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Tournament of Ruses #2019

Tournament of Ruses Flora Dalton wants nothing than a quiet life in the countryside of Lenore but her father s promotion to the Parliament of Lords has uprooted her and planted her smack in the middle of a mess Not only

  • Title: Tournament of Ruses
  • Author: Kate Stradling
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  • Page: 229
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Tournament of Ruses By Kate Stradling, Flora Dalton wants nothing than a quiet life in the countryside of Lenore, but her father s promotion to the Parliament of Lords has uprooted her and planted her smack in the middle of a mess Not only must she adjust to a new home, a new city, and a new circle of friends, but she also gets to endure a whole country gone mad with excitement the Eternal Prince of LenoFlora Dalton wants nothing than a quiet life in the countryside of Lenore, but her father s promotion to the Parliament of Lords has uprooted her and planted her smack in the middle of a mess Not only must she adjust to a new home, a new city, and a new circle of friends, but she also gets to endure a whole country gone mad with excitement the Eternal Prince of Lenore their famed and fabled protector has decided at long last to take a consort Rumor says he s going to marry the Prime Minister s daughter, Viola Moreland, but the lords have petitioned him to consider each of their daughters in turn, and that includes poor Flora Against her wishes she must navigate a sea of scheming females in a laughable tournament of feminine graces, even as deathly shadows encroach upon her doorstep For while most everyone is fixated on the Eternal Prince s love life, something much sinister is afoot in Lenore, and Flora happens to be at the very heart of it.

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    1. More like 4 1 2 starsI didn t care much for the heroine at the start she was very passive and and came off as weak At around the 50% mark, she decides to start being active in her own life and became far interesting as a character Seeing society through the heroine s eyes was lots of fun the nonstop backhanded compliments coming from all directions were hysterical I didn t think very highly of the romance aspect though it came off pretty cute in the epilogue and sort of redeemed itself For mos [...]

    2. This is the sequel to Kingdom of Ruses and every bit as good I love this author s characterizations and world building The magic and the political systems are excellent This book, in particular, features a subtle build of plot and romance that often had me laughing aloud Yes, the main characters are frustrating But that s because they re so realistic Loved them both, and also loved seeing the main characters from the first book find their happy ending.Read both books If you enjoy clever fantasy, [...]

    3. SOOOO no wedding bells.But, nonetheless I am still pleased.Kingdom of Ruses is the predecessor of Tournament of Ruses with an entirely new character Flora Dalton.Woe be to Flora Dalton Moving from the quaint countryside with her beautiful garden to a bustling city with no friends, very high expectations some of which include befriending a snobby clique , and a very poorly tended backyard Now she has to attend some sort of tournament for a supposedly very old magical Prince Time after time again [...]

    4. This book is instantly engaging, as it takes you into world that feels slightly regency era, but so incredibly unique As the reader you will instantly feel bad for poor Flora as she suffers through this life that is nothing like she d ever wanted for herself Then when magic is introduced hold onto your socks ladies and gentlemen There are so many fantastic twist and unexpected turns, I could barely put the book down As it is, it only took me about 12 hours to devour the entire thing.There is a [...]

    5. This is a sequel to Kingdom of Ruses, and in the preface, the author says she doesn t really like sequels because they so often feel like watered down versions of the originals This is a different story, though set in the same world as Kingdom, and with some of the same characters So, it s not a watered down version of the first story, but it almost felt like it due to some sort of structural things For instance, in Kingdom and in Tournament, the main character writes diary entries, which made t [...]

    6. Fun, cute, and gripping, though not nearly as good as the first book For one thing, the main love interest is a moody idiot I liked him in book 1, but here I just couldn t understand what she saw in him Will was already taken, so obviously I didn t want him for Flora, but he was such an obviously interesting and fun character that Charlie looked even worse in comparison The side characters were really the best part of the book It s great fun to see Will and Viola in love, Edmund being adorable, [...]

    7. While this still makes it to four stars for being entertaining and enjoyable, it didn t impress me as much as the first in the series I bought the second as soon as I finished the first, which is not something I do all the time First, the stakes in this book didn t seem nearly as high In the first book, the kingdom s fate hung in the balance, but here it s mostly social stakes and some dangerous, but fairly easily defeated, attackers Now, social stakes can feel just as urgent, in the right hands [...]

    8. The humor and surprising twists and turns made for a perfect story standalone or sequel.Like the author, I also don t usually enjoy sequels or trilogies Unless I read them once they are a complete series So, fortunately, I enjoyed Kingdom of Ruses so much yesterday, that I was looking for another book by the same author today, and happened upon Tournament of Ruses It was great The humor and surprising twists and turns made for a perfect story in the same Kingdom Indeed, many other stories could [...]

    9. I feel like Kate Stradling hit her storytelling stride here This was one of the books I knew I would thoroughly enjoy right from the first chapter While it s always fun to see previous characters from a different angle and this book definitely builds on the events of Kingdom of Ruses , Flora rightly takes centre stage as the heroine of her own story here, and it was lovely to see her grow in confidence throughout the book And as bonus, I felt the romance was played out to perfection.

    10. I liked this book better than the first one I loved Flora, she is such a fun character I also really enjoyed seeing the characters from the previous book I felt like everything in this book only added to my enjoyment of the first It was fabulous My only complaint is the use of the word dad Maybe I m strange, but that word felt completely out of place in this setting, and every time it was used I found it quite jarring.

    11. I love Kate Stradling Tournament of Ruses was an excellent sequel despite her preface worries of it being lass than Kingdom I absolutely loved Flora s tale as her story intertwined with our favorite Moreland family Sigh I m so happy I found this book Can t wait to read Edmund s stand alone Fans of Patricia Wrede, Tamara Pierce, Gail Carson Levine, and Dianna Wynne Jones will love this book

    12. Pure delight I absolutely love the characters in this book We meet Flora and become better acquainted with all the Morelands and the Prince from Kingdom of Ruses Just a wonderful continuation of the previous story I can t help hoping for books set in this kingdom.

    13. This book is instantly engaging, as it takes you into world that feels slightly regency era, but so incredibly unique As the reader you will instantly feel bad for poor Flora as she suffers through this life that is nothing like she d ever wanted for herself Then when magic is introduced hold onto your socks ladies and gentlemen There are so many fantastic twist and unexpected turns, I could barely put the book down As it is, it only took me about 12 hours to devour the entire thing.There is a [...]

    14. 3.5 stars I enjoyed Tournament of Ruses but did not feel engaged emotionally The preceding book, Kingdom of Ruses, was delightful, but unfortunately I did not relate so well to Flora and Charlie as I did to Viola and the Eternal Prince Despite my best intentions not to compare the two, I felt I did Tournament an injustice by judging based on Kingdom Viola and Will rather stole the screen whenever they showed up in this one Really, I think Stradling should have written a second book about Viola a [...]

    15. I could ve sat and imagined various scenarios what could ve happened after the Kingdom of Ruses ended and I would ve never guessed at the events in this sequel even if I had to think about it for decades Therefore this was the most necessary sequel from my point of view I love the world in these books and Lenora magical land and creatures, nifaran, bonds between them, and very compelling characters themselves.

    16. I liked this so much, though I was so frustrated by the hero s behavior throughout Moody boys can be so tiresome I loved how Flora grew and changed, and really seeing Viola and Will again was extraordinarily satisfying I want a book for Edmund too

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