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Realm of Ruins
(The Nissera Chronicles #2)
by Hannah West
Release Date: December 4th 2018
Publisher: Holiday House
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Valory’s power is different . . . it’s dangerous, unruly, and destructive. But can she channel it
to crush a cunning enemy and save the realm from chaos?
Welcome to Nissera, land of three kingdoms and home to spectacular magic.
A century after her legendary ancestors overcame a bloodthirsty tyrant, seventeen
year old Valory Braiosa attends a training academy for elicromancers, immortal beings with magical gifts. Yet Valory’s immense power seems impossible to tame, and she faces imprisonment by the Nisseran authorities. Then a forbidden resurrection spell awakens a long dormant evil, and Valory may be the only one who can vanquish this terrifying villain. Together with a band of allies including an old friend; a haughty princess; and a mysterious, handsome stranger Valory must learn to harness her power and fight back. Weaving together her imaginative world of gritty fairytale magic with snippets from Beauty and the Beast and other classic stories, Hannah West’s dark and dangerous adventure is a gripping, immersive companion to her acclaimed debut, Kingdom of Ash and Briars. This richly packaged edition includes an illustrated family tree, detailed map, and embossed jacket with shimmering metallic effects.
realm of ruins
Review: I tend to like the first book in a series the best but I think ROR outdid KOAAB. I loved the Little Mermaid and Beauty and The Beast elements and how they made the story even more magical and dark. I don’t know if it’s just me but Valory gave me some Elsa vibes. The plot was amazing and the pacing wasn’t too fast or too slow. I loved Valory and her ending scene was brutally awesome! I still can’t get over the little disney elements and I’m still reeling from all the thrills in this book! All in all I loved this book, I love this series, and I love Miss West’s amazing storytelling and if you’re a disney fan looking for a great retelling this book is definitely for you!
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Reccomendation: For disney fans ages 15 and up
ETC DIACLAIMER: I received this book in exchange for an honest review
Linked here is a Realm Of Ruins inspired playlist! (They’re mostly just the Disney tracks I listened to while reading ROR)
Hannah West is the author of Kingdom of Ash and Briars and its companion, Realm of Ruins.
She’s always loved writing about magic and fairytales, but her time studying abroad in Orléans, France inspired her to finally write and publish a fantasy novel. She’s a freelance writer and vegetarian living in Texas with her husband and their rambunctious blue heeler.
FREE ebook for the novella, FIELDS OF FIRE, on all digital retailers:
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Win 1 of 5 bundles of the Nissera Chronicles (US Only)
Bundle includes: 1x physical copy of Kingdom of Ash and Briars + 1x physical copy of Realm of Ruins.
Giveaway starts: 4th December 2018
Giveaway finishes: 17th December 2018