Review: The Dragons of Nova by Elise Kova || Romance, court intrigue…why is everything so amazing !?

the dragons of nova

elise kova

loom saga #2

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Cvareh returns home to his sky world of Nova with the genius crafter Arianna as his temperamental guest. The mercurial inventor possesses all the Xin family needs to turn the tides of a centuries-old power struggle, but the secrets she harbors must be earned with trust — hard to come by for Ari, especially when it comes to Dragons. On Nova, Ari finds herself closer to exacting vengeance against the traitor who killed everything — and everyone – she once loved. But before Ari can complete her campaign of revenge, the Crimson Court exposes her shadowed past and reveals something even more dangerous sparking between her and Cvareh.

While Nova is embroiled in blood sport and political games, the rebels on Loom prepare for an all-out assault on their Dragon oppressors. Florence unexpectedly finds herself at the forefront of change, as her unique blend of skills — and quick-shooting accuracy — makes her a force to be reckoned with. For the future of her world, she vows vengeance against the Dragons.

Before the rebellion can rise, though, the Guilds must fall.

Publisher: keymaster press

Publication Date: july 11th 2017

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Possible Spoilers For: The Alchemist of Loom

My Review 4

Trigger Warning

 

 

Genocide, War Crimes, Slavery, Torture, Homomisia, Death


I AM HERE FOR THIS BOOK. I. AM. HERE. Initially, I was a bit nervous to start this book, so it took a while to actually pick it up and read, but I SHOULD’VE READ IT SOONER. This book amped up everything: romance, suspense, politics, etc. AH-MAZING

Keeping it short and sweet: Arianna and Cvareh travel to the land of dragons to strike a deal: help Petra -Cva’s sister- overthrow the dragon king and she’ll help with the issues of Loom. In addition to that, Florance stayed behind to help with the rebellion.

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Visiting Cvareh’s home was exciting. Floating cities, waterfalls and Ari questioning the mechanics of all this added to the enjoyment. And though we get a more slower, political side to the plot from their chapters, Florence’s POV provides the action.

In the last book, I wasn’t really a fan of her, but towards the end, I became the biggest fan. She became more sure of herself and her decisions, involving herself more in the rebellion not because of Ari, but because she believed it to be right; she had the most character development, and it was great. It’s also hinted that she may be bisexual? Hell yes.

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Back with the dragons, we meet Petra, who I didn’t really have any feeling towards until the end. It’s made known that her and Ari are very much alike and I would’ve loved if they became allies or even friends. The romance in this book was everything. The transition from YA to Adult (it has some adult scenes)… I didn’t know I needed this. Cva is such a romantic and some of the things he does for her are intense… it’s making me question myself…

I’m specifically thinking of the scene where…(there are spoiler here by the way… go on,
click 😉 ).

HE CUT OFF HIS OWN BROTHERS HANDS FOR HER. THE DEDICATION. THE EMOTION (or lack of, since he could give two f*cks as long as his mate was happy) AND STANDING OUTSIDE THE DOOR WHILE SHE CUT OFF HER HANDS TO PUT ON THE NEW HANDS BECAUSE HE COULDN’T BE IN THE ROOM TO COMFORT HER AND I LOVE THEM T_T

 

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He was just so patient and we know why Arianna hesitates with the relationship; it’s not just a mindless, crappy attempt at drama. She has goals to accomplish, she’s in a land where she’s at a disadvantage and her past -which gets further explanation- always drives her and is not forgotten. She becomes more incredible as she maneuvers her way through court, hiding in plain sight.

Like in the last book, we get a few chapters from the POV of the villain(s) and though I wasn’t as excited about them as last book, I still enjoyed being in their mind. Arianna meets a few new people and her dynamic with Cain -Petra’s right hand man- intrigued me. He hated her kind, but their relationship was always on the verge of them becoming sort of friends, yet never quite getting there.

Throughout the last two books, Ari has been looking for her dead lovers’ killer and in this book, it’s told fairly early who said killer is. I kind of wish the book could have had me guessing a bit longer to be honest. And the way the book ended? It ends on a much bigger cliffhanger than the last. Overall, I am ready for this next book. There are too many questions.

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