Once & Future

Once Future I ve been chased my whole life As a fugitive refugee in the territory controlled by the tyrannical Mercer corporation I ve always had to hide who I am Until I found Excalibur Now I m done hiding M

  • Title: Once & Future
  • Author: Amy Rose Capetta
  • ISBN: 031644927X
  • Page: 390
  • Format: Hardcover
  • I ve been chased my whole life As a fugitive refugee in the territory controlled by the tyrannical Mercer corporation, I ve always had to hide who I am Until I found Excalibur.Now I m done hiding.My name is Ari Helix I have a magic sword, a cranky wizard, and a revolution to start.When Ari crash lands on Old Earth and pulls a magic sword from its ancient resting place, I ve been chased my whole life As a fugitive refugee in the territory controlled by the tyrannical Mercer corporation, I ve always had to hide who I am Until I found Excalibur.Now I m done hiding.My name is Ari Helix I have a magic sword, a cranky wizard, and a revolution to start.When Ari crash lands on Old Earth and pulls a magic sword from its ancient resting place, she is revealed to be the newest reincarnation of King Arthur Then she meets Merlin, who has aged backward over the centuries into a teenager, and together they must break the curse that keeps Arthur coming back Their quest Defeat the cruel, oppressive government and bring peace and equality to all humankind.No pressure Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 368 pages Expected publication March 26th 2019 by jimmy patterson first published March 5th 2019 More Details ISBN 031644927X ISBN13 9780316449274 Edition Language English Series Once Future 1 Other Editions 8 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book Once Future by Amy Rose Capetta, Cori McCarthy Release date Mar 26, 2019 Enter for a chance to win an advance reader copy of ONCE FUTURE by Cori McCarthy and Amy Rose Capetta ONCE FUTURE is King Arthur as you v Enter for a chance to win an advance reader copy of ONCE FUTURE by Cori McCarthy and Amy Rose Capetta ONCE FUTURE is King Arthur as you ve never imagined a bold, fearless adventure about a diverse group of rebels fighting to save our galaxy from tyranny Ari Helix has been chased her entire life An illegal immigrant in territory controlled by the evil Mercer Corporation, Ari has always had to hide who she is Until she crash lands on Old Earth, pulls a magic sword from its ancient resting place, and becomes the forty second reincarnation of King Arthur The wizard Merlin awakes to find that having aged backward over the centuries, he is now wretchedly a teenager Training the girl king may be Merlin s final chance to break the curse that keeps Arthur coming back before Merlin himself blinks out of existence He just needs Ari to embrace her destiny as the ruler who will unite a galaxy against a corrupt, tyrannical government and bring peace and equality to all humankind Enter Giveaway Format Print book

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wizard, a mythical sword and a group of knights are you really living So, what s this book about When Ari, a refugee from an Arab settled planet, draws Excalibur from a tree on Old Earth and an ancient cycle shudders to life, that was only the tinder The spark comes when Ari is dubbed the 42nd incarnation of king Arthur by Merlin, the backwards aging wizard whom the doom of endlessly reliving Arthur s tragic story hung on like a shawl for centuries Determination, like an electric shock, sears through Ari s whole body and whatever hesitancy might have been in her is parched away when Ari is given hope of saving her mothers and overthrowing Mercer company, a tyrannical corporation with a checkered history of suppressing their crimes like an unpleasant rumor before it had a chance to be heard.But Ari doesn t stand a chance alone She needs the collective strength of people who, like her, have borne too much and would risk no , forget nothing and show no mercy The cry of this revolution fits into the hollows of the dreams of her knights, and, together they embark on a whirlwind mission to bring peace to humankind even if it came with danger and ended in doom.Once Future is a queer and inclusive adaptation of the Arthurian legend that turns over ideas about oppression, about classism and capitalism, and, most of all, about how none can hold a candle to the most infinitesimal spark of hope, all while on a high stakes rollercoaster quest to save humanity and that s no mean feat While the story of King Arthur is used as a basic premise, the authors craftily unweave the original tale, using threads of it to inspire different characters, only to subvert the whole with lost desert civilizations, spaceships and interdimensional travel Once Future also introduces a diverse mix of characters from different backgrounds and with differing sexual orientations, all frankly discussing their identities and futures Ari is pansexual, is from an Arab settled country and has two moms, Lamarack is black, disabled and identifies as gender fluid, Merlin is basically a gay disaster, and there s also a sapphic romance between Ari and her Gweneviere.I liked how this book