{read online} IncendiaryAuthor Zoraida Córdova – Z55z.co

4.5 stars Extra bonus BookTube Video is up unboxing OwlCrate s Latest bookbox plus a mini review of May s books Incendiary and Witchy June s Reading Vlog Video is up Click the link to see where this one ranks along with all my other June books Full written review to come, but in the meantime, enjoy the book box pictures 4.5 stars Extra bonus BookTube Video is up unboxing OwlCrate s Latest bookbox plus a mini review of May s books Incendiary and Witchy June s Reading Vlog Video is up Click the link to see where this one ranks along with all my other June books Full written review to come, but in the meantime, enjoy the book box pictures UPDATE 3 18 20After much deliberation, we have decided to cancel the tour Due to the CDC s recommendation to cancel or postpone events for 8 weeks, we don t want to risk the public safety of any reader I m so heartbroken to have to do this, but I hope that you still pre order the book and share it The book will still be published April 28th.Love, Zoraida UPDATE 3 5 20 I M GOING ON TOUR I hope I get to see you at one of the stops.UPDATE 11 27 19 We have ARCs If you ve like a ch UPDATE 3 18 20After much deliberation, we have decided to cancel the tour Due to the CDC s recommendation to cancel or postpone events for 8 weeks, we don t want to risk the public safety of any reader I m so heartbroken to have to do this, but I hope that you still pre order the book and share it The book will still be published April 28th.Love, Zoraida UPDATE 3 5 20 I M GOING ON TOUR I hope I get to see you at one of the stops.UPDATE 11 27 19 We have ARCs If you ve like a chance at a copy request via Netgalley or Edelweiss if you re a librarian bookseller UPDATE 9 8 19 The cover will be revealed 9 9 19 on BN teen blog I haven t talked about this book enough We now have an official date April 28th, 2020 A fiery cover is coming soon If you ve been waiting and watching, just know that I ve been working on it for the last two years We sold it in 2017 and it has been a journey in the best way Sometimes when you start with one idea, it evolves and changes until you have something you re completely proud of This is definitelyviolent than any of the books you might be used to from me, so if you re sensitive to that, heads up The violence reflects the world Ren grew up in While it s a departure from my Brooklyn Bruja books, I hope you recognize my voice Ren and the Kingdom of Puerto Leones are in my heart now and I can t wait for you to meet her Loved the beginning and the rest was pretty goodNow I m effing pissed I got my May Owlcrate today and it s the same damn book as my April FairyLoot everyone is behind due to covid, which is fine and that s two of the same books I ve gotten from each the past two boxes This doesn t happen that I often, but I may have to cancel one or the other after all these years Well my April FairyLoot just got here and while I love the sprayed edges, I like the cover with the girl on it better Of cours Loved the beginning and the rest was pretty goodNow I m effing pissed I got my May Owlcrate today and it s the same damn book as my April FairyLoot everyone is behind due to covid, which is fine and that s two of the same books I ve gotten from each the past two boxes This doesn t happen that I often, but I may have to cancel one or the other after all these years Well my April FairyLoot just got here and while I love the sprayed edges, I like the cover with the girl on it better Of course, I ll probably hate the book since it is cool looking There s art under the dust jacket too look This is not great but it is still good, original, captivating I truly cried liked a baby and maturely threw my remote controller against the wall and I criedbecause I have no idea how to turn on the TV without it, after getting my rejection from the NetGalley for this book I looked at the beautiful cover and sniffedas if I m looking at the photo of unrequited lover Nope, it was somethingtorturing like looking at the cases of selected wines photos and price lists when you This is not great but it is still good, original, captivating I truly cried liked a baby and maturely threw my remote controller against the wall and I criedbecause I have no idea how to turn on the TV without it, after getting my rejection from the NetGalley for this book I looked at the beautiful cover and sniffedas if I m looking at the photo of unrequited lover Nope, it was somethingtorturing like looking at the cases of selected wines photos and price lists when you don t have enough limits at your cards That s how painful for me looking at the cover of this book Finally I waited for the release day and purchased my book still murmuring something behind my gritted teeth I think the publishing company crew s ears started ringing at the very same moment Yes, I am never good at getting rejections First of all I found the idea of heroine s super