Thank you to the author, Elise Kova, for providing me with a free ARC of Chosen Chosen Champion. This did not affect my honest opinion.
About the Book
Title: Chosen Champion (Air Awakens: Vortex Chronicles #2)
Author: Elise Kova
Genre: Young Adult, Epic Fantasy, Romance
Publishing Date: May 1, 2019
ISBN: 1949694097 (ISBN13: 9781949694093)
Vi Solaris is on the eve of getting everything she’s ever wanted—her family, her home, her throne—and to save the world she’s going to have to give it all up.
The Empire sees her as their Crown Princess, returning at long last. But Vi only sees visions of fate guiding her to the world’s gruesome end. Across the sea is a man who holds the keys to deciphering her premonitions and thwarting the ancient evil ravaging their world. But to get to him, Vi will have to contend with enemies of the crown, romance she didn’t expect, sorcerer pirates, and a betrayal she never saw coming.
She will learn the hard way that some evils never die… They only bide their time…
About the Author
Elise Kova is the USA Today bestselling author of fantasy stories filled with magic and romance.
In her past lives, she has graduated from an MBA program, lived in Japan for a bit, and worked for a Fortune 500 technology company. However, she finds herself much happier in her current reincarnation as full-time author. When not writing, she can usually be found playing video games, drawing, watching anime, or talking with readers on social media. She’s happy to call Saint Petersburg, Florida, her home, but is always looking forward to her next trip.
Her debut series was Air Awakens. Since then she’s penned the dark fantasy, the Loom Saga. As well as a co-authored paranormal romance, the Wish Quartet.
OMG. I am in shock. I think Elise Kova has scarred me for life. I think I have extreme trust issues now. *calm down, self*
Chosen Champion makes Vortex Visions seem like a Dora the Explorer episode. I am going to be honest here, I was absolutely scared while reading this book. You know that feeling when you’re alone at night, out in public, and you get this nagging feeling that something is just not right, as if you are being watched? That’s how I felt while reading this book, especially on the last 50 pages. Oh gosh, I still can’t get over it.
Okay, I’ll start talking about the usual.
In my opinion, Vi has really improved since book one. She’s slowly exploring life outside the pampered princess world, and is starting to learn from her mistakes. Her powers in this book are a lot stronger too (wait till you read aout it) and she is even brave and confident enough to start experimenting and exploring the depths of her magic, though she still has a lot to learn and master.
Jayme and Ellene are the usual supportive friends, as well as Andru. I’m glad that another very important character made a first appearance on this book *wink wink*. Also, can we take a moment to appreciate the ball of swoon-worthyness that is Taavin? His social relationship with Vi definitely improved in this book.
I got to explore more of the Air Awakens world in this book. I haven’t finished Fire Falling yet so I’m quite new to this but I’ll say again that Elise Kova has created a masterpiece of a world: lush, vivid, and has such a rich culture and history.
The plot is a wild, bumpy ride. It is definitely not predictable, honestly I’m so scared for what’s to come! This makes it all the more fun though, and the thrill is definitely there. The storyline, paired with Kova’s writing, made me feel as though I was actually in the story itself, going on adventures with the crown princess of the Solaris Empire.
I really love Chosen Champion, I enjoyed reading it, it kept me on the edge of my seat and ended with a stunning BAAAMM that left a huge impact on my emotions afterwards. I am DYING to read the next book in the series. Keep an eye open for it!
5 / 5 stars shining!
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