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Stormdancer
Stormdancer: The Lotus War: Book One | Jay Kristoff
ONE GIRL AND A GRIFFIN AGAINST AN EMPIRE: A DYING LAND The Shima Imperium verges on collapse. Land and sky have been poisoned by clockwork industrialisation, the Lotus Guild oppresses the populace and the nations Shogun is lost to his thirst for power. AN IMPOSSIBLE QUEST Yukiko and her warrior father are forced to hunt down a griffin at the Shoguns command. But any fool knows griffins are extinct and death will be the price of failure. A HIDDEN GIFT Disaster strikes and Yukiko is stranded in the wilderness with a fabled griffin, now furious and crippled. Although she hears his thoughts and saved his life, Yukiko knows hed rather see her dead than help her. And discovery of the talent allowing them to communicate would mean her execution. Yet together, the pair will form an indomitable bond, and rise to challenge an empire. Mythic creatures, civil unrest, and a strong female protagonist? I'm afraid I missed everything you said after "Japanese Steampunk." That's all I really needed to hear Patrick Rothfuss, Rocketing action, eccentric and convincing characters ... I'll be waiting for more from Mr Kristoff K.W. Jeter
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LazyOwl
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I originally picked up this book, because I loved Nevernight so much
Unfortunately I was a bit disappointed & it didn't live up to my expectations

For some reason this dragged &I had trouble getting into. The world & the plot are interesting enough concepts, but the execution for me is a bit lacking & maybe this is because as I'm reading I'm subconsciously comparing it to my read of Nevernight

LazyOwl Set in a world where progress is destroying the planet & people can no longer safely breath the air without a breather/face mask as the very air is poisonous. Our main character has an ability she has to hide as it could mean she is imprisoned or even killed.

Still enjoyable and rated 3 1/2 stars.
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Mishu94
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Off to start another Jay Kristoff book! First being nevernight, which I loved so much! I hope it‘s as good as that! 😬

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Ddzmini
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How@do@you pick up another book after “Anxious People” ... I probably wouldn‘t if I wasn‘t an avid reader but hers to the next... I‘ll try to stay on point here at Litsy but I‘m down to my thesis work and I‘m having a hard time attending and social activities 🙄🤨🤪

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Isy
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I picked this up because I was waiting for the third book in Kristoff's Nevernight Chronicles and wanted to see what else he had written. And I love it, possibly more than the Nevernight Chronicles, I struggled to put it down. I'm a sucker for a bit of steampunk and this is a fantastic example. Bring on the next one.

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Underqueen
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Super descriptive, the visuals were so detailed it played like a studio Ghibli in my mind.
I really want a thunder tiger now! 🌩️🐅⚡

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

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Scash1114
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 This series was so unexpected, and it wrecked me.

Mishu94 I‘m currently in the initial stages and I‘m finding it hard to follow the story, will it get better? 12mo
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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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#AMonthOfSongs #Thunder

Yukiko finds herself alone in the wilderness of the Shima Imperium, a once beautiful island nation that has been ravaged by man made environmental greed. Her only hope of finding her way comes from an alliance with a THUNDER tiger. A mythical Griffen called, Buruu.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤🖤🖤 3y
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🎶 3y
BooknerdsLife Love Jay Kristoff's writing & I've been wanting to read these🤗 3y
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Ddzmini
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I really loved his other works so I‘m starting this series now 📖😋

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SiriGuruDevSingh
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❤️💕 (Had fun in Kyoto today—and thought of this awesome trilogy, naturally!)

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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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Starting a new book at midnight is never a good idea.

I swear I'm only gonna read for an hour and then it's lights out. 🤞

vivastory Famous last words 😂 3y
GrilledCheeseSamurai @vivastory it ended up being 1:40am. 😜 3y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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I mean...if this isn't a reference to what we sacrifice in order to get oil then I don't know what the hell is! It was slow to start but really picked up at about 1/3 of the way in. I'm not crazy about the cultural info dumping that happened (that the author apparently used Wikipedia for). It came off as more of a fantasty than a steampunk but I actually really enjoyed this

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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I will finally be caught up on my Jay Kristoff after this series! I found out recently that there's some issues with the culture used in here so I'm keeping an eye out for it.

britt_brooke 💚🐾 3y
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jenlbean
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Action packed! This book doesn't drag along at any point. I can't wait to see what happens next.

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jenlbean
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Time to start a new series!

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ScorpioBookDreams
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I did a trade on twitter for this book which looks amazing!

Christine11 Gorgeous cover! 4y
josie281 He is one of my favorite authors 4y
ScorpioBookDreams @josie281 this will be the first book I‘ve read by him! 4y
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DeborahSmall Is it a standalone? Xx 4y
ScorpioBookDreams @DeborahSmall I think it‘s a trilogy. I traded my spare copy of the Cruel Prince for it! Xx 4y
cozy_bookworm I just started reading this :) it's amazing so far! 4y
ScorpioBookDreams @cozy_bookworm I still haven‘t read it yet! 😂😂 4y
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SiriGuruDevSingh
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Day 19—Underrated books ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Timidmagick
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Japanese steampunk novel. It's a quick & good read. You know blood lotus is going to be something really bad.

