Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Temperance (The Arcanian Chronicles #1) by Ella Frank

“Tell me about this place. This…Arcania.” 

What if your life as you knew it ceased to exist? 
 That is the question Naeve Brannigan and her three sisters are faced with on the eve of their 25th birthday. Continuing a tradition they’ve hidden from their mother for years, the four women arrive at a tarot shop to have their futures told. Only this time their futures aren't predicted—they’re forever changed. 
 They've awoken in a strange time and place with no knowledge of how they got there. All they have to go by is the word of a man who claims to be family—a family they've never heard of. He tells them of a world they could never have imagined. One that has been cursed by an Empress fueled by old revenge—revenge their mother appears to be at the center of. 
 As they fight to survive the people and dangers of an unknown land, they slowly begin to unravel its mysteries to find that they hold the key to saving this world…this Arcania. 
 The question that remains for each of them is: Who do you become when the you that you always were is no longer? 

 Fantasy is not a genre I usually read. That being said, when Ella Frank writes a book... I read it. 
No Questions Asked!!

When I first started reading the ancient tale of Arcania, I'll admit, I was a little confused.. but as I read on, things started to click into place, questions were answered, other questions arose. I was so intrigued! Ella has woven the perfect blend of present day with a mystical, magical world we know nothing about. 

It's told in multiple points of view, which I absolutely love. 
This story contains several main characters (which you fall in love with almost immediately) and by the time I finished reading, all I could think of was.. 
"What happens now? What's next? Whose book is next?" 
I can see many books in the future and I am super excited!! 

 Family bonds, sisters, love, lust, acceptance, death, betrayal, sacrifice... sex!! 
(It's Ella Frank, there's gonna be sex involved!!) It's all there! 
 This first book is full of unknown, the characters don't know what is happening, the reader doesn't know what is happening... but what I do know is that I am now 100 percent immersed in this new world of fantasy and I WANT MORE!


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