doesn t shy away from the harsh economic realities of everyone s lives It doesn t gloss over the fact that bad things happen and that it s awfully hard work to fix them Evil regimes come People are held captive Good people do nothing Bad people demand everything and are given even However, I think by choosing to personify Mercer with an evil CEO, Once Future misses a crucial point You re not fighting one person, you re fighting an entire system And it felt like a missed opportunity when we could have had a clearer look into the corruption of the institutions trying to smother Ari and her people.But I think the core thread of my dissatisfaction with this book is that I d been braced for a surge of wonder, and expecting it to be wrenching, but it justwasn t There were an awful lot of other bits to quibble over, and my enjoyment of the story kept bobbing under their weight For instance, there s a sort of dichotomy in terms of pacing, one that I m still uncertain how to feel about On the one hand, things happen in flurries of action, which is very exciting and engaging in a soapy sort of way, but, on the other hand, revelations occur haphazardly, awkwardly delayed and then in a rush, in such a way that a number of high stakes turns seem trite and arbitrary and characters are reduced to a single trait, their motivations wavering and switching in accordance with plot contrivance than their own development I really expected from this book than a sequence of interesting, but overtly dramatic, situations The price the book pays for this is a loss of emotional engagement on the reader s part I felt set apart from the characters emotions and that made it very difficult to care Further, I m usually perfectly content with the easily accessible writing some YA authors settle for but this one just didn t work for me at all.In the end, I just don t have any strong feelings about this book, and, as a reader, that s what I fear the most the middle ground, the lukewarm, and reading while constantly having to chase off the loose limbed lassitude that threatens to rise and overwhelm.Overall, while Once Future triumphs in term of inclusiveness and introduces a subversive and original premise, it just didn t quite commit to its potentialC kindly provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review flag 313 likesLike see review View all 23 comments Nov 01, 2018 Emily May marked it as arc 2019 review of another edition Shelves fantasy, young adult, arc Not gonna lie This had me at gender bent King Arthur retelling It may be everything I ve been waiting for my whole life Thank you to Hachette Book Group for kindly sending me an ARC.Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube flag 177 likesLike see review View all 12 comments Jul 10, 2018 Melanie marked it as to read review of another edition Shelves young adult, retellings, fantasy, sci fi, arc ARC provided by Hachette in exchange for an honest review.This is everything I ve ever wanted Blog Instagram Twitter Tumblr Youtube Twitch flag 61 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Sep 21, 2017 Jessica Silverbow Rabid Reads no marked it as forthcoming review of another edition Shelves 2019 releases, ya, waiting on the cover, science fiction, retellings, i burn i pine i perish, rabid reads wishlist, arthurian A sci fi retelling of King Arthur where King Arthur is a GIRL flag 21 likesLike see review Dec 14, 2018 Alana thebookishchick rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves reviewed arcs, fantasy, retelling, sci fi, lgbt GUYS I DID A THING I did my first ever buddy read with my bb Sol, and it actually went really well 10 10 would die for all these characters This book was WILD AS FUCK.But also, WHERE S THE NEXT BOOK RTC.Blog Twitter Instagram flag 21 likesLike see review Nov 21, 2018 Malanie rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves lgbtqia, young adult, angst, sci fi, fantasy, found family, friendship, pub 2019 full review to comeThis book wast as good as I hopedThere was so much representation Gender rep fluidity, they them rep , Merlin is gay, King Arthur is a girl she s PAN feels the feeling of being represented in a book c c c c c and this book basically flips off capitalism with a magical middle finger I mean The MC is an undocumented immigrant ready to defeat evil or die trying And that s just I felt like whooshing into outer space with my love for full review to comeThis book wast as good as I hopedThere was so much representation Gender rep fluidity, they them rep , Merlin is gay, King Arthur is a girl she s PAN feels the feeling of being represented in a book c c c c c and this book basically flips off capitalism with a magical middle finger I mean The MC is an undocumented immigrant ready to defeat evil or die trying And that s just I felt like whooshing into outer space with my love for this concept But The plot was confusing and weirdly paced and it felt like the tone was never really set Like, the authors would have a thought and never really complete it They d just jump to the next emotion scene I feel so unhappy This book felt like a second draft The plot just wasn t there cries magical