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Vale Born is a thrilling YA fantasy book by Lorin Petrazilka. It follows the life of Lily, a young woman who discovers she is half-Fae after she passes through a portal to another realm. While her journey begins as a search for her recently missing friend Josie, it develops into much more than she had anticipated.
She meets different kinds of Fae, makes friends, falls in love, and even experiences shocking betrayals. At some point, she is even caught in a love triangle. But while living in this new realm is far from boring, it comes with dangers at every corner. Ultimately, Lily has to figure out who she really is and decide what home means to her.
If there is one thing that this book has going for it, it is its suspense factor. The author manages to keep us at the edge of our seats throughout the narrative. We are constantly wondering who means well and who doesn’t. Additionally, since the book is written in the first person from Lily’s perspective, we discover new information and revelations all through her perspective. This makes the narrative feel more like real life and also creates a sense of camaraderie between Lily and the reader. You can’t help but root for her and feel her loss more deeply. This is further intensified by the fact that Lily’s character is very well developed. You not only get a sense of her physical features but also of her personality and beliefs. It is the little idiosyncrasies that the author includes that make this character believable and relatable.
By the end of the book, you can clearly see the major themes that the author was trying to discuss in this narrative – love, family, belonging, and the importance of tenacity. The author also does a good job of tying the behaviors of the characters to their intentions in very realistic ways.
Moreover, her writing style is light yet informative – she tells you the most with as few words as possible. As such, there aren’t any long-winded paragraphs and the dialogue is clear and precise, making the book easy to read. Also, the author is great at infusing humor and quirkiness in the story, particularly through Lily’s personality.
Vale Born is a suspenseful new adult story that creatively combines romance with epic fantasy in a compelling way that makes this novel relentlessly entertaining.
Pages: 306 | ASIN: B08PS1XBB8
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Posted on June 19, 2021, in Book Reviews, Five Stars and tagged author, book, book recommendations, book review, book reviews, book shelf, bookblogger, books, books to read, college romance, ebook, epic fantasy, fantasy, fiction, goodreads, kindle, kobo, literature, Lorin Petrazilka, love story, new adult, nook, novel, read, reader, reading, romance, story, Vale Born, writer, writing. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.
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