Book: Fire Falling (Air Awakens #2)
Author: Elise Kova
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?
*I would like to thank ELISE KOVA for sending me an ARC of this book. This doesn’t affect nor influence my review.*
Let me cut this short (just kidding!). This sequel SLAYED it. You’re about to read how Jasmine loves fantasy (and the Air Awakens series) now!
Okay, if you don’t know yet, I’m not used to reading fantasy books. Also, I’m not used to reading 3rd POV. This book got me out of my comfort zone, to be honest with you. I learned to love fantasy novels when I started reading Air Awakens. A few months ago, I was part of the blog tour for Air Awakens and I didn’t expect that I would really love the book. I didn’t expect that that moment would have a huge impact in my reading life. Everything turned different. I now have a huge amazement for fantasy books. I can now say, “I want to read more FANTASY novels!”.
Most favorite characters? VHALLA and LAREL. Their friendship is friendship goals. Their friendship is a must-have. I adore these characters SO much. They’ve shown the real meaning of true friendship from the first book throughout the second book. Fact: It doesn’t mean that if you have a lot of friends, all of them are your true friends. It also doesn’t mean that if you only have one friend, you’re a loser. That one friend might be your only true friend. It’s way better than having a lot of fake friends, just saying! Another favorite character of mine was PRINCE ALDRIK. Okay, guys. I was squealing for half an hour because of him. He’s so sweet and charming and OHMYGOSH *I can’t breathe* AAHHHH. Swoon-worthy. *winks*
Uhm… Obviously, Fire Falling was more heart-stopping (?). This book was impeccable and exemplary. Vhalla Yarl was simply a library apprentice during the first book. If you’ve read Fire Falling, you know how different she became and how inspiring she was. This book was full of action-packed scenes that will leave you hanging (and not breathing). While I was reading this, I had a bottle of water ready by my side in case I can’t stand to get some water in the refrigerator, and I’m glad I had it beside me. There’s no way this book will let you take a break. Every chapter will leave you, “What the fuck did just happen? I NEED TO READ THE NEXT CHAPTER NOW”. The twists became more intense and mind-blowing that you can forget about the real world. Dead serious, guys. It was a fucking rollercoaster ride full of feelings and unanswered questions. Also, the ending blew me away. Oh gosh. I NEED THE 3RD BOOK NOW. I NEED EARTH’S END NOW!!! I won’t be surprised if Elise Kova will become my author of the year. (I think she is right now!)
Also, I would be very happy if this series will become a TV series or a film. It was such an incredible read!