Rise is the first installment to the Trifecta Series written by Luis Almonte. It was published last August 27, 2016 and has 337 standard pages. The genre of the book is Young Adult and fantasy.
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?
I really love the book cover. In fact, if this movie will be turned into a movie, the cover can also be the movie poster. I love the writing style of Luis Almonte. It’s simple, easy to understand and avoided highfalutin words. Perfect for all ages. I love the story of the book and even the flow. What I don’t like about the book is the choice of fantasy characters. Sure witches are nice. But I feel that vampire characters is already too cliché. He could have created a whole new character, something new, just to make it more interesting than it is already. Overall, young adult and fantasy fans will love the book. The story is not too draggy and started with an action already. Fast-paced and interesting.
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