Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Surrender by Rhiannon Paille

  I participated in the blog tour hosted by Giselle from Xpresso Book Tours

Title: Surrender
Author: Rhiannon Paille
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Release Date: October 2nd, 2012
Publisher: Self-Published
Pages: 402
Format: Electronic
Acquired: From Author
Interest: Series
Age Group: Young Adult

How far would you go to save everything you ever loved?

Kaliel was warned about her love for the Ferryman. One day he will marry the land and leave Avristar forever. She doesn't listen, and because of what she is-- a Flame-- one of nine apocalyptic weapons, she sparks a war. In a desperate attempt to save her home and her love, Kaliel tries to awaken Avred, not knowing she may have to make the ultimate sacrifice
 I was a little hesitant about reading this series. Not just because it has been a long time since I've read high fantasy, but because I wasn't sure how much I would like this book or not. And, at first, it did feel a little confusing. The author just dives right into the story, with a prologue that doesn't make much sense at first, but as the story goes on and it unravels my confusion lessened and I was able to actually enjoy it!

Kaliel is a Flame, who is in live with a Ferryman. This is something that is heavily looked down upon.

The way the story opens, from the captivating and mysterious entrance, to the way it slowly begins to reveal itself along the way made the imagery and the world come to life. Kaliel originally appeared as gentle as a rose to me (like the way the book cover pictures) but as it continued I saw the way she was just as wild as a tiger.

I had a small problem connecting with Krishani, mainly because he just didn't seem like the kind of guy that I could picture a girl with. But his motivation to prove himself stuck out at me a lot and I found myself warming up, but just a little. I wasn't completely crazy about him throughout the story. 

Either way, with approval or without, the story developed in a fantastical way. Paille created a wonder in this series that I hope more people get to experience. The limits on love, the limits on what is right and wrong in this world - all those boundaries are pushed in this tale.  

1 comment:

Rhiannon Paille said...

Hi Mary Beth!

Thanks so much for being part of the tour and for writing such an awesome review! Glad you enjoyed the book :)