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KINDLE ⚶ Arcadia × It s a year and a half after the events of Anarchy a novel hailed as bewitchingly perplexing and supernaturally entertaining Kirkus Reviews and the world is alive with magic in this third astonishingly imaginative novel in the fantasy trilogy that began with AdventOn a tiny archipelago out of sight of the rest of the world lives Rory, a ten year old boy He and his mother and a handful of survivors live an exhausting and precarious existence, entirely isolated The sea is alive, and angry Every man Rory can remember has been drowned Everyone knows he ll be nextOne night, for the first time since the world changed and the curse descended, strangers appear on the island They re on their way to England, seeking a powerful magic ring And one of them seems to know Rory by sight Caught up in their quest, Rory enters an England of terrors and marvels, at the heart of which lies a place where journeys unimaginably longer and older than his will reach their end Pendurra I would happily give the second half of this book 5 stars but sadly the first half only gets one or two stars To be completely fair to Treadwell this could have just been an unfortunate coincidence that I hit a reading slump, left the book half way and returned to it when the reading bug was with me again I feel like I just fell down the rabbit hole I liked this book well enough, but let me say there is a whole lot of crazy going on up in this book I don t usually read book three of a trilogy before reading the first two books, but I read this book was fine as a stand alone And this is true, although I do want to go back and read the first two books just to see where it all started I only gave this three stars because there were things I loved and at times it dragged for me If I was just rati I feel like I just fell down the rabbit hole I liked this book well enough, but let me say there is a whole lot of crazy going on up in this book I don t usually read book three of a trilogy before reading the first two books, but I read this book was fine as a stand alone And this is true, although I do want to go back and read the first two books just to see where it all started I only gave this three stars because there were things I loved and at times it dragged for me If I was just rating it for other worldly, crazy stuff, then I would give it a 5 because it has all of that in a nutshell I think I will read this again after the first two and see how it works for me a second time around I hate rating books on partial things In this particular book you have Rory and he s ten years old He lives on an island with his mum and other women There is one other boy but things don t work out so well for him They all have to ration not only food, but just random things like clothes etc because once these things are gone, they are just gone.unless you can make your way to one of the other islands or the mainland This isn t done too much because you either don t come back or you are taken by THEM Rory s sister and father tried to make it to the mainland, but they never came back Let me see if I can do this without spoilers Rory ends up getting off the island by accident He ends up with a crew of three people that have different magical abilities They all make it to the mainland and thencrazy stuff happens and Rory ends up with another group of people Wow, this is really confusing isn t it You really just have to read it because it s got a really good and bizarre plot I guess I should mention all of this is like after a type of apocalypse There used to be days like the here and now, our world Now it s all kinds of crazy This book has magic, shapeshifters, God, Sirens, prophets, evil people, and some other stuff that is right on out there There are still buildings that the people live in that was from before, you know like regular houses, churches, etc I thought it was funny when Rory mentioned there was one working toilet on their island and you could use it and flush it as long as you filled the thingy up with water I don t know why but I thought that was funny, I guess because of all the surroundings that it just seemed funny to mention taking a poo in a working toilet LolAnyway it was a good book and I look forward to reading the first two and this one again and see how they all add up I would like to thank NETGALLEY and ATRIA BOOKS for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange of my honest review This is one of those rare books that took me a long time to read Not because it was boring or long winded just the opposite I wanted to linger in this world, with these characters, for as long as possible.I picked up Advent the first book in the series from my book club on a whim, based on the gorgeous cover art and the promo blurb about it, and was instantly hooked I then devoured Anarchy , and haven been eagerly awaiting Arcadia ever since And so I give many thnak to NetGalley, for This is one of those rare books that took me a long time to read Not because it was boring or long winded just the opposite I wanted to linger in this world, with these characters, for as long as possible.I picked up Advent the first book in the series from my book club on a whim, based on the gorgeous cover art and the promo blurb about it, and was instantly hooked I then devoured Anarchy , and haven been eagerly awaiting Arcadia ever since And so I give many thnak to NetGalley, for allowing me the change to read this before the publication date in exchange for an honest review.This entire series is quite simple in it s overall premise, What if magic was lost long ago, and were to return suddenly to the modern world , but every deft in it s execution, thanks to Mr Treadwell s bold and vibrant prose and characters And the author was also very bold in introducing a new character this late in the game, but we are quickly able to take him into our hearts as we have the rest of the characters due to Mr Treadwell s writing talents In some regards, it even gives us a fresh new perspective on the world after the events of the second book.This series seems to have flown largely under the radar, but I hope word of mouth and publicity will encourage people to pick up this wonderfully charming and fulfilling series 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 for this climactic volume The publisher, through Bookbridgr, sent me this book for an honest review.I m going to say it now I generally could not finish this book.I have so many concerns and painful dislikes for this book, which I really shouldn t have had because this book had such an awesome premise and presentable ideals The first thing I have to really call out was the description page for this book on BookBridgr So I was searching the genres of BookBridgr to see if I could find a few books, when I came across Jame The publisher, through Bookbridgr, sent me this book for an honest review.I m going to say it now I generally could not finish this book.I have so many concerns and painful dislikes for this book, which I really shouldn t have had because this book had such an awesome premise and presentable ideals The first thing I have to really call out was the description page for this book on BookBridgr So I was searching the genres of BookBridgr to see if I could find a few books, when I came across James Treadwell s book Arcadia , I read the little blurb it had, I got really intrigued by it and so I ordered it Skip a week It finally came When I took it out of the package, I realised that it said Advent Trilogy Part 3 on the spine, I thought it was odd because on the website it said or had no relevance to any series.So I checked, double checked and even got my brother to read it out to me there was no reference