The Continent

The Continent

For her sixteenth birthday, Vaela Sun receives the most coveted gift in all the Spire?a trip to the Continent. It seems an unlikely destination for a holiday: a cold, desolate land where two nations remain perpetually locked in combat. Most citizens lucky enough to tour the Continent do so to observe the spectacle and violence of battle, a thing long vanished in the peacef For her sixteenth birthday, Vaela Sun receives the most coveted gift in all the Spire?a trip to the Continent. It see...

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Title:The Continent
Author:Keira Drake
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:The Continent
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:350 pages pages

The Continent Reviews

  • Anna
    Nov 03, 2016
    [EDIT 2/20/2018] Since a new version of this book is coming out this year, I cleared my one star rating. I hope the revisions fix a lot of the issues, but I still won't be reading it. The entire premise of the book seems incredibly flawed. Pro Tip: Read books by WoC and you proba...
  • Debbie
    Feb 09, 2018
    You may recall that, back in 2016, there was a lot of pushback to Keira Drake's The Continent. I recommend you read Zoraida Crdova's critique on November 7, 2016, at YA Interrobang. It is excellent. In response to the intense conversations on social media, Drake and her publisher, Ha...
  • Jessica
    Nov 04, 2016
    How did such racist fuckery get so many 5 star reviews? ...
  • Denisa
    Nov 03, 2016
    Apparently this book is Super Fucking Racist. Calling natives "red skinned", calling them "savages". From what I've heard, the main character is a white girl who's going to save these native people. How did this book get published? *side eyes this book so hard* ...
  • Erika
    Nov 03, 2016
    Describes indigenous people with red skin as savages who are prone to raping and drinking, as well as other egregious stereotypes. See these Twitter threads for more info: https://twitter.com/theauslibrary/sta... https://twitter.com/elleonwords/statu... Edited to add: a ...
  • Jaime (Two Chicks on Books)
    Apr 05, 2016
    Wow this book was so beautiful! Such heartbreak and beauty in one amazing story! I loved Vaela she was such an awesome heroine and man Noro! Can I have a Noro for myself *swoons* I can't wait for book 2!!!!! ...
  • Sierra Abrams
    Feb 18, 2016
    look at that cover JUST LOOK AT IT'S GLORY ...
  • Christaaay - Christy Luis Reviews
    Jul 30, 2016
    *Updates on Controversy at End of Review* 4.5 STARS "Snow and ice, miles and miles of treacherous wilderness?Let?s be honest?it?s not the scenery that has every citizen in the Spire clamoring to see the Continent. It?s the war.? Premise : Vaela Sun is going to th...
  • ak
    Nov 03, 2016
    y'all know how I feel about colonizers' fantasies of White Saviorism so I will be passing HARD on this book. ...
  • Erin Dunn
    May 04, 2016
    http://angelerin.blogspot.com/2016/08... Thank you to NetGalley and Harlequin Teen for providing a free ebook copy of The Continent By: Keira Drake in exchange for an honest review. One thing I pride myself on when reviewing a book is honesty. I think that is the MOST important ...
  • Anna Priemaza
    Feb 18, 2016
    Note: This book is being revised based on feedback from marginalized voices, which is great. I have not yet read the revised version. If you're interested in these issues, please take some time to listen to and consider the varied opinions and experiences of marginalized voices before ...
  • Kathleen (QueenKatieMae)
    Oct 23, 2016
    My first hint should have been the fact this is a Harlequin Teen novel. Romance novels make me roll my eyes too much but a YA romance makes me roll them so hard they get stuck to the back of my head. The Continent is a perfect example of an eye-rolling, face-in-palm planting, groaning ...
  • ☆♥☆Kotyonok꧁꧂
    May 30, 2017
    2.5 stars, again, I want to round up, because FUCKING IDIOTS GAVE THIS 1 STAR WITHOUT READING IT--seriously, why are you people on a reading website when you don't fucking read? The best description I can think for this book is linear. It's a very linear storyline--there's a beginn...
  • Bitchin' Reads
    May 06, 2017
    8/22/2017 Update (Note that there are spoilers further down, so avoid if you care about being spoiled.) There is something I have been thinking on from a few conversations I've had with several people on and off Goodreads. It is regarding racial inequalities in the United States an...
  • Celeste_pewter
    Nov 05, 2016
