Crier's War (Crier's War, #1) by Nina Varela

Crier's War (Crier's War, #1)

Impossible love between two girls —one human, one Made. A love that could birth a revolution.After the War of Kinds ravaged the kingdom of Rabu, the Automae, Designed to be the playthings of royals, took over the estates of their owners and bent the human race to their will.Now, Ayla, a human servant rising the ranks at the House of the Sovereign, dreams of avenging the death of her family… by killing the Sovereign’s daughter, Lady Crier. C...

Details Crier's War (Crier's War, #1)

TitleCrier's War (Crier's War, #1)
Release DateOct 1st, 2019
PublisherQuill Tree Books
GenreFantasy, LGBT, Young Adult

Reviews Crier's War (Crier's War, #1)

  • chai ♡
    Nothing gladdens my heart more than picking up an ardently anticipated new release with the stammering gaiety of stepping off the edge of a cliff in the tremulous faith that youll sprout wings halfway down, and for all your expectations to be met, the inexpressible sweetness of finding yourself hovering above the ground with rills of current flowing off the tips of your winged arms.Criers War colored everything, like the afterglow of a dream, and...
  • Melanie
    ARC provided by HarperTeen in exchange for an honest review. It was never really a choice, was it? Wanting her. Killing her. Friends, if you are looking for a book all about revenge, filled with mystery and betrayals, while also showcasing the best enemies to lovers f/f romance Ive read in a long while, please immediately pick up Criers War. Im telling you right now, this is going to make so many best of 2019 lists come the end of the year, and...
  • ✨ jamieson ✨
    I AM A MESS!!! This book is everything. I have wanted this for so long. A TRUE slowburn angsty enemies to lovers where they're REAL ENEMIES who want to KILL EACHOTHER and its so beautiful. The entire set up of this world? the plot?? amazing. We're in a world where Automae, created by humans, ended up overpowering and subjugating them. And it has so many fantasy tropes I love - like hidden/secret/forgotten histories and well constructed political ...
  • Samantha
    This book was such a surprise. I thought for sure it would mostly revolve around the sapphic romance, but it didnt! This felt unique, especially because it flips the AI vs Human story and makes the AIs the ones in charge. I wish the second book was out already because this duology is definitely one I would have binge read straight through. This book was such a surprise. I thought for sure it would mostly revolve around the sapphic romance, but ...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Yay! October Owlcrate Unboxing! Click on the link below the pic to see the GOODIES! We got two books I'm excited for!GOODIES LINKDidnt like it. Dont care. Going in the trade in box. Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾 Yay! October Owlcrate Unboxing! Click on the link below the pic to see the GOODIES! We got two books I'm excited for!GOODIES LINKDidn’t like it. Don’t care. Going in the trade in box. Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾
  • Reading_ Tam_ Ishly
    *top 10 overhyped reads of 2019*The romance didn't burn me.The intensity of the whole revenge/war/hatred/love was so lacking even though everything was there all along. And what I dearly missed was any kind of humour in the writing.The world system is pretty simple. The moment you open up the book, you will just get into it. The characters have been developed good, their introductions fairly well done with different, unique auras of their own. I ...
  • E.
    ★★★★★ | Is it too early to beg for the sequel if the 1st book hasn't even officially come out yet???? It's out. I'm begging. "It was never really a choice, was it? Wanting her. Killing her." ➽ SUMMARY💜 f/f romance❤ bisexual and lesbian MCs💜 enemies-to-lovers ❤ slow-burnIn Zulla you're either Mortal or Made. Automae subdued Humans in the War of Kinds and now rule over them with a hard hand. Ayla has lost everything in one of...
  • Mads
    This book isn't the most perfect thing I've read, but it still has that 5 star magic for me. That's due to three things:1. Crier and Ayla. I love their character arcs. Ayla, so desperate for revenge that she doesn't give a fuck about the rebellion, only for herself. Crier, finding out the world she's been brought up in isn't as perfect as she thought and battling with doubts between what's right and wrong. Their personalities meshed perfectly and...
  • Boston
    I'm going to need y'all to preorder this book immediately. All a queer girl wants is to read a YA fantasy that is not only incredibly original, but has two queer girls at it's center. And on top of that we get a slow burn romance? We have all been BLESSED by Nina Varela and we should be thanking her. The most notable thing to take from this book, though, was it's ties to present day. It may not have been written like that intentionally, but it de...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    me every three pages of this book about tenderness between rivals, sapphics, and flawed villainy: review to come!Blog | Twitter | Instagram | Spotify | Youtube | About |
  • may ➹
    In a world where alchemy-based android-like Automae have overthrowed their human Makers and now rule over humans, the paths of two girls, Crier and Ayla, intertwine, ultimately changing the entire course of their political landscape.Crier, an Automa the sovereigns daughter, was Made to be the epitome of perfection, but her entire life changes when she takes on a new human handmaiden, Ayla. There has only been one thing that has kept Ayla going: r...
  • ;3
    crier 90% of this book: *yearns*
  • . (not active on this account stop adding me)
    🌼review can also be found on my blog! 🌼 representation: lesbian mc's, f/f romance, #ownvoices authorAt the beginning of the Automae era, human Queen Thea - who cannot bear children - commissions her people to build her a child. One who can replicate every aspect of human life. A seemingly impossible request is manufactured, where individuals are Made, with Four Pillars: Reason, Calculation, Organics, and Intellect. However, this ignites a v...
