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Friday, 25 November 2016

Book Review of Rise: Trifecta Series

About the book

Fifteen-year-old high school sophomore Alexia Wick is an ordinary girl, with extraordinary abilities. She attends the prestigious South Haven Academy for the Gifted and Talented, but unknown to the other students, she is an Alerium witch. The daughter of a High Priest and Priestess, Alexia must learn to navigate the pressures of high school, all while preparing for one of the biggest competitions of her life- the Annual Trials.

Skill, stamina, and loyalty will all be tested in Rise, the first installment of the Trifecta Series. In this debut contemporary fantasy novel, magic gets real as Alexia trains for the Annual Trials, which pits teen against teen, by focusing on her craft and pushing her magic and spell casting abilities to their absolute limit. When the handsome and confident Kaleb moves into town, he offers Alexia a welcome distraction from the Trials, but a dark secret could soon tear them apart.

In the trials arena, friendships will be put to the test, fears will be confronted head-on, and powerful spells will be unleashed. When Alexia is confronted with the ultimate game of chance, and is torn between her first real love and the allegiance that binds her to her coven, will she buckle under the weight of the pressure ... or will she rise to the challenge?

My Review

Alexia Wick the daughter of High Priest and Priestess is a girl with all the powers of magic has to undergo trials for her training as a witch. She belongs to a line of powerful witch family the Aleriums, who follow white magic as opposed to the Maleriums who follow black magic.

Alexia describes in the story about her life and how the witches are different from one another and which coven focuses on what. In a race to prove her she has to undergo which will put her in an ultimate test where she has to choose between her love and her coven, which taught her the mysteries of magic and the powerful spells that she can cast.

Will she beat the heat and emerge victorious or will she bite the dust?

The climax of the story is a cliff hanger and we will have to wait to find out what happens next.

I loved the story plot and the progress of the story was pretty smooth and the author has done a great job in detailing out the facts of the magical world. I was able to visualize the events that were happening in the story as if it was happening in the real world. I would love to read the series. A great read in the Young Adult genre.

Read more about the book at Online Book Club and at Author's Website

About the author

Almonte is an author and poet who resides in New York with his spouse and two dogs. Rise is his debut novel, and is the first installment in the Trifecta Series, a young adult trilogy that is setting the literary world on fire!

He is an alumnus of New York University, where he studied leadership and management. In his spare time he enjoys cooking, entertaining, and reading. He is also an avid poker player. He attributes much of his success to his family, and is looking forward to writing the follow-up installment in the series.
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