J.C. Andrijeski



  • Title: Rook
  • Author: J.C. Andrijeski
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 133
  • Format: Kindle Edition

Twenty eight year old San Francisco native, Allie Taylor, at least thought she was human Against a gritty and original backdrop of a modern day Earth populated by a second race of beings, Allie finds out she s a member of an enslaved yet deeply powerful race, whose members believe her to be their most venerated leader, come to end the reign of humanity With her guide, ReTwenty eight year old San Francisco native, Allie Taylor, at least thought she was human Against a gritty and original backdrop of a modern day Earth populated by a second race of beings, Allie finds out she s a member of an enslaved yet deeply powerful race, whose members believe her to be their most venerated leader, come to end the reign of humanity With her guide, Revik, a mysterious and deadly seer who acts as her bodyguard and teacher, Allie will come to grips with who she really is, or end up a slave like the rest of her kindor worse, betray the very people she always thought of as her own.This edition is no longer in print See work edition for other editions.

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(I read this book as part of the Nine By Nightset, which I got on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Since I'm not going to read all nine books in one go, I'm posting short reviews separately.)DNFed at 56%. I tried, really, I did, but I just cannot push myself to go on. This book is so terribly confusing, adding present/preterit shifts to a 1st person/3rd person mix I already have problems with in general. I get the reasons behind this choice, but they don't work for me, and it makes fo [...]

Read. This. Book. It's Avatar to the 200th degree. Maybe better. I rarely give 5 star reviews, but JC Andrijeski spins one hell of a stellar story. Why this book isn't sitting on a NY Times bestseller list, I have no idea. I've read The Help. I've read the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trilogy, I've read the whole agonizing Twilight thing - and I say Rook should be right up there on the big lists with the big 6 in publishing.It's the kind of book that's hard to put down even for a minute, and hell [...]

This is a complex and multi-layered plot partnered with an extremely original and wildly imaginative telling.Kudos for a storyline completely out of the ordinary. I was intrigued but not invested and found that although the world building was immense it lacked the character development that would hold me to the telling.I received this copy of Rook from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for a honest review.

koeur.wordpress/2014/03/11Publisher Description: Like most humans Allie’s spent her life distancing herself from Seers, a race of human-like beings discovered on Earth in the early 1900s. That changes after catching her boyfriend in the arms of a hot band groupie, and Allie goes from San Francisco artist slacker to the girl wearing the GPS anklet in about sixteen seconds. That’s the least of her problems, though, compared to the shock of discovering who—and what—she really is.Review:zzzz [...]

*Source* Loan*Genre* Science Fiction, Fantasy*Rating* 3.0*MY Thoughts*Rook is the first installment in author J.C. Andrijeski's Bridge & Sword: Awakenings series. The series was previously called Allie's War before being re-released this year under a new series title. Allie Taylor lives in a very strange world. A world where seers are considered an entirely different race other than human. It is a world where leaders use Avatars in order to prevent them from being targeted by seers working [...]

An action-packed, thrill-soaked beginning catapults readers into the story, and quickly we learn that the setting is very unusual indeed. Yes, characters act as we normally would expect of human behavior-but this is not the ordinary, routine, Earth in which most of us live. This reader would have liked to have a little more background in world-building of the society before jumping right in, but I cannot fault author Andrijeski’s fast-paced, suspense-building, and tossing her protagonist smack [...]

Rook: Allie's War, Book One introduces an epic fantasy world in which humanity is not alone--it shares the earth with a race of mysterious seers. An underground war that will change the face of the world and the fate of both races bursts to the surface and into the life of our heroine, Allie, who learns after a lifetime of believing herself to be human that she is a seer with a very special destiny. With compelling characters in such a rich, fascinating re-imagining of our world, Rook: Allie's W [...]

Two wonderful weeks spent in another world!I had wonderful time, spending my past two weeks in another world created by JC Andrijeski. The story of Allie, who thought herself a regular human and whose destination pounced on her completely unexpected, hurled me into this colorful world of different rules of light and movement, a parallel world of beauty and danger. Along with Allie, I got to discover this place that had nothing to do with anything she happened to experience and I happened to read [...]

