Friday, September 11, 2015

Review & Giveaway: Gaia by Karen Ann Hopkins

Gaia (Wings of War, #2)
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Title: Gaia
Author: Karen Ann Hopkins
Series: Wings of War #2
Version Reviewed: ARC, eBook.
*I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review*

GoodReads Summary:
Watchers and Angels are at war. Which side will Ember choose?
Humankind is on the precipice of the apocalypse.

As the Demons grow bolder and the walls between the planes of existence weaken, Ember is forced to develop her powers as quickly as possible, and she seeks out a powerful earth Watcher to continue her supernatural lessons. Her glimpse of the future demands she fight the dark forces spreading across the earth.
But her new mentor has his own agenda, making her question everyone and everything she ever trusted.
When Ember is thrust into the world of the Watchers, she learns of their plans—ones that defy the scripture and make them enemies of the Celestial Host. Ridding the world of evil gets complicated when it becomes impossible to take sides.

As Ember struggles with morality, she soon discovers that there’s something more frightening than anything she’s faced before.
Gaia is the second book in the Wings of War series by Karen Ann Hopkins. The book takes off immediately where Embers, the first book, ended and I really liked that. These books are action packed and filled with content. By starting the book off exactly where the other stopped, it allows ou to continue the story without skipping a beat, especially if you're reading the books back to back like I did.

In Embers we discovered the world of watchers and demons but, in Gaia,  we're thrown headfirst into the deep end of the watcher world with the introduction of Insepth, Ember's new mentor. Being surrounded by watchers seems the perfect place for Ember but we quickly learn that everyone has their own secrets and that not everyone is who they say - or think - they are.

Aside from Insepth, we meet a lot of new people in Gaia. A mansion full of watchers, angels, demons, growlers, humans. We even get to spend more time with Piper and learn the greater role that she plays in Embers life, something that I had been curious about since the beginning of book one.

This book was filled with a lot of heart and a lot of  pain and an insane amount of action. Gaia is full of battle, power, games and struggle. Ember learns a lot more about herself in this book and finally discovers what she is fully capable of. She's being taught a ton of new things by her mentor but she's also forced into a lot more.

Where Embers was about a human girl entering a supernatural world, Gaia was about a powerful supernatural being leaving the world of humanity behind and embracing the things that make her powerful.

Gaia was a great book and I can't wait to see how all hell breaks loose in the next installment.

Character: Sawyer.
Rating: 4 Stars.

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  1. Great review ! Thank you so much. I'm so looking forward to this series :)

  2. I really enjoyed reading your review, thank you for sharing! I haven't read the first book yet but it's on my TBR and I can't wait to read the whole series :)

  3. I have read Embers. It was awesome! I can't wait to read Gaia!! This series is so good!!