Thursday, May 5, 2016

REVIEW: The Last of the Firedrakes By Farah Oomerbhoy

Silver award winner in IBPA's Benjamin Franklin Awards 2016 

Finalist in the 2015 USA Best Book Awards 

Winner in Wattpad's 2015 Watty Awards 

16-year-old Aurora Darlington is an orphan. Mistreated by her adopted family and bullied at school, she dreams of running away and being free. But when she is kidnapped and dragged through a portal into a magical world, suddenly her old life doesn't seem so bad. 

Avalonia is a dangerous land ruled by powerful mages and a cruel, selfish queen who will do anything to control all seven kingdoms--including killing anyone who stands in her way. Thrust headlong into this new, magical world, Aurora's arrival sets plans in motion that threaten to destroy all she holds dear. 

With the help of a young fae, a magical pegasus, and a handsome mage, Aurora journeys across Avalonia to learn the truth about her past and unleash the power within herself. Kingdoms collide as a complicated web of political intrigue and ancient magic lead Aurora to unravel a shocking secret that will change her life forever.

A beautifully well written fantasy novel full of mystery and intrique.Mystical creatures and love and aventure. THis novel has everything.

Oh me oh my so as not to spoil it I cannot tell you what Auroras secret is but boy is it worth reading this novel.

Aurora is such a complex character strong and full of life. But unsure sometimes of if she is doing the right thing. Or if love is what she really wants.

Such strong emotions in this novel. It could bring a person to tears just reading about it.

I do so hope there is more in this series. I really enjoyed it and I love this authors writing style. 

4 stars

Farah Oomerbhoy is a young adult writer with a master's degree in English literature from the University of Mumbai. Farah loves the fantastical and magical and often dreams of living in Narnia, Neverland, or the Enchanted Forest. Her debut novel, The Last of the Firedrakes, Book 1 of The Avalonia Chronicles started on Wattpad where it received a Watty Award in 2015 and over 1.5 million reads. Since publication, The Last of the Firedrakes has gone on to become a finalist in the USA Best Book Awards and an international bestseller. Farah lives with her family in Mumbai, India where she can be found checking for magical portals in every closet. 

Farah loves to connect with readers. Find her at her website (, Twitter (@farahoomerbhoy), Facebook (/FarahOomerbhoyAuthor), Instagram (@farahoomerbhoyauthor), and Pinterest (/FarahOomerbhoy).

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