Series: Avery #1
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on October 6th 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal
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Nearly a century ago the world was decimated by a magical war. In their defeat, elves were captured by humans, cut off from their magic, and broken down into lifeless, drone-like slaves.Avery is different. Somehow, her magic has always simmered beneath the surface. Never completely broken, she must pretend in order to survive. When Zander, her master's nephew, brings her magic out in full force, she finds out what it's like to truly be alive.Ripped from Zander's side and sent to The Farm, Avery doesn't know if she'll be able to hide her light and make it out alive. But there, she'll meet someone who knows her true purpose. The war isn't over, and if Avery can survive, she could be the one to set her people free. All it takes is a little hope and a Spark of Light.
I loved this book. Fantasy, suspense, love, magic, elves, rebellion, Spark of Light just had it all. The main character Avery is a girl I could get behind. She is different despite her best efforts to be like all the other elves. The spark within her cannot be ignored.
This book starts off before anything happens. This book takes place about a century after the war between elves and humans. Elves can no longer do magic, they don’t even know it exists. We get a good look at how Avery lives day to day and how she is expected to interact with human. I loved that this introduction to Avery is her in her everyday life. It is far away from boring.
Avery has a good relationship with the human girl Delilah and spends lots of time with her. It is a secret friendship she has hidden for years. Delilah lives with her Aunt and Uncle on a farm. The elves are the slaves there. Delilah comes back from a visit with her parents and suddenly she wants nothing to do with the elf Avery. Zander, Delilahs brother, befriends Avery in Delilah’s absence. The relationship between Avery and Zander leads into a slow burn sort of love that included lots of magic. When Avery and Zander are discovered Avery is sent to the farm. Elves that go there don’t come back the same. Avery must use her spark to help free her people and save herself.
So this is a sort of dystopian fantasy. I adore dystopian books so this was right up my alley. There is so much to love about a character like Avery who is a bit rebellious, and very different from those around her. She doesn’t even realize what makes her different until Zander starts to share his knowledge with her. We learn about Avery’s spark and the truth of the elves right along with Avery. This a swoon worthy romance. I really adored Zander and his commitment to Avery, and to his sister. Avery starts to wake people up without meaning to which leads to her friendship with Oliver. This is not a love triangle, but more of a one sided want on Oliver’s side. Avery runs into Oliver, and gets him into trouble. I ended up feeling bad for Oliver, but who couldn’t love a girl like Avery. What Avery learns to do is pretty amazing.
There is so much more that happens in this story, but I don’t want to spoil it for you. This was a really good high fantasy. I am really looking forward to the sequel I don’t know when that is coming out, just know I am reading it!
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