Rise of Oliria: Mysteries in the Locket Kindle Edition
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- File size : 2849 KB
- Print length : 321 pages
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publication date : January 3, 2014
- ASIN : B00BEDZ192
- Language: : English
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,389,815 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Rise of Oliria is about a young queen in charge of a utopian island (never read about utopian islands before). She decides to let citizens in, which hasn't been done in a while, and she has to make sure she can rule the country even though there is new chaos based on her decision. The characters actually change throughout the book and the premise is my favorite part. It's about a autumn leaf...but that's all I'm saying *I don't like to give away spoiler.
I recommend this book to anyone who is tired of reading the same crap and wants something different. Also, if you like young adult fiction, then this is best for you.
world of tomorrow vibe to everything, but Williams writes in such a
way that the question of, “Is this science fiction?” never has to be
answered because I was mostly focused on the characters and their
connections to each other. The technology they use is given just
enough detail to complete the setting.
From the first couple of scenes we already see Queen Jinalie making
some new ruler mistakes. She is easily baited and is on a mission to
prove herself. However, much of her motivations are understandable,
she is given the crown at a very young age. She succeeds some of her
country’s greatest leaders and it seems the citizens themselves are on
edge about her every decision. A big theme of this book is dealing
with the unknown, and deciding what’s best for the people. It’s not
hard to relate to the main character though. We are shown that even
her closest advisers are working with bad information.
Williams is excellent at describing Jinalie’s feeling to her existing
advisers and servants. This goes a long way when we understand how she
feels about some of the newly accepted citizens and meets with some of
them directly. To truly know her best allies, she puts herself out
there in some very vulnerable positions. I never once questioned
Jinalie’s naiveté. It feels genuine, even when the reader knows what’s
really happening behind the scenes, so to say.
When you’re the most technologically advanced country in the world
that keeps its borders closed, you are going to develop a lot enemies.
Oliria’s best asset and weapon is its technology. At first glance, the
technology aspect of this story appears to be just world building. But
it’s when we see the plot device reference older details and make use
of them in some very creative ways that the experience becomes
Who is this story for? The pace of the story feels fresh and
introduces humorous and gratifying scenes at just the right time. I’d
say it’s for young adult readers for sure, but there is a lot more
happening under the surface. As a science fiction fan, I can really
appreciate that. Innocence should be celebrated and protected.