Amazing sequel ~Fire Falling by Elise Kova

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Taken from the author's website
Title: Fire Falling (Air Awakens #2)
Author: Elise Kova
Format acquired: ebook
Source: Bought
Publication date: November 19, 2015


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?

Fire Falling is the second book in the Air Awakens Series.


Fire Falling lived up to my expectations for a sequel of a brilliantly written first book—Air Awakens. Why 4 stars only? Because while it did lived up to my expectation, there’s still some things that prevented me from giving it a 5-star rating.

I disliked the fact that the author focused more on the romance between Vhalla and Aldrik. Like I mentioned in my review for Air Awakens, one of the factors I love in this book was the pace of the romance but that pace clearly changed in the sequel. I honestly would prefer if the author focused on the growth of Vhalla instead of the romance. Because of the romance in this book, I did have moments wherein I hated Vhalla and Aldrik for their stupidity. Love made them prone to danger. It made them a fool.

Also, I have a new added asshole on my hate list—The Emperor. I think anyone who have read Fire Falling will hate this poor excuse of an emperor. He and Egmun can go rot in hell. I commend Elise Kova for making characters that would incite hate from the readers, in a good way. The author knows how to create hateful villains in a book. And that’s quite a feat since it’s not a walk in a park to create villains in a book. I think it’s easier to create characters that readers will love than to create villains that readers will hate.

Other than the pace of the romance going too fast, I have no other complaints. Overall, Fire Falling is an amazing sequel that will not disappoint you. I’m beyond excited to read Earth’s End after writing this review.

P.S. Is there a support group for the death of you-know-who in this book? I want to be a part of it. I am still reeling from the pain of her loss.

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  1. ohmygosh, death of who!?!? I've had this sequel on my reader for maybe a month now. Don't know why I'm stalling! But thanks for the heads up on things. Great review, Alyssa! :)

    czai @ the Blacksheep Project