a lot of (tired) tropes ? kinda about murder nun...

    Title: Markswoman Series: Asiana #1 Author: Rati Mehrotra Release date: January 23, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] ?To be evil is to suffer, and there is joy in releasing others from suffering." When I first spotted this book, I just ha...

    This book was a big surprise for me. Why? Because I had started off listening to the audiobook in the car while my kids were with me and they insisted that I could only listen to it when they were there too. So I did - hence the lengthy time to completion. I thought maybe they might ge...

    I AM HERE FOR SISTERHOODS OF BADASS WOMEN. My reading interests fall pretty neatly into two categories: books full of badass characters (the characters I want to become) and trashy romance novels (for the trashy person that I am.) I was so certain Markswoman would fall into the former ...

    This book is a fast paced YA read with solid characters and a good story. It has a unique setting, it?s a post-apocalyptic middle eastern/Indian inspired world. The world is full of forgotten technologies that people do not understand the physics of them but use them. Kyra is t...

    I was iffy about this one for the first 70 pages or so, but I really enjoyed it! There were times where it dragged a bit and could've been condensed, but overall it was better than I was expecting. There are still some things that I'm confused about with regards to the world-building, ...

    omg omg omg! I just one this book as my first goodreads giveaway!!! I'm sooo happy. I entered more than 100 give aways for over a year and I FINALLY won!! Can't wait to start reading this book!! :D ----------------------------------- Great read! It was a bit confusing sometime...

    Review from Tenacious Reader: http://www.tenaciousreader.com/2018/0... This debut was such an enjoyable read for me. It had a great balance of world building and character drama and the pace kept things moving. The world in this is definitely interesting. It starts out feeling like ...

    tw: self harm I read a few chapters of this book but I'm going to put it off for some time later. It was good so far like the world building and characters were interesting but what bugged me was that the MC cuts her arm after a kill (this happens in chapter 1). It is explained why ...

    heteronormativity and insta-love aside THE PLOT IS SO GOOD AND I LOVE ALL THEM FEMALE ASSASSINS, they can murder me i'll thank them ...

    WARNING: Dont read more than the first paragraph of the goodreads/amazon summary because it will spoil half the book and make it a lot less entertaining. I was hooked after the first line of the blurb "An order of magical-knife wielding female assassins..."Set in a fascinating w...

    LOOK.AT.THAT.COVER ...

    Check out my book blog for more book reviews and other bookish posts! I received an ARC of Markswoman from the publisher. It was one of my most anticipated releases for 2018. Fantasy stories about assassins are always sure to pique my interest. This is a new adult fantasy novel (MC ...

    Markswoman is an interesting fantasy title in the fact that it defies categorization, to a certain extent. While the uniqueness of the world appealed, I did find the execution a little disorienting and confusing. This was part coming-of-age story, a revenge plot, a romance, and an adve...

    I LOVED THIS BOOK. Post-apocalyptic magical knife-wielding female assassins FTW! I received a galley through the publisher (also my publisher), and was happy to supply a blurb: "Markswoman is a breathlessly-paced post-apocalyptic fantasy with a highly original setting and characters...

    I like it, but it is SO SLOW. It takes forever to get going. (I think 150 pages so almost half of the book before the story starts) Basic plot: the story is told from 2 view points Rushtan and Kyra. They are both assassins (Markswomen/Marksmen) who are tasked to carry out all deaths...

    I wanted to love this book. I wanted to devour it in one sitting and bask in the wonderfulness that is female assassins and with YA/adult crossover appeal and. . . and. . . and I could go on. But that's not what happened and it comes down to one thing, really, that made the rest of the...

    I just read " magical-knife wielding female assassins" and i'm sold ...

    Full spoiler-free review now on my blog Kyra is the youngest Markswoman in the Order of Kali, one of five orders that were created to bring peace to the world of Asiana. She and every member of the order fight with weapons that are infused with magic and are bound to their wielder. ...

    I received an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Review can be found on *Milky Way of Books* The captivating world of Asiana awaits you in this stunning debut of Asian inspired fantasy! Kyra and her order of female assassins with telepathic blades rule over Asian...

    Not grabbed by either character in the first few chapters. The concept's interesting, though I'm a bit confused by the world building thus far. I don't hate it, but I'm not sold enough to continue at this point. I will keep an eye on the series, and, if it concludes well, I may give th...

