Frost Arch by Kate Bloomfield
(#1 The Fire Mage Trilogy)
Synopsis: In a future where ignorance has destroyed the world that we know, humans are slaves and Mages – advanced beings with abilities beyond everyday reach – rule the land.
Avalon is one such Mage. Barely eighteen years of age, she wields the gift of fire yet she is unable to control it. She leaves her family in the dead of night and heads to the city of Frost Arch, her future seemingly grim. Will Avalon be able to overcome the trials that befall her? Will she be able to save the ones she loves and stay strong within herself? // Goodreads Link
What I think:
- Good but has a few typos.
- Interesting story.
- Good for younger people (I read this when I was around 11)
- Characters really interesting.
- A bit slow but gets there as the story goes on.
As some of you know, some sad things have happened in my life, so I decided to take a few weeks off from blogging. Instead of my normal reviews I will just be posting book recommendations which will be sweet and short. I apologise for not posting these last two weeks, I hope you forgive me!
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas (Throne of Glass #2)
Celaena continues her journey to save herself and the people around her, she’s now won the contest and is now the Kings assassin. But she is far from loyal to the king and does whatever she can to hide it from him. If it is ever revealed all hell would break loose and everything she loved would be taken from her, again.
This book was a huge step up from the first book, we got to see more of who she was and where she came from (Well sort of) plus all the things she did in the past that made her end up in Endovier the salt mine. It wasn’t nearly as boring and made sure you got to see some action and killing because that’s what we were dying for right?
After opening this book, I was scared that I wasn’t going to like it. The first book was a bore so why should the books get better and better? THEY GOT BETTER! LIKE WAY BETTER! I was surprised… It was like that Sarah J Maas took every critique and made the perfect book.
The plot was amazing and the characters got even better. The improvement in the character development was great and made each and everyone of the characters more bad ass. Look at what Dorian can do! And Celaena who went from drama queen to amazing assassin who could kill anyone. Her dark side was revealed and her story gobbled everyone up like we were food.
Though, she doesn’t reveal who she is until the very last sentence in the book, I couldn’t help guessing who she was. After all, it was quite obvious. Finding out who she actually was made me go ‘Wha- NO! She can’t be? Can she?’. I was so surprised. You will be too.
This book was full of fun and excitement, I couldn’t put it down (I had school so I had to) but on weekends and on afternoons, I just sat and read, staying up late to read it. I say if you didn’t like the first book give this one a shot. I didn’t bother re-reading the whole first book (The last few pages filled me in on things I should know.) CROWN OF MIDNIGHT IS GREAT!!
I rate this book a 🌟🌟🌟🌟 out of five stars!