Review: "Fire Falling" (Air Awakens, #2) by Elise Kova

Fire Falling by Elise Kova
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Summary fromGoodReads

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?

Fire Falling is the second book in the Air Awakens Series.

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As the story continues Vhalla follow Aldrik to the front of the war the Solaris Empire is wagging. Being property of the Empire and as the only Air Magician, Vhalla will only have to fight for her life, but also she'll have to keep her growing feelings for Aldrik a secret.

Let me begin this review with the simple inforamtion that nothing is as you expect it. We have more adventure, fighting, emotional scenes and a particular sandstorm which would put the Last Airbender to shame.

Vhalla not only struggles to train in order to keep herself safe but at the same time she must endure the stereotypes of her being a magician as also the Emperor. I hate that man; why is 2015 the year of hating Emperors?
Anyway, she does make new friends as the army crosses the land and some relevations about her bond with Aldrik may complicate things.

Her relationship with Aldrik was intense and emotional; I loved and hated every moment they had to get close, yet tear apart from each other, before having more time.

I have come to admire Elise. Stumbling across her book by chance and thanks to the review of *It Starts At Midnight* I loved her writing and the way she can combine the world-building and everyone in it, weaving a story that never leaves you bored.

The ending? The worst cliffhanger ever! Why did that happened? How will I be able to wait until 2016 in order to get an answer? Until then, let me sob in a corner fearing for the next book.  

About the author:

Elise Kova has always had a passion for storytelling. She wrote her first novella, a high-fantasy, in sixth grade. Over the years she's honed her love of literature with everything from fantasy to romance, science fiction to mystery, and whatever else catches her eye.

Elise lives in Saint Petersburg, Florida, where she's currently working on the next installment in her debut YA fantasy series: Air Awakens. She enjoys video games, anime, table-top role playing games, and many other forms of "geekdom." She loves talking with fans on Twitter (@EliseKova) and Facebook (/AuthorEliseKova). 

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