Rook Kindle Ú Hardcover

Rook Kindle Ú Hardcover

Rook ❮PDF / Epub❯ ☆ Rook Author Sharon Cameron – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk History has a way of repeating itself In the Sunken City that was once Paris, all who oppose the new revolution are being put to the blade Except for those who disappear from their prison cells, a red History has a way of repeating itself In the Sunken City that was once Paris, all who oppose the new revolution are being put to the blade Except for those who disappear from their prison cells, a red tipped Rook feather left in their place Is the mysterious Red Rook a savior of the innocent or a criminal Meanwhile, across the sea in the Commonwealth, Sophia Bellamy s arranged marriage to the wealthy Ren Hasard is the last chance to save her family from ruin But when the search for the Red Rook comes straight to her doorstep, Sophia discovers that her fianc is not all he seems Which is only fair, because neither is she As the Red Rook grows bolder and the stakes grow higher, Sophia and Ren find themselves locked in a tantalizing game of cat and mouse.


10 thoughts on “Rook

  1. Sasha Alsberg Sasha Alsberg says:

    Rook was a pretty decent book Not the best I ve read but not the worst I talk about itin my liveshow with Regan on my channel now


  2. Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies says:

    Sacr bleu, this book was incroyablement fucking terrible Pardon my French.This book starts off with an execution on the guillotine Very reminiscent of the French Revolution And yes, the entire book had a French Revolution feel for it, which is cute, but still fails utterly because it doesn t take place during the late 18th century France, but in a French inspired dystopian world that, like many of its YA predecessors, makes no sense whatsoever.Neither the past nor the present is explained in Sacr bleu, this book was incroyablement fucking terrible Pardon my French.This book starts off with an execution on the guillotine Very reminiscent of the French Revolution And yes, the entire book had a French Revolution feel for it, which is cute, but still fails utterly because it doesn t take place during the late 18th century France, but in a French inspired dystopian world that, like many of its YA predecessors, makes no sense whatsoever.Neither the past nor the present is explained in any detail, and subsequently, the book is left like an unfinished jigsaw puzzle of a Picasso painting Which is to say it doesn t make any fucking sense It sthe future Some people speak Parisian whatever happened to French There was someGreat Death event thatI don t know what happened, but it s mentioned rather ominously Technology and shit are banned, for no reason, without any explanation The Parliament of the Commonwealth did not choose to print the Wesson s Guide Because a printing press was a machine, and machines were technology, and because technology clouded minds, weakened the will, and took away the self reliance of the Ancients or so their Parliament said such dangerous items could be used only by a special license. So how did we get to this pointAt the university in Manchester they teach that when the magnetic poles of the earth shifted, the protective layer around the earth was damaged, allowing the radiation of the sun to destroy the technology that the Ancients depended on What I think, though, is that this same solar radiation caused the first wave of the Great Death Sickness killed the people first, technological dependence second, that s what I believe800 years ago this happened throws up arms in disgust Marriages are still arranged Young ladies come out and get betrothed to eligible gentlemen They wear BODICES It doesn t look like women have any rights at all There are no cars There are no iPhones clutches her pearls in horror OTHER NATIONS HAVE SIMILAR ANTI TECHNOLOGY LAWSDo you not believe that machines made the people weak, that the Great Death, as you call it, came about because the Ancients were dependent on technology, and did not know how to survive when they lost it That making heat and light, traveling, fighting, that these things were impossible for them, because of their dependenceSo apparently somehow along the way we lost the ability to fucking do anything because we love technology too much Does that make sense to anyone with a sense of the rational Aside from the ludicrousness of the setting, the book itself commits the unforgivable crime of being excruciatingly dull The whole thing could have been told in half the length, with half as many POVs Dieu Merci, je suis fait.


  3. Regan Regan says:

    3.5 Very clever world but overall the story was slow Live show discussion is coming up tho


  4. jessica jessica says:

    one of my mothers favourite films isthe scarlet pimperneland i cant even begin to count how many times i have watched it with her ive not actually read the book, but i figured my mothers obsession would be a good enough basis before reading this reimagining and this wasnt too bad what i really liked was the setting of the story i thought the dystopian aspect was done well even though its set in the distant future, it still had a historical feel to it, which i thought was quite interest one of my mothers favourite films isthe scarlet pimperneland i cant even begin to count how many times i have watched it with her ive not actually read the book, but i figured my mothers obsession would be a good enough basis before reading this reimagining and this wasnt too bad what i really liked was the setting of the story i thought the dystopian aspect was done well even though its set in the distant future, it still had a historical feel to it, which i thought was quite interesting it definitely put a spin on the original story i also think this is also my first retelling where the book its based off of is actually referenced in the story kind of threw me off at how well it worked in this particular book i think i would have enjoyed this so muchhad it not been sooo long the prose was heavy with description and introspection that it sometimes felt tedious and slow to read i often found myself skimming through long paragraphs, which is not something you want from a story that should be fast paced and full of action but overall, i didnt hate this, which is always something lol and i would definitely recommend those who arescarlet pimpernelfans to give this a try 3.5 stars


