Wings of Arian (Solus #1)
written by Devri Walls
published by StoneHouse Ink
Why did I pick this book: I participated in the blog tour for book three in the Solus series. I wanted to do an experiment and read the third book first, but it turns out I’m not so good at figuring out lingo three books in, so I figured I’d begin at the beginning. It seems to be working out. (Chrissy had received a copy of this book for an earlier tour of Wings of Tavea. I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)
Did I enjoy this book: It has magic, dragons, snobby princes who fall in love and turn out not to be quite so snobby, and tiny, beautiful faery-type folk. It has a snarky, gorgeous heroine (just my style), an evil, magical bad guy, and, obviously, a killer love story. What’s not to enjoy?
I finished the book in two days (at the expense of sleep, of course), and I’m so anxious to start the second book that I’m actually angry at myself for not finishing this review in a more timely manner. Anyway. Let’s forgive, forget, and move on. The point is: I liked it. I’m hooked. I’m going to start book two in the series as soon as I finish typing this.
Would I recommend it: Yep! If you like sci-fi/fantasy (and you’re not going to be turned off by a few grammatical errors), you’ll love it.
Will I read it again: So, it turns out that with a job like mine, I get very few chances to re-read things. As a trade-off, I’m going to read the next two books in the series quickly – before I forget what happens. In the Grand Scheme of Things, I’m going to pretend that counts as reading the first book again. Because that’s how I roll. And yes, that was a fragment. So was that. Ugh.
About the book – from Goodreads: Kiora thought she had never heard a lie until she was sixteen. But she was wrong. Her entire existence was based on nothing but. She thought that evil did not exist. Lie. That magic was not real. Lie. And that the land of Meros was all there was. One more lie.
With Aleric telling her that evil is knocking on the door and that she is the only one who can stop them she has a choice to make. Refuse, or start the wildest most painful ride of her life.
She reluctantly dips her toe into her new existence of magic and threads, dragons and shapeshifters, and the person who wants to take control of it all: the evil Dralazar.
However, this journey was never meant to be hers alone. She will be accompanied by a Protector. To her disbelief, and utter irritation they name the hotheaded, stubborn, non -magical, (albeit gorgeous) Prince Emane. They will have to trust each other with their lives, but right now Kiora would settle for a non hostile conversation.
And now it comes down to this, If you had never heard a lie, would you know when you heard one? Is knowing good from evil innate? Kiora finds herself having to decide who lives and who dies on those very questions.
Happy reading wherever you are and whenever you get a free chance!!!