Merlin tears ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review BLOG TWITTER BOOKSTAGRAM This is enormously exciting because says casually it features A PANSEXUAL CHARACTER Pan characters, my rep, are so rare in young adult literature Or any literature everyday conversation where I live Sossso c c c c c I m so excited Not only a pansexual main character, but gender fluid characters, and a reincarnated gender bent King Arthur flag 13 likesLike see review View 2 comments Oct 30, 2018 Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves advanced reader, from publisher, physical books i own I never knew I needed a queer feminist King Arthur retelling in space until I read this book I only know the basics about King Arthur I haven t really read anything to compare this to, but this book makes me want to learn now Now I worry that it won t compare though This book is so modern and has such amazing rep I don t know that I can handle the original story now.My favorite thing about this book is the characters These friends who are a found family That s something I love I never knew I needed a queer feminist King Arthur retelling in space until I read this book I only know the basics about King Arthur I haven t really read anything to compare this to, but this book makes me want to learn now Now I worry that it won t compare though This book is so modern and has such amazing rep I don t know that I can handle the original story now.My favorite thing about this book is the characters These friends who are a found family That s something I love to read about Their bond was so strong and it was obvious that they all loved each other very much We create our families We chose our homes, don t we Ari is an immigrant that was rescued by Kay and his moms She was from Ketch, a place that was standing up to Mercer, the main source of supplies for everyone She is also Arthur number 42, but she doesn t know that yet Their moms were taken prisoner three years earlier and Ari is determined to get them out She makes a mistake and gets noticed by Mercer She and Kay leave in their ship, Error, and try to hide They end up on Old Earth and Ari finds a sword there This also awakens Merlin who must find and train the newest Arthur and hopefully end the cycle.Find ArthurTrain ArthurNudge Arthur onto the nearest throneDefeat the greatest evil in the worldUnite all of mankindThey end up getting help from their friends Merlin is aging backwards, so he is a teenage boy Morgana doesn t have a body, but uses magic Lam and Val are siblings Gwen is the queen of Lionel and Jordan is her friend and protector Gwen and Ari decide on a political marriage to help keep Ari safe But they also have a history together from when they were young and they quickly fell in love Mercer controls everything on every planet Every person is dependent on them This group decides to fight back This ends up being much harder than they expected People are afraid to stand up They re so used to Mercer deciding whether they live or die and they are scared Things don t go as planned There is a lot of fighting, scheming, and death But throughout the story, this group of friends continue to trust each other, love each other, and fight And you were the thing Mercer feared most, Gwen said, her words reaching across the rather notable distance between them A girl they couldn t control, who wouldn t stop talking That s the scariest damn thing in the universe I also need to mention the rep in this story There is so much and it all feels natural Not once does it feel like the authors were just putting it in the story to have it It wasn t forced I loved the relationships in the book.As you can probably tell by now, I loved this and cannot wait for the second book There is death of a person, death of an animal, swearing, sex, and violence in this book It s also political Just a heads up for everyone Besides the death, I can t find a single bad thing about this book The pacing was great and the story pulled me in right away I gave this book 5 stars Thank you to James Patterson Presents Little Brown for sending me a copy for review All quotes are taken from an arc and may change before final publication flag 12 likesLike see review Nov 01, 2018 Sarah marked it as to read review of another edition Shelves books i own print, for review to read, scanned, quoted I am sooooooo happy to have an arc of this And it s pretty cool that Rock the Boat included one of my overexcited tweets about it in there LOL ______________A King Arthur reimagining Set in space And King Arthur is a GIRL I am soooooooooo ready for this Is it 2019 yet flag 9 likesLike see review Oct 28, 2017 Elise TheBookishActress marked it as please give me review of another edition Shelves my personal author shrines hi i love amy rose capetta and arthurian legends that s it thank you flag 9 likesLike see review Nov 02, 2018 Anna marked it as unreleased review of another edition This book sounds very interesting and the cover is so so pretty flag 8 likesLike see review Nov 15, 2018 el marked it as to read review of another edition lmao crash lands on Old Earth the newest reincarnation of King Arthur