Friday, 26 February 2016

Aurora by JD Wright

Title: Aurora
Series: Everealm (#4)
Author: JD Wright
From: Review Copy
Genre: Fantasy
Release Date: 12th February 2016
Challenges: Winter COYER 2015-2016, 2016 New Release Challenge, 2016 Prequel & Sequel Challenge (2 points)
Links: Goodreads - Amazon

*May contain spoilers for previous books in the series*

With magic returned to the magical women of Everealm, Bree and her friends are now faced with even more challenges. Not only are there imps now about tryng to suck the magic out of women, but King Silas of Sire is back in power and plotting his next move. Spurred on by the interference of Royal family of Labara, he sets in motion events that will completely change the face of Everealm...

I've had days to think about my  review of Aurora and yet I still don't quite know how to express my feelings about this book. I was excited to read it, excited while reading it and wanting more when I finished it. This series certainly has me in it's grips and does not want to let go.

The series has got steadily more fantasy based as it goes on. There's always been magic in the Everealm series, and it was very clearly fantasy, but there are a lot of magical creatures as well as the magic users. It makes it interesting and I loved learning more about the world around the characters.

Romance is a big part of the Everealm series and Aurora was no exception. Things are now settled between Bree and Rowan who have had four books to find their groove, and some of the other couples like Rhea and Reeve became more background characters (though still there). The reltionship switched focus more to the Labara siblings; Tristan, Xavier and Rianne.

Rianne and Zander continue their story from the previous book and they are super sweet together. Xavier and Dahlia's relationship definitely became more central and complicated (which is to be expected when neither of them revealed who they really were!) Tristan and Sera's marriage also came into focus and I liked that they grew together but still managed to make it difficult.

The couple that I loved the most though has to be Sarita and Cassidy. I do use the term couple lightly as they're both children but they were super adorable and I loved the back and forth between them. I can't wait to see where these two go in the future!

I love this series, and I can't wait for more!