17 July, 2017

{ Mini ARC Review } The Dragons of Nova by Elise Kova

about the book }

The Dragons of Nova by Elise Kova
Loom Saga, book 2
Published July 11, 2017 by Keymaster Press
e-ARC provided by Netgalley
Cvareh returns home to his sky world of Nova with the genius crafter Arianna as his temperamental guest. The mercurial inventor possesses all the Xin family needs to turn the tides of a centuries-old power struggle, but the secrets she harbors must be earned with trust -- hard to come by for Ari, especially when it comes to Dragons. On Nova, Ari finds herself closer to exacting vengeance against the traitor who killed everything—and everyone—she once loved. But before Ari can complete her campaign of revenge, the Crimson Court exposes her shadowed past and reveals something even more dangerous sparking between her and Cvareh.

While Nova is embroiled in blood sport and political games, the rebels on Loom prepare for an all-out assault on their Dragon oppressors. Florence unexpectedly finds herself at the forefront of change, as her unique blend of skills—and quick-shooting accuracy—makes her a force to be reckoned with. For the future of her world, she vows vengeance against the Dragons.

Before the rebellion can rise, though, the Guilds must fall.


my review }

♫ ♫ ♫ 

This book definitely did not have second-book-syndrome like so many sequels somehow have. The Dragons of Nova was somehow better than The Alchemists of Loom and I absolutely adored that book! 

I’m going to keep this short and simple: I enjoyed this book a lot. It had more of everything I was expecting—Ari being Ari, Florence coming into herself, Cvareh and Ari, Petra

If there’s one thing this book has, it’s definitely fierce and awe-inspiring women. Petra is a new character whose POV you get to read from. I enjoyed her character a lot—I can’t think of an adjective that would describe her well but wow, she was amazing. She never backed down for anything and she was a ruthless leader. I loved her ambitions! 

Florence, who I was on the fence about in book one, shone in this novel. I did come to respect her a lot in this novel, and sort of wished for a little more page time, especially since her development is amazing in this sequel. At the same time, it was hard not to just skip to Ari and Cvareh’s. 

Speaking of those two—YES. Finally. Elise Kova does not disappoint. 

There’s also another POV in this one—the King whose name I happened to have forgotten. Oh well. Still, I didn’t care for him and I am anticipating the day Ari gets to kill him. 

Overall, a fantastic sequel! I’m eagerly awaiting the final book. 4 stars!

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about the author }

Elise Kova has always had a profound love of fantastical worlds. Somehow, she managed to focus on the real world long enough to graduate with a Master’s in Business Administration before crawling back under her favorite writing blanket to conceptualize her next magic system. She currently lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, and when she is not writing can be found playing video games, watching anime, or talking with readers on social media. She is the USA Today bestselling author of the Air Awakens Series as well as the Loom Saga.

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