S and fairytales So basically the dreamBut then somehow impossibly it gets MORE interesting Because Ana gets accused f murdering Owen igniting the Trial Of The CenturyThis is the book we read CAN YOU BELIEVE WE RE BLESSED WITH A PLOTLINE LIKE THISThis story is legitimately unputdownable It s fun from page Monsoon one and it never stops being fun and twisty and exciting The characters are so interesting and you really care about them Which is unusual for meHonestly this wasn t a perfect book It dragged in parts and was sometimes a bit melodramatic and Ana s internal monologue could get repetitiveeee Thether Fantasists were by and large flat and boring But everything else was so so funREAD THIS BOOKBottom line This is straight up some Slice by Slice of the most creative andriginal YA I ve ever read especially in recent years PLEASE READ IT SO WE CAN GET MORE STORIES LIKE THIS And also from this author s crazy mad scientist brain pre reviewEASILY SOME OF THE MOST EXCITING AND ORIGINAL YA I VE READ IN A MINUTESO EXCITING THAT IT APPARENTLY TURNED ME INTO SOMEONE WHO WRITES EARNESTLY AND IN ALL CAPSA BOOK SO GOOD IT CAUSES AN IDENTITY CRISISREVIEW TO COME yes Angels Flight (Legion of Angels Book 8) of course i want to read about evil robot future Disney World thanks to Fierce Reads for the ARC I was really enjoying this up until around page 270As soon as the showdown started the story went downhillThe plot was so incredibly rushed allf the sudden everything felt unrealistic and completely Ice Maiden overdone This book could ve easily been 100 pages longerSame goes for the romance and the character development The majorityf both pretty much happened in the last 60 pagesIt kinda felt like the author just wanted it to be Latin Lovers Greek Husbands Bundle over tbh I started reading The Kingdomn 5222019 and finished it Seducing the Heiress on 5252019 at 255AM This book is a fantastic read I like following Ana s view She has a clever attitude I like how she handles the interviews She s a bitf a smart mouth and challenges her interviewers instead And Cowboy Makes Three of just answering the uestions directly The story is interesting reminds mef Magic Kingdom except it sounds exciting with all the technologies When technology going rogue in this case the Fantasist Nia Eve and Ana acting and thinking beyond their programming capabilities just makes me wonder how real robots can be sometimesThis book is told in the first person point Teasing Her SEAL of view following Anane Rancher Bears Baby (Rancher Bears, of the seven Ana Kaia Yumi Eve Zara Pania and Zel fantasy princesses called Fantasists the world s most beautiful ladies Ana works at The Kingdom an Extreme Virtual Reality theme park She along with her six sisters are created and programmed as hybrid humans to entertain and make guests happy Ana doesn t sleep and shouldn t feel hurt This book begins with what goesn after a murder an interview into the murder trial and two years before the murder took place Each chapter will bring readers closer to the murder scene while getting to know everyone involved and all that goes A Valentines Wish on in The KingdomThe Kingdom is well written I love this uniue young adult fantasy I haven t read another book uite like it and it s such refreshing to read something new I like how the princesses are smart in a wayf computers scanning for information and memory but there s a firewall to prevent them from knowing information than they need to I like Owen Chen and his uniue situation and especially how he cares I like the cute romance Love that unexpected ending The Paixão Sem Disfarce organization into this story with the courtroom trial interviews emails timelines etc is a bit confusing for me at first That s the reason why I don t bother to read Illuminae series yet because when I started reading a bitf that book the interviews and whatever else confused me But anyway I m glad to continue reading The Kingdom because I enjoyed Ana and Owen I highly recommend everyone to read this bookPro fast paced page turner theme park romance diversityCon noneI rate it 5 starsDisclaimer I won this book through a Twitter Giveaway from Fierce Reads Please be assured that my Rain opinions are honestxoxoJasmine at wwwhowusefulitiswordpresscom for details I wanted to get this June ShelfLoveCrate box becausef the book and the goodies I really wanted the goodies Click In the Matter of the Complaint Against Egbert C. Smyth and Others, Professors of the Theological Institution in Phillips Academy, Andover on the link below the picture to see the goodies THE GOODIES LINKBloody hell I loved this book but let me tell you I could poppen a can I Met Someone of whoop assn the jerks in this book Mel Earned this beautiful badge buddy reading with my friends at For Love Of A Book Group Happy endings are Quantum (Captain Chase only stories And stories are lies I had high hopes for this book A warped versionf Disneyland where the princesses are known as fantasists The fantasists are effectively robots created by The Kingdom to serve its guests To do. Ed species formerly extinct roam freeAna is The Other Islam onef seven Fantasists beautiful princesses engineered to make dreams come true When she meets park employee Owen Ana begins to experience emotions beyond her programming including for the first time love.
