Saturday, February 7, 2015

♥First Year♥


Before the age of seventeen the young men and women of Jerar are given a choice -follow tradition, or pursue a trial year in one of the realm's three war schools to study as a soldier, knight or mage...

For 15-year-old Ryiah the choice has always been easy. Become a warrior and leave the boring confines of her lowborn life behind. Set to enroll in the School of Knighthood on the eve of her next birthday, plans suddenly shift when her twin brother discovers powers. Hoping that hers will soon follow, she enrolls with Alex at the Academy instead -the realm's most notorious war school for those with magic.

Yet when she arrives Ry finds herself competing against friend and foe for one of the exalted apprenticeships. Every "first-year" is given a trial year to prove their worth -and no amount of hard work and drive will guarantee them a spot. It seems like everyone is rooting for her to fail -and first and foremost among them Prince Darren, the school prodigy who has done nothing but make life miserable since she arrived.

When an accidental encounter leads Ryiah and Darren to an unlikely friendship she is convinced nothing good will come of it. But the lines become blurred when she begins to improve -and soon she is a key competitor for the faction of Combat... Still, nothing is ever as it seems -and when the world comes crashing down around her, Ry is forced to place faith in the one thing she can believe in -herself. Will it be enough? 
***Ebook is 99 cents all February 2015 on Amazon, B&N, KOBO, Smashwords, & iTunes to celebrate Apprentice's release this month!***

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The greatest magic tends to hide behind the most unexpected places.

Set in a realm where magic overflows. Found in every corner, in every household, in every child.

What will make you different from those who have come before you?
Ryiah: A lowborn commoner

"If I weren't struggling, if I weren't keeled over in agony, if my muscles weren't screaming at the end of a long day...then I wasn't trying hard enough."

A resilient fighter destined for grandness for her refusal to surrender. For strength is not that which comes easy, but that which arrives with continuous struggle.

Darren:An entitled Prince

“You will thank me one day for not filling your head with false compliments. Adversity teaches one more than flattery ever will.”

A mysterious and guileful heir with unfathomable power.

Together, they make for an epic story.
Filled with hardship and trials, battles and conflict. Bouts of bravery with hints of defiance all woven together to create an intense, edge of your seat, tension filled ride.

Just one question. Are you ready?


First of all lets clap it out...

No, no. I mean really clap it out!

Not once was I ever captivated reading a R2R as I was here. This story was greatly told with amazing characters that had you rooting for them from the start. A compelling tale that had me so anxious I was hooked. Simply amazing Rachel.
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♥Until next time♥

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