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  • The Tiger’s Daughter
  • K. Arsenault Rivera
  • English
  • 14 September 2020
  • 9780765392534

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The Tiger’s Daughter Free download Õ 0 Esied birth to save the world from the encroaching demonsThis is the story of an infamous orin warrior Barsalayaa Shefali a spoiled divine warrior empress O Shizuka and a power that can reach through time and space to save a land from a truly insidious evil. I received an ARC off of NetGalley in exchange for an honest review This does not persuade my actual opinion of the novel1 StarDNF 29%You know I don t even know where to start with this review I don t have much to say Nor do I feel like reviewing this It s uite a shame because I ve had this book on my TBR list for months So when I was approved to receive an ARC it was pretty magnificent and close to a dream come true I m exaggerating here But then within the first and second chapters it had to go and disappoint me to no end Everything just dragged and I did not enjoy a single thingBeing completely honest I don t even know what was going on There were these letters that seemed important cause letters usually tend to add to the story somehow but these ended up being a bunch of information dumps that ticked me off to no end I m wondering why they were even in the novel and why they were so long tooOverall this is a short review because I have nothing to say about this novel other than I did not enjoy it Plus I didn t read too much of it so there really isn t much for me to say But I definitely won t be coming back to this one It s just not for me And I do feel bad about rating this poorly I don t like doing that It s also a big shame to me too because Victoria Schwab loved this novel she s one of my favorite authors and I didn t Thank you NetGalley for providing me with this ARC

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The Tiger’s Daughter Free download Õ 0 Ay on the silver steppes the remaining tribes of nomadic orin retreat and protect their own having bartered a treaty with the empire exchanging inheritance through the dynasties It is up to two young warriors raised together across borders since their proph. DNFing at 43%Me with my kindle at the prospect of returning to this bookI had such high hopes for this and hate to report that I m let down A Fantasy novel inspired by Japanese and Mongolian Cultures with a FF romance On the surface that sounds amazing but I find the execution sorely lacking Much of the plot is waylaid by repeated infodumps of the author s world building notes in the place of actually telling a story Better fantasy authors know that worldbuilding is best done with the advancement of the story Here very little happens at all as either one of the 2 narrators explains endless minutiae about their respective cultures when very little of it actually pertains to what s going on I have to talk about the romance for a second I spent the entire time reading in a state of incredulity in regards to the ages of the two characters For pretty much the entirety of what I read the two female romantic leads were children Much of the start of the story recounts their time when they were 5 years old then 8 years old and 10 etc realizing that they were in love and soulmates I get where the author was going with it that these two souls are bound to each other but it felt so cliched to me Most people rarely if ever have found their true loves at 10 years old So all the sweeping declarations about never leaving each other always being together and how beautiful they thought the other girl was felt heavy handed and I m going to be honest a little bit creepy I wanted much plot than we get in this book This needed balancing between romance and fantasy plot movement Heavy editing might have done wonders for this The way the story is told is enough to make me wonder if the author has ever picked up a book in her life The book starts with the Present tense POV character Empress Yui receiving a letter from her friend The POV then switches into second person present as the author of this letter waxes philosophical about their entire childhood to her penpalromantic interest At first I thought the letter was just going to be a few pages long which I had no problem with However It just Keeps Going I m not a huge fan of second person narrative voice but it can be fun when it s executed correctly It s not here What sort of friend sends an entire novel to her childhood romantic interest re telling all of their experiences that she was there for the majority of It makes zero sense and was probably the most frustrating aspect of this book for me It also should be noted at this point that this book is only 6 chapters long And the first section of the letters before the switch back to Empress Yui s POV is over 2 chapters long I kept getting distracted trying to guess how long the letter was going to ramble on for There are also a number of complaints I ve read from other reviewers better suited than I am to address the issue about a concern of the author lifting too much from Japanese and Mongolian cultures to create her own She shifts certain words and spellings here and there and makes some pretty awkward errors that might offend some readers of Asian descent who are familiar with the history of these cultures Check out the review that better explains those issues than I ever could hereI m sorry to do it but I have so many other books to read and can t handle another minute on a book that s just not catching my attention Withholding a Starred review as I didn t actually complete the book A huge thank you to Macmillan TorForge and Netgalley for an advanced copy of this book

