Is Winter War Awakening by Rosalyn Eves on my TBR? Well, the truth is I really don’t know a whole lot about it. And I’m hard pressed to read the summary because this is the third book in the series. Also, you have to admit, the title is a bit of a mouthful. I honestly think it sounds kind of ridiculous? Ironically, though, the first book in the series was already on my TBR before I began writing this post. And so, I have to admit that the possibility of Winter War Awakening find its way to my TBR shelf all hinges on how good its predecessor, Blood Rose Rebellion is. And yes, that title is also somewhat ridiculous. But at least it’s somewhat less so? Honestly, despite the awkward as hell titles, I actually do think the series sounds a bit fascinating. It’s got a dystopian edge to it and involves a magical society of elites that take advantage of the poor and basically ignore them as a result.
Believed to have no powers, Anna Arden is basically her affluent family’s big dark secret and kept away from society. When she accidentally breaks an incredibly important spell for their family’s social status, she is cast out. And suddenly the truth of her actual powers finds it will soon come into play. Intriguing, yes? And I think the title speaks for itself when it says rebellion, so we all know what sort of story that this book will end up being. And yet, I do find myself inclined to read it just to find out how the story goes. I happen to love books like this and hopefully some of you will as well.
The Binding is broken. Mátyás is alive. And Anna Arden is on the run.
It seems, yet again, that breaking the Binding has shattered the world. And the only hope of mending it is Anna and Mátyás, working together. But it’s never that simple, is it? The praetheria, the creatures once held captive by the spell, are now waging war against the Austro-Hungarian empire. And they are holding Noémi hostage–using her life to manipulate Anna and Mátyás, like marionettes on a string.
Gábor has elected to stay behind, to fight in the Hungarian army’s resistance, while Anna and Mátyás search for their beloved Noémi–a mission doomed from the start, cloaked in praetherian magic. Magic that relies on illusion and misdirection. Eventually, there’s only one way to save her: to split up. And to walk right into the lion’s den.
When everyone thinks they’re fighting each other for the same thing–freedom–can anyone truly win?
What are your thoughts on this book? Is it a novel you see yourself picking up? Is it one you’d rather not read? Let me know how you feel in the comments! Happy reading, everyone!