Book Review: Air Awakens

Book Review: Air AwakensAir Awakens (Air Awakens, #1) by Elise Kova
Published by Silver Wing Press on August 27, 2015
Pages: 330
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A library apprentice, a sorcerer prince, and an unbreakable magic bond...
The Solaris Empire is one conquest away from uniting the continent, and the rare elemental magic sleeping in seventeen-year-old library apprentice Vhalla Yarl could shift the tides of war.
Vhalla has always been taught to fear the Tower of Sorcerers, a mysterious magic society, and has been happy in her quiet world of books. But after she unknowingly saves the life of one of the most powerful sorcerers of them all—the Crown Prince Aldrik—she finds herself enticed into his world. Now she must decide her future: Embrace her sorcery and leave the life she’s known, or eradicate her magic and remain as she’s always been. And with powerful forces lurking in the shadows, Vhalla’s indecision could cost her more than she ever imagined.

thought

Air Awakens was a book I was excited for because magic and libraries are my thing. Yet, something was way off in this book. Vhalla is a bit of a pushover character. She falls too easily for the moody prince, she can’t seem to say no to the old best friend who wants to be her boyfriend and even the pushy brother character seem to easily mold her to do what HE wants her to. And let’s talk about these love interests – they’re not great guys. They’re not bad but they are definitely thinking they know what is best for her and I’m not cool with that.

Also the first love interest Aldrick literally pushes her off a building, and she falls for him later… idk. Not cool, and he creeps around and is literally creepy. I love puns. Sareem is an old friend and she has no chemistry with him but she keeps going on obvious dates with him and acts oblivious like it’s not a date. And the brother prince is just icky, if he has a bad reputation I don’t know what she thought going along with any plan would bring good news to.

Really the only good part was the beginning before I knew much about anyone and the ending when all the stuff started to happen (finally!). And then it just ended and now I’m like will she learn anything later? Maybe I’ll read the next book, maybe not.

Verdict:

A disappointing beginning, very slow and could have focused on female relationships instead of love interests. There were two female characters I had much more interest in learning about and seeing Vhalla interact with.

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