E Soto is Spanish in origins so she might be Latina There hasn t been any in text confirmation so it oesn t count as of yet That s about it OverallAs a whole Strife was pretty ull There as going on with Morgan s non magick life than with her magick life That would have been acceptable in the first or second book but not nine books in to That would have been acceptable in the first or second book but not nine books in to fifteen book series No bueno And there was tones of rama just for the sake of it which is never a good thing to fill your book up withHere is a link to my notes Really enjoyed this one couldn t put it Teaching white South African literature in high school down I love this series I can t get enough of it I love Morgan and Hunters love story and Ion t even like lovey A Wish Your Heart Makes dovey stuff So intense Similar to fifth Harry Potter in tone The writing of the book is really good You can feel the frustration of Morgan She s falsely accused of uncontrolled magic and it makes her so frustrated and sad you automatically feel the same emotions The story of this book is a littleifferent from the previous mainly because of the focus on newer characters I like Morgan and Hunter so much even when one of them is acting stupid But I really Agricultural Development: An International Perspective (Johns Hopkins Studies in Development) don t like Alisa She interferes in things sheoesn t know anything about Therefore I give this book only 3 out of 5 stars Weird things are happening and no one can really figure out why Cal and Selene are Loves Abuse Warrior Camp dead Ciaran is on the run and he couldn t possibly be making them happen from how far away he is so naturally everyone starts blaming Morgan She s powerful she uninitiated maybe she s causing these things to happen without knowing itHunter brings someone to help Morgan learn about her powers and how to control them She starts tutoring Morgan as soon as she gets thereThe story shifts suddenly we re aware of what Alisa is thinking of her plans to write an article to warn people of this strange magick being practiced Honestly this whole part annoyed me Alisa hasn t been in the coven long enough and she was the youngest of all the members I was convinced that Alisa had something too with all of the accidents since every time they happened Alisa was aroundAs much as I love Sweep I felt this book was a hassle to get through Now that Cal and Selene are gone I just feel that the story has lost its edge Doesn t mean I hated
THE BOOK OR THAT I LL STOP READING THE book or that I ll stop reading the that s just how this particular book made me feel Actual rating 25This one Contemporary African literature dragged rather badly for me unfortunately This was an okay story but Iidn t enjoy it as much as the previous book in the series I thought that Morgan was taking the mickey a bit by neglecting her schoolwork when she knew her grades were slipping and I thought the idea that Morgan was behind the weird stuff that was happening to be a bit of an odd one too We were left with a bit of a cliff hanger though view spoiler Hunter is leaving and 120 Content Strategies for English Language Learners doesn t know for how long hide spoiler. Morgan is falling to pieces How can she find the strength she soesperately need.
review Strife by Cate Tiernan,
I owngraded this from a 4 from when I was setting up goodreads long after the fact of reading this to a 2 maybe 25 Unfortunately Alisa is one of the most annoying characters in this series The way she suddenly appears
one of previous books and then gets mentions than any other supporting character is a ead giveaway for the reveal in a later book The reveal should have been Alt 38 Environmental Transformations done at the end of this one in my opinion Itoesn t help that this is the last book in a while where we fully focus on Morgan and the next three Academic Skills deviate from the main plotline I would have hoped for a solid installment where we could move the action along but this is uite meandering There s not enough MorganHunter action eitherThe things Iid like were along the lines of the struggle with Morgan s catholic parents and school It would have been unrealistic for Morgan to be an A student while only studying magick I ll warn people straight off the bat This is the book where the series is supposed to start shifting the focus from Morgan to Alisa The next book will focus on Hunter but from there out the books supposedly focus on Alisa In this book Morgan finds that strange things are beginning to happen around her even so than usual Her father still roams free Before the Door Closes despite the attempts of the good witches who are trying to track himown Morgan can t help but wonder if these of the good witches who are trying to track him Action Inquiry: The Secret of Timely and Transforming Leadership down Morgan can t help but wonder if these strange telekinetic events areone because of him or if they are a new facet of her overwhelmingly strong magic that is threatening everyoneI liked this book for the most part but at times I have to admit Morgan kind of wore on me I understand that she s a teenage girl that she s going through a lot but at times she just We Are Each Others Harvest didn t really seem to be able to see beyond her own problems Plus the whole Morgan is great at everything stuff gets a little old after a while Luckily since these books are so short none of this is really that big of a problem the book ends before any of it gets that annoying orisrupts my reading This might not be as great as some of the earlierin one of
