Rise (Trifecta,#1) by Luis Almonte # review
Posted by mindygrindstaff
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. Alexia has the power to conjure up wind, fire, and water. Although magic can be beautiful and spellbinding, it can also be deadly. 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 YA 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 tested, fears will be faced 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?
A cinematic literary masterpiece, Rise will stay with you long after you finish reading it.
Alexa Wick is a 15 year old girl, but she’s no ordinary 15 year old girl. She’s a sophomore at the South Haven Academy for the Gifted and Talented but what are classmates don’t know is she’s a witch, an Alerium witch to be exact. She’s a special type of witch the daughter of a High Priestess and a Priest. Not only does she have to navigate High School she’s also in training for the Annual Trials, where her abilities are pushed to their limits. When she meets Kaleb, he seems to be the perfect distraction Alexa needs. But when a dark secret is revealed can their young love survive it? Who will Alexa choose when push comes to shove Kaleb or her coven?
The book had me hooked from page one and the suspense kept me on the edge of my seat. I couldn’t stop reading, and the ending OMG!!! Now I have to wait impatiently for book 2. For a debut novel it gets an A+ from this impressed reader. Grab this book right up if you’re into suspense and magic, you won’t be disappointed, I know I wasn’t. Wish I could give it more than just a 5 it deserves it.
Independent reviewer for Romance Authors That Rock.