The Cerulean

The Cerulean

Amy Ewing / Sep 20, 2019

The Cerulean Sera has always felt as if she didn t belong among her people the Cerulean She is curious about everything and can t stop questioning her three mothers her best friend Leela and even the High Prie

  • Title: The Cerulean
  • Author: Amy Ewing
  • ISBN: The Cerulean
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  • Page: 133
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Sera has always felt as if she didn t belong among her people, the Cerulean She is curious about everything and can t stop questioning her three mothers, her best friend, Leela, and even the High Priestess Sera has longed for the day when the tether that connects her City Above the Sky to the earthly world below finally severs and sends the Cerulean to a new planet.But w Sera has always felt as if she didn t belong among her people, the Cerulean She is curious about everything and can t stop questioning her three mothers, her best friend, Leela, and even the High Priestess Sera has longed for the day when the tether that connects her City Above the Sky to the earthly world below finally severs and sends the Cerulean to a new planet.But when Sera is chosen as the sacrifice to break the tether, she doesn t know what to feel To save her City, Sera must throw herself from its edge and end her own life But something goes wrong and she survives the fall, landing in a place called Kaolin She has heard tales about the humans there, and soon learns that the dangers her mothers warned her of are real If Sera has any hope to return to her City, she ll have to find the magic within herself to survive Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 496 pages Published January 29th 2019 by HarperTeen More Details Original Title The Cerulean ISBN 0062489984 ISBN13 9780062489982 Edition Language English Series Untitled Duology 1 Other Editions 9 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about The Cerulean, please sign up Popular Answered Questions What kind if story line it this Cant wait to see how you do this,Ewing like 2 years ago Add your answer Jessica Me too I read the plotline and was like wowwhat in the hell I want to know but i don t think i can wait for next year for this book flag See all 3 questions about The Cerulean Lists with This Book Most Exciting Upcoming YA Books 468 books 16,259 voters Most Anticipated Books of 2019 414 books 390 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Oct 27, 2018 Savannah Winchell rated it did not like it review of another edition Shelves 2019 DNF 50% One Of the coolest worlds concepts ive ever read BUT NEVER IN MY LIFE HAVE I BEEN QUEER BATED SO HARD THE MC IS THE ONLY STRAIGHT GIRL IN HER ENTIRE CULTURE OF POLY LESBIANS THERE IS ANOTHER LESBIAN MC BUT SHES NOT LIKE OTHER GIRLS THIS IS LITERALLY A LINE IN THE BOOK DISHONOR ON U AND UR COW THIS CONCEPT DESERVED BETTER WE DESERVED BETTERI m also updating on Dec 7 bc I realized I never mentioned the blatant racism bc i was so wrapped up in the homophobia But yeah the brown pe DNF 50% One Of the coolest worlds concepts ive ever read BUT NEVER IN MY LIFE HAVE I BEEN QUEER BATED SO HARD THE MC IS THE ONLY STRAIGHT GIRL IN HER ENTIRE CULTURE OF POLY LESBIANS THERE IS ANOTHER LESBIAN MC BUT SHES NOT LIKE OTHER GIRLS THIS IS LITERALLY A LINE IN THE BOOK DISHONOR ON U AND UR COW THIS CONCEPT DESERVED BETTER WE DESERVED BETTERI m also updating on Dec 7 bc I realized I never mentioned the blatant racism bc i was so wrapped up in the homophobia But yeah the brown people are oppressive and evil and the literal glowing white people in the sky are pure or whateverANK YOU AND GOODNIGHT flag 99 likesLike see review View all 15 comments Shayna Why can i not dislike your review, ew i am so sick of u millennials bitching about racism, and lgbtq and privilige i could scream Jan 30, 2019 10 57PM Amber Thanks for the review Don t like the sound of the content and I m also surprised there hasn t been any uproar made about it Taking it back off my bo Thanks for the review Don t like the sound of the content and I m also surprised there hasn t been any uproar made about it Taking it back off my bookshelf Jan 31, 2019 11 47AM Oct 30, 2018 Hamad rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves 2018 reads, arcs, e books, good covers This review and other non spoilery reviews can be found The Book Prescription Males looked sort of like females, except they had no breasts and were taller and hairier and meaner Time to confess that I primarily requested this book because of it s cover and because I thought it was a standalone We need Fantasy Standalones I liked the synopsis initially but after a few weeks of requesting this I started to have second thoughts and started to lose interest in the synopsis That being This review and other non spoilery reviews can be found The Book Prescription Males looked sort of like females, except they had no breasts and were taller and hairier and meaner Time to confess that I primarily requested this book because of it s cover and because I thought it was a standalone We need Fantasy Standalones I liked the synopsis initially but after a few weeks of requesting this I started to have second thoughts and started to lose interest in the synopsis That being said, the book had a good start so I thought it was worth giving a chance I was bored after a few chapters, but then was interested again and tbh I didn t consider DNFing it so it must have been good The world building was good too and although I had some questions at first and some things that were not convincing