Monday, August 8, 2016
Sunborn Rising by Aaron Safronoff ~ Review
Title: Sunborn Rising (Sunborn Rising #1)
Author: Aaron Safronoff
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Length: 385 Pages
Publisher: Newoglyphic Entertainment
Release Date: May 31, 2016
Source: Goodreads Giveaway
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed by: Jasmyn
Discover award winning author Aaron Safronoff's lavishly illustrated, all-ages fantasy novel Sunborn Rising: Beneath the Fall.
Cerulean is on the brink of collapse. The decay wasn't fast, it wasn't obvious, but now the world stands on the precipice.
Woven forests floating on an ocean around a star, Cerulean's once vibrant treescape has grown dim over generations of arboreal life, and the creatures of the forest have forgotten the light.
Barra, a young, willful Listlespur, finds her late father's hidden journal, and reads about his discovery of Cerulean's brighter past and the mysterious plague he believed has all but destroyed it. He warned the Elders. He urged them to take action. Those were his last words...
Together with her two best friends, Barra will rekindle her father's legacy and traverse the Great Forest to relight her world, even if she has to travel beneath the Fall.
Sunborn Rising was an incredibly fun story - and it is perfect for all ages. With bright illustrations and lots of excitement, I could even see some middle grade readers enjoying it. The creatures of Sunborn Rising are vaguely familiar, but still strange and mysterious. Barra is clever and mischievous and will appeal to readers of all ages with her brave, but often foolish, ideas and adventures.
Every page was filled with new and amazing scenery and characters. As Barra and her friends venture from the treetops do the depths of the ocean and even beyond into a place that I couldn't even begin to describe - all in the search for a way to go home and save it.
I'm very excited that this is going to be a series, and the ending of the story leaves room for some great adventures to come.
*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*