Shalia is a proud daughter of the desert, but after years of devastating war with the adjoining kingdom, her people are desperate for peace. Willing to trade her freedom to ensure the safety of her family, Shalia becomes Queen of the Bonelands.But she soon learns that her husband, Calix, is motivated only by his desire to exterminate the Elementaemystical people who can control earth, wind, air, and fire. Even more unsettling are Shalias feelings for her husbands brother, which unleash a power over the earth she never knew she possesseda power that could get her killed. As rumors of a rebellion against Calix spread, Shalia must choose between the last chance for peace and her own future as an Elementae.This intense, richly drawn high-fantasy by the author of Scarlet will hold readers spellbound....
|Title||:||Reign the Earth (The Elementae #1)|
|Number of Pages||:||438 pages|
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Reign the Earth (The Elementae #1) Reviews
This was nothing like I first made it out to be.
Starting with the subject material. See that cover? How bright and cheerfully illustrated? I actually thought that REIGN THE EARTH would straddle the line between high MG and low YA with a cover like that. And the synopsis, too. Instead, I was surprised with how utterly dark and borderline depressing the storyline was. Themes of domestic/sexual abuse, arranged marriages, and even threats of miscarriage were all heavily zoomed in on, and I would be ...more
"A new YA fantasy in which elemental powers are reawakened after a genocide, and a girl realizes she has the power to control the earth on the same day she marries the king who hunted the Elementae to extinction."
As a means of protection for my heart, soul, and sanity, I’ve been prepared to be disappointed by every book I read. But?? This book did NOT disappoint??? I’m actually shook about how much I ended up liking this???
First of all: This book has very heavy themes. It’s the reason I thought I wouldn’t end up enjoying this as much as I did. For anyone who wants to read this book but isn’t sure about the triggers, I’m putting a trigger warning for rape, physical & emotional abuse, torture, and (vie ...more
Actual rating: 3.75
Prepare yourself for extremely heavy topics such as physical and emotional abuse, including unconsented physical relations in an arranged marriage and pregnancy (view spoiler)[with the threat of a miscarriage. (hide spoiler)] I'm not saying the author didn't handle them well, but they are definitely a prominent part of the book as a whole. It isn't a scene you can skip, it buries itself deep into the theme. Just be aware!
Because of this, it was a VERY difficult book for me to finish, let alone ...more
so i absolutely ADORED the Scarlet series by A. C. Gaughen so wHEN I HEARD SHE HAD A NEW SERIES COMING OUT I WAS SCREAMING IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS (okay i wasn't actually but you get me)
- love me some strong fem characters
- its a lot darker than you would anticipate for ya with hard topics like rape, abuse, torture, etc.
- but its not like off putting, i thought they were handled and discussed well
- i thought the book was well balanced between magic and world building as well as politics
- slo ...more
Never been one to shy away from heavy themed books but.... how heavy we talking here?