power ripping out your memories when she has no idea about her own past was brilliant and so sad at the same time Her name is Renata Convida, worst thief you may ever imagine, stealing your memories you need to hold on to sometimes something emotional or sometimes something dangerous like political secrets, strategies of attack She was kidnapped by King s Justice when she was little and became prisoner of Andalucia because the people were afraid of her ability super power curse and they wanted to control her but she achieves to escape and join the Whispers, having intimate relationship with Dez, their commander of the unit But now Dez is captured by villain, merciless Sangrado Prince She has to do whatever it takes to save him even it means she puts herself in dangerous position by accepting an undercover mission She needs to sharpen her acting skills and deceive her old captors and make them sure she changed her side and loyal to the prince when only thing she truly desires is cutting their off The promising idea of being memory thief which is a gift with truly high price is well written even though I got a little bit of lost with uncertain rhythm of the pacing at some parts, we witness the inner fights of Renata who feels like walk in the dark without knowing her direction because she has no idea who she is, where she is coming from She barely gathers some memories to merge them with the other crumbles she collected to create a piece of her own past And she cannot trust anybody because she has no real friend, everybody is scared of her and most of the people in her inner circle want to get rid of her.At the last third pacing of the story suddenly fastened and I barely caught the high tempo, breathing hard, gettingexcited, flipping the pages non stop to see what s gonna happen And the shocking cliff hanger falls on your lap like a hot potato You keep screaming and crying because you need to readbut you realize you already finished the book.Overall I enjoyed world building, well crafted characterization and likable heroine This is a great, promising, fresh start of the series I think I cannot wait to read the second installment bloginstagramfacebooktwitter RATINGS 4 STARSIncendiary is set in Inquisition era Spain where the royal family of Puerto Leones are recklessly determined to kill the magical people called Moria Renata Convida, a memory thief, was kidnapped by the royals to help them kill her own people After being free from the royal s cage, she works for the Whispers, a rebel group formed by Moria When Dez, the leader of her unit gets kidnapped by Prince Castian, Renata has to enter royal palace to save him Oh, I forgot to mention tha RATINGS 4 STARSIncendiary is set in Inquisition era Spain where the royal family of Puerto Leones are recklessly determined to kill the magical people called Moria Renata Convida, a memory thief, was kidnapped by the royals to help them kill her own people After being free from the royal s cage, she works for the Whispers, a rebel group formed by Moria When Dez, the leader of her unit gets kidnapped by Prince Castian, Renata has to enter royal palace to save him Oh, I forgot to mention that Dez and Renata are lovers.This book is the perfect example of a trope done right It has incessant pace pervading the action packed, suspenseful story It brims with strategic characters with dubious intentions, the undertone of hypocrisy in the empires and the same ol lovely politics The book switches from the present to the memories stolen by Renata and her own The world building and magical system was a bit bland for my taste The book overwhelms with the deliberately overloaded plot twists which may bring polarising response from the readers The protagonist, Renata, is strong and fierce but inconsistent with her wit The romance was only used to give motivation to the protagonist s revenge The life of Prince Castian and his intentions is the real piece of cake The ending was anticlimactic yet I want to grab the next book Renata Convida has a special type of magic The kind that can rip your memories away She can take a little your first kiss, your biggest loss, the secret codes of a rebel army Or she can take it all Make you a hollow , nothingthan a shell of who you used to be Ren is everyone s nightmare But now she works for the Whispers, renegades fighting against the persecution of those with magic, the Moria Not an easy task when it emanates from the highest echelons of society When her comman Renata Convida has a special type of magic The kind that can rip your memories away She can take a little your first kiss, your biggest loss, the secret codes of a rebel army Or she can take it all Make you a hollow , nothingthan a shell of who you used to be Ren is everyone s nightmare But now she works for the Whispers, renegades fighting against the persecution of those with magic, the Moria Not an easy task when it emanates from the highest echelons of