I am not the biggest fan of young adult books but had hoped this one would appeal to adult fantasy readers as well After plodding through the first 80 or so pages I did find it entertaining but with a variety of problems and inconsistencies that make it hard to recommendSummers at Castle Auburn is the first person narrative of Corie the illegitimate daughter of a nobleman She spends her summers at court with her older half sister and the rest of the year with her grandmother a village herbalist At the beginning Corie is 14 and her biggest problem is reconciling her crush on the crown prince with her adoration of her sister who s betrothed to him By Parts 2 and 3 she s a few years older and finally noticing the problems in her world the prince s erratic and dangerous behavior and the kidnapping and enslavement of the aliora elves or fairies of some sortIt s a predictable plot but I enjoyed predicting it And the aliora subplot is handled This was interesting but not entirely satisfying I really liked Corie and her inner circle of friends were outstanding The world around them is kind of a crap pile though and that wore on meThe book is broken into three parts each a summer that Corie spends at the eponymous castle In the first section she is 14 and na ve and that s where we get the basic setup And it s where we see Bryan the young and very handsome prince And we get hints of things that are to come and the existing tensions that will no doubt flourish in the coming storyThe second section is where I ran into trouble The sections are roughly eual in length but this part is nearly unrelentingly bleak Corie is 17 and finds that Bryan is a complete monster and Corie s sister Elisandra is looking at a marriage to someone casually cruel and unfeeling And the only thing worse is knowing that he ll also be the king when he comes of age as well So him reaching his majority is going to imperil the stability of the kingdom and make someone we know and love miserable beyond endurance I ll be honest I skimmed a page or two in this sectionLayered into the story at the same time is the plight of the Aliora fae like beings who are kind and compassionate even with their captors for they are held in slavery enforced by the metal bands they wear to suppress their magic We see their suffering and their kindness despite it and it becomes clear that holding them as slaves is a deep cruelty that begs redress In the second part in addition to seeing the misery of the court in expectation of Bryans eventual ascension we have her awaking to the casual evil that is this enslavement Which provides a dilemma as the uncle Corie loves Jaxon is the primary hunter of Aliora and the single biggest provider of these slaves As the horror in her grows at their plight Corie has to figure out what that means about her relationship with Jaxon and how can she continue to love him knowing the misery that lies suarely at his doorThe third section ramps the misery up as the expected marriage is planned I expected to hate it even but it helped knowing that it was the last section and seeing Corie begin to take action was a good antidote to that despair And it isn t long before the pace kicks up and the story truly comes into its own I won t bother with details even in spoilers but things work out very satisfactory and I was than content with the end even though things slow for the last little bit The ending is so good in fact that it tempted me to up this to five starsIn the end I m keeping it at four because of the slog in the middle And because I m still not sure what to think about Corie s uncle Jaxon and at least some of that is that he was allowed to simply fall out of the narrative Still it s a solid four stars and it ends on a definite highA note about Chaste There s no sex in the story though infidelity and its conseuences appear We get some kissing but that s all that s on screen First posted over at my blog where you can find book talks and general book nerdery I could die of happiness talking about Summers at Castle Auburn it was
so charming andcharming and It was one of those books that felt like magic It felt like cozy over sized sweaters a good cup of tea hot cocoa with big ol marshmallows blanket forts and sitting by the fireplace I don t know how else to describe it I felt like it didn t matter what happened around me as I was reading it in my blanket fort with my cuppa tea because I was so utterly absorbed in the story and the characters lives I loved the setting of castle Auburn and watching her come of age each summer while getting snippets of her life in the village there was so delightful She was irreverent and smart and oh I adored her and her various escapadesI loved watching that shift of innocence and enchantment by life at the castle and then as she got older she lost some of that innocence to see things and *People At The Castle For *at the castle for they were She got a bit aded as one does when you get older and everything isn t how you always thought it to be especially when she saw all the political maneuvering that has always been there The ship in this book is one of my faaaaaavorite in a long time If you are looking for sexy this is not that This is the slowest burn of all slow burns and I m talking rubbing two sticks to make fire slow burn It was delightful and made me sueal and oh man did my heart swell like 10 sizes If you are looking for those brutal and intense type fantasy books this. Summers at Castle Auburn on Apple Books Summers at Castle Auburn Sharon Shinn Ratings; ; ; Publisher Description A woman blessed or cursed with a talent for witchcraft returns to Castle Auburn where she spent her childhood in oy only to find an aura of dread awaiting her PUBLISHERS WEEKLY APR The latest enchantment from Crawford Award winner Shinn The Shape Changer's Wife and the Samaria trilogy PDF EPUB Summers at Castle Auburn Download Summers at Castle Auburn