    2.5 stars ...

    The synopsis sounds great, and the cover is gorgeous! ...

    Started a sample but couldn't get into it. The writing seemed a little too descriptive and slow pace for YA. ...

    Review Courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy I was drawn into MARKSKWOMAN by the impressive back copy and cover art. Sign me up for any novel featuring a sisterhood of elite warriors. Readers that love page turning action and assassinations will fall in love with MARKSWOMAN. Howev...

    This book was bleh for me. I loved the cover and I loved the summary, but the actual story was bland and slow. I was neither rooting for our main character or against her, I simply did not care. She was not interesting enough for me. Kyra has a backstory, but I don?t feel like I got ...

    *Source* Edelweiss *Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy *Rating* 3.5-4 *Thoughts* Rati Mehrotra's Markswoman is the first installment in the authors Asiana duology. One can definitely call this a post-apocalyptic version of Asia. It is the year 853 of the Kanun and the Orders keep the ...

    I received a digital ARC copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. DNF 40% The premises were interesting but the realization was awful. It was boring as hell. The story dragged on and on, it was confusing and sometimes I didn't even know what was happening. Plus, t...

  • Nadhira Satria
    Oct 03, 2017

    I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure plenty will love it though ? Happy Reading! Mel ? I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure p...

    This was a fast paced fun read. It was YA so it unfortunately it fell into some of the same YA pitfalls I tend to dislike, most notably, an instalove triangle. Not to fear though, the love interest doesn?t even show up until halfway into the book and the romance was in no way a centr...

    Not reviewing this one right now, but a few things to point to: ? It has a south-asian setting which is fantastic. ? Cast is quite thoroughly POC!! ? world building is pretty intense and detailed ? very very slow and used a lot of (tired) tropes ? kinda about murder nun...

    Title: Markswoman Series: Asiana #1 Author: Rati Mehrotra Release date: January 23, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] ?To be evil is to suffer, and there is joy in releasing others from suffering." When I first spotted this book, I just ha...

    This book was a big surprise for me. Why? Because I had started off listening to the audiobook in the car while my kids were with me and they insisted that I could only listen to it when they were there too. So I did - hence the lengthy time to completion. I thought maybe they might ge...

    I AM HERE FOR SISTERHOODS OF BADASS WOMEN. My reading interests fall pretty neatly into two categories: books full of badass characters (the characters I want to become) and trashy romance novels (for the trashy person that I am.) I was so certain Markswoman would fall into the former ...

    This book is a fast paced YA read with solid characters and a good story. It has a unique setting, it?s a post-apocalyptic middle eastern/Indian inspired world. The world is full of forgotten technologies that people do not understand the physics of them but use them. Kyra is t...

    I was iffy about this one for the first 70 pages or so, but I really enjoyed it! There were times where it dragged a bit and could've been condensed, but overall it was better than I was expecting. There are still some things that I'm confused about with regards to the world-building, ...

    omg omg omg! I just one this book as my first goodreads giveaway!!! I'm sooo happy. I entered more than 100 give aways for over a year and I FINALLY won!! Can't wait to start reading this book!! :D ----------------------------------- Great read! It was a bit confusing sometime...

    Review from Tenacious Reader: http://www.tenaciousreader.com/2018/0... This debut was such an enjoyable read for me. It had a great balance of world building and character drama and the pace kept things moving. The world in this is definitely interesting. It starts out feeling like ...

    tw: self harm I read a few chapters of this book but I'm going to put it off for some time later. It was good so far like the world building and characters were interesting but what bugged me was that the MC cuts her arm after a kill (this happens in chapter 1). It is explained why ...

    heteronormativity and insta-love aside THE PLOT IS SO GOOD AND I LOVE ALL THEM FEMALE ASSASSINS, they can murder me i'll thank them ...

    WARNING: Dont read more than the first paragraph of the goodreads/amazon summary because it will spoil half the book and make it a lot less entertaining. I was hooked after the first line of the blurb "An order of magical-knife wielding female assassins..."Set in a fascinating w...

    LOOK.AT.THAT.COVER ...

  • Kylie ~Beauty and the Books~
    Mar 27, 2018

    I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure plenty will love it though ? Happy Reading! Mel ? I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure p...

    This was a fast paced fun read. It was YA so it unfortunately it fell into some of the same YA pitfalls I tend to dislike, most notably, an instalove triangle. Not to fear though, the love interest doesn?t even show up until halfway into the book and the romance was in no way a centr...

