Sunday, May 15, 2016

YA review : Beneath the Fall by Aaron Safronoff

Title: Beneath the Fall
Series: Sunborn Rising, 1
Author: Aaron Safronoff
Publisher: Neoglyphic Entertainment
Genre:Young Adult Fantasy
Pages: 385
Reviewer: Vela

Publisher’s Blurb

Cerulean is on the brink of collapse. The decay wasn’t fast, it wasn’t obvious, but now the world stands on the precipice.

Woven forests floating on an ocean around a star, Cerulean’s once vibrant treescape has grown dim over generations of arboreal life, and the creatures of the forest have forgotten the light.

Barra, a young, willful Listlespur, finds her late father's hidden journal, and reads about his discovery of Cerulean’s brighter past and the mysterious plague he believed has all but destroyed it. He warned the Elders. He urged them to take action. Those were his last words…

Together with her two best friends, Barra will rekindle her father’s legacy and traverse the Great Forest to relight her world, even if she has to travel beneath the Fall.

 No Stars this is a YA title


In Beneath the Fall by Aaron Safronoff Barra an adventurous Listlespur, decides to embark on a journey with her friends Tory and Plicks, after discovering writing from her deceased father. His words gave birth to courage from deep within Barra, daring her to venture forth and solve the mystery of a dark plague he wrote about threatening life of Cerulean.
Barra is courageous, brave, and willing to seek out the darkness threatening her precious world. Her journey brings her and her friends beneath the Fall where betrayal and dark forces threaten her and Cerulean.
I enjoyed reading this book for the most part because of its beautiful illustrations and interesting story line. The characters were well written and engaging but I did find some difficulty understanding the minor details of the character’s backgrounds and the story’s fiction world. In each chapter a lot of information is added to the story line and I felt a little over loaded. Also as I read this book I felt like there were a lot of sentences that were cut short as if stuck in mid thought from the writer. Rich story line loaded with information, excellent illustrations, and a unique fiction world all wrapped into one made me feel like I could recommend this book to readers who are hungry for knowledge of other fiction worlds waiting to be discovered. This is the first book in the Sunborn Rising series and I am excited to see more from this series in the future. 

                       Four Twinkling Stars

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