The Valiant (The Valiant #1)

The Valiant (The Valiant #1)

Princess. Captive. Gladiator. Fallon is the daughter of a proud Celtic king, the sister of the legendary warrior Sorcha, and the sworn enemy of Julius Caesar. When Fallon was a child, Caesar?s armies invaded her homeland, and her beloved sister was killed in battle. Now, on the eve of her seventeenth birthday, Fallon is eager to follow in her sister?s footsteps and earn her p Princess. Captive. Gladiator. Fallon is the daughter of a proud Celtic king, the sister of the legenda...

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Title:The Valiant (The Valiant #1)
Author:Lesley Livingston
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:The Valiant
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:372 pages pages

The Valiant (The Valiant #1) Reviews

  • Wendy Darling
    May 16, 2016

    3.5 ...

    4.5 stars. Definitely check out this book if you liked Throne of Glass or An Ember in the Ashes!! It's a really fun YA historical fiction story (very little fantasy) about a group of badass teen female gladiatrices in ancient Rome. Fallon starts out as the fierce warrior daughter of...

    "Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once." -William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar I bloody freaking loved this book! ? The first book in this series/trilogy/dualogy is amazing! Fallon is in training to become one of her fat...

    4.5 stars* I thoroughly enjoyed this! It showed strong female characters in an interesting time period and seemed to be very well researched. Review to come on publication date. *received ARC for review from Indigo* ...

    A spark somewhere deep inside of me flared to life. The tiniest blue flame, with nothing of tinder to catch onto except the delusional hope that I could somehow fight my way back to freedom. Female gladiators fighting in the arena in ancient Rome. It sounds like a myth - a completel...

    So, I love gladiators, and the fact that they were female was pretty awesome! There was a lot of action, and there was some romance which felt odd and out of place. Overall, this book was fun! Full review on my blog https://literarydust.wordpress.com/20... ...

    4.5 stars BADASS GIRL GLADIATORS. Does that sound amazing? Guess what--it's even more awesome than it sounds. I was lucky enough to read an early galley, but review to come from the ARC. With any luck, this thing will be a monster success. It deserves it. ...

  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    Feb 10, 2016

    3.5 ...

    4.5 stars. Definitely check out this book if you liked Throne of Glass or An Ember in the Ashes!! It's a really fun YA historical fiction story (very little fantasy) about a group of badass teen female gladiatrices in ancient Rome. Fallon starts out as the fierce warrior daughter of...

    "Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once." -William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar I bloody freaking loved this book! ? The first book in this series/trilogy/dualogy is amazing! Fallon is in training to become one of her fat...

    4.5 stars* I thoroughly enjoyed this! It showed strong female characters in an interesting time period and seemed to be very well researched. Review to come on publication date. *received ARC for review from Indigo* ...

    A spark somewhere deep inside of me flared to life. The tiniest blue flame, with nothing of tinder to catch onto except the delusional hope that I could somehow fight my way back to freedom. Female gladiators fighting in the arena in ancient Rome. It sounds like a myth - a completel...

    So, I love gladiators, and the fact that they were female was pretty awesome! There was a lot of action, and there was some romance which felt odd and out of place. Overall, this book was fun! Full review on my blog https://literarydust.wordpress.com/20... ...

    4.5 stars BADASS GIRL GLADIATORS. Does that sound amazing? Guess what--it's even more awesome than it sounds. I was lucky enough to read an early galley, but review to come from the ARC. With any luck, this thing will be a monster success. It deserves it. ...

    4.5 stars. To round up, or to round down... let's see how my review goes. =) EDIT: I rounded up. :D ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** The Valiant by Lesley Livingston Publisher: Razorbill Publication Date: February 14, 2017 Rating: 5 stars Source: eARC from...

    ?There is only forward. Only tomorrow. No yesterday, no going back. And nothing of value is left behind, so nothing is truly lost.? The Valiant started out slow and frankly was quite boring in the beginning. The amount of development that happened was honestly amazing and I?...

    I enjoyed reading "The Valiant" in a buddy read with my dear friend, Antonia. I was reading Magic Study earlier last week and while the plot was nothing impressive, I still gave it 4 stars because of the characters. I knew that good characters are more important to me than an excit...

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/02/12/... What an amazing surprise this was! Though to be honest, I had no idea what to expect at first, only that from the moment I saw the book description for The Valiant, I knew I had to read it. I make it no sec...

    "I will endure to be burned... to be bound... to be beaten... and to be killed by the sword." This was a promising start to a new series, the fact that it was about the female gladiators of Ancient Rome made it even more interesting. I never knew that such thing ...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the idea of teenage gladiatrix, but beside unique premise, plot-wise this novel didn?t offer anything new. Some parts were okay, others dragged and it took forever to actually get to gladiator fights. However, my biggest complaint is...

    *3.75 This book was overall a ton of fun and super interesting. It takes place in Rome during the reign and Julius Ceasar and it was interesting to see Livingston's take on these historical figures. While I do question the authenticity of these interpretations, it was fun to see Cea...

    This book was perfection and I will find the time to write a proper review, because I need to share everything I felt. ...

    This author has no clue - NO CLUE - of how to build a romantic relationship between her characters. Both times came out of fricken nowhere, and the "main" one was the worst. A handful of conversations and then they're in love? Psshh, oh please. This book has catchy hooks, no doubt ...

    ?Temper passion with control, conviction with cunning.? Rating ~3.5 A promising start to a new series. I received an ARC through Goodreads first to read program. Thank you to Penguin Teen for providing me with a copy. *Review to Come* ...

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Feb 05, 2017

    3.5 ...

    4.5 stars. Definitely check out this book if you liked Throne of Glass or An Ember in the Ashes!! It's a really fun YA historical fiction story (very little fantasy) about a group of badass teen female gladiatrices in ancient Rome. Fallon starts out as the fierce warrior daughter of...

    "Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once." -William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar I bloody freaking loved this book! ? The first book in this series/trilogy/dualogy is amazing! Fallon is in training to become one of her fat...

    4.5 stars* I thoroughly enjoyed this! It showed strong female characters in an interesting time period and seemed to be very well researched. Review to come on publication date. *received ARC for review from Indigo* ...

    A spark somewhere deep inside of me flared to life. The tiniest blue flame, with nothing of tinder to catch onto except the delusional hope that I could somehow fight my way back to freedom. Female gladiators fighting in the arena in ancient Rome. It sounds like a myth - a completel...

    So, I love gladiators, and the fact that they were female was pretty awesome! There was a lot of action, and there was some romance which felt odd and out of place. Overall, this book was fun! Full review on my blog https://literarydust.wordpress.com/20... ...

    4.5 stars BADASS GIRL GLADIATORS. Does that sound amazing? Guess what--it's even more awesome than it sounds. I was lucky enough to read an early galley, but review to come from the ARC. With any luck, this thing will be a monster success. It deserves it. ...

    4.5 stars. To round up, or to round down... let's see how my review goes. =) EDIT: I rounded up. :D ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** The Valiant by Lesley Livingston Publisher: Razorbill Publication Date: February 14, 2017 Rating: 5 stars Source: eARC from...

    ?There is only forward. Only tomorrow. No yesterday, no going back. And nothing of value is left behind, so nothing is truly lost.? The Valiant started out slow and frankly was quite boring in the beginning. The amount of development that happened was honestly amazing and I?...

    I enjoyed reading "The Valiant" in a buddy read with my dear friend, Antonia. I was reading Magic Study earlier last week and while the plot was nothing impressive, I still gave it 4 stars because of the characters. I knew that good characters are more important to me than an excit...

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/02/12/... What an amazing surprise this was! Though to be honest, I had no idea what to expect at first, only that from the moment I saw the book description for The Valiant, I knew I had to read it. I make it no sec...

  • Jaime Arkin
    Dec 18, 2016

    3.5 ...

    4.5 stars. Definitely check out this book if you liked Throne of Glass or An Ember in the Ashes!! It's a really fun YA historical fiction story (very little fantasy) about a group of badass teen female gladiatrices in ancient Rome. Fallon starts out as the fierce warrior daughter of...

    "Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once." -William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar I bloody freaking loved this book! ? The first book in this series/trilogy/dualogy is amazing! Fallon is in training to become one of her fat...

    4.5 stars* I thoroughly enjoyed this! It showed strong female characters in an interesting time period and seemed to be very well researched. Review to come on publication date. *received ARC for review from Indigo* ...

    A spark somewhere deep inside of me flared to life. The tiniest blue flame, with nothing of tinder to catch onto except the delusional hope that I could somehow fight my way back to freedom. Female gladiators fighting in the arena in ancient Rome. It sounds like a myth - a completel...

    So, I love gladiators, and the fact that they were female was pretty awesome! There was a lot of action, and there was some romance which felt odd and out of place. Overall, this book was fun! Full review on my blog https://literarydust.wordpress.com/20... ...

    4.5 stars BADASS GIRL GLADIATORS. Does that sound amazing? Guess what--it's even more awesome than it sounds. I was lucky enough to read an early galley, but review to come from the ARC. With any luck, this thing will be a monster success. It deserves it. ...

    4.5 stars. To round up, or to round down... let's see how my review goes. =) EDIT: I rounded up. :D ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** The Valiant by Lesley Livingston Publisher: Razorbill Publication Date: February 14, 2017 Rating: 5 stars Source: eARC from...

    ?There is only forward. Only tomorrow. No yesterday, no going back. And nothing of value is left behind, so nothing is truly lost.? The Valiant started out slow and frankly was quite boring in the beginning. The amount of development that happened was honestly amazing and I?...

    I enjoyed reading "The Valiant" in a buddy read with my dear friend, Antonia. I was reading Magic Study earlier last week and while the plot was nothing impressive, I still gave it 4 stars because of the characters. I knew that good characters are more important to me than an excit...

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/02/12/... What an amazing surprise this was! Though to be honest, I had no idea what to expect at first, only that from the moment I saw the book description for The Valiant, I knew I had to read it. I make it no sec...

    "I will endure to be burned... to be bound... to be beaten... and to be killed by the sword." This was a promising start to a new series, the fact that it was about the female gladiators of Ancient Rome made it even more interesting. I never knew that such thing ...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the idea of teenage gladiatrix, but beside unique premise, plot-wise this novel didn?t offer anything new. Some parts were okay, others dragged and it took forever to actually get to gladiator fights. However, my biggest complaint is...

    *3.75 This book was overall a ton of fun and super interesting. It takes place in Rome during the reign and Julius Ceasar and it was interesting to see Livingston's take on these historical figures. While I do question the authenticity of these interpretations, it was fun to see Cea...

    This book was perfection and I will find the time to write a proper review, because I need to share everything I felt. ...

    This author has no clue - NO CLUE - of how to build a romantic relationship between her characters. Both times came out of fricken nowhere, and the "main" one was the worst. A handful of conversations and then they're in love? Psshh, oh please. This book has catchy hooks, no doubt ...

    ?Temper passion with control, conviction with cunning.? Rating ~3.5 A promising start to a new series. I received an ARC through Goodreads first to read program. Thank you to Penguin Teen for providing me with a copy. *Review to Come* ...

    I'm not quite sure what I just read...but I both liked and disliked this book. Overall?? Very underwhelmed. Boo. ...

    DNF @ page 150 I have never been so bored in my entire life. Working through 150 pages was torture, but then I skipped ahead to see if it got better, bumped into the plot twist I called from the first page, and decided it was better if I just let it go. The Valiant isn't what I t...

    This looks interesting. Requested from Netgalley, but seeing as how it's Penguin, I'm sure I'll be denied. :/ ...