    3/19 update: Oh no. We're still talking about this book? I've read the updated version. My review has not changed. *** 11/25/16: ETA: Review here: http://www.bookrookreviews.com/home/1... *** Yes, I did read it. I read it - after putting it down a month ago, ...
  • Cait Califa
    Nov 04, 2016
    I received an arc copy of this book on a giveaway so I spent no money and I still want a refund or a brain wipe to erase it from my memory. The inside cover has a small scrawl from Kiera Drake saying that she hopes I enjoy my ?trip to the continent?. Sorry to say, I very mu...
  • Aslee
    Nov 03, 2016
    edit 2/19/18: (so apparently all those rewrites keira drake was supposed to be doing didn't fix a Damn Thing. yall..... if this book was a person id fight it in a Wal-Mart parking lot.) It's racist trash, and I'm getting really sick and tired of my genre being fucking corrupted by b...
  • Kaylee
    Nov 04, 2016
    I don't normally do this type of thing, but the fact that this book was written and published is beyond me. I don't want to read racist books that portrays Native Americans and Asians as "savages" and portrays the white protagonist as the white savior. The fact that the publishers s...
  • Emma
    Nov 03, 2016
    After what several trusted authors/reviewers/book people have said on Twitter today, there is no way I'll be reading this book. ...
  • CW (new book blog coming soon! ✨)
    Nov 05, 2016
    Short version: Life's too short to read a book I know I won't like. Long version: Life's too short to read a book that contains and perpetuates racist stereotypes of Native Americans and indigenous peoples, Asian fetishism, colonialist/imperialist undertones and themes that are larg...
  • Weezie
    Nov 04, 2016
    I'm not sure how this book even got published. White savior complex, PoC willing to do anything to protect the precious white girl, and calling Native/Indigenous people 'savages' and 'red skins'. Keira Drake, I'm not your savage and you can suck it. ...
  • Danielle
    Nov 04, 2016
    While this book is racially controversial, and I think bad representation is not a smart thing to do in a book, esp now with these riled up millennials, I will NOT rate this book before I've read it. I will read it and form my own opinion. ...
  • Stacy Fetters
    Sep 27, 2016
    "You must reserve your pain for quiet moments. You must not let it soften you, but rather you must become sharpened by its edges, made stronger by its grip. When it claws at your heart, you must roar back. This is not a place for softness." If that quote doesn't reach inside of you an...
  • Kuzu
    Nov 03, 2016
    In fairness to Drake, I've updated my review to reflect my impressions of the full, revised version of the book. And in fairness to everyone, the best I can say about this is that it's a misguided attempt at a narrative about oppression, written by an author who clearly doesn't und...
  • Fen'Harel
    Aug 08, 2017
    Update: 15/5: Read my review: https://yadramallama.wordpress.com/ Here's an excerpt: "The Continent was released as an ARC in 2017 for willing participants who would give a fair and valued response to the book. I feel both of those words no longer apply to the reviews I see on Go...
  • Liana
    Nov 05, 2016
    how about we stop publishing racist books that present native Americans as 'savages' , use the white saviour narrative and oh, only have extremely stereotypical Asian characters? ...
  • enqi ✨ (belongs to rhysand, jin & peter kavinsky)
    Nov 05, 2016
    [EDIT, 2 SEPT 2018] removed my one-star rating because i saw that keira drake did some rewriting, apparently. but i'm still not going to read this book and i don't think i ever will. protip: read books by woc and you'll generally encounter less problems i'm sick of the white savi...
  • Ariadna
    Nov 04, 2016
    Why waste your precious time reading a novel that does a terrible job at not being racist when there are 28353535272819 wonderful and truly diverse books out there? #IJS *If you feel the need to defend this book, the only things I can advise you is to look at your life and look at ...
  • Chelsea Sedoti
    Feb 18, 2016
    Review removed until I read the updated version of the book (expected release in early 2018). ...
  • Scarlett Readz and Runz....Through Novel Time & Distance
    Sep 16, 2018
    The perfect underdog story for teens / young adults with a strong female heroine. Vaela Sun lives oblivious to the world outside in the Spire, her home. She has a talent for mapmaking and has earned herself a place in an apprenticeship with a renowned mapmaker. Any of her daily con...