for me medical wise, it was explained later which both helped convincing me and adding to my knowledge Bonus points for that Plot wise, I felt like I have seen the twist and I had expectations after knowing just a few things It was entertaining but it never blew my mind That being said, I can t say that I wanted to know what was going to happen and how will things unfold I wanted to see if my theories were true I may give credit to all the books that I have read before for this.I actually liked the romance way than I expected to and that may have been the best part It was kind of typical but the world building gives it a whole new context which makes it interesting if you take the time to think about it I am sure many readers will miss the point and will criticize it but that s why it is OK to have different opinions The characters were average YA characters, I am pretty sure that they will be among the characters I forget after a few months Not that there is anything wrong with that but I like my characters to be distinct and unique Summary I may have been disappointed by the fact that this is a duology because this book is huge and it could have been shorter I went with lower expectations and it was slow at first but the story picks up as you progress and becomes captivating The book didn t blow my mind but it exceeded my expectations and I may consider continuing this series ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. flag 63 likesLike see review View all 17 comments Jan 30, 2019 Elise TheBookishActress marked it as zzzzz review of another edition Shelves anticipated for the gay, coverporn im so tired flag 62 likesLike see review View all 18 comments Elise TheBookishActress also I said that like it s a joke but it s literally not at all a joke Jan 30, 2019 07 59PM Patience A Annnnd taking this off my shelf now Thanks for the info Jan 31, 2019 11 57AM Jan 25, 2019 Lea drumsofautumn rated it did not like it review of another edition Shelves to be released, dnf I strongly believe in not rating DNFs but man, I skimmed enough of this book and I need y all to pay attention to this mess.This story is about a STRAIGHT girl, part of a species that doesn t even have males She grew up in a polyam sapphic society.Due to circumstances she gets to this other planet and sees males for the first time AND OF COURSE she s actually been attracted to males all this time IT LITERALLY DOESN T EVEN MAKE SENSE This was attraction She wanted this male, the way she ha I strongly believe in not rating DNFs but man, I skimmed enough of this book and I need y all to pay attention to this mess.This story is about a STRAIGHT girl, part of a species that doesn t even have males She grew up in a polyam sapphic society.Due to circumstances she gets to this other planet and sees males for the first time AND OF COURSE she s actually been attracted to males all this time IT LITERALLY DOESN T EVEN MAKE SENSE This was attraction She wanted this male, the way she had tried to want any of the other girls her age and failed The thing she had longed for above all else, the one secret she had kept from those she cared for she had been wrong Quote from the ARC, might be changed in the final copy CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS I could ve gotten behind this if the character had been asexual and or aromantic but straight It s ridiculous and made me feel really icky.BUT then, it got even better We get POVs later on in the story and guess what One of the other POVs is a girl living on that other planet and we find out basically immediately that she s exclusively attracted to women The society she lives in is so heteronormative that literally in her first chapter she talks about the fact that she could get killed for even thinking another woman is attractive WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK IS THIS It also feels really wrong that these are brown people, whereas the main character s society, that s kinda portrayed as a perfect society , are light skinned people Just saying.This story has got to be a parody I can t believe this is getting published I ve rarely ever been this upset about a book I wanted to finish this and write an essay about it but man, this shit is disgusting I m not doing this to myself LET S PRACTICE SELF CARE IN 2019 MY FRIENDS flag 52 likesLike see review View all 12 comments Bettielee what a bassackwards just what she thought we needed this story i mean does she want a cookie what the fuck Feb 01, 2019 02 29AM Lea drumsofautumn Bettielee wrote what a bassackwards just what she thought we needed this story i mean does she want a cookie what the fuck RIGHT and not on Bettielee wrote what a bassackwards just what she thought we needed this story i mean does she want a cookie what the fuck RIGHT and not only the author but also all the other people included when publishing a book No one ever thought aaah maybe not lmaoooo Feb 01, 2019 11 59AM Sep 23, 2016 Lala BooksandLala marked it as on my radar review of another edition Shelves most anticipated wtf this is the weirdest sounding plot haha flag 48 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Sep 24, 2016 Saania Zee Jamal marked it as to read review of another edition Shelves fantasy la la la The Cerulean tells the story of Sera, who lives in a Sapphic utopia where all women have three mothers and a young woman is chosen every 100 years to be abandoned on the planet below as a sacrifice Oookaaaaay.Why not flag 41 likesLike see review View 1 comment Oct 14, 2018 Kiki marked it as to read review of another edition I m really interested in