Title: Since You’ve Been Gone
Series: Air Awakens, #3
Publication Date: February 11th, 2016
Publisher: Self Published
Author: Elise Kova
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Summary: A woman awoken in air, a soldier forged by fire, a weapon risen from blood.
Vhalla Yarl has made it to the warfront in the North. Forged by blood and fire, she has steeled her heart for the final battle of the Solaris Empire’s conquest. The choices before Vhalla are no longer servitude or freedom, they are servitude or death. The stakes have never been higher as the Emperor maintains his iron grip on her fate, holding everything Vhalla still has left to lose in the balance.
Ship: Vhalla & Aldrik
Fave Cinnamon Rolls: Fritz
Needed BROTP: Fritz & Elecia, Jax & vhalla
Actual Review: About 3.5 to 4 Stars. Now i want everyone to keep the fact that i read this is spurts over a month and ahalf so this review is not gonna be the greatest.
Earth’s End follows up basically directly after Fire Falling (boy does that title mean something else now >.<) and it does not disappoint in the love of this series and the twists and plotting and how the characters continue to grow and change. My love of Daniel, Craig & Jax continues to grow and i just love how idiotic Jax is. He is becoming one of THOSE faves. I am so glad there is going to be novellas about him. He’s too precious to just be a side character.
The king is getting even nuttier and is in the running for craziest/most diabolical against Angra & Noam from Snow LIke Ashes and the King of Adarlan from TOG (How is it possible ot hate someone WHO LITERALYL HAS NO OTEHR NAME THAN KING!!!) but man does King of Solaris make some strides in this book.
I really really like the way social status & prejudices are treated in this series with both by location (west/east etc) and types of magic. I can’t wait to see it even more in WW & CC. THough one thing i’m not completely on board/in love with is the whole Vhalla walking through Aldrik’s memeories in her dreams. IT feels kind of intrusive and when she doesn’t even really talk to him deeply about it afterwards it’s kinda like okay i know this secret but im not gonna truly tell you i know this secret. OH well. It’s few and far between as I can remember.
My love for Fritz & concern for his well being was in high priority this book bc literally V&A are on the cover of book 5 i know they make it to book 5 so literally why worry about their life safety in book 3.
There was definitely some spots that I would have teared up but i’m not really a crying person when it comes to books, give me 5 years it may change as i used to not cry much period and i was bawling like a baby during the olympics. So Elise kova has offically added my tears to her Tears of mY Writers coffee mug & i can’t wait to start books 4 & 5.
Do sort of feel like it had a bit of middle of series slump but that could have just been my own personal how long it took me to read it slump.