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Title: Furyborn (Empirium #1)
Author: Claire Legrand
Format: Epub
Rating: 2.5/5
Status: Finished
Reading Date: May 8, 2018 to May 10, 2018
Book Summary:Follows two fiercely independent young women, centuries apart, who hold the power to save their world...or doom it.

When assassins ambush her best friend, the crown prince, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing her ability to perform all seven kinds of elemental magic. The only people who should possess this extraordinary power are a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light and salvation and a queen of blood and destruction. To prove she is the Sun Queen, Rielle must endure seven trials to test her magic. If she fails, she will be executed...unless the trials kill her first.

A thousand years later, the legend of Queen Rielle is a mere fairy tale to bounty hunter Eliana Ferracora. When the Undying Empire conquered her kingdom, she embraced violence to keep her family alive. Now, she believes herself untouchable--until her mother vanishes without a trace, along with countless other women in their city. To find her, Eliana joins a rebel captain on a dangerous mission and discovers that the evil at the heart of the empire is more terrible than she ever imagined.

As Rielle and Eliana fight in a cosmic war that spans millennia, their stories intersect, and the shocking connections between them ultimately determine the fate of their world--and of each other.
Book Review: I would like to thank edelwiss and the publisher for giving me a chance to read this book prior to it's release.

I never thought there would be a bigger disappointment in a new release as there was for this one. I had been looking forward to reading this book since I first read the premises of the book.

This book follows two women - Rille, the Blood Queen, and Elianna, whom is currently known as "Dread of Orline." In the prologue, we learn a lot about Rille. Her tale begins like that of any villains do - with an ending. We find her having given birth to her only child but there seems to have been a change of heart within her. Often this comes from a villain, there usually seems to be something to change their view on how they have lived their lives and use a single moment to change what they know they can never undo. Rille's story is no different.

Rille's climb to becoming the "Blood Queen" is really no different from other tales weaved of villains. Her powers manifest when she is saving her best friend. Because she has all these powers and many people within her kingdom believe she is the prophesied "Sun Queen". To prove this, she is set to take some trials.

Elianna, on the other hand, is different. She is fierce, doesn't care to listen to anyone or what advice they give, but she has a heart of gold. Elianna has no idea of her real past. In fact, she doesn't remember much of it and was raised pretty much by another family. But then, her "mother" goes missing and this sends Elianna out on a mission to find her.

I won't lie that prologue pulled me but the rest of the story just seemed to fall apart from there. It's pace pulled between two different women. The sex really does not really add much to the story except we have two cats in heat. Seriously? If I want to see two cats in heat, I can go outside during mating season and see cats going at it.

I was so disappointed in this book. I had been looking forward to reading this since I had first came across it and read the premise for it.

Will I read the sequel? I might. I have always been told that normally the sequels get better with the series. So I may just keep an open mind for it.