Thursday, October 6, 2016

The Last of the Firedrakes by Farah Oomerbhoy | Review

The Last of the Firedrakes by Farah Oomerbhoy
Publisher: Wise Ink
Publication Date: August 15, 2015
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Magic
Pages: 488
Source: Received through Booktube Tours
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Goodreads Descritpion

16-year-old Aurora Darlington is an orphan. Mistreated by her adopted family and bullied at school, she dreams of running away and being free. But when she is kidnapped and dragged through a portal into a magical world, suddenly her old life doesn’t seem so bad.

Avalonia is a dangerous land ruled by powerful mages and a cruel, selfish queen who will do anything to control all seven kingdoms—including killing anyone who stands in her way.

Thrust headlong into this new, magical world, Aurora’s arrival sets plans in motion that threaten to destroy all she holds dear.

With the help of a young fae, a magical pegasus, and a handsome mage, Aurora journeys across Avalonia to learn the truth about her past and unleash the power within herself. Kingdoms collide as a complicated web of political intrigue and ancient magic lead Aurora to unravel a shocking secret that will change her life forever.

My Thoughts

I decided to take a different approach with this review just to switch things up a little. 


  • For someone who hasn't read a lot of fantasy, this book was easy to get into. It was also easy to follow along with.

  • The world, characters, and how everything is connected seems to be really well thought out. I never questioned the world or how everything worked in the world while reading.

  • All the characters were too trusting. No one, especially the main character, questioned anything that was said to them. I didn't find this very believable especially when you start to learn about the rivalry between family. This could have caused a lot more conflict than it did.

  • I don't think I've ever read a book where the main character makes as many bad decisions as Aurora does. It seems like whenever she has the opportunity came around she chose the wrong action, even when she knew it wasn't right. 

  • There didn't seems to be any consistency in the timeline of the story. A certain even would happen then a few sentences later Aurora is talking about that same event like it happened a long time ago. For the most, the pacing for the story seemed to take place a day at a time so when I found out at the end that the entire book took place over 3 months I was confused. 

I enjoyed the general story. Although the cons took away from the reading experience, I'm still interested in continuing this story and seeing what happens next.

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