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RISE by Jennifer Anne Davis
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Series: Order of The Krigers
Release: May 17, 2016
The people of Nelebek live in fear of persecution from the evil Morlet, who reigns with a dark and destructive magic. The kingdom’s only hope lies with the Order of the Krigers—twelve warriors with mysterious powers linked to magical weapons.
For over a century, Morlet has been annihilating the Order, picking them off one by one. Eleven Krigers have been hunted down, tortured, and imprisoned in his dungeon. Now, only one remains.
Sixteen-year-old Kaia survives by keeping her head down and minding her own business. But when she finds herself in the middle of a public execution where the mysterious Morlet is in attendance, an odd compulsion she can’t resist comes over her.
Kaia looks into Morlet’s eyes.
Soon, an ancient power awakens and Kaia can no more blend into the scenery. Will she heed the call of the Krigers or will Morlet’s dark magic destroy the last of the Order?
Man oh man, if I thought I was obsessed with Ms Davis's writing with Cage of Deceit, this one has me completely shaking in my flip flops! Wowzers this is a completely magnificent start to a new series that I'm dying to get my hands on book two! I completely fell in love with Kaia and I have serious hopes for things. You see, in this wonderfully build magical world, there are a few who have powers. The king wants to kill every last one with powers because they are a threat to his. And Kaia is the first female to wield the power and more than just a little one. So when she finds out she's a Kriger- the magical people- on the run from the king with an assassin named Anders leading the way, she's mind blown. Hell I was mind blown. And I must say, do not go in thinking this is light hearted or sweet and clean. I balled my eyes out, I cussed, I just about fell over myself thinking Anders has become my hottest new book boyfriend. Oh oh and the bad guy, well, there's something going on and it might not be so horrible.
So Kaia is on the run from Morlet and that's where we really get to see what she's all about. You learn in the beginning she's a hard worker, caring, loving, loyal to a fault. But you see her really flourish with Anders and Vidar when they take her under their care and begin her real training. She's my hero! I loved every second of being in her head. I also seriously want her and Anders to get that happy ending- not looking so good- but Ima say every prayer possible. I like Vidar a lot, but he just doesn't hold true candle flames to Anders's bonfire! Lol anyways, we learn about everything right along with Kaia and I loved that this kept the suspense up. Also, the intrigue with Morlet and the dreams and the kidnappings, well, there's plenty of action here too. And I love that Kaia stands up for herself and against the guys. She's got her own backbone and she knows how to keep it straight. She also knows when a girls loving touch is needed. And Morler, well that's a whole big mystery in itself and I know as the series continues, it will only get even better!
The story and the world building are phenomenal. I absolutely think the characters and their complexity and depth make this one wonderful, but seriously, I'm impressed and awed with how creative the story line is! I shouldn't be- I know this author is a genius when she writes! But I love that I'm still surprised! And I've become a drug addict and I will do whatever it takes to get my next fix of Anders, Kaia, Vidar, even Morlet! Wow! Just wow! That's all I can say!!! Oh oh and I freaking love the cool staff!! :) 5 SPECTACULAR PAWS!!
ABOUT JENNIFER ANNE DAVIS
Jennifer Anne Davis is the award-winning author of the bestselling TRUE REIGN series. After graduating from the University of San Diego with a degree in English and a teaching credential, she married her high school sweetheart. Jennifer is currently a full-time writer and mother of three highly energetic children. Her days are spent living in imaginary worlds and fueling her own kids’ creativity.Website † Twitter † Facebook † Instagram † GoodReads
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