Burning Kingdoms



❅ [KINDLE] ✾ Burning Kingdoms By Lauren DeStefano ➞ – E17streets4all.co.uk Danger descends in the second book of The Internment Chronicles, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Chemical Garden trilogyAfter escaping Internment, Morgan and her fellow fugitives lan Danger descends in the second book of The Internment Chronicles, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Chemical Garden trilogyAfter escaping Internment, Morgan and her fellow fugitives land on the ground to finally learn about the world beneath their floating island homeThe ground is a strange place where water falls from the sky as snow, and people watch moving pictures and visit speakeasies A place where families can have as many children as they want, their dead are buried in vast gardens of bodies, and Internment is the feature of an amusement parkIt is also a land at warEveryone who fled Internment had their own reasons to escape their corrupt haven, but now they re caught under the watchful eye of another king who wants to dominate his world They may have made it to the ground, but have they dragged Internment with them.Burning Kingdoms

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    Burning Kingdoms PDF ò Ebook buried in vast gardens of bodies, and Internment is the feature of an amusement parkIt is also a land at warEveryone who fled Internment had their own reasons to escape their corrupt haven, but now they re caught under the watchful eye of another king who wants to dominate his world They may have made it to the ground, but have they dragged Internment with them."/>
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  • 320 pages
  • Burning Kingdoms
  • Lauren DeStefano
  • English
  • 05 March 2019
  • 1442480661

10 thoughts on “Burning Kingdoms

  1. says:

    WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO THE COVERS After readingAfter waiting a year for the second installment of the Internment Chronicles I m sad to say it was a complete disappointment The plot went almost nowhere Instead of a journey into a new world, Morgan and friends are left to stay in a hotel pretty much the entirety of the book I wanted adventure, to discover what secrets the ground below held What we get is pages with Morgan and Pen sneaking out at night with their new friend to get wasted The WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO THE COVERS After readingAfter waiting a year for the second installment of the Internment Chronicles I m sad to say it was a complete disappointment The plot went almost nowhere Instead of a journey into a new world, Morgan and friends are left to stay in a hotel pretty much the entirety of the book I wanted adventure, to discover what secrets the ground below held What we get is pages with Morgan and Pen sneaking out at night with their new friend to get wasted The curious protagonist who helped an innocent boy escape and dared to wonder what was beyond her world was lowered to a girl who drank and went to the cinema.The world building was also insufficient If you were to give me pen and paper and told me to draw what Havalais looked like I would draw a hotel and water I have no idea what to make of it I pictured it as the 20 s with black and white movies and speakeasies But then we have a hospital and jet planes that seem way too advanced for the time period in mind There are both cars and animals named elegors that they ride on I m guessing they re elephants I had no clear view of what the world was supposed to be I had gotten so bored that when something did happen I didn t care Not that it mattered, because a chapter later we re brought back to the hotel where the group waits again.I don t like where the story is going, with the secondary characters becoming insignificant and a love triangle that has no business coming to fruition But alas I ll finish the trilogy Destefano s lyrical prose is still mesmerizing and is basically what stopped me from DNFing the book

  2. says:

    UHHHHHH .Dat coverWHHHYYYYYYYYY HOW could they think the original type of cover wasn t perfect Firstly, now my copy of Perfect Ruin is not going to MATCH with the rest of the series.Secondly, the original cover was perfect It is still one of my favorite covers So beautiful .But NOOOOthey have to mess with beautiful things.Check out my blog, where I also review and rant over YA books UHHHHHH .Dat coverWHHHYYYYYYYYY HOW could they think the original type of cover wasn t perfect Firstly, now my copy of Perfect Ruin is not going to MATCH with the rest of the series.Secondly, the original cover was perfect It is still one of my favorite covers So beautiful .But NOOOOthey have to mess with beautiful things.Check out my blog, where I also review and rant over YA books

  3. says:

    3.5 starsNobody bores me quite as beautifully as DeStefano She is a very talented writer and her lyrical prose is absolutely mesmerizing Her writing pretty nearly makes up for 300 pages of almost comatose inactivity because it is simply a delight to read her words, to see the way she strings sentences together and creates the most beautiful of images almost effortlessly Even after losing the intrigue that made the first book in this series, Perfect Ruin, a hit with me, I was riveted by the w 3.5 starsNobody bores me quite as beautifully as DeStefano She is a very talented writer and her lyrical prose is absolutely mesmerizing Her writing pretty nearly makes up for 300 pages of almost comatose inactivity because it is simply a delight to read her words, to see the way she strings sentences together and creates the most beautiful of images almost effortlessly Even after losing the intrigue that made the first book in this series, Perfect Ruin, a hit with me, I was riveted by the way in which DeStefano developed her characters in this one, the way she presented this new world and the decisions she made regarding the relationships between the characters Sadly, at least for me, that still leaves a fairly repetitive and uneventful book that felt like it lasted forever I understand the need to give these characters a chance to develop and become the people they need to be for the next book, but, quite frankly, I was bored with the novel most of the time.This novel is very different from Perfect Ruin in almost every aspect, maybe not in most of its elements, but definitely in what they focus on and that made a marked difference in my reading experience In the first novel, the mystery and intrigue behind the story, the beautiful contradiction between the technological and modern aspects of this monarchic, deeply religious island in the sky, and the sensitivity and thoughtfulness of the main character, made Perfect Ruin an enthralling read that defeated my every protest about the plot Many of the same elements find a place in the sequel, but to a much smaller scale There s also a mysterious, inconsistent world, but it is not explored as much as Internment was, and in spite of having a few elements to it that were pretty fascinating, those didn t play into the actual plot in the novel quite as much as the elements of Interment did Moreover, the world wasn t explored all that much or figured that prominently in the way the story was told Certain elements of it were highlighted, and enough details were given to pique my interest, but they never built together anything concrete or that satisfied my curiosity There is not much of a mystery behind this world, either There s some intrigue, but it is not unpredictable or all that hidden in the novel, and it has a lotto do with what can potentially happen in the next book Morgan s still a great narrator, but her voice wasn t as compelling in this one, mostly because there wasn t all that much plot wise for her to contemplate, and the way she saw the rest of the characters turned somewhat repetitive What became evident to me about Morgan in this novel is that, by herself, she s not a very interesting character Actually, she s almost a blank slate of a heroine, and she is defined almost exclusively by the people around her and what they say and think of her In this novel, Morgan had a lot of time to think for herself and by herself, and it wasn t nearly as engaging as when she had others around her to buoy her characterization She s a fantastic narrator because DeStefano is a magnificent writer and because she s a lot better at defining others than at defining herself and making her character stand out I know being quiet and slightly unremarkable is part of her characterization, but she s too much of an observant when she should be an active participant in her own story I liked how DeStefano played with the characters, the new dimensions she gave them, how alliances shifted, friendships weakened while others flowered, and how she twisted around the romance angle I didn t see that last one coming, and it was an interesting way to play up the tired love triangle angle, as well as a way to develop the characters involved and throw some light on some things we might ve missed about those relationships in the first novel The new characters introduced were certainly intriguing and they did add to the story and the characters we d met before, becoming a natural fit into the group dynamic, but even though she did a commendable work with all of the aforementioned, the fact still is that those things took over the story and left the actual plot stagnant Truth be told, there wasn t much of a plot in there There was a general idea guiding the story, but it didn t factor in until the last third of the novel, where it gave the novel a rather abrupt ending This one is a very slow moving read, compelling in a strange way, but still almost uneventful I do like the thoughtful and measured way in which DeStefano moved her characters here, and truth be told, this is a really good novel, but because of how different the take in this one was from the first novel, and how stilted the development of the entire novel was, I was left feeling unfulfilled and that ultimately had a lot of weight on how I rated this novel I still think this is a good novel, maybe not the strongest sequel, but definitely a really fantastically executed product that just focused its attention on some areas in particular, and did a great job at it, while relegating others to the background, some of which I think it could ve benefited from Slightly predictable, vague and confusing sometimes, I think the novel needed a bittightening up with the world building and the development of the main plot removed from the main characters It was slow going, but I did enjoy the novel, even if it did not live up to my expectations entirely In spite of everything, I m still eagerly looking forward to the next book

  4. says:

    Review posted herehttps edwardsghostengine.wordpress.After reading the first book, which set the scenes up very well, I had quite high expectations for this one I thought at last we would have the history behind this world revealed, but we didn t Instead I just got a well written description of the characters everyday lives and while that may be ideal for some, it makes boring, uneventful reading for me.I think the only real good thing here was the writing style and how the author was abl Review posted herehttps edwardsghostengine.wordpress.After reading the first book, which set the scenes up very well, I had quite high expectations for this one I thought at last we would have the history behind this world revealed, but we didn t Instead I just got a well written description of the characters everyday lives and while that may be ideal for some, it makes boring, uneventful reading for me.I think the only real good thing here was the writing style and how the author was able to keep the reader intrigued even when not a lot was going on It, like the first book was very well written with our MC s feelings being fully brought to life That s where the good ends though, I felt hardly anything important happened in this book, at least not until the few chapters at the end It was just pointless descriptions of the characters everyday lives in the hotel they were staying in on the ground with no revelations about the history of the world on the ground or the floating city of Internment.Another thing I didn t like was that most of the characters were pushed into the background with only the MC and her closest friends being spotlighted Everyone else just felt like a dismissed extra and I will admit though that Morgan s character was still realistic and believable, in fact everyone s character was, I just wish the other characters had hadpage time as well cause this author definitely knows how to develop her characters There could have definitely beenthings going on in the plot and would it have really been too hard to fit in some history Despite all this the writing still managed to keep my attention but there really isn t much to say about this book because genuinely not a lot happens AND there was a small hint towards a future love triangle which I thought developed way too fast without any sort of build up.I can definitely see why some would like this even though I wasn t really impressed Despite this I will read the last book in the series mostly out of curiosity as to how the author is going to tie everything up and what will become of both these worlds But mostly this was a disappointing read that had a lot of potential to be exciting and informative but just fell flat throughout most of the book

  5. says:

    How I love this book Let me count the ways 1 The return of characters I adore 2 A fresh, new world and plot No second book syndrome here 3 Reveals that broke my hearts in a good way 4 Romantic tension that sizzles 5 The dreamy, lyrical writing DeStefano is famous for 6 Beautiful endings that leave you feeling complete, yet wantingGIVE ME THE LAST BOOK

  6. says:

    October 7th I guess it could be worse sigh October 7th I guess it could be worse sigh

  7. says:

    Picking up straight were Perfect Ruin left of, Morgan and her colleagues arrival on Earth is quite the culture shock This land is far different from what they know of there home city in the sky, Internment What confront s them is a land of seemingly endless size, with huge oceans, black and white silent movies and no rules on who can marry who Taken in by a hotel owner Jack Piper, who is friends with ruler, King Ingram, and his five children, Morgan and her fugitives will soon come to wonder Picking up straight were Perfect Ruin left of, Morgan and her colleagues arrival on Earth is quite the culture shock This land is far different from what they know of there home city in the sky, Internment What confront s them is a land of seemingly endless size, with huge oceans, black and white silent movies and no rules on who can marry who Taken in by a hotel owner Jack Piper, who is friends with ruler, King Ingram, and his five children, Morgan and her fugitives will soon come to wonder if escaping there floating island home was a good idea after all.Morgan is sceptical of this world she is know in, which seems to be a mishmash of 1800 s western world and some modern day technologies Her best friend Pen though isthat happy to explore the world and gets drunk onthan one occasion and befriends Jacks daughters Birdie The outings though are not safe with a war in place between the forces of Ingram and rival King Erasmus Bombings are a constant threat to the population but looking for fun the girls take there chances much to Lex, Thomas, Basil and Birdies older brother, Nimble s displeasure Princess Celeste believes a diplomatic partnership can be reached on behalf of her world and Ingram s while Morgan, despite knowing the dangers of her corrupt world wan t to return Little does she know what the king s true intentions are for them and her home land.Overall although not being as impressed as i was with the first installment in the series, i still found Burning Kingdoms to be an enjoyable read On the plus side is strong characterization with some great female friendships such as best friends Morgan and Pen and the unlikely development of Celeste and Morgan, who despite early resentment come to a rocky understanding World building was something that could of been better as you can only jazz up Earth so much even if in Morgan s eyes it s one of wonder and fear The pace is a fair amount slower in Burning Kingdoms, but this was for me at least not a problem thanks to DeStefano s beautiful layered writing In conclusion this is a worthy follow up and sets up things nicely for what i hope will be a ground breaking ending to what has been to know, a really good series

  8. says:

    Classic bridge book Lots of walking and talking and almost revelations, and then everything wraps up with a cliffhanger Stay tuned for book three What s weird is, nothing really happened in the first book either Again,wibbling around, talking endlessly about maybe doing something, and not until the last 50 pages does anything of note happen Plus there s the world s most poorly thought out rebel resistance ever We don t get much info on that front, because book two takes place exclu Classic bridge book Lots of walking and talking and almost revelations, and then everything wraps up with a cliffhanger Stay tuned for book three What s weird is, nothing really happened in the first book either Again,wibbling around, talking endlessly about maybe doing something, and not until the last 50 pages does anything of note happen Plus there s the world s most poorly thought out rebel resistance ever We don t get much info on that front, because book two takes place exclusively on the ground And at first I was on board it s like our world in the 20s And also at war And with a monarchy Morgan and friends end up staying with the king s advisor Jack Piper and family at a huge, off season hotel I m not sure what city this was meant to emulateobviously one near water I d guess New York if not for the fact that there are numerous references to the ocean And also Internment was probably once part of a nearby archipelago, over which the king is now at war The islands are the only source of some precious fuel adjacent resource that could power everything, anddo you see where this is going As it transpires, Princess Celeste is keen to make a deal in the hopes of saving her mother dying of sun sickness, aka skin cancer view spoiler And once Pen and Morgan discover that Internment is powered by this magical fuel, it s only a matter of time before Celeste spills the beans She s undergone a complete character overhaul, by the way In the first book, she s written as nuts, gleefully so But now she has all of this tragic backstory her mother is dying, her brother is gay, and her betrothed is an abusive gold digger hide spoiler Woe is Celeste I really wanted all of her sob stories to just be a way of manipulating Morgan into sharing the info about the fuel, but no, she s all sincerity Barf She reminds me a bit of Dinah from the Queen of Hearts series I know I m supposed to feel sympathy for her, but I d like her better if she just gave in and went mad Without Celeste, there s no real villain here Oh sure, the country is at war, and the King is corrupt aren t they all , but both of those are sort of shadowy dangers at best The plot consists mostly of a lot of sneaking out of the hotel, bonding with oldest daughter Birdie, and remarking on all of the differences between Internment and the ground There s so much space They have all this open space Wow, a graveyard is such a waste of space It felt like sort of a cheap way to get in exposition about Havalais Speaking of which, I wanted to knowI said in my review of Perfect Ruin that DeStephano got around her world building problems by making the world smaller Here, unfortunately, those problems are on full display How is Internmentadvanced than the ground I m not sure if I should shelve this as dystopia or fantasy Book one was pure fantasy, but by bringing the crew to the ground which, let s be honest, probably had to happen , DeStephano opened up a whole new set of questions she doesn t seem interested in addressing Is this alternative history, a la Queen of the Tearling The fashions and slang and technology all certainly evoke the 20s But there are mermaids, so we re clearly dipping a toe in the fantasy waters here We re told in Perfect Ruin that Internment was created as a punishment, that the city was carved out of the ground and placed into the sky by the gods over three hundred years earlier But Havalais is basically a tourist attraction it features a theme park where you can pay to look at Internment through a telescope And the people on the ground are fascinated by the sky people, but we aren t told what their story is for this magical floating island Pen reads a sacred text that bears a great deal of resemblance to the Christian bible And while it s been a loooooong time since I did any bible study, I m pretty sure I d remember a story about God creating a floating city It s like DeStephano can t quite commit to dystopia or fantasy, so we re stuck in this sort of no man s land with no explanation for the damned island in the sky The final book promises a war in which Internment will play a part, but I have to wonder how many of these questions will still be left on the table at the end of the series I like the idea, but I feel like there s not much there there The concept of Internment itself could have made a nifty short story, but all of the ground stuff, as it were, needs some work I still enjoy DeStephano s writing style, and while I don t hate Morgan as a narrator, I kept wishing that the story were from Pen or Celeste s perspective instead We re beaten over the head with what a good and proper girl Morgan is, which is completely truewhich is why she s not terribly interesting She s very blah, while Pen is off self medicating with gin and Celeste is falling in love with the king s advisor s son who view spoiler is actually a prince, of course, because Piper is the King s heir and I forget why it s a secret, but I m sure that won t bite anybody in the ass anytime soon hide spoiler and Morgan is wibbling around feeling sad and out of place Again SomeShe and her betrothed aren t that into each other, and she d really rather mack on Judas, but in the end she and Basil ugh just sort of shrug their shoulders and decide to be together anyway I m certainly not complaining about the lack of romance here, but the above interaction is indicative of the kind of character Morgan is She s like meh personified That having been said, will I be back for book three Of course I just can t quit you, YA trilogies

  9. says:

    4 starsThis review will contain spoilers from Perfect Ruin You have been warned Also some minor spoilers for Burning KingdomsYou know, when a series is beginning to expand in the world building and exploring new places and new people, it can make a series much better It all depends if the author manages to create a unique world with interesting characters For some, it s either a hit or miss I ve read some books where the world building is great And other times I ve read some books where th 4 starsThis review will contain spoilers from Perfect Ruin You have been warned Also some minor spoilers for Burning KingdomsYou know, when a series is beginning to expand in the world building and exploring new places and new people, it can make a series much better It all depends if the author manages to create a unique world with interesting characters For some, it s either a hit or miss I ve read some books where the world building is great And other times I ve read some books where the world building is complete shit And like I said, it all depends if the author can manage to do it right.So does the same apply to Burning Kingdoms Well, yes and no.At the end of Perfect Ruin, Morgan and her friends have left Internment and are on the ground They are in a new world with no knowledge of where they are Things are going to be different for them and they have to adjust to their new environment This in itself sounds intriguing based on the idea of exploration and adaptation Morgan came from a floating sky city and is now on the ground So, it sounds promising.And to an extent, it is, but I can see how some people have some issues about it Myself included Before I get into the world building aspect, let me start off with my initial review of Burning Kingdoms.Short answer I liked it.Long answer I thought it was a good sequel, we get to see new places and people and the character development is great Though, I did have a few issues with the world.Lauren DeStefano has a way with words and writing good characters Once again, the writing style is done beautifully to the point where I want her and Lauren Oliver to collaborate and write a book together IT NEEDS TO HAPPEN And her characters are so, so great Morgan is a favorite character of mine and the others are good Aside from Morgan, I also like Pen based on her development from the first book and where she is now in Burning Kingdoms We get to see them adapt to being on the ground and having conflicting thoughts on what is safe and what isn t safe Is the ground better than Internment Or is it vice versa What is home to some people And if it s possible to go back home, even if it isn t perfect These questions are what made me like the plot evenThe plot and characters Great.Now, let s talk about the world building.If you ve read my review on Perfect Ruin, you would know I said the world was leaning a bit to the sci fi dystopian genre As it turns out, I was completely wrong And no, it isn t a fantasy At least I don t think so.Turns out, it is, in my opinion, a re imagining of the 1920s of the United States Technically, it isn t the United States, but there are silent movies, speakeasies, and even one of the characters said jake Basically, 1920s in America.Except, like I mentioned, it isn t America Instead, it s a world with different countries that are living in the 1920s That s pretty much what I gathered from what I read Also, there are mythical creatures Not mythical, but animals that aren t common in the real world There are also mermaids Yes, mermaids And to top it all off, the country Morgan landed on is at war with another country Why they are at war is explained so at least we get some background about it.As much as I liked Burning Kingdoms, the world building isn t what I quite expected It was good, but I wish there wasof an explanation about the world And I for God s sake, why isn t there a freaking map It s the same compliant I had for Perfect Ruin and it s the same for Burning Kingdoms A map would ve made things better I keep expecting the Map from Dora the Explorer to pop up out of nowhere and show me a map of both Internment and the ground Still, I enjoyed my time reading the book Verdict Burning Kingdoms is a good sequel with vague world building but with great characters and plot Definitely good.Thanks for reading my review Cesar

  10. says:

    2.5 5 stars ratingThis review is also posted at have an interesting take on DeStefano that I developed while reading her Chemical Garden series, and this series only seems to solidify it DeStefano is a talented writer, but she isn t a great novelist That is, she has the words to make eloquent writing, but she doesn t seem capable of writing a plot that can keep me interested in a series Perfect Ruin was interesting, but nothing special It left a lo 2.5 5 stars ratingThis review is also posted at have an interesting take on DeStefano that I developed while reading her Chemical Garden series, and this series only seems to solidify it DeStefano is a talented writer, but she isn t a great novelist That is, she has the words to make eloquent writing, but she doesn t seem capable of writing a plot that can keep me interested in a series Perfect Ruin was interesting, but nothing special It left a lot hinging on this novel to carry the series, and Burning Kingdoms was a disappointment.I could get past the floating city in the sky, even though it didn t make much sense in the first novel The novel still felt like a light YA sci fi story But now, on the surface of whatever planet this happens to be We have mermaids floating around, trying to pull shining things underwater to collect them in their underwater caves This series somehow did a full one eighty, and we re fantasy now instead of sci fi.Burning Kingdoms is the same characters, but it s an entirely new plot and a completely different world And with characters that spend a majority of their time getting wasted in a completely new world, that leaves pretty much the plot to pull my interest through since the characters just didn t have it for this one And the plot of Burning Kingdoms is sloppy, and slow, and honestly, nothing really happens much at all It definitely has the same flavors as her Chemical Garden series, where is seems the series just keeps unraveling the further into it you get.It s still an okay read, but I tell you, it is hard to get invested in this author s series

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