Merlin, who has aged backward over the centuries into a teenager this synopsis just got wilder and wilder ahahahah count me in flag 8 likesLike see review Dec 04, 2018 Morrisa rated it really liked it review of another edition YOOO SOO THIS BOOK WAS SOOOOO FREAKING GOOD First off, this cast is full of LGBT rep, especially with the two main characters From my understandings of definitions sexualities, I ve done my best to conclude this as the list of rep but anyone else who has read the book, please feel free to correct me if I am wrong or add something in there is non binary rep, gay and lesbian rep m m relationships, f f relationships , pansexual bisexual rep, and ace rep There is only one straight c YOOO SOO THIS BOOK WAS SOOOOO FREAKING GOOD First off, this cast is full of LGBT rep, especially with the two main characters From my understandings of definitions sexualities, I ve done my best to conclude this as the list of rep but anyone else who has read the book, please feel free to correct me if I am wrong or add something in there is non binary rep, gay and lesbian rep m m relationships, f f relationships , pansexual bisexual rep, and ace rep There is only one straight character In addition, there is rep for a disabled side character and POCs within main and side cast As for what I thought My favorite thing about this book was the huge cast of characters The main point of views we see are from Merlin and Ari Merlin is probably my favorite character out of the whole book He has aged backwards through time, going from old man to teenager with this latest Arthur reincarnation So he s lived through our 20th 21st Century and he references SO many things from today s world and pop culture It made me chuckle a few times and I appreciated the reminders that this was definitely far in the future Ari was also a quick favorite She s badass, funny, super smart, and very witty She just brings a new, unique life to the Arthur we know from the legend Every single supporting character brings the story so much you ve got Gwen, and Kay, and Lam and Val, even Morgana Morgana, Lam and Val are my next favorite after Merlin and Ari I know that everyone will fall in love with this cast.Regarding the plot line, y all are in for a WILD ride let me tell you This plot is moving from start to finish, action to action There are literally NO dry spots in the plot Either the characters are moving, or you re being thrown a new piece of information, or a plot twist the reveals for who the reincarnations are are also so much fun Anyways, the setting of the futuristic society works with this retelling It brings an exciting twist to the tale of King Arthur, and I really couldn t put this book down It was so non stop My onlySEE THE REST ON flag 7 likesLike see review Dec 20, 2018 Serena marked it as to read review of another edition AHH WHAT DO YOU MEAN I HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL MARCH RIUBEWILVBUEWLIRVBEWLK flag 6 likesLike see review Dec 09, 2018 Sol TheBookishKing rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves arcs, buddy read, physical arcs, cover lovin, better than food, lgbtqiap, fave ships Buddy Read with my Sista Alana Wow this is everything Gay that I needed Consider me obsessed.RTC flag 6 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Nov 20, 2018 Tori Kiersten Frost rated it it was amazing review of another edition Do you wish BBC s MERLIN had been a lot gayer Do you wish there were ten seasons of Netflix s SHE RA Do you want a squad of LGBT knights to go on epic quests IN SPACE Then this book is for YOU A wildly entertaining LGBT twist on Arthurian myth smashes headfirst into fun, stellar science fiction in ONCE FUTURE.Ari is an undocumented teen on the run from the brutal galactic corporation that tore her away from her planet When the wizard Merlin now a teen, too dubs her the next K Do you wish BBC s MERLIN had been a lot gayer Do you wish there were ten seasons of Netflix s SHE RA Do you want a squad of LGBT knights to go on epic quests IN SPACE Then this book is for YOU A wildly entertaining LGBT twist on Arthurian myth smashes headfirst into fun, stellar science fiction in ONCE FUTURE.Ari is an undocumented teen on the run from the brutal galactic corporation that tore her away from her planet When the wizard Merlin now a teen, too dubs her the next King Arthur, she is launched into a life of space magic and rebel alliances Saving the galaxy isn t as simple as pulling a sword from a stone, though Can Ari succeed where every other Arthur has failed, or is she destined to meet the same gruesome end A strong ensemble cast, witty humor, and adrenaline fueled adventure make this a must read for fans of ILLUMINAE and WARCROSS flag 6 likesLike see review Nov 02, 2018 Xandra StarrySkyBooks marked it as to read review of another edition I am literally Arthurian legend trash How do I get my hands on this book flag 6 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jan 24, 2019 Mandy rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves 2019, 2019 early, fantasy low, lgbtqia, retellings fairytales, scary space, review copies Review to come flag 5 likesLike