Review: Sunborn Rising


Book Details:

Book Title:  Sunborn Rising: Beneath the Fall by Aaron Safronoff
Category:  YA fiction,  385 pages
Genre:  Fantasy Adventure
Publisher:  Neoglyphic Entertainment
Release date:  May 2016
Available for review in:  Print or ebook (gifted Kindle copy, ePub, PDF or mobi file)
Will send print books:  USA
Tour dates:  July 4 to 29, 2016
Content Rating:  PG (No sexual content, drugs or bad language. Some mild violence, and there is a death in the book.)



        `Sunborn Rising` is an action/adventure novel written for early teens, written by author Aaron Safronoff. The cover looks mysterious with a bit of a tease of what the book may contain. This is book 1 of the `World of Sunborn Rising` series. Author Safronoff was born and raised in Michigan, later moving to California. Aaron is co-founder and Chief Storyteller of Neoglyphic Entertainment.

        The setting of the novel is fictional, and so are the characters whose names are quite unusual. There are plenty of colorful pictures, and several black and white illustrations, to add to the readers imagination. However, it is not a picture book for young children. The main characters are Barra, Tory, and Plicks, who are arboreals.

        Sunborn Rising is a thick book, yet easy to read. Fantasy is not always my first book of choice, but sometimes I like the bit of excitement a fantasy book gives. I recommend this book to ages 12 and up.



Book Description:

"Sunborn Rising: Beneath the Fall is the best vivid fantasy YA book of the year." --Entrada Publishing

On a distant world of forests floating on an ocean around a star,
a blight threatens to plunge all life into darkness.
But three friends seek the light.
Together, they will Fall and be lost.
And at the very Root of darkness, they will find themselves.
But will it be enough to help them find their way home?


The world of Cerulean

Light and water flow from the ocean into the roots of the Great Trees, up through the boughs, and out over the lush canopy. But the once vibrant treescape has grown dim over generations of arboreal life, and the creatures of the forest have forgotten the light.

Barra, a young, willful Listlespur, finds her late father's hidden journal, and reads about the old world and the mysterious plague her father believed destroyed it. He wrote that he warned the Elders. He urged them to take action. Those were his last words.

Together with her two best friends, Barra will explore every bark, wood, and leaf of the Great Forest to relight her world and complete her father's story, even if she has to travel beneath the Fall.


Meet the Author:

Aaron Safronoff is author of the Discovery Award winning science fiction novel, Spire. Since his debut, he's published a sequel, Fallen Spire, and a novella of literary fiction, Evening Breezes.

Safronoff's diverse background includes the formal study of computer science, bio-chemistry, and culinary arts. However, most of his career has been in the videogame industry in quality, production, and design.

Today, Safronoff is the co-founder and Chief Storyteller of Neoglyphic Entertainment, and is busy writing his fifth novel, the second installment of the Sunborn Rising series.

Connect with the author: Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook

 Disclaimer:  I received this book free from iRead Book Tours, for my honest review.

Comments

Sandee said…
And yet another good read.

Have a fabulous day and weekend. ☺
Aaron Safronoff said…
I hope you also had a fantastic weekend! Sincerely glad you enjoyed the book!

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