    *** Review The Valiant on Kati's Bookaholic Rambling Reviews *** http://katisbookaholicramblingreviews... I've been seeing mix reviews about this book but I read a high praising review from a friend of mine on her blog. Which I had to pick it up because me and my friend have simi...

    An uncomplicated read with no surprises, but very enjoyable. I would have liked the story to have had just a bit more substance, but in spite of that I'm rating slightly up for the easy fun factor it provided. I will definitely be reading the next book. ...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 stars The gladiatorial parts of Rome is something that has always deeply fascinated me. There is very little to no historical fiction about it (especially in YA), which is just crazy because it's such an interesting topic. So this story was pretty original seeing ...

    4.5 stars Honestly, this book had it all and the only complaint I have is that I want more. The open yet extremely satisfying ending was definitely a great place to end it though, and I read this basically in one sitting. I just wanted more sisterhood, more romance, more battles... ...

    Words cannot express how freaking much I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!! Easily will be one of my favorite reads this year, and possibly of all time. I loved it so much that I emailed Lesley just to tell her. I can NOT wait for people to get this book in their hands!!! ADD THIS TO YOUR TBR LIST RIG...

    Loved the premise. Loved the girl power. The actual story turned out to fall a bit flat compared to the hype that surrounded the book. The big twist was easy to guess because of obvious clues which was really disappointing. It took a while to actually get to the gladiators, and the...

    4.5 stars Let me just start by saying that I loved pretty much everything about this story. I had high, high hopes because of some of the raves I had seen floating around, and it truly didn?t disappoint. Fallon lives in the shadow of her older sister Sorcha who died in battle a...

  • Katiria
    Apr 07, 2017

    3.5 ...

    4.5 stars. Definitely check out this book if you liked Throne of Glass or An Ember in the Ashes!! It's a really fun YA historical fiction story (very little fantasy) about a group of badass teen female gladiatrices in ancient Rome. Fallon starts out as the fierce warrior daughter of...

    "Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once." -William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar I bloody freaking loved this book! ? The first book in this series/trilogy/dualogy is amazing! Fallon is in training to become one of her fat...

    4.5 stars* I thoroughly enjoyed this! It showed strong female characters in an interesting time period and seemed to be very well researched. Review to come on publication date. *received ARC for review from Indigo* ...

    A spark somewhere deep inside of me flared to life. The tiniest blue flame, with nothing of tinder to catch onto except the delusional hope that I could somehow fight my way back to freedom. Female gladiators fighting in the arena in ancient Rome. It sounds like a myth - a completel...

    So, I love gladiators, and the fact that they were female was pretty awesome! There was a lot of action, and there was some romance which felt odd and out of place. Overall, this book was fun! Full review on my blog https://literarydust.wordpress.com/20... ...

    4.5 stars BADASS GIRL GLADIATORS. Does that sound amazing? Guess what--it's even more awesome than it sounds. I was lucky enough to read an early galley, but review to come from the ARC. With any luck, this thing will be a monster success. It deserves it. ...

    4.5 stars. To round up, or to round down... let's see how my review goes. =) EDIT: I rounded up. :D ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** The Valiant by Lesley Livingston Publisher: Razorbill Publication Date: February 14, 2017 Rating: 5 stars Source: eARC from...

    ?There is only forward. Only tomorrow. No yesterday, no going back. And nothing of value is left behind, so nothing is truly lost.? The Valiant started out slow and frankly was quite boring in the beginning. The amount of development that happened was honestly amazing and I?...

    I enjoyed reading "The Valiant" in a buddy read with my dear friend, Antonia. I was reading Magic Study earlier last week and while the plot was nothing impressive, I still gave it 4 stars because of the characters. I knew that good characters are more important to me than an excit...

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/02/12/... What an amazing surprise this was! Though to be honest, I had no idea what to expect at first, only that from the moment I saw the book description for The Valiant, I knew I had to read it. I make it no sec...

    "I will endure to be burned... to be bound... to be beaten... and to be killed by the sword." This was a promising start to a new series, the fact that it was about the female gladiators of Ancient Rome made it even more interesting. I never knew that such thing ...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the idea of teenage gladiatrix, but beside unique premise, plot-wise this novel didn?t offer anything new. Some parts were okay, others dragged and it took forever to actually get to gladiator fights. However, my biggest complaint is...

    *3.75 This book was overall a ton of fun and super interesting. It takes place in Rome during the reign and Julius Ceasar and it was interesting to see Livingston's take on these historical figures. While I do question the authenticity of these interpretations, it was fun to see Cea...

    This book was perfection and I will find the time to write a proper review, because I need to share everything I felt. ...

    This author has no clue - NO CLUE - of how to build a romantic relationship between her characters. Both times came out of fricken nowhere, and the "main" one was the worst. A handful of conversations and then they're in love? Psshh, oh please. This book has catchy hooks, no doubt ...

    ?Temper passion with control, conviction with cunning.? Rating ~3.5 A promising start to a new series. I received an ARC through Goodreads first to read program. Thank you to Penguin Teen for providing me with a copy. *Review to Come* ...

    I'm not quite sure what I just read...but I both liked and disliked this book. Overall?? Very underwhelmed. Boo. ...

    DNF @ page 150 I have never been so bored in my entire life. Working through 150 pages was torture, but then I skipped ahead to see if it got better, bumped into the plot twist I called from the first page, and decided it was better if I just let it go. The Valiant isn't what I t...

    This looks interesting. Requested from Netgalley, but seeing as how it's Penguin, I'm sure I'll be denied. :/ ...

    *** Review The Valiant on Kati's Bookaholic Rambling Reviews *** http://katisbookaholicramblingreviews... I've been seeing mix reviews about this book but I read a high praising review from a friend of mine on her blog. Which I had to pick it up because me and my friend have simi...

  • Katrin D
    Jul 22, 2017

    3.5 ...

    4.5 stars. Definitely check out this book if you liked Throne of Glass or An Ember in the Ashes!! It's a really fun YA historical fiction story (very little fantasy) about a group of badass teen female gladiatrices in ancient Rome. Fallon starts out as the fierce warrior daughter of...

    "Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once." -William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar I bloody freaking loved this book! ? The first book in this series/trilogy/dualogy is amazing! Fallon is in training to become one of her fat...

    4.5 stars* I thoroughly enjoyed this! It showed strong female characters in an interesting time period and seemed to be very well researched. Review to come on publication date. *received ARC for review from Indigo* ...

    A spark somewhere deep inside of me flared to life. The tiniest blue flame, with nothing of tinder to catch onto except the delusional hope that I could somehow fight my way back to freedom. Female gladiators fighting in the arena in ancient Rome. It sounds like a myth - a completel...

    So, I love gladiators, and the fact that they were female was pretty awesome! There was a lot of action, and there was some romance which felt odd and out of place. Overall, this book was fun! Full review on my blog https://literarydust.wordpress.com/20... ...

    4.5 stars BADASS GIRL GLADIATORS. Does that sound amazing? Guess what--it's even more awesome than it sounds. I was lucky enough to read an early galley, but review to come from the ARC. With any luck, this thing will be a monster success. It deserves it. ...

    4.5 stars. To round up, or to round down... let's see how my review goes. =) EDIT: I rounded up. :D ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** The Valiant by Lesley Livingston Publisher: Razorbill Publication Date: February 14, 2017 Rating: 5 stars Source: eARC from...

    ?There is only forward. Only tomorrow. No yesterday, no going back. And nothing of value is left behind, so nothing is truly lost.? The Valiant started out slow and frankly was quite boring in the beginning. The amount of development that happened was honestly amazing and I?...

    I enjoyed reading "The Valiant" in a buddy read with my dear friend, Antonia. I was reading Magic Study earlier last week and while the plot was nothing impressive, I still gave it 4 stars because of the characters. I knew that good characters are more important to me than an excit...

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/02/12/... What an amazing surprise this was! Though to be honest, I had no idea what to expect at first, only that from the moment I saw the book description for The Valiant, I knew I had to read it. I make it no sec...

    "I will endure to be burned... to be bound... to be beaten... and to be killed by the sword." This was a promising start to a new series, the fact that it was about the female gladiators of Ancient Rome made it even more interesting. I never knew that such thing ...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the idea of teenage gladiatrix, but beside unique premise, plot-wise this novel didn?t offer anything new. Some parts were okay, others dragged and it took forever to actually get to gladiator fights. However, my biggest complaint is...

    *3.75 This book was overall a ton of fun and super interesting. It takes place in Rome during the reign and Julius Ceasar and it was interesting to see Livingston's take on these historical figures. While I do question the authenticity of these interpretations, it was fun to see Cea...

    This book was perfection and I will find the time to write a proper review, because I need to share everything I felt. ...

  • Jen
    May 03, 2018

    3.5 ...

    4.5 stars. Definitely check out this book if you liked Throne of Glass or An Ember in the Ashes!! It's a really fun YA historical fiction story (very little fantasy) about a group of badass teen female gladiatrices in ancient Rome. Fallon starts out as the fierce warrior daughter of...

    "Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once." -William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar I bloody freaking loved this book! ? The first book in this series/trilogy/dualogy is amazing! Fallon is in training to become one of her fat...

    4.5 stars* I thoroughly enjoyed this! It showed strong female characters in an interesting time period and seemed to be very well researched. Review to come on publication date. *received ARC for review from Indigo* ...

    A spark somewhere deep inside of me flared to life. The tiniest blue flame, with nothing of tinder to catch onto except the delusional hope that I could somehow fight my way back to freedom. Female gladiators fighting in the arena in ancient Rome. It sounds like a myth - a completel...

    So, I love gladiators, and the fact that they were female was pretty awesome! There was a lot of action, and there was some romance which felt odd and out of place. Overall, this book was fun! Full review on my blog https://literarydust.wordpress.com/20... ...

    4.5 stars BADASS GIRL GLADIATORS. Does that sound amazing? Guess what--it's even more awesome than it sounds. I was lucky enough to read an early galley, but review to come from the ARC. With any luck, this thing will be a monster success. It deserves it. ...

    4.5 stars. To round up, or to round down... let's see how my review goes. =) EDIT: I rounded up. :D ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** The Valiant by Lesley Livingston Publisher: Razorbill Publication Date: February 14, 2017 Rating: 5 stars Source: eARC from...

    ?There is only forward. Only tomorrow. No yesterday, no going back. And nothing of value is left behind, so nothing is truly lost.? The Valiant started out slow and frankly was quite boring in the beginning. The amount of development that happened was honestly amazing and I?...

    I enjoyed reading "The Valiant" in a buddy read with my dear friend, Antonia. I was reading Magic Study earlier last week and while the plot was nothing impressive, I still gave it 4 stars because of the characters. I knew that good characters are more important to me than an excit...

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/02/12/... What an amazing surprise this was! Though to be honest, I had no idea what to expect at first, only that from the moment I saw the book description for The Valiant, I knew I had to read it. I make it no sec...

    "I will endure to be burned... to be bound... to be beaten... and to be killed by the sword." This was a promising start to a new series, the fact that it was about the female gladiators of Ancient Rome made it even more interesting. I never knew that such thing ...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the idea of teenage gladiatrix, but beside unique premise, plot-wise this novel didn?t offer anything new. Some parts were okay, others dragged and it took forever to actually get to gladiator fights. However, my biggest complaint is...

    *3.75 This book was overall a ton of fun and super interesting. It takes place in Rome during the reign and Julius Ceasar and it was interesting to see Livingston's take on these historical figures. While I do question the authenticity of these interpretations, it was fun to see Cea...

    This book was perfection and I will find the time to write a proper review, because I need to share everything I felt. ...

    This author has no clue - NO CLUE - of how to build a romantic relationship between her characters. Both times came out of fricken nowhere, and the "main" one was the worst. A handful of conversations and then they're in love? Psshh, oh please. This book has catchy hooks, no doubt ...