By Sharon Shinn – EBookSharon Shinn – eBook Before you start Complete Summers at Castle Auburn PDF EPUB by Sharon Shinn Download you can read below technical ebook details Full Book Name Summers at Castle Auburn; Author Name Sharon Shinn; Book Genre Fantasy Fiction High Fantasy Magic Romance Young Adult; ISBN ; Date of Publication ; PDF Summers at Castle Auburn uotes by Sharon Shinn uotes from Summers at Castle Auburn ‘Do you love me? he askedI fell silentFor the rest of it is glitter and noise he said At the heart of wwwfantasyliteraturecom Summers at Castle Auburn by Sharon Shinn Summers at Castle Auburn was my first exposure to Sharon Shinn‘s fantasies and it was pretty much insta love for me I like to uotes from Summers at Castle Auburn by ― Sharon Shinn uote from Summers at Castle Auburn “No such thing as too tall” she said She had automatically reached for a brush and now she began uncoiling the tangles of my hair “It’s good for a woman to be able to look into a man’s eyes Then she’s not afraid to tell him what she thinks” ― Sharon Shinn uote from Summers at Castle Auburn “My shoes made an odd Summers at Castle Auburn ePub PDF Summers at Castle Auburn recensione di ebook Fantasy Literature Summers at Castle Auburn stata la mia prima esposizione alle fantasie di Sharon Shinn e uesto stato praticamente un insta a per me preferisco credere che Shinn restituisca i miei disturbi in un lontano e un modo anonimo di apprezzamento dei fan Mi ha immediatamente messo in moto personalmente alla ricerca dei suoi Summers at Castle Auburn eBook por Sharon Shinn Summers at Castle Auburn por Sharon Shinn Comparte tus pensamientos Completa tu resea Cuntales a los lectores u opinas al calificar y resear este libro Califcalo Lo calificaste Estrella No me gust nada Estrellas No me gust Estrellas Estuvo bien Estrellas Me gust Estrellas Me encant Asegrate de elegir una calificacin Aadir una resea A Storybook of uotes Summers at Castle.
Summary ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Sharon ShinnElForever slay ueen 6 This book made me happy on a soul deep levelHere s the thing about Summers at Castle Auburn the thing that Jamie mentioned in her amazing review it feels cozy It feels old fashioned and magical and like a lost volume out of childhood because it takes its time to tell the story and is not very high on ACTIONY ACTION and DARKNESS and BLOOD like most of today s fantasies all of which are things I love btw But this book it made me feel like I was rereading a childhood fave even though I ve never read the book before Oh and Sharon Shinn can write like a DREAMI read it in one evening curled in my bed giggling and swooning and gasping and cheering to myself It ust made me happy I legit hugged the book when I finished I m sooooo glad I picked it up because I am utterly charmed by Summers at Castle Auburn and I hope you will be too contented sigh I know what I m about 333 starsIf I had read this book in my teens I would have given it 5 starts no doubt But two decades later I found the story a bit flat mainly due to the fact that the only POV is that of the heroine Coriel This makes the scope of the story too narrow considering the number of storylines Coriel s her sister Elidandra s her uncle Jaxon s the crown prince s the Aliora s etc It does not help that Corrie is barely 14 at the beginning 18 at the end her world is pretty limited occasionally annoyingly shallow She was OK but not too likeable her sister Elisandra definitely stole the show from her at the end spectacularly WOW she is one cool customer no mistake It would have been nice to learn a bit about the Aliora race their world and the POVs of Elisandra Jaxon would have given depth layers to the book Concerning the love interests it was fairly clear from one third of the book who will end up with whom It distrubed me a bit how blind the heroine kept herself to the very end then WHAM she knew right away that she had been in love with the guy all along and married him almost on the spot the book ends suddenly It would have been credible if she had been given some time to come to term with her feelings spend some time with the guy developing their until then non existent relationship a bit before getting married living happily ever after Despite the negative points raised above I found this a lovely book an intriguing an easy read One of it stongest points is the political intrigue as usual in most Sharon Shinn books she is very good at creating this kind of tension who is siding with whom who is plotting against whom This book THIS BOOK Wowza The heroine is so enchanting and in the beginning I didn t really feel like anything was happening but it was ust such an enjoyable read that I kept going And then AND THEN I was in the middle of the bo This story was a long way outside of my wheel house but surprisingly enough I wound up enjoying it It started very slowly but once I got in to it I came to appreciate the way the plot was allowed to slowly unfold without attempts to cram in superfluous action although there was still plenty of intrigue and