As She Ascends (Fallen Isles, #2)
MIRA, THE HOPEBEARERMira Minkoba is on the run with her friends after a fiery escape from the Pit, where she’d been imprisoned for defending the dragons she loves. And she wants answers. Where have all the dragons been taken? Why are powerful noorestones being shipped to the mainland? And did the treaty she’s been defending her whole life truly sell out the Fallen Isles to their enemies?MIRA, THE DRAGONHEARTEDAs her connection to the dragons—and their power—grows stronger, so does Mira’s fear that she might lose control and hurt someone she loves. But the only way to find the truth is to go home again, to Damina, to face the people who betrayed her and the parents she’s not sure she can trust.Home, where she must rise above her fears. Or be consumed.The second page-turning novel in Jodi Meadows’ Fallen Isles trilogy scorches with mysterious magic and riveting romance as one girl kindles a spark into a flame.

As She Ascends (Fallen Isles, #2) Details

TitleAs She Ascends (Fallen Isles, #2)
Author
ReleaseSep 11th, 2018
PublisherKatherine Tegen Books
ISBN-139780062469434
Rating
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Dragons

As She Ascends (Fallen Isles, #2) Review

  • Jodi Meadows
    January 1, 1970
    There is a cover. :)5-9-18: Done with pass pages! Soon it will be a finished book!8-1-18: Pre-order info for As She Ascends is up! More info here.
  • Fables&Wren
    January 1, 1970
    I didn't even see this cover reveal! Look at how BEAUTIFUL it is! I am so ready for this book OMG!
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    January 1, 1970
    I liked the first book in this series, but was even more into this one! Absolutely no second book syndrome here. Mira grows into a much stronger character in this story as she learns to use her voice outside of the puppet role she was previously given where she thought her beauty was her main asset. She's still working to manage her powers and panic attacks (and even takes calming pills, which is pretty awesome to see in a fantasy world). She and her friends investigate the legitimacy of the Mir I liked the first book in this series, but was even more into this one! Absolutely no second book syndrome here. Mira grows into a much stronger character in this story as she learns to use her voice outside of the puppet role she was previously given where she thought her beauty was her main asset. She's still working to manage her powers and panic attacks (and even takes calming pills, which is pretty awesome to see in a fantasy world). She and her friends investigate the legitimacy of the Mira Treaty & work to free dragons while questioning their government, gender roles, and how others are interpreting/twisting their shared faith. A good chunk of the story also shows Aaru's past and gives a good look into a really fascinating religion.The writing is effortless to read and flows really well, the settings are all quite vivid, the dialogue's realistic, and the side characters have much bigger roles. The diverse cast is one of my favorite elements because they face a lot of moments where their cultures & faiths clash, but work to understand ways that are different from their own. So many parts were handled really well and just wonderful to see. Oh, and there are WAY more dragons in this book! And tons of inspirational quotes. I'd say maybe give this one a shot even if you weren't super into the first book because the overall tone is different and there's a lot more character bonding, awesome action scenes, critical thought, and people getting stuff done instead of being imprisoned & suffering. Obviously the first book set up this sequel really well, but just saying they did feel quite different.Thank you to the author for sending me a manuscript to review.
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  • Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
    January 1, 1970
    STOP GIVING A STAR RATING TO A BOOK WITHOUT A FREAKING TITLE LET ALONE AN ARC OR FINISHED COPY!
  • ALEXA
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 stars! It’s admittedly a little jarring to go from the simpler pace of Before She Ignites into As She Ascends, and it took me a while to get used to the back-to-back-to-back events happening to Mira and the crew. But otherwise, it was really great to get to see them working towards doing what they needed to in order to right the wrongs uncovered in the first book. Mira’s own growth really starts to show in this one, and as someone I already connected to in the previous book, I liked seeing h 4.5 stars! It’s admittedly a little jarring to go from the simpler pace of Before She Ignites into As She Ascends, and it took me a while to get used to the back-to-back-to-back events happening to Mira and the crew. But otherwise, it was really great to get to see them working towards doing what they needed to in order to right the wrongs uncovered in the first book. Mira’s own growth really starts to show in this one, and as someone I already connected to in the previous book, I liked seeing how she’s been changed by all she’s been through. There’s still so much that needs to happen, and I’m really eager to see it all play out in book three.
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  • Anna Bright
    January 1, 1970
    Aaaaand Jodi has done it again. An incredible, sweeping fantasy with dragons and romance (far-off places! daring sword fights! a prince in disguise [ok, maybe not that]!)-- but also with talk of faith, empathy, listening across differences of experience, and taking seriously the consequences of our actions toward the world we live in. Mira is my home girl, Aaru is my fave, THEIR HANDHOLDING IS STILL FIRE. READ READ READ.
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  • kelly {BookCrushin}
    January 1, 1970
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  • Christy
    January 1, 1970