    Not reviewing this one right now, but a few things to point to: ? It has a south-asian setting which is fantastic. ? Cast is quite thoroughly POC!! ? world building is pretty intense and detailed ? very very slow and used a lot of (tired) tropes ? kinda about murder nun...

    Title: Markswoman Series: Asiana #1 Author: Rati Mehrotra Release date: January 23, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] ?To be evil is to suffer, and there is joy in releasing others from suffering." When I first spotted this book, I just ha...

    This book was a big surprise for me. Why? Because I had started off listening to the audiobook in the car while my kids were with me and they insisted that I could only listen to it when they were there too. So I did - hence the lengthy time to completion. I thought maybe they might ge...

    I AM HERE FOR SISTERHOODS OF BADASS WOMEN. My reading interests fall pretty neatly into two categories: books full of badass characters (the characters I want to become) and trashy romance novels (for the trashy person that I am.) I was so certain Markswoman would fall into the former ...

    This book is a fast paced YA read with solid characters and a good story. It has a unique setting, it?s a post-apocalyptic middle eastern/Indian inspired world. The world is full of forgotten technologies that people do not understand the physics of them but use them. Kyra is t...

    I was iffy about this one for the first 70 pages or so, but I really enjoyed it! There were times where it dragged a bit and could've been condensed, but overall it was better than I was expecting. There are still some things that I'm confused about with regards to the world-building, ...

    omg omg omg! I just one this book as my first goodreads giveaway!!! I'm sooo happy. I entered more than 100 give aways for over a year and I FINALLY won!! Can't wait to start reading this book!! :D ----------------------------------- Great read! It was a bit confusing sometime...

    Review from Tenacious Reader: http://www.tenaciousreader.com/2018/0... This debut was such an enjoyable read for me. It had a great balance of world building and character drama and the pace kept things moving. The world in this is definitely interesting. It starts out feeling like ...

    tw: self harm I read a few chapters of this book but I'm going to put it off for some time later. It was good so far like the world building and characters were interesting but what bugged me was that the MC cuts her arm after a kill (this happens in chapter 1). It is explained why ...

    heteronormativity and insta-love aside THE PLOT IS SO GOOD AND I LOVE ALL THEM FEMALE ASSASSINS, they can murder me i'll thank them ...

    WARNING: Dont read more than the first paragraph of the goodreads/amazon summary because it will spoil half the book and make it a lot less entertaining. I was hooked after the first line of the blurb "An order of magical-knife wielding female assassins..."Set in a fascinating w...

    LOOK.AT.THAT.COVER ...

    Check out my book blog for more book reviews and other bookish posts! I received an ARC of Markswoman from the publisher. It was one of my most anticipated releases for 2018. Fantasy stories about assassins are always sure to pique my interest. This is a new adult fantasy novel (MC ...

    Markswoman is an interesting fantasy title in the fact that it defies categorization, to a certain extent. While the uniqueness of the world appealed, I did find the execution a little disorienting and confusing. This was part coming-of-age story, a revenge plot, a romance, and an adve...

    I LOVED THIS BOOK. Post-apocalyptic magical knife-wielding female assassins FTW! I received a galley through the publisher (also my publisher), and was happy to supply a blurb: "Markswoman is a breathlessly-paced post-apocalyptic fantasy with a highly original setting and characters...

    I like it, but it is SO SLOW. It takes forever to get going. (I think 150 pages so almost half of the book before the story starts) Basic plot: the story is told from 2 view points Rushtan and Kyra. They are both assassins (Markswomen/Marksmen) who are tasked to carry out all deaths...

    I wanted to love this book. I wanted to devour it in one sitting and bask in the wonderfulness that is female assassins and with YA/adult crossover appeal and. . . and. . . and I could go on. But that's not what happened and it comes down to one thing, really, that made the rest of the...

    I just read " magical-knife wielding female assassins" and i'm sold ...

    Full spoiler-free review now on my blog Kyra is the youngest Markswoman in the Order of Kali, one of five orders that were created to bring peace to the world of Asiana. She and every member of the order fight with weapons that are infused with magic and are bound to their wielder. ...

    I received an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Review can be found on *Milky Way of Books* The captivating world of Asiana awaits you in this stunning debut of Asian inspired fantasy! Kyra and her order of female assassins with telepathic blades rule over Asian...