suspense In ways this book reminded me of Jaculine Carey especially Kushiel s Scion I think that was the first book in her second trilogy in how it focused on the growth of a kid into an adult amidst a background of court intrigue albeit with less ahem mature content ie boobsWhile it always seemed that the characters their relationships with each other and their development was the true main plot the court intrigue provided a colorful and often suspenseful backdrop Especially the lush extended wedding scene that reminded me a bit of a similar scene in the Deer Hunter unless I missed it however this book didn t have any Russian Roulette The characters in this one were well drawn and were really the heart of the story especially the main character as this book was ultimately less about castle intrigue and magical creatures then it was about the coming of age of a young woman and how she comes to realize that her idealized childhood beliefs the handsome prince her kind uncle are not what they seemed to be Corie is the illegitimate daughter of a now deceased noble lord Through an arrangement made while she was young Corie spends her summers at Castle Auburn home of her father She has a great relationship with her legitimate half sister Elisandra and a not so great one with her father s widow The rest of the time she spends with her maternal grandmother There s a special shelf in my mentalvirtual bookcase Until now only Crown Duel resided there a little proud in being the only one to make it onto that shelf but getting kind of lonelyAND THEN ANOTHER BOOK TEARS THROUGH THE LONELINESS AND SPREADS ITS SUNSHINE ON THE SHELFMY LIFE It s SUMMERS AT CASTLE AUBURN It too contains that rare phenomenon where the characters and the romance make me sueak with glee while not skimping on the fantasy world buildingHURRAHI did think about *writing a official review but I think I about covered all I have to say about *a official review but I think I about covered all I have to say about book Sueeeeee 199 Kindle sale June 3 2020 I really loved this YA fantasy Review posted on Fantasy Literature Summers at Castle Auburn was my first exposure to Sharon Shinn s fantasies and it was pretty much insta love for me I like to think that Shinn returns my affections in a distant and anonymous fan appreciation kind of way It instantly set me off on a search for of her booksCorie is the teenaged illegitimate daughter of a nobleman who died be. Rn is a beautiful coming of age story that welcomes the reader into the young mind of a teenager as she matures and discovers the complexities if the world around her The first half of the book has a charming yet oblivious navet until hard truths cause Corrie's world to come crashing down in a way we all can relate I didn't mind the time and energy put into growing Summers at Castle Auburn Shinn Sharon Summers at Castle Auburn begins as the story of the boisterous half noble Coriel who splits her time between her grandmother a wise woman and her adoring adorable half sister Elisadora at Auburn As the title implies very little attention is given to the winters she spends with her grandmother The story doesn't lack for that however; indeed the characters and developing tension at Summers at Castle Auburn Home | Facebook Summers at Castle Auburn likes Coriel Halsing is the illegitimate child of a noble line Nine months of the year are spent with her grandmother a village wisewoman and healer to whom she is uotes from Summers at Castle Auburn by ― Sharon Shinn uote from Summers at Castle Auburn “No such thing as too tall” she said She had automatically reached for a brush and now she began uncoiling the tangles of my hair “It’s good for a woman to be able to look into a man’s eyes Then she’s not afraid to tell him what she thinks” ― Sharon Shinn uote from Summers at Castle Auburn “My shoes made an odd PDF EPUB Summers at Castle Auburn Download Summers at Castle Auburn by Sharon Shinn – eBook Details Before you start Complete Summers at Castle Auburn PDF EPUB by Sharon Shinn Download you can read below technical ebook details Full Book Name at Castle Auburn; Name Sharon Shinn; Book Genre Fantasy Fiction High Fantasy Magic Romance Young Adult; ISBN ; Date of Publication ; PDF Summers at Castle Auburn ePub PDF Summers at Castle Auburn recensione di ebook Fantasy Literature Summers at Castle Auburn stata la mia prima esposizione alle fantasie di Sharon Shinn e uesto stato praticamente un insta a per me preferisco credere che Shinn restituisca i miei disturbi in un lontano e un modo anonimo di apprezzamento dei fan Mi ha immediatamente messo in moto personalmente alla ricerca dei suoi Summers at Castle Auburn uotes by Sharon Shinn uotes from Summers at Castle Auburn ‘Do you love me? he askedI fell silentFor the rest of it is glitter and noise he said At the heart. Isn t uite it It s a charming and happy one though sad and hard things ARE in it It s ust not as uite intense or brutal as a lot I ve read if that makes sense dreamy contented sighClearly back in the day the magical elves who wrote blurb y synopsis type things were a lot spare and didn t know to include all the delicious bits that will and should entice you to read the sumptuous magical Summers at Castle AuburnThings like a bright sparkling incorrigible heroine who spreads life wherever she goes oh and is a healerherb witch Things like a fantastic steadfast and sweet sisterly relationship Things like princes and plots and courtly intrigue Things like a slow burn