Rise of Fire, or fizzle out & disappoint?

7th July 2017
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Rise of Fire, or fizzle out & disappoint?Rise of Fire by Sophie Jordan
Series: Reign of Shadows, #2
Published by HarperTeen on February 7th 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Also in this series: Reign of Shadows
Also by this author: Reign of Shadows
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The richly suspenseful sequel to Sophie Jordan’s romantic fantasy Reign of Shadows.

Luna and Fowler have escaped the kingdom of Relhok, but they haven’t escaped the darkness. When a battle against the dark dwellers mortally injures Fowler, Luna is faced with a choice: put their fate in the hands of mysterious strangers or risk losing Fowler forever.

Desperate to keep the one bright part of her life alive, Luna accepts the help of soldiers from a nearby kingdom. Lagonia’s castle offers reprieve from the dangerous outside world—until the king discovers both Fowler's and Luna’s true ties to Relhok and their influence over the throne.

Now pawns in each kingdom’s political game, Luna and Fowler are more determined than ever to escape and build the life they’ve been dreaming of. But their own pasts have a tight hold on their hearts and their destinies. Luna must embrace the darkness and fire within her before she loses not only Fowler, but the power she was destined to inherit.

About Jordon

Jordon - Simply Adrift

I'm a 27 year old New Zealander that lives in London, England, mainly so I can travel Europe easily. In my spare time I like to read, watch Netflix, drink coffee, travel & explore new places, and dance around because it makes me happy. I love meeting new people and making new friends, so don't be shy, pop on over to my social media profiles and say hi!

About Jordon

Jordon - Simply Adrift

I'm a 27 year old New Zealander that lives in London, England, mainly so I can travel Europe easily. In my spare time I like to read, watch Netflix, drink coffee, travel & explore new places, and dance around because it makes me happy. I love meeting new people and making new friends, so don't be shy, pop on over to my social media profiles and say hi!

Rise of Fire by Sophie Jordan - Simply Adrift

  • I thoroughly enjoyed Reign of Shadows
  • Rise of Fire was a different kind of sequel

What I Liked

  • Luna’s bad-assery. She was still awesome.
  • The setting had changed, they were no longer running for their lives outside but rather battling through the dangers of being in a court they did not want to be in.
  • We get to learn more about the Dwellers and how they work.

What I didn’t like

  • The attempt at making a villain sound horrible and then turning him into a good guy. This book wasn’t big enough for that, Prince Chasan was not convincing as a villain and it was obvious he was meant to be the villain-who’s-actually-a-good-guy.
  • The ending felt so rushed! This book series could have been a three book series. From the ending of Rise of Fire I feel like the author intended this from the beginning. So much happened in the last few chapters, it was all over so quickly. The book built up and then fizzled out.
  • Sometimes you just need to rant about a major plot point. The next point is a massive spoiler! Do not read if you have not read this book, you have been warned. View Spoiler »

Have you read this book? What do you think of the conclusion?

About Jordon

Jordon - Simply Adrift

I'm a 27 year old New Zealander that lives in London, England, mainly so I can travel Europe easily. In my spare time I like to read, watch Netflix, drink coffee, travel & explore new places, and dance around because it makes me happy. I love meeting new people and making new friends, so don't be shy, pop on over to my social media profiles and say hi!

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