From the Ashes

From the Ashes For eighteen years Aia Wynnald has lived a lie Raised as a highborn in the Kingdom of Tharien she s filled her days with tutors and archery lessons But simmering beneath her polite surface is a dange

  • Title: From the Ashes
  • Author: Shelby K. Morrison
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  • Page: 447
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  • For eighteen years Aia Wynnald has lived a lie Raised as a highborn in the Kingdom of Tharien, she s filled her days with tutors and archery lessons But simmering beneath her polite surface is a dangerous gift, one which she must keep a secret Aia is a Bender And in Tharien, Benders are feared and hunted.When her unruly power breaks free with dire repercussions, Aia sFor eighteen years Aia Wynnald has lived a lie Raised as a highborn in the Kingdom of Tharien, she s filled her days with tutors and archery lessons But simmering beneath her polite surface is a dangerous gift, one which she must keep a secret Aia is a Bender And in Tharien, Benders are feared and hunted.When her unruly power breaks free with dire repercussions, Aia s lifelong goal of independence shatters As she scrambles to piece her life back together while evading capture, she disturbs a vengeful force intent on destroying the kingdom.Now, with the help of an unlikely ally, Aia will decide the fate of Tharien To rescue those she cares about will require accepting what she is But can she risk becoming the monster she s dreaded to save the very citizens baying for her blood

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    1. (Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author Shelby K. Morrison.)“That’s why we call them Benders. Because they can bend the world around them.”This was a good YA fantasy story, with several shocking revelations.Aia was a strong character, even if she didn’t always make the best choices. It was clear how much she loved her parents though, and she always tried to do the right thing, even when it was hard.“She refused to believe all [...]

    2. 4 stars! "For eighteen years Aia Wynnald has lived a lie. Raised as a highborn in the Kingdom of Tharien, she’s filled her days with tutors and archery lessons. But simmering beneath her polite surface is a dangerous gift, one which she must keep a secret. Aia is a Bender. And in Tharien, Benders are feared andhunted.When her unruly power breaks free with dire repercussions, Aia’s lifelong goal of independence shatters. As she scrambles to piece her life back together while evading capture, [...]

    3. Thanks to Shelby Morrison for giving me this book to review.18 year old Aia has lived practically all her life as a high born in the Kingdom of Tharien, but she has a secret, she is a Bender, a person with powers, who are feared and hunted by Breakers. When her powers accidently break free, she has to run from everything she has worked towards and hide for her life. She is being hunted by a young ambitious Breaker, Cole, but he has secrets of his own. When Aia meets another Bender who is determi [...]

    4. Advanced Reader Copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.I've always been a fan of fantasy books so when I heard about the review opportunity and read the synopsis, I just couldn't let it pass.In the whole empire of Dyel, there lived people with extraordinary power. This power is fueled by their emotion and can be released to influence or Bend anything according to their will. These people are called Benders.People fear what they don't understand.Ultimately, this power brough [...]

    5. This book was brilliant. The characters were so well written and easy to relate to. The world building was phenomenal. The action was pretty much nonstop. It was just a thrill ride. And the ending had just the right amount of closure and the right amount of mystery. I will definitely be sticking with this series. You can read a more detailed review on my blog here: courtneysreads/20

    6. (Source: I received this ebook copy for free on a read-to-review basis)From the Ashes had a very unique and interesting premise. I was immediately drawn in by the word bender because like the dork that I am, Avatar the Last Airbender (the animated show, not the smelly live action movie) was instantly the first thing I thought of. Our main protagonist is Maia, though she likes to go by Aia. She is on the run because she accidently attacked her brother by bending and that is a big deal. Benders ar [...]

    7. As a die-hard Avatar: The Last Airbender fan I was naturally drawn to this book. Benders. Yay! The Characters:So this book starts of with a girl named Aia and she's a bender even though she doesn't want to be. At first I found Aia kind of a whiner. But as the book progressed, so does Aia. She still keeps some of her original thoughts, but she creates her own person. Which is one thing I really liked about her.Cole was a different story. I loved the twists with him and they were totally unexpecte [...]