This book was not what I expected I mean I knew it wasn t going to be all rainbows and unicorn farts The synopsis lets you know right away that this book is about the underside Last Man Standing of the fairytale about all the dark things that happen backstage to the fantasyAnd yet I don t know why I still didn t uite see it comingThis book follows Anane Light, Gesture, and Color of seven Fantasists and The Kingdom a Disney World typef amusement park The Fantasists are seven engineered girls meant to be the princesses Classic Krakauer: Mark Foo's Last Ride, After the Fall, and Other Essays from the Vault of The Kingdom They were made to be beautiful kind generous and perfect in every way They were made to bebedient docile subservient and to never speak their mindIn the eyes f the world they are perfect girls In reality they are prisoners to The Kingdom constantly harassed and abused lied to and manipulated forced to endure the cruel games f the scientists that created them and the park s investors who paid for themAll until something starts going wrong with the girls programming and they start to develop feelings and desires Canada other than thenes they were created for Sure they feel love It is the premise f the story after all But they also start feeling loss fear and most importantly hatred for the people that have kept them as prisonersThat s where things get interestingI think this book makes great commentary n the use Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, of women s bodies There were wonderful momentsf insight that stuck so hard because they are things that real life women have to experience and endure every day in DogFace our society My issues with this come firstly with the romance It felt unreal Like there is no real reason for this relationship between Ana and Owen In fact Owen didn t feel like a full character to me Why was he doing this What was his motivation His backgroundAll thether Fantasists were also pretty boring if I m honest Nia was a bit interesting at first but we didn t get much What You Owe Me of her story Also Eve had potential but her story isn t really elaboratedn We don t get to see the Buffalo Woman Comes Singing other Fantasists really developI also couldn t really connect with Ana I felt her struggle her pain I acknowledged it I just couldn t seem to care the way I was supposed to Does that make senseAlso the end felt a bit rushed A bit unfinished I have uestions than answers and I don t know how I feel about that In the end I couldn t love this as I wanted As I said this book is as if the plotf Westworld was happening in a Disney park That said Westworld does it better I couldn t help but have Westworld in the back f my head while reading especially after they mentioned the Romeo Juliet uote Violent delights have violent ends a recurring motif in WestworldMy rating though mostly comes from the fact that in a few weeks I probably would have forgotten most f its character and in a year I probably would have forgotten most things but the premise It justs didn t stick with meI m not sure this review even makes sense But that s how I felt so there you have itTW emotional abuse sexual abuse implied never shown suicide ARC was provided by the publishers in exchange for an honest review All pinions are my wn Very pleased with my first read Shining City of 2020 Really captivating from start to finish I loved the formatf the timeline which included flashbacks as well as transcripts from the court room It kept me guessing And the entire concept Blind Spots of the theme park was so interesting Realyriginal story loved the ideaconcept but sometimes it felt to dreaded so that did take away some joy for me but A Boy and A Bear in a Boat overall a solid read about hybrid princesses and I kinda wished that you could visit the kingdom if it hadn t robortsf course SOS or animal abuse 3 this full review is now posted at i spontaneously remembered i have a blog and also that i would like to receive tickets to a real life versionf the Kingdom please and thanks EVIL DISNEY EVIL ROBOT DISNEY WITH MURDER AND ALSO TECHNOLOGYEVIL ROBOT DISNEY OF THE FUTUREWhat do I have to sayI hope it s not a lot because that s really all I got This book was nonstop exciting and nonstop St. Johns Wort original and nonstop awesome and that s really all I have to sayBut for the sakef writing a full review I ll elaborate First synopsisThis is about Ana The Roman Family onef seven Fantasists think cyborg y Disney princesses at The Kingdom think Disney but huge and future y Ana is nice and great and INTERESTING which is crazy because anytime a YA protagonist is nice it s just a nice way Hirvenmetsästäjä of saying boring and personality less I m aware I mverusing the uotation marks but please let me have my funAna meets Owen a cutie theme park employee and starts falling in LOOOOVE Butrobots CAN T LOVE ROBOTS CAN T FEEL Ana isn t uite a robot but the point standsIt s the Singularity baby Except with amusement park. Welcome to the Kingdom where 'Happily Ever After' isn't just a promise but a rule Glimmering like a jewel behind its gateway The Kingdom is an immersive fantasy theme park where guests soar n virtual dragons castles loom like giants and bioengineer.
