I have never done a Waiting on Wednesday post but I feel that today is the perfect reason to start! I’m so excited to be posting about one of my most anticipated January 2017 releases! What title is that? Why, THE ALCHEMISTS OF LOOM by Elise Kova, of course! This book has everything you could ever want out of a High Fantasy novel: dragons, magic, relatable main characters, and steampunk. Sound interesting? Read more below to find out all the details… Purchase: AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | BOOK DEPOSITORY | BOOKS A MILLION | IBOOKS But that’s not all! You can join in on celebrating the release of THE ALCHEMISTS OF LOOM by participating in the Guild Games! You can learn more at the Guild Games website but the quick and dirty is that you join a Guild, work together as a Guild to collect Resources, and trade those Resources in for Rewards! I’m in the Harvesters Guild and so far we have unlocked bookmarks! Not sure which of the five guilds you want to join? Why not take the quiz before joining a Guild? Join, earn resources, earn swag and look forward to Alchemists of Loom with us!
Author: Elise Kova
Crystal Crowned by Elise Kova Series: Air Awakens #5 Published by Silver Wing Press on July 12th 2016 Genres: Epic, Young Adult Pages: 414 Format: Paperback Source: Free for Review Buy on Amazon Long live Solaris. One bloodthirsty ruler has been overthrown by another, casting the shadow of death over the Solaris Empire. Vhalla Yarl stands upon the stage of fate, prepared to do battle one final time. Fragile alliances will be tested and new bonds will be formed as the world is reshaped. She fights as the champion of peace, but when the night is darkest will she be able to pay the price of a new dawn? About the Author Elise Kova has always had a profound love of fantastical worlds. Somehow, she managed to focus on the Â“real worldÂ” long enough to graduate with a MasterÂ’s in Business Administration before crawling back under her favorite writing blanket to conceptualize her next magic system. She currently lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, and when sheÂ’s not writing can be found playing video games, watching anime, or talking with readers on social media. She is the author of the Air Awakens Series as well as the upcoming Loom Saga (Keymaster, 2016). Endings are bittersweet. It’s hard to say goodbye to characters that you have fallen in love with. It’s hard to know that you can’tÂ read a series again for […]
Water’s Wrath by Elise Kova Series: Air Awakens #4 Published by Silver Wing Press on April 26th 2016 Genres: Epic, Fantasy & Magic, Young Adult Pages: 378 Format: Paperback Source: Free for Review Buy on Amazon Librarian turned sorcerer. Sorcerer turned hero. Hero turned puppet. The Solaris Empire found victory in the North and, at the cost of her heart and her innocence, Vhalla Yarl has earned her freedom. But the true fight is only beginning as the secret forces that have been lurking in the shadows, tugging at the strings of Vhalla’s fate, finally come to light. Nowhere is safe, and Vhalla must tread carefully or else she’ll fall into the waiting arms of her greatest foe. Or former lover. Have you started reading this series yet?!? I can’t stress enough that if you like fantasy, this is a must read. Check out what I said about all the previous books. Air Awakens Fire Falling Earth’s End Water’s Wrath is an immediate continuation of Earth’s End. This is a series folks, you have to read the one before it. If you haven’t you will be completely lost. Yeah, now you are 4 books behind. However, you can still catch up before the final chapter, Crystal Crowned, releases! This series is slowly getting darker. It started out light and fluffy but with every twist and turn Elise Kova is […]
Water’s Wrath by Elise Kova Series: Air Awakens #4 on April 26. 2016 Genres: Young Adult, romance, Fantasy & Magic Format: Paperback Buy on Amazon Librarian turned sorcerer. Sorcerer turned hero. Hero turned puppet. The Solaris Empire found victory in the North and, at the cost of her heart and her innocence, Vhalla Yarl has earned her freedom. But the true fight is only beginning as the secret forces that have been lurking in the shadows, tugging at the strings of VhallaÂ’s fate, finally come to light. Nowhere is safe, and Vhalla must tread carefully or else sheÂ’ll fall into the waiting arms of her greatest foe. Or former lover. My review is yet to come. It will definitely be up before this book releases on April 26th! However today I want to share with you some gifs that encompassed the range of emotions I had while reading the Air Awakens’ series. Elise loves to play with our emotions and has a way of making me laugh one second and scream the next. She’s a master manipulator in the best way. The series starts off like this Then before you know it One second you are on top of the world The next she hits your where it hurts. First you love everything Then WHAM This series keeps you guessing! I love all the twists […]
by Elise Kova The final installment of Elise Kova’s Air Awakens series is finally here! Earth’s End comes out next week and it is glorious. Merzilla Chan’sÂ covers have gotten more and more intricate over the course of the series. Elise loves to brag a little about how she hides spoilers in every image. She’s just loves to break our hearts. So, whatever you do, study this cover. Inspect every little detail. Don’t overlook anything because every speck could be important. I’m anxiously awaiting these books because I have to know what is going to happen. If there’s even a tiny clue in this cover, I’m not going to miss it! Long live Solaris. One bloodthirsty ruler has been overthrown by another, casting the shadow of death over the Solaris Empire. Vhalla Yarl stands upon the stage of fate, prepared to do battle one final time. Fragile alliances will be tested and new bonds will be formed as the world is reshaped. She fights as the champion of peace, but when the night is darkest will she be able to pay the price of a new dawn? Release Date: July 12, 2016 a Rafflecopter giveaway
