Review: I have to admit first off that when I first started this I almost stopped because it felt way too much like a sad Harry Potter nock off. But I was wrong, But it is a little bit little Harry Potter. The only being similar is the magic and magic schools mentioned.
But its a pretty great story about a female hero ( or one that is going to be soon), and a manipulative bestfriend/sidekick/love interest. Which sounds like a pot of mix and mash at this moment, but trust me its not. Its a lot more in depth then that and our fair haired female lead Iolanthe , has a bit of a mysterious family tree/ past that has yet come to light. Which of course has me wanting to know everything about her and the world she lives in, or how she’s suppose to change it. Interested yet? You should be…
Although this first book in the series of three, I feel as though this was a bit more about training and information needed for the next two books. But its always nice to have a good set up before diving even more so into this high fantasy world.
The cover art for these books ( they are also all out now if you want to binge read), is amazing!
5 out of 5 stars.
464 pages. Hardback.
Young Adult. Romance. Magic. Adventure. Fantasy.
Published by Balzer + Bray.
Summary: It all began with a ruined elixir and a bolt of lightning.
Iolanthe Seabourne is the greatest elemental mage of her generation—or so she’s been told. The one prophesied for years to be the savior of The Realm. It is her duty and destiny to face and defeat the Bane, the most powerful tyrant and mage the world has ever known. This would be a suicide task for anyone, let alone a reluctant sixteen-year-old girl with no training.
Guided by his mother’s visions and committed to avenging his family, Prince Titus has sworn to protect Iolanthe even as he prepares her for their battle with the Bane. But he makes the terrifying mistake of falling in love with the girl who should have been only a means to an end. Now, with the servants of the tyrant closing in, Titus must choose between his mission—and her life.
The Burning Sky—the first book in the Elemental Trilogy—is an electrifying and unforgettable novel of intrigue and adventure.
-Summary from GoodReads.com