Wednesday, August 12, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: "Will Of Hope" by Yasmin Fazli

Elle Carlton hasn't seen light in nearly eight years...until now. When faced with the chance to find Kaleb, her missing love, there's nothing she won't do. Her determination knows no bounds except one: he's not on Earth. Elle will have to leave everything she knows, and embark on a perilous journey from our world to Acryen—a realm where nothing is as it seems and truths are lost in all the lies. 
In a land where dragons once ruled, magic is the ultimate weapon and kingdoms are on the brink of war. Prophecies are coming to life, and creatures unlike any other are emerging from the shadows. Elle only desires one thing: to find Kaleb. But, what she doesn't know is Acryen has its own plan, and you cannot fight what's already been written. 

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Upper YA fantasy has become monotonous. Will Of Hope cannot, in any way, be called boring! From page one you are sucked right into Elle's world. It's an immediate vivid creation, something you see in your mind from the first sentence.
Elle is a strong female character who, though she gets help from Peter, doesn't actually need help. She is capable of taking care of herself, except for the fact that her stubborn nature might be her only downfall.
This book is slightly more fantasy than sci-fi, but the sci-fi elements there don't detract from the magic of the book. It's dangerous, dark and hopeful, all at once. When Elle goes to Acryen, so do you. You follow her where the story leads and are swept away almost unwillingly. This book is nearly 400 pages and I finished it in two days, even with my crazy schedule!
Not to give any spoilers, but there is a very big cliffhanger, leaving you waiting with bated breath to see what happens next.
There are amazingly detailed secondary characters that make this even more well-rounded, characters you will love as much if not more than you love Elle. This book is wonderful, and you really need to read it, even if you don't like fantasy or upper YA.

5/5--a definite add for your TBR list!

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