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    FREE READ The Black Witch E–pub Free [The Black Witch] È Laurie Forest Laurie Forest Ò 1 READ “Elloren” Aunt Vyvian breathes “you have grown into the absolute image of your grandmother”It’s a huge compliment and I want to believe it My grandmother was not only one of my people’s most powerful Mages she was also considered to be very beautiful This book has an overwhelmingly unprecedentedly low

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READ ↠ The Black Witch A new Black Witch will riseher powers vast beyond imaginingElloren Gardner is the granddaughter of the last prophesied Black Witch Carnissa Gardner who drove back the enemy forces and saved the Gardnerian people during the Realm War But while she is the absolute spitting image of her famous grandmother Elloren is utterly devoid of power in a society that prizes magical ability ab So I read it Honestly I m pretty disappointed in those people who condemned this book before giving it a chanceYes a defining motivation for almost everything that happens in this book is racial tension between a handful of fantasy races No I do not feel that the author condones racist homophobic ableist etc ideologies about races that exist in realityMy opinion This book was preemptively dragged through the mud for nothing Seriously though since when is portraying characters with shitty belief systems the same as condoning characters with shitty belief systemsAnd I must ask have we not made it past the point where we accept that people are not all good or all bad That it s the part of ourselves we act on that make us who we are Wasn t this one of the fundamental lessons in the Harry Potter seriesSpeaking of Harry Potter any of you who ever found it in your heart to sympathize with Draco Malfoy but concluded this book is problematic likely without reading it may want to reevaluate The Black Witch is similar to what we d be reading if Rowling had written Harry Potter cast Draco as the protagonist Not similar in plot but similar in that we have a young person raised with a certain set of beliefs perpetuating those beliefs for a time and eventually coming to uestion whether or not those beliefs are valid when confronted with real world experience knowledge This is exactly the process the main character Elloren Gardner goes through Elloren is surrounded by people from different races who all hate each other and for her first bit of time at University she has a lot of her biases confirmed Everyone in this book is acting on their contempt toward everyone else and this is the very first time she s been exposed to others outside of the Gardnarians Broadly speaking does it make sense to judge actions of a few apply them to everyone in a certain group Of course not Does it make sense for Elloren who has lived an incredibly sheltered life up to that point to take her first impressions as an initial confirmation for the prejudices her religion has taught her Yes in my opinion it does I have no clue where this she doesn t learn her lesson idea is coming from Elloren absolutely uestions whether the religion she s grown up with is bullshit begins breaking down deeply ingrained prejudices and ultimately undergoes a large transformation from who she was at the start of the novel Is she perfectly woke by the end of the book Well fuck no she s not But this whole story takes place over the course of what a year Let me just real talk for a momentWhen you are faced with working through the tangled mess of indoctrination you ve been drowning in for the majority of your life it s not a uick painless process And it certainly isn t going to come full circle in a short time you d be lucky to see significant progress over the course of a few years Especially when you re walking that path alone without the supportencouragement of people who love you accept your evolution It s a process that I myself have been through and so it s literally amazing to me that Elloren s character is being so harshly criticized for what I consider to be a very realistic amount of growthI m listing these three uotes because I truly don t think an author who writes a book with the intention of bolstering a racisthomophobicableist ideology would have the capacity to write these linesuote 1 Professor Christian is right I think it s time to start paying attention to what my own government is doinguote 2 People see what they expect to see through a filter of their own hatred and prejudiceuote 3 I know my grandmother did a lot of terrible things Since coming here I ve learned that my people do a lot of really terrible things But don t you think it s possible for someone to be different from everything you ve heard about their kindIt s my opinion that a lot of the condemning examples I have seen are taken out of their proper context slanted to fit a certain perspectiveBut here s my thing I m not going to spend any time in this review trying to convince you that this book is not what it s been accused of being If the premise of this book interests you at all I encourage you to go read it and find out for yourself what