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Hawksong The Barnes Noble ReviewBestselling fantasy writer Amelia Atwater Rhodes takes wing with her fifth riveting novel this time whisking readers to a world of warring shapeshifters and turbulent attempts

  • Title: Hawksong
  • Author: Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
  • ISBN: 9780375891892
  • Page: 117
  • Format: ebook
  • Hawksong By Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, The Barnes Noble ReviewBestselling fantasy writer Amelia Atwater Rhodes takes wing with her fifth riveting novel, this time whisking readers to a world of warring shapeshifters and turbulent attempts at peace.Forever at war, the hawk human shapeshifters and serpiente snake human shifters feel only raging hatred for each other So when an important serpiente dies in tThe Barnes Noble ReviewBestselling fantasy writer Amelia Atwater Rhodes takes wing with her fifth riveting novel, this time whisking readers to a world of warring shapeshifters and turbulent attempts at peace.Forever at war, the hawk human shapeshifters and serpiente snake human shifters feel only raging hatred for each other So when an important serpiente dies in the arms of Danica Shardae, heir to the Tuuli Thea throne, she makes the decision that she s had enough fighting Likewise, Danica s serpiente counterpart, Zane Cobriana, has also grown tired of losing close relatives to war, and when a peace meeting leads to the two getting secretly married and joining their clans, their decision could mean either wide acceptance or revolt Thankfully, Danica and Zane s high rank and prestige have a fairly positive effect on the masses, but with assassination attempts and a marriage not based on love, the pair are tested to learn if their own resilience and faith is enough to overcome cultural differences and deep seeded distrust.Tense and empowering, Atwater Rhodes s fifth book won t disappoint her fans This page turner is as fraught with battling clans and clandestine relationships as Romeo and Juliet, while peace not love is the tie that binds the two main characters Always forcefully grounded and skilled at plot twists, Atwater Rhodes will be sure to snag readers in her imaginative grip Matt Warner

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    1. Although Atwater Rhodes has garnered much deserved attention from critics and received several awards for her young adult stories, here on GR and on several other book reviewing websites, her positive feedback has been moderate at best I believe this is partially because of the age of most of her stories series most of them began before the Twilight era swept the world, and thus don t have the swooning heroines and brooding heroes that everyone has become accustomed to in recent years They must [...]

    2. All right, what do we have here A conundrum, of course.My mind kept oscillating between 3.5 or 4 stars and I m choosing neither This book is actually very difficult to rate The reasons 1 It has a splendid story line.Who doesn t love shape shifters with a history I simply love history and ancient stories and this book had quite a lot of them But I was so disappointed because the execution of this splendid story line sucked A lot This story is about two warring sides who try their best to stop the [...]

    3. Read back in middle school decided to finally write my review I still love this book to this day Amelia was a 16 year old prodigy when her first book got published and I enjoyed her take on vampires far than Stephanie Myers s This book doesn t have vampires but it had shape shifters one of my favorite tropes done right arranged marriage between enemies It s a very sweet read I look back on it fondly, this was my favorite of the series

    4. Ever since I ve arrived at GoodReads, I ve wanted to write a review for this book It deserves a review But every time I tried, the proper words wouldn t come, and so I just stuck with a completely insufficient paragraph outlining my thoughts in a nutshell But I m going to try again, and this time, I m going to get it right, damnit So, here goes Hawksong is vastly unique and different from most of YA Its set long in our past and the past of the Den of Shadows world , and it focuses entirely on sh [...]

    5. Hawksong is possibly one of the most under rated fantasy novels I ve come across In fact, this book simply seems to fall under everyone s radar much to their own loss, I must say Atwater Rhodes is a brilliant writer, creating a world rich in lore, myth, and tradition Danica, the queen of her hawk people, and Zane, the king of the cobras, are shapeshifters who marry to end the centuries old feud between their people Both Danica and Zane are tired of war, but their marriage will prove difficult t [...]

    6. I rarely read YA novels, but I had this series in mi TBR pile for a long time and I decided to give it a try Nor do I ovely like a fist person narrativebutOh, boy, was it good Really, I wouldn t classify this as YA it has a flavour of a classical fantasy.The language was almost lirical and the story very interesting how could two races, which hate each other and are natural enemies, forge peace Marrying the heirs, of course It is not a marriage arranged by the parents but by the heirs themselves [...]

