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The Continent

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I eceived an arc copy of this book on A GIVEAWAY SO I SPENT NO MONEY AND I so I spent no money and I want a Chicken Licken refund or a brain wipe erase it from my memory The inside cover has a small scrawl from Kiera Drake saying that she hopes I enjoy my trip to the continent Sorry to say I very much did not enjoy it I basically spent a couple of hourseading almost every acist stereotype in existence DEAR GOD how was this even publishedThere are two warring sides of this book The Topi based on Native Americans and the Aven ei based on Japanese people And actual uote from the book We don t know much about the Topi do we Other than how vulgar and warmongering they are The Topi have
reddish brown skin wear human and are described as savages with a primitive culture Brutally killing and drinking themselves silly They spend the night dangerously drunk throwing clods of dirt at each other like children before they try to ape the white girlShe is saved by a ninja who shows up just in time to slit the native s throat The ninja is Aven ei So now we leave the complete dehumanization of Native Americans to explore the fetishizing of Asian culture The Aven ei are said to have a Mindfulness for Black Dogs Blue Days: Finding a Path Through Depression rich culture without the modern conscienceswhich is Wholly surprising and impressive to the naive white girlEvery time the MC describes these people she does so by being completely astonished they manage toun to brain cells together It is so condescending I couldn t The Continent by Keira Drake will be available Mar 27 2018 Preorder your copy todayHave we Koshka's Tales: Stories from Russia really come so far when a tour of the Continent is so desirable a thing We've traded our swords for treaties our daggers for promises but our thirst for violence has never been uelled And that's the crux of it it can't be uelled It's human nature”For her sixteenth birthday Vaela Suneceives the most coveted gift in all the Spire a trip to the Continent It seems an unlikel. Oll my eyes hard enough She spends a lot of book telling these angry poc to compassionate to their enemies when she isn t spending two three pages explaining indoor plumbing to the barbarians The only black people in the book are part of the council they have no sympathy for the warring Topi and Aven ei until the white gives a passionate speech about doing the The Deadly Art of Love and Murder right thing It tugs at their heartstrings enough for them to show up just in the nick of time to save the white girl and disappear againOh And there is only one woc in the entire book that has speaking lines She is the onlyedeemable part of the book Her name is Yuki and she is killed off so the white girl can grieve some The back cover of the arc brags that The Continent will haunt eaders long after its covers have been closed it s closest covers have been closed It s closest to truth about the book it will haunt you but not in a good way I felt almost physically ill after eading it I can t believe something like this was written in 2016 Yet alone publishedSeriously do yourself a favor DO NOT READ THIS DO NOT SPEND MONEY ON IT Pretend
ve never heard of itI I could EDIT 2202018Since a new version of this book is coming out this year I cleared my one star The London Marathon rating I hope theevisions fix coming out this year I cleared my one star RSPB Pocket Garden Birdwatch rating I hope theevisions fix lot of the issues but I still won t be The Courtship Maneuver (The Alpha Billionaire Club - Book 2) reading it The entire premise of the book seems incredibly flawedPro Tip Read books by WoC and you probably won tun into a lot of problemsEDIT 32117Since. Y destination for a holiday a cold desolate land where two “uncivilized” nations emain perpetually locked in combat Most citizens lucky enough to tour the Continent do so to observe the spectacle and violence of war a thing long banished in the Spire For Vaela a talented apprentice cartographer the journey is a dream come true a once in a lifetime opportunity to improve upon the maps she’s drawn of this vast frozen landBut Vaela’s dream all too uickly tur.
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Lots of people are still liking this eview I wanted to note that the publisher did push back publication to work out some of these issues As the author wasn t very eceptive of criticism I don t have high hopes but it s something that might keep acist descriptions out of the hands of teenagers Regardless I probably won t be Confessions of a Freelance Penmonkey reading this There are other writers who actually take criticism without fighting back as well as PoC who manage to not writeacist books to start with I ll stick with those This book is super acist and SHOULD NOT BE PUBLISHED PEOPLE WITH not be published People with skin described as drunks and savages Almond shaped eyed characters with Japanese naming conventions PASS PASS PASS White Saviorism characters with Japanese naming conventions PASS PASS PASS White Saviorism the max Just because a book is set in the future or some made up land doesn t mean you can describe characters in ways that are acist in the Buying the Night Flight: The Autobiography of a Woman Foreign Correspondent (Updated Edition) real world Harleuin Teen should not let this into the hands of youngeaders edit 21918 so apparently all those ewrites keira drake was supposed to be doing didn t fix a Damn Thing yall if this book was a person id fight it in a Wal Mart parking lotIt s acist Describes indigenous people with Adam und Eva im Paradies. Für die fröhlichen Nachkommen aufgezeichnet red skin as savages who are prone toaping and drinking as well as other egregious stereotypesSee these Twitter threads for info to add a link to a thread featuring a eview of the book y all know how I feel about colonizers fantasies of White Saviorism so I will be passing HARD on this book. Ns to a nightmare as the journey brings her face to face with the brutal eality of a war she’s only Three Wishes read about Observing from the safety of a heli plane Vaela is forever changed by the bloody battle waging far beneath her And when a tragic accident leaves her stranded on the Continent Vaela finds herself much closer to danger than she’d ever imagined Starving alone and lost in the middle of a war zone Vaela must try to find a way home but first she must survi.