Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Blog Tour: Fall of Thrones and Thorns

About the Book:
Title: Fall of Thrones and Thorns (Threats of Sky and Sea #3)
Author: Jennifer Ellision
Publication date: September 27th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

War hurtles in, a typhoon over the sea.
After Bree’s life was torn apart, Nereidium had represented a haven to her. A place that—if she could save it—was beyond the King’s reach.
And, at last, she’s arrived upon its shores. But things in Nereidium are not what they should be.
The land is plagued by a rash of mysterious earthquakes, the likes of which it’s never known. The governors are distracted by old traditions, while Bree and her friends grapple with changing identities and the sense that the longer they wait to take action… the greater the danger from Egria grows.
Bree is tired of living under the shadow of King Langdon’s power. And she’s tired of waiting for him to be the first to act.
In this final chapter of the Threats of Sky and Sea series, it all comes down to Nereidium or Egria. To Bree or the King. It’s kill… or be killed.
And not everyone will escape the battle unscathed.
Previous books in the series:
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Author Bio:
Jennifer Ellision was born and raised in South Florida and lives in perpetual fear of temperatures below 60F. She spent a great deal of her childhood staying up past her bedtime with a book and a flashlight. When she couldn’t find the stories she wanted to read, she started writing them. She has an OTP, loves character analysis, and is a master of the fangirl flail, with a particular soft spot for fanfiction. She frequently bursts into song (and they are often of a Disney persuasion). Sailor Moon is one of her favorite things on this planet.
Threats of Sky and Sea is her first novel.
She also blogs at The Bevy Bibliotheque, where she talks about books, TV, movies, and other things that she goes fangirl over. For review requests or blog inquiries, please visit http://www.thebevybibliotheque.net to contact the blogger who best suits your request.

I am incredibly sad to know that this is the last book in the Threats of Sky and Sea series, but boy did Jennifer Ellision deliver! I fell in love with this series as soon as it came out in 2014, and it certainly has been a thrilling journey. Jennifer Ellision delivers a satisfying conclusion that will leave fans of the series happy and breathless with all of the twists and turns. Ms. Ellision's writing is wonderful and I truly wish this series got more attention because Bree's story is so unique and exciting that it instantly grips you and never lets you go. I found myself thinking about these characters long after I finished reading this book, and I honestly wish we could have more from these characters. 

This book picks up right where Riot of Storm and Smoke left off...the truth has just come out about Bree and Aleta, and the shock that results resonates continuously throughout the novel. One minor complaint I had about this book was that the beginning was a bit slow/anti-climatic due to the revelation at the end of the last book. The start of the story was mainly focused on the fall out of the truth and how the individual characters dealt with the news. Granted, this did help move the story along and affected relationships, but it did provide a bit of a slow start to the book. Nevertheless, I'm glad that the author chose to include this aspect in addition to multiple POVs because it allowed us to truly understand the minds of all the characters. Plus, this slow start was more tolerable because of these multiple perspectives.

The multiple perspectives also allowed for much more character development than in the previous books. Not only did we get a peek into Caden and Aleta's minds, but also we had an inside look at what was going in Egria while the gang back in Nereidium was trying to figure things out. Again, this approach allowed for a more well-rounded story and kept things exciting. There definitely was a lot of politics in this novel as well, which also contributed to some slow moments, but honestly, I didn't mind it at all because these are the things that came with Bree's new life. I enjoyed being able to see her finally become the true queen I knew she was. But the one thing I loved most about Bree's character is the fact that she learned from mistakes in her past, and fought to be the strong leader that Nereidium needed. Bree and Aleta's friendship definitely was in some rocky waters after the truth came out, but I also liked how they did come together and form an even stronger friendship in the end. They both had things they needed to work out, and they handled things maturely. Both characters realized they needed to fight together for the future of their kingdom. 

There wasn't much romance in this story...it definitely was more secondary to the danger and evil that was coming for Bree and company. While some people didn't like this, I actually didn't mind it at all only because it wasn't the true focus of this story. There was so much else going on that if Jennifer Ellision would have added more romance it would have felt out of place (at least in my opinion). Did I want a little more of Bree and Caden? Yes! But I also knew that they have the future for their romance to grow and blossom into something beautiful. 

The action was intense, and the conclusion of this story left me blown away. There was nonstop action that was written expertly, and I felt as if I was right there with all of these characters battling the imminent threat that sought to take away everything they held dear. I do hope that there will be some novellas in the future just to let us know how things are going for these amazing characters. I highly recommend checking out this series for anyone who is looking for something different. It's a fun series that you'll be revisiting over and over again.


Happy reading :)



1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a fun and intense read! I don't mind lack of romance in books sometimes I find it's a good change. Glad you liked it, Cassie! :)