Saturday, August 15, 2015

The Last of the Firedrakes by Farah Oomerbhoy

16-year-old Aurora Darlington is an orphan. Mistreated by her adopted family and bullied at school, she dreams of running away and being free. But when she is kidnapped and dragged through a portal into a magical world, suddenly her old life doesn’t seem so bad.

Avalonia is a dangerous land ruled by powerful mages and a cruel, selfish queen who will do anything to control all seven kingdoms—including killing anyone who stands in her way. Thrust headlong into this new, magical world, Aurora’s arrival sets plans in motion that threaten to destroy all she holds dear.

With the help of a young fae, a magical pegasus, and a handsome mage, Aurora journeys across Avalonia to learn the truth about her past and unleash the power within herself. Kingdoms collide as a complicated web of political intrigue and ancient magic lead Aurora to unravel a shocking secret that will change her life forever.

I was immediately drawn towards this book because the fantasy aspect of this book sounded amazing. The fantasy in this book definitely lived up to my expectations! Farah created an extremely interesting and addictive world in this book. I constantly was intrigued with the fantasy in this book, and I cannot wait to learn more about the world in the future books. 

I really wanted to like the main character, Aurora, but she was very hard to like at times. She made a lot of dumb decisions in this book that frustrated me to no end. I understood that she was completely thrown into this world not knowing anything, but it didn't excuse some of the things she did. I just wanted to shake some sense into her. 

I think Aurora has a lot of potential to grow into a strong character. I would love to see her develop into a wiser and stronger woman as the books go on. 

Rafe was the love interest in this book, and I adored him.

I definitely fell in love with his character, and I really want to see more of him in the future books. I actually found the book to be quite slow whenever Rafe wasn't involved. He always made the book a lot more interesting and addictive for me. I was disappointed with the lack of his character in this book. My favorite parts of this book were parts whenever he was involved. However, it was a little ridiculous how he always seemed to show up at the perfect time. I also hated the big reveal about his character at the end of the book. I thought that was a little unnecessary. I can't complain too much though, because I loved the book whenever Rafe was involved. I want to learn more about his character in the future books. I would also love to see more development of a romantic relationship between Aurora and Rafe in the future. 

I definitely will continue to read this series because I am intrigued to see what will happen with these characters. Farah is a great author and I can tell each of her books will to continue to improve as the series goes on. 

3.5 / 5 Fangs

*This ebook was given to me in exchange for a honest review* 

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