    7. Danica Shardae is an avian human shapeshifter, a hawk, and she is to be the leader of her people their Tuuli Thea The avians have been at war for many generations now with their enemies the serpiente who take snake form It s been so long that none of them can remember a time without war and no one can remember the reason for the war except to say that either avians or serpiente aren t trustworthy Danica loses many of her people including her brother to the fighting and she spends time out on the [...]

    8. Amelia Atwater Rhodes is only 21 and has already published seven books Her first book IN THE FOREST OF THE NIGHT was written when she was only 13 Every one of her books is a treat Though marketed as Young Adult, there is nothing childish about subject matter or the writing The lyrical quality and maturity of her writing belies her age or lack of experience.HAWKSONG is the start of a series about shapeshifters Dancia is an avian shapeshifter, heir to the throne, whose people are at war with the s [...]

    9. Ah ha Finally An answer to my tireless search for the next Warprize arranged marriage between two feuding clans story I ve skimmed lots of trashy books in order to get to where I am today and lemme tell ya it is no easy feat trying to find a good action romance medieval fantasy story that doesn t feature bodice ripping and quivering members within the first few pagesE STORYWe have two main groups of humans shapeshifters Hawks and Serpents Avians can fly and are dangerous with their advantage of [...]

    10. I really enjoyed this one.Hawksong is one of the most underrated fantasy novels, centered on shapeshifters of avian and serpent varieties This book was published before the Twilight era so thankfully escaped the trope of swooning heroines and brooding heroes There are two rival clans who are always at war with each other, so to bring peace and call truce one and for all, the avian heir agrees to an arranged marriage with the serpent royalty Now, that plot may sounds simple enough, but the actual [...]

    11. Easily one of the greatest books I ve ever come across Zane and Danica are the product of an imagination so complete and powerful, it will move you and never put you back I ve literally had an epiphany after reading this book, and my entire life is practically redefined Alright, maybe I put it overly dramatically, but the importance of this book is certainly real and I suggest everyone pick it up IMMEDIATELY.I should like to analyse all the characters, if you don t mind Danica Shardae what a lov [...]

    12. I had high hopes for this book there is so much potential in the world and story outlined by the summary Instead, all I got was the typical story of forbidden love yawn The world imagined by the author is definitely colorful, but I feel it s unreasonable unrealistic For example, if the leaders of both parties in the war feel that they don t want the war, then how the earth did they manage to drag it out for hundreds of years Also, no leaders in any war ever believe their own propaganda of hate t [...]

    13. so this was like destiny I ve been wanting to read this for awhile but it s not available to download to Kindle Went to Barnes Noble specifically to look for a few of those non kindle books yesterday yes the library would make sense but whatever couldn t find it anywhere Then, in the completely WRONG section there was a small paperback on the shelf in the wrong direction someone had obviously misplaced it there I moved the book just to see what was behind it and poof the little black paperback [...]

    14. The covercks Just sayin.This book was a book I couldn t put down and read within 24 hours I really enjoyed the world building, shape shifters I loved the sworn enemies I loved the main character Danica.Danica was awesome because she is human than the rest of her Hawk clan, but has been raised to conceal and control any and all emotions I liked how she allowed those emotions to slip with her friend Rei I loved that her character was slow to melt toward the Serpentine clan I appreciated that it s [...]

    15. I m really shocked by how much I liked this book The story was pretty straight forward, two warring races want peace, they have been fighting so long they live on hate without reason for these battles The solution A marriage pledging both leaders to one another and one another people I thought it was really engaging and endearing and there was no rush in the trust building here The allowance of need was very evident and events unfolded from there I was expecting ultimate cheese but I m happy I w [...]

    16. This is a compressed review of four of the five books in the Kiesha ra series I never could find Snakecharm , so just be warned.The first book in this series was really good I loved the ideas involved in this book I loved that people could change into birds and snakes I ve always thought that would be a really cool superpower I loved that, even though their people had been warring for centuries, the leaders of each nation were willing to leave everything they knew in order to bring peace to thei [...]

    17. What a great and quick book This book was amazing Some reasons I liked this book are the characters were great, the plot kept you always excited, and it was clean First the character in this book were phenominal Zane the mysterious cobra keeps you on the edge of your seat for half of the book Is he sincere Does he love her Is he planing something Zane reminds me a lot of Peeta from the Hunger Games At first he s all show for the cameras, trying to put on the charade that he s in love with Katnis [...]