Earth’s End by Elise Kova Series: Air Awakens #3 Published by Silver Wing Press on February 11th 2016 Genres: Epic, Fantasy & Magic, Young Adult Pages: 350 Format: ebook, Paperback Buy on Amazon A woman awoken in air, a soldier forged by fire, a weapon risen from blood. Vhalla Yarl has made it to the warfront in the North. Forged by blood and fire, she has steeled her heart for the final battle of the Solaris EmpireÂ’s conquest. The choices before Vhalla are no longer servitude or freedom, they are servitude or death. The stakes have never been higher as the Emperor maintains his iron grip on her fate, holding everything Vhalla still has left to lose in the balance. Book Three of the Air Awakens Series This is the third book of a series. I’ve linked my other two reviews below. Air Awakens Fire Falling My Earth’s End reading experience was filled with firsts for me. I preordered it from Amazon (only my second preorder ever!) but it didn’t arrive on the release day. Luckily, I had won a giveaway from Melissa at The Reader and the Chef a while back, so the e-book file arrived on Thursday right when I needed it. Then, I read the entire book in an intense two hour sprint. I’ve never read a book on release day before! In the past, I’ve […]
TODAY IS THE DAY WE ARE ALL WAITING FOR! EARTH’S END RELEASED TODAY I’m so excited about this book. I’ve been waiting for it since before Fire Falling released. This is the only book that I have preordered so far in 2016. Hopefully, I’m reading it right now. If you check out nothing else in this post, read the Tales from the Front! I feel so lucky that I got a chance to participate. Every single one is a different prospective and tells a little about what’s happening between Fire Falling and Earth’s End. If you read them all, you get a glimpse of the bigger picture! There’s also an Earth’s End Excerpt that is definitely worth reading if you are still up in the air about purchasing this book. Though, how could you be? Tales from the Front Leading up to the release of EarthÂ’s End I have been providing bloggers, at random, with exclusive pieces of content Â– alternate POV snippets Â– that tell different and new sides to the Air Awakens story. The full list of POVs (in chronological order of story) are: Fritz Â–Â Read By Nicka Aldrik Â– Live. Love. Read. YA Elecia Â– Emily Reads Everything Aldrik Â– Dani Reviews Things Fritz Â– The Reader and the Chef Reale Â– Mad for Books Emperor Solaris Â– Sandra the Book Worm Jax Â– IrisJexx Baldair […]
Today I am beyond thrilled to be able to share with you the next installment of Elise Kova’s Tales from the front. I’ve known I was going to have a chance to do this for monthsÂ and it has been so hard not to tell everyone I know. Trust me my family has gotten sick of hearing about it.I loved Air Awakens and Fire FallingÂ and I’ve been eagerly anticipating Earth’s End. I’ve had my preorder in for months. The wait has been hard on all of us. Luckily, we have Elise tormenting us with clues about what’s going to be revealed in Earth’s End. Have you been following these? Elise is a diabolical genius. What Is Tales from the Front? Tales from the Front is a series of notes, alternate POV chapters, and other teasers that take place from just before the end of Fire Falling (Air Awakens, #2) to the beginning of EarthÂ’s End (Air Awakens, #3). They are being sent out at random with the idea that bloggers and readers can ban together to put the puzzle pieces together to find out a different side to the story and uncover truths about the characters. Please, everyone, spread this like wildfire! Bloggers and readers are invited to re-post information so long as they link back to the individual who posted it originally. In fact, this is generally encouraged, as […]
IT’S FIRE FALLING RELEASE DAY I wanted to celebrate by doing something different. Here’s my first 3 gif review! I tried to pick gifs that encompassed my feelings about this book. It was extremely difficult to find the perfect gifs. What do they make you think? The beginning The middle The end YOU HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK! Check out my other reviews of Air Awakens and Fire Falling to get a broaderÂ picture.
One of the best parts of Air Awakens is the magic! Everyone has a different type of magic, called an Affinity. There are four different Affinities and they are all completely different. They come from different areas and they each have their own aspects. Â In early October, Elise KovaÂ did a series of posts about the different Affinities. She has been kind enough to let me post some snippets here. Make sure you click over toÂ her posts to read the entire descriptions! Image: Elisa Kova The magic of the Windwalker is control over air and wind. They thrive in open environments with access to plenty of air. Fairly balanced magic, there are a number of combat applications from withdrawing air from an enemyÂ’s lungs to leveraging the power of gusts and storms. WindwalkerÂ’s Affinity of the Self lies in the mind. They are able to project their mind beyond their bodies by riding along magical currents. Read more about Windwalkers! Image: Elise Kova The magic of the Waterrunner is control over water in all its forms. The ability to command the smallest amount of moisture makes Waterrunners practical sorcerers with a variety of applications. They can manipulateÂ droplets of water in the air to make illusions. Waterrunners also have the ability to form ice weaponry by conjuring the element, should they be forced to fight. Because of the fluid nature […]