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PhoenixFox
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Hello Bookish lovelies!! What is your favorite cover? I honestly love these covers for the Lotus Series by @jaykristoff plus it's a Japanese fantasy steampunk! Need I say more! 😍😍😍 They're so gorgeous!

Also I'm sitting at work waiting impatiently to get off work to go grab some poke and bubble tea and get home to my awaiting @Owlcrate!! The minutes are seriously crawling people. It's horrible.

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novelheartbeat
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Trying out this Litsy thing because I'm sick of Instagram's algorithm! Here's my all fave series and my kitten Yukiko, who is named after the MC ☺️

queen.of.fantasy Just saw your tip on IG so I joined! Who knows, maybe this will be the next bookstagram 😄 4y
Madamereadsalot Yukiko is so cute, I can't 🙈♥️ 4y
Inourfaults Because of you, I downloaded this app - maybe it's going to be the better bookstagram 😊❤️ 4y
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adoredpages Your cat is so unbelievably cute 😍🐱 4y
LuniReads I've decided to try Litsy too! And Yukiko really is the cutest!😻 4y
novelheartbeat @queen.of.fantasy @Inourfaults @LuniReads hopefully this app works out for all of us! 4y
novelheartbeat @Madamereadsalot Thanks lovely!! We are smitten ❤️ 4y
novelheartbeat @adoredpages Thank you! 😄 4y
LuniReads Yeah 🤞🏻 4y
maich Beautiful👍❤ 4y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings Welcome to Litsy!!! I really think you will fall in love with this community ❤️ Also, love your sgian dubh 4y
literary_dreamer Squeeeeeeeeee😻❤️✨🖤✨ 4y
ludreadsbooks I joined for the same reason tbh 😁 let's gope to have a great time here! 4y
TheBarefootReader Your cat is seriously the cutest thing I've ever seen. 😍 4y
TheBookishSiren Me too! I'm loving the app so far 👌 Beautiful picture btw 😍 4y
novelheartbeat @maich Thank you!! 4y
novelheartbeat @ludreadsbooks Here's to hoping! 🤞🏻 4y
novelheartbeat @TheBookishSiren Haha thank you 😆 4y
MrBook #Yukiko 😻😻😻 #catsofLitsy Welcome to @Litsy ! We hope you enjoy your stay with us 😊👍🏻. I think we may be the most positive, tight-knit, passionate community of bibliophiles this side of the Sun. And it'll take over your life. 😎👌🏻 4y
Meow_Books_Please I can't..this is just so perfect! 😻😻😻 4y
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SquidsRegret

I passed on this book initially after reading the sample on kindle. But I loved NeverNight so much I decided to give Stormdancer another try and I'm glad I did. The setting is post-apocalyptic steampunk sort-of-Japan and draws on Japanese myth. Plus there's an animal sidekick, which is one of my favorite things in fiction.

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TheDigressiveApproach
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The hype was crazy about this one. It did not live up to it at all. Things wrong with this book:

1- Use of Japanese pronouns/suffixes/prefixes
2- SO.MUCH.DESCRIPTION (I still remember a scene in the beginning where a simple walk is so interspersed with heavy description that I lose track of the characters' conversation)
3- Infodumping to the max
4- 1-D forgettable chars
5- Out of the blue romance

Overall: good idea, horrible execution
DNF @ 30%

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SiriGuruDevSingh
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The Samurai exhibit reminded me of this awesome trilogy! If you love Steampunk, kickass heroines, and fast-paced, magical adventures—check it out!💗

Bookworm-Bobbie I like the sound of this 😀👍 5y
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Sue
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Watching Jay Kristoff speak y'all!

Alisnazzy I thought this was Dave Grohl for a second! 😅 5y
Merethebookgal @Ambrosnazzy Me, too! 😄 5y
StaceyKondla Awesome!!! 5y
PenguinInFlight @Ambrosnazzy @Merethebookgal...I did too!! 😂😂 I just heard yesterday that his mom wrote a book that comes out next April, so it was entirely plausible! LOL. 5y
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Sharanya
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Had to click the bail button because of the cultural misappropriation and it was NOT OKAY. This is why #ownvoices is so. Damn. Important.

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Sharanya
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#currentlyreading | Up next for #24in48! warrior girl + animal magic in steampunk feudal Japan on the verge of collapse. ARE YOU SERIOUS?!

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rubyslippersreads
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Reading for my YA book club.

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Cityofamber
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Lots of intense world building going on, part of it is probably also that it's a different culture too. 😁😳

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KatKennnedy
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One of my favourite fantasies. Steampunk Japan with chainsaw Katanas. Need I say more?

SiriGuruDevSingh This picture is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! 6y
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