The Neumarian Chornicles,#1.
The Neumarian Chornicles,#1.
Publication Date:February 25,2013.
Source:Recieved copy from author, for review.
I knew I was going love this novel, before even reading it. I been wanting to read this book, since I read Weighted back in summer. I was happy when Ciara contacted me and sent me Advance Reader’s Copy in exchange of review. This is the series that I would recommend to everyone. If I could give it more than 5 stars I would. What is there not to love about this series? There’s action, romance and a lot of action. I did not want put it down, I found myself turning the pages. Only time I did put it down was when I had to work. After reading Escapement, I’m eager to read rest of Ciara’s books.
Ten years after the great war of 2185 the queen’s reign is threatened by uprisings and fear. In celebration of my sixteenth birthday it is my duty as princess to sacrifice a slave to be initiated into the ruling council, solidifying my mother’s empire. When my own erratic powers surface I’m captured and tried for treason. Slaves hate me, my mother wants me executed, and my only chance of survival rests in the hands of a young man, Ryder Arteres, whose sister I sentenced to death.
I loved the cover. How can you not look at cover and get curious? If I didn’t know what the book was about, ahead of time, I would totally wonder by looking at the cover. I think that Escapement has one of most creative covers, that I seen in while. How cans reader not wonder what is happening, by looking at cover. Even if I read the summary, I found myself wonder what is happening to the girl in the picture, why she chained up like that and what she’s thinking. The background is beautiful; in general the photograph is stunning. The cover seems to tell story itself, it seems to bring the story more to live for me.
I loved the friendship between Semara and Raeth. Despite what happened between two of them, way that Semera thought she put her to death, Raeth seems to truly care for her, otherwise she wouldn’t came to her rescue. Fact that she decided to hide what happens from Ryder, just so that she wouldn’t lose her, now that’s a true friendship right there. Raeth and Semara’s friendship reminds me of couple of my friends, the type of friends who would do so much for me. Through the book, I saw how Semara and Raeth’s friendship grew, way they helped each other. I’m hoping that two of them would be able to stay, for years to come. I was afraid that there chance their friendship might break once Ryder found out truth, but glad to see that it didn’t.
Ryder : Never did I imagine that Semara and Ryder would end up together, mostly because of way that Ryder treated her in beginning. To be honest, I didn’t even think that he even cared what happens to her, he was just doing it because of his sister. But as the book progress, I could see that Ryder began to care about her, even if at first he showed nothing but distrust with her. At first I was sure that he even let her come with them was because of his sister. Once the book progressed, I could practically feel the tension between the two of them, whenever the two of them had time, to be alone. I loved reading the scenes between two of them, even if Ryder was not always most fun to talk to, they made me smile. I was eager to see when they will kiss and what would happen once they did. I was afraid that Ryder might hate her once he found out the past between Semara and sister, I was actually surprised how easily he forgave her, like Semara I was sure he never speak to her again. The scenes between two of them, once they kissed were pretty intense and made me smile each time. Of course now I’m even more eager for next book, I want to see what happens between two of them next.
I loved the action, the adventure of Raeth, Semara and Ryder in this book. There wasn’t a single page that didn’t keep me on the edge of my seat. There were so many times that I was afraid, there was no escape for them, and which was it. Only to find out that I’m wrong. I know that this is going be one of my favorite’s series. I would hightly recommend this series, it keep you on edge of your seat till end. Even when you reach end, you find yourself wondering what’s next for Raeth, Ryder and Semara. I know I’m eager for the next book already. One of best series I read this year. I was glad that I got to read an early copy of the book.