see review Oct 11, 2018 Lilly Lair Of Books marked it as to read review of another edition Shelves arc, arc sent by publisher, ya fantasy, retelling, ya sci fi ARC received from the publisher in exchange for a honest review flag 5 likesLike see review Aug 04, 2018 Cindy Savage Queen marked it as to read review of another edition A futuristic, gender swapped, retelling of King Arthur Why did I not hear of it sooner flag 4 likesLike see review View 1 comment Sep 29, 2018 Megan marked it as to read review of another edition Let s talk about how AMAZING that summary sounds and how GORGEOUS that cover is flag 3 likesLike see review Nov 01, 2018 Mira marked it as to read review of another edition I CLICKED WANT TO READ SO FAST flag 3 likesLike see review Jul 10, 2018 Lauren YABookers marked it as to read review of another edition Shelves i need this book, wishlist, highly anticipated 2019, sci fi, lgbtqia plus, ff romance I ve been saying for a while now that I wanted a queer genderbent King Arthur retelling and Cori McCarthy and Amy Rose Capetta have delivered I am so excited flag 3 likesLike see review Dec 20, 2018 Tween 2 Teen Book Reviews rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2019 releases, arcs, favorites This book was super good Some of the relationship stuff bothered me a bit, but with some time away from the book it doesn t bother me as much flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 22, 2018 Leslie Baker rated it it was amazing review of another edition Rating 5 5 Author Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy Publisher Jimmy Patterson Books Release Date 3 26 19__________________________________First off I want to say thank you so much Hachette Books, Little Brown Books and Jimmy Patterson Books for sending me a review copy of Once and Future Next I would like to thank Amy and Cori for writing such an amazing, unique, out of this world retelling of King Arthur.Now let s get to the review, prepare for gushing because there isn t one negative t Rating 5 5 Author Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy Publisher Jimmy Patterson Books Release Date 3 26 19__________________________________First off I want to say thank you so much Hachette Books, Little Brown Books and Jimmy Patterson Books for sending me a review copy of Once and Future Next I would like to thank Amy and Cori for writing such an amazing, unique, out of this world retelling of King Arthur.Now let s get to the review, prepare for gushing because there isn t one negative thing that I can say about this book You don t have to worry I m keeping this review spoiler free ________________________________Once and Future hit the ground running and didn t stop We meet Ari and her brother Kay on the ship Heritage which has a beautiful view of Old Earth Yep that s right this book is set in the future and humans no long inhabit the Earth Now let me say that I m not that big of a Sci Fi person I like my old worlds filled with magic and Elves, but this book took me by the shoulders shook me and said hey I m amazing and your gonna love me It was right I loved every second of this book Especially Ari our heroine and 45th incarnation of the beloved King Arthur I loved her development and the way she opened up I can t say too much with out spoilers just know that Ari is amazing and your gonna love her We meet a variety of characters who end up being Aris knights What is a King Arthur story without Gwen Gwen is freaking bad ass and I love her Also we can t forget Merlin He is cursed to age backwards I loved seeing Merlin as an awkward teenager it was so relatable The last thing I want to say about how amazing this book is, is the amount of representation It s so refreshing to have a book like this A few of the sexualities that were represented are Bi, Fluid and Gay Guys this is such an important book and it deserves all the love and I hope you all preorder and enjoy this amazing book flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 01, 2018 Uyen marked it as to read review of another edition UH a king arthur retelling in the young adult genre my dreams have come true flag 2 likesLike see review View 2 comments Sep 24, 2018 Errin marked it as to read highly anticipated review of another edition Oh flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 14, 2019 Max Baker rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves read in a day, read as an arc, retellings, lgbtqia Thank You Netgalley for providing me a free review copy in exchange for an honest reviewAmy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy are HUGE voices in LGBT YA and looking at this book from a purely objective standpoint I can appreciate what they did here This is a Sci Fi book that incorporates multiple sexualities and gender identities into a story without relying on the we re all oppressed or it s there but in a vague sense tropes you see in the genre This is a wide cast of characters with their Thank You Netgalley for providing me a free review copy in exchange for an honest reviewAmy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy are HUGE voices in LGBT YA and looking at this book from