Genevieve Valentine / Aug 18, 2019

Persona An acerbic thriller from a Nebula award finalist set against the backdrop of a near future world of celebrity ambassadors and assassins who manipulate the media to the point where the only truth seek

  • Title: Persona
  • Author: Genevieve Valentine
  • ISBN: 9781481425124
  • Page: 499
  • Format: Hardcover
  • An acerbic thriller from a Nebula award finalist, set against the backdrop of a near future world of celebrity ambassadors and assassins who manipulate the media to the point where the only truth seekers left are the paparazzi.When Suyana, Face of the United ia Rainforest Confederation, secretly meets Ethan of the United States for a date that can solidify a relationAn acerbic thriller from a Nebula award finalist, set against the backdrop of a near future world of celebrity ambassadors and assassins who manipulate the media to the point where the only truth seekers left are the paparazzi.When Suyana, Face of the United ia Rainforest Confederation, secretly meets Ethan of the United States for a date that can solidify a relationship for the struggling UARC, the last thing she expects is an assassination attempt Daniel, a teen runaway turned paparazzi out for his big break, witnesses the first shot hit Suyana, and before he can think about it, he jumps into the fray, telling himself it s not altruism, it s the scoop Just like that, Suyana and Daniel are now in the game of Faces And if they lose, they ll die.

    Persona Definition of Persona by Merriam Webster His public persona is that of a strong, determined leader, but in private life he s very insecure The band takes on a whole new persona when they perform live. Persona Define Persona at Dictionary Persona definition, a person See n , outward or social personality, a Jungian psychology term, from Latin persona person see person.Used earlier by Ezra Pound in the sense literary character representing voice of the author. Persona series Persona, also known as Shin Megami Tensei Persona, is a video game franchise developed and primarily published by Atlus Focusing around a series of role playing video games, Persona is a spin off from Atlus Megami Tensei franchise, and was originally based on Persona A persona plural personae or personas , in the word s everyday usage, is a social role or a character played by an actor.The word is derived from Latin, where it originally referred to a theatrical mask. Persona A nurse is put in charge of a mute actress and finds that their personae are melding together. Persona definition of persona by The Free Dictionary pl personas The role that one assumes or displays in public or society one s public image or personality, as distinguished from the inner self. Persona Series Megami Tensei Wiki FANDOM powered by Wikia The Persona series is a spin off series in the Megami Tensei family of games which began with the release of Megami Ibunroku Persona in There are currently six main titles in the Persona series. Sign Company Commercial Lighting Persona Inc Persona Inc, a national sign company, provides commercial signage and lighting to some of the world s leading hospitality, restaurant, and retail brands. PERSONA meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary persona definition the particular type of character that a person seems to have and that is often different from their real or private character the particular type of character that a person seems to have, which is often different from the real or private character that person has . Persona Video Games Oh yes, the beginning of the Shin Megami Tensei Persona series What an excellent game One of the early PS RPGs with minor voice acting in battles, I was astounded by this game which likes to take a darker approach to RPGs. Persona Persona is a compact, powerful and economic site builder it is part of the Cargo set of web tools. Persona psychology Britannica Persona, in psychology, the personality that an individual projects to others, as differentiated from the authentic self.The term, coined by Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung, is derived from the Latin persona, referring to the masks worn by Etruscan mimes. PERSONA Persona Original Soundtrack An amazing assortment of musical pieces that are unique, well composed and memorable The jazzy influence makes for a new sound in the Persona franchise, and it fits the theme of the game very well. Persona literature Britannica Persona, plural personae, in literature, the person who is understood to be speaking or thinking or writing a particular work.The persona is almost invariably distinct from the author it is the voice chosen by the author for a particular artistic purpose. persona Definition of persona in English by Oxford Dictionaries The tendency is to build acceptable traits into the persona and to keep unacceptable traits hidden or repressed Now that the two have exposed their repressed animosity toward each other, there s an added layer of drama and intrigue to their public personas. Persona concept Megami Tensei Wiki FANDOM powered by A Persona is a manifestation of a Persona User s personality in the Persona series, referred to as a mask for an individual to use to face hardship. A Persona is similar to a Shadow. PERSONA definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary persona meaning the particular type of character that a person seems to have and that is often different from their real or private character the particular type of character that a person seems to have, which is often different from the real or private character that person has . Persona Rotten Tomatoes Persona Critics Consensus Arguably Bergman s finest film, Persona explores the human condition with intense curiosity, immense technical skill, and beguiling warmth. Persona GameSpot Persona R Announced, But What It Is Remains A Mystery Atlus is working on something new related to Persona , and is teasing information soon. persona Dictionary Definition Vocabulary Your persona is the public image you present to the world When T.S Eliot wrote in The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock about preparing a face to meet the faces that you meet, he had the persona in mind. Prsona Cosmetics Welcome to Prsona Cosmetics Be in the know get exclusive tips, special promos first access to product drops Persona Netflix A private investigation firm takes on sensitive cases while its uniquely skilled agents deal with issues both inside and out of the office Watch trailers learn . persona Wiktionary Dec , A social role A character played by an actor psychology The mask or appearance one presents to the world marketing, user experience An imaginary person Persona Spanish to English Translation SpanishDict Almost no one knows what Helen is really like, but it is very different from the persona she presents to the public Casi nadie sabe cmo es Helen de verdad, pero es Personas Usability A persona is a written representation of your website s intended users Find out about developing personas at Usability. HRVY Personal Official Video YouTube Nov , YouTube TV No long term contract Loading Unlimited recording storage space Live TV from channels No cable box required Cancel anytime Working No thanks Try it free Find Persona The Criterion Collection By the midsixties, Ingmar Bergman had already conjured many of the cinema s most unforgettable images But with the radical Persona, he attained new levels of visual poetry. Persona Archive of obsolete content MDN Mozilla Persona is a cross browser login system for the Web, that s easy to use and easy to deploy It works on all major browsers, and you can get started today. Persona Definition and Examples of Persona Definition of Persona The term persona has been derived from the Latin word persona, which means the mask of an actor, and is therefore etymologically linked to the dramatis personae, which refers to the list of characters and cast in a play or a drama. Persona dictionary definition persona defined Persona is the part of yourself you present to the world, the image you want to present or the role that an actor or author uses.