    ?Temper passion with control, conviction with cunning.? Rating ~3.5 A promising start to a new series. I received an ARC through Goodreads first to read program. Thank you to Penguin Teen for providing me with a copy. *Review to Come* ...

    I'm not quite sure what I just read...but I both liked and disliked this book. Overall?? Very underwhelmed. Boo. ...

    DNF @ page 150 I have never been so bored in my entire life. Working through 150 pages was torture, but then I skipped ahead to see if it got better, bumped into the plot twist I called from the first page, and decided it was better if I just let it go. The Valiant isn't what I t...

    This looks interesting. Requested from Netgalley, but seeing as how it's Penguin, I'm sure I'll be denied. :/ ...

    *** Review The Valiant on Kati's Bookaholic Rambling Reviews *** http://katisbookaholicramblingreviews... I've been seeing mix reviews about this book but I read a high praising review from a friend of mine on her blog. Which I had to pick it up because me and my friend have simi...

    An uncomplicated read with no surprises, but very enjoyable. I would have liked the story to have had just a bit more substance, but in spite of that I'm rating slightly up for the easy fun factor it provided. I will definitely be reading the next book. ...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 stars The gladiatorial parts of Rome is something that has always deeply fascinated me. There is very little to no historical fiction about it (especially in YA), which is just crazy because it's such an interesting topic. So this story was pretty original seeing ...

    4.5 stars Honestly, this book had it all and the only complaint I have is that I want more. The open yet extremely satisfying ending was definitely a great place to end it though, and I read this basically in one sitting. I just wanted more sisterhood, more romance, more battles... ...

    Words cannot express how freaking much I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!! Easily will be one of my favorite reads this year, and possibly of all time. I loved it so much that I emailed Lesley just to tell her. I can NOT wait for people to get this book in their hands!!! ADD THIS TO YOUR TBR LIST RIG...

    Loved the premise. Loved the girl power. The actual story turned out to fall a bit flat compared to the hype that surrounded the book. The big twist was easy to guess because of obvious clues which was really disappointing. It took a while to actually get to the gladiators, and the...

    4.5 stars Let me just start by saying that I loved pretty much everything about this story. I had high, high hopes because of some of the raves I had seen floating around, and it truly didn?t disappoint. Fallon lives in the shadow of her older sister Sorcha who died in battle a...

    Well, that was totally bad ass. I didn't love the start of this--in fact, this is by no means a perfect book, but it is bloody and breakneck and high stakes-y (so a word) and blockbuster-y (so also a word), and from the moment Fallon is captured I was hooked. I want this as a TV sho...

    *i received this arc in exchange for an honest review* I will probably be adding to this once my brain stops with excitement over this book, so moving on with the review! Okay okay okay. I don't usually like to give out five star ratings (because let's face it, not every book is...

    Born and raised for a warriors life, in one night all of Fallon's hope and dreams are shattered. However there is still an opportunity for her to get what she wanted - just not in the way she expected. So I really enjoyed the strong female lead, her devotion to her god as well as th...

  • Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤
    May 04, 2017

    3.5 ...

    4.5 stars. Definitely check out this book if you liked Throne of Glass or An Ember in the Ashes!! It's a really fun YA historical fiction story (very little fantasy) about a group of badass teen female gladiatrices in ancient Rome. Fallon starts out as the fierce warrior daughter of...

    "Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once." -William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar I bloody freaking loved this book! ? The first book in this series/trilogy/dualogy is amazing! Fallon is in training to become one of her fat...

    4.5 stars* I thoroughly enjoyed this! It showed strong female characters in an interesting time period and seemed to be very well researched. Review to come on publication date. *received ARC for review from Indigo* ...

    A spark somewhere deep inside of me flared to life. The tiniest blue flame, with nothing of tinder to catch onto except the delusional hope that I could somehow fight my way back to freedom. Female gladiators fighting in the arena in ancient Rome. It sounds like a myth - a completel...

    So, I love gladiators, and the fact that they were female was pretty awesome! There was a lot of action, and there was some romance which felt odd and out of place. Overall, this book was fun! Full review on my blog https://literarydust.wordpress.com/20... ...

    4.5 stars BADASS GIRL GLADIATORS. Does that sound amazing? Guess what--it's even more awesome than it sounds. I was lucky enough to read an early galley, but review to come from the ARC. With any luck, this thing will be a monster success. It deserves it. ...

    4.5 stars. To round up, or to round down... let's see how my review goes. =) EDIT: I rounded up. :D ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** The Valiant by Lesley Livingston Publisher: Razorbill Publication Date: February 14, 2017 Rating: 5 stars Source: eARC from...

    ?There is only forward. Only tomorrow. No yesterday, no going back. And nothing of value is left behind, so nothing is truly lost.? The Valiant started out slow and frankly was quite boring in the beginning. The amount of development that happened was honestly amazing and I?...

    I enjoyed reading "The Valiant" in a buddy read with my dear friend, Antonia. I was reading Magic Study earlier last week and while the plot was nothing impressive, I still gave it 4 stars because of the characters. I knew that good characters are more important to me than an excit...

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/02/12/... What an amazing surprise this was! Though to be honest, I had no idea what to expect at first, only that from the moment I saw the book description for The Valiant, I knew I had to read it. I make it no sec...

    "I will endure to be burned... to be bound... to be beaten... and to be killed by the sword." This was a promising start to a new series, the fact that it was about the female gladiators of Ancient Rome made it even more interesting. I never knew that such thing ...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the idea of teenage gladiatrix, but beside unique premise, plot-wise this novel didn?t offer anything new. Some parts were okay, others dragged and it took forever to actually get to gladiator fights. However, my biggest complaint is...

    *3.75 This book was overall a ton of fun and super interesting. It takes place in Rome during the reign and Julius Ceasar and it was interesting to see Livingston's take on these historical figures. While I do question the authenticity of these interpretations, it was fun to see Cea...

    This book was perfection and I will find the time to write a proper review, because I need to share everything I felt. ...

    This author has no clue - NO CLUE - of how to build a romantic relationship between her characters. Both times came out of fricken nowhere, and the "main" one was the worst. A handful of conversations and then they're in love? Psshh, oh please. This book has catchy hooks, no doubt ...

    ?Temper passion with control, conviction with cunning.? Rating ~3.5 A promising start to a new series. I received an ARC through Goodreads first to read program. Thank you to Penguin Teen for providing me with a copy. *Review to Come* ...

    I'm not quite sure what I just read...but I both liked and disliked this book. Overall?? Very underwhelmed. Boo. ...

  • Alyssa
    Jan 22, 2017

    3.5 ...

    4.5 stars. Definitely check out this book if you liked Throne of Glass or An Ember in the Ashes!! It's a really fun YA historical fiction story (very little fantasy) about a group of badass teen female gladiatrices in ancient Rome. Fallon starts out as the fierce warrior daughter of...

    "Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once." -William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar I bloody freaking loved this book! ? The first book in this series/trilogy/dualogy is amazing! Fallon is in training to become one of her fat...

    4.5 stars* I thoroughly enjoyed this! It showed strong female characters in an interesting time period and seemed to be very well researched. Review to come on publication date. *received ARC for review from Indigo* ...

    A spark somewhere deep inside of me flared to life. The tiniest blue flame, with nothing of tinder to catch onto except the delusional hope that I could somehow fight my way back to freedom. Female gladiators fighting in the arena in ancient Rome. It sounds like a myth - a completel...

    So, I love gladiators, and the fact that they were female was pretty awesome! There was a lot of action, and there was some romance which felt odd and out of place. Overall, this book was fun! Full review on my blog https://literarydust.wordpress.com/20... ...

    4.5 stars BADASS GIRL GLADIATORS. Does that sound amazing? Guess what--it's even more awesome than it sounds. I was lucky enough to read an early galley, but review to come from the ARC. With any luck, this thing will be a monster success. It deserves it. ...

    4.5 stars. To round up, or to round down... let's see how my review goes. =) EDIT: I rounded up. :D ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** The Valiant by Lesley Livingston Publisher: Razorbill Publication Date: February 14, 2017 Rating: 5 stars Source: eARC from...

  • Lucia
    Feb 24, 2017

    3.5 ...

    4.5 stars. Definitely check out this book if you liked Throne of Glass or An Ember in the Ashes!! It's a really fun YA historical fiction story (very little fantasy) about a group of badass teen female gladiatrices in ancient Rome. Fallon starts out as the fierce warrior daughter of...

    "Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once." -William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar I bloody freaking loved this book! ? The first book in this series/trilogy/dualogy is amazing! Fallon is in training to become one of her fat...

    4.5 stars* I thoroughly enjoyed this! It showed strong female characters in an interesting time period and seemed to be very well researched. Review to come on publication date. *received ARC for review from Indigo* ...

    A spark somewhere deep inside of me flared to life. The tiniest blue flame, with nothing of tinder to catch onto except the delusional hope that I could somehow fight my way back to freedom. Female gladiators fighting in the arena in ancient Rome. It sounds like a myth - a completel...

    So, I love gladiators, and the fact that they were female was pretty awesome! There was a lot of action, and there was some romance which felt odd and out of place. Overall, this book was fun! Full review on my blog https://literarydust.wordpress.com/20... ...

    4.5 stars BADASS GIRL GLADIATORS. Does that sound amazing? Guess what--it's even more awesome than it sounds. I was lucky enough to read an early galley, but review to come from the ARC. With any luck, this thing will be a monster success. It deserves it. ...

    4.5 stars. To round up, or to round down... let's see how my review goes. =) EDIT: I rounded up. :D ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** The Valiant by Lesley Livingston Publisher: Razorbill Publication Date: February 14, 2017 Rating: 5 stars Source: eARC from...

    ?There is only forward. Only tomorrow. No yesterday, no going back. And nothing of value is left behind, so nothing is truly lost.? The Valiant started out slow and frankly was quite boring in the beginning. The amount of development that happened was honestly amazing and I?...

    I enjoyed reading "The Valiant" in a buddy read with my dear friend, Antonia. I was reading Magic Study earlier last week and while the plot was nothing impressive, I still gave it 4 stars because of the characters. I knew that good characters are more important to me than an excit...

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/02/12/... What an amazing surprise this was! Though to be honest, I had no idea what to expect at first, only that from the moment I saw the book description for The Valiant, I knew I had to read it. I make it no sec...

    "I will endure to be burned... to be bound... to be beaten... and to be killed by the sword." This was a promising start to a new series, the fact that it was about the female gladiators of Ancient Rome made it even more interesting. I never knew that such thing ...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the idea of teenage gladiatrix, but beside unique premise, plot-wise this novel didn?t offer anything new. Some parts were okay, others dragged and it took forever to actually get to gladiator fights. However, my biggest complaint is...

  • Leah
    Dec 10, 2016

    3.5 ...

    4.5 stars. Definitely check out this book if you liked Throne of Glass or An Ember in the Ashes!! It's a really fun YA historical fiction story (very little fantasy) about a group of badass teen female gladiatrices in ancient Rome. Fallon starts out as the fierce warrior daughter of...

    "Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once." -William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar I bloody freaking loved this book! ? The first book in this series/trilogy/dualogy is amazing! Fallon is in training to become one of her fat...

    4.5 stars* I thoroughly enjoyed this! It showed strong female characters in an interesting time period and seemed to be very well researched. Review to come on publication date. *received ARC for review from Indigo* ...

    A spark somewhere deep inside of me flared to life. The tiniest blue flame, with nothing of tinder to catch onto except the delusional hope that I could somehow fight my way back to freedom. Female gladiators fighting in the arena in ancient Rome. It sounds like a myth - a completel...

