Monday, January 13, 2014

Book Review: Feudlings in Smoke by Wendy Knight

Back Cover Blurb
genre: YA urban fantasy
Fate on Fire series, book #1.5 
Watching helplessly while your baby sister saves the world alone? It kinda sucks.

Will Delacour is one of the most powerful sorcerers to ever live. He’s Guard to the Edren Prodigy—his sister, Ari. But he walked away from the war, refusing to fight in a cause he didn’t believe in. He was deemed a traitor by the powerful Family, and now there’s a price on his head that leaves him trapped in a prison of his own making. And he can’t even tell the love of his life what she means to him because of the magical war that still controls their lives.

Instead of embracing his destiny, Will is forced to watch as Ari goes into battle over and over again, facing her enemies alone. She might be okay with it, but he’s not. He doesn’t believe in the war, but he does believe in her, and he knows his place is fighting by her side. Somehow, Will has to find a way to be there when Ari needs him , even if it means he forfeits his own life in the process.

My Review
4.5 stars of 5
If you are a fan of the Fate on Fire series, then this book is a must-read. Feudlings in Smoke overlaps the timeline of Feudlings, but the entire story is from Will's point of view. I loved seeing what was happening off-camera, so to speak, while the drama of Ari's life in Park City was unfolding. It was great to see everything Will does to protect and help Ari from afar, and I loved getting a glimpse into his relationship with Dani. I also really enjoyed finding out a little more about the inner workings of Will's colony of Renegades. Totally made me want to go back and re-read book 1. I am a big fan of the series, and this novella was a great addition!

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.


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