    Not grabbed by either character in the first few chapters. The concept's interesting, though I'm a bit confused by the world building thus far. I don't hate it, but I'm not sold enough to continue at this point. I will keep an eye on the series, and, if it concludes well, I may give th...

    2.5 stars ...

    The synopsis sounds great, and the cover is gorgeous! ...

    Started a sample but couldn't get into it. The writing seemed a little too descriptive and slow pace for YA. ...

    Review Courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy I was drawn into MARKSKWOMAN by the impressive back copy and cover art. Sign me up for any novel featuring a sisterhood of elite warriors. Readers that love page turning action and assassinations will fall in love with MARKSWOMAN. Howev...

    This book was bleh for me. I loved the cover and I loved the summary, but the actual story was bland and slow. I was neither rooting for our main character or against her, I simply did not care. She was not interesting enough for me. Kyra has a backstory, but I don?t feel like I got ...

  • Lena (The Printed Girl)
    Oct 26, 2017

    I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure plenty will love it though ? Happy Reading! Mel ? I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure p...

    This was a fast paced fun read. It was YA so it unfortunately it fell into some of the same YA pitfalls I tend to dislike, most notably, an instalove triangle. Not to fear though, the love interest doesn?t even show up until halfway into the book and the romance was in no way a centr...

    Not reviewing this one right now, but a few things to point to: ? It has a south-asian setting which is fantastic. ? Cast is quite thoroughly POC!! ? world building is pretty intense and detailed ? very very slow and used a lot of (tired) tropes ? kinda about murder nun...

    Title: Markswoman Series: Asiana #1 Author: Rati Mehrotra Release date: January 23, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] ?To be evil is to suffer, and there is joy in releasing others from suffering." When I first spotted this book, I just ha...

    This book was a big surprise for me. Why? Because I had started off listening to the audiobook in the car while my kids were with me and they insisted that I could only listen to it when they were there too. So I did - hence the lengthy time to completion. I thought maybe they might ge...

    I AM HERE FOR SISTERHOODS OF BADASS WOMEN. My reading interests fall pretty neatly into two categories: books full of badass characters (the characters I want to become) and trashy romance novels (for the trashy person that I am.) I was so certain Markswoman would fall into the former ...

    This book is a fast paced YA read with solid characters and a good story. It has a unique setting, it?s a post-apocalyptic middle eastern/Indian inspired world. The world is full of forgotten technologies that people do not understand the physics of them but use them. Kyra is t...

    I was iffy about this one for the first 70 pages or so, but I really enjoyed it! There were times where it dragged a bit and could've been condensed, but overall it was better than I was expecting. There are still some things that I'm confused about with regards to the world-building, ...

    omg omg omg! I just one this book as my first goodreads giveaway!!! I'm sooo happy. I entered more than 100 give aways for over a year and I FINALLY won!! Can't wait to start reading this book!! :D ----------------------------------- Great read! It was a bit confusing sometime...

  • Sinead (Huntress of Diverse Books)
    Feb 28, 2018

    I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure plenty will love it though ? Happy Reading! Mel ? I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure p...

    This was a fast paced fun read. It was YA so it unfortunately it fell into some of the same YA pitfalls I tend to dislike, most notably, an instalove triangle. Not to fear though, the love interest doesn?t even show up until halfway into the book and the romance was in no way a centr...

    Not reviewing this one right now, but a few things to point to: ? It has a south-asian setting which is fantastic. ? Cast is quite thoroughly POC!! ? world building is pretty intense and detailed ? very very slow and used a lot of (tired) tropes ? kinda about murder nun...

    Title: Markswoman Series: Asiana #1 Author: Rati Mehrotra Release date: January 23, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] ?To be evil is to suffer, and there is joy in releasing others from suffering." When I first spotted this book, I just ha...

    This book was a big surprise for me. Why? Because I had started off listening to the audiobook in the car while my kids were with me and they insisted that I could only listen to it when they were there too. So I did - hence the lengthy time to completion. I thought maybe they might ge...

    I AM HERE FOR SISTERHOODS OF BADASS WOMEN. My reading interests fall pretty neatly into two categories: books full of badass characters (the characters I want to become) and trashy romance novels (for the trashy person that I am.) I was so certain Markswoman would fall into the former ...