    So, I love gladiators, and the fact that they were female was pretty awesome! There was a lot of action, and there was some romance which felt odd and out of place. Overall, this book was fun! Full review on my blog https://literarydust.wordpress.com/20... ...

    4.5 stars BADASS GIRL GLADIATORS. Does that sound amazing? Guess what--it's even more awesome than it sounds. I was lucky enough to read an early galley, but review to come from the ARC. With any luck, this thing will be a monster success. It deserves it. ...

    4.5 stars. To round up, or to round down... let's see how my review goes. =) EDIT: I rounded up. :D ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** The Valiant by Lesley Livingston Publisher: Razorbill Publication Date: February 14, 2017 Rating: 5 stars Source: eARC from...

    ?There is only forward. Only tomorrow. No yesterday, no going back. And nothing of value is left behind, so nothing is truly lost.? The Valiant started out slow and frankly was quite boring in the beginning. The amount of development that happened was honestly amazing and I?...

    I enjoyed reading "The Valiant" in a buddy read with my dear friend, Antonia. I was reading Magic Study earlier last week and while the plot was nothing impressive, I still gave it 4 stars because of the characters. I knew that good characters are more important to me than an excit...

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/02/12/... What an amazing surprise this was! Though to be honest, I had no idea what to expect at first, only that from the moment I saw the book description for The Valiant, I knew I had to read it. I make it no sec...

    "I will endure to be burned... to be bound... to be beaten... and to be killed by the sword." This was a promising start to a new series, the fact that it was about the female gladiators of Ancient Rome made it even more interesting. I never knew that such thing ...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the idea of teenage gladiatrix, but beside unique premise, plot-wise this novel didn?t offer anything new. Some parts were okay, others dragged and it took forever to actually get to gladiator fights. However, my biggest complaint is...

    *3.75 This book was overall a ton of fun and super interesting. It takes place in Rome during the reign and Julius Ceasar and it was interesting to see Livingston's take on these historical figures. While I do question the authenticity of these interpretations, it was fun to see Cea...

    This book was perfection and I will find the time to write a proper review, because I need to share everything I felt. ...

    This author has no clue - NO CLUE - of how to build a romantic relationship between her characters. Both times came out of fricken nowhere, and the "main" one was the worst. A handful of conversations and then they're in love? Psshh, oh please. This book has catchy hooks, no doubt ...

    ?Temper passion with control, conviction with cunning.? Rating ~3.5 A promising start to a new series. I received an ARC through Goodreads first to read program. Thank you to Penguin Teen for providing me with a copy. *Review to Come* ...

    I'm not quite sure what I just read...but I both liked and disliked this book. Overall?? Very underwhelmed. Boo. ...

    DNF @ page 150 I have never been so bored in my entire life. Working through 150 pages was torture, but then I skipped ahead to see if it got better, bumped into the plot twist I called from the first page, and decided it was better if I just let it go. The Valiant isn't what I t...

    This looks interesting. Requested from Netgalley, but seeing as how it's Penguin, I'm sure I'll be denied. :/ ...

    *** Review The Valiant on Kati's Bookaholic Rambling Reviews *** http://katisbookaholicramblingreviews... I've been seeing mix reviews about this book but I read a high praising review from a friend of mine on her blog. Which I had to pick it up because me and my friend have simi...

    An uncomplicated read with no surprises, but very enjoyable. I would have liked the story to have had just a bit more substance, but in spite of that I'm rating slightly up for the easy fun factor it provided. I will definitely be reading the next book. ...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 stars The gladiatorial parts of Rome is something that has always deeply fascinated me. There is very little to no historical fiction about it (especially in YA), which is just crazy because it's such an interesting topic. So this story was pretty original seeing ...

    4.5 stars Honestly, this book had it all and the only complaint I have is that I want more. The open yet extremely satisfying ending was definitely a great place to end it though, and I read this basically in one sitting. I just wanted more sisterhood, more romance, more battles... ...

    Words cannot express how freaking much I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!! Easily will be one of my favorite reads this year, and possibly of all time. I loved it so much that I emailed Lesley just to tell her. I can NOT wait for people to get this book in their hands!!! ADD THIS TO YOUR TBR LIST RIG...

    Loved the premise. Loved the girl power. The actual story turned out to fall a bit flat compared to the hype that surrounded the book. The big twist was easy to guess because of obvious clues which was really disappointing. It took a while to actually get to the gladiators, and the...

  • Gillian Berry
    Feb 22, 2017

    3.5 ...

    4.5 stars. Definitely check out this book if you liked Throne of Glass or An Ember in the Ashes!! It's a really fun YA historical fiction story (very little fantasy) about a group of badass teen female gladiatrices in ancient Rome. Fallon starts out as the fierce warrior daughter of...

    "Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once." -William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar I bloody freaking loved this book! ? The first book in this series/trilogy/dualogy is amazing! Fallon is in training to become one of her fat...

    4.5 stars* I thoroughly enjoyed this! It showed strong female characters in an interesting time period and seemed to be very well researched. Review to come on publication date. *received ARC for review from Indigo* ...

    A spark somewhere deep inside of me flared to life. The tiniest blue flame, with nothing of tinder to catch onto except the delusional hope that I could somehow fight my way back to freedom. Female gladiators fighting in the arena in ancient Rome. It sounds like a myth - a completel...

    So, I love gladiators, and the fact that they were female was pretty awesome! There was a lot of action, and there was some romance which felt odd and out of place. Overall, this book was fun! Full review on my blog https://literarydust.wordpress.com/20... ...

    4.5 stars BADASS GIRL GLADIATORS. Does that sound amazing? Guess what--it's even more awesome than it sounds. I was lucky enough to read an early galley, but review to come from the ARC. With any luck, this thing will be a monster success. It deserves it. ...

    4.5 stars. To round up, or to round down... let's see how my review goes. =) EDIT: I rounded up. :D ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** The Valiant by Lesley Livingston Publisher: Razorbill Publication Date: February 14, 2017 Rating: 5 stars Source: eARC from...

    ?There is only forward. Only tomorrow. No yesterday, no going back. And nothing of value is left behind, so nothing is truly lost.? The Valiant started out slow and frankly was quite boring in the beginning. The amount of development that happened was honestly amazing and I?...

    I enjoyed reading "The Valiant" in a buddy read with my dear friend, Antonia. I was reading Magic Study earlier last week and while the plot was nothing impressive, I still gave it 4 stars because of the characters. I knew that good characters are more important to me than an excit...

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/02/12/... What an amazing surprise this was! Though to be honest, I had no idea what to expect at first, only that from the moment I saw the book description for The Valiant, I knew I had to read it. I make it no sec...

    "I will endure to be burned... to be bound... to be beaten... and to be killed by the sword." This was a promising start to a new series, the fact that it was about the female gladiators of Ancient Rome made it even more interesting. I never knew that such thing ...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the idea of teenage gladiatrix, but beside unique premise, plot-wise this novel didn?t offer anything new. Some parts were okay, others dragged and it took forever to actually get to gladiator fights. However, my biggest complaint is...

    *3.75 This book was overall a ton of fun and super interesting. It takes place in Rome during the reign and Julius Ceasar and it was interesting to see Livingston's take on these historical figures. While I do question the authenticity of these interpretations, it was fun to see Cea...

    This book was perfection and I will find the time to write a proper review, because I need to share everything I felt. ...

    This author has no clue - NO CLUE - of how to build a romantic relationship between her characters. Both times came out of fricken nowhere, and the "main" one was the worst. A handful of conversations and then they're in love? Psshh, oh please. This book has catchy hooks, no doubt ...

    ?Temper passion with control, conviction with cunning.? Rating ~3.5 A promising start to a new series. I received an ARC through Goodreads first to read program. Thank you to Penguin Teen for providing me with a copy. *Review to Come* ...

    I'm not quite sure what I just read...but I both liked and disliked this book. Overall?? Very underwhelmed. Boo. ...

    DNF @ page 150 I have never been so bored in my entire life. Working through 150 pages was torture, but then I skipped ahead to see if it got better, bumped into the plot twist I called from the first page, and decided it was better if I just let it go. The Valiant isn't what I t...

    This looks interesting. Requested from Netgalley, but seeing as how it's Penguin, I'm sure I'll be denied. :/ ...

    *** Review The Valiant on Kati's Bookaholic Rambling Reviews *** http://katisbookaholicramblingreviews... I've been seeing mix reviews about this book but I read a high praising review from a friend of mine on her blog. Which I had to pick it up because me and my friend have simi...

    An uncomplicated read with no surprises, but very enjoyable. I would have liked the story to have had just a bit more substance, but in spite of that I'm rating slightly up for the easy fun factor it provided. I will definitely be reading the next book. ...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 stars The gladiatorial parts of Rome is something that has always deeply fascinated me. There is very little to no historical fiction about it (especially in YA), which is just crazy because it's such an interesting topic. So this story was pretty original seeing ...

    4.5 stars Honestly, this book had it all and the only complaint I have is that I want more. The open yet extremely satisfying ending was definitely a great place to end it though, and I read this basically in one sitting. I just wanted more sisterhood, more romance, more battles... ...

    Words cannot express how freaking much I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!! Easily will be one of my favorite reads this year, and possibly of all time. I loved it so much that I emailed Lesley just to tell her. I can NOT wait for people to get this book in their hands!!! ADD THIS TO YOUR TBR LIST RIG...

    Loved the premise. Loved the girl power. The actual story turned out to fall a bit flat compared to the hype that surrounded the book. The big twist was easy to guess because of obvious clues which was really disappointing. It took a while to actually get to the gladiators, and the...

    4.5 stars Let me just start by saying that I loved pretty much everything about this story. I had high, high hopes because of some of the raves I had seen floating around, and it truly didn?t disappoint. Fallon lives in the shadow of her older sister Sorcha who died in battle a...

    Well, that was totally bad ass. I didn't love the start of this--in fact, this is by no means a perfect book, but it is bloody and breakneck and high stakes-y (so a word) and blockbuster-y (so also a word), and from the moment Fallon is captured I was hooked. I want this as a TV sho...

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Feb 27, 2017

    3.5 ...

    4.5 stars. Definitely check out this book if you liked Throne of Glass or An Ember in the Ashes!! It's a really fun YA historical fiction story (very little fantasy) about a group of badass teen female gladiatrices in ancient Rome. Fallon starts out as the fierce warrior daughter of...

    "Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once." -William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar I bloody freaking loved this book! ? The first book in this series/trilogy/dualogy is amazing! Fallon is in training to become one of her fat...

  • mich
    Mar 05, 2017

    3.5 ...

    4.5 stars. Definitely check out this book if you liked Throne of Glass or An Ember in the Ashes!! It's a really fun YA historical fiction story (very little fantasy) about a group of badass teen female gladiatrices in ancient Rome. Fallon starts out as the fierce warrior daughter of...

    "Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once." -William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar I bloody freaking loved this book! ? The first book in this series/trilogy/dualogy is amazing! Fallon is in training to become one of her fat...

    4.5 stars* I thoroughly enjoyed this! It showed strong female characters in an interesting time period and seemed to be very well researched. Review to come on publication date. *received ARC for review from Indigo* ...

    A spark somewhere deep inside of me flared to life. The tiniest blue flame, with nothing of tinder to catch onto except the delusional hope that I could somehow fight my way back to freedom. Female gladiators fighting in the arena in ancient Rome. It sounds like a myth - a completel...

    So, I love gladiators, and the fact that they were female was pretty awesome! There was a lot of action, and there was some romance which felt odd and out of place. Overall, this book was fun! Full review on my blog https://literarydust.wordpress.com/20... ...

