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The Continent EDIT 2 20 2018 Since a new version of this book is coming out this year, I cleared my one star rating I hope the revisions fix a lot of the issues, but I still won t be reading it The entire premise of the book seems incredibly flawed.Pro Tip Read books by WoC and you probably won t run into a lot of problems EDIT 3 21 17 Since lots of people are still liking this review, I wanted to note that the publisher did push back publication to work out some of these issues As the author wasn t very EDIT 2 20 2018 Since a new version of this book is coming out this year, I cleared my one star rating I hope the revisions fix a lot of the issues, but I still won t be reading it The entire premise of the book seems incredibly flawed.Pro Tip Read books by WoC and you probably won t run into a lot of problems EDIT 3 21 17 Since lots of people are still liking this review, I wanted to note that the publisher did push back publication to work out some of these issues As the author wasn t very receptive of criticism, I don t have high hopes, but it s something that might keep racist descriptions out of the hands of teenagers Regardless, I probably won t be reading this There are other writers who actually take criticism without fighting back as well as PoC who manage to not write racist books to start with I ll stick with those This My first hint should have been the fact this is a Harlequin Teen novel Romance novels make me roll my eyes too much but a YA romance makes me roll them so hard they get stuck to the back of my head The Continent is a perfect example of an eye rolling, face in palm planting, groaning out loud why am I still reading this YA romance Vaela Sun of the Spire is celebrating her sixteenth birthday The Spire is a technologically advanced country with heli planes and magnetic trains but is still ol My first hint should have been the fact this is a Harlequin Teen novel Romance novels make me roll my eyes too much but a YA romance makes me roll them so hard they get stuck to the back of my head The Continent is a perfect example of an eye rolling, face in palm planting, groaning out loud why am I still reading this YA romance Vaela Sun of the Spire is celebrating her sixteenth birthday The Spire is a technologically advanced country with heli planes and magnetic trains but is still old world culture where people use calling cards and address one another by their surname Women are regarded 3 19 update Oh no We re still talking about this book I ve read the updated version My review has not changed 11 25 16 ETA Review here Yes, I did read it I read it after putting it down a month ago, when the first chapter failed to capture my interest simply so I can provide information for anyone who seems to think that this book shows us how to I m not going to read this book and I don t think I ever will.I m sick of the white saviour narrative And the book portrays Native Americans Asians as savages and perpetuates all the stereotypes surrounding Asians As an Asian myself, this just makes me unbelievably angry I genuinelyhatethe almond shaped eyes description this is arguably the biggest pitfall for white authors I ve never seen any Asian or non white writers use this description Just a thought Rule of thumbneveru I m not going to read this book and I don t think I ever will.I m sick of the white saviour narrative And the book portrays Native Americans Asians as savages and perpetuates all the stereotypes surrounding Asians As an Asian myself, this just makes me unbelievably angry I genuinelyhatethe almond shaped eyes description this is arguably the biggest pitfall for white authors I ve never seen any Asian or non white writers use this description Just a thought Rule of thumbneveruse food related terms to describe POCs Plus, not all Asians have almond shaped eyes I m still waiting for ignorant whites to actually realise that Descriptions aside, I ve seen that this book purely romanticizes colonization And I hate it I risk sounding unbelievably petty here, but when I talk about colonization, I m talking about years of bloo Describes indigenous people with red skin as savages who are prone to raping and drinking, as well as other egregious stereotypes.See these Twitter threads forinfo to add a link to a thread featuring a review of the book. edit 2 19 18 so apparently all those rewrites 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 lot It s racist trash, and I m getting really sick and tired of my genre being fucking corrupted by bullshit like this A black groundskeeper, a pack of savage men obviously based on First Nations people, and a wise, calm ninja with almond eyes.And, of course, the lily white MC Look, as a white writer and critic edit 2 19 18 so apparently all those rewrites keira drake was supposed to be doing didn t fix a Damn Thing yall if this book was The Continent By Keira Drake Will Be Available Mar 27, 2018 Preorder Your Copy Today Have We 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 Quelled And That S The Crux Of It It Can T Be Quelled It S Human Nature For Her Sixteenth Birthday, Vaela Sun Receives The Most Coveted Gift In All The Spire A Trip To The Continent It Seems An Unlikely Destination For A Holiday A Cold, Desolate Land Where Two Uncivilized Nations Remain 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 Land.But Vaela S Dream All Too Quickly Turns To A Nightmare As The Journey Brings Her Face To Face With The Brutal Reality Of A War She S Only 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 Survive. Note This book is being revised based on feedback from marginalized voices, which is great I have not yet read the revised version If you re interested in these issues, please take some time to listen to and consider the varied opinions and experiences of marginalized voices before coming to any conclusions Previous Review The best word I can think of to describe this book is POWERFUL Because it s powerful on every level.It s powerful on a sentence level There are so many lines that Apparently this book is Super Fucking Racist Calling natives red skinned , calling them savages From what I ve heard, the main character is a white girl who s going to save these native people How did this book get published side eyes this book so hard y all know how I feel about colonizers fantasies of White Saviorism so I will be passing HARD on this book.


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