The Solaris Empire found victory in the North and, at the cost of her heart and her innocence, Vhalla Yarl has earned her freedom. But the true fight is only beginning as the secret forces that have been lurking in the shadows, tugging at the strings of Vhalla's fate, finally come to light. Nowhere is safe ...more
Aldrik - 25
Vhalla - 19
Baldair - 22
Fritz - 21
Jax - 23
Elecia - 18
…moreBy the end of book 4, here are all the would-be ages of the "original" characters:
Aldrik - 25
Vhalla - 19
Baldair - 22
Fritz - 21
Jax - 23
Elecia - 18
Daniel - 20
Larel - 24
Aldrik and Jax would be the closest to their birthdays by the end of Book 4.
Hope this helps!
3 out of 10
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Genre: high-fantasy, upper-YA
Stuff: elemental magic, sorcerers
Fail: predictability, romance as a plot-goal
POV: 3rd-person, female
“He was a reckless...more
"I have crawled out of deeper holes this past year. Believe I can do this, because if you will be by my side, I will let nothing stop me."
I can't believe I've just finished reading the fourth book in this series. I read the first book last year, and ever since I started its been a continuous roller coaster of emotions. Vhalla Yarl has matured so much throughout this entire series, from being the shy librarian to becoming the ...more
“He was a reckless fool,and I was a girl pulled along by puppet strings.The fire burned too hot,and we didn't notice until it consumed everything.”
I am not lost for words often.I tend to babble and gush over the things I like and love until my mouth dries and my voice falters.But talking about Water's Wrath,talking about the book that eradicated my ability to think or dream about anything besides it feels way too personal.Like exposing my bare soul.But I will do it.Because you,yes you who ar ...more
I cried in this one, a lot of crying. I can not believe all the things that happened.
I am so nervous about reading and finishing the last one, Elise is killing me
I am trash for this
Buddy-read with my partner in "rolling our eyes all the way through the book" Katerina
This series is like a balloon slowly loosing air and falling, falling, falling until there's no air left at all. From the very start I really liked this series, though it wasn't unique, at least it was entertaining and Aldrik and Vhalla's relationship, which always was the main theme of the series, was something I liked to observe. In Earth's End it was no longer an option, because the characters' behavior was...more
“We can make our own way; we always have.” Aldrik cupped her cheek boldly, and Vhalla didn’t stop him. “What have we to lose?”
“Is that all?”
I FEEL PERSONALLY VICTIMIZED BY THIS BOOK: THE SEQUEL TO THE SEQUEL XD
Trust me, it gets worse with each time💀😂 I CAN’T EVEN WITH THIS BOOKS ANYMORE *keeps rereading them anyways*
*Reread January 2017*
“Love is far better to know, even if it slips from your grasp or doesn’t be ...more
4.5 maybe? 5 at parts... and I can't even.. at other parts. Thank you EMMA for being my best bud during this series.
AJF:SLDKJF OKAY. Let me try to explain.
So I've been a conglomerate of mixed emotions in this series thus far. This is partly due to:
1. Aldrik and his craziness;
2. Vhalla and her character arc just making her the bomb diggity;
3. But most of all... the side characters in this series are the ABSOLUTE best. I'm talkin to you... Fritz, Jax, Elecia, Daniel, Daniel ...more
(view spoiler)[Baldair, why you had to die?, I would never recover from that moment, I cried so much.
It wasn't fair.
HE WAS A BEAUTIFUL THING THAT NEEDED TO BE PROTECTED. why, WHY.
Also, please, stop making Aldrik my precious bae suffer so much. (hide spoiler)]
I need to all the characters that are still alive, remain alive.
This book's ending was the FREAKING WORST. Everything is wrong ...more
I have an unhealthy obsession with these covers, I can't even choose a favorite at this point. Prayers for my ship, I have faith. Maybe.
Wait. Back up. Those last three words.
"Her former lover."
Did I just read that line wrong? This better not be who I think it is. If it is, then Earth's End is going to shatter my heart into ugly fat pieces. No thank you please.
Anyways, this whole world is still so much fun. I'm glad this book went back to the city the series started in, but also thou ...more
How i felt through this book:
This book, as all others in this series, was incredible! I'm still having heart palpitations. I might read it again this weekend. Seriously. Awesome.
