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Ebook ´ Sacrifice 384 pages ✓ Hannahredhead » ALERA rainha de um reino perdido secretamente apaixonada pelo inimigo SHASELLE filha de um pai assassinado uma rebelde com causa Uma vive atrás das antigas muralhas do palácio de Hytanican e caminha no fio da navalha para manter a frágil paz na sua amada terra A outra erra Deixar de amar Como as suas histórias se entrelaçam uma conspiração toma forma e tanto pode acabar em escravidão ou morte ou ter de novo liberdade mas apenas se cada uma conseguir enfrentar o ue deve ser sacrifica Originally posted on A Reader of FictionsThe Legacy Trilogy has not garnered immense acclaim from most of my blogger friends In fact a full three of them rated the first book one star on Goodreads So yeah these books aren't for everyone and I know that but despite them being imperfect I really love this series Sacrifice was one of my most desired ARCs of 2012 and that's why it was my first ARC reuest as a YABC staff reviewer I'm happy to have been able to read it early because yet again I found myself wholly swept up in Cayla Kluver's world At this point be advised that there will be spoilers for the first two books in the rest of this reviewSacrifice gets off to a bit of a slow start dealing with the political ramifications of Cokyri's takeover of Hytanica That first chapter was a snoozefest but thankfully things picked up a few chapters in For the rest of the novel I was wholly engrossed just as I remember being every time I read a book in this seriesWhat I love about these books what makes me look past their faults and hold them up as personal favorites is the fact they Cayla Kluver always manages to convince me that I know what's going to happen and then pull the rug right out from under me Seriously this happened in every book usually than once It's so rare for me to be so unsure what will happen to the characters and I love that feeling especially since Kluver does so without stooping to impossible twists I just find that so refreshing and it's also why I'm always on tenterhooks as I read because anything could happenBoth Legacy and Allegiance were written entirely in Alera's perspective but in Sacrifice Kluver adds a second narrator Shaselle At first I was hugely skeptical but I ended up really liking Shaselle's point of view She's snarky and very different from Alera Her romance plot line was cute and I really loved her refusal to be put into a box of people's expectations I was just sitting here about to make the assertion that her perspective doesn't really add anything to the story from a narrative point of view but on further reflection I think her story serves as a foil to Alera's showing how things might have been a bit different had Alera chosen another path Maybe I'm crazy but I like this new theory of mineNow the romance did get me down a little bit Here's the thing I liked Narian at first in Legacy but I very much switched allegiance see what I did there? in the next book Steldor while obnoxious at first just seems so much passionate and interesting than Narian I kept holding out hope for him to win in the end but honestly I knew as soon as I saw the second narrator that Alera wouldn't have any love triangle drama in this one I'm glad Alera's happy but my heart breaks for Steldor Perhaps a spinoff about Steldor is in order?The writing was a bit clunky in places but I hope those issues will be fixed in the final version I usually don't mention such things when reviewing ARCs but I have to comment on one particular oddity At one point Shaselle referres to a horse as 'loco' Since when do they know Spanish in Hytanica? The use of that totally threw me out of the text for a bit and I hope it's caught by the editor before final printingThe ending was a little bit too happy for my tastes but good enough All in all I declare this an immensely satisfying conclusion to the trilogy though I still want that spinoff I hope Cayla Kluver continues to write books than can completely catch me off guard

