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Rise of Fire

(Reign of Shadows #2)

3.61  ·  Rating details ·  3,127 ratings  ·  541 reviews
Luna and Fowler have escaped the kingdom of Relhok, but they haven’t escaped the darkness. When a battle against the dark dwellers mortally injures Fowler, Luna is faced with a choice: put their fate in the hands of mysterious strangers or risk losing Fowler forever. Desperate to keep the one bright part of her life alive, Luna accepts the help of soldiers from a nearby ki ...more
Hardcover, 294 pages
Published February 7th 2017 by HarperTeen
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Nov 11, 2016 rated it liked it
After the ending of Reign of Shadows, I was dying to get my hands on the next book. I thought this was a trilogy, so I had planned on holding off on reading RoF until book 3 was almost out. Then I found out it was a duology...

I still liked Luna and Fowler, but this time I definitely saw faults. Her blindness was something that irritated me the entire time. There were so many things she does or experiences that are described as if she had sight. Then there would be a vague mention of her special
Jan 02, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2017-releases

Just kidding. 1 star.

***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Rise of Fire by Sophie Jordan
Book Two of the Reign of Shadows series
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: February 7, 2017
Rating: 1 star
Source: eARC from Edelweiss

Summary (from Goodreads):

The richly suspenseful sequel to Sophie Jordan’s romantic fantasy Reign of Shadows.

Luna and Fowler have escaped the kingdom of Relhok, but they haven’t escaped the darkness. When a battle against the dark dwellers mortally injures Fowler,
Jun 22, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya-fantasy
Oh my God.

This is the most insta-lovey, cringey, cheesy dialogue story I have ever read.

Sarah Elizabeth
(I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)

“This is my kingdom. I’ve always known it.”

This was a YA fantasy sequel which picked up where book 1 left off.

Both Luna and Fowler fought for what they wanted in this book, even when things seemed dire. I did think that Luna continued to do pretty well at hiding her blindness though, and she did seem to fool people.

The storyline in this picked up where book 1 left off, and Luna and Fowler ended
Trina (Between Chapters)
First of all, there's no fire in this book at all. Who came up with this title? I'm really annoyed by misleading titles.

Second, this was such a stagnant plot that I wish I hadn't finished the duo. I guess Sophie Jordan is an author who really pulls me in with her first books and then the sequels wander off. She'd be great at standalones.

Third, and most importantly, the disability rep is T E R R I B L E. I was not as educated on rep when I read the first book so I was not aware of what all that b
Feb 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Just as the first book, reign of shadows, this was again a book I couldn't put down the second I started reading it. Addictive, action packed, enthralling.. I loved every second of it! I want more, more, more! Too bad it's a duo-logy and this was really the end. I'm going to miss this world and these characters!! ...more
Jan 18, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnfed

I have no idea why I decided to make this my first audiobook of the year. I can’t remember anything from the first book in the duology, yet I decided to pick this one up.

At first I was very confused with what was going on, which is my fault for forgetting the previous book. As I got deeper into the book I actually started enjoying it. It had the cliche fantasy vibe, so there was nothing special about it, but it was surprisingly good.

The part of this book that I didn’t like was the ending.
Apr 13, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017-release
2.5 stars
review to come

Uuuuum .... that was disappointing *cries*

I loved Reign of Shadows and after that ending!!! I was SO excited ... and ... ugh nope

My full review of this title can be found here on The Book Hookup.


♥ Teaser Quote: There's some really great moments in this book and I'm sure you wouldn't be surprised that a majority of my favorite quotes happened around kissing scenes. (*fake whispers* Kissing is my favorite.)
    His hands burned a trail everywhere, roaming my back, callused fingertips stroking my nape and burrowing into my hair. I trembled as he tugged my head back, his lips gliding over my throat before coming ba
rachel ☾
Feb 06, 2017 rated it it was ok
Rise of Fire was a disappointingly rushed and ridiculous finale to this series. While I was never the biggest fan of Reign of Shadows, especially compared to some of my friends who are completely in love with Fowler, I did think that the first book did an excellent job of setting up a decent story arc for the sequel. I was wrong.

Luna was stubborn to a fault. She repeatedly hurt the people she loved - and was trying to protect - by refusing to do something that needed to be done or taking unneces
Colleen Houck
Loved this conclusion to the series. What an awesome hero and heroine. Sophie Jordan does it again. This is a world I'd hate to live in but that makes it all the more exciting. If you're a zombie fan, check out the monsters in this series! ...more
Feb 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A sharp adventure with smart and daring character and a blissfully romantic love story that pulls the heart string and never let's go!
I savored every word!
Mar 25, 2018 rated it liked it
My final rating for Rise of Fire is between a 3- and a 3.5.-stars which means I did like it. This book picks up immediately following the conclusion of Book 1, Reign of Shadows, which left on quite a cliffhanger indeed! Although I did like it, I definitely did not enjoy it as much as the first book. I think some of that had to do with the plot of this story and a bit of it had to do with me picking up on more flaws in the execution of writing a blind main character.

