Red Winter

Red Winter Emi is the kamigakari In a few short months her life as a mortal will end and her new existence as the human host of a goddess will begin Carefully hidden from those who would destroy her she has pr

  • Title: Red Winter
  • Author: Annette Marie
  • ISBN: 9781988153087
  • Page: 316
  • Format: Paperback
  • Emi is the kamigakari In a few short months, her life as a mortal will end and her new existence as the human host of a goddess will begin Carefully hidden from those who would destroy her, she has prepared her mind, body, and soul to unite with the goddess and not once has she doubted her chosen fate Shiro is a yokai, a spirit of the earth, an enemy of the goddess EmiEmi is the kamigakari In a few short months, her life as a mortal will end and her new existence as the human host of a goddess will begin Carefully hidden from those who would destroy her, she has prepared her mind, body, and soul to unite with the goddess and not once has she doubted her chosen fate Shiro is a yokai, a spirit of the earth, an enemy of the goddess Emi will soon host Mystery shrouds his every move and his ruby eyes shine with cunning she can t match and dares not trust But she saved his life, and until his debt is paid, he is hers to command whether she wants him or not On the day they meet, everything Emi believes comes undone, swept away like snow upon the winter wind For the first time, she wants to change her fate but how can she erase a destiny already wrought in stone Against the power of the gods, Shiro is her only hope and hope is all she has left.

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    1. I swear, I really don't understand why such an amazing, beautifully written book about Japanese mythology with rich and gorgeous world-building, strong female character that goes through SO much character development, shameless flirting, romance that makes you scream OTP!!!! and such an intriguing plot is SO !! FUCKING !! UNDERRATED !!!!!!!!Like, what the fuck man, y'all missing out on a gem. This book is so so wonderful, fuck I'm still so high on this, I CAN'T WRITE. okay, I need to organize ev [...]

    2. **Edit: idk why i gave this 4 stars ?? am i dumb or wha?? ** “Actions change our course, influence our futures, but intentions define us, empower us. Without intent, we are nothing.”How dare you, Annette Marie, How dare you. (╥﹏╥)(╥﹏╥)(╥﹏╥)(╥﹏╥)(╥﹏╥)(╥﹏╥) I love this author because she has this amazing ability to grab my heart and crush it with herenthralling plots, outstanding characters, soul-crushing romance, and amazing world building.Red Winter, has b [...]

    3. I am so so soooo grateful that I've chose to start 2018 with this book i think it's the ONE right decision i made in my whole life.This book is beautiful (i mean when i say Japan the first word that cross my mind is Beautiful.), delightful, catchy, fast-pacing (i didn't get bored while reading AT ALL and that is, dear friends, a miracle). The fact that only a countable number of people read this book is a crime against nature.Red Winteris an urban fantasy set in Japan, it's about this girl, Emi [...]

    4. Rating: 5! And all the stars in the universe!!Red Winterwas such an amazing read which made it hardly possible to put this book down. Ever since the very first page, I was captured in this magnificent story which takes place in Japan. Main character, 18 years old Emi, is a kamigakari, a to-be-host for one of kami (god/ness). Ever since she's been chosen at the age of 8, Emi's been living in shrines where she's been trained for her role. In next few weeks, her life as a mortal will cease and she [...]

    5. “Actions change our course, influence our futures, but intentions define us, empower us. Without intent, we are nothing.”Ten years ago Emi was marked by Amaterasu to be the vessel as her human host to inhabit. Since then she has been preparing her body and soul for the moment that the kami will join with her. One day she finds out a secret that unravels everything she was led to believe. With the help of her natural enemy, a yokai, she decide to get the truth about the impending ritual and w [...]

    6. “Actions change our course, influence our futures, but intentions define us, empower us. Without intent, we are nothing.” 3.5 starsRed Winter has been on my radar ever since I saw that beautiful cover and I kid you not, this book is just as beautiful inside as it is outside-apart from Emi, that is, she was not that beautiful but we're going to discuss that later. Not only it has rich world building based on Japanese mythology, great characters(not including Emi) and great action there are al [...]