this but the plot sounds so unrealistic lmao The people live in a Sapphic utopia and yet the heroine questions it Ahahahahah why flag 37 likesLike see review View all 8 comments Jun 14, 2018 Christian marked it as to read review of another edition Okay so the Lone City trilogy was pretty mediocre, but HOLY FUCK TAKE ALL MY SECOND CHANCES BECAUSE THAT COVER flag 36 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Jun 15, 2018 Kai marked it as to read review of another edition Shelves glbt, to buy it s queer AND it has THAT cover You will not hear me complain flag 29 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jun 20, 2018 Nenia Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out of Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention Campbell marked it as wishlist review of another edition God, THE JEWEL was such an outrageous clusterfuck that I feel obligated to read this and report back after chronicling that first saga of um wtf is going on here.I see that this is promoting itself as a Sapphic society but I m having visions of GATE TO WOMEN S COUNTRY meets ROMEO AND JULIET, so let s not hold our collective breaths just yet flag 27 likesLike see review View all 9 comments Jan 05, 2019 Tucker TuckerTheReader marked it as not released tbr review of another edition Edit 2 It s officially published and STILL UNTITLED DUOLOGY.Edit It s still untitled COME ON HARPERCOLLINS SHAKE A LEGThis book comes out in a month and it s still an untitled duology GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER PEOPLE flag 25 likesLike see review View all 5 comments May 12, 2017 Niki Hawkes The Obsessive Bookseller marked it as to read review of another edition Shelves upcoming releases with covers This book better have a blue cover, is all I m sayin flag 20 likesLike see review View all 7 comments Dec 05, 2018 Kayla marked it as to read review of another edition Shelves 2019 releases, top 19 of 2019 new releases, arc, immediate tbr, own kindle edition I GOT AN ARC FROM EDELWEISSEDELWEISS ACTUALLY APPROVED ME FOR AN ARC AND IT S FOR ONE OF MY MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASES OF THE YEARfor the record this comes out jan 29 not feb 5 flag 16 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Dec 04, 2018 Tori Kiersten Frost rated it did not like it review of another edition DNF at p 391 of 483The title character is the only straight girl from an all lesbian alien society She has a straight coming out scene No, really.Oh, and her all lesbian society decides she needs to be ritually murdered in order to save their floating city Which definitely does not play into homophobic fears about queer people being dangerous to children or anything.I gave this an honest try because I wanted to make sure the MC in question wasn t a bi or ace character being misrepresented in DNF at p 391 of 483The title character is the only straight girl from an all lesbian alien society She has a straight coming out scene No, really.Oh, and her all lesbian society decides she needs to be ritually murdered in order to save their floating city Which definitely does not play into homophobic fears about queer people being dangerous to children or anything.I gave this an honest try because I wanted to make sure the MC in question wasn t a bi or ace character being misrepresented in reviews as a straight character, but no She s straight.Credit where credit it due there is another POV character who is gay, but her storyline is about suffering through a homophobic and misogynistic society until she can escape to another continent It s a painful pity the gays narrative that makes straight people feel better about themselves, but it can be triggering to LGBT readers, so be aware of that if you decide to pick this one up.The human culture this gay character and her brother are from is made up of imperialist religious zealots with brown skin whose religious symbol is a crescent moon, so there s that, too.To the best of my knowledge, Amy Ewing is not part of the LGBT community I would really like to see straight writers and their publishers not do this sort of thing any, especially if they re trying to court LGBT readers This is sloppy and offensive and avoidable This book really highlights how badly marginalized people are needed in publishing flag 16 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jun 21, 2018 Benjamin marked it as to read review of another edition Shelves cant wait to read, arc I received ARC in exchange for an honest review. JUST LOOK AT THIS COVER GIVE IT TO ME flag 16 likesLike see review Dec 02, 2018 Anna Bookbuyer call me bookbuyer rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves own This was a 4.5 for me Review to come.Okay so this is my first time writing a non spoiler review Not sure if it will still contain spoilers so I ll caution any readers now.Sera was an amazing MC I absolutely loved her I loved her so much I couldn t see any flaws in her but she was also not a Mary Sue character Take from that what you will.There were a lot of POV s in this book and that is one of the main reasons it got knocked down from a 5 to a 4 1 2 While I do deem it essential I don t li This was a 4.5 for me Review to come.Okay so this is my first time writing a non spoiler review Not sure if it will still contain spoilers so I ll caution any readers now.Sera was an amazing MC I absolutely loved her I loved her so much I couldn t see any flaws in her but she was also not a Mary Sue character Take from that what you will.There were a lot of POV s in this book and that is one of the main reasons it got knocked