A review by inwonderland49
Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza


This review was originally posted on In Wonderland

My Thoughts

Okay, so let's get this out.. I really enjoyed this story! Were there problems? Sure. But all-in-all, I thought it was a great story. I liked the writing. I liked the characters. I thought that this was a good debut and I can only expect more from Rhoda in the future!

There were a couple issues, however. There are times where I can see some readers getting bored, but I feel like that there is enough action within the entirety of the story to keep someone entertained. It kept me entertained. The other issue I had was that there is one thing that you expect to happen from reading the summary.. and it just doesn't happen. Now this could be because it is from the Advanced Reader Copy and not everything is finalized in the ARCs. Or it could have just been the wrong way to summarize the book. But the main reason why I rated it 3.5 stars was because this particular plotline just wasn't there.

Other than that, I had a very enjoyable time reading this book and I loved the worldbuilding that Rhoda Belleza had created and I really wouldn't mind seeing more within this world (and thank god there's a second book to this)! If you love great worldbuilding, writing, and a strong Sci-fi presence, then I think you should give this one a try!

About the Author

Rhoda Belleza was raised in Los Angeles, where she grew up writing X-Files fanfiction and stuffing her face with avocados. She's a children's editor at a publishing house and writes from a sunny Brooklyn apartment stuffed with far too many bikes and far too many shoes. When she's not writing, Rhoda obsesses over nail art tutorials, watches kung fu movies, and sews together crooked things that pass for clothes. Empress of a Thousand Skies is her debut novel. Follow her on Twitter @rhodabee.


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Tour Schedule

Week One:

2/6 – Brittany’s Book Rambles – Guest Post

2/6 – Bibliophile Gathering – Review

2/6 – Seeing Double in Neverland – Mood Board

2/7 – Tales of a Ravenous Reader – Excerpt

2/7 – In Wonderland – Review

2/8 – Across the Words – Character Fan Casting

2/8 – Novel Ink – Review

2/8 – Bookling Critics – Review

2/9 – The Young Folks – Interview

2/9 – Here’s to Happy Endings – Review

2/10 – Butter My Books – Book Look

2/10 – Ex Libris – Review

2/10 – My Friends Are Fiction – Guest Post

Week Two:

2/13 – Stories & Sweeties – Empress Cupcakes

2/13 – What Sarah Read – Guest Post

2/13 – MundieMoms – Review

2/14 – YA Wednesdays – Character Fashion

2/14 – Fiction Fare – Review

2/15 – Once Upon a Twilight – Favorite Quotes

2/15 – The Books Buzz – Review

2/15 – Take Me Away to a Great Read – Review

2/16 – The YA Book Traveler – Empress Trailer

2/16 – Bookworm Everlasting – Review

2/17 – The Forest of Words and Pages – Like/Try/Why

2/17 – The Paige Turner – Interview

2/17 – Fangirlish – Review

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