Hey y'all! I am stoked to be hosting a spot on the RISE blog tour by Jennifer Anne Davis! I freaking LOVED this book!!! I have Jennifer's 5 favorite scenes from the book to share with you today. Check it out & make sure to enter the giveaway!
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Author: Jennifer Anne Davis
Pub. Date: May 17, 2016
Formats: Paperback, & eBook
The people of Nelebek live in fear of persecution from the evil Morlet, who reigns with a dark and destructive magic. The kingdom’s only hope lies with the Order of the Krigers—twelve warriors with mysterious powers linked to magical weapons.
For over a century, Morlet has been annihilating the Order, picking them off one by one. Eleven Krigers have been hunted down, tortured, and imprisoned in his dungeon. Now, only one remains.
Sixteen-year-old Kaia survives by keeping her head down and minding her own business. But when she finds herself in the middle of a public execution where the mysterious Morlet is in attendance, an odd compulsion she can’t resist comes over her.
Kaia looks into Morlet’s eyes.
Soon, an ancient power awakens and Kaia can no more blend into the scenery. Will she heed the call of the Krigers or will Morlet’s dark magic destroy the last of the Order?
Now on to Jen's favorite scenes!
Top 5 favorite scenes and why.
Hands down, my favorite scene is when Anders and Kaia enter the brothel. I absolutely adore Kaia’s reaction to the turn of events. I also think the banter between them is hilarious. In addition, I love this scene because they have to act one way while they feel another way. I love the duality between these two characters’ thoughts and actions.
Another favorite of mine is where Kaia is communicating with Morlet through a dream state and she’s starting to realize there is more to the king than she thought. I love seeing Morlet struggle with the dark magic inside of him. When small glimpses of his true personality come through, those are the most touching scenes for me.
Oh, I almost forgot the cave scene! I love this one!! When Kaia keeps asking Anders questions and he doesn’t want to answer, he darts her with his sleeping potion to shut her up. I love seeing Anders’s frustration with Kaia—it makes him more real to me. Plus, him darting her is just classic Anders. Love love love.
I also really like the scene where Anders and Kaia are sparring after she has her bo staff. I love how she accidentally unleashes the power and blows up a rock without meaning to. It’s sweet to see the two of them working together especially since the connection between them is there, but neither will act on it.
Last favorite scene … it has to be the ending. In case you haven’t read it, I don’t want to give anything away. But the end when Anders does something to Kaia to try and get them out of that mess, it is so unexpected and it reveals so much about Anders and his feelings for Kaia. Not to mention Morlet and his reaction. I don’t want to say more and ruin it, but I love how this final scene comes together. Originally, that didn’t happen. Upon revisions when I was reworking it, that part came to me and nailed everything together.
Jennifer Anne Davis is the award-winning author of the bestselling TRUE REIGN series. After graduating from the University of San Diego with a degree in English and a teaching credential, she married her high school sweetheart. Jennifer is currently a full-time writer and mother of three highly energetic children. Her days are spent living in imaginary worlds and fueling her own kids’ creativity.
• Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of RISE by Jennifer Anne Davis (INT)