Sunday, January 22, 2017

Review: First Year by Rachel E. Carter - The Black Mage #1

First Year (The Black Mage, #1)First Year by Rachel E. Carter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Before the age of seventeen, the young men and women of Jerar are given a choice —pursue a trade or enroll in a trial year in one of the realm’s three war schools to study as a soldier, knight, or mage…

For fifteen-year-old Ryiah, the choice has always been easy. Become a mage and train in Combat, the most prestigious faction of magic.

Yet when she arrives, Ry finds herself competing against friend and foe for one of the exalted apprenticeships. Everyone is rooting for her to fail—first and foremost among them is Prince Darren, the school prodigy who has done nothing but make life miserable since she arrived.
Will Ry survive, or will her dream go down in flames?

What I think:
*I got a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
This book kept me at the edge of my seat the whole time. This book has so much action and suspense packed into 300 pages that it's almost too much to handle.
I fell in love with the characters and there's so much to discover about them all. About the romance... it's not the main focus of the book and that's great, but it still had me hoping so hard and totally left me unsatisfied. Luckily there's more books to make up for that.
At the end of this crazy ride I was ready to start the second book immediately, only I realized I lost track of time and it was already 3am.
Can't wait for what this series is about to bring me. I'm sure it'll glue me to the pages, uncover more secrets and leave me with tons of unanswered questions once again.

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