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Air Awakens by Elise Kova, a Young Adult Fantasy Romance novel that combines the mystery and magic of the Phantom of the Opera and Cinderella. "For me, I find it really hard to get into fantasy books because sometimes I just can't connect with the world or characters, but this one is now on my favorite. Air Awakens. Air Awakens (Series). Book 1. Elise Kova Author (). cover image of Fire Falling. Fire Falling. Air Awakens (Series). Book 2. Elise Kova Author.

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But that's about it. My copy is in the process of being burnt. Time to get down to business and state the reason why I didn't give a shit about this book. I have seen these themes used a hundred times, this novel was basically avatar: Yes the magic system was unique but for me the author didn't pull the storyline off, instead she picked by the book "how to write a cliche book full of tropes for dummies", this novel was so full of cliches it was disgusting.

There was nothing new contained in this novel. Firstly let's start by talking about the whole special snow flake that is chosen to be the last of her kind trope.. Yep that one was definitely contained in this novel. I feel like I'm forgetting a few tropes that were used.. There's another trope that I'm sick of seeing and that's whiny annoying teenagers in YA books..

Why are we always seeing the same teens portrayed over and over? Oh and don't forget the whole "im not good enough so I'm going to cut off all my plain Jane hair"? Please don't say he is not an abuser, I know abusive characters.. I can smell them for a mile away. Seriously I'm like a rabid dog when it comes to abusers. He freaking grabbed Yhalla's face until it hurt her and that's abuse! He is rude af to her. The jerking motion was painful, and she barely managed to suppress a whimper.

Please remember peeps this review is just my opinion and I actually understand why this book is so hyped by younger readers and people who love romance. This was definitely not for me. Everyone who has a daughter under 14, should go out and buy them this series because I'm sure they would love it, like even the 'violence' was fluffy and kinda cute. Buddy read with my homies; Sana , Choko , Wifey who loved it and wishes our relationship was this full of eyelash flickering , Maggie who read it in seriously like ten minutes and wrote a fantastic review which is much nicer then mine.

What's up with the chicks hand on the cover?

Don't get me wrong the cover is so beautiful, but why is the hand coming out of her stomach? View all 78 comments. Jul 27, Elena rated it did not like it Recommended to Elena by: A sorcerer with battle scars came back to Vhalla with vivid clarity. They were sending her to war, so she would go and become something they had every right to fear.

I think it's time I stop having so much hype for a book. I feel like one enjoys a book more, whether it has a lot of hype or not, without having many expectations because when you have none, you're really met with things you didn't expect and most of the time you're hyped for a book and you end up disliking it. I've planned on re A sorcerer with battle scars came back to Vhalla with vivid clarity. I've planned on reading Air Awakens for a while now since last year and since I saw a lot of my friends rating it 5 stars here and there.

The only reason I've come to read it now is that I actually own Kova's other novel, The Alchemists of Loom , and I didn't want to read that one without reading her previous series.

I've been in this situation though - the situation where I say I don't care about the rest of the series and don't want to bother reading the rest but sometimes I end up reading the whole series and end up loving the other books. The characters and plot development always have major changes and they grow on me. Lately, I've been looking for fantasy books with strong female leads who don't need to rely on a male, who can be independent by themselves, who can prove others that they are more than what they expect them to be, that they are more than just women.

I thought Air Awakens was gonna be like that, based on the reviews I've seen and also because there's so many people who have compared this to the show Avatar: The Last Airbender and say it's similar to it, but I guess not. Avatar is a great show, okay? I kind of grew up with it. In the end, I'm really fucking disappointed with this. Vhalla Yarl is a library apprentice who finds herself in Prince Aldrik's life after "accidentally" saving him.

She's told she is a sorcerer and not just any sorcerer, but a Windwalker, the kind that hasn't been around for over a hundred years because people find them to be the evilest of them all. Even though this is something she doesn't believe, she decides to learn about her wind magic along with Prince Aldrik, one of the most powerful sorcerers and someone who is known to be silver-tongued and a bastard.