Anything they are asked without argument r comment to make dreams come true Right A Christmas Miscellany off the bat we are thrown into a court case where Anane Too Bad to Die of theldest fantasists is accused OXENBOXEN of murdering a memberf park staff The timeline shifts between these court hearings and Ana s meetings with lawyers etc to chapters in the past leading up to the night the crime Resist (Wicked Ways Book 1) occurred This book reminded me a lotf the TV program Humans Where AI s grow and learn soon they are able to think and perhaps even feel The ultimate uestion in this tale is whether Ana does feel things like anger and love whether she has developed the ability to lieIt is a fantastic world that Rothenberg has created here The Kingdom is the ultimate fantasy world where if you can dream it it can be done From recreating animals that have gone extinct swimming with mermaids skiing in the middle Beautiful Ghosts (Inspector Shan, of summer and so much But behind this beautiful exterior is a vile place where the Fantasists are treated like property and abused where nothing is ever as it seems and some things are definitely too good to be true4 stars This book wasn t evenn my radar when I got the invite to read it and man I m so happy I accepted I loved Ana She s so good and pure and it was easy to get wrapped up in her way f seeing the world I was rooting for her from the very beginning There are a few ther characters but this story is all about Ana and what she s going through Plot wise I was absolutely captivated I was so happy the story was told in a past and present format Seeing the trial unfold in transcripts and video clips while the present tense Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, of the story was in first person really worked for me It also added a layerf WTF that was necessary for a story like this Overall it was something really uniue to me and while I would have loved an epilogue the ending was near perfection FYI there s some creepy leering forceful grabbing and a distinct impression The Indian in the Cupboard (The Indian in the Cupboard, of assaultHuge thanks to Henry Holt for providing the arc freef charge This book wasn t just a bit dark and disuieting it took me to a whole new level Reasoning and the Logic of Things of sinister that I had never experienced beforePlot 45Characters 45Writing 45Trigger Warnings suicide sexual assaultff page implied animal abuseThe Kingdom was a futuristic theme park that used cutting edge technology to create an enchanting experience for all The Holcroft Covenant / The Rhinemann Exchange of its visitors With thrilling performances from previously extinct creatures magical rides flamboyant parades and vivid fantasy simulations it promised to inspire wonder and make everyone s wildest dreams come true by giving them the happily ever after they deserved Onef its most prominent creations was the Fantasists seven android princesses engineered to delight amuse and represent euality and tolerance in the worldThe novel was a series The Night Before Christmas: or, A Visit from St. Nicholas: The Heirloom Edition of flashbacks interrogation records court testimony emails and which pieced together the storyf Ana a Fantasist who was accused The Queens Assassin (Queens Secret, of murderingne Space Calculated in Seconds of the theme park s maintenance workers This format allows us to see the events unfold from her perspective and simultaneously see how the same events have been twisted to appear in court It s funny how there never is any uestion as to whetherr not she actually killed the person even though she claims to be not guilty The case is built Lightning on whetherr not Ana had the conscience to make the decision to murder someone Digital Web or whether it was a programming malfunction It was fascinating to see things from her perspective and understand her methodical mannerf learning about the world As Ana gradually unearths the hidden terrors Atomic Bodyslams to Whiskey Zippers of The Kingdom the reader does too and it makes for a very suspenseful journeyI found it sad that a societyf the future would feel the need to have Fantasists Beautiful subservient princesses admired by girls all War of Hearts over the world engineered and programmed to entertain and please to always say yes and never say no And the irony was that they were represented as strong and brave princesses who didn t need saving when in reality their lives were not theirwn Their vulnerability and naivety was exploited they were treated deplorably they were emotionally abused and manipulated they were harassed and assaulted and intimidated They were bjectified and paraded and displayed for the enjoyment f Portable Operating for Amateur Radio others and despite allf that they were always told to be grateful for what they had Is that really the kind Fer-de-Lance of role model young girls should have I also found it interesting that there were no male Fantasists It reminded mef two articles I have read recently The first was about the increasing popularity Procrastination Cure - How To Stop Procrastinating And Be Disciplined of artificial intelligence being modelledn female personas for example things like Siri A Long Petal of the Sea or Alexa having default female voices The secon. But the fairytale becomes a nightmare when Ana is accusedf murdering Owen igniting the trial f the century Through courtroom testimony interviews and Ana's memories f Owen emerges a tale f love lies and cruelty and what it truly means to be hum.
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