The Ryn by Serena Chase Reviewed by: Lori Twichell Genre: Fantasy, YA Publisher: Amazon Digital Services Publication Date: March 23, 2013
An ancient prophecy. A queen murdered. A baby born. Can the child save them from the evil that has stalked the land? More importantly, how can they save her from that evil?
The land of E’veria has been plagued by the Cobeld for longer than anyone can remember. Determined to destroy the entire kingdom, they will stop at nothing to put an end to everything they hate; even the murder of hundreds of innocents while looking for the young woman who will fulfill the prophecy.
Raised by different sets of parents and never knowing who her father actually is, Rynnaia E’veri isn’t pleased with her life. Known as “Rose”, whenever she begins to settle into a place of loving comfort and peace, it seems she’s ripped away from everything she understands in order to start over again. Truly, the 19 year old is getting annoyed with all of the mystery that has surrounded her young life. When a chance encounter with a handsome young knight reveals the truth about her parentage, everything shifts in a huge way. Imagine a snow globe turned upside down and shaken into blizzard like conditions. Nothing that she’s ever understood is real and everything she’s ever wondered is almost too big to be believable.
Filled with intrigue, fabulous characters, dialogue and gorgeous settings, you would never know that this is a first outing from an author. Indeed, while I was reading, I found myself researching this Serena Chase person in order to find out more. She has to have published somewhere…right? NOPE. First book. Brilliant book. Amazing book. Readers of Lisa T. Bergren’s Waterfall series will utterly delight in the adventures of Rose and her family. With a fresh voice and exceptional plot twists, Serena Chase winds us easily around her writer’s fingers and makes us fall in love with each of her characters.
I truly loved this book. It’s landing firmly in a “Favorite of 2013” list and it is highly recommended for not only Young Adult readers, but for anyone who loves good fantasy, fiction or just simply a good read.
Don’t wait. I would get your copy of this book now so you can say that you’re one of the first who fell in love with this amazing new writer on the YA scene. Like me, I guarantee when you get to the end of the book, you’ll be hanging on by your fingernails waiting for the next read.
Rated PG-13: This book is great any reader ranging from older tweens to adults. 🙂
Review copy provided by the author. Thank you Serena!
This review originally appeared here at Radiant Lit.