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Title: Wings of Arian by Devi Walls
Series: 1st book in the Wings of Arian series
Available formats: Ebook (paperback is coming soon!)
Purchase Wings of Arian: Amazon . Amazon UK . B&N
Details: 462 pages, released April 24th 2012
Source: Copy was provided by author, in exchange for honest review.

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.

“Do you know,” he asked, “that you are only the second person to ever ask me what I want?” His eyes searched hers, moving even closer. Her eyes fluttered shut, too scared to breathe. “Yes,” he whispered, brushing his lips against hers, “I want to protect you.”

Wings of Arian, oh how I loved reading you.  Can this whole review just be me gushing about it? Please? No?! Okay I guess I can try to write a more helpful review. But just to let you know I FREAKING LOVED THIS BOOK SO SO SO SO MUCH!!!!  Asdfghjkl; :D

So normally here I would write my own summary of the novel, but now that I have tried about a million times I think it may be better for you to read the goodreads summary provided above! Just know that this book has magic, evil, good guys, bad guys, romance, dragons, shape shifters, guardians, healers and oh so much more that make it an amazingly epic fantasy novel!

Since I am not allowed to just gush with happiness about this book I guess I will tell you what I loved about it. First off we have Devri’s writing, I don’t know HOW she did it, but normally when I read a fantasy novel the book will start off good, but then down the road it gets confusing and just well…messy. Not with Wings of Arian though, not once was there ever a moment where I felt lost or confused, Devri has written a high fantasy novel that flowed beautifully from beginning to end and I found myself not wanting to set this read down!

Moving onto another amazing aspect of Wings of Arian, lets talk about the romance! Oh how I adored the romance in Wings of Arian, at first Kiora and Emane can’t stand each other! I loved in the beginning them being so rude to eachother, who would’ve guess they would learn to love each other. The romance between Kiora and Emane felt so real, never once did I find myself thinking their romance was ridicules or unrealistic, I adored their relationship right from the start. I also love how Emane and Kiora fit perfect together, any weakness Kiora has, Emane makes up for and vice versa. The romance in Wings of Arian will not disappoint!

Overall Wings of Arian was bottom line just a really magical and enchanting read. I loved everything about it, and I think it is a book anyone can enjoy that loves books with amazing fantasy and magic or if you’re just looking for an amazing adventure with a great romance. This book had everything I love in a book and more. I highly highly recommend this to everyone!

(Did I mention there are Pegasus’s?!?! Ya freakin love this book so so much!) 


The Shadow Realm said...

Really want to read this book it sounds really good. And Pegasus's?! Em YES PLEASE!! Now I really want to read it! Great review :)


Addie R. said...

Yaay glad you loved this one! Definitley sounds like my kind of read. It's just sitting on my Kindle collecting imaginary dust so hopefully I'll be able to read it soon. Thanks for the review! x]

Book Passion for Life said...

Great review Haley. I was meant to read this one but Mel did instead, I know she loved it so I'm glad you did too. xoxox

Gi Jewett said...

i love this book. Devri said the next its coming in the end of month