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Friday, June 9, 2017

Book Review! Rise of Fire by Sophie Jordan

Rise of Fire (Reign of Shadows #2) by Sophie Jordan
Genre: Young Adult (Dystopian / Fantasy Romance)
Date Published: February 7, 2017
Publisher: Harper Teen

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. 

Rise of Fire is the final book in the Reign of Shadow duology by Sophie Jordan. I love Luna and Fowler as characters. They are strong, independent, and they've meshed well from the start. I don't understand why she got so angry at Fowler for hiding who his father was from her. It's not like she told him who she was. He found out through someone else, so.. I think he should have a grudge of his own. Luna is almost like a superhero though. She's blind, but it doesn't hold her back in the slightest. She's learned to turn her weaknesses into strengths. Fowler appreciates and respects her for all her weaknesses and strengths. There was a bit of a love square, but I'm not going to give much detail on that. You'll just have to read it. I didn't completely hate these new characters though.

The plot moved along quickly. We're introduced to many new characters. There was a lot of build up towards the conclusion. I expected a huge battle or something big like that to go down, but it didn't really. I'm okay with that. I actually liked the turn of events that happened instead. It just all happened way too fast. Maybe it's just me, but it also seemed a little too easy. With that being said, I was ultimately satisfied with how it all turned out, and I enjoyed the book quite a bit.

Have you read the first book?

Check out my reviews of this authors other books!

Sophie Jordan grew up in the Texas hill country where she wove fantasies of dragons, warriors, and princesses. A former high school English teacher, she's also the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Avon historical romances. She now lives in Houston with her family. When she's not writing, she spends her time overloading on caffeine (lattes and Diet cherry Coke preferred), talking plotlines with anyone who will listen (including her kids), and cramming her DVR with true-crime and reality-TV shows. Sophie also writes paranormal romances under the name Sharie Kohler.

To learn more about Sophie Jordan and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter.

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