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        Genevieve Valentine has sold than three dozen short stories her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Clarkesworld, Strange Horizons, Journal of Mythic Arts, Fantasy Magazine, Lightspeed, and Apex, and in the anthologies Federations, The Living Dead 2, The Way of the Wizard, Running with the Pack, Teeth, and .Her nonfiction has appeared in Lightspeed, Tor, and Fantasy Magazine, and she is the co author of Geek Wisdom out in Summer 2011 from Quirk Books.Her first novel, Mechanique A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti, is forthcoming from Prime Books in May 2011 You can learn about it at the Circus Tresualti website.Her appetite for bad movies is insatiable, a tragedy she tracks on her blog.


    1. 2 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum/2015/09/08/aIn the not-too-far future, the International Assembly (sort of like a version of the UN) is about to meet, and ambassadors from different countries are preparing to cast their votes. However, these individuals have no actual power and serve as nothing more than a mouthpiece for their handlers, the people who are in charge in truth. Suyana Sapaki is one of these “celebrity figureheads” who represents the public face of her country, t [...]

    2. Ana’s Take:In Genevieve Valentine’s near-future political thriller Persona, celebrity ambassadors are the public Faces of each nation (or confederation) parroting political decisions that are made behind closed doors by more important people. Diplomacy is only a matter of life of death when/if the Faces don’t conform.Enter Suyana Sapaki, the Face of the struggling United ia Rainforest Confederation, whose precarious position as its Face is about to suffer another hit: when she is getting r [...]

    3. The book "Persona" is a political eco-thriller concerning the Brazilian jungle, the politics involved in it's preservation utilizing a terrorist group, and the politicians from the region.There are two POV characters, one is a Korean photographer, the other is Suyana Sapaki the representative of the United ian Rainforest Confederation.When an assignation attempt is made on Suyana, the attempt is foiled by Daniel Park a photographer hidden in an alley near the attempted murder.The book concerns t [...]

    4. Received a galley through S&S!Very different from my usual fare, but then my resolution this year was to extend my genre boundaries even more and I've been doing a decent job so far."Persona" is a near-futuristic, character-driven techno-political-thriller(ish) and yes it is awesome. Suyana and Daniel are each flawed and sympathetic and kick-ass in their own ways, as is the varied supporting cast. The action is brisk, the setting is engaging, and DAMN this would make a great movie. Ecoterror [...]

    5. Genevieve Valentine's Persona is a great near future political thriller, full of interesting tech and realistic detail. I look forward to reading the sequel.

    6. Fast-moving plot of political shenanigans and assassinations. I really liked Suyana and just how analytical and cold she was at assessing her situation and resources. Understood Daniel's conflicted feelings and actions.

