Princess Sepora of Serubel is the last Forger in all the five kingdoms The spectorium she creates provides energy for all, but now her father has found a way to weaponize it, and his intentions to incite war force her to flee his grasp She escapes across enemy lines into the kingdom of Theoria, but her plans to hide are thwarted when she is captured and placed in the youPrincess Sepora of Serubel is the last Forger in all the five kingdoms The spectorium she creates provides energy for all, but now her father has found a way to weaponize it, and his intentions to incite war force her to flee his grasp She escapes across enemy lines into the kingdom of Theoria, but her plans to hide are thwarted when she is captured and placed in the young king s servitude.Tarik has just taken over rulership of Theoria, and must now face a new plague sweeping through his kingdom and killing his citizens The last thing he needs is a troublesome servant vying for his attention But Mistress Sepora will not be ignored When the two finally meet face to face, they form an unlikely bond that complicates life in ways neither of them could have imagined.Sepora s gift may be able to save Tarik s kingdom But should she risk exposing herself and her growing feelings for her nemesis
Nemesis Princess Sepora of Serubel is the last Forger in all the five kingdoms The spectorium she creates provides energy for all but now her father has found a way to weaponize it and his intentions to inc
I really, really wish the main character s name was not Sepora, because all I could think about in my head is heaven on earth, that wondrous emporium of vanity that is the Sephora chain But wondrous emporium of vanity isn t too far off from the contents of this book, since it seems to be obsessed with the beauty of its main character, and the reputation completely unfounded of said character s intelligence You ve quite the reputation here at the Lyceum Master Saen chatters on about how clever yo [...]
First off I have to say the cover of this book is beautiful It s what pulled me in right away Although, Sepora and others in the book paint their skin whenever something special is going on, she does have beautiful silver eyes And the reason for this is because she is a Forger of Spectorium Spectorium is a beautiful, silvery substance that can be used to make many things and in reading the book, to help with plagues But, there is also evilness that can be used with it and since Sepora s father, [...]
Oh my Goodness, is it just me or is that cover hideous
ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.I ll admit, it has a lot of YA tropes and the story is similar to many out there princess from warring kingdom falls in love with prince king from said warring kingdom, while in disguise as a servant , but Nemesis just does it better.This book feels like The Wrath the Dawn, And I Darken, and A Promise of Fire I was completely hooked from page one and just continued to fall and in love while reading Like those stories [...]
wow wow wow.Such a well paced, interestingly written fantasy Based around a fantastical version of Egypt with Parna people and snake dragons I loved it Such an interesting story and REALLY excited for book two.I almost wish the cover was different I don t feel like it well reflects the epic story.
WTH I SAW A REVIEW SAYING A BOOK INSPIRED BY EGYPTIANS BUT NO BLACK PEOPLE AND THE PERSON 1 STARRED IT BECAUSE OF THAT IM EGYPTIAN AND IM NOT BLACK WTFWHO SAID EGYPTIANS HAD TO BE WERE BLACK I VE BEEN TO EGYPT 6 TIMES AND I HAVE LITERALLY NOT SEEN A BLACK PERSON not saying it doesn t happen but it s rare in Egypt, go to Sudan or something to see that WE RE BROWNISH AND TAN AND WHITE YEAH, WE RE WHITE TOO IM TAN AND MY MOM IS PEACHISH WITH GREEN EYES, MY GRANDPA IS WHITE WITH BLUE EYES and he s s [...]
I first read the main character s name as Sephora and now her name will forever remind me of makeup.
Wow, there is an awful lot of hate for a book that isn t even out yet from people that haven t even read it I will never understand why people feel the need to hate on something without trying it 1 My first problem with all these reviewers right now, is the ones stating they don t like the cover That isn t Anna Banks s fault The author, most the time, has no say in the cover So don t say something horrible about the book based on the cover.2 The trope Yes, it is a trope But there is a reason aut [...]
Review posted on The Eater of Books blog Nemesis by Anna BanksBook One of the Nemesis seriesPublisher Feiwel FriendsPublication Date October 4, 2016Rating 3 starsSource ARC sent by the publisherSummary from The princess didn t expect to fall in love with her nemesis.Princess Sepora of Serubel is the last Forger in all the five kingdoms The spectorium she creates provides energy for all, but now her father has found a way to weaponize it, and his intentions to incite war force her to flee from hi [...]
DNF I tried not to judge it by the cover and give it and chance, but the writing is definitely not working for me It s super hard to get into and just off.
Mini review DNFI received this E ARC in exchange for an honest review I was quite surprised when Netgalley granted my wish for this book Unfortunately when I started reading it I found it odd I can t quite put my finger on it.Still recommend.
I fell in love with Anna s debut fantasy series a few years ago and was so excited to see her coming out with a new series and after reading the enticing synopsis and seeing the gorgeous cover, it didn t take much convincing to immediately grab it and read it This was a good story Engaging, entertaining, just the right amount of romance, action, mystery, and an interesting plot line It wasn t anything unheard of or even unique but that was okay because what it lacked in complete originality it m [...]
4.5 stars I have loved all things Anna Banks, so even though I wasn t overly intrigued at the premise of this, I was counting on Anna s words to pull me in And she didn t disappoint I loved Sepora and Tarik They re both good people in difficult positions and it was enjoyable reading how they worked separately and then together to overcome obstacles As always, Anna s banter is some of the best and I lived for the scenes of the two of them together I ll admit that the first third of the story real [...]
