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  • Title: Children of Icarus
  • Author: Caighlan Smith
  • ISBN: 9781630790578
  • Page: 401
  • Format: Hardcover
  • It is Clara who is desperate to enter the labyrinth and it is Clara who is bright, strong, and fearless enough to take on any challenge It is no surprise when she is chosen But so is the girl who has always lived in her shadow Together they enter Within minutes, they are torn apart forever Now the girl who has never left the city walls must fight to survive in a livinIt is Clara who is desperate to enter the labyrinth and it is Clara who is bright, strong, and fearless enough to take on any challenge It is no surprise when she is chosen But so is the girl who has always lived in her shadow Together they enter Within minutes, they are torn apart forever Now the girl who has never left the city walls must fight to survive in a living nightmare, where one false turn with who to trust means a certain dead end.
    Children of Icarus It is Clara who is desperate to enter the labyrinth and it is Clara who is bright strong and fearless enough to take on any challenge It is no surprise when she is chosen But so is the girl who has

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    1. Full Colorful Review on my blog Word Wonders I received an eARC of this book from the publishers through Netgalley in exchange of an honest review Final rating 3.5 starsSee that blurb, guys It gives NOTHING away It is intriguing sure, but I had no idea what to expect when diving into this I just knew that it was Greek Mythology inspired and the huge lover in me just jumped at the occasion Now, I wish there were some kind of warning, a big red marking all over the book for how graphic this book i [...]

    2. This book failed it impress me and I am sad about that because I wanted it so much to succeed in thatThe concept was amazing and with so much potential that could blowed our minds if it were well constructedFirst I hated the similarities with the maze runner.Second the main character was not one I could connect and the story was lacking in some partsI struggle to finish it.

    3. DNF REVIEWI wanted to like this book so much, but I just couldn t get into it It s very rare that I leave a book and DNF it, but I ve been trying to start this one for a few months and every time I give up and pick up another book.I was so excited by the blurb, it sounds action packed, with a hint of the Maze Runner That sounds good right Well maybe it got better in the end but I just couldn t get there.Every year, kids between the ages of 10 to 16 are chosen to enter the labyrinth and become Ic [...]

    4. 4.5 starsWelcome to my super delayed full review taht i wrote of a book I read in July of 2016 and never posted Its been ages since I read anything that really resembled a dystopian society which this may or may not be So many questions in any way So this was kind of refreshing, it felt familiar, yet completely new Warning there may be a lot of vagueness happening in this review Because I don t wanna spoil anything, obviously I m only thinking of your feelings, reader.Children of Icarus was deli [...]

    5. You can see the full review here thebookishuniverse.wordpress.Things I liked THE PREMISEThe story is set on a mythical town, where every year children are chosen to enter a maze that surrounds the city They are promised to be protected by angels and those who survive will have the chance to ascend to paradise But, what they re promised are lies Basically, it s 85% The Maze Runner and 10% mythology and 5% The Hunger Games, but Children of Icarus is totally its own story I loved the setting and su [...]

    6. I really and truly hated this book The heroine was absolutely BORING to read about and since it was from her perspective, I m sure you can understand how absolutely dull it was I mean, really, it was BAD The main character is SOOOOO boringly diminutive, that she doesn t even have a name It was like reading about someone s day from the perspective of the actress Kristen Stewart about as much emotional range of a rock Which is why it is so surprising that I m rating this one a 4 In fact, I would [...]

    7. Children aged ten to sixteen hope for the chance to enter the labyrinth To navigate the maze to find the land of the angels and wait to one day welcome Icarus home The Icarii are chosen at the Temple of Icarus and, at the age of sixteen, it s our main character and her best friend s, last chance to be chosen to become angels But as soon as the two girls leave the city, along with the rest of the chosen group, excitement soon turns to horror as the real labyrinth reveals itself, and it s far from [...]

    8. This book sort of confused meIt was good, but it confused me I mean, are we in the past or the future Is this dystopian or historical It tried to pull off aThe Maze Runner, but didn t excecute it very well.One element that suprised me, though, was the writing It wasn t terrible, as to be expected, but rather somewhat eloquent.A risky read, but can be given a try.