society When her commander and lover is captured by the Prince, she vows to rescue him But things are not quite as they seem and Renata is going to have to find the answers in herself before she can truly help anyone else.This a deceptive, thoughtful read One that morphs from one thing to another, moulded by the protagonist s path of discovery It gives the book its own kind of investigative momentum, with the reader learning at her pace Ren might hold the memories of hundreds of others, but she has lost so many of her own, hidden within the Grey that blocks her from her past Her remembering isthe story The narrative changes, she changes, as this process unfolds, as she evolves from what others tell her she is, to who she really is and who she wants to be It s for this reason that the point of view is, and has to be, determinedly hers, a perspective characterised by her position as perpetual outsider She has never been trusted, never been truly safe Both her usefulness a weapon and as an inescapable danger to others shapes their every interaction with her That, plus her lack of ability to recall her own story, makes her a volatile character, often reactionary and emotional In seeing her flawed and floundering, it is impossible not to think about how the choices we make are based on what we know, what we ve learned Take that personal journey away and it would be like trying build our identity, our very selves, out of rumour and dreams There d be nothing solid to hold on to It s an idea, a feeling, communicated in the book s opener, set up like you re starting in the middle of something Though there was a moment of disconnection, when I just had to quickly check that I hadn t missed a book, the author s reasoning became everclear as I read further It makes sense to give the reader a taste of what Ren feels the challenge of not knowing what came before It creates a shared experience The blanks are filled in for reader and Renata together, finding out that way brings us closer.This structure gives the plot a somewhat uneven pacing, but the battery of revelations during the finale was perfectly pitched There was so much awesome in this last bit My heart nearly couldn t take it While the hints had probably been clearer to the reader than the main character, the way the reveals were piled on each other in the final section gave it a punchy feeling The new direction offers a real freshness and a muchinteresting cast list There s no doubt I ll be reading what comes next.ARC via Netgalley I am a shadow I am a drop of ink Vengeance in the night I am a Robari.While this wasn t the most original of fantasy books a rebellion plot, it was unique in its own way.Ren is a Robari and part of the Moira people people who have magical abilities, whether this be persuading others emotions, illusions, mindreading or the most rare the ability to steal memories The Robari have the ability to steal memories and for this they are feared Steal too many memories and a person is left to bec I am a shadow I am a drop of ink Vengeance in the night I am a Robari.While this wasn t the most original of fantasy books a rebellion plot, it was unique in its own way.Ren is a Robari and part of the Moira people people who have magical abilities, whether this be persuading others emotions, illusions, mindreading or the most rare the ability to steal memories The Robari have the ability to steal memories and for this they are feared Steal too many memories and a person is left to become a husk.The Moira people under the King s rule are a persecuted people people who have had to gone into hiding due to executions and imprisonment Ren is part of the rebellion of the Moira that are left however she wasn t always part of this group Ren is unique, she spent some of her childhood in the palace under the Justice s watchful eye, learningabout her ability and being used as a weapon When the boy she loves deeply is taken into the Kings palace by the bloodlust filled Prince Cassian, Ren will stop at nothing to get him back, even if it means going into the heart of a place she s been taught to hate Ren was an interesting character as we get to see her grapple with the questioning of her belonging her loyalties to the Moira people and their fear of her ability, and her previous loyalty to the Justice, who treated her as a daughter Ren also has a difficult time with her memory, taking others memories will do that, so she has an issue of determining which memories are hers and which ones are from other people Ren is mistrusted, unsure of where she belongs, and frightened with the force of her power All she knows is that she must succeed, even if it means betraying the orders of those closest to her.I really loved the magic in this book Ren had the most interesting power This book was unique as the MC had been part of the rebellion and under the watchful eye in the Kings Palace I found that the political set up and the rebellion