Air Awakens by Elise Kova
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I listened to the audio version of this book. I had read some bad reviews but also had heard great things about this series. I have to say I really enjoyed it overall. The main character seemed a little too naïve at times, but I think it worked well for the purposes of the overall plot. The boorish prince was a great character, I thought. Well written and developed. I did hate the way he reacted at the end during the judgement. I thought something didn’t jive with his character and the romance between them. I’m looking forward to learning more about him and his relationship with his brother who surprised me quite a bit. I smell a love triangle and I’m not quite sure how I feel about that.
I do have to say that the voice actress did an awesome job on dialogue, but the way she read the narrative was jarring to me as she chose a very monotone voice. Everything she read sounded the same and at times it was read very fast as if she was trying to cram as many words per minute as she could. It may be she was trying to sound neutral when she read the narrative, but it came across to me as bland and unemotional.
Looking forward to reading the next book in the series.