As Vhalla is being taught by the Prince himself and her other friends, she learns ways to use her magic but also realizes dangerous times she might have to face because of it. I was supposed to join Sana on her buddy read for this book but I ended up reading the whole thing before letting her catch up and after she got me confused and after figuring everything out, I wanted to just finish this as soon as possible.

Also, I've kind of missed writing reviews and reading and actually finishing books since I haven't done either one in like, 2 months, so this is my first review after 2 months or so. I'm still counting her; this was pretty much a buddy read with Sana the Shithead who always trashes good books and Sarah, a queen of roasting shitty, miserable, trashy books. To the one who denies her heritage and seeks out danger by dismissing the tutelage and open arms of the Tower of Sorcerers.

To the foolish girl who risks her life and the lives of those around her by walking about, Manifesting freely. To she who is so selfish that she would inconvenience her peers by making them babysit her every movement.

It is time to stop pretending. It is time to become serious about who you are and your future as a sorcerer. Enough time has been wasted already. I'm gonna start off by saying I was so confused while reading this that I had to go back and re-read pages over and over again, reading parts from the beginning and the end of page Sana and I had a discussion on who was who and which Prince was referred to by Yhalla. She was complaining to me about what she hated already of the book and I was just so confused that I ended up confusing her as well because I couldn't find the part she was talking about.

I had to go back and read parts again and send Sana screenshots of what was happening with every word capitalized because I was so fucking done with this book. I told her this was getting a lower star for that and it did.

Originally, I was gonna give this 2 stars. The confusion in this was one of the things I hated about this, and I hated how I couldn't understand it at first. The book is fast-paced in my opinion, but it just wasn't the kind of pacing I enjoy reading most of the time.

The book is written in 3rd perspective which is probably why I was so confused. I'm not the biggest fan of that perspective, and I just think hat was something that bothered me in this. I feel like these characters were the worst characters I've ever read about in a fantasy novel. Yhalla, first, is a big fucking cry baby. I couldn't stand her arrogant and annoying attitude so many times.

Even when she wasn't with Aldrik, I couldn't stand her. I feel like Elise tried to make her a character that was supposed to be fierce and cool and all but honestly, she wasn't.

Before falling in love with Aldrik, she would end up crying after he was rude to her. Yhalla's character herself was annoying to me. I don't hate her, but goodness she was annoying. I expected her to be born in some kind of fierce way. I expected this book to have more fantasy fighting elements but really, there were none. Yhalla wasn't strong, and I know this is the first book and I'm sure she becomes stronger in the other books, but I'm not expecting much. If this is the first book and had all that lovey-dovey romance in it with almost no action in it, I'm sure there won't be a difference in the other books.

I wish this started off differently. I wish Yhalla's character was different. I wish she was fierce, or strong in ways but weak in other parts and was training. I hope she's like that in the other books, and if she's not weak, then I hope she's just strong. If not, I don't think I'll be rating this series something else other than 2 stars Now that I've mentioned Aldrik, he was also a manipulating asshole at first.

I agree, he was pretty abusive and a dickhead because of how he treated Yhalla. He's supposed to be the love interest he is actually and readers can react in a bad way when they see how he acts with her, but that was my problem, the way he acted with her.

If you've read my review for Heir of Fire, you probably know that I hated Rowan the moment I read his first verse, the moment I read the first scene where he appeared. I wanted to punch him and yell at him and ask him why he had to be such an asshole to Aelin as she was trying to process everything and get back to where she was.

Aelin did get on my nerves as well, but that's not the case here. Rowan was known as an abusive male lead in Heir of Fire, but luckily he had major character development in Queen of Shadows and Empire of Storms.

Prince Aldrik Solaris can also be known and taken as an abusive asshole in this. Not only did he speak to Yhalla in a rude tone simply because he is her prince , but he also treated her in a rude manner.

Princes like him are the kind that I deeply hate. I hate spoiled princes and princesses who think they can do and say whatever they want because they are simply royalty. Aldrik reminded me of that kind in the beginning, and I can't say if he changed or not.

I didn't know if he was protective over Yhalla and if he really cared not. First, he would say he doesn't care about her powers, then he would say he wants to see her again and help her with her training, then he would be saying he doesn't care about her and is calling her a cheap whore he found that doesn't matter to him, then suddenly he cares again and is confessing to her???

