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Ship of Smoke and Steel

Ship of Smoke and Steel review ☆ 3 Her ability to access the Well of Combat is discovered by the Empire an ability she should have declared and placed at His Imperial Majesty's service she'. You can also read this review and others on the blog here was the first book written by Django Wexler that I ve read and after doing a little research on the author I ve come to find that he has written so many different books from middle grade to adult fiction Knowing this I have so much respect for the author going into this book YA has been one of my favorite genres to read for so long because I tend to find that they are less dry and filled with the aspects that I ve come to love in the books I read I love the coming of age tales the sweet first loves the journey to find ones place in this world Even though I am definitely supposed to be all grown up in my ripe old age of 31 I do find that I can still relate to the characters as they navigate their way through their conflicts and I have no shame in loving my YA book obsession That being said Wexler did an amazing job with transitioning to a YA novel There were some heavy topics like sex and rape but they were done with care to not be offensive by any means I also found that this book touched on so many of the key elements that the book community is actively wanting represented in the books they read There was LGBT representation PoC representation and Femenism representation While this seems like a lot of big topics to cover all within one book it was actually done uite well and none of it seemed forced or out of place Ship of Smoke and Steel is a well rounded book while at the same time being a uniue and different book all in oneSet in a fantasy world this book follows a girl named Isoka who is the ward boss who cares only for herself and her sister Isoka does all the bloody gory work so that her sister can keep her innocence and live a comfortable and easy life But keeping criminals in line comes easy for Isoka through her Melos magic for Melos is the Well of Combat In this world there are nine Wells of Sorcery that give the person who has the well power over things like fire perception speed and even the mind There is also the forbidden well of Life and the lost well of Spirits Some people are blessed with the powers of a well others not And then there are some that possess the ability to manipulate multiple wells Isoka has the rare magic of the well of Melos and she uses it to her advantage to keep that which she cares about most safe from those who would cause them harm or sell them into prostitution But when her magic is discovered Isoka is taken to the Emperor s spymaster and is given a mission to steal a mythical ship and bring it back to Kahnzoka or her sister will be killed Its not until she is aboard this strange ship that Isoka begins to realize that nothing is as simple as it seems Who is the captian How does this weird vessel work How can she steal something that she knows absolutely nothing aboutIsoka is one kickass character With her Combat magic she can take care of herself in most every situation and when she is thrown into a bloodthirsty society of rejects she soon learns that she will have to fight her way to the top if she ever wants to save her sister I like that even though she starts off seeming like a cold heartless you know what throughout the book we start to see that she does have a heart wayyyy down in her somewhere and she will do anything for those she loves This kind of strong female lead was empowering and I instantly was rooting for Isoka to succeed She is easy to hate but that also makes her easy to like because she doesn t sugar coat anything or tiptoe around sensitive subjects She says it like it is love her or hate her she won t be put off either way She also comes to find out so much about herself when putting it all on the line I felt like I could feel the emotions warming within her as her cold heart thawedThere is a little bit of romance in the book but it is of a side line to the crazy action packed story I really enjoyed reading about Isoka and how as she hacks and chops her way to the top of the pack also she learns that she might not want to get there alone any She comes to care about her little pack of odd characters and with them she feels like there is a reason to her inner war of emotions Not to mention a little crush she can t ignore The love is sweet and light and only adds to her character But even with these feelings surfacing it still doesn t overshadow the plot to the story There is so much action and fighting that those slow love scenes are almost like a little breather before chaos ensues again The pacing of the book kept me flying through it though There definitely isn t any of the book that lags I felt like I needed to take a nap afterwards because you know defeating all those giant crabs and attempting to take over a ghost ship was pretty exhaustingI really enjoyed this book I think that I might have to check out some of Wexler s other books and see what I think of his other genres The writing was fantastic the characters so well fleshed out the setting was the most uniue book I ve read in a long time and the story was action filled and so much fun I can t wait for the next book in the series Its fun finding a new author that you enjoy its like a whole new world to explore and I think that if its anything like this book then I ll be in for a treat

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Ship of Smoke and Steel review ☆ 3 In the lower wards of Kahnzoka the great port city of the Blessed Empire eighteen year old ward boss Isoka comes to collect when there's money owing When. So excited to finally get to share this everyone I hope you all have as much fun with it as I did

