Jul 3, 2018

Reign the Earth

Reign the Earth
by A.C. Gaughen

Book: The Elementae #1
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pub Date: January 30, 2018
Genre: Young Adult
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
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Shalia is a proud daughter of the desert, but after years of devastating war with the adjoining kingdom, her people are desperate for peace. Willing to trade her freedom to ensure the safety of her family, Shalia becomes Queen of the Bonelands.

But she soon learns that her husband, Calix, is motivated only by his desire to exterminate the Elementae—mystical people who can control earth, wind, air, and fire. Even more unsettling are Shalia’s feelings for her husband’s brother, which unleash a power over the earth she never knew she possessed—a power that could get her killed. As rumors of a rebellion against Calix spread, Shalia must choose between the last chance for peace and her own future as an Elementae.

This intense, richly drawn high-fantasy by the author of Scarlet will hold readers spellbound. 

My Review: LOVE LOVE THIS! This is a great new series by A.C.  and I'm ready for the next book!

Shalia is making a great sacrifice. To marry a King she does not know, so that her people can have peace and she will become the new Queen. Her family gives her gifts and they party the night away. The next day she and her husband will head over to the Bonelands to begin their new life. Shalia won't be going alone, her brother will be going with them to the Bonelands and that will mean a lot to her.

They have been under attacked and met some some loyal folks all on the way to their home. Once they finally arrive Shalia is going to realize just what she signed up for wasn't exactly as she thought. Shalia will see a side of Calix that makes her blood boil. He is not so kind, doesn't think before ordering a kill, and once he even hit Shalia and that was way out of line. Right off the bat I could not stand Calix. 

As the ending came near, the intensity grew to on the edge of your seat kind of reading.  Shalia has done nothing but try and be the best Queen and wife she could be despite her secret of being an Elementae. She gave her people hope, more work to help feed and care for their families. Strong and elegant she is determined to make the kingdom even better. But now, Calix turns on his wife and is determined to kill her. He took away her family. Shalia will not back down without a fight, she and the resistance will stand against Calix until he is stopped and change and peace can begin. But until then there a long way to go before this war is over.
 




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