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Sarah Rees Brennan

Auteur de The Bane Chronicles

49+ oeuvres 11,038 utilisateurs 582 critiques 20 Favoris

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Sarah Rees Brennan (b. 1983) is an Irish writer known primarily for YA fantasy fiction. She began her first novel, The Demon's Lexicon, while working on her MA in Creative Writing. It was published in 2009, and followed by The Demon's Covenant and the Demon's Surrender, the second and third books afficher plus in the Demon Lexicon Trilogy. She also pens The Lynburn Legacy series, and is a co-author of The Bane Chronicles. (Bowker Author Biography) afficher moins
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Œuvres de Sarah Rees Brennan

The Bane Chronicles (2013) 2,894 exemplaires
La nuit des démons tome 1 (2009) 1,163 exemplaires
Unspoken (2012) 1,144 exemplaires
In Other Lands (2017) 714 exemplaires
The Demon's Covenant (2010) 471 exemplaires
Untold (2013) 441 exemplaires
Team Human (2012) 387 exemplaires
Unmade (2014) 303 exemplaires
The Demon's Surrender (2011) 293 exemplaires
Tell the Wind and Fire (2016) 259 exemplaires
Cast Long Shadows (2018) 215 exemplaires
Season of the Witch (2019) 188 exemplaires
Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy (2015) 183 exemplaires
The Midnight Heir (2013) 172 exemplaires
What Really Happened in Peru (2013) 159 exemplaires
Fence: Striking Distance (2020) 146 exemplaires
Bitter of Tongue (2015) 98 exemplaires
Born to Endless Night (2015) 97 exemplaires
Son of the Dawn (2018) 74 exemplaires
Daughter of Chaos (2019) — Auteur — 74 exemplaires
Fence: Disarmed (2021) 71 exemplaires
Saving Raphael Santiago (2013) 55 exemplaires
Path of Night (2020) 46 exemplaires
The Voicemail of Magnus Bane (2014) 43 exemplaires
Long Live Evil (2024) 16 exemplaires
The Land I Lost (2018) 15 exemplaires
Queen of Atlantis 14 exemplaires
The Turn of the Story 13 exemplaires
Forever Fallen (2019) — Auteur — 2 exemplaires
The Arundel Tomb [short story] (2009) 1 exemplaire

Oeuvres associées

Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy (2016) — Contributeur — 1,707 exemplaires
The Eternal Kiss: 13 Vampire Tales of Blood and Desire (2009) — Contributeur — 426 exemplaires
Shadowhunters and Downworlders: A Mortal Instruments Reader (2013) — Contributeur — 412 exemplaires
After (2012) — Contributeur — 346 exemplaires
Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions (2011) — Contributeur — 346 exemplaires
Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales (2014) — Contributeur — 255 exemplaires
Kiss Me Deadly: 13 Tales of Paranormal Love (2010) — Contributeur — 254 exemplaires
Grim (2014) — Contributeur — 239 exemplaires
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Five (2011) — Contributeur — 149 exemplaires
Dark Duets: All-New Tales of Horror and Dark Fantasy (2014) — Contributeur — 103 exemplaires
Defy the Dark (2013) — Contributeur — 88 exemplaires
Scheherazade's Facade (2012) — Contributeur — 27 exemplaires
Uncanny Magazine Issue 8: January/February 2016 (2016) — Contributeur — 11 exemplaires
Year's Best Young Adult Speculative Fiction 2013 (2014) — Contributeur — 9 exemplaires
Subterranean Magazine Summer 2011 — Contributeur — 2 exemplaires


Partage des connaissances



YA Paranormal "Imaginary Friend" à Name that Book (Juillet 2016)


NetGalley ARC

Reminds me of Descendants - over the top drama with teens living out a real fantasy ren faire as villains.

The last 10% really brought up the rating for me.

I really struggled with the very modern, colloquial language used - not just by Rae, but by everyone, at times it was cringe. There was also an almost “silly” OTT vibe to the book. Because Rae wasn’t taking anything seriously, I couldn’t either.
I felt the multiple POVs unnecessary- Rae and maybe Eric would have been enough.
I liked the overall idea and plot, especially the twist at the end, but the tone/writing style wasn’t for me.
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spiritedstardust | 4 autres critiques | Jun 1, 2024 |
{My thoughts} – I have read the graphic novel that this series is originally based on. It is much more dark and morbid then this book was. I have seen the entire released series on Netflix as well. It also doesn’t compare to this particular book, but it has similar storylines.

I’m going to start by saying that I am not a fan of the way the book is written. You have some chapters on white pages with black print and some on black pages with white print. I found it to be really hard to read the ones on black pages with white print in a low light setting. I usually read by using my beside lamp or an a lowly lit room in the house. We don’t really have super bright lights. Otherwise I have no complaints on the books creation.

