Tuesday, January 14, 2014

ARC Review: Feudlings in Smoke (Fate on Fire #1.5) by Wendy Knight

Summary: Watching helplessly while your baby sister saves the world alone? It kinda sucks.
Will Delacour is one of the most powerful sorcerers to ever live. He’s Guard to the Edren Prodigy—his sister, Ari. But he walked away from the war, refusing to fight in a cause he didn’t believe in. He was deemed a traitor by the powerful Family, and now there’s a price on his head that leaves him trapped in a prison of his own making. And he can’t even tell the love of his life what she means to him because of the magical war that still controls their lives.
Instead of embracing his destiny, Will is forced to watch as Ari goes into battle over and over again, facing her enemies alone. She might be okay with it, but he’s not. He doesn’t believe in the war, but he does believe in her, and he knows his place is fighting by her side. Somehow, Will has to find a way to be there when Ari needs him , even if it means he forfeits his own life in the process.

**I received a copy in exchange for an honest review**

Okay okay okay! This series made it onto my top series of 2013 and why wouldn't it? In this novella, told in Will's POV, (who is Ari's brother - Ari being the main character in the other books) gives perspective on parts that happened in the first book and parts that weren't there that you didn't know about, and I absolutely loved it. Parts that were from the first book, Feudlings, included phone calls, visits, battles, but you got to see them all from Will's side and I really like that cause I always wonder what other characters are thinking whenever I read. You got to see just how frustrated Will was in the fact that he wanted to help his sister all the time but couldn't. You got to see his love for his sister, his colony, and also his love for Dani (not that there was any doubt in the other books!). I also really liked being able to see Dani and Will together and how she would make pancakes for him and such, but Will knew he couldn't really be with her until the war is over and you can't but feel for them and root them on anyways (Team Will and Big Brothers by the way!). One of my favorite parts of the novella was the fact that Will is awesome at hacking, but you get to see how he uses is to help and how Dani helps him too!
So yeah overall, the plot and story was wonderful, the characters great as always. The only problem I can say was that it was too short (which isn't even a problem)!! Wendy Knight is a truly talented writer and so is this book and series as well. You fall in love with everything! I give it 5/5 stars for being amazing!!

Amazon: HERE

Other books in this series…

(Book #1) Summary: Nothing makes a new school suck worse than discovering the guy you’re in love with is your prophesied nemesis.

Ari is the most powerful flame-throwing sorceress ever, and her people’s last hope in an ancient war. But she’s also a seventeen-year-old girl, and in her free, not-hunting-nemesis times, she jumps from school to school, trying to figure out regular people her own age and pretending she’ll get the chance to graduate.

Shane lives a double life. He goes to school and masters the art of popularity, hiding the fact that he has a fate with a slim chance of his survival. He’s destined to end a 300 year-old war by killing or being killed. He knows he’s hunted by a powerful enemy who’s not afraid to die. Only problem? He has no idea who that enemy is. 

When Ari shows up at Shane’s school, angry and sullen and determined to keep him at arm’s reach, neither of them realize they are supposed to be killing each other, not fall-ing in love. Until Ari does realize it, and she almost dies – by Shane’s hand.

(Book #2) Summary: Ari thought being in love with her prophesied nemesis sucked. But being responsible for her best friend's kidnapping? It sucks worse.

Ari and Shane thought they’d beaten Fate and ended the three-hundred year war plagu-ing their people. They thought love had won. But they were so, so wrong.

Instead of graduating high school like the normals, they’re in a battle to save Charity – Shane’s cousin, Ari's best friend, and the seer who might hold the key to ending the war for good. To do that, they’re forced to accept help from a boy they aren’t even sure they can trust. He’s powerful and knows spells even Ari’s never heard of, but he’s also secre-tive and has a past he’s determined to keep hidden . Add to that the fact that he has his sights set on Ari, and Shane would rather do without his help.

Ari has bigger problems than mysterious boys and their strange powers. The powerful Edren Family is hunting her brother, and she can't very well save him or Charity while they’re constantly being attacked by her own people. To stop the raids, she has to take the fight to them. But if she starts hunting the family that raised her, what kind of mon-ster will she be?

Fate still waits for the death of one by the hand of the other.


(Book #0.5) Summary: Charity Delyle has lived in the shadow of her Prodigy cousin and his powerful Guard since the day she was born. And she doesn’t mind—really. Except that being in Hunter’s shadow means that he can’t see her. And she’d like that to change.

Hunter has one purpose in life: Protect the Prodigy, or die trying. That means a social life, school, and even Charity come last until the war is over. For the most part, he’s okay with that—he can lose everything if he has to…except his seer.

Starting at a new school should be much safer than living in a war-ravaged Carules headquarters. But this new school is different than the others. Friendships are forged and destinies are questioned, and Hunter’s decision could cost them all everything they’ve been hoping for.

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