to any other notion of this series, so I generally felt a little awkward and out of place to read this book.I was quite surprised because BookBridgr s site is normally well formulated and well presented.But I did anyway or at least attempted to finish it I wish I could hit re wind, all the way to the day I saw it on BookBridgr and stop my self from clicking on it, harsh but very true.The main story starts off quite well, but then instantly becomes a shambles honestly.It started off very linear and very simplistic which was okay because there was a plot, a set path for the story that turned out to be quite a good premise.If you haven t read the previous books like myself then I should clear up that the world has been devastated by Magic I believe I could be wrong though that somebody in the first book opened something that may have represented Pandora s box and released some vicious plague magic and mermaids siren type creatures onto the world.I did subtly skim read a review for this book, which stated that it could be read as a stand alone book because it doesn t really focus around the first bunch of characters in the first two books.Because I hadn t read the first second book, I had no idea these animals in the oceans were Mermaids Siren creatures But after thinking over some statement referring to things such as all the men dying and how the male children weren t allowed to look out over the sea just incase and how all the survivors were female it all slowly made sense.Arcadia starts off with a small community stuck on an island the Isle of Scilly to be exact consisting mostly of females with the exception of ten year old Rory and another boy who was a few years older.Now, after the whole explanation of the things in the ocean being Mermaid Siren type creatures, we are brought to the death of the other boy.From then onwards the story becomes slightly interesting as we lay witness to this small civilisation cut off from the world, surviving through teamwork and friendship.The main character, Rory, lives with his mother after his father and two siblings tried to escape the island on a boat to the Mainland, they were never heard from again.At this point during the story I did start to get quite intrigued and quite apprehensive about the story, as it seemed to be going really smoothly that it wasn t really going anywhere Everything started to revolve around how day to day life was maintained and how the men would die died if they went out into or near the ocean.Rory s mother isn t certain that she can keep her son safe on this island so creates a plan to travel to a island just off the coast and obtain a boat to take Rory and leave for the mainland, risking his life on the ocean.After this point, Rory s mum returns from her travels and turns slightly crazy and deluded.This makes the story become a bit creepier andenjoyable I liked how Rory s mum snapped and became this selfish, carless woman who believes her son s safety is to be thrown in to the danger she once kept him from.And from here onwards, the story just fizzles out.I really lost all sense of plot and idea for it as soon as the Angry Italian man was introduced.The author tried to integrate so many little twists and turns it became a boring cesspit of trip hazards, The wording was a bit haphazard and I really hated how he kept translating things into ten year old speech for Rory.In fact, I became so mad at the writing style and the entire plot it put me into a reading reviewing slump which then was topped by an illness luck I just couldn t bring myself to finish it, I got to the third act and I figured that there was about 150 pages left that I could push myself to it, but after the introducing and losing so many different characters, I had lost myself and tripped over myself at a point where I thought certain characters were other people.The characters in my head were quite good they probably were the majority of my happiness in this book.That isn t to say there weren t contradictions or dislikes though.I ll go into two characters that I both liked and disliked.Rory Oh Rory, how easily manipulated you were.Rory was an okay character honestly, being a ten year old he was easily manipulated into doing things outside of his actual intentions, but he was so easily the most annoying character aswell.I don t understand what went went on with his thought process When his mum wanted to take him away from the island he was super against it and really grounded about staying at the island, but when the new mysterious people turn up and offer to take him he jumps on the chance I don t understand what the difference is between the two I d personally go with mum cause ya know, Mums know best I also didn t like how the author was trying to get Rory to follow one of the mermaids, which are supposed to lead men astray from their ships vessels into the abyss we know as the sea, as he is a child yes Rory is a male, but sirens and mermaids steer men away from their ships boats due to their sexual attraction and the men s sexual desires, stating that Rory doesn t want to go with the mermaid doesn t make him strong willed or anything, it just states him out to be what he is, a mere kid of ten.The next character was Lino, the Italian angry but yet sweet softie for Rory guy.We re introduced to Lino near the start as an angry shadow of a man who constantly threatens Rory with killing him if Rory doesn t do these things or help him.After all of the constant threats and anger, Lino is re introduced as the sweetest person ever Making jokes, laughing and protecting Rory really made me forget that he threatened to slice his throat I liked Her as a character who I will want to refer to as Ariel but will not due to the fact she is a mermaid siren who can walk She was very systematic when speaking, she always chose the right words to in trance young Rory into some sort of spell I also liked how she was explaining her past and background about how her father was a human and how her mother was the ocean and how bad things happened when she was little, which makes me feel as if she ll play a much bigger role throughout the book sadly won t find that out Honestly she it was my favourite character throughout this entire read through.Overall, the first quarter of the book started off really fresh and idealistic with its values There was charisma and enthusiasm and mystery for the author to divulge into and keep the book on a nice linear path with slight twists and turns to make it dramatic.But instead the book contained so many different obstacles and ideals that made it a troublesome read, t was a shame.Just to quickly add in, the copy that I received from the publisher that contained a couple printing and writing errors, which I really really doubt mattered but really distracted me.At one point during the first chapter a location called Briars Point which is the exact way to spell it on the map at the start changes to Bryhers Point Not to sure if Rory was unintentionally calling it that or it generally did just change as the descriptions are the same and there is no place on the map called Bryhers Point.Also, the last page splits between the end of Act 2 and the beginning of Act 3, which really threw me after skimming through, because Act 2 Chapter 23 finishes with but he still keeps going across the and abruptly stops.Flick two pages over past Act 3 Fairy tale we find the last chunk of paragraph just chilling there.Not to sure if anyone else had this problem, or I m stuck with a one of a kind book, which is quite neat honestly.Thank you for the Publisher s and the Author for sending me this book I really urge you to try this series as it maybe your cup of tea, sadly and unfortunately it wasn t mine.Thank you for reading Joe BookolioBlog