down from a 5 to a 4 1 2 While I do deem it essential I don t like multiple POV s Hence the 1 2 star mark down.Now on to the other POV s Oh and before I forget this story also has multiple parts Mostly involving a POV change Anyway No wait It might be spoilery Shoot NM.The world building was wonderful It left me with a lot of questions as I was reading but it was always answered So it left me hanging by my fingertips often Oh and fair warning the ending will make you desperate for the next book lol.Also I could do a 5 paragraph gush about the cover OMG It is an absolutely amazing cover Whoever designed it I give you 5 thumbs up It s what really drew me to this book in the first place That and then the author and then the plot flag 13 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Jan 06, 2019 Dani Perspective of a Writer rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2019, fiction young adult, g a magic, g a strong family, g t another world, genre coming of age, genre diverse, genre friendship, review wrote add later, reviewed Check out reviews Perspective of a WriterSera has always felt as if she didn t belong among her people, the Cerulean She is curious about everything and can t stop questioning her three mothers, her best friend, Leela, and even the High Priestess Sera has longed for the day when the tether that connects her City Above the Sky to the earthly world below finally severs and sends the Cerulean to a new planet But when Sera is chosen as the sacrifice to break the tether, she doesn t know Check out reviews Perspective of a WriterSera has always felt as if she didn t belong among her people, the Cerulean She is curious about everything and can t stop questioning her three mothers, her best friend, Leela, and even the High Priestess Sera has longed for the day when the tether that connects her City Above the Sky to the earthly world below finally severs and sends the Cerulean to a new planet But when Sera is chosen as the sacrifice to break the tether, she doesn t know what to feel To save her City, Sera must throw herself from its edge and end her own lifeThe short reviewThis was a really intriguing read for me first of all it had four points of view Yes, I said four and I enjoyed each of them for different reasons that I ll explain below Needless to say that the POVs really made the story dynamic than it would have been in one or two POVs The other thing that really stood out about The Cerulean is the intriguing diversity Sure there is a f f relationship with one of the main characters that was fun and showcased sexual attraction Then there are the Cerulean, the female only race, really a religious sect that floats above the planet, not on a ship, but on a large disc The details as combined really worked well even if it was quite odd and not something you d read about everyday.At first I was just curious where all this lesbian love and veggie only eating was going Many of the things hinted at in the beginning were quite obvious to me and developed about as I expected Then the other POVs came in Once we left Sera and got to Leo and Anges I found the story finally here I really fell in love with the creatures that are in this part of the story And then Leela came onto the scene In the beginning you assume she is just the BFF left behind to show Sera is normal if a little wild but she gets her own part of the story and its super intriguing I really enjoyed the contrast of the two societies the Cerulean and the Kaolins even if you aren t really certain where this all is going The world building is such that even though the plot is rather formless its a journey that you willingly explore.Cover Title grade A I really love the cover of The Cerulean I love the cool dual nature of it showing both the heavens and the trees I love the city that is peaking above or is it jutting below And the small girl falling GAHHHHH so gorgeous It really draws you in and hints at the secrets that the Cerulean holds However its a tiny bit static and does reflect the multiple POV nature to the narrative Still I think its quite good and does its job well.Why did the four multiple POVS make the story in The Cerulean really enjoyable SeraShe acts as the catalyst to everyone else, bringing change and forcing them to choose sides I really loved how her bold nature worked well in this role and how she learned to embrace her magic She s not to most captivating but she certainly knows how to enter a scene LeoHe is a bit of a spoiled brat that idolizes his father I love that he experiences that time where you realize your parent is human and you may have to choose a path different from what they want for you He steps out into space for the first time gives us an incredible character arc AgnesShe secretly pursues her hearts greatest desires and even though she has faith in people she doesn t really know will be there for her She is caught between the quite decent but totally platonic Ebenezer and the terribly saucy pirate chick Vada, leading them all into hot water LeelaSera s BFF who just wants her friend back or if not that to uncover what is going on in their utopia the most intriguing of the POVs with a mystery that by the end I was dying to learn with her She is who I need to catch up with in the sequel As a WriterBecause there are so many POVs the actionable plot is quite shallow and mostly developed through later characters, Agnes and Leo, and not Sera, the protagonist though Leela has a really great part all her own Sera acts as an instigator for all the drama that the other three go through due to her being in their lives It s quite a fascinating way to develop the central character Sure, when provided a way Sera gets all bold and does her part, but otherwise she just goes along with whatever the other characters tell her to do From the high priestess to Agnes and eventually to Leo and the others who help her This isn t really how a protagonist should react, but it works because the other POVs are autonomous and act for themselves.The Cerulean is an intriguing look at multiple POVs and why how they can enliven a story and give dimension to an otherwise basic plot The world building will keep you reading ahead as you wonder what s going to happen when the Cerulean and Kaolins meet the Authenticity Writing Style Plot Pacing World Building Thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review It has not influenced my opinions.