BUY THIS BOOK! READ THIS SERIES! Seriously, guys I don’t know how much of this will be a review instead of me just fangirling over how refreshing and well written The Rise of the Dawnstar is. The second book in The Avalonia Chronicles. Once again author Farrah Oomerbhoy has done the unthinkable. Captivating me with her beautiful words and exciting story. Dare I say it’s better than book one? Yes. Yes it is. In The Last of the Firedrakes which happens to be one of my fave breakout books of 2015 and a surprising hit for me, was rather predictable in some aspects, yet enjoyable at the same time. Yet it reminded me too much of Harry Potter.
Here in The Rise of the Dawnstar, every part of this book kept me on the edge of my seat. It’s just as magical and charming as the first. The world building is top notch and writing is just as poetic. My emotions were all over the place reading about this complex world. Going through the motion as Aurora faces betrayal, prepare for battle and try to find happiness with a developing romance. This book is everything you want it to be. It will leave you breathless. Have you laughing and definitely fill you with a load of frustration because book 3 won’t be out for a while. Like I need to know what going to happen right this second.
Beyond that, Farrah Oomerbhoy’s The Rise of the Dawnstar is just an all-around good book. It has a heroine you can get behind. Yes Aurora makes mistakes and at times she can come off childish but she’s such a great developing character. It’s fascinating to read as Aurora comes into her own. To see that maturity come forth. To see Aurora strive to be the Queen and leader she is meant to be and become.
So if you’re looking for a fast-paced, spellbinding, thrilling ride, I suggest you hop on this rollercoaster and plunge into the world of Avalonia. You won’t be disappointed. Along the way meet new characters and fall in love with old ones. The Rise of the Dawnstar is sure to be one of your top favorites of 2017.
*Thank you netgalley and Farrah Oomerbhoy. I received a copy in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own
Before I forget there is an amazing giveaway that will be happening at the end of the tour.
Here’s a look at the prizes:
The Rise of the Dawnstar,
book two of The Avalonia Chronicles.
Aurora Firedrake returns in the spellbinding sequel to The Last of the Firedrakes.
The seven kingdoms of Avalonia are crumbling and evil is spreading across the land like a plague. Queen Morgana is close to finding a way to open The Book of Abraxas and it’s only a matter of time until she uses the power trapped inside its pages to enslave the entire world.
With Avalonia growing more dangerous by the day, Aurora must travel through war-torn lands and deep into the heart of the fae kingdom of Elfi. Her goal is to find a legendary weapon infused with the last of the realm’s ancient magic—the only weapon in the world powerful enough to stop the queen.
Aurora might have survived her first battle against Morgana, but the true fight to save her kingdom and restore her throne has only just begun…
About the Author
Farah Oomerbhoy is the international bestselling author of The Avalonia Chronicles. Her first book, The Last of the Firedrakes, was originally published on Wattpad where it gained over two million reads and a Watty Award. Since publication, her debut has gone on to win a silver medal in IBPA’s Benjamin Franklin Awards and the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards, along with winning a finalist placement in the USA Best Book Awards. Farah loves the fantastical and magical and often dreams of living in Narnia, Neverland, or the Enchanted Forest. With a master’s degree in English literature from the University of Mumbai, Farah spends her creative time crafting magical worlds for young adults. She lives with her family in Mumbai, India.
Please don’t forget to check out the rest of the bloggers on the tour:
Monday, April 24th
Review – Of all the books I’ve loved before…
Interview – Lisa Manterfield
Tuesday, April 25th
Review – The Reading Cat
Review – The Book Lover
Wednesday, April 26th
Review – Bubble Bath Books
Thursday, April 27th
Guest post and review – The Bewitched Reader
Review – Creative Bookie
Friday, April 28th
Review – EndlessReading
Guest post – A Redhead’s Ramblings
Monday, May 1st
Review – Reads All the Books
Tuesday, May 2nd
Interview and review – Books and Stars
Wednesday, May 3rd
Review – Writing Pearls
Interview – Eliza Green
Thursday, May 4th
Guest post and review – The Reader and the Chef
Review – JBronder Book Reviews
Friday, May 5th
Review – Miranda’s Book Blog
Interview – Sarah Benson
Monday, May 8th
Guest post and review – Creatyvebooks (http://www.creatyvebooks.com)
Guest post – J. M. Butler (Telling stories, reading books, and savoring life) (http://jessicabfry.com/)
Tuesday, May 9th
Review – Fabric of Life (http://geetaavij.worpress.com)
Review – OldVictorianQuill (http://oldvictorianquill.wordpress.com)
Wednesday, May 10th
Guest post and review – Kindle and Me (http://www.kindleandme.com)
Review – LiyareadsYA (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy57923LodhcqD8QLYurgyQ?app=desktop )
Thursday, May 11th
Interview and review – The YA Wizard (https://theyawizard.wordpress.com/)
Interview and review – Coffee Addicts Book Reviews (http://selenityjadebooks.blogspot.com/)
Friday, May 12th
Review – Darcy’s Book Blog (https://darcysbookblog.com)
Guest post – Rockin’ Book Reviews (http://www.rockinbookreviews.com/)