J.C. Andrijeski introduces us to an intersting character in a complex world that is just 3 steps away from our own. Here we have two races--humans and seers who co-exist in an uneasy truce. The heroine may just be the person to lead to the destruction of the truce and the world as we know it. I read the book as taking riffs on Buddhism and saviour mythology and basically turning them all on their head. Sumptuous setting makes the read compelling. A little romance thrown in, just whets the appeti [...]

A sprawling epic fantasy, Rook introduces the reader to Allie, a young woman who learns that not only is she a member of the mysterious race of seers that populate the earth, she is special - a "bridge" that will somehow bring about war and the end of the world as we know it. Weaving an alternate history into the narritive, J. C. Andrijeski spins a tale that's hard to put down. I'm looking forward to the next book!

This book has had me hooked. I haven't been able to think of much else. J. C. has really made a complete world that parallels the world we all know. The Barrier such an interesting place. Her characters are diverse and flawed. I really like what the seers can do. There are many twists and turns that I didn't see coming. I highly recommend this book.

Read my review on my website. Allie Taylor has spent her entire life thinking she was human, but she’s about to find out that she’s not. In a world where Seers, human-like creatures with amazing abilities and the power to communicate with each other on a different level called The Barrier, are sold as slaves and forced to work for humans or are part of one of the few Seer Clans still existing, that’s terrible news to deal with. And like that isn’t worse enough, she also learns that she [...]

Rook, the first novel in the Allie’s War series, is quite the adventure to read. At first, the new world J.C. Andrijeski creates seems very unfamiliar, and it takes some getting used to, but once you get past that, you know that you’re in one of the most memorable, astonishing and original books currently out there. The world we are introduced to in this novel, is very much alike our own, but with the addition of a new race of creatures called seers, who were discovered in Asia in the early [...]

ABSOLUTELY SPECTACULAR! Dark, Gritty, Intense, Provocative, Mysterious, Gripping Thriller of an alternate Earth with Aliens among the humans, a kind of cousin to humans, and the Apocalyptical promise of war between them. Each faction is trying to either stop the doomsday of humankind or stop the destruction of the alien cousins, Seers. Allie is an alien of the "First Race" hiding among the humans until the time comes to be introduced to the world. She is so well hidden she doesn't even know what [...]

10% in I had to start skim reading through I managed to get to 60% through sheer will power. But now I have too call it, this was just such shitty writing the likes I haven't seen in a while. I thought it had an interesting concept but no, the entire book is just a confusing mess with hints towards stuff I don't even know what stuff. None of the characters even understands what is going on.

JC Andrijeski has taken me on one hell of a ride with her first book in an ongoing series called Rook: Allie's War #1. I have so much to say but am trying to find the words to express how I feel about this story. So let's start with the positives.First and foremost, Rook: Allie's War #1 is set in a completely fresh, wholly unique world. Andrijeski doesn't take any shortcuts-- the world building is intricate and complex. Not only are we introduced to an alternate Earth where the physical reside, [...]

One word, WOW. I realize that is pretty base, but this book was a complete surprise. Being the prolific reader that I am there is so much I want to say about how thrilled I am about this book and series! The proses are lyrical and the style adds to the story itself since it is a mystical journey of "becoming".The novel is an epic/alternate historical/fantasy story. Yep it is definitely a mouthful alright. I thought long and hard about it, read a bunch of reviews, which some even put into the you [...]

ARC generously provided by publisher via NetGalley for an honest review. Rounding up to 4 stars from 3.5 confusing yet fascinating stars.Allie knows she has always been a little bit different. She was found as an infant, abandoned by her birthparents and adopted into a wonderful family. Her brother is her best friend and there just hasn't been anything really that special about Allie. Well until recently. She has always attracted a somewhat strange type. Her brother refers to her as a loser magn [...]

24.8.2017 - 4,5*Má to svá slabá místa, přes nový edit je to napakované vážným, složitým dějem až příliš a nezdá se mi, že je to úplně hladce propojené, jsou tam scény, které by to chtělo napsat a chybí tam, jelikož by mě zajímalo, jak se postavy v některých místech děje dostaly právě tam, kde byly. Některé scény jsou tak dreamy, že jsem je ne zcela chápala (o čemž se stále nemůžu rozhodnout, zda je klad, nebo by to chtělo učesat)Ale ty postavy. Pře [...]

