I was given an ecopy of this book in exchange for an honest review! 🙂
She survived a trial year at the Academy of Magic, but that was the easy part… Now sixteen-year-old Ryiah is an apprentice of Combat, her school’s most notorious faction. When she finishes, she will be a war mage, but in order to do so, she has to survive four years travelling across Jerar, training with a master she hates, her old nemesis, Priscilla, and Prince Darren, her sometimes rival, sometimes… more? Ry’s new apprenticeship is nothing like what she prepared for. War is on the horizon and her lessons aren’t for practice anymore. It’s time to fight.
I received this copy back in February and I feel bad for taking so long to start because ITS SO GOOD! I kind of wanted to drag out reading this series because I knew that I would fall in love with this world, Ryiah and Darren (I mean who wouldn’t?!). This is becoming one of my favourite series and I think in the near future I will be buying myself paperback copies of this series, there’s so much action and I love a good bit of action!
I don’t want to give anything away about this book, but this series is a fantastic take on magic and this book has a love triangle in place however it isn’t one of them annoying triangles, Rachel has done a fantastic job with that bit! Though Ryaih has a lot of emotional feelings and to begin with I thought maybe it could be toned down but however after thinking about it, I’m pretty sure I would’ve been just as emotional during those scenes with Darren! The ending had a fantastic twist once the apprentices had acended and I have to admit I was expecting it to be a happy ending for Ryaih however I wasn’t sure how it was going to happen!
I gave this book a 5/5 stars, so thank you Rachel for giving me a copy of this and for making such an amazing series I can’t wait for the next one! If you enjoy YA, magic, fantasy, adventure, romance and action books this is for you! The first book in this series is called First Year I have also written a review for that so you can go check that out! – First Year Review