As we left Earth's End: Aldrik is engaged to the princess of the north, Vhalla has run to the far reaches of the earth - her heart in pieces, and some of the secrets of the black sheep prince have come to light. We pick up with Vhalla in the west, working in a b ...more
Water's wrath, a summary:
- Incredible character development (Andrik's was A+, PERFECTION),
- Healthy relationship development (!!!!!!),
- Amazing friendships,
- Tears and sadness and rage and despair because Elise Kova is a monster and keeps killing the most precious characters of the series
*goes back to her cave to cry and read Crystal crowned*
I signed up and received an advance copy of the ebook for free in exchange for an honest review.
The story started close to what happened in the end of Earth's End which was good. Right away, I got to see how Vhalla's doing on her own, and how she's handling her situation with all that has happened at the end of the third book. While it was a bit steady at first, exciting events just started coming one after the other. They could be too much to handle too soon (especially that terr ...more
“Even something very small can cast a large shadow when it is close to the sun.”
Elise Kova I kinda hate you right now. A little bit. You literally put me through hell wh-when you did what you did to us. I cannot forgive you for it. I refuse. It's mean, cruel and unnecessary. Really, it is. You should have giving us at least a bit of happiness.
Here's just my summary/thoughts of each book to remember how I felt about them:
“...Fire needs air to live. Air f...more
I love the Air Awakens series. I have considered the series to be my favorite. I loved the characters, I loved the story, and of course I loved the romance.
I have just finished this book and it is safe to say that I am horribly disappointed. I don't think I ever have yelled "This is stupid" at a book so many times in ...more
Where do I start with this one? Angsty, emotional, frustrating, moving...are some of the words to describe this book. So much happens, and most if it sad or heartbreaking or maddening! Vhalla had me smacking my head a few times from her stupidity.
But, I also loved how she and Aldrick had time away from each other to grow and realize how much they truly love and need each other. Time gave them a chance to see their relationship as it is: timeless and enduring. But then lots of other thi ...more
As I read Water's Wrath, I mentally bookmarked a few places where I was positive that it was going to play a crucial role later on, that it would pay off big ...more
Seriously these characters should just stop with the wind walker obsession. I just hate it when Vhalla is some kind of a tool to be used again and again for these bastards because of her power. The girl is not a slave anymore, she earned her freedom, she's not a doormat you A-holes!!!
And Baldair ... Baldair !!!! WTF ...more
On the other hand, I think that this book has hurt me the most. There are certain things happening in this book.... and those things hurt. They hurt pretty bad. They are s ...more
Be warned that this review may contain spoilers.
**REREAD REVIEW 01/27/2019**
I would describe this book in the series as the book of major plot twists. Seriously, so many shocking things happen that it almost gives you whiplash. This is one of the great things about reading Elise Kova's books though. You never know what to expect.
Vhalla's confidence in this book is immeasurable. She puts her best foot forward and dashes on fighting the stakes that are against ...more
You'll be able to see my full review on Queen of the Bookshelves on April 18th!
Perfection doesn't even begin to describe this one. Where do I start? The end? The middle? The end? The part I desperately don't want anyone to mention to me ever again? The beginning where I thought everything was going to be okay because there's still one more book? I don't know because all of it was perfection.
Vhalla Yarl in this one ...more
5 Stars!!! (All the stars in the night sky if I could, but…)
Elise Kova delivers a stunning, emotionally draining, complex and action filled novel that I read in one sitting. Once again, Vhalla is discovering who she is, what her powers mean, how this shapes her relationships with the people around her and she attempts to figure this all out with a wider plot working against her the entire time. Vhalla shines through all of this, and this leads me to my first main point - Vhalla’s growth is exept ...more
This review and others like it can be found on my blog, Vicariously & Voraciously
Vhalla is discovering that she can't run away forever. Her bond with the crown prince wont let her forget him and her affinity with air proves to have powers that can unleash what's in the crystal caverns. Vhalla battles with whom to trust and what to do with her power.
So the story picks up where Vhalla has run off. She's in the crossroads essentially floundering about not really doing anything. It's a ...more
why couldn't vhalla and jax just run away somewhere together and live as an enemy destroying powerhouse? that would be the right thing to do - but no, they go back to aldrik and the palace (outstanding honestly this novel couldn't survive more than a 150 pages without the crown prince).
the best and saddest part of the novel that got me caring the mos ...more
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