is true and what is not This is a wonderful example of why it s so important to educate and think for yourself Stances with a foundation in ignorance are poison As for my opinion on this book outside of the maelstrom of controversy it s garnered I didn t really find much here that appealed to meThe best aspect of The Black Witch is the style of description Laurie Forest s words are infused with whimsy laying out gorgeously intricate scenes that were lovely to imagine The details of places people really leap off the page in a way you don t often see in debuts But unfortunately those beautiful words were not backed by beautiful world building There is a decent variety of races present fae lupines demons elves etc but most of them are incredibly derivative of what we have seen countless times before in other Fantasy novels The world building element of the story also suffered greatly from the choice in POV Elloren s story is told in first person and I found it uite difficult to connect myself to the world because we spend a ridiculous amount of time trudging through Elloren s suabbles with basically everyone she encounters We come to understand some of the details behind the tension between races through Elloren s eyes but we are largely uninvolved with the degenerating situation outside her bubble of existence There are a handful of prologues written from different perspectives but it didn t uite resolve the issueThere is such an enormous focus on Elloren s petty rivalries revolving love interests that it really destroyed my ability to relate to her She has a couple shining moments scattered throughout the story some of her connections to others develop in a satisfying way but she is so heavily characterized by her relationship to typical cliche YA trope characters that I found it difficult to invest in her as the protagonistWe ve got the Regina George esue mean girl who is unabashedly awful hates the MC the uiet soft spoken best friend the male love interest who oozes testosterone trails along behind the MC just waiting for the opportunity to corner her with a steamy kiss and adults that don t listen or understand the MC love jumping to conclusions Oh everyone is drop dead gorgeous with one exception that doesn t really follow through on being an exception by the end of the novelForest s dialogue also edges a bit too close to the line of over dramatic for my tastes I couldn t help but imagine the characters speaking the same way theater performers sometimes do with so much exaggeration that the performance becomes of a caricatureIt seemed like every situation Elloren got into was wildly scandalous or wildly embarrassing or wildly confusing or wildly inappropriate I get it her people are conservative but Forest may be in a competition with Maas to see how many times she can use the same word in a single bookAs with the world building the plot of this story also suffers from a lack of clear focus Elloren is just existing at the University for most of the time There s a mini plot near the end of the novel but it doesn t do much to salvage my attention when almost nothing happens until the 80 90% mark Not to mention the novel ends in what I consider to be an abrupt place It s not even a cliffhanger it just cuts off with some weird minor plot developments unresolvedSo it s safe to say I didn t love this novel I knew going into it that I had no intention of softening my opinion of this book if I disliked it I wanted to write an honest review to the very best of my ability My rating has nothing to do with any racisthomophobicableist messages everything to do with the fact that I just didn t like the bookI m glad to have read this so I can finally put to rest my suspicions about the controversy surrounding itThoughts Before ReadingI have no problem with calling out a book for racistableistsexistetc themes If a book supports any of thee above then it deserves to be rated poorly But I am disappointed to see that most ratings are coming from people who haven t read the book Deciding not to read a book that may be harmful to you is 100% valid Deciding to use GR s review function as a means of drawing attention to a book and warning others about its content is 100% validBut I can t support destroying a book s ratings when it hasn t been read by the majority reviewers or uasi threateningblacklisting people who express interest in forming their own opinions about content This book may be an absolute piece of shit but I won t claim to know that for sure until I have read the damn book Encyclopedia of Crystals, Revised and Expanded forces and saved the Gardnerian people during the Realm War But while she is the absolute spitting image of her Heroes of Issalia: An Epic Fantasy Saga (Runes Complete Series & Prequel) famous grandmother Elloren is utterly devoid of power in a society that prizes magical ability ab So I read it Honestly I m pretty disappointed in those people who condemned this book before giving it a chanceYes a defining motivation Annabel Langbein the Free Range Cook: Through the Seasons for almost everything that happens in this book is racial tension between a