    7. I really didn’t like the sample, which presented a protagonist who didn’t appeal to me in a situation that appealed to me even less. But various bloggers persisted in commenting about their love for this book, so when it appeared at a sale price, I picked it up and eventually (with some trepidation) went on with it just to get it off my TBR pile.Then I wound up really enjoying Persona — and admiring the writing a great deal. I admire the adroit way Genevieve Valentine moves back and forth [...]

    8. Fascinating work that builds to a poignant and beautiful conclusion.The start was rough, for this reader—the book jumps straight into a Big Inciting Incident before we know the central players well enough to care about them. Our Heroine and Our Hero are running from assassins as of page 20, and I'm all for people not getting assassinated, but I wanted more personal investment. Gradual backfill over the first hundred pages gave me enough information about Suyana's and Daniel's histories, goals, [...]

    9. There's a lot of action that keeps the characters moving and the wheels spinning, but when it comes down to it, all the busy-ness is just a cover for the fact that the whole thing is pretty shallow, and not a lot actually happens. The whole idea of an all-powerful United Nations (here called the IA), with teenaged supermodel ambassadors ("Faces") running the world (while their handlers pull the strings behind the scenes) doesn't pass the suspension-of-disbelief test. This is supposed to take pla [...]

    10. I don't know how to mark this a spoiler on my tablet so SPOILERS AHEAD.i really wanted to like this book because so much of it screams 'me' (trying and often failing to breach the divide between performed and internal identity) but something about the book was distant and felt false and it wasn't until the very end that I realized why. there's a lot of gesturing towards culture - suyana is indigenous Brazilian whose involved herself in an ecoterrosim plot. presumably she's motivated by her indig [...]

    11. Persona by Genevieve Valentine is an excellent novel. This probably will come as no surprise to those of you who have read the author’s two previous, critically acclaimed novels, Mechanique and The Girls at the Kingfisher Club, but as a newcomer to Valentine’s works I was quite blown away. (I should probably add that, based on feedback from friends and on those two books’ blurbs, Persona appears to be very different from her earlier work.)Persona starts off in near future Paris, where Suya [...]

    12. Loved it. My only complaint about this book is that there isn't more of it. (But I'm pleased to note that there will be.) It's so sharp, it's so effortless in the way that the blade of the plot keeps moving in one fast slice and leaves behind layers of world and nuance and commentary and character. I love that Suyana is both impossibly capable and amazingly human, and that Daniel is such an interesting mess. The buffet of amazing diversity in the main cast is gravy, but wonderful gravy. (Oh Grac [...]

    13. My first thought after finishing this book was that it's thin; there's not a lot of "there" there. The book is set on a basically modern Earth where "Celebutante" culture has been institutionalized; people chosen for their looks and personality represent major governments publicly, and "snaps" (read: paparazzi) constantly follow them around trying to get the scoop on the lives of the "Faces" outside what their official behavior and look are. When the Face of the United Rainforest Republics is th [...]

    14. I picked this up on a whim after noticing the cover art on a library table - ended up really enjoying it.There's a special place in my heart for spec fic that doesn't neatly fit into any particular sci-fi or fantasy or alternate history category: think The Handmaid's Tale or Into the Forest or more recently, Station Eleven. Like those books, Persona sets one firm thing in the near future and then just runs with "What if?"In this particular case, it's celebrity culture and the United Nations. In [...]

    15. Disclaimer: I received a copy of this novel from the publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.My Summary: Suyana is a representative of the United ia Rainforest Confederation - known as a Face. Each country has their own Face - like a representative in the UN - and each Face is tasked with the representation and diplomatic responsibilities of their country. Anyone can be a Face as long as they look and act a certain way.When an attempt is made on Suyana's life, she only escapes t [...]

    16. The story began solidly, but fizzled out for me halfway through. Once it became a Whodunnit—or rather a Who Tried to Dun It—I quickly lost interest. As a political thriller, the novel is only partly successful, as all the political machinations feel very superficial, due to the nature of the Faces roles in the government; they are puppets, for the most part, with little influence over how things shake out on the national stage. Suyana is something of the exception, given (view spoiler)[her a [...]

    17. Valentine is the friend of a friend, and I've been reading her blog for some time. I really loved her first two books, but what I particularly enjoy about her blog is her hilarious-yet-on-point analysis of awards shows and beauty pageant costumes. So I was really excited about this book--the scenario is we've gone ahead and made the UN representatives celebrities, with all the craziness that comes with evaluating celebrities on things that have nothing to do with their jobs. The thing is, an eve [...]

