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
State of Sorrow- 5 stars-
This is definitely going to be one of my favourite YA fantasy books. I didn’t have any expectations going into this novel, since I hadn’t heard any reviews or opinions concerning it, but I absolutely loved it.
The novel wasn’t packed with action, and some may have found it slow, but I found the pacing perfect. It wasn’t packed with action, but it was full of politics. The struggle for power was intriguing and interesting without needing to have action-packed fights or ev ...more
I liked this, a lot. Especially the first part, because it felt really artsy and abstract. The writing was really special. There are some things that don't really make sense, but all in all the book is totally worth reading
Einen Tag nachdem ihr Bruder bei einem tragischen Unfall ums Leben kommt, wird Sorrow geboren und verliert dabei auch ihre Mutter. Ihr Vater kommt mit dem Verlust nicht klar und verbietet fortan alle Fröhlichkeit aus dem Reich Rhannon. Lachen, singen, tanzen und bunte Kleider sind per sofort verboten.
18 Jahre später leidet das Volk immer noch unter dem Tod von Mael und nur Sorrow könnte dem ein Ende bereiten. Sie muss sich entscheiden, für das Volk oder für die Freiheit, auch wenn diese b ...more
State of Sorrow was a book I had never heard of before getting it in my March Fairyloot box. I had never read anything by Melinda Salisbury before even if I had drooled countless times on her book covers.
In our Fairyloot box was Melinda’s interview where she says: “I’m all about aesthetic and making things look beautiful.” An that she “prefers decorating cakes to making them.” It truly shows in her covers! Honestly State of Sorrows is one of the most lovely covers that I own and deserves ...more
DNF at pg 47
Given how positive most of the reviews for this book are, I feel like the black sheep because it wasn’t for me. The beginning is so infodumpy and so many characters are introduced so fast that it’s impossible to become invested in them. Plus, logical fallacies in the world building almost from pg 1. If the bridge is the ONLY thing connecting two countries, and armies refuse to cross it, how has there been a 50 year war? I just didn’t get it at all.
Maybe it gets better? Idk, but 50p ...more
Oh. My. God.
Why didnt I know about Melinda Salisbury before? Her world building is absolutely outstanding. I only bought this copy because it was signed and the cover was nice, but now I need to buy everything I can find of her.
Its written in 3rd person.
Her descriptions of surroundings, landscape, cloths was amazing.
Characters were deeper than just pretty face and werent overwritten, there is still some mystery about them. Some characters you cannot NOT hate and thats the bes ...more
Band 2, bitte jetzt.