entries but it is still good enough for me to give it 4 starsAll Ibut it is still good enough for me to give it 4 starsAll I say is that if you really have liked the series so far you ll probably like this one as well This just might be one you would want to check out from the library first rather than buy outright just to ensure that you like the way the series is starting to shift PlotThe plotline with Amyranth has been put on the back burner for now with only bare mentions of the murderous coven that literally wipes out groups of people Instead the reader gets to They Left Great Marks on Me deal with Morgan srama with her parents and her terrible grades It s very boring for the most part Morgan is Deans and Truants dealing with the repercussions of not focusing on the non magickal world while still being in it Most of the book was very blah WritingThe writing was the same as usual mediocre but Morgan has been so involved in the world of magick that her parents are furious wi. Ot terrible The problem I have with it in Strife is that there s probably going to be this big twist in a book or two but I already know what it is Tiernan gives the reader too many hints The thing is youon t really want your readers to figure out your twist until you get right up to the actual reveal You give hints to establish some ground for the twist to stand on but the aim shouldn t be to give all the information to the readers and make it too easy on them Any surprises in this book have been easy to see thus far and not very exciting once they were revealed because I Talking About Trees d guessed them way before the charactersid CharactersFor once I wasn t all that annoyed with Morgan She s reached a point in her story where she s having trouble balancing her life as a witch with her schoolwork This is where she is written as a much realistic Person She Panics Scrambles And Worries Over Her Grades Just She panics scrambles and worries over her grades just an actual teenager would I still can t say that I like her as she s been an annoying cur for eight books in a row but Strife Alien Contact did her justice side note she was stillense as a The Rules of Engagement for Overcoming Your Past door with regards to the telekinetic magic though The other characters mostly Hunter were irritating in this book It was very obvious what was going on yet these very experienced witchesidn t even give it a second It was very obvious what was going on yet these very experienced witches Bibliographia Aethiopica II didn t even give it a second thought To add to that Hunter was an insensitive jerk the entire book He continued to talk nonchalantly about just up and leaving Morgan because after Ciaran was brought into custody he had nothing left too in Widow s Peak That s a really rude thing to say honestly Morgan s parents mostly her mother were also irksome It was like the text was trying to paint them as unfair to Morgan which they were but tried to make it where we Hair Raising: Beauty, Culture, and African American Women didn tislike them I understand as a writer that you wouldn t want any of your characters to be ill received but there s a time where they have to be because of their bad actions Morgan s parents were being completely unreasonable and it is natural for us not to like them You can t suddenly flip the script at the very end and try to redeem them especially when it is out of character with what we know of them thus far Things I LikedI liked how Morgan couldn t just magick her way out of her non magick predicaments The problem of her bad grades had to be solved by her actually sitting Say It Plain A Century of Great African American Speeches down to study andoing her homework That s something that isn t seen often in books where fantasy
Intersects With The Real Worldwith the real world I Didn t LikeFor starters Strife was boring Nothing much to say about that The other thing I idn t like was how all of the experienced witches couldn t figure out what was going on with the random magick Anybody with two eyes could have seen it even if they weren t privy to Alisa s Book of Shadows like the reader was For them to not even guess was something that irked me DiversityAlisa s last nam. Th her for neglecting school And now the members of her coven are being persecuted. ,