Book Talk: Crystal Crowned (Air Awakens #5) by Elise Kova

Posted July 8, 2016 in 3 Star Ratings, Book Reviews / Leave a comment!

Book Talk: Crystal Crowned (Air Awakens #5) by Elise KovaCrystal Crowned by Elise Kova
Series: Air Awakens #5
Published by Silver Wing Press
Published On: July 12, 2016
Genres: Young Adult
Maturity Level: Young Adult - some violence
3 Stars
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I received this book for free from the Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Long live Solaris.

One bloodthirsty ruler has been overthrown by another, casting the shadow of death over the Solaris Empire. Vhalla Yarl stands upon the stage of fate, prepared to do battle one final time. Fragile alliances will be tested and new bonds will be formed as the world is reshaped. She fights as the champion of peace, but when the night is darkest will she be able to pay the price of a new dawn?


First of all, I loved this whole series. All of Vhalla’s adventures and experiences made for a wonderful story and I’m extremely glad I picked this series up. I highly recommend it to everyone.

Now onto this book! I love that we finally get to see our power couple actually working together and accepting that they’re going to be together forever. I’m not using names in case I spoil it (even though it’s pretty obvious) but those of you who have been following Vhalla’s story know exactly who I’m talking about. They’ve had a lot of rough patches throughout this series but they’re starting to plan a future together and that was really nice to see. I just liked seeing them together and not being forced apart for once. I was glad that the author didn’t wait until the very end to push them together.

I also really loved the ending of this book. It was sad like the end of a war should be but it was also happy enough to satisfy me that everything is going to be ok. I really enjoyed reading the epilogue and would love to see more stories revolving around this series in the future. *hint hint*

One last thing that stood out to me was that we actually got to see a lot of our secondary characters in this book. We go back to some childhood homes and learn how some of our characters got to where they are now. I loved learning more about these characters because they’ve slowly become my favourites throughout the whole series.


I had extremely high expectations going into this book and I think the initial disappointment after seeing that this last book wasn’t going the way I wanted it to stayed with me throughout the whole story and brought me down a little. This is a great book and a very nice (somewhat happy) ending to the series but I just thought that this particular book didn’t live up to the epicness that the other books brought. I’m by no means saying that this was a bad book though! Just that expectations are enough to ruin a book for you if you’re not careful and my expectations ruined this ending for me. Also Water’s Wrath was my favourite book and I think it was hard to follow after it because I loved it so much.

After a general disappointment at the epicness of this book, there wasn’t a lot of specific things that I didn’t like about this book. The one thing that stands out at me is something (I don’t want to spoil!) happens to Vhalla that should be a huge deal but it’s almost like nobody cares or even acknowledges that it happens. Even though it’s a big deal and important to our story! Just a teeny tine pet peeve.


This is an excellent book (and series) for fantasy and magic lovers. Magic is a huge part of this fantasy world so if you love magic as much as I do then you’ll love this story. It’s also a great story for those people who are tired of reading the same fantasy books over and over again. This series will only increase your love of fantasy.


A great ending to an epic series. This is one story that will stick with me for a long while yet.



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