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Warriors of Wing and Flame by Sara B. Larson

Title: Warriors of Wing and Flame
Author: Sara B Larson
Published: Published October 27th 2020 by Tor Teen
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The doorway between the magical Visempirum and the human world has been reopened. Paladin are once more living in the citadel where Zuhra and Inara grew up completely isolated by the magical hedge that trapped them there. Amidst the brewing conflict between the Paladin and humans looms the threat of Barloc, who has stolen Inara’s immense power and continues to elude the Paladin who are desperately searching for him.

In this sequel to Sisters of Shadow and Light, Inara and Zuhra must navigate the treacherous paths of self-discovery, their love for each other, and for the boys who have captured their hearts. Together, they search for the strength within themselves to bridge the divide between the two worlds they inhabit, even as war threatens to destroy everything—and everyone—they love.


I’ve really enjoyed the Sisters of Shadow and Light duology. I just found it to be really unique in it’s characters and story. Warriors of Wing and Flame wrapped thing ups nicely.

I don’t know what my deal is with Inara but I don’t exactly like her. I don’t dislike her, like I found her storyline interesting. I enjoyed her navigating her way through her new life. Not just without the roar but from what Barloc had done to her. I just kept feeling like people didn’t give Zuhra enough credit. Like Inara is Ray of Light but dude she wouldn’t be if it wasn’t for Zuhra making sacrifices for her. I don’t know. I do love the fact that the two sisters love one another so much. Especially since they have a complicated relationship with their parents and grandparents really. So it is always nice to see.

On the other hand I love Zuhra. She gives so much and really has the pure heart. I guess I do like that Zuhra and Inara compliment one another in that way. Plus it was sweet to see Zuhra’s expanding relationship with Raidyn as well as her own comfort into her own life. Both girls went from being locked away to having to be involved in some crazy epic battleness.

There is a little more of a sullen tone to this book. The characters experience loss in many different ways. Not every character even has the same things that impact them. Which is another thing that has made me really like this series. You see different personalities fitting together to create this world.

I love the world itself. It’s really interesting the magic and of course the gryphons! I don’t want to give too much away because a lot happens and I don’t want to do any spoilers.

I thought this was a great conclusion. A good duology and an enjoyable read.

You can check out my review for book one HERE
Sara B. Larson is the best-selling and critically acclaimed author of the YA fantasy DEFY trilogy (DEFY, IGNITE, and ENDURE) and the DARK BREAKS THE DAWN duology. Her next YA fantasy, SISTERS OF SHADOW AND LIGHT, comes out November 5th from Tor Teen. She can’t remember a time when she didn’t write books—although she now uses a computer instead of a Little Mermaid notebook. Sara lives in Utah with her husband, their four children, and their Maltese, Loki. She writes in brief snippets throughout the day and the quiet hours when most people are sleeping. Her husband claims she should have a degree in “the art of multitasking.” When she’s not mothering or writing, you can often find her at the gym repenting for her sugar addiction.

She’s online at www.SaraBLarson.com

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Send Me Their Souls by Sara Wolf



Title:
Send Me Their Souls
Author: Sarah Wolf
Published: November 3rd 2020 by Entangled: Teen
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The finale to the epic Bring Me Their Hearts series reaches its thrilling conclusion, full of intrigue, emotion, and of course romance.

Reunited with Lucien, Malachite, and Fione, Zera finally has the choice of whether or not to regain her humanity and give up her life as a Heartless. But with war raging and an army of valkerax on the loose, she’s never needed immortality more. Will they be able to stop Varia without sacrificing themselves in the process?




Send Me Their Souls is quite the ending to the Bring Me Their Hearts series. It almost felt like something separate from the rest. It continued and wrapped up the story well. It just a lot happens and a lot of world building.

I can’t remember if I felt before that this story gives me Final Fantasy vibes. I thought it would fit perfectly as an RPG game. I loved the world building and how we get to explore different cities and how they all have their unique attributes. I think the first two books were really focused on the characters and their development and this felt more focused on the world, it’s history and of course those pesky trees.

Despite that I felt that this book had a strong focus on world building, I still loved the characters. Again it’s quite the diverse crew and again I think that’s why it reminds me of a videogame. Bringing together a group that comes from different parts of the world, with different talents. We also get to know Malachite a little bit more and maybe why he’s always so prickly. Zera of course does not drop her witty banter, doesn’t matter if she has two eyes or six. The way that her and Lucien work as a team makes me so happy. I love when we drop the romance drama and see the love interest come together and work in a partnership. Also the unbreakable friendships are good to see.

I don’t want to give too much away, again it is a big book and a lot of things happen. I can’t think of any questions that were left unanswered. Well I had one and it has to do with a brain situation but it really has no impact on the story. It’s kind of like when you wonder if someone closes a door after they have opened it.

I loved Send Me Their Souls and I have loved this series. I feel like it doesn’t get as much love as it deserves. From the witty character interactions, to the engaging story and of course the interesting world. I would highly recommend picking this up if you love fantasy and want something a little more unique.