Wayfarer

Wayfarer New York Times bestselling author Lili St Crow thrilled legions of fans with her dark paranormal series Strange Angels Now she has created a stirringly romantic deliciously spooky update of Cinderell

  • Title: Wayfarer
  • Author: Lili St. Crow
  • ISBN: 9781595146076
  • Page: 125
  • Format: Hardcover
  • New York Times bestselling author Lili St Crow thrilled legions of fans with her dark paranormal series Strange Angels Now she has created a stirringly romantic, deliciously spooky update of Cinderella, the alluring second volume in her trilogy Tales of Beauty and Madness Ellie Sinder is a Charmer the most powerful of her age that St Juno s Academy has ever seen But ENew York Times bestselling author Lili St Crow thrilled legions of fans with her dark paranormal series Strange Angels Now she has created a stirringly romantic, deliciously spooky update of Cinderella, the alluring second volume in her trilogy Tales of Beauty and Madness Ellie Sinder is a Charmer the most powerful of her age that St Juno s Academy has ever seen But Ellie s stepmother, Laurissa, wields manipulation and abuse to force Ellie to work her spells ever intensely, for Laurissa s profit Then a train from over the Wastelands arrives in New Haven, bearing on it golden boy Avery Fletcher, newly returned from prep school, wearing a sweater Ellie d love to bury her face in and a smile as bright as his blond hair Avery s arrival sets Laurissa off on a dark and dangerous scheme and this time the soul up for grabs is Ellie s.New York Times bestselling author Lili St Crow has created a stirringly romantic, deliciously spooky update of Cinderella, the alluring second volume in her trilogy Tales of Beauty and Madness.

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    1. What happened?i203otobucket/albums/aaThe same cool world as Nameless, the same artistic writing style, but the main character was a nightmare! I have to like the main character at least a bit, or understand them in some way, to be able to immerse myself in a story. Ellie didn't make any sense at all. She had a huge support system of people who had power and the ability to help her, and yet she continually lashed out at them and wouldn't accept the help they offered. I get that battered women lie [...]

    2. After loving Nameless in ways few can possibly imagine I practically jumped out of my skin in joy when I forgot that Wayfarer was coming out and randomly saw it at Barnes N Nobles. I grabbed it up did my stupid Doctor Who/book dance and proceeded to gobble it up.This was not as good as Nameless, but it was good. The Cinderella re telling was very different from any other I have read, it was dark and very promising. There is an interesting twist with all the “evil” characters. The Step mom, t [...]

    3. Ellen Sinder is miserable. Her father recently died and before she could even begin to heal, her evil stepmother revealed her true colors. This marked the beginning of Ellen being treated as a servant in her own home and being subjected to all kinds of verbal, emotional, and physical abuse. She can't just leave because her school enrollment in high school and university are dependent on living in her family home. A few things are keeping her sane: her two best friends Ruby and Cami, her magical [...]

    4. 3.5 starsWayfarer is the second book in this series of fairy tale adaptations and while I did not like it quite as much as the first one, it was still entertaining and an interesting take on a fairy tale we are so familiar with.Wayfarer is about Ellen Sinder. The first book gave very obvious hints about Ellen’s strepmother (Laurisse) and the way she was treating Ellen at home. Laurisse was the quintessential evil stepmother, she did everything from beating Ellen for things that were by no mean [...]

    5. Second in St. Crow's dark fairytale series (which is worlds better than her Strange Angels series) and this time we are following the story of Ellen Sinder, Cami Vultusino's co-best friend.Ellie is so filled with anger and pride. She is abused and orphaned. Feels abandoned. She lashes out like the beaten creature she is, turning on those who only wish to help her.Abused and bitter - so bitter, even at her friends who are all trying to help her. They are recognizing that she is in distress and in [...]

    6. 1.5 starse this book wasn't absolutely despicable, just absolutely mehI loved the possibility hidden within Nameless. The strange world, unique creatures, and varied characters could have been so much. But it wasn't. I was so convinced the story could be better that I decided to read Wayfarer, even though the synopsis didn't strike me as that amazing. Cause really, another Cinderella re-telling? Just what the world needs.Or not. This book was utterly confusing. I found it much more difficult to [...]

    7. To be honest, I liked the first one more. The first one was so much darker, that the contrast between the fairy tale and Lilith's book is all the more amplified. It's a pity that these books are not more popular. Because there's some parts that are really worth reading.What's problematic is the lack of clarification in the world building. The concepts of magic this series diverges too much from traditional fantasy, which can be a bit overwhelming with the lack of details provided. I mean, here I [...]

    8. This series is so haunting. The original darkness of fairy tales is brought back in these stories. Lili St. Crow tells about a worldlike ours and yet not, and in such a way that a reader can accept the unexplained and still be reeled into the story itself. Highly recommended for older, mature readers - this is not a light read.

    9. I must say that this wasn't as good as the previous book but it was still dark and humorous enough to keep me entertained.

    10. Make sure you take note here that this is the second book in a three book series, just incase you don't realize that before you start reading it. I failed to notice such a thing (duh to me) and it took me a bit to play catch up. I was a little lost on how the magic worked and what the terms were and things like that which I can only assume would have been already explained in the first book, among a few other things here and there. However, once I realized the err of my ways (and shook my head a [...]

    11. What problem do all the MCs in this series have with getting a little help?! It's the same as Nameless all over again. Ellie, just like Cami, is in shit way over her head and she absolutely refuses to let anyone help. It's obvious how the others, Cami, Ruby and Avery, care for her very much and want to help but all Ellie does is feel sorry for herself and complain about how she has no one. I went along with all the pointless whining in the first book because it was okay from Cami's POV but it ma [...]