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Ship of Smoke and Steel review ☆ 3 S sent on an impossible mission steal Soliton a legendary ghost ship a ship from which no one has ever returned If she fails her sister’s life is forfei. 4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum m a huge fan of Django Wexler but even I must concede that those saying Ship of Smoke and Steel isn t as strong as his other work might have a point That said I think it s also important to keep in mind this was published under the Tor Teen label and despite some of its mature themes and bloodier brutal moments there s absolutely no denying it is both written and intended for YA audiences In some ways this did make the story a little predictable not to mention it was filled with tropes to the extreme but as long as you know what to expect it s still an enjoyable readThe book follows Isoka eighteen years old and already has made a name for herself as a minor boss of the Kahnzoka underworld where she runs a small gang However what no one knows is that she uses all her money to raise her little sister for whom she had set up a safe and sheltered life away from the ugliness of violence and poverty But that is not the only secret Isoka is hiding for she is also mageborn an individual endowed with a special ability to access the Wells of Sorcery the font of magical powerUnfortunately none of these are things Isoka could keep under wraps for long When her magic is discovered our protagonist is taken into custody where she is visited by the emperor s right hand and offered an impossible task that she must accept because somehow they know all about her sister Left with no choice Isoka is press ganged into the service of the Soliton a legendary ghost ship said to be haunted with monsters and crewed by hardened criminals and exiles Surrounded by her fellow cutthroat magic users and cruel taskmasters Isoka has to figure out a way to seize control and complete her mission which is to steal the Soliton and bring it and its power back to the empire to harness within a year or else her sister s life would be forfeitAs you can see even in this short description the YA tropes are plentiful Isoka belongs to a character type I m sure we ve all seen before the strong resourceful rough and tough female protagonist who is one hundred percent badass Bonus she s also got a special power that no one knows about of course of course On top of being an able fighter who kills with no remorse there s also not much that fazes her However she does have a soft side and no surprise at all it comes in the form of a younger sibling And predictably it doesn t take long for the little sister to be assigned the role of bargaining chip as well as a means to drum up sympathy for the main characterAs the story moves forward things also settle into a survivor type plotline and there s heavy emphasis on romance Not saying these things are a negative but for a book by Wexler whose expansive world building and character development I enjoyed immensely in both his adult series The Shadow Campaigns and his middle grade series The Forbidden Librarywell this one felt like he was playing it a bit safe in comparison That said Ship of Smoke and Steel has an edge in than one sense of the word It doesn t shy from the harsh realities of a world where only the strongest and those who aren t afraid to take what they want can have a real chance at survival The competition is harsh and won t hesitate to do you harm in order to succeed and in the face of this it is also important for Isoka not to hold back either It s completely brutal and no holds barred which I think YA readers thirsting for a darker flair may be able to appreciateAlso I enjoyed the candid exploration of the characters relationships and portrayal of sexuality While I felt too much focus was placed on the romance a point that distracted from the main plot I liked that Meroe the love interest who is a princess and a powerful female character in her own right was a nice complement to Isoka and tended to bring out the softer sentimental side to herOverall I think readers coming from Django Wexler s previous work will find Ship of Smoke and Steel to be uite enjoyable as I did even though many of its elements might feel familiar or predictable But so long as you re prepared for some of what I call the usual YA shenanigans it s a pretty fun and thrilling ride I love that the content level is also geared towards the older end of the teen spectrum and above so those looking for a little grit and visceral action in their YA will revel in the fact this pulls no punches I m glad I got to fit this in before the end of the year to be right in time for the seuel which I m looking forward to reading

  • Kindle Edition
  • 352
  • Ship of Smoke and Steel
  • Django Wexler
  • English
  • 27 November 2019
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    [Ship of Smoke and Steel] Kindle ☆ Django Wexler Ship of Smoke and Steel was my first foray into Django Wexler's writing I have his adult series on my tbr but haven't had the time to fit them in but this one I had to read this year When I first read the blurb about it I thought it sounded amazing and I have to say it was But did I love it? I'm not sure The jury is still in session on it so for the now this crazy read gets a 375 4 stars from me More on the reasons late

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