These Rebel Waves Review

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E-Arc, 480 pages
Fantasy/ YA
By: Sara Raasch

๐ŸŒŸ Expectations is the keyword here, if you see the top reviews on GR, you will see that they are all readers excited for a “Gay Pirates” story, after seeing all those reviews I was pretty sure that was what we are getting. Obviously, apart from a minor focus on an LGBTQ character, this has nothing to do with the whole “Gay pirates” thing.

๐ŸŒŸ So, this has nothing to do with pirates, this has no ships with a captain, no wooden leg, no parrot and no sea adventures! This mostly takes place on land so keep that in mind. And if an author wants to write a book about gay pirates then the opportunity is still there and I think it will be successful with all this hype!

๐ŸŒŸ So what is this about? If I want to describe this vaguely and what it deals with, then:
Botanical magic and religion!!! you see there is a huge difference between expectations and the reality.

๐ŸŒŸ I was always fascinated by “green magic” that has to do with plants and potions… etc so a story with this as the fantasy element must be interesting, unfortunately, I think the execution was not the best, there could have been many amazing ideas for this kind of magic! But in reality, it was so basic and bland!

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๐ŸŒŸ But the thing that mostly irked me is the writing style, I can’t stand repetitions and this book was full of repeated words; for example:
– 9 is the number of times the word “Heresy” was used.
– 22 is the number of times the word “Eminence” was used.
– 115 is the number of times the word “Pious” was used.
– 164 is the number of times the word “God” was used.
I can’t ignore these things and every time the word Pious was used, a small part of my soul was dying! -I know it was used for emphasis but a line was crossed in the number of times it was used- I even couldn’t find anything to quote because it just put me in a bad mood ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

๐ŸŒŸ The story was boring too and I wish I knew how to skim well because I just wanted to be done with it, There was a good and unexpected twists toward the end but other than that I was not intrigued by this! Same goes for the characters!

๐ŸŒŸ In short: I recommend going into this without the whole LGBT expectations, this is more of a story with a religious story line, the story can be good only if you go into it with different mindset! I truly wanted to enjoy this but I simply couldn’t.

๐ŸŒŸ Final Rating: 1 1/2 stars

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6 Comments

  1. Haha I can’t believe you’re actually count the words LOL! Amazing review tho!

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  2. Iโ€™m sorry this was such a disappointing read. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ But I can totally see why, because between bland magic, and an irritating writing style, I probably wouldnโ€™t have liked it either.

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