- File Size: 3387 KB
- Print Length: 264 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1979471304
- Publication Date: December 7, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B077BCQTKF
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,258 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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My only problem is that Ariah does not understand Nick the person she claims to love. She grew up with him so she should know him yet it turns out she doesn't. I saw where he was coming from especially towards the end yet Ariah did not. I just wish she had more faith in him and tried a bit harder.
This is a sweet romance with no profanity. It has some mild violence.
The book does end on a cliffhanger, so I am really looking forward to the next book. Dying to find out what happens next.
Would recommend this book to all!
This was a very good debut novel by Jen L. Grey! The prologue starts off nicely by giving background on the Pearson Prophecy that so much affects the events of Dawning Ascent. Unlike the rest of the novel, you get viewpoints from a few players. The rest is told in first person from Ariah’s POV as she becomes accustomed to not only being the Savior’s sister, but also realizing her powers and feelings. More or less, it is a coming-of-age story set in a fantasy world where women are elemental magic wielders. It is also full of interesting side characters—my favorites being her say-it-like-it-is best friend, Claire, and the charming foreign prince, Sam. There also seems to be some underlying political intrigue/plots brewing that I look forward to seeing more of in Book 2.
I have to admit that I did, however, need to get used to reading first person POV in present tense. I am more used to first person still being in narrative past tense. But after awhile, I got used to it. There is also a love triangle, which can be overdone, and while the men involved can be a bit dramatic at times, I think Grey pulls it off well in a way that flows with the characters’ personalities.
I believe those who enjoyed Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen series will especially like this novel. I can’t wait for book 2 to see what further adventures await Ariah!
Ariah is the first born daughter of the Pearson's and for that fact alone she is cast aside in the eyes of all around her except for her brother who does his best to love and care for her. Ariah's younger sister, Emerson, is treated like a princess by the royals as it is believed that she is the Chosen One of the prophecy. Ariah is strong. She's stronger than they believe her to be but she must hide her powers to stay below the radar of the King. He's cruel and dangerous and has no qualms harming her or her brother. As their lives begin to change and shift Ariah and her brother must come to terms with the changes coming but must also brace themselves for something much much bigger.
This is the first book that I have read by Jen L. Grey and I have to say I really enjoyed it. I will admit that I struggled a bit trying to place it in a time era but I finally just quit and enjoyed the story. This book starts out a bit of a mix-up for me because there is the prologue and then it shifts gears into following Ariah and there are moments of where I'm working to understand but once I do this book really flows. I love the fact that we are given the prophecy right at the beginning. I had to go back and reread it once and once I did the story goes up a notch for me in excitement. You see the cruelty of the king right from the beginning. He's so focused on power that he resents needing anyone for any reason so his cruelty knows no bounds. There is a star-crossed romance in this story and it's sweet and heartbreaking at the same time. I love the small elements and pieces as they come together to make this story a truly engaging read.
I am rating this book 5 out of 5 stars. I cannot wait for the next book in this series. I'm excited to see what Ariah continues to develop into and what lies ahead for her. This is a definite must read and one that I will be recommending. Great job on this one!
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Look forward to book 2!
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