    4.5 stars BADASS GIRL GLADIATORS. Does that sound amazing? Guess what--it's even more awesome than it sounds. I was lucky enough to read an early galley, but review to come from the ARC. With any luck, this thing will be a monster success. It deserves it. ...

    4.5 stars. To round up, or to round down... let's see how my review goes. =) EDIT: I rounded up. :D ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** The Valiant by Lesley Livingston Publisher: Razorbill Publication Date: February 14, 2017 Rating: 5 stars Source: eARC from...

    ?There is only forward. Only tomorrow. No yesterday, no going back. And nothing of value is left behind, so nothing is truly lost.? The Valiant started out slow and frankly was quite boring in the beginning. The amount of development that happened was honestly amazing and I?...

    I enjoyed reading "The Valiant" in a buddy read with my dear friend, Antonia. I was reading Magic Study earlier last week and while the plot was nothing impressive, I still gave it 4 stars because of the characters. I knew that good characters are more important to me than an excit...

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/02/12/... What an amazing surprise this was! Though to be honest, I had no idea what to expect at first, only that from the moment I saw the book description for The Valiant, I knew I had to read it. I make it no sec...

    "I will endure to be burned... to be bound... to be beaten... and to be killed by the sword." This was a promising start to a new series, the fact that it was about the female gladiators of Ancient Rome made it even more interesting. I never knew that such thing ...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the idea of teenage gladiatrix, but beside unique premise, plot-wise this novel didn?t offer anything new. Some parts were okay, others dragged and it took forever to actually get to gladiator fights. However, my biggest complaint is...

    *3.75 This book was overall a ton of fun and super interesting. It takes place in Rome during the reign and Julius Ceasar and it was interesting to see Livingston's take on these historical figures. While I do question the authenticity of these interpretations, it was fun to see Cea...

    This book was perfection and I will find the time to write a proper review, because I need to share everything I felt. ...

    This author has no clue - NO CLUE - of how to build a romantic relationship between her characters. Both times came out of fricken nowhere, and the "main" one was the worst. A handful of conversations and then they're in love? Psshh, oh please. This book has catchy hooks, no doubt ...

  • Justine
    Feb 17, 2017

    3.5 ...

    4.5 stars. Definitely check out this book if you liked Throne of Glass or An Ember in the Ashes!! It's a really fun YA historical fiction story (very little fantasy) about a group of badass teen female gladiatrices in ancient Rome. Fallon starts out as the fierce warrior daughter of...

    "Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once." -William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar I bloody freaking loved this book! ? The first book in this series/trilogy/dualogy is amazing! Fallon is in training to become one of her fat...

    4.5 stars* I thoroughly enjoyed this! It showed strong female characters in an interesting time period and seemed to be very well researched. Review to come on publication date. *received ARC for review from Indigo* ...

    A spark somewhere deep inside of me flared to life. The tiniest blue flame, with nothing of tinder to catch onto except the delusional hope that I could somehow fight my way back to freedom. Female gladiators fighting in the arena in ancient Rome. It sounds like a myth - a completel...

    So, I love gladiators, and the fact that they were female was pretty awesome! There was a lot of action, and there was some romance which felt odd and out of place. Overall, this book was fun! Full review on my blog https://literarydust.wordpress.com/20... ...

    4.5 stars BADASS GIRL GLADIATORS. Does that sound amazing? Guess what--it's even more awesome than it sounds. I was lucky enough to read an early galley, but review to come from the ARC. With any luck, this thing will be a monster success. It deserves it. ...

    4.5 stars. To round up, or to round down... let's see how my review goes. =) EDIT: I rounded up. :D ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** The Valiant by Lesley Livingston Publisher: Razorbill Publication Date: February 14, 2017 Rating: 5 stars Source: eARC from...

    ?There is only forward. Only tomorrow. No yesterday, no going back. And nothing of value is left behind, so nothing is truly lost.? The Valiant started out slow and frankly was quite boring in the beginning. The amount of development that happened was honestly amazing and I?...

    I enjoyed reading "The Valiant" in a buddy read with my dear friend, Antonia. I was reading Magic Study earlier last week and while the plot was nothing impressive, I still gave it 4 stars because of the characters. I knew that good characters are more important to me than an excit...

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/02/12/... What an amazing surprise this was! Though to be honest, I had no idea what to expect at first, only that from the moment I saw the book description for The Valiant, I knew I had to read it. I make it no sec...

    "I will endure to be burned... to be bound... to be beaten... and to be killed by the sword." This was a promising start to a new series, the fact that it was about the female gladiators of Ancient Rome made it even more interesting. I never knew that such thing ...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the idea of teenage gladiatrix, but beside unique premise, plot-wise this novel didn?t offer anything new. Some parts were okay, others dragged and it took forever to actually get to gladiator fights. However, my biggest complaint is...

    *3.75 This book was overall a ton of fun and super interesting. It takes place in Rome during the reign and Julius Ceasar and it was interesting to see Livingston's take on these historical figures. While I do question the authenticity of these interpretations, it was fun to see Cea...

    This book was perfection and I will find the time to write a proper review, because I need to share everything I felt. ...

    This author has no clue - NO CLUE - of how to build a romantic relationship between her characters. Both times came out of fricken nowhere, and the "main" one was the worst. A handful of conversations and then they're in love? Psshh, oh please. This book has catchy hooks, no doubt ...

    ?Temper passion with control, conviction with cunning.? Rating ~3.5 A promising start to a new series. I received an ARC through Goodreads first to read program. Thank you to Penguin Teen for providing me with a copy. *Review to Come* ...

    I'm not quite sure what I just read...but I both liked and disliked this book. Overall?? Very underwhelmed. Boo. ...

    DNF @ page 150 I have never been so bored in my entire life. Working through 150 pages was torture, but then I skipped ahead to see if it got better, bumped into the plot twist I called from the first page, and decided it was better if I just let it go. The Valiant isn't what I t...

    This looks interesting. Requested from Netgalley, but seeing as how it's Penguin, I'm sure I'll be denied. :/ ...

    *** Review The Valiant on Kati's Bookaholic Rambling Reviews *** http://katisbookaholicramblingreviews... I've been seeing mix reviews about this book but I read a high praising review from a friend of mine on her blog. Which I had to pick it up because me and my friend have simi...

    An uncomplicated read with no surprises, but very enjoyable. I would have liked the story to have had just a bit more substance, but in spite of that I'm rating slightly up for the easy fun factor it provided. I will definitely be reading the next book. ...

  • Carmen (Oh, the Book Feels!) Seda
    Jun 23, 2016

    3.5 ...

    4.5 stars. Definitely check out this book if you liked Throne of Glass or An Ember in the Ashes!! It's a really fun YA historical fiction story (very little fantasy) about a group of badass teen female gladiatrices in ancient Rome. Fallon starts out as the fierce warrior daughter of...

    "Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once." -William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar I bloody freaking loved this book! ? The first book in this series/trilogy/dualogy is amazing! Fallon is in training to become one of her fat...

    4.5 stars* I thoroughly enjoyed this! It showed strong female characters in an interesting time period and seemed to be very well researched. Review to come on publication date. *received ARC for review from Indigo* ...

    A spark somewhere deep inside of me flared to life. The tiniest blue flame, with nothing of tinder to catch onto except the delusional hope that I could somehow fight my way back to freedom. Female gladiators fighting in the arena in ancient Rome. It sounds like a myth - a completel...

    So, I love gladiators, and the fact that they were female was pretty awesome! There was a lot of action, and there was some romance which felt odd and out of place. Overall, this book was fun! Full review on my blog https://literarydust.wordpress.com/20... ...

    4.5 stars BADASS GIRL GLADIATORS. Does that sound amazing? Guess what--it's even more awesome than it sounds. I was lucky enough to read an early galley, but review to come from the ARC. With any luck, this thing will be a monster success. It deserves it. ...

    4.5 stars. To round up, or to round down... let's see how my review goes. =) EDIT: I rounded up. :D ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** The Valiant by Lesley Livingston Publisher: Razorbill Publication Date: February 14, 2017 Rating: 5 stars Source: eARC from...

    ?There is only forward. Only tomorrow. No yesterday, no going back. And nothing of value is left behind, so nothing is truly lost.? The Valiant started out slow and frankly was quite boring in the beginning. The amount of development that happened was honestly amazing and I?...

    I enjoyed reading "The Valiant" in a buddy read with my dear friend, Antonia. I was reading Magic Study earlier last week and while the plot was nothing impressive, I still gave it 4 stars because of the characters. I knew that good characters are more important to me than an excit...

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/02/12/... What an amazing surprise this was! Though to be honest, I had no idea what to expect at first, only that from the moment I saw the book description for The Valiant, I knew I had to read it. I make it no sec...

    "I will endure to be burned... to be bound... to be beaten... and to be killed by the sword." This was a promising start to a new series, the fact that it was about the female gladiators of Ancient Rome made it even more interesting. I never knew that such thing ...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the idea of teenage gladiatrix, but beside unique premise, plot-wise this novel didn?t offer anything new. Some parts were okay, others dragged and it took forever to actually get to gladiator fights. However, my biggest complaint is...

    *3.75 This book was overall a ton of fun and super interesting. It takes place in Rome during the reign and Julius Ceasar and it was interesting to see Livingston's take on these historical figures. While I do question the authenticity of these interpretations, it was fun to see Cea...

    This book was perfection and I will find the time to write a proper review, because I need to share everything I felt. ...

    This author has no clue - NO CLUE - of how to build a romantic relationship between her characters. Both times came out of fricken nowhere, and the "main" one was the worst. A handful of conversations and then they're in love? Psshh, oh please. This book has catchy hooks, no doubt ...

    ?Temper passion with control, conviction with cunning.? Rating ~3.5 A promising start to a new series. I received an ARC through Goodreads first to read program. Thank you to Penguin Teen for providing me with a copy. *Review to Come* ...

    I'm not quite sure what I just read...but I both liked and disliked this book. Overall?? Very underwhelmed. Boo. ...

    DNF @ page 150 I have never been so bored in my entire life. Working through 150 pages was torture, but then I skipped ahead to see if it got better, bumped into the plot twist I called from the first page, and decided it was better if I just let it go. The Valiant isn't what I t...

    This looks interesting. Requested from Netgalley, but seeing as how it's Penguin, I'm sure I'll be denied. :/ ...

    *** Review The Valiant on Kati's Bookaholic Rambling Reviews *** http://katisbookaholicramblingreviews... I've been seeing mix reviews about this book but I read a high praising review from a friend of mine on her blog. Which I had to pick it up because me and my friend have simi...

    An uncomplicated read with no surprises, but very enjoyable. I would have liked the story to have had just a bit more substance, but in spite of that I'm rating slightly up for the easy fun factor it provided. I will definitely be reading the next book. ...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 stars The gladiatorial parts of Rome is something that has always deeply fascinated me. There is very little to no historical fiction about it (especially in YA), which is just crazy because it's such an interesting topic. So this story was pretty original seeing ...

    4.5 stars Honestly, this book had it all and the only complaint I have is that I want more. The open yet extremely satisfying ending was definitely a great place to end it though, and I read this basically in one sitting. I just wanted more sisterhood, more romance, more battles... ...

    Words cannot express how freaking much I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!! Easily will be one of my favorite reads this year, and possibly of all time. I loved it so much that I emailed Lesley just to tell her. I can NOT wait for people to get this book in their hands!!! ADD THIS TO YOUR TBR LIST RIG...

  • Regan
    Mar 13, 2017

    3.5 ...

  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
    Jan 11, 2017

    3.5 ...

