The Continent

The Continent Review

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.

Title:The Continent
Edition Language:English

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    I received an arc copy of this book on a giveaway so I spent no money and I still want a refund or a brain wipe to erase it from my memory. The inside cover has a small scrawl from Kiera Drake saying ...

  • Anna

    [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 premis...

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    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: http://www.bookrookreviews.com/home/1...***Yes, I did ...

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    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. ...

  • Aslee

    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 tra...

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    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 for more info: https://twitter.com/theauslib...

  • Anna Priemaza

    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 lis...

  • ak

    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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    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. H...