    8. I was given this ebook for free on a read-to-review bases. I had battles with myself on what to rate this book. I initially wanted to rate it 3 stars, then 3.5. By the end I was filled with so much excitement and went for 4. This book was a very quick read. I was hooked from the moment I started it. If life hadn't gotten in the way, I'm sure I'd have read it in one sitting. The characters are amazing and I like how the author wrote them. You get to know them more as the book progresses and the c [...]

    9. See my blog (blueeyebooks) on May 3rd for an interview with Shelby K. Morrison!Thank you to the author, Shelby K. Morrison, for gifting me an ARC copy of From the Ashes in exchange for an honest review!Wow. That's my first impression of this book. My second impression is pretty much identical! When I started reading this, I became so addicted to finding out what would happen in the end! It didn't help that people were constantly interrupting me with questions and problems but I prevailed! You ma [...]

    10. Rating 3.5 out of 5 stars**I received a copy of this book on a read to review basis in exchange for an honest review.**I really needed a nice, refreshing fantasy book with a different plot when I picked up this book and that's exactly what I got. This book had everything: an original plot, well-developed characters, and rich world building that wasn't overwhelming. However, there were some things I didn't like about this book--well, mainly just one.First, let's start with the many things I did l [...]

    11. I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.First of all: I love this cover! Yes, I am one of those people: I judge books by their covers. In this case I chose to read it before it even had a cover (Yeah, I’m proud.) and I must say: This cover is clearly living up to the book. Okay, maybe not clearly: The book is still a little more awesome.Basically this is about bending – sadly, not really like in Avatar, with the four elements etc. but [...]

    12. I really enjoyed this book. I liked the characters and loved the surprises. I love a book that can keep me guessing! (view spoiler)[I loved Aia and Cole. In the beginning, they seemed so opposite but so alike at the same time. Then but the end you see they are so much more alike then you could have imagined. It does make me sad the Illcina died right when she seemed to turn towards the good side. Although, her sacrifice (yes, I think it was intentional! She let herself get stabbed) I can see how [...]

    13. I was given this book in exchange for a honest review. I loved this book. This is a YA fantasy book. I highly recommended this book it took me out of my reading slump

    14. *Arc kindly provided by author in return for an honest review* Actual rating: 2.5The premise of this story sounded very good: in a Kingdom that fears all those gifted with the power to “bend the world around them”, believing Benders to be vessels for demons, Aia, a Bender, will have to decide whether try to protect her people, or leave them at the mercy of a real evil.The Pros:The story was action-packed and fast-paced, with some surprising twists. There was a bit of romance, but – a breat [...]

    15. You can see this and other reviews on my blog: Book Nerd ParadiseThere are three main components I like when reading a fantasy story: action, a kick-ass/realistic heroine and a nicely done romance. Those things are usually what draws me to a story, but I won't toss a book aside if it doesn't have these things. From the Ashes has two out of three, with the third being a possibility down the road. Action. This book starts off with a bang, almost literally. We open up with our heroine, Maia (nickna [...]

    16. (I'd got it as a free ebook from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you,Ms. Morrison and Sarah). This is a story about the eighteen-year-old highborn Maia Wynnald and starts with her escape from the palace after accidently injuring her brother,Damon, who intensionally pushed her to it when he knew the outcome. She is a Bender--somdone who has the power to bend things around them. Benders are hunted in the kingdom og Dyel. And now she's running for her life and finds an abandoned [...]

    17. *I received an Advance Reader Copy in exchange for my honest review*First ThoughtsThe cover for From the Ashes caught my eye on Azee's blog, The UnderCover Critique.absolutely love the long red braid that Aia has going on. I commented on Azee's post, which Shelby K Morrison saw, so she reached out to me for a review!I'm glad because From the Ashes was quite an enjoyable read! The opening scene grips you as terrified Aia runs for her life, having just been exposed as a Bender. Benders are feared [...]

    18. I loved this. I haven't read much in the way of fantasy for a while now, and this was a great way to return to it. One of the best parts of this book (for me) were the descriptions. Lush, intricate, detailed, and yes, a little gory at certain points. There was enough for it to feel like I was watching a movie in my head through the characters' eyes.And the characters! They were fleshed out lovingly, and I honestly felt like I was in their shoes, even the broken Illcina. It was easy to relate to [...]