    4.5 stars. Definitely check out this book if you liked Throne of Glass or An Ember in the Ashes!! It's a really fun YA historical fiction story (very little fantasy) about a group of badass teen female gladiatrices in ancient Rome. Fallon starts out as the fierce warrior daughter of...

    "Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once." -William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar I bloody freaking loved this book! ? The first book in this series/trilogy/dualogy is amazing! Fallon is in training to become one of her fat...

    4.5 stars* I thoroughly enjoyed this! It showed strong female characters in an interesting time period and seemed to be very well researched. Review to come on publication date. *received ARC for review from Indigo* ...

  • Aly's Bookish Wonderland
    Feb 28, 2017

    3.5 ...

    4.5 stars. Definitely check out this book if you liked Throne of Glass or An Ember in the Ashes!! It's a really fun YA historical fiction story (very little fantasy) about a group of badass teen female gladiatrices in ancient Rome. Fallon starts out as the fierce warrior daughter of...

    "Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once." -William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar I bloody freaking loved this book! ? The first book in this series/trilogy/dualogy is amazing! Fallon is in training to become one of her fat...

    4.5 stars* I thoroughly enjoyed this! It showed strong female characters in an interesting time period and seemed to be very well researched. Review to come on publication date. *received ARC for review from Indigo* ...

    A spark somewhere deep inside of me flared to life. The tiniest blue flame, with nothing of tinder to catch onto except the delusional hope that I could somehow fight my way back to freedom. Female gladiators fighting in the arena in ancient Rome. It sounds like a myth - a completel...

    So, I love gladiators, and the fact that they were female was pretty awesome! There was a lot of action, and there was some romance which felt odd and out of place. Overall, this book was fun! Full review on my blog https://literarydust.wordpress.com/20... ...

    4.5 stars BADASS GIRL GLADIATORS. Does that sound amazing? Guess what--it's even more awesome than it sounds. I was lucky enough to read an early galley, but review to come from the ARC. With any luck, this thing will be a monster success. It deserves it. ...

    4.5 stars. To round up, or to round down... let's see how my review goes. =) EDIT: I rounded up. :D ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** The Valiant by Lesley Livingston Publisher: Razorbill Publication Date: February 14, 2017 Rating: 5 stars Source: eARC from...

    ?There is only forward. Only tomorrow. No yesterday, no going back. And nothing of value is left behind, so nothing is truly lost.? The Valiant started out slow and frankly was quite boring in the beginning. The amount of development that happened was honestly amazing and I?...

    I enjoyed reading "The Valiant" in a buddy read with my dear friend, Antonia. I was reading Magic Study earlier last week and while the plot was nothing impressive, I still gave it 4 stars because of the characters. I knew that good characters are more important to me than an excit...

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/02/12/... What an amazing surprise this was! Though to be honest, I had no idea what to expect at first, only that from the moment I saw the book description for The Valiant, I knew I had to read it. I make it no sec...

    "I will endure to be burned... to be bound... to be beaten... and to be killed by the sword." This was a promising start to a new series, the fact that it was about the female gladiators of Ancient Rome made it even more interesting. I never knew that such thing ...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the idea of teenage gladiatrix, but beside unique premise, plot-wise this novel didn?t offer anything new. Some parts were okay, others dragged and it took forever to actually get to gladiator fights. However, my biggest complaint is...

    *3.75 This book was overall a ton of fun and super interesting. It takes place in Rome during the reign and Julius Ceasar and it was interesting to see Livingston's take on these historical figures. While I do question the authenticity of these interpretations, it was fun to see Cea...

    This book was perfection and I will find the time to write a proper review, because I need to share everything I felt. ...

    This author has no clue - NO CLUE - of how to build a romantic relationship between her characters. Both times came out of fricken nowhere, and the "main" one was the worst. A handful of conversations and then they're in love? Psshh, oh please. This book has catchy hooks, no doubt ...

    ?Temper passion with control, conviction with cunning.? Rating ~3.5 A promising start to a new series. I received an ARC through Goodreads first to read program. Thank you to Penguin Teen for providing me with a copy. *Review to Come* ...

    I'm not quite sure what I just read...but I both liked and disliked this book. Overall?? Very underwhelmed. Boo. ...

    DNF @ page 150 I have never been so bored in my entire life. Working through 150 pages was torture, but then I skipped ahead to see if it got better, bumped into the plot twist I called from the first page, and decided it was better if I just let it go. The Valiant isn't what I t...

  • Aila
    Jan 30, 2016

    3.5 ...

    4.5 stars. Definitely check out this book if you liked Throne of Glass or An Ember in the Ashes!! It's a really fun YA historical fiction story (very little fantasy) about a group of badass teen female gladiatrices in ancient Rome. Fallon starts out as the fierce warrior daughter of...

    "Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once." -William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar I bloody freaking loved this book! ? The first book in this series/trilogy/dualogy is amazing! Fallon is in training to become one of her fat...

    4.5 stars* I thoroughly enjoyed this! It showed strong female characters in an interesting time period and seemed to be very well researched. Review to come on publication date. *received ARC for review from Indigo* ...

    A spark somewhere deep inside of me flared to life. The tiniest blue flame, with nothing of tinder to catch onto except the delusional hope that I could somehow fight my way back to freedom. Female gladiators fighting in the arena in ancient Rome. It sounds like a myth - a completel...

    So, I love gladiators, and the fact that they were female was pretty awesome! There was a lot of action, and there was some romance which felt odd and out of place. Overall, this book was fun! Full review on my blog https://literarydust.wordpress.com/20... ...

    4.5 stars BADASS GIRL GLADIATORS. Does that sound amazing? Guess what--it's even more awesome than it sounds. I was lucky enough to read an early galley, but review to come from the ARC. With any luck, this thing will be a monster success. It deserves it. ...

    4.5 stars. To round up, or to round down... let's see how my review goes. =) EDIT: I rounded up. :D ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** The Valiant by Lesley Livingston Publisher: Razorbill Publication Date: February 14, 2017 Rating: 5 stars Source: eARC from...

    ?There is only forward. Only tomorrow. No yesterday, no going back. And nothing of value is left behind, so nothing is truly lost.? The Valiant started out slow and frankly was quite boring in the beginning. The amount of development that happened was honestly amazing and I?...

    I enjoyed reading "The Valiant" in a buddy read with my dear friend, Antonia. I was reading Magic Study earlier last week and while the plot was nothing impressive, I still gave it 4 stars because of the characters. I knew that good characters are more important to me than an excit...

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/02/12/... What an amazing surprise this was! Though to be honest, I had no idea what to expect at first, only that from the moment I saw the book description for The Valiant, I knew I had to read it. I make it no sec...

    "I will endure to be burned... to be bound... to be beaten... and to be killed by the sword." This was a promising start to a new series, the fact that it was about the female gladiators of Ancient Rome made it even more interesting. I never knew that such thing ...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the idea of teenage gladiatrix, but beside unique premise, plot-wise this novel didn?t offer anything new. Some parts were okay, others dragged and it took forever to actually get to gladiator fights. However, my biggest complaint is...

    *3.75 This book was overall a ton of fun and super interesting. It takes place in Rome during the reign and Julius Ceasar and it was interesting to see Livingston's take on these historical figures. While I do question the authenticity of these interpretations, it was fun to see Cea...

    This book was perfection and I will find the time to write a proper review, because I need to share everything I felt. ...

    This author has no clue - NO CLUE - of how to build a romantic relationship between her characters. Both times came out of fricken nowhere, and the "main" one was the worst. A handful of conversations and then they're in love? Psshh, oh please. This book has catchy hooks, no doubt ...

    ?Temper passion with control, conviction with cunning.? Rating ~3.5 A promising start to a new series. I received an ARC through Goodreads first to read program. Thank you to Penguin Teen for providing me with a copy. *Review to Come* ...

    I'm not quite sure what I just read...but I both liked and disliked this book. Overall?? Very underwhelmed. Boo. ...

    DNF @ page 150 I have never been so bored in my entire life. Working through 150 pages was torture, but then I skipped ahead to see if it got better, bumped into the plot twist I called from the first page, and decided it was better if I just let it go. The Valiant isn't what I t...

    This looks interesting. Requested from Netgalley, but seeing as how it's Penguin, I'm sure I'll be denied. :/ ...

    *** Review The Valiant on Kati's Bookaholic Rambling Reviews *** http://katisbookaholicramblingreviews... I've been seeing mix reviews about this book but I read a high praising review from a friend of mine on her blog. Which I had to pick it up because me and my friend have simi...

    An uncomplicated read with no surprises, but very enjoyable. I would have liked the story to have had just a bit more substance, but in spite of that I'm rating slightly up for the easy fun factor it provided. I will definitely be reading the next book. ...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 stars The gladiatorial parts of Rome is something that has always deeply fascinated me. There is very little to no historical fiction about it (especially in YA), which is just crazy because it's such an interesting topic. So this story was pretty original seeing ...

    4.5 stars Honestly, this book had it all and the only complaint I have is that I want more. The open yet extremely satisfying ending was definitely a great place to end it though, and I read this basically in one sitting. I just wanted more sisterhood, more romance, more battles... ...

  • Laura
    Feb 06, 2017

    3.5 ...

    4.5 stars. Definitely check out this book if you liked Throne of Glass or An Ember in the Ashes!! It's a really fun YA historical fiction story (very little fantasy) about a group of badass teen female gladiatrices in ancient Rome. Fallon starts out as the fierce warrior daughter of...

    "Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once." -William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar I bloody freaking loved this book! ? The first book in this series/trilogy/dualogy is amazing! Fallon is in training to become one of her fat...

    4.5 stars* I thoroughly enjoyed this! It showed strong female characters in an interesting time period and seemed to be very well researched. Review to come on publication date. *received ARC for review from Indigo* ...

    A spark somewhere deep inside of me flared to life. The tiniest blue flame, with nothing of tinder to catch onto except the delusional hope that I could somehow fight my way back to freedom. Female gladiators fighting in the arena in ancient Rome. It sounds like a myth - a completel...

  • Sadie
    Feb 10, 2017

    3.5 ...

    4.5 stars. Definitely check out this book if you liked Throne of Glass or An Ember in the Ashes!! It's a really fun YA historical fiction story (very little fantasy) about a group of badass teen female gladiatrices in ancient Rome. Fallon starts out as the fierce warrior daughter of...

    "Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once." -William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar I bloody freaking loved this book! ? The first book in this series/trilogy/dualogy is amazing! Fallon is in training to become one of her fat...

    4.5 stars* I thoroughly enjoyed this! It showed strong female characters in an interesting time period and seemed to be very well researched. Review to come on publication date. *received ARC for review from Indigo* ...

    A spark somewhere deep inside of me flared to life. The tiniest blue flame, with nothing of tinder to catch onto except the delusional hope that I could somehow fight my way back to freedom. Female gladiators fighting in the arena in ancient Rome. It sounds like a myth - a completel...

    So, I love gladiators, and the fact that they were female was pretty awesome! There was a lot of action, and there was some romance which felt odd and out of place. Overall, this book was fun! Full review on my blog https://literarydust.wordpress.com/20... ...

    4.5 stars BADASS GIRL GLADIATORS. Does that sound amazing? Guess what--it's even more awesome than it sounds. I was lucky enough to read an early galley, but review to come from the ARC. With any luck, this thing will be a monster success. It deserves it. ...

    4.5 stars. To round up, or to round down... let's see how my review goes. =) EDIT: I rounded up. :D ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** The Valiant by Lesley Livingston Publisher: Razorbill Publication Date: February 14, 2017 Rating: 5 stars Source: eARC from...

    ?There is only forward. Only tomorrow. No yesterday, no going back. And nothing of value is left behind, so nothing is truly lost.? The Valiant started out slow and frankly was quite boring in the beginning. The amount of development that happened was honestly amazing and I?...

