You know when you’ve waited for a book to come out for ages? You’ve pre-ordered it, you’ve gazed lovingly at the “thank you for purchasing page” for a while, and then you sulk when you remember you’ve got weeks or even months until you can hold it? My wait was finally over last week!
I have literally not shut up for ages about The Rise of Kyoshi. If you’ve ever seen Avatar: The Last Airbender (the TV show NOT the movie), you’ll know how amazing it is. So when the creators announced they were releasing a prequel novel, I freaked out – in a good way.
When this gorgeous hardback arrived through my letterbox, I did something that all readers do, but we’re all a little ashamed to do sometimes. I put it right at the top of my TBR list, ahead of all the other books that waited patiently for their turn. Yes, I gave it special treatment.
So, here’s what my to-be-read pile is looking like this wonderful Monday:
If, by some tragedy, you’ve never heard of the Avatar series, here’s what you can expect. A fantasy world which is split into four nations: The Fire Nation, the Earth Kingdom, the Water Tribes and the Air Nomads. In these nations, many people can control either the element of fire, earth, water or air.
However, there is one person, the Avatar who can control all four elements and bring balance to the world. This book follows the discovery of the new Avatar: Kyoshi and how she becomes one of the most renowned and bad-ass Avatar in history.
I’ve already ready the first scene and I am in love.
This book was ridiculously intriguing the moment I laid eyes on it. A magic cupcake on the front cover? What on earth? I want to know more.
According to the blurb, an every day confectioner discovers she has magical powers and is then framed for a crime she didn’t commit. What. On. Earth. I want to read it. So, purely because the intrigue is too strong to ignore and honestly, I may die unfulfilled if I don’t read this book first, it is up there on my TBR pile.
This book is so confusingly alluring!
This book reached #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list almost as soon as it was released. That’s impressive by anyone’s standards. What puts this one so high up on my TBR list is what made everyone so rabid that they had to buy it and launch it straight to the top of the bestseller lists?
The protagonist is forced to spy on the Empire, who have brother captive and enrol in their prestigious military academy. Inspired by ancient Rome, this book is fantasy for sure, but it looks amazing. I want to know why everyone’s talking about this one!
Thanks for reading!