The boy needs to just make up his mind on whether or not he actually cares or not! In my opinion, he wasn't protective. When and how did he protect her?

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What I hated more about that is how Yhalla kept going to Aldrik even when Aldrik said nothing as she was being brought down to be executed or not. Most of my complaints are about Aldrik because of the way he was in the beginning, but Yhalla was another one of those annoying teenage girls that end up crying because the guy has told her some small word insults, because she can't do anything with her power, and ends up making everything worse when she thinks she's making everything better.

The world-building in this was something I missed, clearly, because I know nothing of the places and the people. As most readers know, if the world-building in a book is off and slacks, the book itself will slack and is off.

One fail this book had was not thinking about basic infrastructure. We didn't get information on anyone.

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We got minor information about Aldrik, but not so much. Maybe I missed it, and I'm sorry if there is major and unique world-building in this, but I probably missed it. I just felt like there was no information on anyone. On the other hand, I didn't understand the ending.

I don't understand why she needs to be sent to the military and I don't understand why, if he is so protective over her, Aldrik didn't do anything to try and stop them. I know I said I want Yhalla to become strong and I expected and now expect her to be strong in the other books, but I wish we got a little more of this. Also, when Yhalla used her powers, where the fuck did that woman come from and who the fuck was she?

We know nothing about the Princes and Yhalla herself and her friends. For half of the time, there was nothing happening. Nothing happened until the end, and I kept asking myself where the fantasy was. I know there are magical elements and war happening, but we didn't get to see the war happen. We didn't get to really see Aldrik use his magic and other sorcerers. Talking about magic, is Aldrik really strong? He used his fire magic but it failed him as he was trying to help Yhalla that Yhalla ended up, unexpectedly, using her magic.

What happened to Aldrik being called one of the most sorcerers in the Tower? Even though this book had no info-dump, I wish it had more information about the magic itself. We don't get to learn about it and I just hope the next book or books explain more. I wish there was really more of the fantasy element in this.

Yhalla couldn't use her powers and suddenly, after one lecture, she was able to use it just. This is a complete fantasy with romance in it. There's no ugly insta-love, messy love triangles, or any disturbing romantic scenes or anything like that, but because there was no fantasy in it, there was romance in it. Yhalla and Aldrik had a progressed relationship that was so damn confusing.

I don't know who loves who and how they will end up together and I have no expectations. At first, Sana got me confused because she said there were a love triangle and insta-love, but there really isn't even though one can see it that way.

Some might think Yhalla is in love with Aldrik's brother, Baldair, but she's really not. In the beginning, she mentions him over and over because she can't get him out of her mind but the thing is, she and Baldair really never met. Aldrik was someone who came into her life and kept coming back to her life and she kept going back to him and then they fall in love as time goes by. Elise Kova's writing is no different to me. It was just really easy to follow. Despite having to go back and read sections over and over, I flew through this book.

Honestly, I like Kova's writing. Without knowing it, one can read this book in one sitting without realizing the day has passed and that person did nothing they planned on doing because they ended up reading this book. I'm not saying the writing of this was the best, but it was just really easy to follow. I admit, I skimmed a lot because I just wanted to get this over with and get on to the point, but I really don't regret anything because there wasn't anything I missed after starting over again.

Since I basically liked nothing from this book, I say 1 star is enough. I at least finished it, but I don't think 2 stars and more are for this book, in my opinion. The characters didn't grow on me; I didn't like Aldrik in the beginning nor in the end; I didn't like Vhalla in either way because I thought she was always annoying and a weak prick; the other characters also seemed useless to me; Prince Baldair really was nothing to me as well. He was nice than Aldrik, at least, but there's nothing I can say about him.

He was nice and caring to Vhalla, at least, but there's nothing I know about him. I can't say I trust him because every time there was a scene with him, I always thought to myself he would end up being one of those male characters that seem and are nice in the beginning but then they betray the good side and go to the bad side so I have nothing against him but I'm not on his side either.