    I enjoyed reading "The Valiant" in a buddy read with my dear friend, Antonia. I was reading Magic Study earlier last week and while the plot was nothing impressive, I still gave it 4 stars because of the characters. I knew that good characters are more important to me than an excit...

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/02/12/... What an amazing surprise this was! Though to be honest, I had no idea what to expect at first, only that from the moment I saw the book description for The Valiant, I knew I had to read it. I make it no sec...

    "I will endure to be burned... to be bound... to be beaten... and to be killed by the sword." This was a promising start to a new series, the fact that it was about the female gladiators of Ancient Rome made it even more interesting. I never knew that such thing ...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the idea of teenage gladiatrix, but beside unique premise, plot-wise this novel didn?t offer anything new. Some parts were okay, others dragged and it took forever to actually get to gladiator fights. However, my biggest complaint is...

    *3.75 This book was overall a ton of fun and super interesting. It takes place in Rome during the reign and Julius Ceasar and it was interesting to see Livingston's take on these historical figures. While I do question the authenticity of these interpretations, it was fun to see Cea...

    This book was perfection and I will find the time to write a proper review, because I need to share everything I felt. ...

    This author has no clue - NO CLUE - of how to build a romantic relationship between her characters. Both times came out of fricken nowhere, and the "main" one was the worst. A handful of conversations and then they're in love? Psshh, oh please. This book has catchy hooks, no doubt ...

    ?Temper passion with control, conviction with cunning.? Rating ~3.5 A promising start to a new series. I received an ARC through Goodreads first to read program. Thank you to Penguin Teen for providing me with a copy. *Review to Come* ...

    I'm not quite sure what I just read...but I both liked and disliked this book. Overall?? Very underwhelmed. Boo. ...

    DNF @ page 150 I have never been so bored in my entire life. Working through 150 pages was torture, but then I skipped ahead to see if it got better, bumped into the plot twist I called from the first page, and decided it was better if I just let it go. The Valiant isn't what I t...

    This looks interesting. Requested from Netgalley, but seeing as how it's Penguin, I'm sure I'll be denied. :/ ...

    *** Review The Valiant on Kati's Bookaholic Rambling Reviews *** http://katisbookaholicramblingreviews... I've been seeing mix reviews about this book but I read a high praising review from a friend of mine on her blog. Which I had to pick it up because me and my friend have simi...

    An uncomplicated read with no surprises, but very enjoyable. I would have liked the story to have had just a bit more substance, but in spite of that I'm rating slightly up for the easy fun factor it provided. I will definitely be reading the next book. ...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 stars The gladiatorial parts of Rome is something that has always deeply fascinated me. There is very little to no historical fiction about it (especially in YA), which is just crazy because it's such an interesting topic. So this story was pretty original seeing ...

    4.5 stars Honestly, this book had it all and the only complaint I have is that I want more. The open yet extremely satisfying ending was definitely a great place to end it though, and I read this basically in one sitting. I just wanted more sisterhood, more romance, more battles... ...

    Words cannot express how freaking much I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!! Easily will be one of my favorite reads this year, and possibly of all time. I loved it so much that I emailed Lesley just to tell her. I can NOT wait for people to get this book in their hands!!! ADD THIS TO YOUR TBR LIST RIG...

    Loved the premise. Loved the girl power. The actual story turned out to fall a bit flat compared to the hype that surrounded the book. The big twist was easy to guess because of obvious clues which was really disappointing. It took a while to actually get to the gladiators, and the...

    4.5 stars Let me just start by saying that I loved pretty much everything about this story. I had high, high hopes because of some of the raves I had seen floating around, and it truly didn?t disappoint. Fallon lives in the shadow of her older sister Sorcha who died in battle a...

    Well, that was totally bad ass. I didn't love the start of this--in fact, this is by no means a perfect book, but it is bloody and breakneck and high stakes-y (so a word) and blockbuster-y (so also a word), and from the moment Fallon is captured I was hooked. I want this as a TV sho...

    *i received this arc in exchange for an honest review* I will probably be adding to this once my brain stops with excitement over this book, so moving on with the review! Okay okay okay. I don't usually like to give out five star ratings (because let's face it, not every book is...

  • Candace Robinson
    Feb 05, 2017

    3.5 ...

    4.5 stars. Definitely check out this book if you liked Throne of Glass or An Ember in the Ashes!! It's a really fun YA historical fiction story (very little fantasy) about a group of badass teen female gladiatrices in ancient Rome. Fallon starts out as the fierce warrior daughter of...

    "Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once." -William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar I bloody freaking loved this book! ? The first book in this series/trilogy/dualogy is amazing! Fallon is in training to become one of her fat...

    4.5 stars* I thoroughly enjoyed this! It showed strong female characters in an interesting time period and seemed to be very well researched. Review to come on publication date. *received ARC for review from Indigo* ...

    A spark somewhere deep inside of me flared to life. The tiniest blue flame, with nothing of tinder to catch onto except the delusional hope that I could somehow fight my way back to freedom. Female gladiators fighting in the arena in ancient Rome. It sounds like a myth - a completel...

    So, I love gladiators, and the fact that they were female was pretty awesome! There was a lot of action, and there was some romance which felt odd and out of place. Overall, this book was fun! Full review on my blog https://literarydust.wordpress.com/20... ...

  • Jill
    Mar 13, 2017

    3.5 ...

    4.5 stars. Definitely check out this book if you liked Throne of Glass or An Ember in the Ashes!! It's a really fun YA historical fiction story (very little fantasy) about a group of badass teen female gladiatrices in ancient Rome. Fallon starts out as the fierce warrior daughter of...

    "Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once." -William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar I bloody freaking loved this book! ? The first book in this series/trilogy/dualogy is amazing! Fallon is in training to become one of her fat...

    4.5 stars* I thoroughly enjoyed this! It showed strong female characters in an interesting time period and seemed to be very well researched. Review to come on publication date. *received ARC for review from Indigo* ...

    A spark somewhere deep inside of me flared to life. The tiniest blue flame, with nothing of tinder to catch onto except the delusional hope that I could somehow fight my way back to freedom. Female gladiators fighting in the arena in ancient Rome. It sounds like a myth - a completel...

    So, I love gladiators, and the fact that they were female was pretty awesome! There was a lot of action, and there was some romance which felt odd and out of place. Overall, this book was fun! Full review on my blog https://literarydust.wordpress.com/20... ...

    4.5 stars BADASS GIRL GLADIATORS. Does that sound amazing? Guess what--it's even more awesome than it sounds. I was lucky enough to read an early galley, but review to come from the ARC. With any luck, this thing will be a monster success. It deserves it. ...

    4.5 stars. To round up, or to round down... let's see how my review goes. =) EDIT: I rounded up. :D ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** The Valiant by Lesley Livingston Publisher: Razorbill Publication Date: February 14, 2017 Rating: 5 stars Source: eARC from...

    ?There is only forward. Only tomorrow. No yesterday, no going back. And nothing of value is left behind, so nothing is truly lost.? The Valiant started out slow and frankly was quite boring in the beginning. The amount of development that happened was honestly amazing and I?...

    I enjoyed reading "The Valiant" in a buddy read with my dear friend, Antonia. I was reading Magic Study earlier last week and while the plot was nothing impressive, I still gave it 4 stars because of the characters. I knew that good characters are more important to me than an excit...

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/02/12/... What an amazing surprise this was! Though to be honest, I had no idea what to expect at first, only that from the moment I saw the book description for The Valiant, I knew I had to read it. I make it no sec...

    "I will endure to be burned... to be bound... to be beaten... and to be killed by the sword." This was a promising start to a new series, the fact that it was about the female gladiators of Ancient Rome made it even more interesting. I never knew that such thing ...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the idea of teenage gladiatrix, but beside unique premise, plot-wise this novel didn?t offer anything new. Some parts were okay, others dragged and it took forever to actually get to gladiator fights. However, my biggest complaint is...

    *3.75 This book was overall a ton of fun and super interesting. It takes place in Rome during the reign and Julius Ceasar and it was interesting to see Livingston's take on these historical figures. While I do question the authenticity of these interpretations, it was fun to see Cea...

  • Nicole
    Feb 12, 2017

    3.5 ...

    4.5 stars. Definitely check out this book if you liked Throne of Glass or An Ember in the Ashes!! It's a really fun YA historical fiction story (very little fantasy) about a group of badass teen female gladiatrices in ancient Rome. Fallon starts out as the fierce warrior daughter of...

    "Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once." -William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar I bloody freaking loved this book! ? The first book in this series/trilogy/dualogy is amazing! Fallon is in training to become one of her fat...

    4.5 stars* I thoroughly enjoyed this! It showed strong female characters in an interesting time period and seemed to be very well researched. Review to come on publication date. *received ARC for review from Indigo* ...

    A spark somewhere deep inside of me flared to life. The tiniest blue flame, with nothing of tinder to catch onto except the delusional hope that I could somehow fight my way back to freedom. Female gladiators fighting in the arena in ancient Rome. It sounds like a myth - a completel...

    So, I love gladiators, and the fact that they were female was pretty awesome! There was a lot of action, and there was some romance which felt odd and out of place. Overall, this book was fun! Full review on my blog https://literarydust.wordpress.com/20... ...

    4.5 stars BADASS GIRL GLADIATORS. Does that sound amazing? Guess what--it's even more awesome than it sounds. I was lucky enough to read an early galley, but review to come from the ARC. With any luck, this thing will be a monster success. It deserves it. ...

    4.5 stars. To round up, or to round down... let's see how my review goes. =) EDIT: I rounded up. :D ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** The Valiant by Lesley Livingston Publisher: Razorbill Publication Date: February 14, 2017 Rating: 5 stars Source: eARC from...

    ?There is only forward. Only tomorrow. No yesterday, no going back. And nothing of value is left behind, so nothing is truly lost.? The Valiant started out slow and frankly was quite boring in the beginning. The amount of development that happened was honestly amazing and I?...

    I enjoyed reading "The Valiant" in a buddy read with my dear friend, Antonia. I was reading Magic Study earlier last week and while the plot was nothing impressive, I still gave it 4 stars because of the characters. I knew that good characters are more important to me than an excit...

  • Coreen  (AsThePlotThickens)
    Mar 11, 2017

    3.5 ...

    4.5 stars. Definitely check out this book if you liked Throne of Glass or An Ember in the Ashes!! It's a really fun YA historical fiction story (very little fantasy) about a group of badass teen female gladiatrices in ancient Rome. Fallon starts out as the fierce warrior daughter of...

    "Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once." -William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar I bloody freaking loved this book! ? The first book in this series/trilogy/dualogy is amazing! Fallon is in training to become one of her fat...

    4.5 stars* I thoroughly enjoyed this! It showed strong female characters in an interesting time period and seemed to be very well researched. Review to come on publication date. *received ARC for review from Indigo* ...

    A spark somewhere deep inside of me flared to life. The tiniest blue flame, with nothing of tinder to catch onto except the delusional hope that I could somehow fight my way back to freedom. Female gladiators fighting in the arena in ancient Rome. It sounds like a myth - a completel...

    So, I love gladiators, and the fact that they were female was pretty awesome! There was a lot of action, and there was some romance which felt odd and out of place. Overall, this book was fun! Full review on my blog https://literarydust.wordpress.com/20... ...

    4.5 stars BADASS GIRL GLADIATORS. Does that sound amazing? Guess what--it's even more awesome than it sounds. I was lucky enough to read an early galley, but review to come from the ARC. With any luck, this thing will be a monster success. It deserves it. ...

