I received this ARC from Publisher for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Burning Sky (The Elemental Trilogy, #1) by Sherry Thomas
Published by Balzer + Bray on September 17th 2013
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.
The Burning Sky—the first book in the Elemental Trilogy—is an electrifying and unforgettable novel of intrigue and adventure.
It’s pretty embarrassing that it took me so long to read the book. I’ve read and loved the authors romance novels and everyone was raving about this one. Plus, elemental magic? I am so in. I’m glad I finally added it to my monthly TBR pile. The Burning Sky was a fantasy story I could really get into.
In this story we follow Iolanthe and Titus, two very different people destined to cross paths. It was so interesting to see things from both perspectives. These characters have such different backgrounds. This made for a much more complete view of the world. I really appreciated seeing the events happening in the story from both characters’ eyes.
I’m a sucker for a good fantasy world and this one drew me right in. Magic, secrets, hidden destinies, impossible decisions… all things I can get behind! Sherry Thomas really created a world I want to spend more time in, even if I didn’t care for the characters (bonus that I did!)
If you’re looking for a fantasy fix you should check out The Burning Sky!