    This book is a fast paced YA read with solid characters and a good story. It has a unique setting, it?s a post-apocalyptic middle eastern/Indian inspired world. The world is full of forgotten technologies that people do not understand the physics of them but use them. Kyra is t...

    I was iffy about this one for the first 70 pages or so, but I really enjoyed it! There were times where it dragged a bit and could've been condensed, but overall it was better than I was expecting. There are still some things that I'm confused about with regards to the world-building, ...

    omg omg omg! I just one this book as my first goodreads giveaway!!! I'm sooo happy. I entered more than 100 give aways for over a year and I FINALLY won!! Can't wait to start reading this book!! :D ----------------------------------- Great read! It was a bit confusing sometime...

    Review from Tenacious Reader: http://www.tenaciousreader.com/2018/0... This debut was such an enjoyable read for me. It had a great balance of world building and character drama and the pace kept things moving. The world in this is definitely interesting. It starts out feeling like ...

    tw: self harm I read a few chapters of this book but I'm going to put it off for some time later. It was good so far like the world building and characters were interesting but what bugged me was that the MC cuts her arm after a kill (this happens in chapter 1). It is explained why ...

    heteronormativity and insta-love aside THE PLOT IS SO GOOD AND I LOVE ALL THEM FEMALE ASSASSINS, they can murder me i'll thank them ...

    WARNING: Dont read more than the first paragraph of the goodreads/amazon summary because it will spoil half the book and make it a lot less entertaining. I was hooked after the first line of the blurb "An order of magical-knife wielding female assassins..."Set in a fascinating w...

    LOOK.AT.THAT.COVER ...

    Check out my book blog for more book reviews and other bookish posts! I received an ARC of Markswoman from the publisher. It was one of my most anticipated releases for 2018. Fantasy stories about assassins are always sure to pique my interest. This is a new adult fantasy novel (MC ...

  • Amanda Kratz
    Feb 18, 2018

    I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure plenty will love it though ? Happy Reading! Mel ? I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure p...

    This was a fast paced fun read. It was YA so it unfortunately it fell into some of the same YA pitfalls I tend to dislike, most notably, an instalove triangle. Not to fear though, the love interest doesn?t even show up until halfway into the book and the romance was in no way a centr...

    Not reviewing this one right now, but a few things to point to: ? It has a south-asian setting which is fantastic. ? Cast is quite thoroughly POC!! ? world building is pretty intense and detailed ? very very slow and used a lot of (tired) tropes ? kinda about murder nun...

    Title: Markswoman Series: Asiana #1 Author: Rati Mehrotra Release date: January 23, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] ?To be evil is to suffer, and there is joy in releasing others from suffering." When I first spotted this book, I just ha...

    This book was a big surprise for me. Why? Because I had started off listening to the audiobook in the car while my kids were with me and they insisted that I could only listen to it when they were there too. So I did - hence the lengthy time to completion. I thought maybe they might ge...

    I AM HERE FOR SISTERHOODS OF BADASS WOMEN. My reading interests fall pretty neatly into two categories: books full of badass characters (the characters I want to become) and trashy romance novels (for the trashy person that I am.) I was so certain Markswoman would fall into the former ...

    This book is a fast paced YA read with solid characters and a good story. It has a unique setting, it?s a post-apocalyptic middle eastern/Indian inspired world. The world is full of forgotten technologies that people do not understand the physics of them but use them. Kyra is t...

    I was iffy about this one for the first 70 pages or so, but I really enjoyed it! There were times where it dragged a bit and could've been condensed, but overall it was better than I was expecting. There are still some things that I'm confused about with regards to the world-building, ...

    omg omg omg! I just one this book as my first goodreads giveaway!!! I'm sooo happy. I entered more than 100 give aways for over a year and I FINALLY won!! Can't wait to start reading this book!! :D ----------------------------------- Great read! It was a bit confusing sometime...

    Review from Tenacious Reader: http://www.tenaciousreader.com/2018/0... This debut was such an enjoyable read for me. It had a great balance of world building and character drama and the pace kept things moving. The world in this is definitely interesting. It starts out feeling like ...

    tw: self harm I read a few chapters of this book but I'm going to put it off for some time later. It was good so far like the world building and characters were interesting but what bugged me was that the MC cuts her arm after a kill (this happens in chapter 1). It is explained why ...

    heteronormativity and insta-love aside THE PLOT IS SO GOOD AND I LOVE ALL THEM FEMALE ASSASSINS, they can murder me i'll thank them ...

