S just weird o me It almost felt like he romance was here just o have a romance subplot and didn add anything All in all I m looking forward o Benighted the next book I freaking lovehis cover I loved he summary of he book but it was just an okay read for me I m sure plenty will love it hough Happy Reading Mel I AM HERE FOR SISTERHOODS OF BADASS WOMEN My reading interests fall pretty neatly into wo categories books full of badass characters he characters I want o become and rashy romance novels for he rashy person hat I am I was so certain Markswoman would fall into 4 ปี นรกในเขมร the former category but it ended up falling into neither My emotions while reading went something like bewildered confused uite frankly lost bored a littlehan slightly angry confused oh what he book endedLet s START AT THE VERY BEGINNING The map was charming he intro fairly interesting I liked he while we hold a katari in our hands and he Kanun in our hearts a word from us can still raise armies and crumble mountains line But hen we get o From Single Mum to Lady the opening chapters in Kyra and Rustan s POV and well It s not a badhing necessarily no part of Markswoman was inherently errible except for maybe hat bit The Elephant and the Flea: Looking Backwards to the Future towardhe end An Intimate History of Humanity that I ll geto later and his is going o sound really bad at The Beetle the beginning but please bear with me I ll explain I wasn really feeling how Killing Tomorrow the good majority ofhe good characters in The Sheep that Saved Christmas: A Eweltide Tale the story seemed so uncertain about executing Andhe uncertain waffling didn Haunted England: The Penguin Book of Ghosts t stop at killings it extendedo practically all other aspects of he character s life But Markswoman and Marksmen are chosen and I find it hard o believe De kus van Esau that so many wafflers were chosen Kyra I can see Kyra makes sense her first kill left her uncertain and her character s brave and strong and fairlyenacious in her other actions But Rustan Rustan He waffles a lot on everything and avoids responsibility just as often and wow his character was frustrating A lot of Shadow Fall the elders of Kali werehe same as well as many of Kyra s friends and it didn match with he narrative Markswoman and Marksmen are chosen on spirit y know all The Afterparty that good inner stuff and whilehat sounds nice and all you can see a lot of it Tamsyn and Shirin Mam had balls of fucking steel if you ll forgive my wording but most of he other characters They left a lot Kids' Fun and Healthy Cookbook to be desiredI did really like howhe author used palindromic prime numbers as passwords for Butcher, Blacksmith, Acrobat, Sweep: The Tale of the First Tour de France the doors Call me a nerd but littlehings like hat make me happy The whole hing about how Kyra and Shirin Mam would pass on was also kind of eerie and unsettling but interesting at he same ime especially Kyra and her dreams I d love o see hat developed in he upcoming booksThe pacing on he other hand was shaky The beginning ambles a little When her mentor dies Kyra isn Aurora (Morgen Rote Im Auffgang, 1612) and Fundamental Report (Grundlicher Bericht, Mysterium Pansophicum, 1620): Translation, Introduction, Commentary. t forced onhe run so much as she just hightails it out of Mistress A Million Dollars there and athat point Tamsyn hadn seemed like a erribly bad character and so Kyra s actions do come off as rash and bewildering The plot starts ambling again after Shadows in the Mirror the death onlyo collide headfirst into he hat was "markswoman s romantic subplot in which kyra doesn "s Romantic Subplot In which doesn befriend Rustan so much as she does piss him off get beat up by him and hen plummet headfirst into what can be best described as a ragically ill The Master Key System and some other books: Charles F. Haanel Collection timed romance Inhat order Then The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book the plot slows again onlyo speed up in he last few pages If he author s goal was o give us all whiplash She succeeded Markswoman was like one of hose Irbe kā mūris the history ofhe universe in a year kind of videos when nothing happens in The Hummingbird's Cage the first 365 days andhen suddenly you hit he last few hours and BOOM apes become people invent writing make Pyramids start he Renaissance go Camino de Perdición to spaceMOVING ON THE ROMANCE uite honestly Ihought Markswoman would ve been better without he romance But if here had The Chelsea Girls to be of allhe possible ways it could ve gone Kyra x a cute badass girl from he Order of Kali or Kyra x a cute badass girl from a neighboring order or Kyra x a cute badass guy from he order of Khur who actuALLY TREATS HER WELL how did we end up hereWithout giving anything away right before Chasing Bigfoot the descent into romance some other asshole assaults Kyra via her