One of the best fantasy novels ~Air Awakens by Elise Kova7:24:00 PM
|Taken from the author's website|
Title: Air Awakens (Air Awakens #1)
Author: Elise Kova
Format acquired: ebook
Author: Elise Kova
Format acquired: ebook
Publication date: August 27, 2015
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.
WHERE DO I BEGIN TO EXPLAIN MY LOVE FOR THIS BOOK?! OH MY GOD. THIS BOOK WAS SO AMAZING!!! I CAN’T EVEN COMPREHEND MY NEW FOUND LOVE FOR ELISE KOVA AND HER BRILIIANCE. *cough*
Please excuse my momentarily fangirl-ness. I forgot for a moment that I have to review this book. Air Awakens, where do I begin? Well, I’ll start from questioning and face palming myself for my mere negligence of the existence of this book. Seriously self, why did you only read this book now? WHY? Oh right. It’s because I’ve been constantly burned by my high expectation of books before. You see, the reason why I kept on pushing reading Air Awakens before was because I have so much expectations from this book. I heard a lot of good things about it, I’m even part of Elise Kova’s Street Team for this series but I kept on pushing it aside for other books because I don’t want to be disappointed but I am deeply regretting that now because HOLY FREAKING MOTHER OF SUN, THIS BOOK WAS SO GOOD!!! It’s my first fantasy book for this year and I honestly want to keep it that way because I don’t think another fantasy book can make me get over the feels that this book gave me. As I am writing this review, my hands are itching to end this review with a simple “THIS BOOK WAS AWESOME! READ IT!” and be done with it. I want to read Fire Falling so bad but I have to type down this review first or I might just end up binge reading the whole series right at this moment but I must show my support to the author by writing a review of her book. I am rambling. Where was I again? Hahaha.
The world in Air Awakens was so magnificent that it made me want to be a part of it the whole time I was reading the book. It was so fascinating. Since I was a child, I’ve always been fond of the 4 elements—earth, water, fire and air—so to see a world wherein these elements where incorporated, of course I would instantly fall in love with it. I must admit that it did confuse me at first. The kept on mixing up the names. I have to blame that with the names since they’re really not common and I always have a hard time remembering hard-to-pronounce names.
I also fell in love with all the characters in this book. I guess I understand now the feeling of falling in love at first sight. That’s what happened to me while I was reading this. The only difference was that it didn’t happen only once. Whenever a new character appears, I always get that instant connection with them. Save for Egmun because that asshole could go rot in hell for all I care. So when a certain character died in this book, no matter how insignificant his role was, a part of my heart shattered into pieces.
Another reason why I love this book was the romance in it. I love how the author kept it at minimum. She focused on establishing the story first before delving into the other aspect of the story. I love the pace of the romance in this one, it made it believable. I like that they didn’t end up together in the first book because most books I’ve read, the couple always end up together in the first book of the series or they end up kissing. I’m glad that’s not the case in Air Awakens.
I love how the author ended this book. That last line made me pump my fist in the air and shouted “HELL YEAH!” Now I shall end my review because I’ve been containing my excitement to read Fire Falling for quite awhile now and it’s ready to burst.
All I can say is that YOU GUYS NEED TO READ THIS BOOK BECAUSE IT’S ONE OF THE BEST FANTASY BOOKS OUT THERE. JOIN ME IN
THIS MADNESS MY FANGIRLING BANDWAGON
AND WE SHALL MAKE THE WHOLE WORLD BEND ON THEIR KNEES AND PREACH ELISE KOVA AND
HER AWESOME BOOKS.
P.S. I’d like to have a Prince Aldrik in my life. Where can I order one?