Air Awakens by Elise Kova

Posted May 19, 2016 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Air Awakens by Elise KovaAir Awakens by Elise Kova
Series: Air Awakens #1
Published by Silver Wing Press on August 27th 2015
Genres: Epic, Fantasy, Fantasy & Magic, Fiction, Love & Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 392
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three-stars

A library apprentice, a sorcerer prince, and an unbreakable magic bond…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.

“Air Awakens” by Elise Kova was enjoyable. It is the first book in a series by Elise Kova. “Air Awakens” follow Vhalla, who is a library apprentice whose research saved the life of the Crown Prince. This Prince has a fire affinity and he was able to detect Vhalla’s magic right away. Vhalla hates sorcerers and she is very against magic. To learn that she should be practicing magic, Vhalla begins several states of denial. The Prince doesn’t give up because he wants her to learn and to become who she was always meant to be.

I really like how Vhalla grows throughout this story. I think that is my favorite part in the whole book. Vhalla is the only known air affinity sorcerer. All the other air affinities have been killed, so her affinity has become extremely rare.

I also really liked how Vhalla and Prince Aldrik got along. These two characters have major chemistry and the work really well together when they let themselves. There are other times that the tension is high that it was hard not to scream at them to get over themselves.

I think the hardest part of this book is that the pace is so slow. Vhalla is a hard character to learn to love. There are many things that I like about her and there are many things that I hated. As she grew into the person that she became at the end of the story was the one I really began to like. I am looking forward to seeing what happens in the next book. I am expecting a lot to happen.

three-stars

About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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