The Ending Element: Calista

Tuesday 12 April 2016

Title: The Ending Element: Calista
Author: Lorraine Koh  
Published: 8th February 2016
My Rating: 3/5
Recommend: Yes  

Calista Bloom never wanted to fight in the war and it has been five years since war waged over Kosmotopia. All because of a sword. Fair enough, the Astronblade is supposed to hold infinite power, that is, once it finds its one true owner. But every 18-year-old will need to join the military and Calista soon finds herself trying to awaken the Astronblade. Will this batch hold the Blade Bearer? Or will finding the Blade Bearer trigger the chain of events that will bring about the end of the world?

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I received this book free in an exchange for an honest review, thanks to YA Bound Book Tours

Calista and Elliot are twins, they are eldest in Sunshine Shelter. They help to run this place with Miranda, those children who to live here during the war. 

The first chapter is very confusing, I think its a prologue but I can't be too sure as the setting doesn't really make sense, it seems like they are telling the backdrop of the story but even then I don't really know why she is in prison. The story is incomplete. I did like the pace of the story I thought it was in between, not too fast or slow. The book was a quick read with only a few chapters so it is leaving me on so much suspense to know what is going to happen next. I know Calista is the Blade Bearer but now what? Since she finds it difficult to harness the blade and its power, she does not have very good control and is consciously transported to some other place whereas in reality she is like a monster. A tool really for Lord Jonas to control the world.

I wanted to rate this more than 3, but I am not sure how I feel with the love interests. I mean like Mae and Ori but I feel like Mae is too emotional and Ori is immature yet they want to pursue relationships with the twins. I was hoping for more sparks and maturity. I am hoping they don't end with those two or with no one at all. Again, I don't really understand since at the start there is some "savior' who she loved once upon a time. At the moment it is too early tell but I am hoping it gets better, there are so many questions unanswered.  

Overall, a great quick read.

Lorraine Koh, who also goes by the pen name, Raine Koh lives in sunny Singapore. She has written Munchy Isn't Everything and Pop Rock Love and is currently working on a new novel. Her hobbies include chasing stars, photographing them and travelling to see them.

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P.S. The cover is absolutely amazing, I LOVE IT who ever designed it!

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