were really well done in this This book also finished in an intriguing place so I ll definitely be picking up the second one loosely based on the Spain of the 15th century, reimagining the Inquisition Assassin s Creed anyoneloosely based on the Spain of the 15th century, reimagining the Inquisition Assassin s Creed anyone I am Renata ConvidaI have lived a hundred stolen livesNow I live my ownRenata Convida was only a child when she was kidnapped by the King s Justice and brought to the luxurious palace of Andalucia As a Robari, the rarest and most feared of the magical Moria, Renata s ability to steal memories from royal enemies enabled the King s Wrath, a siege that resulted in the deaths of thousands of her own peopleNow Renata is one of the Whispers, rebel spies working against the crown and helping the remaining Moria escape the kingdom bent on their destruction The Whispers may have rescued Renata from the palace years ago, but she cannot escape their mistrust and hatred or the overpowering memories of the hundreds of souls she turned hollow during her time in the palaceWhen Dez, the commander of her unit, is taken captive by the notorious Sangrado Prince, Renata will do anything to save the boy whose love makes her place among the Whispers bearable But a disastrous rescue attempt means Renata must return to the palace under cover and complete Dez s top secret mission Can Renata convince her former captors that she remains loyal, even as she burns for vengeance against the brutal, enigmatic prince Her life and the fate of the Moria depend on itBut returning to the palace stirs childhood memories long locked away As Renata grows deeply embedded in the politics of the royal court, she uncovers a secret in her past that could change the entire fate of the kingdom and end the war that has cost her everything 4.5 starsIncendiary was an action packed fantasy set in a world inspired by 15th century Spain, reimagining the Inquisition While it had many of the tropes that are common in YA fantasy such as a main character with rare special powers it didn t feel boring or unoriginal to me and managed to make those common tropes exciting One of my favourite aspects of the book was the magic system It was heavily based on the senses and the mind which is not something I see often most magic systems I 4.5 starsIncendiary was an action packed fantasy set in a world inspired by 15th century Spain, reimagining the Inquisition While it had many of the tropes that are common in YA fantasy such as a main character with rare special powers it didn t feel boring or unoriginal to me and managed to make those common tropes exciting One of my favourite aspects of the book was the magic system It was heavily based on the senses and the mind which is not something I see often most magic systems I ve seen arephysical or elemental In the book, the kingdom of Puerto Leones conquered neighbouring Memoria and sought to wipe out its magically gifted people, the Moria They had magical abilities of four types Rob ri can take people s memories , Persu ri can influence and bring people s emotions to life , Vent ri can tell if someone is lying and Illusion ri capable of conjuring illusions Moria with no magic were called Olvidados Plot 4.5 5Characters 4.5 5Writing 4.5 5Moria were feared, hunted, persecuted and killed by the crown of Puerto Leones and the Rob ri were the most feared of them all Which brings us to our main character, Renata Convida, a Rob ri who was kidnapped by the King s Justice as a child and was used to steal memories from royal enemies Memories that contained information leading to the deaths of thousands of Moria However, the Moria rebels called the Whispers rescued her and let her join their ranks but they never let her have their trust When Dez, the commander of her unit and the only person who truly trusted and cared about Ren, was captured, Ren had to go under cover and complete his mission no matter the cost.Ren s character development was amazing and I really felt sorry for her Her mind was filled with so many stolen memories yet she couldn t remember so many of her own Her people would never forget her actions that caused so much harm and pain and she lived with the burden of that guilt even though her actions were the result of manipulation as a child Her relationship with the King s Justice was so twisted how could she hate him when he was good to her How could she love him when he made her do monstrous deeds she didn t understand at the time This conflict inside her led to her need to prove she was capable and worthy of trust and every time she failed the pain deepenedI did predict the majority of the plot twists but they were still quite thrilling and there were still a couple of shocking twists I didn t see coming Incendiary was a gripping fantasy full of espionage and betrayal that you don t want to miss.I interviewed Zoraida C rdova for the Incendiary blog tour read it here