Air Awakens and Fire Falling by Elise Kova
I have to start by saying that these are the best books I have read this year! Really. Not only did they tick every box of what I wanted to read, but the books are well written, the plot is good, great character building and the world the story takes place in feels well developed. It even has a map (Fire Falling)! Awesome books! I started reading this series because the cover was so pretty! Along with a enticing synopsis, of course. But really the great cover really matches the greatness of the book.
We get to follow Vhalla as she “awakens” and she needs to decide to either become a sorcerer or cut herself off from it. Her choice would have been easy had she not gotten entwined with Prince Aldrik and Prince Baladir. A good romantic story is something I like and this book had me hooked from the start. I really could not stop reading it! Kova has a great way of building up feelings and the romantic tension between Vhalla and Aldrik. It’s a great romance that gives you butterflies in your stomach, but that also makes you frustrated because you can’t control the events.
I would easily say that these are the best books I’ve read this year! If you like fantasy, great characters and a bit of romance you’ll like these books.
The third book in the installment is called Earth’s End and it is on the way (will be released in febuary). For more upcoming information you can Visit Elise Kova’s homepage.
If it’s something I love it’s great graphic arts. And I’m a sucker for these kinds of covers. The airiness and the roses makes the cover very pretty. It’s very clear that the graphic designer has skills and paid interest to details in these images. For the cover of Fire Falling I like that Aldrik is featured in the cover together with Vhalla. Again, look at the details in the cover, it’s so well done.
The cover for the third book in this series is out and it too looks really good too. I can’t wait to read it!
In January I’ll share my interview with the designer of these great covers but in the meantime you can visit her home page. Merilliza.com.