“What is that?!” “An Erif. A killing machine. If they catch us, they’ll kill us. That’s all you need to know.” The Erifs are ruthless, powerful and unforgiving. They feed on rage and hatred. And Prince Torin is all that stands in their way. He is young and impulsive. Determined to protect those he loves at any cost as their kingdom prepares for war with the Erifs – a fierce race of warriors – even if it means paying the ultimate price. But little does he know that those closest to him are hiding dark secrets. And in a land where battle lines are drawn in blood and carved out with fire, secrets could end them all.
Title: Rise of the Erifs
Author: Atlanta Bushnell
First Published: 25/10/2015 This Edition: 10/08/2016
Started: 18/11/2017 Finished: 25/11/2017 Pages: 388
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Last year, Atlanta Bushnell kindly sent me a copy of this book to review and this year she sent me the sequel, but before starting the sequel I wanted to reread the first one so I was completely up to date on what’s going on etc.
When I first reviewed this book it was before I had even started my blog, I was just a bookstagrammer who blogged on Goodreads, so I wanted to give this a brand new review! Last year I wrote on Goodreads that the only downside was for me it was hard getting into it but this time it was completely different.
I was instantly into it and I loved reading it all over again, this book is filled to the brim with action and introducing characters! This book doesn’t have just one point of view, we see this from nearly every person, I would say that there were 3 top main and 2 just under, Prince Torin, Prince Jaydar, Daye, Aurora and Alex, I would roughly say that was in order of whose point of view we see most from! There are a couple others but I shall leave you to discover, though the only thing about the multiple points of view it’s not each chapter introduces a different P.O.V but it switches throughout a chapter, even though this was my second time reading it, I got it quite quickly which I’m sure others would as well.
Anyway, this story is about how the Erif’s want to have an Erif Empire and take over each world and rule for themselves instead of just their world, Keppar, they begin with Latainia which happens pretty quickly, and Jaydar ends up hostage at Keppar where the Erif’s try to extract information from him and fail terribly. However Daye and Torin end up on Earth, both at different times, Daye goes first to find her father and Torin after the Erif’s have invaded his home and he needed to escape. Earth is where they meet Aurora and Alex, twins who live on an isolated island on Earth because their father is a scientist studying the volcano.
There is a lot of action in this book, it’s definitely a fun and exciting read, it keeps you on the edge of your seat turning each page to find out what happened! I recommend this book and I’m incredibly hyped to begin reading the next book!
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