Sabrina is not your average 15 year-old. She is a half mortal and half witch. You can recall her and her aunts Hilda and Zelda and her boyfriend Harvey from the 90’s comedy. However, that’s as much of the similarity you will get from that comedy within the pages of this book. The names are the same, the appearances and descriptions are not!

Sabrina has two other friends besides Harvey; Roz and Suzie. They are both interesting characters in their own way. And in a way like Harvey they too have secrets they keep from Sabrina. Sabrina likes to think she is keeping this huge secret from her friends and that it is more or less ruining their friendships on some level, but they have secrets too that they are afraid to share.

Given this is a prequel it is mostly and introduction to all the characters in the series. You learn bits and pieces about them in the white pages. On the black pages one character is highlighted and you get to learn even more of their back story. I do like how it was put together, I just don’t like the color of the pages, but I do understand why they were done as black and white. White means good and black means evil. It’s a rather obvious conclusion, just gave me a headache reading this way.

This book is mostly centered on Sabrina’s goodness. Her love and kindness for her family and her friends. It shows that she is good at heart and that she isn’t sure of the choice she will need to make at her Dark Baptism.

I look forward to seeing where the author is going with this series in the next book that is set to be released Dec 26, 2019.
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Zapkode | 5 autres critiques | Jun 1, 2024 |
As a big fan of Sarah Rees Brennan, I was so excited and thankful to win this book in a Goodreads Giveaway. Getting to read this one early was a real treat.

Having said that, I think this was a case of a book not hitting right for me. The humor didn't quite land, but for someone that it does I think this would be a fun read. Romantasy readers in particular will get a lot more out of this than I did. There were a lot of times where I could tell something was intended to skewer a trope or character archetype, but not being familiar with this particular sub-genre it didn't hit. Also since the entire premise of the book is a commentary on the romantasy genre, there isn't much nuance with a lot of characters. Many of them are more archetypes of their roles and don't begin getting fleshed out until much too far into the book.

The book also has pacing issues and can be a bit repetitive at times. The pace really takes off about 70% of the way through the book and races to the end from there. That's too long for your average reader to stick with it if they're not otherwise enjoying the read. It is the first book in a series and very much felt like a set up to the overall story rather than a fully fleshed out book of it's own. I did really enjoy that last 30% though and I will be back for book 2.
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midnightbex | 4 autres critiques | May 28, 2024 |
I received this novel from Orbit Books through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review: my thanks to both of them for this opportunity.

Deciding to DNF a review book is never an easy choice for me, since I always feel an obligation to fully read the ARCs that publishers make available to the blogging community, but in this case the struggle to keep going proved to be too hard: Long Live Evil is not a bad book in itself, but it turned out to be the wrong fit for my tastes, and to be something different from its premise and promise.

Rae is a young woman dying of cancer: while she lays in her hospital bed, her younger sister Alice keeps her company by reading aloud from her favorite fantasy series, Time of Iron, a saga over which the two of them bonded despite the differences in age and reading tastes: where Alice prefers the positive characters, Rae always had a penchant for the series’ villains and the sisters often debate the various merits of the two sides of the story. One night, a strange woman materializes at Rae’s bedside with a strange proposal: to cross over to the fictional realm of Time of Iron and collect a special flower that will cure her. Once she crosses into the fictional world, Rae discovers she’s impersonating Rahela, the arch-villainess of the saga, and she proceeds to collect allies and minions to avoid her impending execution and to fulfill the task that will ensure her survival.

As a premise this sounded very intriguing, with the promise of poking some fun both at the general themes of fantasy literature and at the tropes typical of YA sagas burdened by purple prose. Unfortunately the execution, at least from my point of view, fell quite short of its mark: for starters, there is a huge amount of info-dumping due to the necessity of acquainting the readers with the overall story of Time of Iron, and with the individual stories of the various characters - this of course considerably slows down the narrative, and since it happens very often, it soon breeds annoyance and impatience for the plot to move forward. Which does not happen, at least as far as I managed to read…

Also, it does not help that what promised to be a tongue-in-cheek humorous delivery does not feel like it: in my opinion the book tries far too hard, and in so doing defeats its own purpose. An example? Every single character, besides their own name, sports a moniker - and for the most part they sound either goofy or absurd - so that the plethora of characters is further saddled by these nicknames that always, always accompany their mention. After a while what little amusement I could derive from that swiftly evaporated.

As I stated, this is clearly not the right kind of story for me, and despite my negative outlook I’m comforted by the fact that the overall reception for this book is positive, so that I feel a little les guilty in expressing my unpopular opinion….
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SpaceandSorcery | 4 autres critiques | May 23, 2024 |


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