Book Review: Earth’s End (Air Awakens #3) by Elise Kova + Giveaway
February 12, 2016
Genre: Young Adult, High Fantasy, Magic
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
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!