The Rift by Andrea Cremer
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.
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!