Fire Falling by Elise Kova

Posted May 20, 2016 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Fire Falling by Elise KovaFire Falling by Elise Kova
Published by Silver Wing Press on November 2nd 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy & Magic, Fiction, Romance, Fantasy, Love & Romance
Pages: 378
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three-half-stars

 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” by Elise Kova was definitely a much better book. Everyone is always worried about whether or not the second book would be the sophomore slump book and I think Kova was able to overcome this. Kova really got into Vhalla’s character in this book. Vhalla gained so much confidence in this book. It was so great. It made me happy to see Vhalla to finally be a confident character.

Kova’s writing is fantastic. She did a great job writing this book. Everything sounds great. I loved her style and how she tells the story. I think “Fire Falling” had a way better pace than “Air Awakens.” I think the characters till need some work though.

Some of the characters are just so shallow and they don’t have a lot depth to them. These characters including Vhalla need more depth and life to them. Larel was the worst of it. Larel seemed to just be brought in for Vhalla to dump all of her problems on that drives me nuts. I want there to be more to Larel. For a reader to fall in love with these characters, they need some life to them.

Let’s talk about the ending. I don’t mind cliffhangers, but I hate when I feel like the single book has a whole was not wrapped up and that is how I feel about this one. I feel like nothing about the book was wrapped up, it just reads the reader hanging until they get the next book. This kind of ending is not one that I like because there is no closure at all.

I think this series still has a lot of potential and I am looking forward to seeing where it all goes. Hopefully I can get my hands on “Earth’s End” soon.

three-half-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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