a purely objective standpoint I can appreciate what they did here This is a Sci Fi book that incorporates multiple sexualities and gender identities into a story without relying on the we re all oppressed or it s there but in a vague sense tropes you see in the genre This is a wide cast of characters with their own unique personalities on a spectrum of sexuality and gender identity and I really appreciated what they did and what this book can do for others With that said, Once Future was a disappointment to the point where it makes me physically sad to think about This was one of my most anticipated reads of 2019 and it let me down haaaaaard And I can t necessarily point to one specific reason as to why This is very much a death by a thousand cuts situation where there so many little things that just don t add up or work together that creates a lackluster story Once Future is a gender bent King Arthur retelling in while Ari must defeat the evil Mercer corporation which basically runs no less then three galaxies This book starts off strong, looking like a conscious critique of capitalism and overspending before it flinches and creates a single figurehead for Ari to stop It s odd that a book that specifically points out the uselessness of figureheads employs one so strongly throughout the story It even ends with a sequel baity ending that makes almost everything Ari and her knights a moot point I think that s the main issue with Once Future overall It s starts out strong but fizzles out as the book progresses As much as I hate to say it, this story isn t necessarily a new one In fact, it s been told a lot of times before in Hunger Games, Divergent, All Rights Reserved and so on the only difference is the surface level modifications There s diversity, an illegal citizen main character, and a cool mix of science and magic But that doesn t make up for the fact that this is still a girl inspires revolution story What makes this story new and exciting is less of A THING and of a novelty It s awesome to have a gay Merlin and a pansexual love triangle, but without a compelling story that keeps the reader s interest, the whole thing just starts to feel dull A gay Merlin was one of the main reasons I wanted this book in my life and by the end I just couldn t bring myself to feel excited any Additionally, it felt like the authors were constrained by the Arthurian elements rather then working with them The love affair between Ari and Gwen felt like it was very much only in there because of the Guinevere Arthur Lancelot thing The fact that Ari is King Arthur reincarnated is cool, but Ari BEING King Arthur doesn t have a bearing on the story What Ari does can be done without the King Arthur elements In fact you can honestly take out all the Arthurian stuff and still be left with a fairly coherent, if not bland, YA Dystopian The fact that this is a King Arthur retelling is arbitrary at best and at worst an excuse to already have characters for Ari to rely on without needing to build a rapport with one another Kay is her brother Gwen is the love interest Lam is a loyal knight Jordan is another knight Val is a third knight All of these characters have a defined personality, but that personality is in a sense a variation on loyal That s what these characters are, loyal knights because they were destined to be like that because of the reincarnation thing And boy did THAT get old Merlin has done this conceivably 42 times and it all felt contrite Why does it have to be reincarnation Why does the story have to repeat By the time the book ends there hasn t really been a change in the world or in the cycle It s all set up for the sequel I think that the authors wrote themselves into a corner with the reincarnation angle, because it meant they couldn t stray from a bare bones Arthurian plotline And that sucks because I know these authors and they are better then this.The writing was difficult too The action would pick up, and then there would be an obvious lull, then pick up, then lull The actions scenes seemed like they were the only tense or emotionally charged scenes in the entire book while the character introspection just feltlong There s a whole plot about rescuing Kay and Ari s parents from a prison planet It s built up through half the book, accomplished, and then the parents are dumped at a hospital until the dramatic conclusion Ari s main motivation, accomplished and resolved with 40% of a book left Because of that, Ari s actions and character for the rest of the book felt hollow because her reason for moving forward had been resolved The authors tried to make Gwen and her people her new motivation, but it felt so forced because that s what their relationship felt like They didn t feel natural and so their feelings didn t either I wanted to love this I wanted to sing it s praises from the rooftops But I can t do that I just can t Once Future just had too many issues I ll still go forward with the sequel, because the Merlin Ari dynamic is very well crafted and I am genuinely curious to see what happened to them, but I ll be approaching it with far caution then I did this flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 