    9. This book was WILD Truly a wild ride, from start to finish.Wild, and not at all what I was expecting.From the ambiguous, evasive summary and the blurb on the back, I thought this was going to be a psychological take on Icarus and becoming an angel Then, once I got home from the library, I saw the horror sticker on the spine and the review on the back comparing the book to the likes of Divergent, the Hunger Games and the Maze Runner the last of which I have not read, but which I m guessing it sha [...]

    10. 2.5 starsI liked the summery and the idea behind the book The shy girl, the unsure girl, the one that is always overlooked having to learn step up, fight and survive because there is no other choice And managing it because if that It s one of my favorite type of book plots And to a very basic extent the author did do that.But it really is scratching at the outer edges of actually being a book about a girl that learns to survive on her own.Which is fine If the rest of the book would have made up [...]

    11. Growing up in the city of Daedala she always been Clara s side kick Now they both must enter Icarus Labrynth on a quest to become Angels Within minutes they are torn apart forever and she must find her own voice in order to survive I was very skeptical to begin this series, and at the beginning I was very disappointed It started reminding me of a mix between hunger games and the maze runner and I started loosing interest I m glad I stuck it out Once some of the major characters start appearing I [...]

    12. Source LibraryWow, Now I have to go out and buy a copy I just, how did it take me so long to finish this one I started it just before it came out after I snagged an ARC from NetGalley, but it expired before I could read most of it I finally found out that I could get it at the library, and am so glad I finally finished it Plus I have the second book on Kindle While I hated everything to do with the Fates, I felt like they were all fake, and while I understand they were kids, and kids can be mean [...]

    13. Disclaimer We received this an advanced digital copy of this book via NetGalley courtesy of the publisher Switch Press There may be some things you consider to be spoilers ahead You have been warned.Why we chose it The description was enough for usReview Children of Icarus is at times as twisted as the labyrinth that the majority of the book takes place in and we loved it It was so good and so wrong at the same time.What was so intriguing for us as we made our way through this book is how glorio [...]

    14. This book left me with a lot of mixed feelings.I m a sucker for anything based in mythology, especially Greek which surrounds this entire story Our main character is Nameless As in, her real name is never revealed so for the sake of this review, she is Nameless This sixteen year old is chosen to become an angel or so she and her people believe Instead she finds a whole new harsh world waiting on the other side of the wall Though not mentioned in the description, the vast majority of Children of [...]

    15. Really mixed feelings about this one The writing itself was good, the concept new, and the characters well drawn, but there were a few things that just annoyed me.The main character was so passive she was infuriating Over and over there were times where she d be thinking about saying or doing something but never actually got around to it She just can t do anything , and can t even try view spoiler And her name was never actually revealed, which was somewhat interesting but distracted me because [...]

    16. facebook twitter bloglovin youtubeJust seeing Icarus and labyrinth, I was extremely excited Being a huge Greek mythology nerd and a classics minor student in uni , I knew I needed to read this, thinking it would be heavily mythology based Surprisingly, it wasn t really Instead, Children of Icarus by Caighlan Smith is of a general YA dystopian novel, which isn t to say that s a bad thing Just different from what the short synopsis seemed to suggest.There s a nameless narrator that is by far the [...]

    17. A bit of a disappointment.The writing The writing was okay, it was a mythological fantasy read I wouldn t call it an easy or fast paced read, I think it can feel dragged The Story This was a great idea Each year some children teenagers between 10 and 16 years old are choosen, randomly, to become Icarii Icarii are the ones who go into the labyrinth and once they get out they go to Alyssia and become angels Now writing this review that sounds a bit like The Hunger Games, doesn t it But anyway, it [...]

    18. Shoutout to capstone and Netgalley for the early read My knee jerk reaction was to compare this to the Maze Runner which I hated In someways, its a better version way, way better Mazes, Monsters, and a weird ass ending that leaves you confused than when you started I gave this three stars because I felt like this book needed a lot world building view spoiler I wanted to know about Clara and her friend s life before the maze I wanted to know about the ritual of who is chosen for the maze and [...]

