I received a free ARC (advanced reading copy) of this book from the writer in exchange for an honest review.
Fire, water, earth and air. Key elements that represent four schools in this interesting and intricately planned story. The first instalment in a series, The Legends of Eve: A Warrior’s Past brings us into the world of Gaia, where three schools—Groundstone, Fujita and Sereni—prosper and see students who master the elements of earth, air and water. Harahm’be—the school of fire, or the ‘forbidden school’—has existed with no new students roaming within its halls… until now.
This book is a combination of young adult and fantasy. It has depth in its lore and combines the conflict between war and teenage angst to build a fun and engaging story. There are two plot lines running in parallel, which allows there to be extra insight into what is happening and keeps the reader guessing. Before they know it, they are thrown into the face of an ongoing conflict, one that continues to repeat itself in the circle of time. Do generations repeat themselves? Is there anyway for these teenagers to change this circle of time? Who is this ‘boy who never lived’? There is only one way to find out, and that is to strap yourselves in for this story and get ready for what’s to come.
It’s definitely an interesting title. It gets straight to the point, which I like! This story is about a guy who suffers from a porn addiction. Yep, you might be sitting there reading this thinking ‘what? You can get addicted to porn?’ Guess what? You can get addicted to pretty much anything! No matter the addiction, it can have an impact on your life. So, to those out there who don’t think it’s possible, maybe you should pick this book up!
The author, Mr Socially Awkward, asked me to read this book. As I have said previously, I’ll give most books a try and provide an honest review on what I thought. Firstly, although this story is written to inform and help people in a similar situation, I’d recommend kids not reading this. Secondly, it is very short but it does get straight to the point, which I think is important for a book like this one. Thirdly, although the writing could be refined and tidied up, I must admit I did enjoy reading this story! It’s insightful, authentic and really provides an honest picture of the author.
Charlotte is a reading and writing lover who has completed a creative writing intensive course at the University of Oxford and is a current university student studying a double degree in journalism and creative writing. If you are curious to learn more, check out the 'About' page.