September 27, 2020, 11:56:09 AM

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What Should I Read Next

Riyria Revelations (Rise of Empire)
0 (0%)
Elantris
1 (10%)
Red Sister
4 (40%)
Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City
2 (20%)
Red Rising
1 (10%)
Sins of Empire
2 (20%)

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Offline S. K. Inkslinger

What Should I Read Next
« on: August 05, 2020, 09:09:34 AM »
What should I read next in my TBR list after I've finished reading my current YA read? (I've already read the first Riyria book a long while back)

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Re: What Should I Read Next
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2020, 09:52:47 AM »
Red Sister, I think you'll like it :)
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Re: What Should I Read Next
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2020, 10:16:02 AM »
Sins of Empire is one of my favourite books from the past few years. Elantris is good too, though not as good as Sanderson's others.

I couldn't get into Riyria or Red Sister, even though I loved Lawrence's earlier books.
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Re: What Should I Read Next
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2020, 02:29:21 PM »
1. Red Sister
2. Riyria
3. Elantris

I haven't read Red Rising and wasn't really impressed with Sixteen Ways and Sins of Empire.
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Re: What Should I Read Next
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2020, 10:01:37 AM »
Thanks guys! So Red Sister came in as no.1, and I can definitely cut out Red Rising and Elantris for now.  :D My TBR list here I come.

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Re: What Should I Read Next
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2020, 02:51:10 PM »
I found red sister to be a disappointment xD
Every books by that guy I tried eventually let me down... I know it's an unpopular opinion on this forum though, and Mark Lawrence is well loved. Let it be known that Sixteen Ways is pretty hilarious and a very fast read, so if you need a break... go for it.
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Re: What Should I Read Next
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2020, 05:10:50 PM »
I found red sister to be a disappointment xD
Every books by that guy I tried eventually let me down... I know it's an unpopular opinion on this forum though, and Mark Lawrence is well loved. Let it be known that Sixteen Ways is pretty hilarious and a very fast read, so if you need a break... go for it.

I agree with everything said in this post.
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Re: What Should I Read Next
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2020, 12:24:45 AM »
I found red sister to be a disappointment xD
Every books by that guy I tried eventually let me down... I know it's an unpopular opinion on this forum though, and Mark Lawrence is well loved. Let it be known that Sixteen Ways is pretty hilarious and a very fast read, so if you need a break... go for it.

I agree with everything said in this post.

Me too! :D I've tried so hard to enjoy Mark Lawrence, because he's popular and prolific and I find a lot of his concepts interesting, but it's just never quite worked out. I am resigned to it. Hooray for fantasy's great array of varying tastes.

And Mr Dee is currently reading Sixteen Ways and guffawing out loud on a regular basis.

Offline S. K. Inkslinger

Re: What Should I Read Next
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2020, 09:27:22 AM »
Oh thanks guys. Sixteen Ways and Red Sister are definitely my to reads, then. I'll try to juggle between these two and see which one sticks to me better for the time being, hahah.

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Re: What Should I Read Next
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2020, 01:20:27 PM »
Definitely a tossup between Sixteen Ways and Red Sister. That being said, those are the only ones I've read.  ;D

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Re: What Should I Read Next
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2020, 03:29:40 PM »
Sixteen Ways is an off book. A paradox of a book, where the theme and feel are completely opposite to each other. A city under siege with no leadership surrounded by murderous army....and the inhabitants take it all on the fly with lots of humor? It did elicit a couple of laughs...but not really a funny book.
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Re: What Should I Read Next
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2020, 01:27:18 AM »
Unhelpful here, I know, but I haven’t read many of these and I wouldn’t recommend the ones I have.
I will expand your TBR pile.

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