Saturday, June 9, 2018
Furyborn (Empirium #1) by Claire Legrand
Author: Claire Legrand
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release Date: May 22, 2018
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*Received for review from Raincoast Books
Follows two fiercely independent young women, centuries apart, who hold the power to save their world...or doom it.
When assassins ambush her best friend, the crown prince, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing her ability to perform all seven kinds of elemental magic. The only people who should possess this extraordinary power are a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light and salvation and a queen of blood and destruction. To prove she is the Sun Queen, Rielle must endure seven trials to test her magic. If she fails, she will be executed...unless the trials kill her first.
A thousand years later, the legend of Queen Rielle is a mere fairy tale to bounty hunter Eliana Ferracora. When the Undying Empire conquered her kingdom, she embraced violence to keep her family alive. Now, she believes herself untouchable--until her mother vanishes without a trace, along with countless other women in their city. To find her, Eliana joins a rebel captain on a dangerous mission and discovers that the evil at the heart of the empire 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.
Furyborn is hands-down one of my top favourites of this year! This series is one that everyone should read because it has action, romance, great world building and addicting characters. I can see why this was on my TBR lists because it was an amazing read. The story just blew me away because I was immediately hooked after the first chapter. Just couldn't put it down! If you are looking for a really great fantasy this is the book you need to pick up today.
While the first part of the story was slow, I felt it was necessary because we got more of a background of what happened before with Rielle. I really loved both Rielle and Eliana as they were both strong female leads. Though they are centuries apart they must work together to defeat the Undying Kingdom. All the secondary characters, Remy, Simon, Ludivine, Audric and I'm excited to see what is going to happen in the next book.
While Eliana's story doesn't involve a romance you can see some more near the end. Which I totally approve of 100%. With Rielle you can feel the tension between them from the start and I was totally rooting for him despite what I know will happen. Claire Legrand did an amazing creating this world and characters that you can picture everything in your mind. All the action scenes were intense and had me on the edge of my seat!
I've been in a fantasy mood lately so Furyborn was the perfect read for it. It's one of my favourite 2018 reads. Now to wish for the next book because I need to know what is going to happen next!