______________________You can find this review and many others on my book blog Perspective of a Writer See my special perspective at the bottom of my reviews under the typewriter Please like this review if you enjoyed it bow bow It helps me out a ton flag 17 likesLike see review Jul 25, 2018 Celia McMahon rated it really liked it review of another edition Thank you to Edelweiss and Harper for the E ARC.Okay deep, ragged breaths What in the world did I just read There may be some spoilers so read at your own risk.First off, we have one of those apparent protagonists She doesn t quite fit in She wonders about things she shouldn t be wondering about She doesn t like girls they way others do I ll back up.Sera lives in a floating city in space I have dubbed this place, Floaty City That is the jist of it Her society is made up entirely of fema Thank you to Edelweiss and Harper for the E ARC.Okay deep, ragged breaths What in the world did I just read There may be some spoilers so read at your own risk.First off, we have one of those apparent protagonists She doesn t quite fit in She wonders about things she shouldn t be wondering about She doesn t like girls they way others do I ll back up.Sera lives in a floating city in space I have dubbed this place, Floaty City That is the jist of it Her society is made up entirely of females that reproduce all parthenogenesis style Cliff notes version They don t need males to produce offspring They don t even know what boys are Their city is held on to planets below by tethers When they feel it s time to move on, a sacrifice is made to cut the tether and release the city to find a new planet to latch onto Floaty City is basically a parasite Oh, and their blood can heal, and it s magic and stuff.Are you still with me Now, it s obvious who the sacrifice is going to be But Sera doesn t die like she s supposed to She lands miserably on the planet below Sera You fail.Let s welcome twins Agnes and Leo They live in a Victorian ish society I think I can t quite pinpoint it, but I was horrible at history and worse at geography soI don t know It s not Earth They have weird animals and stuff, but also fancy dresses and cars Leo is kind of an ass hat, and I really hated reading his POV Agnes was better She at least was interesting She is in the same boat as Sera, but for her society, liking girls are taboo But we have some queer story telling, and I m down for that.By the first half of the book, I was a tad jarred I was in one world and then another, and I was like, whhhhaaat is haaaappening Then, as I felt all comfy on the planet, we are sent back up to Floaty City into the POV of Sera s best friend This part of the book was super exciting, and I kind of wished it stayed there I didn t want to go back to Sera s POV hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaaaaaaaOk, I ll continue.So, basically, Leo brings Sera to his crazy father who is prepping to run some sort of freak show Leo becomes less annoying as the story progresses Much to my surprise, there is next to no romance as I thought there would be I was all like, I bet Sera is going to fall in love with Leo I bet you 256,899 dollars.By the time I finished this book, I kind of had to sit down and eat some Fritos and drink some iced tea and wonder what goes through Amy Ewings mind when she thinks up book ideas Did she say, hey, I have this idea about a floaty city and all women society and trees with faces and it s going to be EPIC EPIC I TELL YOU.The story was different REALLy different And the cover is spectacular so kudos to that designer The book is open ended so gear up for a second I mean, this book was so weird and all over the place that I couldn t put it down I had to know what was going to happen This book has four POVs That s a lot of POVs But it worked out and got me away from annoying Leo.I guess I liked the book I m having one of those moments where you eat something different, and you can t quite make out what makes you want to eat of it because it looks funny and has a weird texture But somehow you re still eating it That s this book flag 11 likesLike see review Dec 29, 2018 Emily May marked it as to read review of another edition Shelves arc, coverly love, fantasy, young adult ARC provided in exchange for honest review flag 11 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jan 25, 2019 Amanda rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves edelweiss, review copy, own You can also read my review here Cerulean is a fantasy that I tried really hard to get an advanced review copy of because I loved Amy Ewing s previous series I was so thrilled when I got a copy from Edelweiss The cover s absolutely stunning and I really liked Amy Ewing s first two books in The Lone City series, so I went in with super