handful of Losing True North: Justin Trudeau’s Assault on Canadian Citizenship fantasy races No I do not Functional Behavioral Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment: A Complete System for 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READ ↠ The Black Witch Mies of all Gardnerians is a treacherous place for the granddaughter of the Black WitchAs evil looms on the horizon and the pressure to live up to her heritage builds everything Elloren thought she knew will be challenged and torn away Her best hope of survival may be among the most unlikely band of rebelsif only she can find the courage to trust those she’s been taught to fear 35 stars rounding up Review first posted on Fantasy Literature In an ironic twist The Black Witch 2017 a book expressly dedicated to exploring the problem of prejudice and promoting diversity and tolerance has been accused by many voices of being the very thing it is most devoted to showing as wrong Words like offensive racist ableist and homophobic have been hurled at the author and this book It s understandable because the society and most of the characters depicted in The Black Witch including the main character Elloren a beautiful and otherwise kindhearted girl are prejudiced and dismissive even cruel toward other races It s also deeply unfortunate and unfair because obviously the author s primary purpose is to show how even a nice person can be steeped in prejudice because of their culture and upbringing and how that can change gradually as they meet new people have new experiences and slowly come to know better It s actually a great idea for a young adult fantasy novelSeventeen year old Elloren Gardner is a member of one of the most prominent families in the country of Gardneria She has the black hair forest green eyes and white skin with a subtle shimmer that characterize her people the Gardnerian Mages and is also the spitting image of her famous grandmother Carnissa Gardner a powerful mage known as the Black Witch who saved her people during a bitter war But Elloren seems to be lacking in any magical talent at all Orphaned at a young age her Uncle Edwin has raised her and her two brothers in the country far away from the capital city of Valgard and its power politics and Elloren s Aunt Vyvian a member of the High Mage CouncilBut now Aunt Vyvian has come to bring Elloren to the city and from there to the prestigious Verpax University in the neighboring country of Verpacia Elloren wants to become an apothecary her aunt is insistent that she first wandfast the Gardnerian form of marriage with a powerful young mage Lukas Grey Elloren resists even though she s strongly attracted to Lukas she s just met him and she promised her uncle that she d wait to wandfast for a couple of years until she finishes her education Aunt Vyvian is highly displeased and once Elloren gets to the university she finds out just how many ways her powerful and well connected aunt can find to show her displeasure make life difficult for Elloren and convince Elloren to do what her aunt wantsVerpax University is a colorful and diverse place a melting pot of many races there are various types of fae water air fire and Kelts a non magical human race Lupines wolf shapeshifters Icarals bat winged shapeshifters with fire wielding power elves selkies and It s a bit confusing actually Elloren is assigned two Icaral type roommates as part of her aunt s punishing regime and is forced to work in the university s kitchen amongst humble non Gardnerian workers of various races most of whom hate her on sight just because she s a Gardnerian and part of the oppressive ruling class More hatred comes Elloren s direction from Fallon Bane a talented Gardnerian Mage and a romantic rival for Lukas attentionAt Verpax University Laurie Forest begins delving deeply into the theme of prejudices particularly the lies that people can tell each other and themselves about their history how awful people are who are different from them and how their own race or nationality is better than any other type The Gardnerians think they re best and are disdainful toward other races but we also see prejudice and unkind treatment based on racial stereotypes from practically every other group Prejudice isn t limited to just the Gardnerians the ruling class But they are the ones currently in power and their leaders are actively looking to become powerfulElloren narrates this story in first person present tense and some readers will find it just too painful or off putting to be inside Elloren s head and hearing her voice as she says all kinds of bigoted things which she does very freuently especially in the first half of the book But it gradually becomes clear to Elloren that she and her society have been wrong It takes most of the book and even as she s slowly changing she still says and thinks a lot of stupid things But that s entirely realistic Change is not an immediate magical process and not all prejudiced people are evil and ugly and villainous and they shouldn t be depicted as such even in a YA novel Many people are biased just because they don t know and have never