Book Review: Earth’s End (Air Awakens #3) by Elise Kova + Giveaway

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Title: Earth’s End (Air Awakens #1)

Author: Elise Kova
Genre: Young Adult, High Fantasy, Magic
Release Date: February 11th, 2016
Publisher: Silver Wing Press
Format: Kindle
Source: Purchased

A woman awoken in air, a soldier forged by fire, a weapon risen from blood.
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 maintains his iron grip on her fate, holding everything Vhalla still has left to lose in the balance.
Book Three of the Air Awakens Series
And here I honestly thought that Fire Falling will always be my favorite book in the series, but boy was I wrong! Earth’s End was the very definition of EXPLOSION and absolute PERFECTION! The bomb — full of intensity and outburst of emotions.

I loved Fire Falling to the core, even if it had me broken when I was left with a heart-shattering cliffhanger, but Earth’s End proved that even the best can get better and be the BEST-est!

I actually really don’t know how to form words to describe what I had experienced while reading this book. All I knew was that I had the most intense overnight reading Earth’s End. Elise turned me into an emotionally messed up Tower Guard. One moment, I was feeling so happy, swooning, feeling so much glee, and then the next thing I knew, I was in shock, tearing up, slowly shattering and I don’t know. Everything. All at once!

The first 3% of the book already had me like “WOAH!”. We were given such a very fierce start and I honestly got worried that it won’t last until the end, or that the excitement will deteriorate as it progress. But no, there was never a boring part and I really had the hardest time putting away my phone to stop reading. I only stopped when my battery died. LOL


We were welcomed into a brand new setting, the majestic world of Soricium, Shaldan the world of the Northeners, the world of the Groundbreakers. I don’t know if the hardcover copy of Air Awakens has map (since I have the paperback and it doesn’t have a map), but wouldn’t it be great to have a map of the entire continent, the entire world of Air Awakens? I rechecked my copy of Fire Falling (thanks to Elise!), and there it was! The map of the whole continent! I know that Shaldan — the North, the South and West, were just three of the entire world and we have yet to see the rest. By the rest, I mean the East, and I have this feeling that we will, soon on the next books. Elise just got better and better in crafting fantabulous world!

The characters — the old and the NEW, and their tremendous developments. First, Vhalla, I love how this very innocent library apprentice we met in Air Awakens became a warrior — fierce, dangerous and incredibly strong. I just love this heroine! Very smart, strong, and real.

I get to see new sides of Prince Aldrik and Prince Baldair. Of course, Prince Aldrik only made my love for him more extreme. LOL. But there was also this particular moment were I, uh, hated him. You’ll know why. And I was also surprised on how I became so immensely attached to Prince Baldair which I never really paid much attention in the past books. I was able to understand Prince Baldair and his previous actions, and I love how her relationship with Vhalla developed into a beautiful one.

I missed a certain someone, but Elecia was able to fill that empty space in Vhalla’s circle. Well, at least for me, even if Elecia’s not too affectionate, I was able to like her more in Earth’s End. The circle of friends grew! We were introduced to new characters, *drum rolls* Erion and Jax! I love the new characters, and I want to say so many things but I’ll just keep it short. I LOVE JAX!

And if the other characters developed, even the antagonist became even more awfully hateful! I JUST WANT TO TEAR EVERY LIMBS OF THE EMPEROR AND BE DONE WITH HIM. Sorry for losing my cool. But seriously, the hate I felt was roaring and growing into a mighty rage.
But then again, there were extremely happy (and smexy) moments. Vhalla and Aldrik and their passionate and intense feelings for each other made me forget about all the awful things going on. Each and every moments they shared made me roll in my bed with so much glee.
Earth’s End also has more action-packed and breathtaking scenes! But of course, if it’s about twist and turns and cliffhangers, I’m going to give Elise Kova an award for writing the cruelest endings ever. I don’t think it’s as heart-breaking as Fire Falling, but still an open ending with terrible emotional fragments from what happened to… YOU’LL FOUND OUT!
EDIT: I’ve just realized after a day I finished reading Earth’s End how everything hasn’t fully sunk in yet the moment I wrote this review. Now, while I was looking back, I just can’t take my mind off of the last few chapters. The last few chapters gave me so much heartache. Things happened so fast and I wasn’t able to react much, instead, I got lost but kept moving on. I wish I could share really, because my heart wants to burst! But I will spare you the spoilers, of course. But right now, as the pain starts to slowly creep in, I just want to cry… Cry until my heart stops aching.

