Saturday, February 25, 2017

Review: The Council (Witch's Ambitions Trilogy Book One)

Author: Kayla Krantz
Started reading: February 21st 2017
Finished the book: February 25th 2017
Pages: Unknown
Genres: Fantasy, Magic
Published: Expected March 1st 2017
Source: Got a digital copy from Kayla Krantz for an honest review
Goodreads score: 4.71
My score:

Synopsis:
The council is the governing Coven over the Land of Five, a region entirely inhabited - and split apart - by witches with verying powers. Lilith Lace, a witch thought to be born powerless, happily resides in Ignis, the Coven of Five, until she suddenly develops telekinesis, an ability only seen in some witches born in Mentis, the Coven of the Mind. When the Council finds out about her odd development, she's taken under their wing and is finally told the truth - everything she's learned about the Land of Five, herself included, have been nothing but lies.


My thoughts
I love witches, so I was excited to start reading this book. I got sucked right into the story and found Lilith to be a very passionate character. Definately a good book, some little things that made me give the book 4 apples.

Pros
  • Worldbuilding: The first pro is definitely the worldbuilding. It's unique in it's genre and I really feel like everything is thought through. I would've loved a more detailed description of the Five different Covens! I also feel that's it's so cool that the Covens are not your standard, Fire, Wind, Earth, Water stuff. Like I said, some unique worldbuilding.
  • No insta love: YES! FINALLY. A fantasy book without the INSTA LOVE. Sometimes it just drives me crazy to read a great book and then taste the sourness of insta love. Don't get me wrong, insta love is not something I despise, but it's just used too much and too often in my opinion. Ofcourse there is romance in this book and enough feelings, but I'm so glad that there is no insta love. THANK YOU KAYLA.
  • A lot of questions: I love the feeling that you go on a trip with Lilith to find the answers to her questions. And I also felt the rage and despair of no one giving her the answers she (and you with her) wants. Made the book a great set-up for a sequel though!
  • Cliffhanger: Are you kidding me? This final chapter.. Makes me NEED the next book. I can't wait to read about Lilith and the Land of Five again. About the Covens and the Council. The cliffhanger at the end of this book is promising, strong and a great set-up.
Cons
  • Not much tension: While you search for the answers in this book and learn more about the Land of Five and the dangers, I never felt real tension. Lilith was never in grave or real danger, to my opinion and it lacked tension at some points. I really hope that if there comes a sequel, there will be more tension, more WTH-parts.
  • More humor: I loved the rare parts where there is humor and jokes between the characters. That's something promising and I would love to see more of it. It could be used to give some characters more personality. The book had me laughing out loud at some points, would've liked more of it.
Overall
Okay, I gotta  be honest with you, you want that, right? I thought this book wasn't gonna be this good. This book suprised me and I have to give Kayla Krantz a little applause. The worldbuilding and depth in Lilith's character are the strong parts in this book. Looking forward to the next part.

Memorable quotes from this book
""You know, without your cloack of burning rage, you almost look like a girl," he teases with a wink at me."

"There are things in life that you must face alone. Birth is one of them, death is another."

"The way I see it, you can live your life as it is, continuing to feel like an underdog, or you can step up. Be someone who matters, and make a change."

What world would you love to visit from a fantasy book?
(I would love to visith the Night Court from ACOTAR, together with Rhysand, ofcourse)

   

2 comments:

  1. A BIG YAAASSS for no insta-love <33 I'm sooo happy to hear that! Also I love good world building!This book sounds real interesting!

    As for your question, Hogwarts all the way for me <33

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    1. I highly recommend this book!

      Hogwarts is amazing. You can expect some HP reviews this year from me :)

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