    7. "Actions change our course, influence our futures, but intentions define us, empower us. Without intent, we are nothing."4.25/5First of all, why isn't this series as famous as it should be??It has literally everything you could ever want from a ya fantasy book:- Emi, an amazing main character who grows and learns from her mistakes- Shiro, the swoon worthy love interest (i love himmmmmm)- Amazing and constantly developing worldbuilding- Japanese mythology (I think it's supposed to be a retelling [...]

    8. I stayed up until 3AM finishing this and well, that was just fantastically unexpected. The first 20% had me expecting some quirky Chosen One silliness but we soon morphed into a delightfully entertaining story filled with Japanese mythology, adventure, shameless flirts, intimidating dudes, and fantastic character growth for our heroine.Emi is the Kamigakari - a human who will be the vessel for a powerful goddess at the next solstice. This means that between now and the next solstice, she has to [...]

    9. If you guys liked the Steel & Stone series, you're definitely going to like this book.I've only begun reading her books last year but in that short time, she's already managed to become one of my favourite authors. I love how she writes, both her characters and her plots. Each character is unique and you think you know them, their intentions, but then she slyly reveals that there's so much more to them. And her books always have a way that make you want to read the book in one sitting, no ma [...]

    10. THE FECUNDITY OF Annette Marie’s imagination never ceases to amaze me. In this magical debut, Red Winter, she spins an enchanting tale of fantastical magic, supernatural creatures, mysterious heroes, and forbidden romance, against a wildly gorgeous and exotic backdrop of Japanese mythology. This is a HUGE treat for fans of fantasy and diversity!Beyond its breathtaking cover and 10 full-page illustrations, Red Winter completely immerses readers in a beautiful world mined from the richly fertile [...]

    11. Guys, I am 110% grateful for my friend to continuously annoy me by recommending this book and bringing it up in EVERY conversation because oh m ygod!!!!!! This is literally the best book I've read about Japanese mythology to date!!!The writing and world building are so lush and beautiful and ugh oh my god I so badly want to be transported in this world!!!!! The characters are super sweet. Shiro is my little flirtty small son and Emi is one of the strongest, loving and kind characters! Definitely [...]

    12. I just realized that this is the 100th review I've written for NetGalley, and I wanted to celebrate with this gifI can't express how beautifully this book is written.The plot is amazing, the pace is just perfect, and the characters are well-developed and unpredictable. Reading this book was an adventure, there was no dull moment. But I have to say, I enjoyed the style it was written in most of all.I look forward to seeing what's next in the series.I recommend this book.

    13. “Actions change our course, influence our futures, but intentions define us, empower us. Without intent, we are nothing.” This is my first time reading a Japanese fantasy, and the only thing I found disappointing is why I didn't pick it up sooner. I started listening to the audiobook, when my friend told me there was cool illustration in the actual book. So I ended up purchasing the ebook and I am SO GLAD that I did. I'll post a few of the art below.This story follows a girl named Emi, whose [...]

    14. A huge thank you to Lindsey for first bringing this series to my attention and making me curious enough to request it from Xpresso Book Tours. It's quickly become one of my very favourite YA series EVER.This book (and series) was unlike anything I had read before. THIS BOOK IS A GEM THAT SHOULD BE ON YOUR TBR. It's amazing. Seriously. Go read it.Not only is the COVER divine but guys there are gorgeous illustrations included in the book making the whole thing a truly wondrous piece of art. I have [...]

    15. Thanks to Xpresso Book Tours and Dark Owl Fantasy for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.Emi is a kamigakari, the human host of an immortal goddess called Amaterasu. Since the age of 8 she has had to carefully sacrifice to become the pure vessel Amaterasu needs to descend and walk the earth once more. A few months before Emi will become Amaterasu's receptacle she becomes aware of what she is giving up for this honor and it is not okay! Then she meets Shiro, a yokai and ene [...]

    16. Wow! What a ride! Ms Marie has done it again with another outstanding series that had me hooked and begging for more. I loved everything about this book – the pacing, the characters, the world building, and the plot.Emi has been preparing since she was eight to become the human host of a goddess. She is focused, disciplined and honoured to be chosen. Until she learns the truth behind the lies and questions everything that she has been taught to believe. Emi has led a very sheltered life and lo [...]

