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Preview — The Council by Kayla Krantz
Lilith Lace, a witch thought to be born powerless, happily resides in Ignis, the Coven of Fire, until she suddenly develops telekinesis, an ability only seen in some witches born in Mentis, the Coven of the Mind. She's terrified of it, unsur ...more
+ 1 star. Witches, Fairies, Covens, Magic, unusual abilities.
+ 1 star. Original world, plucky heroine.
+ 1 star. Worldbuilding actually happened and had quite a result.
+ 1 star. Nice cover.
- 1 star. Divergent vibes.
- 1 star. Some stupid decisions being done all the time. Appointing people to Council by force, by tricking people into it. What for? Would people really do a good job of it this way?
- 1 star. Nonsensical dialogues. Like, all the parents interaction wa ...more
I love witches, so I was excited to start reading this book. I got sucked right into the story and found Lilith to be a very passionate character. Definitely a good book, some little things that made me give the book 4 stars.
Worldbuilding: The first pro is definitely the worldbuilding. It's unique in it's genre and I really feel like everything is thought through. I would've loved a more detailed ...more
Am I glad to have read this!
This is the story of Lilith, a crippled witch living in Ignis, one of the Five Covens. Five Covens inhabiting witches with 5 different kinds of powers ruled by The Council consisting of 5 members, one from each Coven and The Sage. As Li develops powers, strange things start to happen to her which make her question her past and might not only have her ripped away from the ones she love but also have her killed.
I really enjoyed the writing and all the characters. We ...more
For a young adult novel, there's a lot of deep characterization and a focus on plot rather than romance. I appl ...more
The plot was slow to build. It's centered on Lilith Lace who lives in Ignis, they are the coven of Fire. When she was young, she was horribly burned in an accident with fire and it's affected her leg, and her life ever since. She believed her parents and didn't questions things. Lilith wasn't showing a ...more
Lilith Lace is a young woman who’s grown up in Ignis, the Coven of Fire, in the Land of Five. Her parents are UnEquipped, meaning they have no magical powers. The same is true of her best ...more
I’m not (or should I now say ‘was’ not?) a big fan of YA genre. One of my friends had given this book 5 Stars, so I decided to give this book a try. And I am glad that the book didn’t disappoint me!
The one thing I know for sure after reading this wonderful book is that Kayla Krantz is a gifted Author. The world she built for this novel is nothing short of amazing. The characters are strong and grow more and more powerful as we dive dee ...more
While I mostly enjoyed this book I found that the writing style was a little simplistic in some areas (possibly written for a younger audience so this may not be a valid complaint) and it would probably benefit from another proof read as there were a few mistakes that I spotted (not a massive issue but just pointing out that they were there).
The story itself, as I said, is enjoyable enough but I felt that the paci ...more
Lilith was a wonderfully crafted character. I grew to love her sarcastic and rather blunt way of interacting with others and was grateful for those brief moments where I got to see how vulnerable she truly is.
Clio, best friend to Lilith is a quirky and humorous young ...more
Loved the fact that the main character was not only female but wasn't "perfect" and had a disability which is lovely and unique showing that a hero doesn't have to be "perfect". I also thought Lilith's character was great, very stubborn, very sarcastic, again not the typical main character / heroine. Fantastic descriptions although ...more
I was hooked on this story at the very start. This book is a coming-of-age story about a young witch and the challenges she faces when dealing with multiple covens, fae and other magical influences that surround her. It is an adventure with loads of mystery, and each page will keep you craving more. I highly recommend this book for fans of witches, mystery, and books about self-discovery.
There is a secret everybody is keeping from Lilith, even her parents don't want to talk about it. The secret of how she became a cripple, but things don't add up. When the Arcane ceremony lights all the goblets, Lilith is in for a surprise.
Lilith thinks the whole coven is conspiring against her, except for her two best friends. Then she is forced to join the council and must leave everything behind. Even though ...more
There is a nice cast of other characters that help move the story along. Two of these cha ...more
I was given a copy of The Council by Kayla Krantz in return for a honest review on the book. The author has successfully woven you into a world of magic where nothing is what it appears to be. This gripping page turner novel does great job of keeping the reader in suspense.
The story begins with our main character Lilith and her friend Helena on the last day of schooling. They are part of the "unequipped" or those whom show no signs of having magical abilities. There is an upcoming test that th...more
I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.
I had high hopes for this book. Perhaps that’s where I went wrong.
The Council is about Lilith (nicknamed “Li” and I’m not exactly sure where that came from. I never really understand nicknames that are just shortened versions of your name with a different vowel sound unless she’s literally just called “Lih”) who lives in a place called “the 5 realms”, one for each type of witch: mind powers, water, air, fire, a ...more
The Council had me hooked in the first chapter!
This book is set in a land divided by 5 different Covens. Each Coven is capable of developing different types of magic to help defend their people. The Covens' orderly practices are determined by the Council; a group of witches with unique powers.
Lilith and her friends' Clio and Helena, come from Ignis, the Land of Fire and have spent all of their school ...more
Lilith lives in a Coven of witches with pyrokinetic powers (throwing fire). She has always been UnEquipped (magicless), but recently she has been developing powers. But they are powers she shouldn’t have, namely telekinetic and as a result she might have to switch Covens. She doesn’t want to leave behind everything and everyone she holds dear. But she might have to.
Lilith is fiery, but also a cripple (she has a bad limp) and she strug ...more
Lilith, being raised by UnEquipped parents, believes herself UnEquipped like her best friend. That's how it normally goes. So when she developes powers shortly before time to be marked as an adult member of ...more
LIillith is a witch who is powerful enough to overcome her disability, a childhood injury to her leg that had been caused by magic. The daughter of Unequipped parents, she i ...more
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