Saturday, May 21, 2016

AIR AWAKENS (Air Awaken #1) by Elise Kova :Review


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.

                             *WARNING:There may be some spoilers*
Let me start of by just saying that the first thing that got me to notice this book was it's cover,which is just so pretty,don't you agree?
Ever since my exams ended,I was stuck in a reading slump and no book was appealing me enough to read.Fast forward to last night at 2am when I woke up and couldn't get back to sleep.I had been meaning to read this series closer to the release of the last book since nothing is more painful for me than waiting for the next book in a series I like to be released and I had a feeling this one was gonna be one of those.So since the last book is gonna be released in July,I figured this time was as good as another.
And I do NOT regret this decision at all!Even though I didn't end up going back to sleep until the sun was in the sky.I just LOVED this book so much!It has 3 of my most favorite things in it,
        1.A Kick-ass Heroine who does not hesitate in cursing out a Prince to his face
        2.A Mysterious and Swoon worthy Crown Prince
        3.And of course MAGIC
Plus,who doesn't love a protagonist who works in a library and loves to read ;)
The letters were a really nice touch,especially in how they were used to explain the history that most authors simply dump in a long boring paragraph and which I then skim over.I found the fonts of the letters to be beautiful and I also liked that they were different for both parties.The budding friendship that was shown between the two leads was only one of the millions of things I liked about this book.There was no Inst-love or perfect friendship like there isn't in real life.So the doses of reality were quite nice,another example of which is that the author wrote a history in which people invaded and destroyed peace in the name of religion,which is true for our history as well. Aldrik was simply amazing and you have to read this book to understand why because I don't want to give spoilers.I even liked his brother,normally in books like these,one brother is set up as evil but it refeshingly wasn't the case in this one. The overall imagery was conveyed in a manner that I had very little trouble following although keeping up with and envisioning the regions and names was a little difficult. It was reasonably paced and how the story suddenly took a turn was very unexpected,which I very much enjoyed.
All in all,it was a great read so I'm going to end this review now and go to read the rest of the books :)


Elise Kova has always had a profound love of fantastical worlds. Somehow, she managed to focus on the real world long enough to graduate with a Master's in Business Administration before crawling back under her favorite writing blanket to conceptualize her next magic system. She currently lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, and when she s not writing can be found playing video games, watching anime, or talking with readers on social media. She is the author of the Air Awakens Series as well as the upcoming Loom Saga (Keymaster, 2017).

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