Ruled

Ruled The bracelet sits in his pocket patiently waiting to be slipped around Gaia s wrist Leon needs to see her again He finds out that Gaia is delivering a baby in the village and he makes the trip to vi

The bracelet sits in his pocket, patiently waiting to be slipped around Gaia s wrist Leon needs to see her again He finds out that Gaia is delivering a baby in the village, and he makes the trip to visit the sixteen year old midwife only to find that the birth is not going too well The bracelet and what it means to the both of them will have to wait.This short story takThe bracelet sits in his pocket, patiently waiting to be slipped around Gaia s wrist Leon needs to see her again He finds out that Gaia is delivering a baby in the village, and he makes the trip to visit the sixteen year old midwife only to find that the birth is not going too well The bracelet and what it means to the both of them will have to wait.This short story takes place during the time between the second book in the Birthmarked trilogy Prized and the final book Promised and offers a rare glimpse into the mind and heart of Leon Grey.

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  1. Caragh M O Brien is the author of the BIRTHMARKED trilogy and THE VAULT OF DREAMERS series, both from Macmillan Roaring Brook Press Born in St Paul, Minnesota, Ms O Brien was educated at Williams College and earned her MA from Johns Hopkins University She recently resigned from teaching high school English in order to write young adult novels For information, visit caraghobrien.

363 Reply to “Ruled”


  1. Ruled is a short story set between Prized and Promised It s told from Leon s point of view And I adore Leon I m still upset about the second book in this series Prized But I did love the first one, Birthmarked Disliked Prized because of stupid love triangles, like all books have these days But still Super excited for book three, which I m starting today Anyway Time for my review of Ruled Won t be very long, since the short story isn t that long.I m not sure how to feel about this short story I l [...]







  2. 2.5 stars Hmmm This novella was kind of weirdFirst of all, it took me a while to remember which brother Peter was And once I did, the whole scene with Peter and Leon was just odd and misplaced I didn t get the feeling that they were pals, but it didn t really seem like they were rivals either.It was kind of cool that we got to watch a quick scene with a childbirth, considering what Gaia does But Adele s reaction to Leon was also a little strange, and I couldn t tell if it was because she was del [...]


  3. This brief interlude in between books two and three of the Birthmarked trilogy gives insight into Leon s desire to be accepted by the people of Sylum, and the continual frustration that he is not We also see his longing to elicit Gaia s commitment to their relationship, and his efforts to be patient with her and with himself In this brief episode nothing is achieved toward either goal, yet neither is anything lost It does help us to understand Leon better, and gives some perspective to his seemi [...]




  4. This review is of the trilogy as a whole as well as per book short story Enjoy I went into this series expecting the same old drivel we have come to know as YA dystopian fiction, happily I was surprised The themes in this story are quite on point when we speak about people s rights bridging this topic across gender rights, to parental rights to caste systems These are the themes that really gripped me They were extremely well developed, much so than one would expect in YA fiction.The first part [...]


  5. So Ruled is the short story that takes place between the second and third book of Birthmarked It is told in Leon s perspective and gives you an inside look on his head as he is conflicted about Gaia He is feeling uncertain and unsure of her feelings for him He does not need to be afraid, I suppose it s impossible to stop when you love someone you can t help it at all really.It is very sweet I have issues with the shortness of it I mean if you re going to make a book from the love interest of the [...]


  6. Much too short for my liking, but it was a good way to reacquaint myself with the characters before I start book 3.


  7. I loved this little story between the books It gave a little depth to Gaia and Leon s relationship, and kind of let us know how things were between them during the years before their journey to New Sylum I also enjoy a good birth story, so loved that it took place at a birth.


  8. Pour la seconde fois, l auteure propose une mini nouvelle qui se d roule entre deux tomes afin de nous permettre d entrevoir un rare aper ut des pens es et des sentiments de Leon Grey Une fois encore, dans Bannie l histoire tant du point de vue de Gaia, certaines choses sont gard es sous silence et elle ne comprend pas tous les sous entendus des actions du jeune homme Ruled est l en partie pour corriger cela.Leon s est endurcit, les choix de Gaia ainsi que les siens les ont loign s l un de l aut [...]


  9. I wouldn t recommend reading TORTURED before you ve read BIRTHMARKED, which is the first book in Caragh M O Brien s trilogy If you haven t read BIRTHMARKED, check out my review here TORTURED is a novella, Book 1.5, and features a scene that takes place between BIRTHMARKED and PRIZED O Brien s other novella, RULED, is Book 2.5, and I personally wouldn t read it until at least halfway through the final book in the trilogy, PROMISED I started reading it earlier and had an element spoiled that I wis [...]