Admittedly, the author ended this book with an ending that shamelessly makes me want to read the other book, and maybe the rest but I'm debating whether or not I should. View all 26 comments. This was my debut novel and I'll always have a special place in my heart for it. I love using review sections as an author to give information about the book! That being said If you want to know more about the world of Air Awakens, I have a page on my site with useful info: You can get them individua This was my debut novel and I'll always have a special place in my heart for it.

The series on Kindle Unlimited, meaning that the ebooks are only available through Amazon. If you do not have a kindle, email proof of purchase to elise.

Boxed Set: Crystal Crowned, Book Five: The Golden Guard Trilogy was released later. It's three books that are short prequel stories about the formation of the Golden Guard that have points of view from each guard member. These are currently available in all places ebooks are sold but will be moved into Kindle Unlimited soon.

The Crown's Dog, Book One: The Prince's Rogue, Book Two: Vortex Chronicles, 1 as they both have their own contained story. Vortex Visions, Book One: The rest of the series is scheduled to be released in View all 6 comments. Oct 17, Stuti T rated it did not like it Shelves: Read this super long review on my blog too. Definitely needed another round of editing, but that's not the biggest of my problems.

Barely anything happens, worldbuilding what worldbuilding, a love interest who is part creep, part asshole, and occasional sensitive guy because like, readers have to have SOMEthing right , a love square This is going to be a long and ranty review. This book. Skip to the end for the TL;DR version. Sorcerers were odd, they were dangerous; they kept to themselves and left normal people alone.

That was why they had their own Tower, so they kept out of sight and mind. Everyone in the South had always told her so. It was the last place she belonged. Suddenly the Minister of Sorcery is taking a personal interest in her, because it turns out that she is a sorcerer too. He then pushes her off a tower.

I wish I was joking. He pushes her off a tower to Awaken her powers, and when she wakes up days later, in horrible pain, with broken bones and serious bodily damage, he happily informs her that the fact that she survived means she must be a Windwalker, the first one in years. Now Vhalla has a month to decide whether she will keep her strange magic—magic that could turn the tide of the war for world domination her Empire is fighting—or have it completely removed.

Things happen to her. Vhalla is kidnapped! Vhalla is pushed off a tower! And the central, climactic event? Air Awakens really, really needed another round of editing. There are loads of grammatical errors and examples of awkward, confusing, or plain incorrect sentence construction. The dialogue tags! Oh, stars, the dialogue tags! The thing is, writing a book is a complete coin-toss with respect to the actual story, the matter of the book.

You can never be certain that your readers will love your book.

You can , however, be certain that the quality of language is as high as it possibly can be. Disappointing, and unprofessional. Not raised. Soldiers — your father — came home because the magical warriors of the Black Legion. She would know that symbol—a symbol that hovered over her every waking hour— better than any in the world.

It was actually Vhalla who felt shamed when the woman began to clean up her spew that puddled on the floor. It was about time that she met a sorcerer with gentle and happy manner. Her conviction quickly vanishing. Please help me. The kitchens served a small cake with tea or lunches for nobles and royals. White sugar glaze on top, Vhalla coveted the spongy yellow sweet throughout the year. So Vhalla has white sugar glaze on top of her?

More modifiers! The Last Airbender. Also, the magic system? We know next to nothing. What is Awakening, what is Eradication, what are the Channels? Honestly, we should be learning right alongside Vhalla, but none of this is ever explained to us properly despite the fact that she spends half the book reading about it.

I am not special. I have never been someone who is special. She was a library apprentice, no one—less than. Southerners were lucky with their light skin and features.

Even the Gods were shown that way. Vhalla felt perpetually inadequate compared to Southerners and Westerners. Those in the East had yellow-hued skin with dark brown eyes and wavy hair. Nothing was fantastic about her.

Vhalla is the kind of MC that haunts my nightmares. She only comes to accept this after the latter commissions a makeover for her. If a character is unattractive, she should just be unattractive.

False modesty is enormously irritating. She goes straight to calling him a pain! She could at least have tried! Vhalla seems to be a person of colour.

Then why does the book cover have a blonde white girl on it? I thought we were past this whitewashing nonsense, come on. Well enough! Baldair is the typical heartbreaking prince. Crown Prince Aldrik, our love interest, is possibly five people in one body. This lovely Jerk With a Heart of Gold could push you off a tower, insult you mercilessly, or actually act like a decent human being, all depending on his mood!

