4.5 star review:
Let me start by saying that I read Flame of Surrender in one sitting. I read rather quickly usually but often take breaks while reading yet Rhi's writing drew me in immediately and kept my attention from page one.
The world of Avristar is a curious and at times confusing world that has it's own issues, creatures - like the merfolk Kaliel enjoys swimming with - friends that make you want to know more. From the very first you know that this is an unusual world with wonderful and well fleshed out characters. Krishani and Kaliel are made for each other yet due to what they are, are not meant to have anything to do with each other, much less feelings for one another. Oh, and don't forget the magic - you can practically feel and hear the words the trees whisper to Kaliel.
Fighting an attraction that is forbidden they show passion, growth, vulnerability, and bravery. One can't help but be drawn into their lives with how Rhi's writing pulls you right in and makes you feel like you're right there along with the characters. A rare treat! Too often I read stories that, while the premise is excellent, the progression and delivery falls flat. . . leaving me to wonder just why I picked up the book in the first place. I am gratified that Flame of Surrender is NOT such a book.
Overall, Flame of Surrender was a well written, hot at times, story that I whole-heartedly recommend to any YA lover, especially YA Paranormal / YA Fantasy fans. This is the first book in her "The Ferryman and the Flame" series and I am glad to have been able to read her work right from the first. I can't wait for book #2!show more
by Anya Millar