Earth's End by Elise Kova
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Summary from GoodReads
A woman awoken in air, a soldier forged by fire, a weapon risen from blood.
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.
THE AIR AWAKENS SERIES (click the covers)
In the heart pounding sequel of the acclaimed series "Air Awakens", Vhalla will have to win a war if she wants her freedom back.
Now I know that many of you were left in a horrible cliffhanger at the end of the previous book but I assure you that this IS solved! Of course the possibilities were 50-50 and I really hoped that the series wouldn't turn to the equivalent of the YA Game of Thrones-like "Falling Kingdoms" series. That would be really horrible.
So Vhalla has to fight, her powers are quite strong and a certain Prince will do anything for her. There is no boring moment in the book and it is also filled with knowldege of the mythical continent Vhalla lives in. Her job as a library apprentice earns her many points and for once I was glad a bookworm made army men squirm from discomfort (hurraah)!
The Emperor is the most hated character which I hope yo already know. Well you'll loath him even more in the end of the book. Which adds him to my top list of hated Emperors in my YA Read List. That list includes the Emperors from "The Winner's Kiss" and "Throne of Glass" too.
Did I like the book?
No, I loved it.
Did it gut me in the end like the previous one did?
Yup, I cried buckets.
BUT Elise Kova has written an amazing story and as her series continues I can't help but admire how great her writing is and how amazingly she writes about emotions on her characters. This book was a solid 5 star for me and I am hoping to get my grabby hands to the next one too!
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