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The Tiger’s Daughter Free download Õ 0 Even gods can be slainThe Hokkaran empire has conuered every land within their bold reach―but failed to notice a lurking darkness festering within the people Now their border walls begin to crumble and villages fall to demons swarming out of the forestsAw. 2 starssigh Here we go This should be funThe Tiger s Daughter caught my interest when I first heard about it from other reviewers and from Twitter Not only did it have such a beautiful cover but it took place in an East Asian inspired world Combine that with promises of demon slaying and you would think this would be a good book rightWrongShort review The Tiger s Daughter is an epic fantasy romance story of two warriors killing demons falling in loveLong Review There was so much potential for the Tiger s Daughter to be a great fantasy book When the reviews started to come in I made sure to have not any high expectations considering most of my friends and other reviewers were mixed on it Hell some people dnf d the book I wanted to see if there were any positive stuff in it Sure there were a few but they paled in comparison to the many problems I had with the story the format and the characters To give you a basic rundown The Tiger s Daughter is a fantasy story about two warriors Shizuka and Shefali and their journey from how they met and the events that lead up to them fighting demons The story is told in 2nd person letter format where Shefali writes the events of when they met up to where they are now with short interludes from Shizuka s POV set years after their adventureWhen reviews started coming out of how the book was long and a little bit boring I braced myself to expect the same thing That s exactly what I got A boring pile of bland pudding The one thing I sort of liked but feel a bit iffy about it is the settingIf you guys haven t heard there s been some talk about the use of Mongolian Japanese and even bits of Chinese influence on the setting Basically an East Asian setting However there have been other reviewers who say that it wasn t executed in a good way When you re combining the elements and cultures of three different countries you re bound to be called out for some inaccuracies There s also the issue of how honorifics are used I get that Rivera was drawing inspiration from the use of honorifics and tried to change them but I think it would ve been best if she had stuck to the original use of honorifics instead of creating a new type There is no glossary so it s hard to keep up with how someone should be addressed For example Keiko Lao Lao what It was just messyI m giving Rivera the benefit of the doubt and say that it was mostly human error on her part She did not intend to make some inaccuracies Could she have done further research Yes but these were just mistakes from the product of human error I m not of Asian descent nor did I ever study the cultures so I won t go into specific details about the inaccuracies But keep an open mind and read other reviews and see what they have to sayOther than the setting and writing style Which is pretty great those were the only positive aspects of the bookAs for the negativesRight off the bat I did not like the format of the story I do like when letters are implemented in a story but the letters yes plural Shefali wrote were just redundant in my opinion Not to mention they didn t make sense in a narrative way The letters primarily spoke of the girls lives from when they met how they got together and up until where Shizuka is reading them with Shefali absent I kid you not when I say that some parts of the letters were just filler There were several times when I just wanted Shefali to get to the point instead of writing about something that had no relevance to the plot This was me throughout the storyI ll admit I put down the book just because of the long letters and I even avoided reading it on a few occasions because of the letters which is why this review is a little late I just cannot see why they had to be so longAdding to the long letters the format didn t make sense to me in a narrative way The point of the letters was for Shefali to recall the times they ve been together through the best and worst of times That there was a major flaw that I and others have seen Shizuka was RIGHT THERE for the majority of those letters She was with Shefali as they fell in love and rarely fought demons If she was right there the entire time then why write letters about those moments You could argue that it offers a different point of view and goes into detail about what they were doing and I can sort of agree with that But in a narrative sense the letters were just redundant What is the point of them being there if Shizuka and Shefali were together for the majority of the letters Unless Shizuka has the attention span of a goldfish or has crappy memory the letters didn t need to be therePlot wise There was noneThere was hardly any plot development The synopsis does say that the girls would fight demons but that was a rarity The story was just them falling in love Now I don t mind romance in a story so long as it doesn t take over the plot and the characters don t make stupid decisions for the sake of love And while Shizuka and Shefali didn t make rash decisions their romance took over everything This is a character driven story so there won t be that much plot but even then I was not a fan of the romance being the overall arc of the bookTo top it off I did not like Shizuka or Shefali Shizuka was this pissed off girl who has anger issues and Shefali was constantly putting Shizuka on a high pedestal to the point where it got annoying I will give them credit for being these powerful warriors who can slay demons but I still found them annoying especially Shizuka s anger Speaking of Shizuka there wasn t enough development for her To me all I got to know about her was from Shefali s constant boasting about her The book was telling instead of showing us about Shizuka And the short chapters that were from Shizuka s pov were too short and didn t help her character arc Not to mention that for 90% of the time she was angry Shizuka A N G E R YDid I think the romance between them was good YesDid I think the romance took over the story Also yesIt s a bit sad to say that I was disappointed in The Tiger s Daughter because I really wanted it to be good However it wasn t Already the next book The Phoenix Empress has been announced and hopefully that will be better than the Tiger s DaughterBecause1 it doesn t seem like it will be in letter format2 it has an actual plot Here s hoping it s betterIf you re looking for a better fantasy I recommend Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan It has better characters action and a far interesting magic system Verdict The Tiger s Daughter was a disappointment to me With a narrative that didn t make sense a romance that took up most of the book unimpressive characters lack of plot and redundant letters hindered this bookThanks for reading my review Cesar