The Seventh Sun
I cannot thank Lani Forbes enough for allowing me to read an early copy of her book.
Everything about THE SEVENTH SUN was stunning, from the prose, to the myths, to the romance between Akhin and Mayana, to the magic system and intrigue.
An absolute must-read!
I need book 2. (Hope you won’t make me wait too long). ;)
I am a romantic, and the sweet tension between Mayana and Ahkin kept me intrigued ...more
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The Seventh Sun by Lani Forbes follows two points of views. Set in South America, based off of Aztec and Mayan myths and history, this book weaves a beautiful, magical story. The emperor of Chicome has died, leaving his son Ahkin to take over as emperor and to raise the sun each day. Through studying the skies and the sun setting earlier and earlier each day, hints of chaos looming over his nation. He also cannot fully inherit the t/>The/>COUNT ...more
Title The Seventh Sun
Author Lani Forbes
Release Date February 18, 2020
Description from Amazon
Thrust into leadership upon the death of his emperor father, young Prince Ahkin feels completely unready for his new position. Though his royal blood controls the power of the sun, he’s now responsible for the lives of all the Chicome people. And despite all ...more
At first I wasn't considering this book, but I figured why not try it, and I'm glad I sent in the request. Honestly, it does tick a lot of familiar boxes in the fantasy/alternate history category, but I like that it focused on a culture that isn't often explored. I don't know a lot about Aztec/Maya beliefs and culture, but I could fee ...more
Mayana is a princess of the water goddess. She can control water, but she can’t cont ...more
I loved reading this! I love the inclusion of Aztec and Mayan beliefs, and I felt that it was interwoven in this world quite well while still being unique. This is a different type of love story. While it's taking place in just a span of 2 weeks, with the falling in love happening in just a span of a few days, it feels genuine and almost as if you've known these characters for a long time. It doesn't feel rushed, but it also doesn't feel slow. I have no idea how it's po ...more
In relation to other young adult material, The Seventh Sun is one of the most original and diverse books that I have read with ties to Native American Mythology from South America. It has a lot of internal character conflict. The nature, magic, and mythology all come together to give decadent read. The character's each balance one another throughout the novel. The foreboding issues that face the nation of Chicome people is one of the overall themes that make t ...more
The Seventh Sun was an unique and enjoyable reading based on Maya and Aztec mythology. In fact, what I loved most was the worldbuilding (the author did a lot of research), which was fascinating and very detailed. I also adored the story in general and there were some unexpected twists I didn't see coming. The only thing I didn't like very much was the romance, too insta-lovey. They barely knew each other and in two weeks they alrea/>The ...more