{ARC Review+G!veaway} Elder by Raine Thomas

January 3, 2013 Giveaways, Reviews 4

Elder by Raine Thomas
Pages: 268
Published: December 27th 2012 by Iambe Books
Age Group: YA 
Source: eARC from Author
Series: Firstborn Trilogy #3


Clara Kate is one of the eight beings needed to activate the Elder Scroll, an ancient artifact causing tragedy and darkness on the Estilorian plane. She knows that her focus needs to be on finding the final piece and stopping the evil Mercesti, but Ini-herit isn’t making it easy.
He’s working closely with Clara Kate on the quest to stop their enemies…too close for her comfort. His presence serves as a constant reminder of the love they shared on the human plane, a love that he no longer remembers at all.
Her life and the lives of those she loves are at risk, and she knows she has to put aside her personal problems. So far on their journey, she’s endured heartbreak, terror, pain and loss. She’s even been brought to the brink of death.
She thinks things can’t get any worse.
She’s wrong.

Note: this is the third book in the series. You can see my reviews for the first two books, Defy and Shift if you are new to the series. 

This is such a great trilogy. I loved so many of the characters in it. I really enjoyed the first book and the second book and the third book was just as wonderful. The world that Raine Thomas has created is truly epic. I am going to read the prequel trilogy next, but you don’t have to read that one first to understand the firstborn trilogy. In my last review, I mentioned that I thought the index would be better in the front of the book instead of the back of the book and for Elder Raine put an index explaining the terms and names at the start of the book! I was so excited. It was a great refresher from the last book. 

Elder picked up right after Shift left off and Tate and Arina are still in danger and are still captives. Elder is action packed from the start to the finish. 

This story focuses on another one of the cousins. This time it is Clara Kate, or CK as they call her. I was happy to see that I really enjoyed Clara Kate. I loved Tate, from the first book, so much so I was a little nervous that the other characters would not measure up to her. But CK was pretty awesome! She takes charge and she is such a strong person. She fell in love with one of her kind in the human world and when he transitioned back into their world he forgot all of his human memories- including her! It would have totally broken my heart but CK held herself together beautifully. I really admired her strength and innate sense of justice. She is someone I had no problem looking up to. 

Another thing I completely loved about this story is that there was still a good amount of Zachariah and Tate. I love them so much. They are just so intense, and man of man sometimes when Zachariah just looks at Tate it gives me shivers. Raine Thomas, hear my plea and make a short story or deleted scene about the two of them! I just can’t get enough of them. 

The firstborn trilogy is fantasy done right. I really loved it and I am sad to see that it is done. But the ending was really good and I am super happy with the way everything turned out. I would recommend this series to any fan of YA fantasy. If you are a fan of paranormal and you want to branch out a bit, give the Firstborn series a try!

4/5 gavels

Firstborn trilogy: 
1. Defy
2. Shift
3. Elder

Raine Thomas is the award-winning author of a series of YA fantasy/romance novels about the Estilorian plane, including the Daughters of Saraqael trilogy and the Firstborn trilogy. She is a proud member of Romance Writers of America and is a contributing blogger to The Writer’s Voice. When she isn’t planning weddings, writing or glued to social networking sites, she can usually be found on one of Florida’s beautiful beaches with her husband and daughter or crossing the border to visit with her Canadian friends and relatives.

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4 Responses to “{ARC Review+G!veaway} Elder by Raine Thomas”

  1. Grandma

    Love the review,n giveaway,tried postin’ on Facebook,wouldn’t let me,says somebody reported it as spammy,sent a responce sayin’ iy’s not,don’t know if it helped,may wanna look into it,Michelle xoxo

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