Thursday, October 20, 2016
Review for Feudlings by Wendy Knight - 5 out of 5!
Nothing makes a new school suck worse than discovering the guy you’re in love with is your prophesied nemesis.
Ari is the most powerful flame-throwing sorceress ever, and her people’s last hope in an ancient war. But she’s also a seventeen-year-old girl, and in her free, not-hunting-nemesis times, she jumps from school to school, trying to figure out regular people her own age and pretending she’ll get the chance to graduate.
Shane lives a double life. He goes to school and masters the art of popularity, hiding the fact that he has a fate with a slim chance of his survival. He’s destined to end a 300 year-old war by killing or being killed. He knows he’s hunted by a powerful enemy who’s not afraid to die. Only problem? He has no idea who that enemy is.
When Ari shows up at Shane’s school, angry and sullen and determined to keep him at arm’s reach, neither of them realize they are supposed to be killing each other, not fall-ing in love. Until Ari does realize it, and she almost dies – by Shane’s hand.
MY REVIEW -
I loved this so very much! Wendy Knight is quickly becoming one of my new favorite authors!!! Feudlings is about 2 warring sides of sorcerers, who each have someone on their side called The Prodigy, and it is prophesied that 1 of them will take out the other to end the war between the 2 factions of sorcerers. Okay, so the synopsis for this book already spoils some of the story, so I'm going to go ahead and discuss it, but if you don't like to read premises of books don't read what's coming up!!! Ari is the female lead of this story, who has been sent out to fight against the other side of sorcerers since she was a really young kid. She gets sent to different schools in search of members from the other side, so they can be eradicated. Ari has just started a new school, and she's hoping she will have a chance to live a normal life for awhile, but she has also lived a hard life, so she tries to keep walls up around herself, so she doesn't get hurt when she will have to leave, but there are some people who aren't having it and despite Ari's attempts to distance herself, she makes friends, and one of those friends is Shane. Shane happens to be part of the other group of sorcerers, but his life was a lot different than Ari's, so he isn't quite as prepared for the war that is happening. Ari and Shane grow closer, but both don't have all the facts, and some of what they believe is false, so they will have to find the path that is right for each of them in the quest to bring an end to this war. Ari is a tough, strong female, who is both badass and vulnerable. Shane is charming and he is also a badass in his own right. There was one thing I could've done without in this story, and that was Shane's adoring hoards of girls that were around, these girls sigh when he barely even acknowledges them, so I could've done without that aspect, but that's a small thing, so I'll let it pass. Ari and Shane were sweet and fun together, and I loved how their relationship developed. I loved all the action in this book, and I loved that spell work was prominent in this book. I feel like Wendy Knight really had a unique twist on magic, and once I started this book, I couldn't put it down. The story evolves wonderfully and I really enjoyed seeing the characters grow, and begin to figure out what is right for them, and that they were willing to fight for what they believe in. I will definitely be reading the next book in this series!!!