Saturday, February 13, 2016

Review: Waging War by April White

Waging War
Author: April White
Release Date: January 26, 2016
Publisher: Self-Published
ISBN:  0765328089
ISBN13: 9780765328083
Genre: Time Travel Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Author
War is being waged against the Descendants and Saira Elian is desperate to stop the Mongers’ savage bid for power…

Saira’s search for kidnapped mixed-bloods draws her into the Mongers’ stronghold, revealing the horrible truth behind the irresistible Monger ring and the vile plan to cleanse Family bloodlines … permanently.

To prevent a brutal massacre, Saira and Ringo travel back to Bletchley Park during World War II where they team up with Archer from the past to crack a Nazi code and expose a Monger traitor intent on changing the course of history. They team with a female commando from the French resistance to hunt down an elite unit of Monger soldiers - Hitler’s Werewolves - before the terror squad can strike a fatal blow at the heart of the Allied war effort.

Their desperate manhunt drags Saira, Archer, and Ringo into the London underground on the eve of a Nazi bombing raid where they come face-to-face with the Monger assassin on a suicide mission to split Time. With the lives of all mixed-bloods in peril, Saira must make a sacrifice that even Time and love may never forgive.

April White brings history to life with another fantastic addition to The Immortal Descendants series.

I love reading about Saira's adventures into the past. Time isn't always easy, but Saira is always willing to dive into danger to save those she cares about and stop those that are out to hurt her and her friends. There are some HUGE advancements for Saira and Archer in WAGING WAR. I was particularly shocked with a few of them because Saira has always seemed to hold back a bit, but it all felt so right that the shock was a very happy and delighted shock.

The world building is always fantastically done in The Immortal Descendants series. I can picture every place the characters visit and I always feel like I am right there with them. Not only are the characters well developed, but they always have a tremendous amount of personal growth with each book. I am heavily invested in each one of them and I hate when bad things happen to them and delighted when good things come around. 

The ending just about killed me. I can't believe with all the things that happened in WAGING WAR to advance the storyline and Saira and Archer's relationship that it would end in the way it did. I am DYING to read the next book and am so sad that it isn't ready for me to devour yet. I will be impatiently waiting until it is.

I gave 5/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the author in exchange for an honest review.