It was not nice knowing him. There are no proper villains here because guess what! Not good enough. He slapped at her fingers then grabbed her chin, forcing her face up to look at his. You are like a pathetic little worm who only wants to sit in the dirt when I was prepared to give you a chance to grow wings and fly.

This is exactly what Aldrik does to her. Ladies, this tumultuous romance could literally have you tumbling from a tower window! Comes with free bodily harm! Is this what you want to teach girls? And this is his logic: Listen, buddy, let me teach you something about the world. You die because of your impact. Because you hit the earth. But she fell!

And apparently there was no other way to Awaken her powers? This guy is as unstable as a radioactive nucleus, and she apparently has a magical bond with him.

And we get this beautiful gem: She had actually agreed to a date of sorts with Sareem. But what else was she to do when he kissed her? What the hell. Not only do we suffer through this dreadful love triangle, it expands to become a square and possibly a pentagon. It kills me that even though Vhalla is enormously powerful and a key weapon, the reason she gets into danger is Aldrik. The climax of her story is not even because of her; it revolves entirely around him.

Disclaimer, loads of people have rated this five stars. You could enjoy this. But be prepared for: View all 24 comments. Nov 23, Pearl Angeli rated it really liked it Shelves: An overall stunner! I went into this book barely knowing anything and without any specific expectations because I had a vague idea what it was about. Library apprentices? Royal characters? It's quite hard to imagine them all tangled up into one big knot.

Luckily as I went through the pages, I didn't experience difficulty in absorbing everything because it was so darn good! The book mainly centers on the heroine Vhalla Yarl , a library apprentice who later on discovered that she was entir An overall stunner! The book mainly centers on the heroine Vhalla Yarl , a library apprentice who later on discovered that she was entirely something else And then there's this swoony, smart, a totally mysterious crown prince and sorcerer Aldrik who later on became her mentor in discovering more magical things.

Things became more interesting from there and more discoveries were unraveled about Vhalla and everything in the palace. This book is an incredibly written debut novel. Elise Kova sure knows how to manipulate everything in her plot-- from the characters' development and of course, the series of events. The world was also beautifully constructed and it sucked me right in. It actually has the Grisha feels and a bit of Red Queen feels. I just wish there's a map at the beginning though, to have my imagination be more stimulated about its beautiful world.

And as for the characters-- I adore them with all my heart. Vhalla is total sweetheart. Smart, feminine, and a very strong character. And of course, my lovey dovey Prince Aldrik who is now added to my list of book boyfriends.

Prince Aldrik is what I'm looking for in a YA fantasy book. He's cocky and a bit sarcastic, but there's gentleness in him that will have you falling in love. He's also protective over Vhalla. You see, this is why I love royal characters! I basically swooned over Dorian from Throne of Glass and Prince Cal of Red Queen so there's no reason to dislike this newly found fictional boyfriend! Okay, Pearl, just stop blabbering!

Anyway, Vhalla and Aldrik's relationship was also admirable here. There was no insta-love. Everything progressed at just the right and perfect timing. What was slightly missing, in my opinion, was the twist. I kept wanting to know how things would pan out all throughout the book. Plus, there was a slow plot progression at first. Somehow, the book picked up and things started to become interesting after a few chapters and there were already some actions that made the book magnificent in the end.

The ending was surreal! The author left the final pages in a place where I can anticipate that there's so much more to come. Overall, it's a stunning, brilliant, and a promising start to a great series. I will definitely read the next book, Fire Falling. Thank you to Elise Kova for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. View all 45 comments. Feb 04, Ben Alderson rated it it was amazing.

I have been waiting to read a fantastic elemental control book for a long time and this one has taken the prizes and ran with it. I am so excited for this whole series.

This book and I got off on the wrong foot, really. More on that later while others take foreverrrr like, unfortunately, the rest of the plot.

So, let's elaborate. The pacing - Like I said, it was totally inconsistent. Other than what I've mentioned earlier, there were a few times when a weeks have gone by in a span of a page, and som This book and I got off on the wrong foot, really. Other than what I've mentioned earlier, there were a few times when a weeks have gone by in a span of a page, and sometimes a single day takes a chapter.

