Waiting on Wednesday - The Continent - The Butterfly Reader

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday - The Continent




Expected publication: March 27th 2018

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 nations remain perpetually locked in combat. Most citizens lucky enough to tour the Continent do so to observe the spectacle and violence of battle, a thing long vanished in the peaceful realm of the Spire. For Vaela, the war holds little interest. As a smart and talented apprentice cartographer and a descendent of the Continent herself, she sees the journey as 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 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 sight of the bloody battle being waged 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—and with an entirely new perspective as to what war truly means. Starving, alone, and lost in the middle of a war zone, Vaela must try to find a way home—but first, she must survive.

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  1. Nice! Remember hearing early buzz over this one! Hope you enjoy it once you read it!

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  2. I was going to read this.... I'd actually entered a giveaway for an ARC. But, if I remember correctly, the publication date was pulled back because people found themselves offended by some of the content of the book, so the publisher decided to have the book edited and revised. I think it still sounds interesting but I think I'd feel strange reading it, like I'm not reading the real story. Hopefully you enjoy it, though!

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    1. Yes, sadly people were calling it racist and saying horrible things about it so it was pushed back. I actually agree with you, I too will feel like that I won't be getting the whole/real story but I want to try and support books that I'm sure are being called out for reasons that aren't valid. If the ones I've read are any indication.

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