Review & Giveaways: Water’s Wrath by Elise Kova

Review & Giveaways: Water’s Wrath by Elise Kova Water's Wrath by Elise Kova
Series: Air Awakens #4
Published by Silver Wing Press on April 26th 2016
Pages: 378

Librarian turned sorcerer. Sorcerer turned hero. Hero turned puppet. The Solaris Empire found victory in the North and, at the cost of her heart and her innocence, Vhalla Yarl has earned her freedom. But the true fight is only beginning as the secret forces that have been lurking in the shadows, tugging at the strings of Vhalla's fate, finally come to light. Nowhere is safe, and Vhalla must tread carefully or else she'll fall into the waiting arms of her greatest foe. Or former lover. About the Author Elise Kova has always had a passion for storytelling. She wrote her first novella, a high-fantasy, in sixth grade. Over the years she's honed her love of literature with everything from fantasy to romance, science fiction to mystery, and whatever else catches her eye. Elise lives in Saint Petersburg, Florida, where she's currently working on the next installment in her debut YA fantasy series: Air Awakens. She enjoys video games, anime, table-top role playing games, and many other forms of "geekdom." She loves talking with fans on Twitter (@EliseKova) and Facebook (/AuthorEliseKova). Visit her website,, for news and extras about her books!



We’re done here, right? Seriously, I keep thinking to myself there is no way that Elise can outdo herself again, right? and then… she does. This book blew me away, and I am going to try to explain why and how without spoiling it or the previous three books, so I will likely have to keep this short.

First, Vhalla is as amazing as ever. And she’s going through some stuff. Some big stuff. Like, life in upheaval sort of stuff. And since she is kind of the best character ever, she deals with it like we would: trying to be graceful, but only partly succeeding. The true draw to Vhalla has been and still is how relatable she is no matter how powerful she becomes or how low she falls. Some characters morph completely; Vhalla grows but never replaces her true self- just builds upon it. But she definitely evolves, no question, as she faces difficulties that would be insurmountable to most of us. (Oh! I dressed Vhalla up for this post, so I will share her outfit here again!)

CG- Vhalla

This book is my favorite of the series so far, without a doubt. Emotionally, I was all over the place, which to me is the best way for a book to be. I had no idea what the fate of characters or plotlines would be, because with the Air Awakens series, nothing and no one is ever safe. There were enough lighter moments to make me not drown in my emotions (but it was close 😉 ). So many relationships are explored in this book too- not only romantic ones, there was a ton of emphasis on friends and family as well, which I adored.

Goodness, I want to gush about this book endlessly, but even telling you some of the things I want to gush about would be spoilery! Okay, if you have read Earth’s End, I guess you can read this: View Spoiler » 12

Bottom Line: My heart has been destroyed and uplifted over and over, and I have fallen in absolute love with this series and these amazingly realistic characters. I am simultaneously excited and devastated for Crystal Crowned. I can’t wait to read every last word of this series, but I also can’t handle leaving these beloved characters and world behind. 6s

About Elise Kova

Elise Kova has always had a profound love of fantastical worlds. Somehow, she managed to focus on the real world long enough to graduate with a Master’s in Business Administration before crawling back under her favorite writing blanket to conceptualize her next magic system. She currently lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, and when she's not writing can be found playing video games, watching anime, or talking with readers on social media. She is the author of the Air Awakens Series as well as the upcoming Loom Saga (Keymaster, 2017).

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First, there are two giveaways I have to share with you! The first one is from me, just for you guys, and it’s International, for a Paperback Copy of Water’s Wrath (or one of the others in the series if you haven’t gotten to WW yet!) and 2 e-book copies (same applies!)
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The second is a giveaway from Elise, and it is kind of amazing: The winner will have their name written into Air Awakens book five, Crystal Crowned, as a minor/mentioned character somewhere in the book!
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Have you been reading this series? I really hope so, because I love it, of you couldn’t tell! If you have been reading it, tell me, do you love it? Is Vhalla just the best ever?

Posted April 18, 2016 by Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight in Giveaway, Review / 18 Comments


18 responses to “Review & Giveaways: Water’s Wrath by Elise Kova

    *tries to calm self*
    I’m glad you adore it so much!! It just makes me more excited. And we all know I’m never over-the-top in my fangirling about books. #lies Ahemmm.

  2. I actually purchased the first book a month or so ago and still haven’t read it, (much like Traveler, it is sitting there mocking me). I plan to, like, seriously. Thanks for the chance to win more of this series.

  3. Jaclyn F

    I love reading all the ARC reviews because I can feel the excitement laced into every word. Looking forward to the book and all of the commentary afterwards!

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    Been trying to get my local library to source these! I don’t think I’ve really gotten into a good fantasy series for a long time! Absolutely love Air Awakens and cannot wait for Water’s Wrath!!

  5. Elle

    This series sounds amazing!! I’m just getting into the first book and adfjksdjflkasfj. Plus the covers are absolutely gorgeous…

  6. Having already read Water’s Wrath, ugly crying may be an understatement. Elise is just so amazing at pulling out all of my emotions. Crystal Crowned will ruin me, I’m sure of it!

  7. Khansa

    OMG!! Yes! I’d love to win and win a copy of the book and have my name in a book! (How cool is that!) Thanks for the giveaway! Fingers crossed I win!

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