    17. Emi was a different sort of character for me. She's the girl who's devoted her life to basically being as boring as possible so she can be ready for a kami to possess her body. She's already preparing to give away what's left of her life in the kami's service. She's not resigned or coerced even. She's genuinely excited to be doing this.It was actually helpful to be so close inside Emi's head because seeing her thoughts helped make her interesting and human despite--as stated--being boring. At le [...]

    18. 4 stars Ohmygod guys, this was so good, my heart. First and foremost, people, this is a Japanese retelling, aJapanese retelling!!All those years of watching anime and reading manga has led me up to this point *sniff*And Listen, theillustrations guys the illustrationsTHE ILLUSTRATIONS, they are what completed me, it felt like I was reading a manga rather than reading a book, basically I bloody loved it! If you haven't read it yet, WTF ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR LIFE.So basically this story is bleach [...]

    19. Every now and then the YA genre offers a surprise. This is one of those surprises.I received an ARC copy via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.I chose this book because of the beautiful cover and because Annette Marie, the author, has based her new novel on Japanese mythology. She did her research thoroughly and explains each term she uses without boring the reader. There's a lot of details and at first it slows down the plot a little, but I got used to it fast and lost myself in the fa [...]

    20. 5 starsI can't believe how much I loved this book.In a world full of over-used tropes and magic worlds, Red Winter stands out as one of a kind. The magic and mythology of this world is so unique and reading it was like a breath of fresh air. Once the story got going, I was hooked. The characters in this story are wonderfully written. Emi is timid, but she has every reason to be. From the age of 8, she has been carefully fashioned to be the human host of a goddess. At 18, the goddess will descend [...]

    21. DNF @ like 20% I made it like 8 Chapters in and I really just don't care LOLSORRY RACH! SORRY FRANKIE PANTS!Maybe another time and I'll enjoy it ?!?!

    22. 4.5 /5 Fangs Red Winterwas one of the most surprisingly delightful books I have read in a long time! The first few of this book were a little slow, the rest of the book was a thrilling adventure! Once the book picked up, I honestly could not stop reading! The plot of this book was intriguing, unique, and simply addictive. Emi was a main character that I wasn't sure if I was going to like at first. Emi was a closed off and single-minded in the beginning. I think that was the reason the first coup [...]

    23. “Actions change our course, influence our futures, but intentions define us, empower us. Without intent, we are nothing.” Red Winter is an outstanding novel. Even though it had a rough beginning, the book ended up being absolutely amazing. Definitely worth it.Emi is a kamigakari, soon Amaterasu will descend to Earth where Emi and Amaterasu will become one, sharing her body and helping heal the planet, at least thats what Emi has always believed. When Emi comes upon a book, telling her that w [...]

    24. Full review here!I am so wonderfully surprised by this book like?Firstly, I want to give a shoutout to Lindsey because it was her reviews that made me interested in this series.And to Di because of who I came to know about Xpresso Reads giving review copies and which made me request the same. If it weren’t for you two I would never have picked these books up, so thank you!Smol list of things I liked(it’s not really smol. I like this word so I overly use it. Oops.)•Firstly, this book is the [...]

    25. YES!!! This is exactly what I needed after having such a crappy week and no good book to read. The plot, characters, and world-building really hit the sweet spot for me, and I'm pretty sure withdrawal is starting to set in. Edit: yup, withdrawal has set in. I need a new book to obsess over before I go crazy *cries pitifully*. Some reviewers mentioned that the pacing was slow in the first couple of chapters, which surprised me. I actually thought things moved pretty fast, and I'm the type that ca [...]

    26. “Because you are more to me now. Because you keep secrets like a kami and I’m curious what you hide. Because you are lonely and scared and I don’t understand why. Because you trust me when you know you shouldn’t. Because I believe you when you say you will keep your word.” What a beautiful book! I didn't think I would have loved it so much! The writing style is really, really good, the story is incredible and original (Japanese mythology? Hell, yeah!), the characters are strong and we [...]

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