18, 2019 Emma Spence Hirst rated it really liked it review of another edition 4.5 This book It s heartbreaking, addictive, fast paced and overall EPIC A must read for fans of the BBC adaptation of Merlin and for Sci fi lovers.My first thoughts when I started this book was that the LGBTQIA rep had my heart singing and my shouting and screaming with both delight and a whole rant look how easy it is to do authors Take note This book is queer and I m here for it The links to the original Arthur story and with all the characters, I was major fangirling I love, love 4.5 This book It s heartbreaking, addictive, fast paced and overall EPIC A must read for fans of the BBC adaptation of Merlin and for Sci fi lovers.My first thoughts when I started this book was that the LGBTQIA rep had my heart singing and my shouting and screaming with both delight and a whole rant look how easy it is to do authors Take note This book is queer and I m here for it The links to the original Arthur story and with all the characters, I was major fangirling I love, love, loved the BBC adaptation of Merlin This book was giving me such feels, emotions and nostalgia for that show and left me so full The Arthur mythology and tale was woven into a highly addictive Sci fi story It was well woven in and I loved how it was done, the mythology felt very spot on to the original tale.The romance in this book and me swooning and feeling all happy and gooey inside Everything this book set up made it very fast paced and highly addictive and therefore easy to fly through I finished this in 2 sittings, what can you ask for.Critiques.The book is very, very fast paced sometimes too much and I did feel like sometimes I did miss out on certain things and I would have to go back and reread sections because otherwise I got a bit lost I also feel that sometimes it reads very fanfictiony as it s very fluffy and sometimes predictable The characters also at times very childish but I did feel that was expected from a YA book My other main criticism was the enemy, I did feel that The Administrator could have been thought out and just overall to his character I would have liked to see a bit written and developed around him But overall I loved the concept of this enemy, and the evil itself was very realistic and anger inducingCharacters Ari I liked her character development over this book and felt she really matured over time, especially towards the end She was so fun to read about and I thoroughly enjoyed her point of view She was headstrong and hilarious and one of my favourite characters within this tale, and a well written heroine.Merlin My other favourite character in this novel I love love loved him Such a pure character, so wholesome, I stan I found his story very interesting and some of my favourite parts were learning about him before he meets this band of misfits He was another character who just grew and developed so much and so well across the time span of this book I found the concept of him growing younger with each incarnation of Arthur he meets, very very intriguing and I m excited to see how this detail pans out in book 2 Lam and Val So pure and queer I love you Val is so flirtatious I love it A particular romance in this book had me so so happy and I was rooting the entire book for it Kay I really liked him at the beginning of this story but as it progressed I liked him less and less He was meant to be the eldest brother to Ari but I felt he was very childish, I do wish that perhaps the authors wrote to his character as towards the end he felt generic and I was just done with his character Plus, this guy, NOT A GOOD BROTHER JUST SAYING Gwen Our obvious major love interest who I thoroughly enjoyed the romance she was involved in I was so so pleased at seeing a F x F romance frontly displayed within a Sci fi and generally within a book It made me feel so represented and I loved that, I rarely find a female and female relationship in a book that I loved and shipped as much as I did this one, and I was really rooting for them However, I didn t care for the romance angst towards the latter of this book, that s a personal thing for me, I do find that conflict and drama doesn t interest me and if I m honest frustrates me, but this was understandable angst because it was canonical with the Arthur tale.Morgana Such an underappreciated character and a villain that I wanted to see a hell of a lot of I love Morgana she was one of my favourites from the original Arthur tale and I m eager to see if there is any development of her character and her past in the next bookOverall thoughts and ending The ending GIVE ME BOOK 2 NOW the cliff hanger was not okay It leaves you so desperate for This book isn t even out till March so book two is so so far away Sigh and cry Overall 4.5 star rating, I really really loved this book and the I think on it, the I love it and miss reading this book Y all pick up this book cos it s definitely a 2019 beloved flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 15, 2018 Molly rated it really liked it review of another edition Thank you Jimmy Patterson Books for sending me an ARC.Space Non