It could've worked, but there was just something rough about the transitions. You're just so sure that the heroine isn't in any real danger, and that just takes away most of the excitement. The love triangle - I just don't get the point in it. It was senseless, trivial, and just overall really annoying. Did it add to the story? Did it give me any additional feels? Heck no. Did it serve a greater purpose for the plot development? Sareem, Vhalla's close friend and one side of the love triangle.

See, at first I was ALL for Team Sareem hey, that rhymed , but then when he discovered a few of the secrets she kept, he exploded and turned into a complete asshole. Exhibit B: Roan, another one of Vhalla's "friends.

She wasn't unbelievably badass or unbelievably petty--she was just your average, relatable heroine, who was smart, open-minded and kind. The romance The ending - This book ended so strongly that I had to give this book 2. There was a brilliant twist, intense action and a lot of things going on.

It's the kind of ending that'll leave you wanting a lot more. Maas's Throne of Glass , you might find yourself enjoying Air Awakens as well. But if you think you're not ready to dig into another cookie cutter YA, this might not be the book for you. View all 7 comments. Apr 12, Helen 2. But if you're starting the series on that premise, be warned - this book is, first and foremost, a YA romance.

Within its genre, Air Awakens amazing. Vhalla is an apprentice in the imperial castle's library who discovers her magic by inadvertently saving crown prince Aldrik's life. She becomes a Windwalker, the first in years. Her character development throughout the p To anyone who's ever wanted to see Aang, the Last Airbender, in the body of a teenage girl but NOT Korra , look no further. Her character development throughout the plot is really well done; she opens her mind and starts to think and act more confidently under Aldrik's influence.

He's a "sweet but only shows it to one select girl" kind of guy. And he does it so well!! The second book has been nicely set up by book 1, so if anyone would like to join me I'm happy to BR Fire Falling.

View all 3 comments. Jan 02, Daiane rated it it was amazing Shelves: After some events she finds herself trusting in the dark prince and they start to spend time together. In truth, Vhalla found out she was also a sorceress. Two Commons can give birth to a sorcerer. Magic chooses us. She could use the wind's power however she wanted.

But was that really what she wanted? They are starting points for principle, theory, and concept. Your mind understands, but your body does not know until you perform the act yourself. Without action and practice, your hands will not oblige. Experience is a far greater teacher. I can't lie to you, the cover was what really called me. When I got into the page, almost all of my friends had reviews with two words: Read it.

And I did. And I must tell you The world building is really simple and the glow is in the characters. I was expecting a boring MC who would stay with her books and act as the damsel in distress all the time. In the beginning, Vhalla was going through that path and I was already judging her. I almost couldn't take anymore lack of confidence and all the adoration she had for guys, just like a kid. The prince was also no good. He couldn't have been more of an asshole.

But then the story went on and when I noticed I just couldn't sleep before the end! With the fast paced plot, the characters were able to evolve in such great speed that I began to love them all. Usually we only get to know the main characters well and it's hard to have a great understand of secondary characters. Here they were all alive. The good and the bad, the wise and the clueless and the innocent and the liar. From the royal family to the servants, all of them had their own distinct characteristics.

So, for you who is reading this small review, I only have two words: And I hope the magic capture you until the end, just like it did to me. For whatever my royal ass of a friendship is worth. View all 25 comments. Jul 24, Nicole rated it did not like it Shelves: This book was an unwelcome reminder.

It just lacks originality and mimics stories that we have seen a countless number of times before. Truth be told, the premise sounded promising. Vhalla discovers her hidden powers in a world where magic is feared.

However prince Aldrik guides her. He helps her learn what she is capable of doing with her powers before she decides whether she wants to eradicate them or j 1. He helps her learn what she is capable of doing with her powers before she decides whether she wants to eradicate them or join other sorcerers. There are 4 kingdoms, West firebearers, north groundbreakers, south water benders sorry waterruner, and finally east windwalkers.

However, no windwalkers appeared for over years. Unfortunately it's not. Of course, nobody likes him is this a lame attempt to make another Zuko?

