Saturday, September 5, 2015

Book Review(s): Water Princess, Fire Prince

Well, here it is: the last day of the Water Princess, Fire Prince blog tour. Today I have not one, but two reviews of Water Princess, Fire Prince for you- mine, and my younger brother Ezra's. He's nine, and this is his first real review. It took several tries, but I finally suggested that he just write it like he was telling a friend of his about the book. Hence all the exclamation points. :o)
But first, how about one last snippet from the book itself?


     With that thought, she turned to the Fire Prince with the exclamation, “Movie magic, I love it.”
     He turned towards her with a confused expression on his face. “Movie magic?”
     She pointed towards the chasm. “Don’t you just love movie magic?”
     He got the joke this time and chuckled. “Water Princess, this isn’t a movie,” he pointed out. He sighed. “It’s real life. Our life.”
     “Oh.” She let the silence sit for several seconds before she added. “I just keep getting mixed up.” She sighed. “But now that you mention it, you’re right. I just don’t think this is a movie. Probably just a book.”
     “A book?”
     “And, knowing our luck, not even one of the good ones. Probably some self-published work.” She shook her head. “I’d hate to know what the cover art looks like. Probably some photoshop fail.”
     He laughed. “That would be just our luck.”

Well, Clara, I'm terribly sorry, but I beg to differ. This is most definitely one of "the good ones," as you so candidly put it.

My Review:
I loved this book. I have raved about it to my friends, family, grandfather- pretty much anyone who gave me a chance to. Seriously, it's fantastic.
Okay, worldbuilding: I have never read a book set in such a unique world. Water comes in every color, and each color is useful in a different area (cooking, bathing, drinking, etc.) There's the Firefall (think waterfall, only with liquid fire) in Lower Klarand, and the Waterfall in Upper Klarand. Also, the world is cylindrical. Intriguing, no? Not to mention all the creatures, legends, traditions and such scattered throughout the book.
Romance: Oh, Clarand. *sighs happily*. I must say, the two of them are adorable. I may or may not have squealed out loud several times whilst reading WPFP.
Plot: (from the description)
     Despite the fact that she's on track for competing in the Olympics, and he's practically raised his younger brothers since they lost their mom in a car accident, Clara Mandras and Andrew Stevenson are pretty much normal teens. They have normal hopes, normal dreams, and they live in a normal world.
      All this is torn away from them when they are thrust into another world and declared Water Princess and Fire Prince. With no experience ruling a country, meeting each other for the first time, and being expected to fight the Lady Dragon – an evil sorceress plaguing the world of Rizkaland – Clara and Andrew are underprepared and inexperienced. Unless they learn to work together despite their standing opposition, Rizkaland's hope will be lost.
      What is to come will change their lives forever.
The romance is not the sole plot of the book. The two of them must fight Amber (also known as the Lady Dragon), a sorceress who is capable of turning herself into a dragon. And freezing people.
I won't say any more, for fear of spoiling parts, but I will say this. READ. THIS. BOOK!
Trust me, you won't regret it!
Five full stars!

Ezra's review:
Water Princess, Fire Prince is an awesome book. There is this sorceress that can turn into a dragon. She’s called The Lady Dragon. She looks like a young girl, but she is really 5,000 years old! The world is like a huge soup can in shape. There are different colors of water there. If water and fire are mixed in that world, it becomes a REALLY, REALLY, REALLY DANGEROUS LIQUID. The Lady Dragon’s island is built so if anyone sets foot in it they can’t leave for 500 to 1,000 years! She even has a device that can turn people to ice!!!!! She’s dangerous. It’s cool how there is a firefall (A waterfall with fire instead of water)

So there you have it! You can buy the book here: http://www.amazon.com/Water-Princess-Prince-Rizkaland-Legends-ebook/dp/B00YTQBTDI/
And add it to your goodreads shelf here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24022364-water-princess-fire-prince

Be sure to check out these other books by Kendra E. Ardnek, they'll be on sale for free today!
The Ankulen: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EZAXWYM/
CinderEddy: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KZNW2TO
Saffron’s Big Plan: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008HYS9W2/

And check out the other blogs on the tour as well!
http://knittedbygodsplan.blogspot.com/p/blog-tour-sign-up_18.html
 

3 comments:

  1. Truly this book appeals to all ages. Kendra did an excellent job keeping it family-friendly and clean and fun. :)

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  2. Great reviews, Sierra and Ezra! It makes me happy when this book makes other people happy. Hehehe. :)

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    1. Of course. The purpose of books like this is to make people happy isn't it? please don't tell me I missed the point.

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