Book Summary From Amazon: When assassins ambush her best friend, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing herself as one of a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light, and a queen of blood. To prove she is the Sun Queen, Rielle must endure seven elemental magic trials. If she fails, she will be executed…unless the trials kill her first.
One thousand years later, the legend of Queen Rielle is a fairy tale to Eliana Ferracora. A bounty hunter for the Undying Empire, Eliana believes herself untouchable―until her mother vanishes. To find her, Eliana joins a rebel captain and discovers that the evil at the empire’s heart is more terrible than she ever imagined.
As Rielle and Eliana fight in a cosmic war that spans millennia, their stories intersect, and the shocking connections between them ultimately determine the fate of their world―and of each other.
*I received the ARC of this book in a giveaway. All thoughts are my own.*
*Furyborn releases on May 22, 2018.*
Amazon Link: Furyborn by Claire Legrand
RATING *5/5 STARS*
Furyborn was one of my most anticipated reads of 2018, so when I won the ARC, I was beyond excited. I almost didn’t want to read it, because when I did, I had all that longer to wait for the sequel. I have absolutely no regrets about the wait!
I loved everything about this book! Rielle was my favorite character, with Eliana being a close second. Rielle’s character development was very well written. Watching her come into her own and embracing everything about herself was beautiful to read. I look forward to seeing where her character goes from here.
I have always been a big fan of YA books involving magic. Furyborn did not disappoint me in this aspect. The chapters from Rielle’s point of view involved more magic than Eliana’s chapter, which is probably why Rielle was my favorite character. The elemental magic trials which Rielle was forced to complete had me on the edge of my seat! My favorite trial had to be the one testing her on metal; that trial was grueling.
The only aspect of Furyborn which confused me at first was the jump in time periods. The prologue starts off in what we know to be present time, then it jumps to two years earlier. In addition, there is a period of about 1,000 years between Rielle’s and Eliana’s chapters. However, I was able to move quickly past my confusion. Watching how the two character’s viewpoints and histories wove together was fascinating.
Furyborn by Claire Legrand has to be one of my favorite reads of 2018. I’m just not looking forward to the wait for the next one! I hope you decide to read Furyborn; when you do, drop me a comment to tell me what you thought! Until the next review!