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 san ...more
I am weak.I fell apart.I am trapped inside a bubble of denial,shock,sorrow and pain.And hope.Hope that Earth's End will glue the pieces of my shattered heart.
“Her eyes caught the mirror once more,and Vhalla spared another...more
i previously said that the first book reminded me a lot of ‘avatar.’ this sequel does maintain those similarities, but the majority of the story really builds upon the aspects that make this book its own. and the characters really shine in this. i got so attached to them this time around, especially aldrick.
the plot does kind of takes a back seat in thi ...more
also wow i finished this literally two minutes ago and forgot what was that ending.
like, listen my guy, these books are fun and enjoyable, but they're nothing special, kind of annoying and forgetfull.
so like,,, obviously i'm continuing on with the series BECAUSE LOOK AT THOSE GORGEOUS COVERS, the fuck
I forgot what happened in the first book and this is my second try. It's the pretty covers. AGH THEY DISCO ...more
The book is more centered in the war and Vhalla’s role in it. She’s definitely grown to be a stronger person after the events of the last book and this one without giving up any part of herself. She goes through some painful events in this boo ...more
I must confess that while I was reading the first book I really desired to do one thing with the main characters:
For the first half of the second book, my desire just grew. I was tired of the come-a ...more
The first book is my favorite by just an itsy bit more (I know, blasphemy!) because I loved all those declaring friendship/learning to trust each other moments between Aldric and Vhalla. This was a bit slower for me (though more action) but I am still 100% madly in love with Aldric. Every time I read his scenes I just can't let go. That poor tort ...more
If anyone tries to convince me that they read this book for the goodness of their heart and the plot. I would call them on their Bullshit. Is there even plot in this second installment? Absolutely NOT. Characters are just walking to the north, south or west or whatever the hell they are going to start a war. Aside from the ending, nothing really happened. EXCEPT for one big thing: Vahalla is f ...more
Vhalla Yarl was unbelievably dense and whiny, except for the ending where she finally comes close to being the badass Windwalker she's supposed to be. However, I’m sorry to report that her brain was left on stand-by for a majority of the book. Aldrik trusts a soldier? Let’s trust them too, despite our suspicions, because surely a prince can never be proven wrong about someone. Aldrik seeks out Vhalla whenever he has the c ...more
✅ Plot and pace
Vhalla is now a soldier, property of the crown and she is sent to the front to win the war with her Windwalker powers. This book is once again about Vhalla trying to figure out her place in the world and also her feeling towards Aldrik (and the price of those feelings).
Vhalla changes in this book, she gains confidence and her powers develop really fast (a little too fast maybe). There is however the logica ...more
The second in the series, Fire Fallings leaves right where Air Awakens left off. In AA, Vhalla was a naïve library apprentice confronting a change in fate, identity, and falling in love. At the beginning of FF, we see a different Vhalla. The events towards the end of AA left Vhalla broken and conflicted, living with the consequences of a night of wind and fire and dealing with Sareem’s death. Despite the nightmares that plague her, she is given no time to rest or recover. She is no ...more
This book was a conglomerate of frustration, agony, torture, and FEELS! Bahah... I know, I know. I'm a glutton for punishment... but I love these kinds of books.
BTW this was a buddy read with Emma - Thank you for being my emotional support because heaven knows I needed it!!! Check out Emma's amazing review!!
Though this story reminds me so much of other already existing book series, the characterization is vastly different. I keep expecting Vhalla to act like a ...more
Elise Kova second book had me:
Guys I can't even begin to form into words the intense love that I have for Prince Aldrik. He has definitely move up to hold the prized place of my #1 fictional Crown prince that has me *swooning* with only the mention of his name. This book was
This is a Read that you need to pick ...more
This category comprises all filler books in fantasy series which are really just an excuse for romantic angst and lots of tears and purple prose. It's all topped with arguments which stem from misunderstandings that could have been solved in five sentences, had the characters been inclined to COMMUNICATE.
An oddly ...more
“You are a symbol, Vhalla. And, despite what some may have you believe, you have more control over what you symbolize than anyone else.”
