Vhalla Yarl has made it to the warfront in the North. Forged by blood and fire, she has steeled her heart for the final battle of the Solaris Empire’s conquest. The choices before Vhalla are no longer servitude or freedom, they are servitude or death. The stakes have never been higher as the Emperor ...more
I can't find words more fitting than Elise Kova's own words to describe this masterpiece, this canvas of colour and emotion that drained me of any willpower to continue my life. Smiling is sacrilege, tears and silent sobs are the only proper tribute to the fractured pieces of my heart and sanity. The only proper tribute to a story that consumed me so completely that even if the buildings around me started crumbling and the sky falling, even if scarlet fire licked my feet and ...more
Kill or be killed. Right or wrong, this was the only option that was left to her. It did not matter why she was there; if she did not fight, she would fall.
I don't think I have the strength to write a logical and consistent review.......
But still, I would like to say some words.
This book was just a huge disappointment. Comparing to how the story started and how it was developing, it's almost nothing.
The enemy had made their play, they committed to their dash, not realizing ...more
It felt like I've just read a fan fiction. Air Awakens series was never my favorite, but it was entertaining and intriguing from the first book. I wanted to read it, I wanted to follow the transformation of MCs, moreover, I sympathized with them... until Earth's End came. This book feels like a changeling sent by an evil faeries to usurp the story and make it a unrecognizable mess. Wel...more
3.5 out of 10
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Genre: high-fantasy, YA
Stuff: elemental magic, war
WOW: the ending, Jax and Baldair
POV: 3rd-person, female
Love-Geometry: unsteady medium
"I can kill...more
This book definitely went overboard on the cringeworthy romance, though. Aldrick got a personality makeover that turned the dark, brooding prince into a somewhat pathetic, sappy alcoholic whose vocabulary was reduced to "my lady, my love, etc." There's only so much I can read about them being totally into each other before it gets super repetitive. Like I get that these two are in love, ...more
Air Awakens was a solid (even if a little unoriginal) start.
Fire Falling was a static, romance-soaked mess.
Earth’s End – I’m actually proud of myself for still giving this two stars when I feel like I need to break something right now.
I have, however, finally figured out what went wrong for me after the first instalment.
In my opinion, Elise Kova cannot write good romance.
He was the start and the end of the world, the glue holding to...more
Seriously, way to crush my shipper heart with those last twenty pages, Elise. Can we just act like those scenes never happened?
Earth's End falls victim to the second book syndrome...except it's the third book in a five book series. So, I guess it's more appropriate to call it the "middle-book syndrome." I loved the tension between our leading characters, Vhalla and Aldrik, in Air Awakens and Fire Falling, I might go as far as saying that their banter and tension make the series. B ...more
also this was SUPER slow paced, but that ending was so intense and amazing, but that still didn't make the first 90% of this book less boring so 3.5 stars.
I mean it was a little slow at first but like mY HEART IS BROKEN?????
I'm taking a small break to buddy read with one of my faves BUT I WILL BE BACK. MAYBE WITH A REVIEW.
Okay let's explain the rating. This book was a big filler and pretty much a waste. It really didn't have to exist in my opinion and it easily could've been added to book 2 and 4 without so many unnecessary scenes. It really became a big soap opera for no reason and I wasn't really in love with that fact.
Yes I enjoyed this book and I like the characters, the world, the plot, etc but I feel like it was a big ball of nothing? Nothing happened really. There was a lot of war planning th ...more
This book moves Vhalla and Aldriks relationship forward by leaps and bounds, and we see Vhalla grow tremendously as a person. In previous books, Vhalla wa ...more
I'll start by saying that I have literally not a bad thing to say about this book. Like, I actually tried to think of something I didn't like, and I came up empty. I read Earth's End in what felt like minutes. When I finally finished, it was 6am, my heart was in my damn throat, and I am pretty sure I will never recover. You want feels? You'll get them. You want tense, edge of your seat moments? You'll get them too. Want some lighthearted ...more
“They knew—the whole world saw it—it was as clear as the flames that still blazed in the ignited trees before them. Together, they were unstoppable. Bound, Joined, madly in love, there were no longer any boundaries that could limit them. They were a single force of nature.”
At this point, the only thing one can ask is: why you keep doing this to yourself girl?🤣
THAT ENDING LITERALLY HURTS MY SOUL, SO. DAMN. MUCH.
*Reread Januar ...more
- more character development
- more of the secondary characters, because honestly, this series needs it
- some action, or rather actual plot apart from the love-story because there is a war and an evil king and everything
- perhaps something original/ world-building
What actually happened:
- endless obsessing over the love interest
- weak dialogue (mostly with the love interest or about the love interest); or inner monologue concerning Vhalla's confused feels and he ...more
Review to come
Yeah those ...
