Before anybody asks how I finished the book.. let's just say Barnes and Noble is really, really bad at accurate release times.

 

things i liked

 

- PANTALA. So! much! worldbuilding! They had an interesting history and an interesting present and the world was built really well. Many things that I thought would be overlooked (e.g. how do they have light when they don't have fire) were explained well.

- Cricket is my child and I love her.

- Humor! All the humor!

- The writing style is still the same, which I liked.

- DRAGON DYSTOPIA OKAY.

- Flamesilk is really, really, high on my list of Favorite Fancy Dragon Powers.

- Speaking of fancy dragon powers: I'M REALLY CREEPED OUT OKAY @Queen Wasp.

- They worship Clearsight and it's great!

- Character dynamics of imprisoned flamesilks!
- The COVER. So. so. pretty. I got a special edition with a poster in it showing Blue and Cricket and I can really see their expressions!
- I still have not gotten over bug dragons.

- Thank you for not adding spider dragons.

- Blue's moms! Yay!

- Just enough loose threads to keep me wondering!

 

things i didn't like

 

- Blue. I couldn't connect to him at all and it took him LITERALLY THE ENTIRE BOOK TO FIGURE OUT HE DIDN'T NEED TO FOLLOW THE RULES. Least favorite protagonist so far, really unrelatable and kind of annoying. He was excusing the HiveWings' behavior even when they were TRYING TO KILL HIM.

- I could not care less about Swordtail. He was a jerk.

- Why am I supposed to support the LeafWings again? The ones that we saw basically wanted to kill everybody. Not just the HiveWings. 

- How the heck is Luna believably supposed to be able to FLY OVER THE ENTIRE OCEAN BECAUSE OF A STORM. Not logical okay.

- It felt really short, but this is coming from somebody who read it all in less than an hour so.

- Blue/Cricket a, has no ship name that works, and b, was really really rushed. I headcanon Cricket as ace, incidentally.

 

 

other thoughts and theories

 

 

- Pantala seems to be really technologically advanced and it's cool!
- Blue. Cricket. Painting a dragon to hide them is never going to work.

- I want to know more about: Io, Lady Scarab, Queen Wasp, a LeafWing named Willow that was mentioned once.

- It seems we'll have to wait another book or two for our LGBTQ+ protagonist...

- I really, really hope we don't have any repeat PoVs for this arc. Go away @Moon and Qibli.

- At least Cricket is going to/should get a PoV, I think. Other suspects are Luna and Sundew, who I was meh about. Character development please.

- So THAT'S what the large hole is about.

 

overall...

 

 

- I liked it, but didn't love it. It's good for the opening to an arc, and it set the stage for things I'm very curious to see.

- Also Blue please go die in a spherical black hole that warps time and space.

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poke because people might actually have read it by now

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I actually really like Blue.......... 

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A) How dare you insult my son (no please that was a joke) B) Blicket is great okay (JOKE) C) otherwise I agree with like... all your points! Except Swordtail, I'm indifferent to Swordtail.

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I realize that's a controversial opinion xD
I think I was annoyed with Blue mostly because people have treated me or people I know like the HiveWings treated the SilkWings and it irritated me that he thought it was okay because I didn't.

 

and @Winter kind of that too tbh.

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How about we all just unanimously agree to be Cricket's many loving parents?

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The puzzle's tough, I'll admit, but in time we'll find where everything fits.

Luna made a silk balloon thing that flew her across the ocean.

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I love Cricket...I have a very hopeful hope that she's gay and is the LGBTQ+ protagonist.

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Agreed. sorry, Cricket, you have a lot of extra parents now whether you like it or not.

 

@Crystal but the physical impossibility of that is driving me crazy

 

@Jadeseeker she gets the next book so hopefully we'll find out! as much as I dislike him, poor Blue if that's the case though.

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The puzzle's tough, I'll admit, but in time we'll find where everything fits.

Also I think the moral of the book is either.

Some people don't have exuse for being mean or cruel and some people are just bad,or

Things aren't always what they seem, or

Just because they are rules doesn't mean that they good.

all in all we can draw lessons from this book and it is great although it took the whole book for Blue to learn these.

 

That was weird that has never happened before like this weird morality thingy.

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I think that the "vicious LeafWings" stuf is propaganda and the HiveWings are evil and lied after their complete conquest and told everyone that the LeafWing were the evil ones and made them think that the HiveWing were their saviors.

 

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The LeafWings hate the HiveWings for obvious reasons, and they hate the SilkWings for not doing anything about it.

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i agree with most of what you said, except that the clearsight worship personally makes me uncomfortable 

 

it’s kind of a parallel to the stereotypical white savior trope: the pantalans are the “uncultured natives” who need an outsider (in this case, clearsight) to swoop in and “save” them. regardless of whether or not tui wrote it intentionally, it’s extremely insensitive either way.

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a- how could you not like blue he's so sweet and innocent

 

b- i agree with a lot, except I think it's a great opening anD I NEED MORE

 

c- the leafwings didn't try to kill them, that was mostly queen wasp's lies, they seemed like it was more self-defence

 

d- swordtail is amazing

 

e- luna is amazing

 

f- a ship name for cricket x blue is bricket

 

 

 

remember everyone, this is just my opinion. I don't want any flame wars, that's just what I thought about it.

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