    12. Reading this book so long after reading Nameless was a bit difficult. I had to try and remember the different terms and places and characters, using context clues and vague hinges most of the time. From what I can recall of the first one, I think I liked that one more than this one. This book was still ok, but I felt Ellie went too long without asking for help. I understand it was a part of her character and backstory, but you can only go so far and fall so hard before you seek aid. Another slig [...]

    13. I was disappointed. This story had so much potential but the writing style made what was developing nearly incomprehensible. I really tried to hang in there to understand what was going on.The setting had the potential to be fascinating. A parallel universe in which our history diverged at a certain point when faery creatures came to earth. There are fae and witches, monsters and magic, Magdala nuns (whose outfits leave nothing to the imagination) and Mithros nuns who run high schools. There is [...]

    14. If I'm being completely honest, this book made my head hurt. The world building is still sketchy in this book as it was in the one before and I had to constantly remind myself to STOP trying to understand everything because it wasn't going to work. The writing was genuine, but could be terrifically confusing sometimes and often lost me in it's imagery. Avery was such a sweetheart but honestly Ellie was such a bitch to him for like 80% of the book, I don't know why he still liked her. Patience of [...]

    15. Normally I leave off stars when I haven't read through to the end, but I'm giving this the same as I did book one, only this was not as good. I'm surprised because I've liked other things the author has written, but these were not for me. The writing is very disjointed and hops all over. There are fragments. Unnecessary profanity (I don't mind when it fits, but this did not. It made the story feel petty and mean). Nothing really makes sense and I still don't care about any of the characters desp [...]

    16. This book is absolutely terrifying. Holy crap! So damn descriptive and I nearly peed my pants. This stuff is like a teen Stephen king. I do not envy Ellie. Holy crap she is braver than a mouse facing a lion.

    17. 3.5. I’m more invested in this series than I anticipated, especially now that I’m two books in. The world is often complex and can be difficult to follow, but I think that it creates a fantastically gloomy and terrifying atmosphere for the twisting of familiar stories.

    18. I loved this book! You would never guess that a fairy-tale could be so haunting. I love the not-quite futuristic setting, and the way the magic is not your average magic. LOVED IT!

    19. I love reading different fairy tale books and i loved the twist on this bookI cant wait till the I get the next book.

    20. It took awhile to get into it, but once I did I had a hard time putting it down. I listened get these books!

    21. Newly orphaned, increasingly isolated from her friends, and terrified of her violent stepmother, Ellen Sinder still believes she'll be okay. She has a plan for surviving and getting through high school, which includes keeping her head down and saving any credits she can earn or steal. But when a train arrives from over the Waste beyond New Haven, carrying a golden boy and a new stepsister, all of Ellie's plans begin to unravel, one by one. Just when all hope is lost, Ellie meets an odd old woman [...]

    22. Presenting the second installment in Tales of Beauty and MadnessWayfarer, Ellen's storyA retelling of Cinderella, but a very loose one Featuring (Casting):-Ellen Sinder as Cinderella: She's done with being everyone's charity case. She's done with being abused by her stepmother, who took over Ellen's life as soon as her father died. She's done with being the third wheel with Ruby and Cami, her only friends. So what is she going to do-fight back? (No.) Portrayed as the perfect damsel in distress, [...]

    23. I had wanted to read this series from the first moment I found them, they are fairytale retellings and who doesn't love a good fairytale retelling.Wayfarer is the second book in the Tales of Beaut and Madness series by Lili St. Crow. This is a Cinderella retelling (with a dash of another fairytale) that is all dark and twisty and good. There is still this twisty world as it is in Nameless (book #1), where things are so similar to our own world but twisted into something magical. There are famous [...]

    24. This review was crossposted from my blog. For the rest of the post (and more!), click here.I got a bonus, not-Tuesday, new book day and another visit from the Preorder Fairy this week, because Wayfarer came out on Thursday! It's Lilith Saintcrow and I really liked the first book in the series, so I had to almost physically chain myself to my desk in order to get any work done. Words at the end of the week were tough this week and I wanted to curl up under a blanket with this book so badly, whic [...]

    25. Fairy tales have been the in the hearts’ of children for centuries. They are the keepers of untapped potential and the dream makers of undiscovered success stories. Little girls use them to create their perfect fantasy life while boys see themselves as super heroes with limitless boundaries. Throughout these centuries there has been a constant theme to these fairy tales. One that most children know by heart. If asked children will recite the story of Snow White or Sleeping Beauty. However, as [...]

    26. I really struggled with the first book in the series, mainly because of how all over the place the story was and how much of the word building I didn't understand. Still, I loved the characters and wanted to read the next installment in the series, so I gave this book a good. Where "Nameless" had at least left my brain intact after finishing it, "Wayfarer" melted it into a total mess.If I was at least able to enjoy the characters in the previous book, "Wayfarer" destroyed even that for me, espec [...]

    27. There were lots of things to like about Wayfarer. I’m a fan of reinventing fairy tales, and this one is definitely puts an original twist on Cinderella. Her take on the fairy god mother was fantastic. The book is dark and funny at the same time, and I really enjoyed the author’s quirky and descriptive writing style. Ell as a character is likeable, despite the fact that sometimes she misreads things so badly I just want to shake her. I ended up liking the fact that she was determined and tryi [...]

    28. I'm going with 3.5 stars on this one. Wayfarer is my favorite Lili St. Crow book so far. I don't know if things were better explained, put in better context, or just easier to understand after having read both Nameless and this book, but things seemed to make more sense. It used some of the uncommon terms and phrases that St. Crow overused in her Strange Angels series ("her gorge rose," "hove," etc.), but they weren't repeated over and over like in SA, so it didn't annoy me as much.Wayfarer is b [...]

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