high expectations I am pleased to say that it was not a disappointing read.I loved the characters Sera was intrig You can also read my review here Cerulean is a fantasy that I tried really hard to get an advanced review copy of because I loved Amy Ewing s previous series I was so thrilled when I got a copy from Edelweiss The cover s absolutely stunning and I really liked Amy Ewing s first two books in The Lone City series, so I went in with super high expectations I am pleased to say that it was not a disappointing read.I loved the characters Sera was intriguing as she really stood out among people from her city She was bold and outspoken, but also curious and brave I loved the relationship that she had with her three mothers and also how loyal and dedicated she was to her best friend Leela The two main characters from the planet, Agnes and Leo, were interesting as well I immediately liked Agnes, who was kind of an oppressed woman, but fought for a better life for herself She was also clearly a morally good character Leo, on the other hand, took a while to grow on me In the beginning I hated him because of his actions, but as his character changed throughout the story I really started to like him.The world building was absolutely amazing There was a floating city, which Sera was from, above the planet and it was attached to the planet by a magical tether The floating city was fascinating It was filled with only women, who were blue Sera had three mothers and there were no men in the city so all of the citizens married other women in groups of three Ironically Agatha, who was from the planet, was a lesbian and Sera, who was from the city filled with only women, was straight The descriptions of the world were so vivid and fantastical I am so glad that this is going to be a series because I would love to return to this world with these characters.While the characters and the world building made this book shine, the plot brought my rating down from 5 stars The beginning was kind of slow, but once it picked up it was a really good read, but not because of the plot I wanted there to be interesting stuff happening once Sera was on the planet I felt like the climax of the story was kind of lame, it wasn t built up enough and I felt like it could have been executed way better than it was The ending also felt a bit abrupt I understand that it was setting up for the second book, but it just didn t feel completely finished to me.Overall I would say that this was a great fantasy I loved the characters and the wold building The plot could have been better, but with such great characters it was still a wonderful book It was a bit slow paced, but if you are looking for a vivid fantasy world to dive into, this would be a perfect choice After reading I would really love to continue the series and also revisit Amy Ewing s last series flag 8 likesLike see review Feb 18, 2017 percy marked it as tbr unreleased review of another edition looks like ewing has responded to criticism of The Jewel as being unoriginal and derivative which totally isn t true btw and you should read it, it s good by writing a book with the fucking craziest plot ever god, i love her flag 8 likesLike see review Jan 25, 2019 Shannon It Starts At Midnight rated it really liked it Shelves 2019, february 2019, read for review You can find the full review and all the fancy and or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight One thing I must say about this book, before we get into its entirety, is that the first say, 15% had me crying, smiling, in awe and then lots crying but look, emotions are good I was in freaking love with this magical world in the sky In Love And okay, I don t read synopses before starting a book, but some of the stuff is easy to predict regardless That was okay, it didn t You can find the full review and all the fancy and or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight One thing I must say about this book, before we get into its entirety, is that the first say, 15% had me crying, smiling, in awe and then lots crying but look, emotions are good I was in freaking love with this magical world in the sky In Love And okay, I don t read synopses before starting a book, but some of the stuff is easy to predict regardless That was okay, it didn t really have any impact on my reading experience Plus, twists happened later anyway, yay Anyway, around 15 20% is where the location change happens And I still really, really liked the book, but it did lose a bit of its magic for me at this point Also, I need a map Like desperately, and I hope there is one in the finished copy, because this world was a lot And not in a bad way Really, the author did a phenomenal job of creating such intricacies in several different cultures within the book, it s quite impressive But maps help.There are four POVs, and this did not bother me at all I daresay they were necessary Sera, who is the character we first meet in Sky Places and I adored from minute one stays with us throughout Ground dwelling siblings Agnes and Leo each have a POV, with quite differing views of the world around them Leo is kind of a typical seeming dudebro at first but you can tell he s really not underneath the machismo Agnes is fabulous from the start ha Sera s best friend Leela rounds them out, and she s lovely and I really enjoyed what she added to the mix.Speaking of characters, their interactions with each other are really the crowning jewel of this story The lengths they d go to for each other in some cases the tension in others The family dynamics between Sera and her mothers is one of