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    Do not be ashamed of your fear, Lady Crier. representation: own voices queer (f/f) romance, POC cast??? (I see this in a lot of reviews, but I felt like the physical descriptions of characters was quite poor, so can't confirm). [trigger warnings are listed at the bottom of this review and may contain spoilers]✧゚: ✧゚: 4 . 5 s t a r s :゚✧:゚✧I loved this soooooo much and the audiobook was so good! Enemies to lovers romance, themes of...
  • Lara
    My review Lately, everyone just couldn't seem to stop talking about this new slow burn, enemies-to-lovers high-fantasy book and I knew I needed to read it as soon as possible. I actually thought this was going to be a standalone so you can only imagine my surprise (delighted actually) when I figured it wasnt over. Criers War has such a cool and inspiring concept that really left a jumble of thoughts Im still trying to process.After the War of Kin...
  • anna (½ of readsrainbow)
    rep: lesbian poc mc, bi poc mc, poc cast, side mlm & wlw couplesReview also on Reads Rainbow. ARC provided by the publisher.If you know me at all, you know that I havent been big on fantasy in the last year or so. But Criers War? Its the kind of fantasy I can get behind even now, when Im not really a fan of the genre. And there are two main reasons for this: 1) its a little bit character-driven (not the way contemporary novels can be, no, but its...
  • Clemlucian (🏳️‍🌈the villain's quest)
    For the queer readers. You deserve every adventure. Instagram | youtubeCriers war was my first read of the year, and Im so glad it was. I wanted to start the decade on a queer as fuck note, and this book knocked the ball out of the park. Hell, it knocked the whole park. Criers War tells the story of two pawns, a princess (Crier) and a rebel part of the resistance with a thirst for revenge (Ayla,) thrown as enemies in a game too big and tangled fo...
  • Circe
    You want girls loving girls? Agonizing slow burn? A hate to love arc that will tear out your damn heart? READ THIS BOOK. I'm a total mess right now and this book is the cause. CRIER'S WAR is a lyrical, romantic debut that keeps you guessing at every turn. Just when you think you know where the story is going it flips the lid, and it feels effortless the way Varela handles these themes: the consequences of clinging to hatred, the cost of war, and ...
  • Ellie (faerieontheshelf)
    I LOVE SAPPHIC FANTASY SO MUCH BLESS NINA VARELA FOR WRITING THIS BOOK *sobs*It was honestly REALLY GOOD. Perfectly constructed romance, and I loved the socio-politics of the world. And of course, Crier and Ayla are my soft children! My sweet, sweet children. I love how Crier was instantly fascinated with Ayla - much like how youre immediately fascinated by a beautiful bird - and it developed from there, whilst for Ayla is was very much a gorgeou...
  • Hollis
    I think this is one of those books that can go either way for some readers. But, for me, I'm caught right in the middle.First, let me say : if you considered picking this book up because you heard it was a hate to love, or enemies to lovers, or opposites attract, romance? I don't think youll be disappointed. This, unlike another fantasy series featuring an f/f pairing, was done so so well. I believed in the evolution of this.. not relationship bu...
  • Fadwa (Word Wonders)
    Coherent thoughts? I don't know her! But i'll come back and write down my thoughts tomorrow (when it's not 1am)...if I remember. Feel free to yell at me if this is still in this space in a few days!Long story short, I expected a LOT more romance from everyone's reactions (not the book's fault though so it's okay) but there was A LOT of angst and longing and y'all...when they tell you it's slow burn, it is. And the ending was REALLY GOOD, not a cl...
  • Iris
    HELLO I AM NOT OKAYNINA VARELA HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO MEAnyways this book is a masterpiece. Genuinely I don't know when the last time I read a book quite this good was. It was...spectacular. Unlike anything else I have ever read. It's such a gorgeous book, and of course Crier and Ayla own my heart.I'm not going to do this book justice with any review I write, so I'm not going to try.But seriously y'all. Read this book. It's fucking perfection.
  • Kathryn Speckels (Metaphors and Miscellanea)
    Where do I even begin? This novel is a gem, a multifaceted narrative with two compelling young women at its beating heart. It is a story about politics, prejudice, and humanity. It is a gorgeous queer love story. It is a vividly imagined hybrid of sci-fi and fantasy. And it is told in lovely, sparkling prosenot overwrought, but highly evocative.Some people ask if this is a fast-paced book, saying that the beginning feels slow. It took me a wh...
  • Rachael Marie
    The big sister of Girls of Paper and Fire. Sensational.
  • anna grace
    what the FUCK but also this is like. everything ive ever wanted im,,,,, upset what the FUCK but also this is like. everything i’ve ever wanted i’m,,,,, upset
  • milou ☕️
    Justice was a god, and Ayla didnt believe in such childish things. She believed in blood. Humans are forced to bend to the will of the Automae's, those who are designed. Wars have left the kingdom of Rabu scattered. Ayla is just a servant with a plan for vengeance when she saves the life of Crier, the princess, and ends up as her servant. ─── ゚:☆. *.☽ .* :☆゚. ───Ill be fair when I say that I wasnt sure what I was getting ...
  • Keya ´・ᴗ・`
    so yeah, this is every bit as good as everyone says it is. someone please give me the sequel right now!!
  • kav (xreadingsolacex)
    If I could give this book more than 5 stars, I assure you I would. "Ayla hated her. She hated her so goddamn much. It wasn't a lie.It just wasn't the whole truth." Crier's War by Nina Varela is a YA sapphic enemies-to-lovers fantasy novel set in the fictional world of Zulla. In Zulla, people are either born or Made. Humans are the marginalized, treated as disposable servant by Automae, the ones who have power. Our two main characters, Ayla and ...