However she knows him better than anyone else. Sorcerers are baaadd. Hello SJM! How could it be complete otherwise? Vhalla is your usual YA heroine, a natural talent. I always see it as as an attempt by the author to make us relate to the MC. After all, I have myself. Just no. Neither can I see that my best friend is in love with me nor that my other best friend is in love with him even though she keeps asking about him.

Oh, I was so shocked after I had learned the truth. After all, he comes from a good family. She refused to embrace her po wers only because sorcerers are rumored to be evil even though this smartass heroine loves books and is so intelligent, she has never before read their history which shows not all of them are, of course. She also cries. Aldrik is a rude self-centered 28 year-old guy trying to be the bad boy no deep down I'm good, love interest.

At the beginning,I hated him. He fuckin pushed her over a cliff!!!! How did this exactly happen? No idea. One can't help but to wonder how could she still trust him after what he had done? The other characters are there only to serve the story. They have little personality and no character development. Romance took over the book. There amount of action and meaningful things happening was negligible until the end draws near!

He abused her at the beginning. There is absolutely nothing good about him except for the side we saw later but it was only to serve the romance. I mean come on, broken dark prince??? Now to the world-building. Absolutely nothing!

How did the Fire Nation conquer the other kingdoms? Why a bit more details? How does the awakening happen? How can someone be eradicated? What happened to the Wind Walkers? How on Earth did pushing her awaken her powers! How does this awakening happen?! Now we move on to the world-building. There is Nothing of that! I have so many questions that I was hoping that I could find out their answers by the end of the book but I didn't.

For instance, How did the Fire Nation conquer the other kingdoms? Mind you that these are not the only ones I have there is plenty more but the point is clear. However what annoyed me the most is not the lack of world-building or the awful characters. It is the fact that nobody has ever stopped for a minute to think about the North.

After they attacked at the end, vhalla will definitely stand against them. She never stopped to think that maybe they attacked because the Solaris Empire is invading their lands! She never wondered if they had every right to defend their country and thus, their attack is reasonable. She didn't even care that the Fire Nation killed all of her ancestors.

I wish I can say that the writing saved the day. It makes the book even worse. From Skipped words to grammar mistakes, incorrect tenses, and bad editing etc. However, many of these issues can be fixed with a reread. It is as simple as that. There is also inconsistency. I prefer not knowing. Thus, I will be lowering my original rating from 2 to 1 star. I wish this book went right. View all 13 comments. Feb 18, V. Rumor has it Goodreads won't allow international giveaways of paperback copies next year?

I hope that's not true Because that would be such a Way to ruin our fun dear Goodreads gods! Not to mention a form of discriminating readers. Does anyone have more information about this? I love giveaways, I've won a couple of e-book copies and a paperback copy that way. Giveaways that don't reach the whole globe are a form of discrimination. If you like me have fun entering giveaways of paperback copies enter this one. I read this book thanks to Kindle Unlimited and I love it!

It's an amazing Fantasy romance and Mrs. Kova always opens her giveaways for everyone, everywhere! Thank you Elise Kova for opening this giveaway internationally, I hope Goodreads doesn't follow through their crazy idea of cancelling International giveaways. I don't know whether that's promotional discount or the regular price but If I were you I'd give it a try. It's really good! MAY 5TH!!!

Author every country in the globe. Still I'm so excited to participate, wish me luck. View all 10 comments. Apr 19, ambsreads rated it really liked it Shelves: View all 15 comments.

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The Last Airbender in Instagram Twitter Facebook Amazon Pinterest I saw someone in my feed post a status update today about hating books that you might have otherwise liked because of the main character and - um, yup, feeling that pretty hard right now. The Last Airbender in that it takes place in a fantasy land where certain people have magic powers, each based on one of the four elements.

Each part of the world is known for possessing a certain type of these magical powers and yup, air, the rarest, was wiped out by an enemy kingdom and our heroine, Vhalla, is the Last Airbender. Oops, I mean Air walker. She finds this out by complete accident due to her magic powers oozing themselves like magic snot all over an envelope that finds its way into the hands of a trained sorcerer, who then pays her a little visit and patiently walks her through her powers and explains to her who and what she is - LOL jk, the sorcerer is Prince Aldrik and he pretends to be the Phantom of the Library no, seriously, he signs his notes "Phantom" and leaves her little notes in the books that she's reading that are half-insult, half-hints at greater knowledge he won't share.

