Review: “Inherited” by Freedom Matthews [CC]
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Review: “Inherited” by Freedom Matthews [CC]

I know my hair doesn’t look the best that it could. But I just filmed a video wearing a hat and it’s too warm. So you’re gonna have to deal with all of this. As you can tell by the title of this video, I’m going to be talking about Inherited by freedom Matthews. I don’t know if it will show you the cover well enough on my kindle. This is sent to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I met Freedom Matthews at the Gabriel And The Swallows event for OfTomes Publishing down in London. I will link that video down below. Freedom Matthews was just the loveliest person ever to talk to. But it was really hard at the time to talk to her about her book because she was sworn to secrecy. The joke’s on you, Freedom, because I got an advanced copy, and I’ve read it now. Ha! She already knows that because I live-tweeted her the whole time. I was reading it. There will be no spoilers in this video because the book itself is not out until 12th July. At the centre of this story is a curse called “the curse of the eight” and this curse basically means that you are forbidden to love. If, for example, you fell in love and you told that particular person you loved them, they would die. The story starts with five of the eight on this pirate ship called The wilted Rose. This ship has the ability to steer itself where it needs to go. So this ship basically takes the people on board to the next heir and so on and so forth until all of them are on the ship. The people known as the heirs, who are the people who are cursed, have a branding on their arm which is how they are identified. The protagonist of the story, Lenny, lives on the wilted Rose, she is the only female out of all of them which makes for an interesting dynamic. Their aim is to gather all of the eight heirs to this curse and track down the sorceress who placed it on their parents and try to convince her to lift it because the curse was originally placed on their parents, but their parents never got rid of it. So it got passed down on to the children. Their thinking is that the curse should be lifted from them because it wasn’t their fault in the first place. One day, the ship pulls them into port and on board steps a boy called Nathaniel. That’s all I can really say without spoiling the plot because the beauty really is in the discovery with this one. As you’ve probably guessed there are pirates in this book, and I love me some pirates and there are not enough books about pirates. Which is why when Benjaminoftomes,who runs this publishing company, told me at the event that this was about pirates and all of the details of it, I knew I was going to want to pick this up. It was driving me insane having to wait until the release date for it. But thankfully I got an advance copy of it. So I didn’t have to wait. What I really like about this story is that most of it takes place on a ship because they leave port on this ship and they don’t know how long it’s going to be before they reach land again, because the ship is steering itself. It could be a few days, it could be weeks, it could be months before they see land again. So in a sense, they’re kind of forced into having conversations together. My favorite scene in this book is when they’re all sat talking about the moment when they got the brand on their arm, which marked them as one of the eight. It just gave all of the characters a lot more depth to them and you could sympathize with the characters. It just made them more real and believable and centered you a lot more in this world. My favorite character out of all of them is a particular witch. Though I can’t go into much detail without spoiling it. But Freedom is watching this. She knows who I’m talking about. She had to put up with like three days of me just constantly tweeting her about this book. So she knows exactly what I’m talking about. Now that I have read this I can compare what I’d read from Into The Forest, which is a prequel Ebook to this. I didn’t like it as much as I did this one, and I found out from Xina’s review, XinaHailey, I will link her down below where she did a review of Inherited. I believe and she talked about how there are little references that you pick up in this book that you wouldn’t have done had you not read Into The Forest. I wouldn’t say that is completely necessary to read it. It’s just good if you want to get more of the kind of fairy aspects of the world. This book was so damn good. And it’s one of those books that I wish I could wipe my memory so that I could relive it again for the first time. But I guess since I can’t do that, the joy that I can get from it is that I can reread it however many times I want and I will be able to pick up different things that I didn’t pick up the first time reading. It’s so good and I wish I was a pirate on this ship. But not a cursed pirate. This book is out on E-book and physical form on 12th July. And I believe it’s available to pre-order now. I will try and find some links that I can put down below for you. That’s all I really have to say for this video without spoiling anything. So I will see you soon for a new video. Bye!

2 thoughts on “Review: “Inherited” by Freedom Matthews [CC]

  1. So dang happy you enjoyed it, Charlotte! I adore that you want to be a non-cursed pirate… 😉 Thank you for this wonderful video and review! 💕

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