  10. Hilarious This book one short chapter started out with the two boys that form the love triangle with main character Gaia and as in Twilight when they re alone without the girl they fight over COMEDY GOLD ensues The plot didn t progress, but it was a really funny glimpse into the minds of the characters we ve only seen through Gaia s eyes so far.Having the same trouble I had at the end of Prized, when the triangle began to resolve solidly into a duo the favored beau Leon is very intent that Gaia [...]


  11. First, if you haven t reador , you must It is a dystopian story The societies in these two books are twisted, but what sets these books apart is the quiet stream of emotion that weaves around the story Gaia is not your typical kick ass heroine She doesn t fight with her fists, but rather by the strength of her convictions that gives her purpose and makes her brave and strong This short is book 2.5 Here we get the POV of Leon Gray after living through the drama of Promised This story reveals the [...]


  12. Ruled ist eine Kurzgeschichte, die zwischen dem zweiten und dritten Band der Birthmarked Trilogie spielt Auf kann man sie als kostenloses Kindle Buch herunterladen, in Deutschland leider nicht Aber er Verlag hat sich auf seiner Internetseite zum Nachlesen.Die Geschichte spielt 2 Spiele bevor die Bewohner von Sylum ausziehen wollen, um eine neue Zukunft in der Enklave zu beginnen Wirklich viel passiert in dieser Geschichte nicht Gaia arbeitet als Hebamme und Leon liebt sie noch immer Jedesmal, w [...]


  13. I think it s just that I ve grown out of this series When I read the first one back in November of 11 I absolutely loved it, but back in May when I read the second I just well, I couldn t stand it really I didn t like novella 1.5 either, and this one did nothing for me either I have the third one checked out from the library I put it on hold immediately when I saw they had ordered it, since I still want to know how O Brien ends it all, even if I don t think I ll like it , so I sort of felt obli [...]


  14. Ruled is yet another short novella, presumably written between books to keep interest in the series In this one, Leon sneaks away from supervising the crims to see Gaia, who is out on the island tending to a childbirth He runs into Chardo Peter, a former rival for Gaia s affections, who helps him reach the island Leon helps with the childbirth, andat s about it.Honestly, there s not much here, and what is here is totally superfluous It doesn t add to the series at all The interaction between Pet [...]


  15. This is so much better than the other one But oh em gee My heart is bleeding It s breaking for Leon I just cant How can you break my heart with just few words The longing is there The love The want Haaaaay Can you just get married HahahahaAt least they ate together now The really are now, I guess Gaia just cant give in just yet on marriage, i guess we all understand it But Leon my heart aches for you


  16. This was perfect for what it is It shows a part you know from the previous book is due to take place but didn t expect to see, the birth of the Bachsdatter baby It is told from Leon s point which is interesting without losing anything I easily remembered the characters, setting and storyline but it is so well written that you could read this without knowing the previous books and still enjoy it It also manages to add a little something that may be relevant for the next book.


  17. This book didn t really seem to fit with the rest of the books in the series for me Yes it was nice to see a bit of Leon s perspective but something about the story just felt off to me That said, I did still enjoy having a little taste of the storyline to tide me over until I could read book 3.


  18. It was awkward for me to read this because it took me a while to remember where this story was going and who the characters were And I really liked the books before this, so I was surprised with how little I actually recalled I have been awaiting Promised, and I finally have it, so hopefully it will do a better job of bringing me back up to speed.


  19. Another novella in the Birthmarked series This one is a look into Leon s feelings for Gaia and the magic of childbirth Just like the the 1.5 novella Tortured, this short story is from Leon s point if view It s a great and simple look at the effort involved in being a midwife from a male point of view.


  20. 4.5 Definitely one of the better novellas I ve read Unlike Tortured, 1.5, I felt this novella had purpose and I really enjoyed it It shows just how strong of a woman Gaia is as we are seeing her from another s eyes This had some emotional grab and I felt it was overall just a really well done novella.


  21. I loved this little peek into Leon s mind I have rooted for him the entire series and was a little nervous in Promised, I wont give anything away in case you havent read it but I did not want him to turn out bad I m glad I read book three, before this story, so I could struggle with his character, like Gaia had too, but I would still have a huge crush either way I love a bad boy


  22. I loved this short story Giving an insight into Leon and Gaia s relationship This trilogy is one of my favourites I really enjoy Caragh O Brien s writing style and this world she has created Her characters are realistic and naturally flawed I feel that s what makes them stronger I can t wait to read of O Brien s books


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