Sunday, March 10, 2013

Rise by Andrea Cremer


Published: January 2013
Publisher: Philomel
Pages: 432
Copy Provided by: Bought
Summary: By Goodreads

Summary:

The sequel to Rift and the prequel to the New York Times bestselling novel Nightshade.

Everything Conatus stands for is at risk. Hoping to gather enough resistance to save their order, Ember and Barrow attempt a desperate escape. But fate offers little mercy. When their mission is exposed, the couple face relentless pursuit by the supernatural horrors that act on the commands of Eira’s ally: the mysterious Bosque Mar. A shocking revelation forces Ember out of hiding, sending her back into the heart of dark magic at Tearmunn keep, where she must convince her old friend Alistair of her love or face dire consequences. Ember’s deception offers the only chance for the resistance to succeed, but what she discovers in the shadows beneath the keep will shatter her world and bring about the Witches’ War.

Richly sensual and full of magic, action and danger, Andrea Cremer's fifth book set in the Nightshade world is an edge-of-your-seat page turner.

Review:

I devoured this title as soon as it came out and after it was done?  Well, I felt like I should stand up, clap loudly, wolf whistle and say BRAVO!!  ENCORE!! ENCORE!!  I LOVED this title!!

Andrea Cremer delivers (once again) with a highly imaginative second book in the prequel series to Nightshade.  If you like fantasy, historical fiction and the supernatural, you'll enjoy this series.  To give you an example - Bosque (a supernatural being who, for the moment, takes on the body of a human man) conjures a tunnel of fire to summon wolves (with fire for fur) who leave charred paw prints in their path.  I had a full vision of this in my head because Ms. Cremer is descriptive to the core and her words were like the paintbrush to the canvas in my mind.  She painted a world that was thrilling and packed with adventure and love.  The story is too hard to dismantle and review without giving things away but I'll tell you this, it will leave you saying - 

Dear Miss Cremer, 

Will you please hurry up and publish Book #3?

Your loyal fan, 
(insert name here)

One tiny warning is that there is implied sexuality and things get a little steamy so you might want to consider this title for a more mature reading audience.  

Ok, here's my last bit of praise - 
Attention to all you book to movie producers - YOU NEED TO PUT THIS UP ON THE BIG SCREEN PRONTO.  

Stop what you're doing and go out and get this book series.  Bask in its awesomeness.  Nuff said.


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