the loveliest I have read about in a long, long time And the friendship Sera and Leela have is so strong and inspiring I don t want to say too much about the plot, but Sera wants to know what has happened to her people, and will do just about anything to save them, as she thinks she s failed her mission Agnes and Leo are dealing with a dad who is basically the grossest of all time and has a sentient zoo I guess and honestly he is the worst They need to figure out what they truly want out of life Leela just wants her bestie back, and to uncover some truths about her people that will send her and everyone else reeling But it kept me completely invested and I definitely need Bottom Line Such lovely and unique world building, and characters that I am fully invested in coupled with some really heavy emotions make me certain to return for the sequel flag 7 likesLike see review Jul 12, 2018 Gaby lookingatbooks marked it as to read review of another edition Shelves arc I just got the arc for this and I am thrilled to start it flag 7 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jul 20, 2018 Zemira Kylo Ren fangirl Warner rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves fantasy, edelweiss What a strange book I didn t know what to think but overall I did enjoy it and will read the sequel You dive into the minds of Sera, Leo and Agnes, our narrators Twins Leo and Agnes are rich kids from Earth, both wrapped in their own problems when a Cerulean, Sera, literally drops from the sky They will both develop different bonds with Sera and will try to help her when their father enslaves her in his circus.I find it hard to explain what it s about because it would reveal too much informa What a strange book I didn t know what to think but overall I did enjoy it and will read the sequel You dive into the minds of Sera, Leo and Agnes, our narrators Twins Leo and Agnes are rich kids from Earth, both wrapped in their own problems when a Cerulean, Sera, literally drops from the sky They will both develop different bonds with Sera and will try to help her when their father enslaves her in his circus.I find it hard to explain what it s about because it would reveal too much information about the magical Cerulean people If you re into strange stories, you ll definitely find something interesting in this book flag 6 likesLike see review Jan 01, 2018 Rachael marked it as desperately waiting for review of another edition sapphic utopia me slams that mf Want To Read button flag 6 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jan 06, 2019 Alexandra rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves 2019 I received an e ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Review can be found on Milky Way of Books The new series by Amy Ewing begins with a city on the sky and four different POVs which slowly add to the plot From the City Above the Sky to the ground of Earth we see how magic, science and different roles combine as the characters try to find their own path and grow up.The pros go to the beautiful descriptions of the City and the magic of cloudspinning It sounded beautiful But de I received an e ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Review can be found on Milky Way of Books The new series by Amy Ewing begins with a city on the sky and four different POVs which slowly add to the plot From the City Above the Sky to the ground of Earth we see how magic, science and different roles combine as the characters try to find their own path and grow up.The pros go to the beautiful descriptions of the City and the magic of cloudspinning It sounded beautiful But despite the gorgeous cover and the beauty of the premise, there wasn t much development to the plot and Leo was the one character I didn t like Also with four POVs the action didn t feel balanced enough It might be an issue of my own but don t let this be your main factor And also for a City of high Intelligence and magic, learning from the start that they had only oral stories and NOTHING WRITTEN was a dead giveaway to the sinister path behind its glittering visage flag 5 likesLike see review Sep 03, 2018 Taylor marked it as to read review of another edition Shelves i need, lgbt, ya fantasy to read Fuck, that is one gorgeous cover Hopefully the inside is just as beautiful as the outside I hear it s gay so there s hope flag 5 likesLike see review View 1 comment May 09, 2016 falling asleep reading marked it as to read review of another edition AMY EWING ALWAYS HAS THE WILDEST PLOTS I M SO READY FOR THIS flag 5 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jun 15, 2018 jaroda marked it as to read review of another edition I know you re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but all that s going out the window for this one I need to check this out when it publishes How can you resist a beautiful cover like that flag 5 likesLike see review Dec 26, 2016 Emily emilykatereads rated it did not like it review of another edition Shelves didnt finish, young adult, read in 2019, owned, fantasy, arc This is officially the biggest disappointment of 2019, and it s only a month in Can someone explain to me why this book has been hyped as a sapphic utopia for so long so, and now the official blurb has nothing about this sapphic world, and what we re actually getting is a boring fantasy about a straight girl Oh I know, it s so this book gets all the credit of being diverse and giving us a glimpse of this poly sapphic society of all magical woman in the beginning of the book, but then gives us This is officially the biggest disappointment of 2019, and it s