Cayla Kluver ½ Sacrifice Mobi

ALERA rainha de um reino perdido secretamente apaixonada pelo inimigo SHASELLE filha de um pai assassinado uma rebelde com causa Uma vive atrás das antigas muralhas do palácio de Hytanican e caminha no fio da navalha Considering this was my most anticipated read in 2012 I feel I have a right to feel so slighted and disappointed by the way it turned out so bear with me if I get a little too harsh on my criticimsNot only did it not continue in the venue of the second book where Alera finally turned from a hesitant girl to a decisive leader not only did she became once again as impassive as she was in the first book she even betrayed her country and friends in favor of her beloved Alera is the Grand Provost of Cokyri's new province She's technically still the leader of her people even if she has to answer for her decisions to Cokyri's empress and even to Narian who's appointed as the empress's man in Hytanica In fact though Alera is just a figure head throughout the book posing as the leader and making the speeches while Cannan runs the kingdom Alera has to ask than once about how her people are actually faring under the Cokyrian rule since even though she's assigned the task of listening to her people's complains every day and finding solutions for them she doesn't get the city's pulse the depth of their desperation the effect of Cokyrian's regulations on everyday life She's focused 100% on Narian and how he will be accepted by the Hytanicans so that their relationship will also be accepted; This is all she thinks of for the entire book Even when Steldon points to her the fact that her people are not allowed to rebuild their churches and practice their religion even when Cannan points how removing their weapons leaves them without food and meat and mostly without dignity Alera can't be roused for than a chapter Her answer to all these problems reminds me strongly of Marie Antuanette Let them have a fair Yeap that's apparently the solution to a defeated nation; let's have a fair so we can rise the citizen's morale Which of course is not bad when it's combined with other measures but if that's the only measure taken to help a defeated nation as in this case then I have to say it's completely ineffectualUnfortunately not only does Alera refuse to take any action that will help her people's life she takes active measures to make sure they accept the Cokyrian rule without fight going as far as to make speeches about peaceful co existance with the Cokyrians and even betraying them to the enemy when she's informed of a revolution plan A woman who chooses to betray her country by crashing her hopes for freedom and at the same time commiting her childhood friends to death is not in my book a heroine She's the villainess of the story a self absorbed girl who only cares for her own happiness and that of her lover's instead of her country's and that's not someone I can cheer for I kept on reading hoping that at some point she would realize that her country could and should fight for its freedom instead of remaining under occupation so that 'no one would get hurt' meaning Narian wouldn't get hurt but she never changed her tune until the end And when she proudly said to the Cokyri Empress that her people would accept herAlera as their leader and that Steldor London and Cannan would always follow her rules right after those said men had rebelled without telling her anything I felt like laughing at her face for the blatant lies she spoke while actually believing themIn short I felt towards the end that the author had written it before the rest of the story and she for some reason stuck with it even when the development of the plot changed from what she had originally in mind when writing those lines so it did not in any way fit with the people or events as they unfolded here We were told for 2 books and even at the beginning of this one that Hytanicans believe that once a King always a King yet we are guaranteed by the end that they will accept Alera as sole leader and have completely forgotten Steldor who was the one to fight the enemy and boost their morale to boot when Alera did nothing but stand hand in hand with the enemy and ask for their peaceful surrender Sorry but I'm not that gullible or forgettable as to accept thatThere was another heroine in this book Shaselle who's Bailic's daughter and Steldor's cousin She's eighteen and at first she seemed to have the spirit that Alera lacked in this book and could move the story forward on her own Sadly Shaselle turned out to be a rebel without cause a girl who liked to cause trouble and disobey her family just for kicks She kept on finding herself in trouble and had to wait for others to rescue her from her folly; once that was acceptable maybe even twice When it became the pattern of her story Shaselle getting in trouble by her obviously stupid choices and a bunch of people having to rescue her again and again it got tiresome and annoying In the end she even decides to go out of her house when war strikes out not because she can fight and help her people not because she wants to go to someone in particular she cares for not because she has a task to acoomplish but because she wants to see how the war will go and who will win for herself So she goes out in the streets alone while soldiers are gutting each other and burning houses and cutting heads and as in all wars though not written here raping women While she's proven she can't defend herself REALLY? Can there be anything stupid than that? Irresponsible? Childish? Personally I doubt itSo two unlikable heroines two completely self absorbed ones two 2 dimensional heroes Narian and Steldor little to no action and an ending that doesn't fit what we've learned about Hytanica and its people in 1500 pages I really can't think of a worse ending to this series except if Steldor was killed as well

Pdf ☆ ½ Cayla Kluver

SacrificePara manter a frágil paz na sua amada terra A outra erra pelas ruas devastadas pela guerra em busca de vingança para a tragédia ue atingiu a família Ambas fazem escolhas ue as irão separar daueles ue não conseguem Cover love This is the most PERFECT cover This girl actually looks like my Alera you know the one I picture in my head Love the dress Can't wait for the book to be in my greedy little hands and devouring it's pagesDAlera Narian Steldor London Cannon and Shaselle Yay they are all in the final book to this amazing series I was so glad to see Narian back in full force commanding Hytanican with Alera by his side Narian is just so wise and smart beyond his years Steldor is back in all of his awe inspiring glory and chilvary he is so easy on my reading eyes lol My heart still goes out to the man he is perfect London we all love him don't we He is so brave and loves his country and fellow country man and is always willing to go to great lengths for them to keep them a sovereign country Shaselle is always finding trouble she is a great character She is constantly miss understood causes all sorts of trouble which I wanted to yell at her for Alera is Alera she tries really hard to help her country become stable under the Corkian rule She is still young and naive at times but she means well She is so good for Narian she brings out the best in him I know I am not giving much of the plot away because I am sure you want to find out for yourself what happens now that the Corkians are in control of Hytanican I love how a couple of relationships blossom and grow in this story I am sad to have the series end I became very attached to these characters and their stories and will miss them However I am sure I will revisit it often after all it is my all time favorite series ever I have already reread the first two twice lol If you haven't read it I would highly recommend itAs a side not Ms Kluver could we have Steldor's storyPLEASEcontent mild languageclean romanceThank you Netgalley and Harleuin Teen