A Sci-fi book that grabs the readers attention and doesn’t let go until the final sentence. This is one of those books that has so many new ideas put into this book and every detail is well thought out. There was a lot of instances where I was wondering how the author came up with all the ideas that were put into this book. The author was really great at putting suspense into this story. Rook was an emotional rollercoaster and the adventure kept growing throughout the book.Allie seemed to have [...]

“28-year-old San Francisco native, Allie Taylor, at least thought she was human. But when she meets her first real seer, a race of human-like beings discovered in the 1900s, he tells her that not only is she a seer, like him, but that all the other seers believe she's going to end the world. Unfortunately, no matter what she does, everything that happens after that only seems to prove him right.” Rook, Allie’s War: Book one by J C Andrijeski is an interesting tale. Set in an alternate real [...]

Book Review originally published here: iheartreading/reviews/A couple of years ago, I reviewed Rook by S.J. Andrijeski. It was one of the first books I’d received as a reviewer on this blog, so it still holds a special place in my heart. I really enjoyed it, so when the author told me she had rewritten the book now that she’s grown and matured as an author, and if I wanted to read it again and leave a review, I was thrilled to get back into the world of Rook, reacquaint myself with the chara [...]

This book is so different from what I normally read, but damn, I was glad I picked it up! I started reading it on a Friday night, and could barely put it down long enough to sleep. The story has a metaphysical bent, making it different than other urban fantasy books, almost giving it a sci-fi feel. The psychics are not exactly human. The world-building is rich and beautifully complicated. Must have taken the author forever to flesh it all out. I grew to really love Allie. Everything Allie knew a [...]

Redfield meets Tolle meets "The Matrix" and "Star Wars" - those were my initial thoughts and impressions of Book One of Rook (Allie's War). Perhaps in part because as I read I realized how visually stunning this book could be as a film.Taking us years into the future, we first meet our heroine, one Alyson Taylor, staring down the barrel of policemen's guns, a shard of glass fashioned as a weapon in one hand. From there, both she and the reader are forced to abandon all concepts of reality as the [...]

Read all my reviews on my website at: abshepherdsreinventedreader.blJ.C. Andrijeski weaves a modern day fantasy world that is both similar and very different from our own. In this world Alli - a 28 year old woman who has been raised as, and believes she is, human learns that she is much more than that. She is The Bridge. The catalyst of a world war.This novel is fairly long at over 400 pages, but it doesn't feel it. It is high-energy, past-paced action, combined with pure fantasy. It is a study [...]

Rook by JC Andrijeski was a fascinating read that shouldn’t be passed up. In fact, after I finished this book I gave my husband sad puppy eyes until he bought the next three books in the series for me. The concept of good vs. evil, degrees of the same, along with moral quandaries are not new in novels. However, JC Andrijeski took these time-tested questions and turned them on their head in a new captivating and exciting way. The characters have amazing depth and flaws that make them easy to fa [...]

This book is the type of book where you are brought right into the story and unable to let go from the very beggining. I know I was hooked right from the start and considering I was one of the states hit hard with the string of Tornado's this week, it was a good thing. Rook, had enough fast paced car chases, hiding out, conspiracy's and complex story lines that it kept my thoughts well away from the destruction and the sense of helplessness that settled in.The charachters were rich and complex, [...]

First off, my two stars are not a comment on how well the book was written or that it's bad. I just didn't like it that well. I'm saying this because I think that the book is well-written and the story may appeal to some. I had a really hard time getting into it. In fact, it was a chore to read for me. I didn't like the supernatural creatures; I never got a real feel for what their mumbo-jumbo was, and I didn't like them very well. All the barrier idea and the lights and all that stuff going on [...]

I found this book to be quite complex which is great because there are different backstories that were woven into this story. The many conflicts kept the book interesting. I loved how original the book was, . I found myself confused at times because there was at times for me too much information to process of this whole different world but eventually began to understand what was going on. I loved how there was many different point of views for many of the characters which made them more real in [...]

Hooked from the first sentence!! What an interesting unique read!! JC does a wonderful job of drawing you and making you hang on every word turning the pages as fast as you can!! You quickly become invested in Allie's story and this amazing world that JC has created for her and the other great characters that maintain the storyline. There are lots of different elements (politics, humanity, other dimensions) in this world that keep you holding on for the ride! This is a great fantasy read and I c [...]

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