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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Review: Rift

Title: Rift
Series: Nightshade Prequel # 1
Genre: Young Adult- Historical/Fantasy
Author: Andrea Cremer
Publisher: Philomel
Release Date: August 7, 2012
Book: Edelweiss

"Sixteen-year-old Ember Morrow is promised to a group called Conatus after one of their healers saves her mother's life. Once she arrives, Ember finds joy in wielding swords, learning magic, and fighting the encroaching darkness loose in the world. She also finds herself falling in love with her mentor, the dashing, brooding, and powerful Barrow Hess. When the knights realize Eira, one of their leaders, is dabbling in dark magic, Ember and Barrow must choose whether to follow Eira into the nether realm or to pledge their lives to destroying her and her kind.

With action, adventure, magic, and tantalizing sensuality, this book is as fast-paced and breathtaking as the Nightshade novels."

This book rocked my socks off! Amazing plot line with dynamic characters, Ms. Cremer wrote the book of my dreams.

The reason why I adore this book is because of the elements. There is a girl, different yet has a destiny that is waiting for her. Pair her up with a secret society with a hottie for a mentor and you got yourself one hell of a story! Seriously this book is like WOW! I loved that one thing this plot has is a great timeline. Plotted in the past, it leads the character to a time where women did things in secret. Like learning how to wield a sword and throw a punch. Ember takes to her destiny like peanut butter and jelly. She doesn't give up, yet so grows fast in front of the reader with amazing stamina.

The characters of the book are awesome. The secret society and mentors she has, really plots out what Ember will be going through. The characters don't develop too fast. Ms. Cremer gives the reader a good time to really learn the characters. And once you know them you can't help but smile the rest of the way through.

Love interest. Who doesn't love it when a hunky guy with a sword in his has calls her lass. *MAJOR SWOON* Let me tell you that I fell for this guys fast. He is brilliant yet is sure of himself. He like that Ember is not some regular girl, but a challenge that can have me guessing all the time. Love it!

Rift is a brilliant mixed of light and dark. With an amazing plot the entices the reader, Rift is satisfactory. The efficient writing leads the reader to a wonderful world of amazing elements. Nonstop action with characters full of charm and deception, Rift is epic!

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. I didn't realize this was a prequel to Nightshade. Is it a stand-alone or the start of a new spin-off series like Cassie Clare did?

  2. @Alison,this is a series since they already have the cover for the sequel, Rise, out on Goodreads.

    And lovely review Savy! I'm glad you enjoyed this one!

  3. SWEET! I still need to read the rest of the Nightshade books, but I'm so glad that this spin off rocked! I'm so stoked!

  4. A fantastic review! I have been really eager to read this book, it sounds amazing.

    I have the first book in her Nightshade series but haven't had a chance to start it as yet - hopefully soon.


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