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domingo, 14 de octubre de 2018

Impressive finale: A Sorrow Fierce and Falling

Book buddies, I am utterly impressed. I fell in love with A SHADOW BRIGHT AND BURNING, by Jessica Cluess when it was published in Spain, my home country. I had the exciting chance to get an arc for the second part on Netgalley and now, tadaaaaa, the third and most extraordinary part is coming out in October, 16th. 

Thanks to @prhinternational I got the e-arc and I am SO HAPPY! It made me cry seas of feelings, but it also amazed me, yeah, amazed me O_O The female character is a role model because of her wit and resilience and her magic abilities and oh the swoons and the monsters... :-D You should feel all this for yourself. Go ahead. And look at the covers! They are beauty itself.

This is one of the finales I’ve been anticipating the most. I love Henrietta, her strength, her dark secrets, her valour against literally monstrous odds.
This novel is acutely atmospheric with its gothic setting and the many dangers lurking in army or ghostly form all around this intrepid heroine. She dallies with powerful forces which have unforeseen consequences that crack open a can of evil dangers that wreak havoc as never before. Whatever hope Henrietta, Blackwood and Magnus started with, it was crushed under the onslaught of lingering mistakes, violence, bloodshed and betrayals.
I loved the growing push of loss as she tries to love Blackwood (so much swoony romance), but death keeps raining down on Sorrow-Fell, the last bastion to defend England from a horde of vengeful demons. Gripping plot twists, thrilling action and spectacular magic entwine with a bunch of characters that clash in their ambitions and failures.
The novel has a phenomenal pace riddled with horrors and a valiant heroine at the helm of a sinking ship that she never abandons. She’s clever and never relents, yet the enemy always seems to lick at her heels. I laughed with her wit and the wonderful interactions with all her friends and allies, and I cried for her when she made the most painful kind of sacrifice. Blackwood and Magnus are two wondrous challenges to Henrietta’s heart, and I relished every moment of truth, anguish and emotion they shared.
Epic is the word that best defines this finale of an amazing trilogy. Epic in magic powers and monumental battles and godly confrontations. Epic in profound love and unbearable loss. Epic in soulful detail and characters. Epic epilogue, too. I stand awed. Thank you for writing this majestic fantasy tale.
Favourite quotes:
There’s nothing gentle about magic.
I always loved the happy look of books lining a shelf.
Any healthy society needed to hear multiple voices.
Sometimes we must be harder than life itself.


 Book 1 in the Kingdom on Fire series                    Book 2 in the Kingdom on Fire series 
Out from Random House September 20, 2016         Out from Random House September 19, 2017

Henrietta can burst into flames
Forced to reveal her power to save a friend, she’s shocked when instead of being executed, she’s named the first female sorcerer in hundreds of years and invited to train as one of Her Majesty’s royal sorcerers. Thrust into the glamour of Victorian London, Henrietta is declared the prophesied one, the girl who will defeat the Ancients, bloodthirsty demons terrorizing humanity. She also meets her fellow sorcerer trainees, handsome young men eager to test her power and her heart. One will challenge her. One will fight for her. One will betray her.
But Henrietta is not the chosen one.
As she plays a dangerous game of deception, she discovers that the sorcerers have their own secrets to protect. With battle looming, how much will she risk to save the city–and the one she loves?
Exhilarating and gripping, Jessica Cluess’s spellbinding first book in the Kingdom on Fire series introduces a powerful, unforgettable heroine and a world filled with magic, romance, and betrayal.

A Sorrow Fierce and Falling comes out October 16, 2018 

If you like YA fantasy with lots of imagination, action, magic and romance, and heartbreark, you will love this trilogy from start to finish :-)

Enjoy your reading week!

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