Published by HarperCollins on 2013-09-17
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, General, Love & Romance, Young Adult
Source: Amazon, Purchased
It all began with a ruined elixir and an accidental bolt of lightning…
Iolanthe Seabourne is the greatest elemental mage of her generation—or so she's being told. The one prophesied for years to be the savior of The Realm. It is her duty and destiny to face and defeat the Bane, the greatest mage tyrant the world has ever known. A suicide task for anyone let alone a sixteen-year-old girl with no training, facing a prophecy that foretells a fiery clash to the death.
Prince Titus of Elberon has sworn to protect Iolanthe at all costs but he's also a powerful mage committed to obliterating the Bane to avenge the death of his family—even if he must sacrifice both Iolanthe and himself to achieve his goal.
But Titus makes the terrifying mistake of falling in love with the girl who should have been only a means to an end. Now, with the servants of the Bane closing in, he must choose between his mission and her life.
What I thought
Well, as some know I don’t review DNF which means yes, The Burning Sky, I bailed out on. I just couldn’t do it anymore. It was one of those books I really wanted to like but just couldn’t. Do you know when I bailed? 78% yes almost finished and I just couldn’t get myself to want to finish it.
This book was picked by you and I LOVE this new interaction for My To-Be Read list because when things like this happen it’s awesome because this would have sat on my TBR list forever and now I know and it’s no longer on my list.
I was so bummed as I was getting into this book that it wasn’t going how I expected it to go. I think that was my biggest problem. What I thought was a Mage who was protected by a handsome prince set out to defeat a mean villain. What I got was a Mage and Prince spending a lot of time at a school talking about defeating a villain who never was once in the book only his name. I also think this was supposed to be a love story but they talked about liking each other but I just didn’t really care at all.
The explanation of the world of Mage and Nonmage was interesting, you might remember a similar world in Harry Potter but Harry Potter was done a lot better. Plus this was set in really life 1800s England which I found rather weird since it lacked world build or even a solid explanation of a world. Some of the information about the world, mages and what was going on was really confusing. The entire time I was waiting for this epic fight, good against evil, an all powerful elemental mage that can control fire, lightening, water and air……78% and I was still waiting.
I honestly wanted to like this books really I did and once in a while I thought I might but then realized I didn’t. Regardless of my feelings I always recommend books and maybe this would be something that works for you but it just DID NOT work for me.
I don’t rate books I don’t finish this is just a DNF for me.
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