  5. Faye, la Patata Faye, la Patata says:

    I really can t shake off the feeling that this book would have been 5 times better if it wasn t as long as it was.Yeah, it was only, what, 464 pages 6000 Kindle locations But let me tell you that reading this felt like it took bloody eternity Not even my love for anything French could have prevented the yawns this book made me do oh, every 5 minutes If it wasn t for the fact I needed to read and finish this in the next six hours just in time to write this review for today I like to live I really can t shake off the feeling that this book would have been 5 times better if it wasn t as long as it was.Yeah, it was only, what, 464 pages 6000 Kindle locations But let me tell you that reading this felt like it took bloody eternity Not even my love for anything French could have prevented the yawns this book made me do oh, every 5 minutes If it wasn t for the fact I needed to read and finish this in the next six hours just in time to write this review for today I like to live dangerously , I would ve set it aside to take a well deserved nap.But, hey, I did it, friends I survived Even though most of the time in the last six hours I was like this and like this It would be harsh to say it was torture, but not taking that nap when my eyes desperately needed it was pretty painful.First of all, let s get one thing straight this book was boring, which could honestly be attributed to the writing narration in general because it often talked about the most mundane of things in a really long winded way It would talk about the setting, what the characters were doing, why they were doing what they were doing, over and over, spanning countless paragraphs and pages If the writing was beautiful, lyrical, poetic, and had meaning and purpose to each word, I would have gobbled all that up because I m not a stranger to dense books in third person hi, Brandon Sanderson , but the ones here just did not have the substance to engage me So many descriptions about almost everything and yet each one felt so empty I had to skim so many pages, sometimes even reading just one paragraph or two, before going to the next page.Guess what I missed NOTHING Guys, you could literally cut this book to half and you can still get the same story and with the necessary descriptions The build up was too much that it became stagnant quickly Before long, it felt like it was just going in circles.As for the main character, Sophie Bellamy which is a pretty nice name, if I do say so myself , she could ve been a great character if only she didn t make me want to put toothpicks in my eyes just so my eyelids could stay open I get that she s someone who loved challenges, who wanted to save the people from the evil LeBlanc and save her brother from his clutches, but she just didn t click with me On paper, yes, she was someone flawed and perhaps a li l complex, but I never really saw it in the book explicitly, especially in the first 50% in which I skimmed not a single page She felt so flat.I blame the narration for this, though The writing in general was just so muddled, sloppy and long winded that it failed to portray the depth of her character Plus, there were also too many POVs, usually used in order to tell us why a side character did what they recently did Which is a damn shame because not only did it limit the MC s character development, the book was then forced to show those characters developments, too, which became evenlimiting.Plus, come on When we re talking about motives and agendas, it s better to show it to us than tell When one needs to use countless other POVs to do that, I think it s a sign that maybe something else needs to be done Something that involves not needing countless other POVs x_xAnd another plus, I wasn t a fan of certain scenes where the MC wnet puppy eyes over the love interest, ESPECIALLY AFTER huge, important events OMG MY BROTHER GOT ARRESTED BUT oooohh I wonder what it would feel like if I touch Ren s stubble non verbatim, but I swear there were too many of this kind of scenes in the first 50% I mean, girl, seriously The same could be said for the plot I love stories about vigilantes toppling evil governments and figureheads, but it was hard to get excited for the action when the book took its damn sweet time getting there, dragging unnecessary scenes to kingdom come At this point, I was skimming a lot because GOOD LORD CAN WE GET TO THE MEAT OF THE STORY ALREADY So when the climax happened, I was so relieved because this meant the ending would come, too I mean, they have already achieved whatever their goal was Usually, after that, you wrap things up and end the book in a hopefully promising, satisfactory note.But jesus h christ, this book really took tedious to the next level because that wrapping up part IT HAPPENED FROM 90% TO 100% Do you see that 10% of the book to wrap everything up.If you want any idea of what my face looked like then, it was this cue groans of oh cooooome oooon I am bloody serious Just when the climax happened and what should have been the ending, the book then decided to make one last anti climactic hurrah true to its dragging fashion 10% of drama and filler and pretty much scenes that should have been ELSEWHERE and not at the end of the book At least that s what I felt because they seriously looked ill placed.I don t even care that this was set in a post apocalyptic, dystopian France This book needed some serious editing


  6. Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin says:

    I have had this book FOREVER I m glad GR Group challenge finally got me to read it because I loved it Happy Reading Mel


  7. Rebekah Rebekah says:

    Original Review at www.awesomebooknuts.blogspot.comCan I just go ahead and just rant and rave about how awesome this book was Well, it was amazing I couldn t put it down I was so impressed with how Sharon Cameron redid her own version of The Scarlet Pimpernel which is a favorite of mine book and the 1982 Jane Seymoure movie adaptation It was BRILLIANT, she took apart characters and created different new characters with individual aspects that were in specific characters from the original Original Review at www.awesomebooknuts.blogspot.comCan I just go ahead and just rant and rave about how awesome this book was Well, it was amazing I couldn t put it down I was so impressed with how Sharon Cameron redid her own version of The Scarlet Pimpernel which is a favorite of mine book and the 1982 Jane Seymoure movie adaptation It was BRILLIANT, she took apart characters and created different new characters with individual aspects that were in specific characters from the original telling.