    19. It is Clara who is desperate to enter the labyrinth and it is Clara who is bright, strong, and fearless enough to take on any challenge It is no surprise when she is chosen But so is the girl who has always lived in her shadow Together they enter Within minutes, they are torn apart forever Now the girl who has never left the city walls must fight to survive in a living nightmare, where one false turn with who to trust means a certain dead end.This book starts off very quickly and the pace is ver [...]

    20. I was provided with a copy by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I went into this book being mainly interested in the mythological aspect of the Children of Icarus However, that was handled in the prologue and after that I was plummeted into a far twisted tale than I expected The pace varied a lot, changing from being holed up in a secret base for weeks to barely escaping gruesome monsters I can definitely see why people would draw comparisons between this story and th [...]

    21. Children of Icarus seems like it s trying to be a twist on The Maze Runner except the character is a worthless, spineless, annoying loser Seriously.My dad has a dog they got from the pound She s old, very fat, and whines incessantly as soon as she sees you When my dad first told me he hated the dog and the only reason he kept her was because he didn t want her to be euthanized at the shelter, I had nothing but pity for the dog Poor thing just wants love, right Until I met the dog I tried to take [...]

    22. Oh just look at this cover Its amazing isn t it And it s the reason I really wanted to love this book, but it just didn t happen So we have a girl with a name we don t know who alongside her friend Clara is chosen to enter the labyrinth Believing that if they find their way out of it, they will become angels But what they find in the labyrinth is very far from angelic Within the labyrinth the girl is taken in by a group of other people who have been there surviving for some time On arrival she g [...]

    23. After racing through this utterly compelling book, I m really questioning how far I would go to get my hands on the second The answer would shock you unless you ve read it, too I admit that I underestimated Children of Icarus it almost got under my radar, and that would have been a sad mistake because it was so good While it reminded me in part of The Maze Runner mysterious labyrinth with horrifying depths and it reminded me a bit of Ann Aguire s Enclave a primitive society born operating in con [...]

    24. This book is what happens if you take 85% of The Maze Runner and mix it with 5% spirituality and 10% Hunger Games In theory not a bad concept, but it feels like it s been done before, especially near the end.When I say 85% I do stand by that, with a labyrinth full of hideous creatures, a safe place for the children to stay and the fact that they get jobs there, one of which seems to be the equilevant of being a runner, except here they re not really trying their best to get out of the labyrinth. [...]

    25. This book can be a little confusing and I have mixed feelings but I think its worth a shot I liked the writing, setting of the story and the concept but the buildup and development of the plot threw me off, because of the strange pacing of the book its difficult to relate the ending of the book with the rest of it, in the beginning we see the main character not doing much She has social anxiety but it gets to a point that its frustrating because she just stops talking altogether and freezes, its [...]

    26. The people believe Icarus to be their savior The people believe that Icarus chooses people to become Angels for a reason People are unaware of what is actually happening With the dangers of the labyrinth one has to wonder if everything they believe in are lies.This book was pretty good If you re a fan of the Maze Runner or The Hunger Games you would probably enjoy this story It s a mixture of the two, wrapped in with myth s Most people know the story of Icarus this book takes that story and mold [...]

    27. I liked it well enough I did remind me a bit of the Maze Runner I say that as someone who hasn t read or watched it but with Greek Mythology It was interesting and the author was good at making me feel uncomfortable, giving each named character a personality and showing the main character s personality without outright saying what she is at first You can see see she s weak, with low self esteem and I m going to go with anxiety issues she doesn t talk mush, she shies away from people and it even [...]

    28. This is not a safe book You can go through the whole book feeling safe or like safety is around the corner It really isn t I was almost halfway through the book before I realized and time had passed and I had already gotten so far, so it s an amazing book Some of the horrible things, all involving the Icarii seem very needless You can t make horrible people horrible just because they re horrible, especially when you never saw them as horrible to begin with The whole middle of the book could have [...]

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