    WARNING: Dont read more than the first paragraph of the goodreads/amazon summary because it will spoil half the book and make it a lot less entertaining. I was hooked after the first line of the blurb "An order of magical-knife wielding female assassins..."Set in a fascinating w...

    LOOK.AT.THAT.COVER ...

    Check out my book blog for more book reviews and other bookish posts! I received an ARC of Markswoman from the publisher. It was one of my most anticipated releases for 2018. Fantasy stories about assassins are always sure to pique my interest. This is a new adult fantasy novel (MC ...

    Markswoman is an interesting fantasy title in the fact that it defies categorization, to a certain extent. While the uniqueness of the world appealed, I did find the execution a little disorienting and confusing. This was part coming-of-age story, a revenge plot, a romance, and an adve...

    I LOVED THIS BOOK. Post-apocalyptic magical knife-wielding female assassins FTW! I received a galley through the publisher (also my publisher), and was happy to supply a blurb: "Markswoman is a breathlessly-paced post-apocalyptic fantasy with a highly original setting and characters...

    I like it, but it is SO SLOW. It takes forever to get going. (I think 150 pages so almost half of the book before the story starts) Basic plot: the story is told from 2 view points Rushtan and Kyra. They are both assassins (Markswomen/Marksmen) who are tasked to carry out all deaths...

  • Crazy4Books
    Dec 29, 2017

    I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure plenty will love it though ? Happy Reading! Mel ? I freaking love this cover! I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me. I'm sure p...

    This was a fast paced fun read. It was YA so it unfortunately it fell into some of the same YA pitfalls I tend to dislike, most notably, an instalove triangle. Not to fear though, the love interest doesn?t even show up until halfway into the book and the romance was in no way a centr...

    Not reviewing this one right now, but a few things to point to: ? It has a south-asian setting which is fantastic. ? Cast is quite thoroughly POC!! ? world building is pretty intense and detailed ? very very slow and used a lot of (tired) tropes ? kinda about murder nun...

    Title: Markswoman Series: Asiana #1 Author: Rati Mehrotra Release date: January 23, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes HEA(view spoiler)[HFN (hide spoiler)] ?To be evil is to suffer, and there is joy in releasing others from suffering." When I first spotted this book, I just ha...

    This book was a big surprise for me. Why? Because I had started off listening to the audiobook in the car while my kids were with me and they insisted that I could only listen to it when they were there too. So I did - hence the lengthy time to completion. I thought maybe they might ge...

    I AM HERE FOR SISTERHOODS OF BADASS WOMEN. My reading interests fall pretty neatly into two categories: books full of badass characters (the characters I want to become) and trashy romance novels (for the trashy person that I am.) I was so certain Markswoman would fall into the former ...

    This book is a fast paced YA read with solid characters and a good story. It has a unique setting, it?s a post-apocalyptic middle eastern/Indian inspired world. The world is full of forgotten technologies that people do not understand the physics of them but use them. Kyra is t...

    I was iffy about this one for the first 70 pages or so, but I really enjoyed it! There were times where it dragged a bit and could've been condensed, but overall it was better than I was expecting. There are still some things that I'm confused about with regards to the world-building, ...

    omg omg omg! I just one this book as my first goodreads giveaway!!! I'm sooo happy. I entered more than 100 give aways for over a year and I FINALLY won!! Can't wait to start reading this book!! :D ----------------------------------- Great read! It was a bit confusing sometime...

    Review from Tenacious Reader: http://www.tenaciousreader.com/2018/0... This debut was such an enjoyable read for me. It had a great balance of world building and character drama and the pace kept things moving. The world in this is definitely interesting. It starts out feeling like ...

    tw: self harm I read a few chapters of this book but I'm going to put it off for some time later. It was good so far like the world building and characters were interesting but what bugged me was that the MC cuts her arm after a kill (this happens in chapter 1). It is explained why ...

    heteronormativity and insta-love aside THE PLOT IS SO GOOD AND I LOVE ALL THEM FEMALE ASSASSINS, they can murder me i'll thank them ...

    WARNING: Dont read more than the first paragraph of the goodreads/amazon summary because it will spoil half the book and make it a lot less entertaining. I was hooked after the first line of the blurb "An order of magical-knife wielding female assassins..."Set in a fascinating w...