  8. jv poore jv poore says:

    This review has proven to be as stubborn as Sophie Bellamy Therein lies the ultimate compliment To me, it is only when I m consumed by furious joy and almost dumb with delight that writing a review becomes a seemingly insurmountable challenge I m torn between simply carrying this tome everywhere I go so that I can thrust it into someone s hand and simply say, This and gushing like a new grandparent.ROOK is a remarkably enjoyable, engaging read Each of the colorful, captivating characters This review has proven to be as stubborn as Sophie Bellamy Therein lies the ultimate compliment To me, it is only when I m consumed by furious joy and almost dumb with delight that writing a review becomes a seemingly insurmountable challenge I m torn between simply carrying this tome everywhere I go so that I can thrust it into someone s hand and simply say, This and gushing like a new grandparent.ROOK is a remarkably enjoyable, engaging read Each of the colorful, captivating characters has his or her own agenda Engulfed in a time when a coin stamped with the year 2024 is considered ancient and satellites are machines from the Time Before, enad with and eagerly enthusiastic for Sophia, I could not keep myself from guessing who was true to Sophie and her most honorable cause, and who was true only to himself..or herself, for that matter Instead of moving forward, it seems that we ve only gone backward all progress has been undone Rather than gender equality, women are reduced Instead of a democracy, a dictatorship, topped by the illogical, egotistical insanity of narcissistic men that are only up when holding others down Against unimaginable odds, The Red Rook devises a daring plan including a mass release of those wrongfully imprisoned to be followed by the triumphant toppling of the terrifying regime Action is aplenty, alongside conflicting emotions, witty banter and immediately intriguing ideas It isn t possible to read this story without taking pauses to consider and ponder points Not in a what the way but in an hmmmm..interesting, I couldn t have conjured way.While appropriate and appealing to Middle Grade readers, I would be remiss if I limited my recommendation to that group Like a giant bag of Hershey s miniatures, there is something for everyone Enjoy.This review was written for Buried Under Books by jv poore I love so much about this that writing the review without sounding like a kid that just heard he is going to DisneyWorld is quite a challenge But I will do it.Review in progress


  9. Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘ Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘ says:

    Sorry guys, it seems that I accidently deleted this review Sigh.DNF page 212 Dear book, Now that we have spent wasted almost 6 hours together, I can say without doubt that it s not me, it s you Indeed I was ready to forgive you so manythings the not so sexyname of your male lead, Ren , the obvious romance, the stupid love triangle, the weird metaphors, but I wasn t prepared to be so bored I feel like we re never doing anything together for Pete s sake Moreover, I keep asking myself if ISorry guys, it seems that I accidently deleted this review Sigh.DNF page 212 Dear book, Now that we have spent wasted almost 6 hours together, I can say without doubt that it s not me, it s you Indeed I was ready to forgive you so manythings the not so sexyname of your male lead, Ren , the obvious romance, the stupid love triangle, the weird metaphors, but I wasn t prepared to be so bored I feel like we re never doing anything together for Pete s sake Moreover, I keep asking myself if I m stupid or something, because there re some facts that stay unexplained and I can t going on like this, filling the holes You re giving me a headache, and that s so not nice of you, me being kind and all So yeah, I m breaking up with you, book I ll never know if Leblanc is really dumb or if that s just me, I ll never know if Spears is hiding something, if Sophia and Ren will end kissing each other I m not going to lie, I m pretty sure they will , but you know what I can t bring myself to care any Wait I never cared No, don t cry, book I guess I m sure that many readers will love you Because reasonsWith best regards, Ali nor Forof my reviews, please visit


  10. Someone& Someone& says:

    Sophia Bellamy s arranged marriage to the wealthy Ren Hasard is the last chance to save her family from ruin But when the search for the Red Rook comes straight to her doorstep, Sophia discovers that her fianc is not all he seems Which is only fair, because neither is she OH SHIIIIETTTTTT I don t know what s going on with her, butedit after reading rook It s definitely worth a read but it wasn t as good as I expected it to be Still entertaining although it dragged a bit in the middle Sophia Bellamy s arranged marriage to the wealthy Ren Hasard is the last chance to save her family from ruin But when the search for the Red Rook comes straight to her doorstep, Sophia discovers that her fianc is not all he seems Which is only fair, because neither is she OH SHIIIIETTTTTT I don t know what s going on with her, butedit after reading rook It s definitely worth a read but it wasn t as good as I expected it to be Still entertaining although it dragged a bit in the middle


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