ARC Review: Wind and Glass, Fire and Stone by Quoleena Sbrocca

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 Wind and Glass, Fire and Stone by Quoleena Sbrocca


   ARC only, unavailable to general public 

   Genre : Young Adult Fiction || Fantasy || Sci-Fi

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Rayne is the outcast of her colony, for at 16 she has not gone through Luminescnence as her peers did at age two, ungranted with an ability to call her own. On the eve of her 17th birthday, Rayne finds herself emergin not only with one power, but all of them, and with more power than anyone should be able to possess. Determined to get answers, Rayne climbs atop a master eagle, soaring through the mountains to the Capitolim only to get stuck in a wasteland hidden from everyone other than those inside. Captured and emplored to help them, Rayne finds herself banded with the survivors to rescue their woman from the Fuges, cannibals and monsters. Once departed, Rayne finds herself amongst a plot to overthrow the Capitolim and prove all their lies true, but at what cost?

Thank you to the publisher for a free galley in exchange for an honest review 
~ No compensation was given for this review ~ 

Well, let me just ask one thing. Why? I mean, do you see the Divergent trilogy set into one book? No, so why did the Rayne trilogy need to be the one trilogy set that did? Not only did I feel confused but I didn't get the satisfaction of reading multiple books, or of having to physically wait or change books to get over a cliffhanger. I found the fact that the trilogy was set into one book made everything rather anticlimactic, as once a problem was presented as a cliffhanger, it was resolved immediately. I am still also wondering about the title. Why name only four out of ten of the abilities, and even then why not just name it Luminescene or something similar?

Aside from this really weird decision, I was also rather left wanting from 'Wind and Glass, Fire and Stone'. I found the fight seems seemed to lack punch and everything seemed to move quickly and jump from person to person. I felt that should the characters have been more explored, then I might have been more empathetic. I just found myself approached by a series that seemed to be a cross-over between Divergent and Delerium. Needless to say, I wasn't too impressed. 

I cannot honestly say that I would reccommend this book to anyone. I was left dissapointed and unsatisfied. If read seperately, the effect may be different but I am afraid to say that this book was not one that made me enjoy reading.


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Post published 31 // 01 // 2019

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