If you are onto this book, mo
Beth  (YA Books Central)
May 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I need more!!! I need more of Luna and Fowler! I absolutely LOVED this book!!! Full review to come closer to pub date! Rise of Fire is so full of suspense, action, and swoon worthy romance!!
Patty (IheartYA311)
Sep 20, 2019 rated it liked it
A quick, easy read, and a fitting sequel. There were a few loose ends that kinda bugged me but overall I enjoyed it. A solid 3 stars.
SyaSya Syed Nasir
Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It was damn great! I've no idea how many worries I had while reading but it was great! ...more
Mar 27, 2017 rated it it was ok
Honestly, I don't have much to say about this book. I really enjoyed the first book, so I was so excited to read this book. Unfortunately, this was a major let down.

The one main thing I liked about this book was that the plot of this book was addictive. Even when his book was annoying me, I still couldn't put it down?

The romance drove me insane. I thought the romance was adorable in the first book. However, a lot of the elements of the romance in this book made me cringe so much. There was forc
Aug 23, 2020 rated it liked it
This second volume was LEAGUES better than the first; filled with court intrigue, exciting twists, stronger characters and MUCH less sloppy kissing! The ending was a bit rushed and shaky but let’s face it, that was all the time we really needed for the story and it had to end one of two ways. I would have preferred a third, but the ending chosen was decidedly acceptable.
*Source* Publisher via Edelweiss
*Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy
*Rating* 3.5

*My Thoughts*

*Full Review @ Gizmos Reviews*

Rise of Fire is the final installment in author Sophie Jordan's Reign of Shadows duology. Rise of Fire picks up right where Reign of Shadows left off. This duology alternates between two characters. 17-year old Luna, the true heir to the crown of Relhok, and 17-year old Fowler, estranged son of Cullan the former chancellor who killed Luna's parents, the King and Queen of Relhok, and
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was ok
this could of been so good, the story has such potential but the first half was utterly boring and the second gave me whiplash with how quickly the story was resolved. Such a big plot element happened right at the end and it could of been explored and executed in greater detail. Very disappointing finale :(
Nice conclusion, but a bit of a hasty one.
3.5/5 stars

This review will contain spoilers from book 1.

Rise of Fire is the final book in the Reign of Shadows duology. It is a YA fantasy series.

The book alternates narrators between Luna and Fowler. The first book left off with a massive cliffhanger. You must have read Reign of Shadows before reading this book.

For the most part I enjoyed this sequel. There is a lot of book one recapped in the first chapter (which I appreciate).

The basic premise of this series is that 17 years ago Luna's paren
Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight
I have a serious case of the mixed feelings here, friends. I really liked Reign of Shadows Found it interesting. Wanted to see where the story went, since it ended on quite the cliffhanger. So yeah, I was excited to dive back in!

But things... they didn't go as I had hoped? Okay. Look. It wasn't all bad. So let's start with the things I liked!

did get more Fowler and Luna, yay!
Feb 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Really glad I didn't give up on Sophie Jordan, this series was pretty good. It was really entertaining to read. Looking forward to more books by her. ...more
Jun 07, 2017 rated it it was ok
Eh. No. Wtf??
That's it? Half of the plot lines aren't even explained??!! And it's the final book? What???

This was a really good end to a really good duology that had me on the edge of my seat the whole time it never stopped for very long it was very fast paced. I really like the characters the main along with others like Chasan he started out kind of bad but then he got better so in the end I liked him. As for Luna and Fowler I loved their love story it was so heart felt I ship them so very much one of my new favorite romances in YA. I loved the story it started out with a bang right where it left ...more
Dec 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-reads

I had some problems with the first book in the Reign of Shadows series, which I found to be a dull novel with far too much walking. Thankfully, the less-loved second book in the series does away with almost all of that and instead becomes a book about courtly intrigue! While most readers hated this sudden and unexpected change in direction, I was pleasantly surprised. Let’s just not talk about that super convenient ending.
Erin Arkin
Jan 29, 2017 rated it liked it
Rise of Fire is the second book in the Reign of Fire series by Sophie Jordan and I picked this one up because I was curious to see how Jordan would continue the story for Luna and Fowler. I will do my best to not spoil anything here but be warned, if you haven’t read book one, you may not want to read until you have.

This book picks up right after the end of book one and I was immediately pulled back into this world where danger is everywhere. When Fowler was pulled underground by the Dwellers, L
Chelsea (thepageprincess)
Jaime (Two Chicks on Books)
Sep 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
What a fantastic finale! I think I liked this better than book 1! And omg there were tons of swoon worthy scenes! Damn I love Fowler!!
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Sophie Jordan took her adolescent daydreaming one step further and penned her first historical romance in the back of her high school Spanish class. This passion led her to pursue a degree in English and History.

A brief stint in law school taught her that case law was not nearly as interesting as literature - teaching English seemed the natural recourse. After several years

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