Rating: 4 out of 4 stars
An imaginative world with spectacular creatures that promises to submerse the reader until the very end! t.
A Listlespur, Barra, discovers her late father’s journals which sparks the beginning of a long and frightful adventure into the Fallen. Watching her mother be spurned by the Elder Council, after her bup is attacked in the Middens, Barra and her best friends take it upon themselves to bring light to the dire situation threatening to over take their home.
Barra, Tory, and Plicks are best friends willing to do anything to keep the others alive, from risking their own lives to pushing on on a journey that they feel can only end one way. The root of their home is slowly rotting away being consumed by a darkness that no one can escape. Together the three of them fight through the darkness into an ocean they had no idea existed, to get back home and find away to save their people. From the fighting, to the acceptance of their fate, to reuniting with their loved ones, the emotions were easily felt.
Cerulean is a well developed world that I had no problem imagining. From the foliage to the creatures that inhabited it, I was enveloped from the start. Of course it helped that the author included beautiful images of the characters so that imagining them was all the easier and gave even more depth to an already believable world. As I stated in the paragraph above, the emotions were easily felt. The characters were believable and very much likable.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. The pacing was smooth, albeit the few times it felt like the story was dragging. The Cerulean world and it’s inhabitant’s were very believable and enjoyable. I mean who wouldn’t want to live in a tree? LOL, personally I wouldn’t mind one bit.
So with all that being said, I would rate Sunborn Rising: Beneath the Fall by Aaron Safronoff 4 out of 4 stars. This is a book I would happily recommend to readers of all ages!
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