Earth's End (Air Awakens Series Book 3) by Elise KovaEarth's End (Air Awakens Series Book 3) by Elise Kova

Earth's End (Air Awakens Series Book 3)

byElise Kova

Paperback | February 11, 2016

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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 Empire'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.About the AuthorElise Kova has always had a passion for storytelling. She wrote her first novella, a high-fantasy, in sixth grade. Over the years she's honed her love of literature with everything from fantasy to romance, science fiction to mystery, and whatever else catches her eye.Elise lives in Saint Petersburg, Florida, where she's currently working on the next installment in her debut YA fantasy series: Air Awakens. She enjoys video games, anime, table-top role playing games, and many other forms of "geekdom." She loves talking with fans on Twitter (@EliseKova) and Facebook (/AuthorEliseKova). Visit her website, EliseKova.com/, for news and extras about her books!

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Title:Earth's End (Air Awakens Series Book 3)Format:PaperbackDimensions:346 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.72 inPublished:February 11, 2016Publisher:Price World PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1619844214

ISBN - 13:9781619844216

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from ALL THE FEELS!!! Oh God– ALL THE FEELS!!! Unquestionably my favourite book in the series so far. The character development was incredible, the action intense, the magic amazing, and the romance heartbreakingly sweet. Watching these characters grow on such a deep level is unreal, and while there are a few questions that remain unanswered (*looks at one particular dark prince*), I definitely felt fulfilled. And now I have literally no clue where the story is going to end. That ending was merciless. I thought the end of the second book was going to hurt me, but this was the one that ripped it out, set it on fire, and stomped on the ashes. Seriously, I don't know how things will get fixed, only that they better.
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Romance, Politics, the Action Doesn't Stop!! I don't even have words for this book! I guess let me start off by saying I get it now. All those people talking about their feelings destroyed after reading Earth's End finally make sense. Elise seriously knows how to write a book full of feels. One minute I was soaring from happiness on top of clouds, the next I was flat on the pavement with dread. Big hugs and thank you Melissa for being there for me! At the beginning of the book, Vhalla treks across dangerous terrain on her own to save her beloved. Even though it was a reckless (maybe even foolish) move, she's so brave to do it. Love really drives her. She wanted to help Aldrik in every way possible. In the face of threats and dangers, Vhalla does her best to stay strong and not crumble. The more people that wanted to take her down, the harder she fought for herself and for others. When she realized how morally ambiguous the war meant, she sought to end all the sufferings as swiftly as possible. She has the kindest heart. I've been swinging between wanting to hug Aldrik and wanting to smack him hard. I still love him for the fierce way he always defends Vhalla. So bold and unyielding. He was also very sweet with her uttering words that would make any girl swoon. He sure knows how to woe a girl but at one point it did get to be too sugary and mushy for me. It seems Aldrik is incapable of having a middle ground in his emotions? He was either super sweet or super moody. It was heartbreaking to watch the exchange that happens directed by Aldrik towards the end of the book but hello my moody prince! Plot-wise Earth's End was a mixture of romance and politics. As Emperor Solaris prepared for war against the Northerners, Vhalla fought for her freedom and Aldrik plotted to keep them together. As much as I love seeing them so in love, I couldn't help but think their time together loosened their guard. They dared to dream for more. More together. It all comes crashing down in a cruel twist. I expected something like it but it was still hard to see it all play out on the pages. Elise introduces more characters into the mix and I'm really loving how much they add to the story. In addition to Vhalla's current friends, she makes more allies. Baldair, Elecia and Fritz's unwavering support continues to touch me. One of the new characters, Jax, was gallant and loyal. He stood up for Vhalla whenever necessary but also cracked jokes to lighten up moods whenever things got too sensitive. I will say I wasn't a fan of the complication between Vhalla and Daniel. I don't dislike the guy but I'm confused- to what purpose does he serve? Like with Fire Falling, Earth's End has one heck of an ending too. Such an emotional hit after all that's happened in this book. I was left reeling and frantically searching for a solution in my head. I see this ending as both a weakness and a strength. Readers might get frustrated and turned off from continuing since this is the second consecutive cliffhanger in the series. It's hard to just keep waiting and waiting. On the other hand though, the cliffhanger builds anticipation and makes one scream for the next book. For sure I'm in the latter ;) With all that being said, I'm so fortunate to be able to jump into Water's Wrath! Thank you so much Elise for the ARC! I'm not sure my feelings are ready but I'm soldiering on because this series is worth all the emotions it puts me through.
Date published: 2016-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing YA High Fantasy Series! ||"You were not born to be their leader, you were chosen. And that has far greater weight." I finished this one in 2.5 hours. A new record for me. But like it was hard not to devour this one. I have minimal highlights because I could highlight the entire book. Kova really outdid herself this time. This series continually gets better as more layers are added to the story and the characters get more and more complex as time progresses. No character is one thing or another and it is so great to see their dynamics together. But, man, what I wouldn't give to be Raylynn for a night. I think one of the things really well done in this series is the depiction of war. I've said it before and I will continue saying it: there is no shying away from the real, gritty aspects of war in these novels. There is wonderful (and kinda gross) depictions of the battle and the different elements of the fighting that the characters take part in. I think that is something you don't see a lot of in YA Fantasy, but I am so glad it is included in this one. I love seeing the characters, especially Vhalla, really struggle with the idea that they are killing someone who is just like them: similar ideals, lifestyle, woes and fighting for a cause they really believe in. I think one of the strongest moments in this one was when Vhalla enters into the Northern stronghold and sees the women and children trying to survive in there. Because she comes to realize that not everyone in the North are monsters or demons but rather human beings. I just had so many fist pumping moments because I am SO GLAD to see war and consequences in a YA novel not getting glossed over. (As I have said before, another good example of this is The Hunger Games). I love the natural progression of the characters. They are morphed by the circumstances around them and what they have had to deal with, but they also grow because of the interactions they have with one another. In this book, we got a deeper look into Baldair and the Golden Guard, as well as the Lords of the Court. It was so interesting to see the political play of those in charge because it gave more depth to the history of the land and why the war is occurring. It also made me realize that there is so much more happening than Vhalla awakening and learning to deal with it. There are layers upon layers to this story and I am so excited to see where the story is headed. I freaking love high fantasy. And this is high fantasy at it's peak. And strangely: I am also extremely happy with the ending. I love that beyond anything else, Vhalla is choosing to figure things out on her own. She needs to come to terms with everything that has happened to her over the past year without constantly thinking about what Aldrik is thinking or what the Emperor is scheming or what Victor is putting in her tea. Okay, maybe the last one is just me. But I need my girl to grow and come to realizations on her own without anyone playing puppet master because she has dealt with that for too long. Lastly, (wow this is a short review compared to my last one) I have a theory about the crystal axe. I think it runs on blood magic of a sort. (i.e. the more the axe is used to kill (thus gaining blood), the more powerful it/the wielder becomes) But I think for Vhalla, since Windwalkers can't be tainted by crystals, it will just make her have a big ego if she uses it too much. Let me know what you think about that!
Date published: 2016-02-11