    19. I really liked the concept of this story despite the gruesome things they doto benders.Aia's long held secret about being a bender has been finally revealed. She's on the run from Breakers but there's one Breaker, Cole, who might actually be an ally but he has his own secrets. There's another unlikely ally with a Bender who wants Aia's help in order to seek revenge from Tharien.This might be a little slow at the beginning but the paced picked somewhere near the end especially with those secrets [...]

    20. Ms. Morrison has crafted a well written novel that will captivate and transport you into another realm and another time. A brilliant first book in her series, Legend of the Liberator.We meet Aia Wynnald running down the darkening streets of the Kingdom of Tharian, fleeing for her life. A girl raised in an upscale area of the kingdom, she now seeks refuge in the outskirts of town, where the poor and outcasts reside. Her crime is that she is a Bender, a person with the ability to kinesthetically c [...]

    21. From The Ashes (Legend of the Liberator #1) by Shelby K. MorrisonEighteen year old Aia Wynnald had it all living as a highborn in the Kingdom of Tharien. Then she learns the truth about herself. She is a bender. Benders are feared and hunted, known for being evil. Once her powers are released she fleas everything she knows, not wanting to become a monster. Soon Aia learns it is up to her to determine the fate of Tharien. She is faced with many challenges, learning to control her ability and not [...]

    22. For eighteen years Aia Wynnald has lived a lie. Raised as a highborn in the Kingdom of Tharien, she’s filled her days with tutors and archery lessons. But simmering beneath her polite surface is a dangerous gift, one which she must keep a secret. Aia is a Bender. And in Tharien, Benders are feared and hunted. When her unruly power breaks free with dire repercussions, Aia’s lifelong goal of independence shatters. As she scrambles to piece her life back together while evading capture, she dist [...]

    23. 3.5 StarsOO. I feel so guilty for giving this a bad rating.ly because I spoiled myself on the endingGAHH. These (view spoiler)[ are just so teasing, hence why I spoiled myself.Overall though I loved Aia. She was such a brave protaganist. AND DOVE, OH MY GOD. She was so sweet!! Hopefully when I get a copy of book 2 I can re-read this, because by then I would have forgotten the ending, whilst most likely enjoying this book a whole lot better! (hide spoiler)]

    24. 'From The Ashes' pulled me in from the beginning and it was a roller coaster to the end. The storyline was well written and I loved the creativity. The story was packed with action, creative writing, and mystery. I loved the characters! Aia was a great lead! I really liked her personality. Cole secrets were a bit of a surprise to me. I look forward to reading the next book. I would recommend this book to anyone who asks. * I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*

    25. This book was really good because of the twists and turns. The best part of the book was the ending, it left me wanting to read the next book. The only thing I didn't like was that the book seemed like the author was just trying to make the book longer but that didn't bother me much.

    26. This was pretty good for a self-published YA book, but it did get a little repetitive at times. Still, the lead character was likable enough, though I did get confused between some of he supporting characters. Plus the main villain of the piece took way too long for her plan to come into action, and there was too much time for the heroes to warn everyone that she was coming for them.

    27. What an amazing world this author has created! It's magic in a new form. Loyalty and friendship, family and love at it's best. From the Ashes is well written. A really good YA fantasy novel.My heart in my throat almost the entire time. Never knowing which path the book would go. Never knowing if Aia could trust the people she met, or what choices she would take. I really love this book! And can't wait for the next book in this series!!

    28. I found this quite interesting from the beginning. The action and suspense at the start is what drew me in. The way the Benders were treated sort of put me in the mind of the Salem Witch Trials. The emotion was well-thought throughout and I could feel for the character(s). The storyline was very well-written and I could picture each scene as if I were in a movie. I like the world the author built and felt like I wasn't just a voyeur but part of the movement within and surrounding the affect of t [...]

    29. Actual Rating 4.5 StarsFull detailed review was first up on For The Love of Fictional Worlds :)I was provided a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influences my thoughts and opinions.This was one of the first book review request I responded to on GoodReads. And honestly, I had decided not to read it till near the release date, as Shelby requested a review close to the release date. BIGGEST MISTAKE EVER I MADE!I should have read it way before. This would ha [...]

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