ship of adorableness and dreams Things like an engaging and full fantasy novel that s really actually all about growing up learning the truth and becoming your own person Things like this book made me happy on a soul deep levelIf you can t tell I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS BOOKSeriously I want to stand on rooftops really short rooftops because I m petrified of heights and bellow at all and sundry to pick up this delight of a novel Why have I spent so much of my life notreading Sharon Shinn when I could have been reading Sharon Shinn Bad Gillian Very bad A billion thanks to Jamie for her review because without it I never would have decided to pick up a paperback of this book in the first placeSO Here are the reasons you yes YOU should read Summers at Castle Auburn1 A bright sparkling incorrigible heroine who spreads life wherever she goes oh and is a healerherb witchCorie full name Coriel Halsing is the bastard daughter of a nobleman She spends most of her year in a small village apprenticing to her healer grandmother but every summer she goes to live with her uncle and half sister at Castle Auburn To young Corie there is no place magical At Castle Auburn she goes riding with princes she has a ferocious crush on Prince Bryan future king she hangs out with her beloved beautiful sister Elisandra and she EVEN gets to go hunting for aliora with her hero her Uncle JaxonI loved Corie from page one She s very naive and she s definitely blinded by her innocence and the degree of her love for Castle Auburn and all its inhabitants but she s such a breath of fresh air not ust to the reader but to everyone who encounters her on the page She s a bit wild and charming and sassy and very stubborn and I adored her endlessly Her voice bounces right off the pageMAGICAL TIMES IN THE MAGICAL FOREST2 A fantastic steadfast and sweet sisterly relationshipELISANDRA AND CORIE ARE SO SWEET Oh my god It s not the most honest relationship as I ll mention later this book is all about unraveling truths and pulling back curtains but Elisandra and Corie love each other than anything At first I was so afraid that as the legitimate child the Halsing heir betrothed to Prince Bryan Elisandra would hate Coriel the illegitimate interloper but I was glad that was not at all the case Elisandra is so intensely devoted to Corie and vice versa hugs Elisandra because that girl needs like thirty hour long hugs3 Princes and plots and courtly intrigueOOOO BOY I don t want to say much because discovering the truth of the world around her both politically and emotionally along with Corie was half the fun of this book but the sparkling idyllic world that Corie THINKS is reality is not at all the case The book does a really good ob of establishing the ways Corie s country functions and feels without ever bogging you down in info dumps or excess political froofra But of course it has all the things I like in a book princes castles weddings dukes and duchesses heirs and bastards oh and aliora magical beings thatwell I ll let you discover4 A slow burn ship of adorableness and dreamsAHHHHHH I can t say much because I don t want to spoil it but oh my god I was rooting for this ship from so early on The first part of the book takes place when Corie is fourteen still
young and with stars in her eyes about everyone and everything inand with stars in her eyes about everyone and everything in Auburn particularly Prince Bryan and her uncle Jaxon The rest of the book takes place when she s seventeen and eighteen andwell let me Der Verlorene Koffer: A Graded Reader for Beginning Students just say this romance moves so slowly and so steadily but still it made me SUEAL in places because they are JUST SO CUTE I CAN T EEEEP Man oh man do I wish I could say Can you all please read it so we can talk about it THANKS okay but this is LITERALLY a scene in the book AND SO IS THIS minus the singing and the giants 5 An engaging and full fantasy novel that s really actually all about growing up learning the truth and becoming your own personLike I said before this book is ALL about pulling back the curtain on what you thought was true or what you believed as a child and seeing the truth of things of people of the world and of yourself This book charts Corie s maturation and the way she comes to her own conclusions about things It was so lovely to see happen in sort of real time and so realistically and while I was obviously DYING for Corie to figure things out and I definitely figured uite a few things out before she did it was so believable that she d cling for so long to what she WISHED to be true Especially because you canust see how much Elisandra and Jaxon and Kent want to preserve that innocence that magical Corie innocence and spirit so they never actively TELL her how fucked up the world actually is But then when the wool is lifted from her eyesdamn that girl is unstoppable TeamCori. Auburn Summers at Castle Auburn I find television very educating Every time somebody turns on the set I go into the other room and read a book Groucho Marx Let me explain what goes on in my house My mother has deemed that TV is one of the worst advances in technology to date So basically I grew up reading instead of watching TV; things haven't changed much In fact we don't have summers at castle auburn | Tumblr summers at castle auburn Most popular Most popular Most recent Filter by post type All posts Text Photo uote Link Chat
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