This series is really quite good. Slow at times. I feel like it could have been effectively condensed into less books. Lots of really intense relationship building and therefore some emotional moments for sure!
I was going to give this book 3.5 stars.......but then the end happened. I'm still giving it 3.5 stars, because the ending doesn't make up for the book, but it was still damn awesome!
I got you there, didn't I? I'm evil, I know.
Back to the ending!
Honestly? I wasn't even devastated.
I loooove Vhaldrik, but instead of dying, I was laughing and praising Elise Kova.
Vhalla actually retaliated (view spoiler)[to being utterly heartbroken by her one love when he basically said he play ...more
this one was a weird read. while i absolutely loved the previous two books and devoured them within two or so sittings, this one took me a week to finish. it’s especially telling that the first 200 or so pages took me five days, because the beginning was so incredibly slow and boring at times. i maybe read a chapter or two a day and then put off continuing until the ...more
||"You were not born to be their leader, you were chosen. And that has far greater weight."
I finished this one in 2.5 hours. A new record for me. But like it was hard not to devour this one. I have minimal highlights because I could highlight the entire book. Kova really outdid herself this time. This series continually gets better as more layers are added to the story and the characters get more and more complex as time progresses. No character is one thing or another and it is so great to see ...more
You know what, the sequel Fire Falling was amazing for me, it had the right element to make it interesting, I really like Vhalla and Aldrik and the romance there had just the right balance in the story but oh my gods by the mother sun THIS book was all about romance!!!. ... I just got sick of it!
Today, they would draw a line in the sand. On one side, they would stand, on the other, the Emperor and her death.
The start was really good, and I was hoping to know more about the o ...more
Shit.. I just realized the cover. What the hell is that suppose to imply? Because if its implying what I think it is then fuck.
WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT?!?! WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT!???! & The last three chapters was a bunch of BULLSHIT. No, just no. I fucking knew it, it was too good to be true.
(view spoiler)[And DANIEL?!? Well you can go fuck yourself. shit face. Not really your actually really nice but I do ...more
What. The. FUCK. Was. That ???
I hate this.
Fuck this book.
I'm not crying, you're crying.
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Vhalla is at the front lines of the war and as her magic grows so does her fame. More than one source is out for her death, but her spirit and magic is earning the respect from the other soldiers. Her relationship with the crown prince is getting stronger yet is as tenuous as it has ever been in the face of the sovereign.
This book is such a tumult of emotions. I’m not sure if I ever went through so much swinging of whether or not I ship certain ...more
WHAT IS HAPPENING. I DON'T COMPREHEND.
Can someone PLEASE kill the Emperor!?!?
(view spoiler)[I'm mad at the stupid "love triangle", because all of us know that Vhalla loves Aldrick. Period. And i can't hate Daniel because i actually like his personality, but, it wasn't necessary AT ALL. so back off dude. Don't make me hate you for trying to destroy my OTP. (hide spoiler)]
I feel like we need more of the secondary characters: Fritz (love you, fritz), Baldair, Jax, even Elecia. Th ...more
"Home had become where he was."
This book has to be my favorite of this series so far. Oh. My. World. How could 300+ pages be my life yet my unavoidable ruin?
Earth's End picks up right where Fire Falling leaves off (cue in ugly sobs). Fire Falling left in the most unbelievable and world-breaking of cliffhangers. You could imagine my grief when I knew my beloved characters were in the brink of immense suffering yet I couldn't read about it until mont ...more
(yeah, the whole review is me screaming incoherently - sorry, I can't help it)
Some parts of the book were freaking AWESOME and then it just goes and crushes your heart, damn it! I LEGIT ALMOST STARTED CRYING IN MY UNIVERSITY'S CAFETERIA WTF
Anyway. Closer to finale, when I realized that shit was going down, and it was going down HARD, I mentally prepared myself for DEATH AND DESTRUCTION. What ...more
|Air Awakens Fan C...: Chapter 4||9||34||Jul 22, 2016 09:24AM|
|Air Awakens Fan C...: Theme song for the end of Earth's End||10||25||May 08, 2016 06:43AM|
|Air Awakens Fan C...: Chapter 22||4||63||Mar 05, 2016 06:46AM|
|Air Awakens Fan C...: Chapter 21||1||21||Feb 12, 2016 09:01AM|
|Air Awakens Fan C...: Chapter 20||1||10||Feb 12, 2016 09:00AM|
|Air Awakens Fan C...: Chapter 19||1||6||Feb 12, 2016 09:00AM|
|Air Awakens Fan C...: Chapter 18||1||3||Feb 12, 2016 09:00AM|
In her past lives, she has graduated from an MBA program, lived in Japan for a bit, and worked for a Fortune 500 technology company. However, she finds herself much happier in her current reincarnation as full-time author. When not writing, she can usually be found playing video games, drawing, watching ...more