When he finally introduces himself to her in person, he asks her if she's ever masturbated before no, seriously and then pushes her off a roof. The argument for this is that her falling is necessary to be Awoken She literally hits every spire and roof on her way down and is in so much pain from her bruised, broken, and fractured everythings that the sorcerers have to use magic to heal her. Vhalla has magic now - Only she doesn't want it. Vhalla comes into play.

Vhalla does nothing but whine, cry, complain, sulk, pout, cower, when she's not making moony eyes at her not one, not two, but three love interests. She is the most useless waste of space. The way she treats her alleged friends, Sareem and Roan, is disgusting. She whines and cries so much and threatens to give up her magic called Eradication to the point where her would-be magic tutor allows her to take a ridiculously long time to decide whether she wants training because Vhalla is such a special snowflake and such an overall pleasant person to be around, of course he would do her this solid.

Probably he just wanted to postpone having contact with her as long as possible. Her personality can be described in one word: If there's a book around, Vhalla is going to tell you about how much she wants to read it, and if a person's around unless it's Aldrik , Vhalla is going to tell you about how she'd rather be reading a book than talking to that person. I get that she's a library apprentice, but this "my whole personality is books" thing feels very lazy to me, and was overused way too much to make up for her lack of other hobbies or personality traits besides bitchiness.

Also, her romance with Aldrik came out of the blue, honestly. I thought she had a crush on Baldair but no, as soon as she gets over the RoofGate incident it takes like one day they become BFFs and have lunch dates and garden parties and sketch under the sunset, even though he called her a worm after he nearly killed her.

But honestly, any clout he gets for being a fancy lunch date disappears when Vhalla is framed for treason and held on trial and Aldrik just sits on his royal heiney and does nothing while Vhalla stares at him with big helpless eyes and cries some more. I was honestly kind of glad when she got tortured, tbh. I spent most of the book wanting to punch her in the face and then at the end someone does it for me. I hear the series gets better as it goes on, so maybe this is a debut author problem.

I noticed a lot of technical errors as well, such as words being used incorrectly or incorrect tense usage, whereas in the author's Loom saga, the quality and style of the writing was objectively better. New book, new you. I ended up comparing the two unfavorably the whole time. On a positive note, there were a few things I did like. Kova doesn't shirk from violence and she knows how to use it in a way that adds dramatic effect without feeling gratuitous.

Some of her scenery descriptions are lovely and more in line with what I expected from this book after reading Loom which I'm thinking now might have had a better editor , and I also liked that Vhalla isn't a virgin when we first meet her. It's refreshing to see heroines that have experimented with sex before meeting the love interest. I'm thinking part of the reason this book is so popular is that the audience reading it seems to be younger and not romance- or fantasy-genre readers, but YA-genre readers, so they're happier with taking things at face value rather than demanding explanations and back story for everything like me.

I know I'm pickier than most and sometimes this makes me look like a jerk when it comes to how I rate, but that's how I am. Your mileage may vary and odds are, it will vary for the better. Also, the cover's pretty. So there's that.

View all 17 comments. Jul 02, Ashley rated it it was amazing Shelves: I don't even know how I stumbled across this hidden gem, but it'd been sitting on my shelf for a few weeks, and I thought, why not? I admit, the only reason this isn't a full five stars for me was because I found the first thirty pages hard to get into because I couldn't connect with the Vhalla as a timid library apprentice.

But damn, did she grow on me. By the end she was a complete bad ass, and the last line Too often, I read about princes who are total manwhores and obnoxiously cocky, but Aldrik, yeah he was a nice breath of fresh air. He and Vhalla had me screaming explicits at one in the morning, and I'm surprised no one came running to my room, telling me to shut the hell up.

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Be the first to like this. No Downloads. Views Total views. Actions Shares. Embeds 0 No embeds. No notes for slide. Book details 3. 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.

Who is Vhalla 4. 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?

Vhalla Yarl has made it to the warfront in the North. 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. Sorcerer turned hero.

Hero turned puppet.

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