PS: Thank you, Elise for the very special mention to your Tower Guards on the acknowledgements. I’ve never been so proud! You don’t have the slightest idea how happy I was to see my name there!

RT + Follow me & @AirAwakens to win kindle copy of EARTH’S END (Air Awakens #3) by @EliseKova. ENDS 02/14 intl ofc

— ERIKA@TheNoctrnalFey (@Erkx_) February 12, 2016

5 Replies to “Book Review: Earth’s End (Air Awakens #3) by Elise Kova + Giveaway”

  • do you think Aldrik meant what he said in the end? or was it just one of those "i'll get you out of my life so you don't have to do it" kind of things?

  • I want to believe that it's the latter you said, that he has a reasonable reason why he had to say such things, or I can't think otherwise. I mean, I don't want to hate Aldrik but his words are so hateful, seriously. BUT my hopes are still high for Vhalla and Aldrik, so yeah, I hope he didn't really mean what he said.

  • It's not even a question in my mind. He was so obviously just trying to give her the only thing he possibly could, her freedom and destroying himself in the process. She new that. Honestly I'm way more upset with Vhalla.. she handled it so poorly and her lash out at him was so much more devastating then what he had said to her, he was so obviously lying out his teeth. She wrecked any semblance of sanity he had slowly been building with her. Honestly I am so thoroughly pissed at the ending of this book I can hardly breath. (Thats how you know its good I guess.) If they dont fix their crap quick in the next book I'm gonna start throwing things. I can't handle this fricken Daniel Arc. Nothing is worse than having a 3 Book romance ruined in such a horrific way. Their Relationship is to real and perfect to throw away like that.. they both have issues but they also both make each other better, they just have to stop looking at each other with these rose colored glasses. Hopefully that is Kovas plan .. if not I'm done for. I can't handle a entire book of them back and forthing between love and hate.. or any hate at all really and I want Daniel to back the H off. I'm just hoping this chick that Aldrick is "betrothed" to ends up claiming the heartreaker princes heart, that would fill me with Joy. Geeeeeze all the feels.

  • It's not even a question in my mind. He was so obviously just trying to give her the only thing he possibly could, her freedom and destroying himself in the process. She new that. Honestly I'm way more upset with Vhalla.. she handled it so poorly and her lash out at him was so much more devastating then what he had said to her, he was so obviously lying out his teeth. She wrecked any semblance of sanity he had slowly been building with her. Honestly I am so thoroughly pissed at the ending of this book I can hardly breath. (Thats how you know its good I guess.) If they dont fix their crap quick in the next book I'm gonna start throwing things. I can't handle this fricken Daniel Arc. Nothing is worse than having a 3 Book romance ruined in such a horrific way. Their Relationship is to real and perfect to throw away like that.. they both have issues but they also both make each other better, they just have to stop looking at each other with these rose colored glasses. Hopefully that is Kovas plan .. if not I'm done for. I can't handle a entire book of them back and forthing between love and hate.. or any hate at all really and I want Daniel to back the H off. I'm just hoping this chick that Aldrick is "betrothed" to ends up claiming the heartreaker princes heart, that would fill me with Joy. Geeeeeze all the feels.

  • This is probably the longest comment I've had so far on my blog and wow, I enjoyed reading your thoughts about Earth's End. 😀 I can't really discuss certain things about the last part or about the ending of the book on my review to avoid spoilers but here on the comment, I think it's okay. And geez, I've been dying to talk with someone.

    My friends, who share the love for Air Awakens with me, and I have been discussing about this too. I was soooo sure that Aldrik was only trying to save Vhalla on whatever the emperor had said to him on their meeting. I know he did what he did for Vhalla. BUT everything turned out into a BIG BIG mess. All hell literally broke lose when Aldrik and Vhalla started lashing out at each other with nasty words. And the part where the poor Baldair got tangled up into their mess was also, I don't know, unbelievable? lol. About Daniel Arc, good lord yes, no please!!! I don't hate Daniel, okay, he's a great friend, but as Vhalla's lover? No, for goodness sake, just please no!!! And yes, I know that Baldair will do something about Aldrik and Vhalla's issues, because he's cool like that. I started to like Baldair more after Earth's End. April, just get here!!!

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