I received this book for free from Illumicrate, Netgalley, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Waking Land by Callie Bates
Series: The Waking Land #1
Published by Hodder & Stoughton on January 25th 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult
Format: Arc, E-Arc, Hardback
Source: Illumicrate, Netgalley, Publisher
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It's been fourteen years, since King Antoine took Elanna hostage. Fourteen years since her father's rebellion failed. Fourteen years spent being raised by the man who condemned her people to misery. A man she's come to love as a father.
Now 20, Elanna is about to be taken prisoner once again... but this time by her father's mysterious righthand man.
Her father wants to reignite his rebellion, this time using Elanna as figurehead. He will tell his followers she is the legendary Wildegarde reborn, a sorceress who could make the very earth tremble.
But what no one knows is that magic really does flow through Elanna's veins. Now she must decide which side she's on, and whether she'll use her powers for mercy... or revenge.
The first thing that caught my eye with The Waking Lands, was the stunningly cover. A girl stepping into a fairyland. I did that thing where you judge a book by its cover. And this cover was telling me to READ THE BOOK.
So I did, and it is one of my best decision. This is the first book that I have read, after being on a book reading ban due to having exams at the beginning of the month. And, let me tell you, it reaffirmed why I love to read.
The Waking Lands is an enchanting tale set in a world where loyalty is easily lost, politics is blurred and there’s an on going war. There’s also magic, love and Elanna’s journey to reach her potential. So you know straight away that this is going to be an epic tale.
This is a captivating read, one that I know I will want to reread again again. I’m so excited that this is a series because I honestly do not know what I would do if it was a standalone. If you are after an epic, romantic fantasy adventure then I promise that’s this is the book for you.