binary characters LGBTQ cast explosion King Arthur as a girl MERLIN Immigrants Defeating capitalism.This book was like my dream book Every issue that came up is such a problem in today s America and having it addressed the way the book did was fantastic I loved every character so much They were witty and smart, and so badass As a queer woman I felt very represented in this novel And I imagine so many other members of the Thank you Jimmy Patterson Books for sending me an ARC.Space Non binary characters LGBTQ cast explosion King Arthur as a girl MERLIN Immigrants Defeating capitalism.This book was like my dream book Every issue that came up is such a problem in today s America and having it addressed the way the book did was fantastic I loved every character so much They were witty and smart, and so badass As a queer woman I felt very represented in this novel And I imagine so many other members of the LGBTQ community will also The diversity in all ways was beautiful I can t wait to see where the series goes The book and its writing was great It was funny and made me cry I need both of those things for a book to be my fave But at times a little confusing Like it wasn t always super clear when an amount of time would go by, or I wasn t aware of another character that standing by in a conversation The plot was very unpredictable, which isn t surprising for me because I don t read much sci fi But wow I had no idea where it was going Overall, Ari and Merlin really carried the story with their fantastic personalities CAN I BE BEST FRIENDS WITH THEM RIGHT NOW I loved reading this book, but it may not be the strongest when it comes to plot, timing, and mood Some books for me have the structure and originality to make a strong book, but not the sparkle that made me love it This book had the sparkle and definitely originality flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 08, 2019 Ann Cardinal rated it it was amazing review of another edition Spectacular retelling of one of my favorite classical tales To call this gender bending is to totally underestimate it It turns SO much on its head in a beautifully written novel rife with dragons, magic, royalty, spaceships, and all kinds of sexual tension that eloquently mirrors so many issues contemporary teens are dealing with both personally and nationally If this isn t a huge hit there is a conspiracy in the galaxy flag 1 likeLike see review previous 1 2 3 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity Librari Update Book Description 2 15 15 hours, 49 min ago More topics Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed

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      Amy Rose Capetta, the author of Echo After Echo, holds a master of fine arts in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts She lives in Vermont with her partner, author Cori McCarthy, and their young son.

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    1. If you aren t someone an evil capitalistic corporation wants dead for being the on the run refugee who ignited a galactic revolution with the help of a cranky wizard, a mythical sword and a group of knights are you really living So, what s this book about When Ari, a refugee from an Arab settled planet, draws Excalibur from a tree on Old Earth and an ancient cycle shudders to life, that was only the tinder The spark comes when Ari is dubbed the 42nd incarnation of king Arthur by Merlin, t If you [...]


    2. Not gonna lie This had me at gender bent King Arthur retelling It may be everything I ve been waiting for my whole life Thank you to Hachette Book Group for kindly sending me an ARC.Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube


    3. ARC provided by Hachette in exchange for an honest review.This is everything I ve ever wanted Blog Instagram Twitter Tumblr Youtube Twitch



    4. GUYS I DID A THING I did my first ever buddy read with my bb Sol, and it actually went really well 10 10 would die for all these characters This book was WILD AS FUCK.But also, WHERE S THE NEXT BOOK RTC.Blog Twitter Instagram


    5. full review to comeThis book wast as good as I hopedThere was so much representation Gender rep fluidity, they them rep , Merlin is gay, King Arthur is a girl she s PAN feels the feeling of being represented in a book c c c c c and this book basically flips off capitalism with a magical middle finger I mean The MC is an undocumented immigrant ready to defeat evil or die trying And that s just I felt like whooshing into outer space with my love for full review to comeThis book wast as good as I h [...]


    6. I never knew I needed a queer feminist King Arthur retelling in space until I read this book I only know the basics about King Arthur I haven t really read anything to compare this to, but this book makes me want to learn now Now I worry that it won t compare though This book is so modern and has such amazing rep I don t know that I can handle the original story now.My favorite thing about this book is the characters These friends who are a found family That s something I love I never knew I ne [...]


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