Sorrow - for that is all she brings us.A people laid low by grief and darkness.A cut-throat race for power and victory.A girl with everything and nothing to loseBy day, Sorrow governs the Court of Tears, covering for her grief-maddened father, who has turned their once celebrated land into a living monument for the brother who died before she was born.By night, she seeks solace in the arms of the boy she's loved since childhood. But one ghost won't stop haunting her, and when enemies old and new close ranks against her, Sorrow must decide how far she's willing to go to win...Be swept away by the dark and dangerous new world from Melinda Salisbury, bestselling author of The Sin Eater's Daughter trilogy...
|Title||:||State of Sorrow (Sorrow #1)|
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State of Sorrow (Sorrow #1) Reviews
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I didn’t know much about State of Sorrow going in. Not only did I completely misread the blurb when the book was announced (I thought it was a contemporary book -- don’t ask), I just picked it up on blind faith due to the cover and the author. I enjoyed The Sin Eater’s Daughter and was hoping for more strong, yet quiet heroines and lush language.
I’m going to come right out and say it -- this book was incredibly slow to start. I usually give a book 100 ...more
Quando non te lo aspetti, le cose belle arrivano
Non conoscevo l'autrice Melinda Salisbury, non sapevo dell'uscita di questo libro, perciò quando mi sono ritrovata questa bellissima copertina con questo titolo accattivante nella box di FairyLoot mi sono sorpresa e mi son detta 'Stavolta è quella buona, questo è un bel libro'. E infatti, è un bellissimo libro.
Come ho detto, essendo verginella dell'autrice non avevo idea di cosa aspettarmi, anche dallo stile di scrittura e che dire, tanto di cape ...more
5 Words: Family, power, manipulation, intrigue, lies.
Honestly? Read it.
It is phenomenal.
The world is just... There are so many details that bring it to life. And the characters are truly part of the world. It's exceptional.
Full review to come.
I didn't like this book when I first began it. I feel as though the battle between royals has been a very played out theme lately, especially in YA. Then, with the automatic 'forbidden' romance, it seemed like every single story that's popular right now. And, in a way, it is. Midway through, I began to enjoy it though. Sorrow is a very likable character, basically every character in the book is once you get past the first few chapters. I'm uncomfortable with giving it 4 stars because of my disli ...more
* Rated 4.5 stars
Gah, this book. It’s so hard to accurately portray my feelings.
It is a little slow in the beginning, though I don’t think in a bad way. There are also a lot of characters introduced early on, along with the political set up, that made it a little hard to follow or connect with. But only at first! As it winds on, the politics is so intriguing, and the characters are complex and interesting.
I particularly like that Sorrow deals with so much - she has self doubt, suffers from her world views chan ...more
State of Sorrow was a book that gave me a lot of different emotions. At first I almost hated it and was so close to putting it away. Suddenly, it got better and things became more interesting. Still I was not sure whether I would want to read the book’s sequel once I had finished it. After reading the quite sensational ending of this book, I am now fully convinced that I need the next book as soon as possible!
The book’s main character, Sorrow Ventaxis is the daughter of Harun Ventaxis, chancell ...more