Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Rise of Fire (Reign of Shadows #2) by Sophie Jordan

Sponsored post: I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.
Rise of Fire (Reign of Shadows #2)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
The richly suspenseful sequel to Sophie Jordan’s romantic fantasy Reign of Shadows.

Luna and Fowler have escaped the kingdom of Relhok, but they haven’t escaped the darkness. When a battle against the dark dwellers mortally injures Fowler, Luna is faced with a choice: put their fate in the hands of mysterious strangers or risk losing Fowler forever.

Desperate to keep the one bright part of her life alive, Luna accepts the help of soldiers from a nearby kingdom. Lagonia’s castle offers reprieve from the dangerous outside world—until the king discovers both Fowler's and Luna’s true ties to Relhok and their influence over the throne.

Now pawns in each kingdom’s political game, Luna and Fowler are more determined than ever to escape and build the life they’ve been dreaming of. But their own pasts have a tight hold on their hearts and their destinies. Luna must embrace the darkness and fire within her before she loses not only Fowler, but the power she was destined to inherit.

Rise of Fire by Sophie Jordan

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Rise of Fire (Reign of Shadows #2) “This is my kingdom. I’ve always known it.”

This was a YA fantasy sequel which picked up where book 1 left off.

Both Luna and Fowler fought for what they wanted in this book, even when things seemed dire. I did think that Luna continued to do pretty well at hiding her blindness though, and she did seem to fool people.

The storyline in this picked up where book 1 left off, and Luna and Fowler ended up at Lagonia castle, seeking aid for Fowler after a skirmish with the dwellers that left him poisoned. They then got mixed up in a lot of politics and marriage proposals with the King of Lagonia, and things did look tricky for a while. We did get some action though, and the romance continued on quite nicely.

The ending to this was pretty good, and I was satisfied with the way things turned out.

6 out of 10

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