Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Emberhawk; Jamie Foley

Title: Emberhawk
Author: Jamie Foley
Publication Date: March 10th, 2020
Publisher: Fayette Press

The elementals have decided they're gods, and humans are nothing but fuel for their fire.
A starving trapper.
Merciless drought withers Kira's ranch, leaving her family hungry—and desperate enough to cross the border to trap wild game.
But the forest is infested with giant cats that wield elemental invisibility, and they're hungry, too. When Kira mistakes one elemental creature for another, she ends up with an enemy soldier in her trap.
An invisible spy.
Ryon can't afford to be a prisoner. If the Malaano Empire extracts his secrets, the rumors of war will be confirmed—and the tribes stand little chance unless they can put aside generations of bad blood for a Tribal Alliance.
When Ryon's escape leaves Kira injured and her livelihood in flames, he must choose between aiding her or escaping as an elemental pursues him for his rejected heritage.
A sacrificial princess.
Imperial Princess Vylia is given an ancient stone as her wavesinger trials approach. But is the stone's whispering voice from the water goddess, or a masquerading elemental the creator god imprisoned millennia ago?
When Vylia's diplomatic mission to the tribal lands erupts in fiery revenge, she, Kira, and Ryon must work together—or become pawns in a battle of the gods.

*A Thank you to BookSirens for allowing me to read this book in exchange for a honest and unbiased review*


Hello Fellow Readers,

This book took a long time to get started. It wasn't until about chapter 18 that the I felt the story started to pick up. That doesn't there wasn't any action it just means that I personally needed more, which is why this book took me so long to read.

The characters were all great in their own way, but I found Vylia's chapters much more exciting to read. Unfortunately, her chapters were sporadic and not as common as Ryon's and Kira's chapters were. I didn't mind Ryon or Kira and I actually thought their romance was really sweet, and like a breath of fresh air when compared to most YA romances out there.

When the story did start to pick up and the political plays and elemental plans were starting to make itself known I got really investing in the story. Foley really did pay attention to the world she wanted to build. Since this is the first book in a series, it had a lot of build up it needed to be done before you can get to the meaty bits and it does set up book two quite well. I hope with the second book since the build up has already been done we can get to the politics a lot sooner than this one. Overall, a good book to set up a world that I think will be very interesting. 

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