only a month in Can someone explain to me why this book has been hyped as a sapphic utopia for so long so, and now the official blurb has nothing about this sapphic world, and what we re actually getting is a boring fantasy about a straight girl Oh I know, it s so this book gets all the credit of being diverse and giving us a glimpse of this poly sapphic society of all magical woman in the beginning of the book, but then gives us a different story and doesn t do any of the work to make a quality diverse story The queer character this book does give us, instead, is stuck in a ridiculously homophobic and misogynist community, and she s not like other girls An actual line from the book.I DNFd this one 40% I kept reading on after realizing it was actually a story about a straight girl, but the story I was getting was ultimately boring and not capturing my attention either This book is too long to continue reading to just be mad at what this book isn t and what it could ve been ARC provided by the publisher for an honest reviewReview can also be found on my blog flag 4 likesLike see review View 1 comment previous 1 2 3 4 5 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Amy Ewing 1,918 followers Amy Ewing is the young adult author of The Jewel, the first in a trilogy from HarperTeen, coming out September 2014.She grew up in a small town outside Boston, where her librarian mother instilled a deep love of reading at a young age Amy moved to New York City in 2000 to study theater at New York University Unfortunately, her acting career didn t quite pan out She worked in restaurants, as an Amy Ewing is the young adult author of The Jewel, the first in a trilogy from HarperTeen, coming out September 2014.She grew up in a small town outside Boston, where her librarian mother instilled a deep love of reading at a young age Amy moved to New York City in 2000 to study theater at New York University Unfortunately, her acting career didn t quite pan out She worked in restaurants, as an administrative assistant, a nanny, and a sales representative for a wine distributor before the lack of creativity in her life drove her to begin writing.Amy received her MFA in Creative Writing for Children from The New School, where she was lucky enough to meet a fabulous community 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        Amy Ewing is the young adult author of The Jewel, the first in a trilogy from HarperTeen, coming out September 2014.She grew up in a small town outside Boston, where her librarian mother instilled a deep love of reading at a young age Amy moved to New York City in 2000 to study theater at New York University Unfortunately, her acting career didn t quite pan out She worked in restaurants, as an Amy Ewing is the young adult author of The Jewel, the first in a trilogy from HarperTeen, coming out September 2014.She grew up in a small town outside Boston, where her librarian mother instilled a deep love of reading at a young age Amy moved to New York City in 2000 to study theater at New York University Unfortunately, her acting career didn t quite pan out She worked in restaurants, as an administrative assistant, a nanny, and a sales representative for a wine distributor before the lack of creativity in her life drove her to begin writing.Amy received her MFA in Creative Writing for Children from The New School, where she was lucky enough to meet a fabulous community of YA writers who keep her sane on a daily basis She lives in Harlem, where she spends her days writing, eating cheese, and occasionally binge watching The Vampire Diaries


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    1. DNF 50% One Of the coolest worlds concepts ive ever read BUT NEVER IN MY LIFE HAVE I BEEN QUEER BATED SO HARD THE MC IS THE ONLY STRAIGHT GIRL IN HER ENTIRE CULTURE OF POLY LESBIANS THERE IS ANOTHER LESBIAN MC BUT SHES NOT LIKE OTHER GIRLS THIS IS LITERALLY A LINE IN THE BOOK DISHONOR ON U AND UR COW THIS CONCEPT DESERVED BETTER WE DESERVED BETTERI m also updating on Dec 7 bc I realized I never mentioned the blatant racism bc i was so wrapped up in the homophobia But yeah the brown pe DNF 50% On [...]


    2. This review and other non spoilery reviews can be found The Book Prescription Males looked sort of like females, except they had no breasts and were taller and hairier and meaner Time to confess that I primarily requested this book because of it s cover and because I thought it was a standalone We need Fantasy Standalones I liked the synopsis initially but after a few weeks of requesting this I started to have second thoughts and started to lose interest in the synopsis That being This [...]



    3. I strongly believe in not rating DNFs but man, I skimmed enough of this book and I need y all to pay attention to this mess.This story is about a STRAIGHT girl, part of a species that doesn t even have males She grew up in a polyam sapphic society.Due to circumstances she gets to this other planet and sees males for the first time AND OF COURSE she s actually been attracted to males all this time IT LITERALLY DOESN T EVEN MAKE SENSE This was attraction She wanted this male, the way she ha



    4. The Cerulean tells the story of Sera, who lives in a Sapphic utopia where all women have three mothers and a young woman is chosen every 100 years to be abandoned on the planet below as a sacrifice Oookaaaaay.Why not


    5. I m really interested in this but the plot sounds so unrealistic lmao The people live in a Sapphic utopia and yet the heroine questions it Ahahahahah why


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