BOOK REVIEW | FIRE FALLING BY ELISE KOVA

Title: Fire Falling26047438

Author: Elise Kova

Series Number: 2

Publication Date: November 19, 2015

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance

Where I received the book: I got this ebook from the Apple bookstore.

Star rating: ★★★★

A summary: Soldier… Sorcerer… Savior… Who is Vhalla Yarl?

Vhalla Yarl marches to war as property of the Solaris Empire. The Emperor counts on her to bring victory, the Senate counts on her death, and the only thing Vhalla can count on is the fight of her life. As she grapples with the ghosts of her past, new challenges in the present threaten to shatter the remnants of her fragile sanity. Will she maintain her humanity? Or will she truly become the Empire’s monster?

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MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASES OF 2016

The end of 2015 is upon us, and that means new 2016 books! These books are my most anticipated books of 2016. There are many other 2016 releases that I can’t wait for, but I’ll keep this list shorter by only putting in my top 10. They’re in no particular order, I literally just compiled a list. I’d love it if you commented your most anticipated reads in the comments!

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BOOK REVIEW | PASSENGER, ALEXANDRA BRACKEN

Title: Passenger20983362

Author: Alexandra Bracken

Series Number: 1

Publication Date: January 5, 2016 by Disney-Hyperion

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, SciFi

Where I received the book: I got this eARC from publishers through NetGalley (thank you!!).

Star rating: ★★☆☆☆

A summary: 

passage, n.
i. A brief section of music composed of a series of notes and flourishes.
ii. A journey by water; a voyage.
iii. The transition from one place to another, across space and time.

In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles but years from home. And she’s inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she’s never heard of. Until now.

Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods—a powerful family in the colonies—and the servitude he’s known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can’t escape and the family that won’t let him go so easily. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta, Nicholas’ passenger, can find. In order to protect her, he must ensure she brings it back to them— whether she wants to or not.

Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the traveler who will do anything to keep the object out of the Ironwoods’ grasp. But as they get closer to the truth of their search, and the deadly game the Ironwoods are play­ing, treacherous forces threaten to sep­arate Etta not only from Nicholas but from her path home . . . forever

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BOOK REVIEW | AIR AWAKENS BY ELISE KOVA

Title: Air Awakens23127048

Author: Elise Kova

Series Number: 1

Publication Date: August 27, 2015

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance

Where I received the book: I got this ebook from the Apple bookstore.

Star rating: ★★★★

A summary: A library apprentice, a sorcerer prince, and an unbreakable magic bond…

The Solaris Empire is one conquest away from uniting the continent, and the rare elemental magic sleeping in seventeen-year-old library apprentice Vhalla Yarl could shift the tides of war.

Vhalla has always been taught to fear the Tower of Sorcerers, a mysterious magic society, and has been happy in her quiet world of books. But after she unknowingly saves the life of one of the most powerful sorcerers of them all—the Crown Prince Aldrik—she finds herself enticed into his world. Now she must decide her future: Embrace her sorcery and leave the life she’s known, or eradicate her magic and remain as she’s always been. And with powerful forces lurking in the shadows, Vhalla’s indecision could cost her more than she ever imagined.

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BOOK REVIEW | REVELATIONS BY PAMELA DANIELL

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Author: Pamela Daniell

Publication Date: September 8, 2015

Genres: Young Adult, Urban Fantasy (I think??)

Where I received the book: Pamela Daniell emailed me a copy of this book.

Star rating: ★★☆☆☆

A summary: Jenna Morgan is just like any normal teenager. That is until she turns seventeen and in a matter of a week Jenna is kidnapped, meets a mysterious young man named Alex and learns the shocking truth about her true heritage. Which is why both demons and angels are hunting her. Just when she comes to accept her true identity the unthinkable happens leaving Jenna devastated. She soon meets Dylan, a small town home boy who quickly heals her heart. But when his life is threatened by the same monsters who had already tore her world apart will Jenna be able to save him…or will she die trying?

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