Currently Reading #41
Name: The Burning Sky
(The Elemental Trilogy #1)
Author: Sherry Thomas
Number of Pages: 376 pages in Hardcover
Published: September 17th 2013
by Balzer + Bray
Genre: High Fantasy, Young Adult,
It all began with a ruined elixir and a bolt of lightning.
Iolanthe Seabourne is the greatest elemental mage of her generation—or so she’s been 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 most powerful tyrant and mage the world has ever known. This would be a suicide task for anyone, let alone a reluctant sixteen-year-old girl with no training.
Guided by his mother’s visions and committed to avenging his family, Prince Titus has sworn to protect Iolanthe even as he prepares her for their battle with the Bane. But he 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 tyrant closing in, Titus must choose between his mission—and her life.
I need to squeeze this on my reading schedule since I’ve sworn to stick with the Random Reads meme so I’m moving Tear You Apart after this. This book is my January feature, check here: January Random Reads. I’ve heard so many good things and I’m very much excited that I’m finally reading it. Thanks to Random Reads. I got to pick, yeah, randomly. Hihi 🙂 Anyway, here’s a five star, three star and one star review respectively. Got them from book lovers on Goodreads. 😉
I’m a little worried about readers’ concern in regard to the world building. I hope it won’t ruin the book since world building is such a critical thing for me. I tend to lose interest if it is written poorly so let’s see. Happy reading to me for now! Book review to follow. 😀
Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted by Rose City Reader, where we share the first sentence (or so) of the books we are reading, along with initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.
Here’s the book’s beginning:
“Fire was easy. In fact, there was nothing easier. They said that when an elemental mage called forth flame, she stole a little from every fire in the world.”
Oooh. That’s an intriguing way to start a book. I love everything with magic and fire mages are kind of intimidating. Not unless if I’m a water mage. Lol! I would really love to know more about the characters on this book after reading its first paragraph.
What do you think of the book’s beginning? You could share book beginnings on your current read too. Comment the link of your own Book Beginnings on Fridays so I can check it out and have an idea of amazing books that I would want to read. Come on! Join us! 😀