Full review available at my blog__________________________________This was one mediocre book.It follows an incredibly beautiful princess and an equally incredibly handsome prince king, who are coming from enemy kingdoms The princess runs away because she s a special snowflake and is extremely valuable, so her father uses her as a weapon She wants to avoid that, bla, bla She runs away and is stupid enough to get caught within 5 minutes of being alone She s so f cking pretty, she gets sent to the [...]
That Cover When I first seen the cover of this book, I knew without even reading the synopsis that I had to read this It was definitely love at first sight for me.Anna Banks is a new author for me and I have to say I love her style of writing, I love the way this book flowed from start to finish and I adored the chapter swapping between Sepora and Tarik For me, this enticed the emotional roller coaster, some of these chapters had me torn knowing I had to wait for the next round before reading on [...]
Just a note to white writers the thin veneer of a fantasy world isn t enough to obscure the fact that you modeled your society on an extant non white society and yet somehow everyone in your world is white Telling stories that aren t yours is bad Telling these stories using only white characters is a thousand times worse White writers please Take a moment Ask yourself if your book could possibly be harmful in any way to marginalized communities Be honest with yourself Listen to marginalized voic [...]
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InhaltPrinzessin Sepora ist geflohen, denn ihr Vater will ihre Gabe, das kostbare Spektorium zu erschaffen, benutzen, um die anderen K nigreiche zu unterwerfen Das kann Sepora nicht zulassen und flieht deswegen in das feindliche Theoria, wo sie bald im Harem des jungen K nigs landet.Tariks Vater ist erst k rzlich verstorben und eine Seuche bef llt sein Land Er muss sich als K nig beweisen und eine L sung finden, um Theoria zu retten Denn es gibt nicht nur diese Krankheit, f r das noch kein richt [...]
Original Post Nemesis Nemesis 1 at FLYL F flylef IT IS IMPOSSIBLE to make you stay, yet impossible to let you go Why is that Sepora TarikWho would have thought Waiting to be discovered just behind this strikingly visceral cover is a futuristic fantasy involving warring kingdoms, the Quiet Plague, and a slow burn love story Nemesis, by Anna Banks, is a surprisingly pleasant experience I never saw coming.I don t generally discuss covers This one strikes a chord with me because I ve seen a lot of n [...]
There seems to be so much hate revolving around this cover and while I definitely did a double take because it is indeed a bit strange, I ve decided I kind of think it s pretty The filigree around her eyes especially I have the curious.
I received an ARC RT in Vegas A although the cover doesn t particularly look good in digital form, it is beautiful in person More importantly it is relevant to the story This is a YA fantasy book It is not a dark gritty book about slavery of any form so put your feelings to the side.B The title trope is a little misleading I see a lot of people listing this will be the reason they don t read this Just give it a chanceC Anna Banks did an amazing job creating an intricate world with 5 unique kingd [...]
My reaction to the end of this book Review to come soon
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To be fair, Nemesis isn t as great as the Syrena trilogy or Joyride, but it is very enjoyable despite the plot being basic you ve most certainly read the same thing 4727 times before The world building was good, characters were good, and although it was written nicely, the beginning was very tiring to read and there was a lot of telling and not much actually happening 15 7 16Can t believe I m almost done waiting It s been two years 1 9 14So the book is about a Serubelan Princess named Sepora and [...]
Bu yorum ayn zamanda Athena n n G ncesi nde de payla lm t r.Nemesis hakk nda ne d nece imi bir t rl bilemiyorum Bir yanda kitab n sevmedi im yanlar , di er yanda sevdi im in komik yan , biri di erinden bask n km yor, kam yor Biraz kafam toplamak ve kitab , onun hakk n vererek puanlamak i in de en iyi yol olarak bir yorum yazmay g rd m Sonu ta sevdi im ve sevmedi im yanlar hakk nda konu ursam, belki hangisinin daha nde oldu unu anlayabilirim ya da biri ne kabilir yle ki, Nemesis d nyan n en s k c [...]
YOU CAN READ THE ENTIRE REVIEW ON THE BLOG HERE Nemesis is a fantasy that I ve been forced to read because it went on my Fairyloot box Thank you, Anissa for doing this.In the last years, I m not really into fantasy I m a contemporary reader and honestly, I wasn t thrilled after reading the plot of this book It was pretty confusing to me and I remain in that states while I was reading the first chapters but I m so glad I didn t put it down.
I read wavering critiques for this bookbut I highly enjoyed it and devoured it in one sitting It had both the patient pacing and constantly switching chapter points of view like The Wrath the Dawn as well as the detached narrative feel of The Winner s Curse, both of which were among my favorite books Combine that with an enemies turned lovers hide your royal identity storyline, it s easy to see why Nemesis clicked so well with meE GOOD 1 The pacing of the story was refreshingly patient The first [...]
3 5 stars I was provided with an electronic copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I have to say firstly that this cover is fugly.Honestly all in all this had a predictable plot, and wasn t memorable I read it a month ago and I have already forgotten parts of the plot and some characters names It was hard to get into it because it started out very slow, and while it did eventually pick up, it never really picked up enough for me to truly 100% feel like reading it I thi [...]
I quite enjoyed this one It s not full of the humor I expect from Anna s books but it s rife with steamy romantic tension I also loved the world building and the magic A pretty damned good fantasy if I say so myself I can t wait for book 2