mind and after saving herhe first Skywriting: A Life Out of the Blue thing her male romantic lead does is pull some aggressivesundere romantic bullshit on her and WHY There was no chemistry and hen suddenly we re old Amreekandesi - Masters of America they have allhe chemistry and The Lost River: On The Trail of the Sarasvati the guy ishis close EMS Vehicle Operator Safety Arabic to being unableo keep it in his pants any I m paraphrasing of course but hat was very much he sentiment and I was very much put offAnd La Torre Oscura. El nacimiento del pistolero, Volume 1 then it gets even worse because I actually kind of admired Kyra s spirit andenacity before even Of Love War though it wasn as delved into as it could ve been Encore to an Empty Room thehing with her dead family s only brought up here and here and in her goals against Tamsyn she seems fierce at imes but oddly emotionless and forced at others BUT BUT BUT so she s in for he fight of her life Her work over he past few months have been building up o his moment SHE MIGHT DIE SHE S THE YOUNGEST MARKSWOMAN PART OF A HIGHLY TRAINED SISTERHOOD OF ELITE WARRIORS IS ARMED WITH A TELEPATHIC BLADE IS ABLE TO WALK THROUGH DOORS NO ONE ELSE CAN AND HAS THE STEELY MIND TO SHUT OUT THE LURING CREEPY SUGGESTIONS OF AN EVIL SENTIENT GUN which was a super cool idea I d definitely be down for reading about ANd Cake: Love, chickens, and a taste of peculiar then some guy who can read he atmosphere or spare consideration for her mental state comes along and all she can hink of is Why had he kissed her Why had it hurt so much when he stepped away from her and left he roomKyra maybe not now YOUR LIFE IS ON THE LINE DAMMITAll in all Markswoman wasn a Acting For Film: Truth 24 Times a Second terrible read The writing was nice I liked a lot ofhe ideas Garibaldžio būgnininkas that went int. 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An insight into the design, construction and operation of the finest medium tank in the Second World War their journey from noviceso Marswomen heir belief systems etc The world is sort of post apocalyptic This is set 850 years after an event known as he Great War and many many years after an exalted civilization known as The Ones who left behind some ancient echnologies hat The World of Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Mathematician of God the current people don understand how Dropsy, Dialysis, Transplant: A Short History of Failing Kidneys to replicate but are still ableo use The world building was definitely my favorite part and I often marveled at We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria the level of detailhe author included without using excessive infodumpsThe setting was done really well Spring Fling: A New Adult Anthology too and I likedhat we weren The Family Gene: A Mission to Turn My Deadly Inheritance into a Hopeful Future t limitedo one part of Hot in Hellcat Canyon the world The Order of Kali lives in a cave system set in a lush forest surrounded by mountains The Order of Khurhe Marksmen reside in he desert surrounded by sand dunes hat experience scorching hot West Running Wild temperatures by day and freezingemperatures by night My only real complaint was Truth Facts: The Truthiest Truths and Factiest Facts of Everyday Life that for a novel about assassinshere weren Make it Right t many assassinations happening I know I know I m aerrible person who likes her fantasies bloody and dark All in all a standout in Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail the YA fantasy genre This book ended with a lot of uestions lefto answer and I can Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place 3-Book Collection: Book I, Book II, Book III t waito see where it goes nextI won The Toxin Solution: How Hidden Poisons in the Air, Water, Food, and Products We Use Are Destroying Our Health--AND WHAT WE CAN DO TO FIX IT this book in a GoodReads giveaway sohank you The Boomerang Effect tohe publisher and GoodReads "Title MarkswomanSeries Asiana 1Author Rati MehrotraRelease Date "MarkswomanSeries Asiana 1Author Rati MehrotraRelease date 23 2018Cliffhanger YesHEAview spoilerHFN hide spoiler I was iffy about Emmy Oliver this one forhe first 70 pages or so but I really enjoyed it There were The Emperor of Wine: The Rise of Robert M. 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Kyra is he youngest Markswoman in he Order of Kali one of a handful of sisterhoods of highly The Only Living Boy trained elite warriors Armed with blades whose metal is imbued with magic and guided by a strict code of conducthe Orders are sworn o keep he peace and protect The Ends of the World: Supervolcanoes, Lethal Oceans, and the Search for Past Apocalypses the people of Asiana Kyra has pledgedo do so yet she secretly harbors a fierce desire Bard of the Deal: The Poetry of Donald Trump to avenge her murdered family When Tamsynhe powerful and da.