    Just a week left. Have you gotten your preorder in?Pre-order info is up! Check out all the cool goodies you can get! More info here.----So you read Before She Ignites and immediately thought - MORE DRAGONS - right? Right. Well, Jodi Meadows DELIVERED in As She Ascends. There are dragons, dragons, and even more dragons. And, dang it, now I really want a pocket dragon!In all seriousness, As She Ascends is a second book in the series that takes an incredible first book and turns it up 10 notches. W Just a week left. Have you gotten your preorder in?Pre-order info is up! Check out all the cool goodies you can get! More info here.----So you read Before She Ignites and immediately thought - MORE DRAGONS - right? Right. Well, Jodi Meadows DELIVERED in As She Ascends. There are dragons, dragons, and even more dragons. And, dang it, now I really want a pocket dragon!In all seriousness, As She Ascends is a second book in the series that takes an incredible first book and turns it up 10 notches. What I love about The Fallen Isles triology is how clearly defined the titles are in light of the story development. Before She Ignites is a look at Mira as she’s slowly learning more about her world and the people she trusted most. As She Ascends is Mira taking matters into her own hands and saving the freaking dragons. Mira has an excellent grasp on her perception of the established order, ethics, and morals in her close world. As She Ascends takes the world she thought she knew and turns the stone over on corruption and oppression. If you can’t draw the parallels with Mira’s world and our own, get yourself a book club and have a discussion. Alongside Mira’s journey, we also get Aaru backstory chapters. SAY IT A LITTLE LOUDER FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK. I think all the Before She Ignites fans were dying to get their hands on how Aaru landed in the cell next to Mira; this gentle silent man can’t possibly have a horrific past right? I am not sure how Jodi manages to give each character their own narrative but the entire crew gets their own piece of the puzzle here, including the dragons. Just enough so that when she does something horrifying to them, you feel it deep in your soul.As She Ascends takes us deeper into the world of the islands, including social rules, spirituality, and their history. We also get to see more about the divide between the islands and the mainland. Mira is back, ready to take on her oppressors, even if they are her own parents. Her motives are clear - save the dragons, keep the people she lives safe, and learn who she is along the way.
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  • Lisa
    January 1, 1970
    I am so freaking excited for this book!!!! BEFORE SHE IGNITES is one of my favorite books of 2017 and I wish more people would read and fall in love with it like I did <3
  • Lauren
    January 1, 1970
    Review to come. Highlights:Lots more dragonsLots more travel and exploration. We get to know Mira’s island nations, while outrunning danger of courseMira’s squadMira fights through her anxiety, stands up for herself and her dragons and starts to get things done More about Mira’s magicMore about Aaru’s past Lots of questions answered and even more questions asked The sweetest, most gentlest romance with no love triangle
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  • Stefanie
    January 1, 1970
    I promise you, if you loved Before She Ignites, you will LOVE As She Ascends! And if you already know you're going to love it, why wouldn't you want to preorder it right now and get spoiled with all the preorder goodies 😊 http://www.jodimeadows.com/?p=3325
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  • Mary H
    January 1, 1970
    Pre-order info for As She Ascends is up! More info here.
  • Take Me Away To A Great Read
    January 1, 1970
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  • Christina
    January 1, 1970
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  • Katherine Paschal
    January 1, 1970
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  • Amber
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 starsI'm just so proud of Mira!
  • Krysti
    January 1, 1970
    Brimming with action, romance, and dragons, AS SHE ASCENDS is one of those rare book twos that are even better than the first book in their series!This book is so fast paced. Meadows throws readers right into the action from the very first chapter and keeps them on the edge of their seats up until the jaw dropping conclusion.The romance in this book sizzles, and readers will love getting to read through Aaru’s POV.Meadow’s tackles some big issues in this series including mental health, animal cr Brimming with action, romance, and dragons, AS SHE ASCENDS is one of those rare book twos that are even better than the first book in their series!This book is so fast paced. Meadows throws readers right into the action from the very first chapter and keeps them on the edge of their seats up until the jaw dropping conclusion.The romance in this book sizzles, and readers will love getting to read through Aaru’s POV.Meadow’s tackles some big issues in this series including mental health, animal cruelty, and the importance of understanding other cultures. Because of that, this book is a perfect read not only for fantasy readers, but those who enjoy heavy-hitting contemporary books as well.This series is beautifully written, full of adventure, and a real game changer for its genre. I can’t wait for book three!
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  • Carina Olsen
    January 1, 1970
    Pre-order info is up! Check out all the cool goodies you can get! More info here.
  • Kira Brighton
    January 1, 1970
    (Showcased in Summer 2018 Top To-Reads)
  • Fer DiLaurentis (myownlittlebookshelf)
    January 1, 1970
    Es físicamente imposible para mí esperar a que salga este libro.
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