Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Rise of Fire Review...

The richly suspenseful sequel to Sophie Jordan’s romantic fantasy Reign of Shadows.

Luna and Fowler have escaped the kingdom of Relhok, but they haven’t escaped the darkness. When a battle against the dark dwellers mortally injures Fowler, Luna is faced with a choice: put their fate in the hands of mysterious strangers or risk losing Fowler forever.

Desperate to keep the one bright part of her life alive, Luna accepts the help of soldiers from a nearby kingdom. Lagonia’s castle offers reprieve from the dangerous outside world—until the king discovers both Fowler's and Luna’s true ties to Relhok and their influence over the throne.

Now pawns in each kingdom’s political game, Luna and Fowler are more determined than ever to escape and build the life they’ve been dreaming of. But their own pasts have a tight hold on their hearts and their destinies. Luna must embrace the darkness and fire within her before she loses not only Fowler, but the power she was destined to inherit.



Okay so while I struggled with the first book and almost gave up on it, I absolutely loved and flew through this book.  This book picks up exactly where the last one left off.  Luna and Fowler are now going the opposite direction and directly towards danger.  Will Fowler take in and lead her to his father?  Will Luna be able to take care of them both if something were to happen?  What happens if/when they are held captive?
Now this book is extremely well written.  The pace is amazing for this story.  I am enjoying watching more of the characters strengths and weaknesses show as they grow and learn about each other.  I am also enjoying watching their relationship with each other and others grow and/or change.  The story caught my attention this time and I couldn’t stop reading.  The struggle through the first book is well worth it.
I can’t wait to see what will happen to these characters next because it ended with them facing a new challenge/foe.
4.5 stars

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