been taught any better and that s what is going on with Elloren in The Black WitchThe world created by Laurie Forest in The Black Witch is a fairly traditional fantasy world with races and types that are largely recognizable with a few original twists like the Urisk a people with a magical affinity for gemstones The university setting owes a fairly large debt to Hogwarts and the HARRY POTTER series There are a fair number of broad hints that despite Elloren s current lack of magical power at some point she ll have a breakthrough and become the new Black Witch of the prophecies so The Chosen One trope is definitely in play here as well It s the additional factor of the widespread prejudice bigotry and cruelty in this world and Forest s focus on that problem that set The Black Witch apart from otherwise similar books in the YA fantasy genre It s encouraging to see not just Elloren but many other characters of different races come together and learn to be accepting of each other The climax of the story is a perfect example of interracial cooperation where multiple characters play a vital role The Black Witch has a few other literary weaknesses There are some key characters who are strictly cardboard portraits of hatred and bigotry Elloren s enemy and rival Fallon is one a standard vicious ueen bee character who is desperately jealous of Elloren s relationship with Lukas It would have been preferable to see a rival for Elloren who has some good points other than her great magical power and some subtlety as a character Lukas character may offend readers who don t like romantic interests in the form of hot guys who are alpha jerks though this can be excused given the way their relationship shifts over the course of the novel Additionally Forest s inexperience as an author shows through occasionally with saidisms and other trite or overused phrasing In Chapter 14 for example I counted six times in eight pages where a character spits out a laugh a comment or a sound of derisionAs much as anything else The Black Witch is the story of a young woman who is slowly clearing the webs of prejudice and bigotry from her head Being forced together with Icaral roommates the most despised of all other races beginning to fall for someone who is of another race and who is perhaps even different than she initially thinks and watching some of those who are closest to her do the same all help that process along This change process may happen too slowly or painfully for some readers but it does add a different flavor to this romance and adventure oriented YA fantasy the first in a planned series of four booksRe rounding up my 35 rating To be honest my first inclination was to round down it s closer to a 3 star read for me than 4 stars But a I give the book some extra credit for taking on the very difficult subject of prejudice however imperfectly it handles it and b with all the 1 star ratings out there based solely on jumping on the bandwagon I felt like doing my very small part to help offset that I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a review Thank you Michael Vey 7: The Final Spark for the granddaughter of the Black WitchAs evil looms on the horizon and the pressure to live up to her heritage builds everything Elloren thought she knew will be challenged and torn away Her best hope of survival may be among the most unlikely band of rebelsif only she can The Biophilia Effect: A Scientific and Spiritual Exploration of the Healing Bond Between Humans and Nature find the courage to trust those she’s been taught to NOT A BOOK fear 35 stars rounding up Review Earth Space 2018 Calendar: Photographs from the Archives of NASA first posted on Fantasy Literature In an ironic twist The Black Witch 2017 a book expressly dedicated to exploring the problem of prejudice and promoting diversity and tolerance has been accused by many voices of being the very thing it is most devoted to showing as wrong Words like offensive racist ableist and homophobic have been hurled at the author and this book It s understandable 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Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com. from Fallon Bane a talented Gardnerian Mage and a romantic rival Where I'm Supposed To Be for Lukas attentionAt Verpax University Laurie Forest begins delving deeply into the theme of prejudices particularly the lies that people can tell each other and themselves about their history how awful people are who are different Dark Intruder from them and how their own race or nationality is better than any other type The Gardnerians think they re best and are disdainful toward other races but we also see prejudice and unkind treatment based on racial stereotypes La Revolución de la Comida Real: Conoce tus alimentos para mejorar tu cuerpo from practically every other group Prejudice isn t limited to just the Gardnerians the ruling class But they are the ones currently in power and their leaders are actively looking to become powerfulElloren narrates this story in L' Italie des enfants : 64 pages de jeux pour découvrir l'Italie et sa culture... first person present tense