    18. I lost my original review, but this will have to do I liked the story and the characters, but it had a few pitfalls that marred my enjoyment of the story Also, it felt like the rough draft of a good story before it gets fleshed out.First of all, it has an incredibly abrupt and rushed ending, which is out of tone with the rest of the story Very dissatisfying.Second, the love quadrangle was annoying me Apart from the dalliance that Zane was carrying on, which obviously needed to come to an end onc [...]

    19. When people ask me what my favorite book is my mind immediately flits to this title.A rich, well written and UNIQUE fantasy that absolutely captivates you I don t know what else to say except that I loved, love it, and will love it forever and ever.The world Atwater Rhodes creates is full of rich history and an understanding that shows true depth from the author The main character is strong and beautiful And the romance is raw and real.I could give it no less then 5 5 stars, and if it was possib [...]

    20. Hawksong may look like a short book, but there is certainly nothing simple about it I liked it best out of the series, but the others still captured my attention.One hawk shapeshifter, heiress to an avian race One cobra shapeshifter, prince of the serpents One cool and aloof, the other sensual and sensitive Both of them sick of the endless war between their people Both willing to do anything to end iteven when it means becoming pair bonded with each other.Danica and Zane s emotional and politica [...]

    21. Brimming with magic and mayhem, Hawksong is a fantasy novel that is both intriguing and fable like in nature Using its diverse set of characters, the story teaches its readers the importance of establishing peace between all peoples finding common ground despite differences in culture, beliefs and abilities With a dash of romance that in no way overpowers the beautifully constructed plot, Hawksong is a mix of many genres It manages to incorporate them all successfully and in a way that both inst [...]

    22. Fast and interesting to read Loved the ease with which the world building including culture, behaviour and norms were explained in between the peace making plot This is definitely one of those to be continued books as I felt it end rather abruptly.

    23. This was recommended by a friend of mine and even though that I m not big on fantasy reads, I gave this a chance because it is one of my friends favorite book It was definitely and adventure and I really liked the Avian aspect of things I really enjoyed Zane and Danica s story, it was different and they were both so righteous times lolThis was a good read

    24. I debated between 4 and 5 stars it s a 4.5 but I bumped it up because I really didn t want to put the book down and kept thinking about it when I did I was surprised when it came that is is so small it s a cute book It s the size of a pocket book but a nice hardback only 243 pages It was such a fun fantasy story I enjoyed every minute of it.The story is about a world of shape shifters Danica is what is called an Avian and she can turn into a golden hawk Her mother is Queen of the Avians but Dani [...]

    25. I wish this book had pages You know you like a story when you want it to have to offer So it was very frustrating for me when Hawksong abruptly ended on a very high note This novel is about, to put it quite simply, a marriage of convenience It is about a marriage to end a war between two deadly species, bent on destroying each other It is about two very different people agreeing to set aside their mutual distaste and unite to stop their loved ones from dying because of a senseless war You migh [...]

    26. I m so torn While I admire the author and her storytelling ability, I also feel this book lacked in so many ways.Danica is a strong character who chooses duty over love, and she is willing to sacrifice anything to stop the war that s taken so much of her family away This includes marrying the prince of the warring side, Zane There s a lot of good build up with creating peace and growing their relationship, but the ending is so abrupt I didn t feel the love, and it s sad I couldn t feel the lust [...]

    27. 3.5 stars.Okay first, this story was so hard to track down It doesn t seem to be available for kindle in Australia, so I spent ages trying to find a copy and I ended up being a little let down The summary was cool, and it executed what it promised, but I found myself a little distant from the plot and characters I never really could connect with it There was no moment where I truly felt for Danica she just felt so distant And I know that s part of her character, but I ve read distant characters [...]

    28. Spoilers Hawksong was a little different than the average shapeshifter story Danica Shardae is an avian shapeshifter, who is soon to take her mothers place as the Tuuli Thea kind of like their Queen Her kind has been at war for hundreds of years with the serpeintes No on really knows why they are fighting, but with so many loved ones lost they simply continue to avenge their dead Zane Cobriana is the Diente of the serpeintes king of the snakes He has lost his father, three brothers and a sister [...]

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