Thursday, February 23, 2017

*Series Recommendation* - AIR AWAKENS SERIES by Elise Kova

Publisher: Silver Wings Press
Published: Box set 12/8/2016
Genre: YA Fantasy
Source: Bought
Rating: 5

The complete, five book Air Awakens series from USA TODAY bestselling author Elise Kova. 

Air Awakens, #1 bestselling YA Fantasy, described as, "Avatar: The Last Airbender meets Harry Potter meets Throne of Glass." 


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. 


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? 


A woman awoken in air, a soldier forged by fire, a weapon risen from blood. 

Vhalla Yarl has made it to the warfront in the North. Forged by blood and fire, she has steeled her heart for the final battle of the Solaris Empire’s conquest. The choices before Vhalla are no longer servitude or freedom, they are servitude or death. The stakes have never been higher as the Emperor maintains his iron grip on her fate, holding everything Vhalla still has left to lose in the balance. 


Librarian turned sorcerer. Sorcerer turned hero. Hero turned puppet. 

The Solaris Empire found victory in the North and, at the cost of her heart and her innocence, Vhalla Yarl has earned her freedom. But the true fight is only beginning as the secret forces that have been lurking in the shadows, tugging at the strings of Vhalla's fate, finally come to light. Nowhere is safe, and Vhalla must tread carefully or else she'll fall into the waiting arms of her greatest foe. Or former lover. 


Long live Solaris. 

One bloodthirsty ruler has been overthrown by another, casting the shadow of death over the Solaris Empire. Vhalla Yarl stands upon the stage of fate, prepared to do battle one final time. Fragile alliances will be tested and new bonds will be formed as the world is reshaped. She fights as the champion of peace, but when the night is darkest will she be able to pay the price of a new dawn?

“You were not born to be their leader, you were chosen. And that has far greater weight.”

There are books you like. Books that you may think are okay. Books you absolutely loathe. And then there are books that you more than love. Ones that make you so breathless you don't ever care to have that sweet air back. You want to know why? Because this is what we as readers live for! The type of books that inspire us that anything is possible if you just believe in yourself. 

Valla is just a regular girl apprenticing to be a librarian. She likes her quiet but simple life. What starts the beginning of ultimately what will become her end, Vhalla discovers that she's more than ordinary girl. She meets the enigmatic crown prince, Aldrik. There in starts the beautiful foundation of war, betrayal, love, death, and finding oneself in a world pushing for you to hide. 

"Together, they were unstoppable. Bound, Joined, madly in love, there were no longer any boundaries that could limit them. They were a single force of nature."

When I tell you should read this series, I mean it! It may be YA fantasy but it has everything. The books are going up there with some of my other favorite series and I'm happy to say that author has found herself a fan for life. That's how serious I am! The characters are so very dear to me. I cried when they cried. I felt helpless when they did. I loved as they did. 

I honestly don't know how I can possibly read another book anytime soon  because the writing, the plot, the characters; everything was beyond perfect. In one book, I practically highlighted the entirety of it. Every word has meaning and I know I took everything to heart. Don't waste your time trying to find the next "big" book. This is the next big book and I more than recommend!

"His eyes caught hers, and time slowed. Two obsidian orbs—ablaze—saw straight into her soul. She inhaled and saw his breath heave at the same time. His hand extended into the air, her feet picked up and she reached for him. Vhalla’s fingers curled about his, and Aldrik pulled her to him."

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About the Author:
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 is not writing can be found playing video games, watching anime, or talking with readers on social media.



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