and some readers will Getting Past No: Negotiating in Difficult Situations freuently especially in the Donatien & Janec : quelle famille ! first half of the book But it gradually becomes clear to Elloren that she and her society have been wrong It takes most of the book and even as she s slowly changing she still says and thinks a lot of stupid things But that s entirely realistic Change is not an immediate magical process and not all prejudiced people are evil and ugly and villainous and they shouldn t be depicted as such even in a YA novel Many people are biased just because they don t know and have never been taught any better and that s what is going on with Elloren in The Black WitchThe world created by Laurie Forest in The Black Witch is a Furniture Projects for the Deck and Lawn fairly traditional What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful! fantasy world with races and types that are largely recognizable with a Synopsis of Oral Pathology few original twists like the Urisk a people with a magical affinity Violence of Action: The Untold Stories of the 75th Ranger Regiment in the War on Terror fairly large debt to Hogwarts and the HARRY POTTER series There are a Peter Sagan fair number of broad hints that despite Elloren s current lack of magical power at some point she ll have a breakthrough and become the new Black Witch of the prophecies so The Chosen One trope is definitely in play here as well It s the additional Classic Motorboats 2017 Calendar factor of the widespread prejudice bigotry and cruelty in this world and Forest s My First Book Of Tracing (Kumon Workbooks) focus on that problem that set The Black Witch apart Top 10 Mexico City EYEWITNESS TRAVEL GUIDE fantasy genre It s encouraging to see not just Elloren but many other characters of different races come together and learn to be accepting of each other The climax of the story is a perfect example of interracial cooperation where multiple characters play a vital role The Black Witch has a BU-Design du XXème siècle few other literary weaknesses There are some key characters who are strictly cardboard portraits of hatred and bigotry Elloren s enemy and rival Fallon is one a standard vicious ueen bee character who is desperately jealous of Elloren s relationship with Lukas It would have been preferable to see a rival La Franc-maçonnerie et le Temple de Salomon - Livret 24 for Elloren who has some good points other than her great magical power and some subtlety as a character Lukas character may offend readers who don t like romantic interests in the Owls 2019 Wall Calendar form of hot guys who are alpha jerks though this can be excused given the way their relationship shifts over the course of the novel Additionally Forest s inexperience as an author shows through occasionally with saidisms and other trite or overused phrasing In Chapter 14 How to Get Your Point Across in 30 Seconds or Less for example I counted six times in eight pages where a character spits out a laugh a comment or a sound of derisionAs much as anything else The Black Witch is the story of a young woman who is slowly clearing the webs of prejudice and bigotry 1968 Back In The Day Almanac -- 24-page Booklet / Greeting Card from her head Being Mythologie: Les Héros forced together with Icaral roommates the most despised of all other races beginning to Islam without Europe: Traditions of Reform in Eighteenth-Century Islamic Thought (Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks) fall Among My Souvenirs: The Real Story Vol. 1 for someone who is of another race and who is perhaps even different than she initially thinks and watching some of those who are closest to her do the same all help that process along This change process may happen too slowly or painfully Puns for Children: Winner of the Pullet Surprise for some readers but it does add a different The Second Coming of Christ: The Resurrection of the Christ Within You fantasy the The Presence of Christmas first in a planned series of Children of God's Fire: A Documentary History of Black Slavery in Brazil four booksRe rounding up my 35 rating To be honest my USA TODAY Crossword: 200 Puzzles from The Nation's No. 1 Newspaper (USA Today Puzzles) first inclination was to round down it s closer to a 3 star read Respect the Spindle: Spin Infinite Yarns with One Amazing Tool for me than 4 stars But a I give the book some extra credit The Doll People Book 4 The Doll People Set Sail for taking on the very difficult subject of prejudice however imperfectly it handles it and b with all the 1 star ratings out there based solely on jumping on the bandwagon I Miraculous Abundance: One Quarter Acre, Two French Farmers, and Enough Food to Feed the World felt like doing my very small part to help offset that I received a Shania Twain: The Biography free copy of this book Shattering Silences: Strategies to Prevent Sexual Assault, Heal Survivors, and Bring Assailants to Justice for a review Thank you

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  • Hardcover
  • 601
  • The Black Witch
  • Laurie Forest
  • English
  • 26 November 2019
  • 9780373212316