    18. Actual rating would be 3.5 stars. Persona was intriguing, with intriguing characters, and a fast-paced mystery that left me (and the protagonist) wondering whom to trust. I thought the book could have benefited from more world building, however. I understand there's an International Assembly attended by Faces, who act as diplomats but are more like media representatives for their countries. Specs are like paparazzi-journalists, in a world that no longer seems to have freedom of the press due to [...]

    19. Great eco-political thriller. Action and thought-provoking concepts are mixed expertly: the nature of power, international politics, terrorism, and journalism/paparazzi. And all wrapped up in the fickleness of diplomatic role playing. Sounds very dry but this is anything but. The narration switches between Suyana and Daniel's point of views. This works very well in furthering the action plot as well as allowing us to uncover the layers of these amazingly complex characters.I've only discovered G [...]

    20. It's great to get to read an honest-to-goodness science fiction thriller -- something with action and adventure and kidnapping and running from the law and having to be clever! Genevieve's writing, as usual, was delightful.

    21. This isn't my first read by Valentine, and that's exactly why I decided to kick off 2018 with it. I knew what she was capable of in Mechanique and The Girls at the Kingfisher Club so I was prepared for a tale of similar caliber here, but I have a little secret: This is actually my second time reading this. The first time, I'm gonna go ahead and admit this, I got through the first chapter and was thoroughly confused. What year is this? Where's it taking place? Why do Faces matter so much? And, si [...]

    22. Book #14 for 2017Follow the Clues Challenge: Trail 1, Clue 4PopSugar Challenge Prompts (max 3):- An espionage thriller- A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you- The first book in a series you haven't read beforeRead Harder Challenge Task: A book wherein all point-of-view characters are people of colorBook Bingo Possible Squares:- A Book with Multiple Perspectives- A Book with an LGBTQA CharacterBetter World Books Challenge Task: A book set in a place you want to visit ( [...]

    23. Genevieve Valentine's novel Persona hugs the road like a well-built sports car, twisting and turning at tremendous speeds but always solidly grounded, a sheer delight to drive I mean read. Part of that's probably just in contrast to the last couple of novels I've read, which were pretty tough sledding, but most of it's simply because Valentine's very good at what she does. Her writing is light and easy to read, but never superficial. And Persona is thrilling, but not a traditional thriller. From [...]

    24. An important part of satire is that it seem at least distantly plausible, given the circumstances of the world it's written in. Swift's A Modest Proposal only makes sense in a world where everyone is freaking out what to do about the problem of the Irish. Similarly, this book couldn't have been written in a pre-reality show era, because no one would understand that pretty media stars are actually negotiating much more complex worlds than we are aware of.I loved this book as an answer to all the [...]

    25. Genevieve Valentine's near-future political thriller is a roller-coaster read with a strong protagonist and a lot to say about colonialism, ecological racism, international politics and power. Earth is loosely governed by the International Assembly (IA), which appears to function rather like a beefed-up United Nations. Global issues are decided - at least nominally - by the assembly, but most decisions are made behind closed doors, side-deals between countries are common, and the votes are just [...]

    26. Suyana is the public face (called a Face, reasonably enough) of her country's diplomatic efforts. Told what to say, how to say it, and even who to have relationships with, every second of Suyana's life is chronicled and controlled. But an assassination attempt breaks her ordered life down, and Suyana goes on the run with the paparazzi who accidentally chronicled her near miss with death9's review excited my interest in this book. I didn't end up liking it as much as the reviewer seemed to have. [...]

    27. This was so refreshing. Were there even any white people? Like one dude, who was the only American and also ultimately unimportant?I don't think this author has mastered the art of thrillers, though. It didn't drag me page-to-page like Lexicon or Jurassic Park (which in my opinion are at the top of this genre). I've been trying to think why that is, though, and I think it's actually pretty simple - the plot isn't *that* "thrilling". No particular moment in the book just blew my mind the way good [...]

    28. I loved how the two main characters, each being a mystery to the other, also maintain some core privacy from the reader about their deepest selves. Over the course of the book they reveal themselves cautiously as they are stripped to their vulnerabilities, and I'm left feeling that their lives (and the world) contain depths not yet illuminated.The premise - that international relations has evolved into, essentially, a 24x7 reality show with each nation embodied in a single person - required some [...]

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