Saturday, April 18, 2015

Air by Heather James

Title:  Air
Series:  Elements of Power #3
Author:  Heather James
Published:  March 12/15 by Heather James
Length:  222pgs
Genre:  YA fantasy
Shelf:  review
Rating: ★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:


I needed air.

I was gasping, but my lungs refused to take any in.

Jasmine's world is crumbling around her. Still reeling from the discovery of her parents' identities, she is forced to face the repercussions of her actions in the Helian Realm, while her beloved home is besieged by Helian attackers. And she still can't control her powers.

Roxy is confronted by the realisation that she has travelled across the Realms for a boy who thinks she betrayed him. A boy dating the girl who sold her out. And even while freezing in the Arcan Realm it seems she can't escape Cinaer's grasp.

Time is running out for the girls to save the world - and the boy - they love. But to have any chance of defeating Cinaer, they are going to have to work together. Cinaer is on a warpath and he's not giving up until he has secured the Helian throne - even if he has to reduce the Arcan Realm to dust in the process.

Air is the gripping final installment of the Elements of Power trilogy.

My Review:

James picks up this story where we left off in the previous novel. She writes with the same polished, inviting style that we’ve come to appreciate from her while at the same time throwing in a few twists that readers would never expect. James brings her fantasy world to the forefront of readers’ minds via her vibrant descriptions that allow readers to place themselves in the story. Although geared towards a YA novel this is definitely a story that will be enjoyed by readers of all ages.

The dual perspectives in this novel really let you get to know a lot about the female leads. By this point in time readers know them quite well. I enjoyed seeing their perspectives on what was going on infused throughout. James brings the entire cast to life in a larger than life manner that really captures your attention. I love how she develops not only the individual characters but the different peoples of this world. Readers get to know the different customs associated with each. It’s truly a unique experience.

As a whole, this was definitely a one of a kind conclusion to James’ series. James ties up all of the loose ends well while taking readers on a fantastical journey, but yet never closes off the possibility that there will be more to come. But I will warn readers that it is just that, a conclusion to the series. One should really read the series in order for the full effect.

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