The Avalonia Chronicles| Review | Book 1 & 2

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“When difficulties come, we must see them as what they are–opportunities and a new path to discover your potential. How will you ever know the magnitude of courage you are capable of if you have never experienced the hopelessness of fear?”
Farah Oomerbhoy, The Last of the Firedrakes

I am breaking this review into two sections. One for the first book then next section is for the second book.

Spoil Free Review | The Last Of The Firedrakes

By Farah Oomerbhoy

4 Stars

Summary | Goodreads

Amazon | Buy

Pages | 473

The author sent me the first book along with the second for review!

Learning who you truly are is never easy but Oomerbhoy captures this feeling perfectly in The Last of the Fire Drakes.

I highly enjoyed this book! I want to give it a full five stars and if I was just rating it on my enjoyment then I would but since this is a review I must take everything into consideration. With all of that said, I am giving this book 4 stars! I loved the story and the world so much but I thought that there were some clichés with the characters.

Before I talk about these clichés I want to discuss why I loved this book as much as I did. The world was insanely cool! I loved all the different races that this world had to offer such as Fae and Mages. Some of the things I loved is how different Fae magic was from Mage magic because it made the world/magic system more interesting but since the magic is different you can only imagine rivalry between the two. Lastly, this book was rich with the Kingdoms’ politics. I loved that because I am they type of person who love to understand this kind of stuff. So, while I found the characters a bit cliché and overrated the overall story was amazing.

The main cliché I had an issue with was the “insta-love” between two of the characters (I wished the author showed more of them falling in love) but I will say things becomes more interesting between the couple as the series goes on. Overall, I thought this was a well-thought-out story and a good opening into a fantasy series.

The Rise Of The Dawn Star | 2nd Book

By Farah Oomerbhoy

Stars 4.5

Summary | Goodreads

Amazon | Buy

Pages | 418

A princess will rise…and she is taking back what is hers

I enjoyed this book even more than the first one! You got to see so much more character growth and the story really started to take off. Therefore, I am giving this book 4.5 stars! I can’t give it a full five stars because I had some issues with the romance of the story but overall, I am so excited about where the story is going!

Let’s talk about what made this series (book 1-2) so good (my opinion). Seeing the main character, Aurora, grow into the queen she is meant to be. I loved watching her learn, grow into her powers and I can’t wait for the third book because she is going to be so bada$$! I was so happy to learn more about the fae courts and kingdom in the 2nd book because we didn’t learn a lot about them in the first one.

In my opinion, the romance…it was a little cheesy but lucky it isn’t the main plot of this story just a subplot. Although…I will say that the romance is heart-winching at times. I am so excited for the next book. I know it will blow me away and if you are looking for a fantasy series that is easy to read with a cute romance this series is for you.

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