Thursday, February 21, 2013

Book Review: The Rift by Andrea Cremer

The Rift by Andrea Cremer
Expected Publication: August 7, 2012
Publisher: Philomel
Age Demographic: YA Paranormal Fantasy
Pages: 464
ARC: Provided for review by ATW ARC Tours

Chronicling the rise of the Keepers, this is the stunning prequel to Andrea Cremer's internationally bestselling Nightshade trilogy!

Sixteen-year-old Ember Morrow is promised to a group called Conatus after one of their healers saves her mother's life. Once she arrives, Ember finds joy in wielding swords, learning magic, and fighting the encroaching darkness loose in the world. She also finds herself falling in love with her mentor, the dashing, brooding, and powerful Barrow Hess. When the knights realize Eira, one of their leaders, is dabbling in dark magic, Ember and Barrow must choose whether to follow Eira into the nether realm or to pledge their lives to destroying her and her kind.

With action, adventure, magic, and tantalizing sensuality, this book is as fast-paced and breathtaking as the Nightshade novels.

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The Rift is a tantalizing ball of epic adventure, scintillating romance, and magic sure to wow fans of Andrea Cremer's previous Nightshade series. A beautiful discovery of magic and dark forces at work, The Rift tells the story of love, life, freedom, and the choices one makes. Ember is an exceptionally likable heroine to discover. She's wonderfully intelligent, fiercely loyal to her beliefs and to those she cares a great deal about, and incredibly fearless. She knows what she wants and isn't afraid to go after it.

Barrow is an equally written and wonderfully entertaining hero, who is incredibly swoon-worthy handsome, dark, and full of mystery. Andrea Cremer does a great job of writing him in such a way, that he's an intelligent, thoughtful, and understanding gentleman. He isn't over-affectionate, yet he is kind and caring and will do anything to protect Ember. He's just the perfect amount of badass that will have reader's falling in love with him. All of the character's add their own flare, personality, and depth to the main arc. Cremer does a wonderful job of blending them into the storyline flawlessly and giving them their own place to fit in.

If reader's are looking for fast-paced adventure, action, and dark intrigue then they need look any further. This novel packs all of that and so much more, with a powerful punch. There is enough mystery, suspense, drama, and fantastic character growth and development to keep them engaged and on the edge of their seats. Cremer's writing is just as poingnantly beautiful and fluid as it always is. With The Rift, she has managed to surpass the standards she set with her Nightshade trilogy.

The Rift is a truly magnificent story that will definitely have reader's craving more. This book will leave them stunned with amazement and breathless with anticipation. This is a paranornmal novel that is full of so much intrigue and amazement that it hits hard and fast with an emotional punch and a cliffhanger that will have reader's dangling from the edge of their seats. It is a book that is incredibly unputdownable and should definitely not be missed out on. Fans of Kelly Armstrong, Richelle Mead, or Maggie Stiefvater will definitely want to get their hands on this fantastic book!

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Andrea Cremer is a New York Times and international bestselling author. She spent her childhood daydreaming while roaming the forests and lakeshores of Northern Wisconsin. She now lives in Manhattan, but at heart she will always be a small-town girl.

Andrea has always loved writing and has never stopped writing, but it took a horse and a broken foot to prompt her to finally write the novel she'd always dreamed of writing. Prior to becoming a full-time novelist, Andrea resided in the academic world where she taught early modern history.

When she's not writing, Andrea tries to master difficult yoga poses, wanders through Central Park, and hunts for new music to provide the soundtracks to her novels.

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