    4.5 stars. To round up, or to round down... let's see how my review goes. =) EDIT: I rounded up. :D ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** The Valiant by Lesley Livingston Publisher: Razorbill Publication Date: February 14, 2017 Rating: 5 stars Source: eARC from...

    ?There is only forward. Only tomorrow. No yesterday, no going back. And nothing of value is left behind, so nothing is truly lost.? The Valiant started out slow and frankly was quite boring in the beginning. The amount of development that happened was honestly amazing and I?...

    I enjoyed reading "The Valiant" in a buddy read with my dear friend, Antonia. I was reading Magic Study earlier last week and while the plot was nothing impressive, I still gave it 4 stars because of the characters. I knew that good characters are more important to me than an excit...

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/02/12/... What an amazing surprise this was! Though to be honest, I had no idea what to expect at first, only that from the moment I saw the book description for The Valiant, I knew I had to read it. I make it no sec...

    "I will endure to be burned... to be bound... to be beaten... and to be killed by the sword." This was a promising start to a new series, the fact that it was about the female gladiators of Ancient Rome made it even more interesting. I never knew that such thing ...

  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Oct 18, 2016

    3.5 ...

    4.5 stars. Definitely check out this book if you liked Throne of Glass or An Ember in the Ashes!! It's a really fun YA historical fiction story (very little fantasy) about a group of badass teen female gladiatrices in ancient Rome. Fallon starts out as the fierce warrior daughter of...

  • sreeja
    May 18, 2017

    3.5 ...

    4.5 stars. Definitely check out this book if you liked Throne of Glass or An Ember in the Ashes!! It's a really fun YA historical fiction story (very little fantasy) about a group of badass teen female gladiatrices in ancient Rome. Fallon starts out as the fierce warrior daughter of...

    "Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once." -William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar I bloody freaking loved this book! ? The first book in this series/trilogy/dualogy is amazing! Fallon is in training to become one of her fat...

    4.5 stars* I thoroughly enjoyed this! It showed strong female characters in an interesting time period and seemed to be very well researched. Review to come on publication date. *received ARC for review from Indigo* ...

    A spark somewhere deep inside of me flared to life. The tiniest blue flame, with nothing of tinder to catch onto except the delusional hope that I could somehow fight my way back to freedom. Female gladiators fighting in the arena in ancient Rome. It sounds like a myth - a completel...

    So, I love gladiators, and the fact that they were female was pretty awesome! There was a lot of action, and there was some romance which felt odd and out of place. Overall, this book was fun! Full review on my blog https://literarydust.wordpress.com/20... ...

    4.5 stars BADASS GIRL GLADIATORS. Does that sound amazing? Guess what--it's even more awesome than it sounds. I was lucky enough to read an early galley, but review to come from the ARC. With any luck, this thing will be a monster success. It deserves it. ...

    4.5 stars. To round up, or to round down... let's see how my review goes. =) EDIT: I rounded up. :D ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** The Valiant by Lesley Livingston Publisher: Razorbill Publication Date: February 14, 2017 Rating: 5 stars Source: eARC from...

    ?There is only forward. Only tomorrow. No yesterday, no going back. And nothing of value is left behind, so nothing is truly lost.? The Valiant started out slow and frankly was quite boring in the beginning. The amount of development that happened was honestly amazing and I?...

  • Sailor
    Mar 04, 2017

    3.5 ...

    4.5 stars. Definitely check out this book if you liked Throne of Glass or An Ember in the Ashes!! It's a really fun YA historical fiction story (very little fantasy) about a group of badass teen female gladiatrices in ancient Rome. Fallon starts out as the fierce warrior daughter of...

    "Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once." -William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar I bloody freaking loved this book! ? The first book in this series/trilogy/dualogy is amazing! Fallon is in training to become one of her fat...

    4.5 stars* I thoroughly enjoyed this! It showed strong female characters in an interesting time period and seemed to be very well researched. Review to come on publication date. *received ARC for review from Indigo* ...

    A spark somewhere deep inside of me flared to life. The tiniest blue flame, with nothing of tinder to catch onto except the delusional hope that I could somehow fight my way back to freedom. Female gladiators fighting in the arena in ancient Rome. It sounds like a myth - a completel...

    So, I love gladiators, and the fact that they were female was pretty awesome! There was a lot of action, and there was some romance which felt odd and out of place. Overall, this book was fun! Full review on my blog https://literarydust.wordpress.com/20... ...

    4.5 stars BADASS GIRL GLADIATORS. Does that sound amazing? Guess what--it's even more awesome than it sounds. I was lucky enough to read an early galley, but review to come from the ARC. With any luck, this thing will be a monster success. It deserves it. ...

    4.5 stars. To round up, or to round down... let's see how my review goes. =) EDIT: I rounded up. :D ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** The Valiant by Lesley Livingston Publisher: Razorbill Publication Date: February 14, 2017 Rating: 5 stars Source: eARC from...

    ?There is only forward. Only tomorrow. No yesterday, no going back. And nothing of value is left behind, so nothing is truly lost.? The Valiant started out slow and frankly was quite boring in the beginning. The amount of development that happened was honestly amazing and I?...

    I enjoyed reading "The Valiant" in a buddy read with my dear friend, Antonia. I was reading Magic Study earlier last week and while the plot was nothing impressive, I still gave it 4 stars because of the characters. I knew that good characters are more important to me than an excit...

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/02/12/... What an amazing surprise this was! Though to be honest, I had no idea what to expect at first, only that from the moment I saw the book description for The Valiant, I knew I had to read it. I make it no sec...

    "I will endure to be burned... to be bound... to be beaten... and to be killed by the sword." This was a promising start to a new series, the fact that it was about the female gladiators of Ancient Rome made it even more interesting. I never knew that such thing ...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the idea of teenage gladiatrix, but beside unique premise, plot-wise this novel didn?t offer anything new. Some parts were okay, others dragged and it took forever to actually get to gladiator fights. However, my biggest complaint is...

    *3.75 This book was overall a ton of fun and super interesting. It takes place in Rome during the reign and Julius Ceasar and it was interesting to see Livingston's take on these historical figures. While I do question the authenticity of these interpretations, it was fun to see Cea...

    This book was perfection and I will find the time to write a proper review, because I need to share everything I felt. ...

    This author has no clue - NO CLUE - of how to build a romantic relationship between her characters. Both times came out of fricken nowhere, and the "main" one was the worst. A handful of conversations and then they're in love? Psshh, oh please. This book has catchy hooks, no doubt ...

    ?Temper passion with control, conviction with cunning.? Rating ~3.5 A promising start to a new series. I received an ARC through Goodreads first to read program. Thank you to Penguin Teen for providing me with a copy. *Review to Come* ...

    I'm not quite sure what I just read...but I both liked and disliked this book. Overall?? Very underwhelmed. Boo. ...

    DNF @ page 150 I have never been so bored in my entire life. Working through 150 pages was torture, but then I skipped ahead to see if it got better, bumped into the plot twist I called from the first page, and decided it was better if I just let it go. The Valiant isn't what I t...

    This looks interesting. Requested from Netgalley, but seeing as how it's Penguin, I'm sure I'll be denied. :/ ...

    *** Review The Valiant on Kati's Bookaholic Rambling Reviews *** http://katisbookaholicramblingreviews... I've been seeing mix reviews about this book but I read a high praising review from a friend of mine on her blog. Which I had to pick it up because me and my friend have simi...

    An uncomplicated read with no surprises, but very enjoyable. I would have liked the story to have had just a bit more substance, but in spite of that I'm rating slightly up for the easy fun factor it provided. I will definitely be reading the next book. ...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 stars The gladiatorial parts of Rome is something that has always deeply fascinated me. There is very little to no historical fiction about it (especially in YA), which is just crazy because it's such an interesting topic. So this story was pretty original seeing ...

  •  ⚔ Sh3lly - Cranky Crone of Rabid Hedgehogs and Fire Breathing Kittens ⚔
    Jan 06, 2017

    3.5 ...

    4.5 stars. Definitely check out this book if you liked Throne of Glass or An Ember in the Ashes!! It's a really fun YA historical fiction story (very little fantasy) about a group of badass teen female gladiatrices in ancient Rome. Fallon starts out as the fierce warrior daughter of...

    "Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once." -William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar I bloody freaking loved this book! ? The first book in this series/trilogy/dualogy is amazing! Fallon is in training to become one of her fat...

    4.5 stars* I thoroughly enjoyed this! It showed strong female characters in an interesting time period and seemed to be very well researched. Review to come on publication date. *received ARC for review from Indigo* ...

    A spark somewhere deep inside of me flared to life. The tiniest blue flame, with nothing of tinder to catch onto except the delusional hope that I could somehow fight my way back to freedom. Female gladiators fighting in the arena in ancient Rome. It sounds like a myth - a completel...

    So, I love gladiators, and the fact that they were female was pretty awesome! There was a lot of action, and there was some romance which felt odd and out of place. Overall, this book was fun! Full review on my blog https://literarydust.wordpress.com/20... ...

    4.5 stars BADASS GIRL GLADIATORS. Does that sound amazing? Guess what--it's even more awesome than it sounds. I was lucky enough to read an early galley, but review to come from the ARC. With any luck, this thing will be a monster success. It deserves it. ...

    4.5 stars. To round up, or to round down... let's see how my review goes. =) EDIT: I rounded up. :D ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** The Valiant by Lesley Livingston Publisher: Razorbill Publication Date: February 14, 2017 Rating: 5 stars Source: eARC from...

    ?There is only forward. Only tomorrow. No yesterday, no going back. And nothing of value is left behind, so nothing is truly lost.? The Valiant started out slow and frankly was quite boring in the beginning. The amount of development that happened was honestly amazing and I?...

    I enjoyed reading "The Valiant" in a buddy read with my dear friend, Antonia. I was reading Magic Study earlier last week and while the plot was nothing impressive, I still gave it 4 stars because of the characters. I knew that good characters are more important to me than an excit...

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/02/12/... What an amazing surprise this was! Though to be honest, I had no idea what to expect at first, only that from the moment I saw the book description for The Valiant, I knew I had to read it. I make it no sec...

    "I will endure to be burned... to be bound... to be beaten... and to be killed by the sword." This was a promising start to a new series, the fact that it was about the female gladiators of Ancient Rome made it even more interesting. I never knew that such thing ...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the idea of teenage gladiatrix, but beside unique premise, plot-wise this novel didn?t offer anything new. Some parts were okay, others dragged and it took forever to actually get to gladiator fights. However, my biggest complaint is...

    *3.75 This book was overall a ton of fun and super interesting. It takes place in Rome during the reign and Julius Ceasar and it was interesting to see Livingston's take on these historical figures. While I do question the authenticity of these interpretations, it was fun to see Cea...

    This book was perfection and I will find the time to write a proper review, because I need to share everything I felt. ...

    This author has no clue - NO CLUE - of how to build a romantic relationship between her characters. Both times came out of fricken nowhere, and the "main" one was the worst. A handful of conversations and then they're in love? Psshh, oh please. This book has catchy hooks, no doubt ...

    ?Temper passion with control, conviction with cunning.? Rating ~3.5 A promising start to a new series. I received an ARC through Goodreads first to read program. Thank you to Penguin Teen for providing me with a copy. *Review to Come* ...

    I'm not quite sure what I just read...but I both liked and disliked this book. Overall?? Very underwhelmed. Boo. ...

    DNF @ page 150 I have never been so bored in my entire life. Working through 150 pages was torture, but then I skipped ahead to see if it got better, bumped into the plot twist I called from the first page, and decided it was better if I just let it go. The Valiant isn't what I t...

    This looks interesting. Requested from Netgalley, but seeing as how it's Penguin, I'm sure I'll be denied. :/ ...