“I am no one,” she muttered, hearing Aldrik mounting his War-strider.
“Even something very small can cast a large shadow when it is close to the sun.”
I literally know every single thing that happens in this book and somehow it still gets me EVERY DAMN TIME ??? *cries*
*Reread January 2017*
Holy mother Sun! I'm starstruck. This is what I'd like to call a gorgeous sequel. Dare I say it, it might even top Air Awakes
This was an exceptional sequel. I loved it so much! I feel like the series has more of a direction, which is exciting. I'm still processing what happened in this book, because THINGS HAPPENS.
THE ENDING. OH MY GOSH. MIND BLOW.
This book deserves More Than this insignificant five stars!! Omg what a roller coaster of emotions...
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What I love about the sequels is that you can abandon your usual pattern for reviews and go on babbling about your favorite characters and wow moments and angst moments and so on. And trust me, Fire falling has a lot of these.
First of all, let us summarize where we were left with our MCs in Air Awakens. Vhalla is a property of the Solaris Empire now and she is forced to join the war against north. Some people want her dead on the butterflied, some want her to win the war and bring new power - t...more
Question: If you could have one fictional man, which would you choose?
A: The mysterious, bad-intentioned Darkling who you share an unexplainable bond with?
B: Rowan Whitethorn, a badass warrior who you are also bonded to, and wants to ultimately protect you?
C: Nikolai Lantsov, a prince whose snarky as hell?
D: Rhysand, a suave and tad cocky overall badass?
E: Prince Aldrik aka all of the above?
Oh wow. I loved this book. I never thought I'd ...more
You know when you're reading a book, and suddenly you look down to see that you're making actual puddles of tears on your own lap? Yeah, that is a thing, and it was the product of this book. This is one of those reviews that is extra hard to write because you just want to flail and throw the book at people. Yep, it was that good. I haven't read a book that had me this entranced in a long while.
You probably want to know what was so epic, ...more
“I see you taking steps down this path, and I don’t want you be lost to that darkness.” He laughed and bore the most unfiltered sorrow she had ever seen from him. “What is worse is, thanks to the extraordinary wisdom of the people’s Senate, I cannot protect you from that.”
“So, what do I do?” Vhalla finally sought guidance for her guilt.
“Never forget who you are, and do not let the dead define you.”
This book made up for everything I minded in the first one. It ...more
9 out of 10
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Genre: high-fantasy, YA+ (upper-YA)
Stuff: sorcerers, girl gets stronger, war, magic
Setting: road to the North
Fail: a bit slow beginning though it's ok
WOW: romanc ...more
Holy Crap. If you’re looking for a cliffhanger, read this book. I don’t know how I am going on without knowing what happens next. Okay, I do, it’s because I have so many other reads to keep going at the moment, but I seriously can’t wait till I continue. First of all, I love Elise Kova, and I am going to be auto-buying her books from now on. I already ...more
This one was good but not as good as the first book or may be reading this right after I finished the Air awakens was not a good idea! I grew tired of the characters! I don't know if I am in reading slump or what!! But I didn't enjoyed it as much as I should have!
╬What I wanted from this book╬
▬War + Politics
╬What I actually got╬
▬Had me rolling my eyes roman ...more
edit: Me at the end of this book...
It's been a little while since I've read Air Awakens, so while I was reading this, a bunch of stuff would come up and I'd be like whaaaa?
Luckily it started to come back to me, but I still feel liked I missed the full effect.
And despite all of that, I still greatly enjoyed it!
Can you just observe those covers? Aren't they freaking gorgeous??!
And speaking of covers, I've just begun to realize how literal the titles of these books are. In fact, they are almost spoilers!
Air Awaken ...more
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Elise Kova is the USA Today bestselling author of the Air Awakens universe, Married to Magic, Loom Saga, and more. She enjoys telling stories of fantasy worlds filled with magic and a little (or a lot) of romance. She lives in Florida and, when not writing, can be found playing video games, ...more