{Review} An Heir Comes to Rise by C.C. Penaranda

March 30, 2021 Reviews, Young Adult 0

{Review} An Heir Comes to Rise by C.C. Penaranda

{Review} An Heir Comes to Rise by C.C. PenarandaAn Heir Comes to Rise (An Heir Comes to Rise, #1) by C.C. Peñaranda
Pages: 400
Published by Lumarias Press on February 25, 2021
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Romance, Young Adult
Source: eARC from Author

A SWORD…In the impoverished outer town of a kingdom where fae outrank humans, Faythe, an orphan with a talent for swordplay, knows the importance of keeping her head down around the fae patrol. She and best friend Jakon long for a better life, and her desire to swing her sword in combat may bring the purpose and coin she’s yearned for.
A DREAM…When she draws the attention of royal guard Nik, she soon learns that her mortal nature isn’t the only reason to remain out of sight. Nik is a Nightwalker, a silent assassin of the mind with the power to enter others’ dreams, and whether she trusts him or not, he’s about to awaken abilities in Faythe that shouldn’t exist in a human. Nightmarish abilities. Deadly abilities. Abilities that will teach Faythe blood really does run thicker than water…and if she doesn’t trust in higher powers soon, blood will run indeed.
AN HEIR…For this is no battle Faythe can fight with steel. Within the city walls, suspicions are arising, and here in the outer town she has deeper bonds to protect. It seems everyone will die with a dark secret to tell, but what if one unlikely human girl was born harboring the darkest secret of all…?
In a clash of steel, a mortal body may fall. But in a clash of dreams, a powerful heir may rise.
Fans of THRONE OF GLASS and RED QUEEN will enjoy this first instalment in a gripping new fantasy series that portrays the unbreakable strength of friendship, the struggle for honor, and the ache of sacrifice.

YA Review My Thoughts
Fans of THRONE OF GLASS and RED QUEEN will enjoy this first instalment in a gripping new fantasy series that portrays the unbreakable strength of friendship, the struggle for honor, and the ache of sacrifice.
An Heir Comes to Rise is the first book in the young adult fantasy series of the same name by author C.C. Peñaranda.  An Heir Comes to Rise features a lush fantasy world full of magic, interesting world structure and plenty of great characters.  C.C. Peñaranda’s writing was wonderfully descriptive, which helped me gain quick bearings into the world of Ungardia.  I think this book will be great for fan of fae romances and adventure fantasies. I do wish that there was a bit more romance, but this first book was more foundational for world building purposes, and I am hoping that in the next installment we will see more romance develop. The romance that was included, I really enjoyed.
In  An Heir Comes to Rise, we meet our main character Faythe, who starts out as a delivery girl for a bakery, but quickly gets swept up in a journey filled with magic and so much adventure. I felt the exhilaration of a new adventure right alongside Faythe. Fae are my favorite magical creatures, so I was so excited to learn about them in this story. These are a dark and vicious fae, so be warned about that. I do wish I got a little more backstory on the fae and their world, but I think we might learn more about that in the second installment.
The pacing of An Heir Comes to Rise was pretty quick, especially in the second half of the book when we are fully in adventure mode. I really enjoyed this story and I can’t wait to see what is going to happen next! The romance was my favorite aspect of the story and I am personally hoping for even more romance in book 2! ( I love Nik!)  I think An Heir Comes to Rise will be a great read for fans of fantasy series featuring Fae.


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