Friday, April 1, 2016

Book Review: Water's Wrath by Elise Kova

The Vise Library is introducing books (in separate blog posts) that will be available in our catalog soon.  We were given the opportunity to read Water's Wrath prior to its release in April (huge shout out to Elise Kova for providing us with a copy!!).  Read below to find out what this book is about and to see what the Vise Library thought about it!

About the book:

Librarian turned sorcerer. Sorcerer turned hero. Hero turned puppet. 

The Solaris Empire found victory in the North and, at the cost of her heart and her innocence, Vhalla Yarl has earned her freedom. But the true fight is only beginning as the secret forces that have been lurking in the shadows, tugging at the strings of Vhalla’s fate, finally come to light. Nowhere is safe, and Vhalla must tread carefully or else she’ll fall into the waiting arms of her greatest foe. Or former lover.
 Water's Wrath is the fourth book in Elise Kova's Air Awakens series.  If you haven't read the other books in the series make sure you get caught up by checking out the first book (we also own the second and third books, don't worry)!  Due to spoilers, I won't give too much away since some people may have not read the other books in the series and I don't want to spoil anything.  However, this book gets us caught up to the point after Vhalla has left after the "victory" in the North.  She is on her own and on a mission to find out more information about the Knights of Jadar.  Some action-y things happen that eventually take her back South to Aldrik (and his wonderful father, the emperor).  There are bigger things at play and Vhalla is caught up in them.  She is stronger than ever and learns to really respect and value herself.  There are a lot of gut wrenching things that happen in this book that you will NOT BELIEVE.  EVERYTHING changes and Vhalla has to learn who she can rely on.  Some of it is too late and some of it is not.  The new war is really just beginning and people are changed for better or for worse.  Just a little prepared for you heart to be ripped out and to be stomped on, repeatedly.  :)

Readers of this series will NOT be disappointed and hopefully new readers to this series will give it a shot.  There are so many plot twists and heart string tugs to this book that will leave readers (okay, me) ready for the fifth and final book to this series.  I enjoyed the fact that I didn't know what was peeking out around every corner.  I also really liked that some things were resolved and many more questions were raised.   Kova's stories always have layers to them and you will stumble (later) on why certain details are important.  This series is wildly entertaining and I hope you give Water's Wrath a shot (after reading the first three books, of course)!

About the author:

Elise Kova has always had a passion for storytelling. She wrote her first novella, a high-fantasy, in sixth grade. Over the years she's honed her love of literature with everything from fantasy to romance, science fiction to mystery, and whatever else catches her eye.

Elise lives in Saint Petersburg, Florida, where she's currently working on the next installment in her debut YA fantasy series: Air Awakens. She enjoys video games, anime, table-top role playing games, and many other forms of "geekdom." She loves talking with fans on Twitter (@EliseKova) and Facebook (/AuthorEliseKova). Visit her website,, for news and extras about her books!
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