The Last of the Firedrakes Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway!


Hi everyone! Welcome to my stop in The Last of the Firedrakes blog tour hosted by Lady Reader's Bookstuff! The Last of the Firedrakes by Farah Oomerbhoy is an amazing fantasy book you surely don't want to miss, and I'm super stoked to be here to tell you all about it. So below you can find more info about the book, read my review and a sweet giveaway at the end of the post. Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy!
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Title: The Last of the Firedrakes
Author: Farah Oomerbhoy
Genre: YA Fantasy

Publisher: Wise Ink Creative Publishing
Published: August 15th, 2015

Page Count: 488 Pages
Format: eARC
Source: From Tour Host

Summary:   
A fantastic adventure story that will transport you to a dazzling world of myth and magic. 16-year-old Aurora Darlington is an orphan. Mistreated by her adopted family and bullied at school, she dreams of running away and being free. But when she is kidnapped and dragged through a portal into a magical world, suddenly her old life doesn’t seem so bad. Avalonia is a dangerous land ruled by powerful mages and a cruel, selfish queen who will do anything to control all seven kingdoms—including killing anyone who stands in her way.  Thrust headlong into this new, magical world, Aurora’s arrival sets plans in motion that threaten to destroy all she holds dear. With the help of a young fae, a magical pegasus, and a handsome mage, Aurora journeys across Avalonia to learn the truth about her past and unleash the power within herself. Kingdoms collide as a complicated web of political intrigue and ancient magic lead Aurora to unravel a shocking secret that will change her life forever.
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*The Reader's Review*
My rating: 4/5 stars
The Last of the Firedrakes is a wonderful book! It's STUNNING, in fact. I'm a firm lover of fantasy novels and this one did not disappoint me since it has everything I could have wished for - a diverse array of characters, magic, never-ending action and amazing world-building. It will satisfy anyone's need for a fantastical adventure!

My absolute favorite aspect about this book was the magical world of Avalonia. There's nothing that fascinates me more than complex worlds such as this one. Avalonia is home to Fae, Mages, and other magical creatures that are mainly divided and ruled by kingdoms. Fae and Mages have their own kind of magic and can be used to defend, attack and even heal one another, but at a cost. Some of the Fae can be immortal and live for up to a thousand years and wield different type of magic. But gosh, there's so much about this world to speak about! It's so rich and amazing, the kind you can't stop falling in love with as you explore every inch and corner of its many castles, forests and villages! 

However, Avalonia is quite a dangerous place too since there's also dark magic being used by the supporters of Queen Morgana, the one who killed Aurora's parents (high rulers of Avalonia) and wants to kill Aurora as well. I'm still not sure how dark magic works and how far it can go, but I'm curious to see it in action. We get a small piece in the last quarter of the book and I'm intrigued by it. Especially now that Aurora will probably get involved with it.

Speaking of Aurora, I liked her well as a character and I was cheering her on all the way through. She at times might have come off as a bit selfish, childish and irresponsible, but she was thrown into a totally different world in which she suddenly has huge problems. so I think I understand. I'm excited to see her grow more into her powers and for her to make her presence known in all of Avalonia. Not only by her immediate surroundings.

The Last of the Firedrakes has a bit of romance inside, and though I want it to happen so much because BLACK WOLF *swoons*, I'm trying so hard to not delve much into it. It's for my heart's own good. But awesome, swoon-worthy scenes await you!

I will end this off by saying that The Last of the Firedrakes is a fantastic read that must be on top of your TBR pile soon (if it isn't already!). It's the type of read that only gets better and better as you turn its pages and will leave you desperate for the next book in the series.
Meet the Author:
For Farah Oomerbhoy, writing is a passion and reading her solace. She is a firm believer in the fantastic and magical, and often dreams of living in Narnia, Neverland, or the Enchanted Forest. Farah lives with her husband and three children in their family home in Mumbai, India. She has a Master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Mumbai.  Farah's first novel, The Last of the Firedrakes, Book 1 of the Avalonia Chronicles will be published worldwide August 15th, 2015.
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Giveaway:
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9 comments:

  1. Hei! is this giveaway international?? Anyway Surely I'm going to read this book!!

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    1. Thank you :) I hope you enjoy the book.

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    2. about the question in the giveaway, at the moment my favorite book is 'The queen of the Tearling'!!

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  2. Love your review! Thanks so much for posting. You're the best! xx


    Amy

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  3. Thank you so much for this lovely review Melissa. I'm so glad that you enjoyed reading the last of the Firedrakes. It's so wonderful to have you on the tour, I really appreciate all your support.

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  4. I really enjoyed Divergent by Veronica Roth!! There are so many fantasy novels that I enjoy.

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  5. So glad you could love this! I do like my fantasy - any shade of it as well. From high fantasy to the usual kind. This sounds right up my street :D

    My recent post: http://olivia-savannah.blogspot.nl/2015/08/tackle-your-tbr-read-thon-sign-up.html

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  6. My favorite YA Fantasy book is The Vampire academy! :)

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