* * * Wings of Arian, Book 1 in the Solus Trilogy, is a young adult paranormal fantasy novel. If you like Cassandra Clare and the Infernal Devices series or the Mortal Instrument series you will love Wings of Arian! * * *
Kiora thought she had never heard a lie until she was sixteen. But she was wrong. Her entire existence was based on nothing but. She thought that evil did not exist. Lie. That magic was not real. Lie. And that the land of Meros was all there was. One more lie.
With Aleric telling her that evil is knocking on the door and that she is the only one who can stop them she has a choice to make. Refuse, or start the wildest most painful ride of her life.
She reluctantly dips her toe into her new existence of magic and threads, dragons and shapeshifters, and the person who wants to take control of it all: the evil Dralazar.
However, this journey was never meant to be hers alone. She will be accompanied by a Protector. To her disbelief, and utter irritation they name the hotheaded, stubborn, non-magical, (albeit gorgeous) Prince Emane. They will have to trust each other with their lives, but right now Kiora would settle for a non hostile conversation.
And now it comes down to this, If you had never heard a lie, would you know when you heard one? Is knowing good from evil innate? Kiora finds herself having to decide who lives and who dies on those very questions.
* * * Wings of Arian is a young adult paranormal romance novel with approximately 115000 words. It also includes a bonus preview of Book 2 in the Solus Trilogy, WINGS OF TAVEA! * * *
This novel is utterly fantastic! I've been waiting for a new author to make it to the top of my list of favorites and now I am eager to present to you: Devri Walls!
Paranormal Romance will always be my preferred genre, but finding a great story among it can prove to be a difficult task at times. Devri Walls nailed it! There is an enjoyable prose, a flawless collaboration of more mythical creatures than I've ever read in one book, a delicious romantic atmosphere, and adventures galore. The dialogue is filled to the brim with humor creating a light-hearted atmosphere. And one of the most important components necessary for "the perfect novel": the author took the time to build onto the prose.
How often is that we read books these days where trust, respect, and love are built over time? How often do we truly see a prose that tests these boundaries with creative and infallible story-lines, rather than rush it to immediately capture the reader's attention? I have enjoyed my fair share of rushed relationships in stories and I believe those sort of relationships actually exist; however, a great author will capture the readers attention using every element involved in a good book without having to leave other area's lacking.
I love not only the balance Devri Walls provided in her book, but also balance in theory and in character traits as opposed to unrealistic standards. She allows her male and female protagonist, along with the enjoyable secondary characters, human qualities that I've seen unrefined in some books. They are allowed to feel and show fear just as much as courage, weaknesses and strengths alike. The characters are a balance one to another to depend upon, to test, and to motivate.
There's also the meticulously written twist of how each consequence equally reflects an action.
I truly loved the characters, the romance, and the journey. At times I felt like a kid watching "The Never Ending Story" for the first time. So much took place to make it seem like a vast novel, but loved so well for it to end too soon.
Wings of Arian is a YA novel enjoyable for paranormal romance lovers of all age categories. Enjoyable, however, is quite the understatement. I am thoroughly impressed by Devri Walls. I highly recommend her books and as a picky reader, recommending someone for others to invest in is always done with absolute certainty of quality.