Book Review: Fire Falling by Elise Kova
December 11, 2015
Genre: Young Adult, High Fantasy, Magic, Romance
Soldier… Sorcerer… Savior… Who is Vhalla Yarl?Vhalla Yarl marches to war as property of the Solaris Empire. The Emperor counts on her to bring victory, the Senate counts on her death, and the only thing Vhalla can count on is the fight of her life. As she grapples with the ghosts of her past, new challenges in the present threaten to shatter the remnants of her fragile sanity. Will she maintain her humanity? Or will she truly become the Empire’s monster?Fire Falling is the second book in the Air Awakens Series.
“I love him, but I am only death. I am death to everyone I love. Someday I will be the death of him.”
“What is this woman to you?” “Vhalla, I need her in so many ways, Mother help me,” Aldrik groaned. “I need her as my redemption, I need her kindness, I need her forgiveness, I need her smiles, I need her humanity, I need her ignorance, I need her innocence, and, yes … Mother Sun, yes, I need her as a man.”
Prince Aldrik — every single time this man speaks, my heart tightens — with overflowing emotions and sometimes with pain. He’s so broken and dark that I just want to save him from all his sufferings. You know, I get Vhalla. I clearly know she feels that same. This prince-ling is so composed, complex and passionate. The effect he’s giving off is just… TOO MUCH. His relationship with Vhalla is hot and cold. Sometimes it’s too frustrating and I just want to scream at them “JUST KISS ALREADY GODDAMIT!” lol. And when they do, everything just feels shaky, blurry, in frenzy and I feel lots of butterflies in my stomach. I get it, Vhalla. I know. The swooning never stops!
“Tears were going to fall at any moment, and if the two of them were going to break they may as well shatter.”
I’m already broken, but the ending left my heart even more jagged and broken and all I wish is for Earth’s End to put back all these shattered and broken pieces together and be whole again. My heart can’t take too much pain, I just can’t. I. NEED. EARTH’S END. NOW!!! And every single day of waiting is making it even harder.