“Encender” Book Review/ Giveaway**

July 19, 2016 / 2 comments

“Encender” Book Review/ Giveaway**Encender by J. Kowallis
Series: Enertia Trials #2
Published by Self-Published on February 29th 2016
Genres: Dystopia, New Adult
Format: eARC
Source: ARC
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They say you feel cold when you die.
The people I’ve killed would beg to differ.

For twenty-something Ransley, the adopted daughter of famed street fighter Estevan Benitez, fighting is all she knows. One hidden detail separates her from the endless string of her pathetic opponents: she can craft and influence heat and fire.

When she’s pitted against the strongest fighters at the infamous Argolla, Ransley faces something she never expected:

A man like her.

Roydon can duplicate himself. When the two collide in the ring, a chain of deals turns Roydon over to Public Four and he’s taken away to undergo the disturbing process of the Nexis. What it is, or what it does, no one outside of The Public knows.

Driven by guilt and a desire to release the only person she’s ever met who’s like her, Ransley isn’t about to leave him for dead—not when he might hold the answers to her missing past. Now she must trust a pair of strangers: a former military man out to collapse the system, and a woman whose premonitions could tear them all apart.

Micah’s Thoughts:

WOW WOW WOW!!! OMG You know how you get nervous about the second installment of a book because you’re worried that it cannot live up to the first book? That was me. I really liked the first book and I was a little worried. However, I thought this one was BETTER.

In this book, we meet new characters and we leave some behind. Reggie and Nate still make an appearance, but we meet Ransley and Royden (and some others, but these are the main characters). Ransley is kind of like a child-fighter, but she is older. She’s been fighting for 15 years. She has an ability like Reggie (who can see into the future), but hers is controlling fire. Roydon is someone she meets in the ring one night while fighting and discovers that he also has an ability as well. We navigate Public Four in this novel and see this world and how it differs from Public One.

The landscape of the world is so intriguing that it was difficult to put down. It will suck you right in with the engaging storyline. The characters are so rich and diverse, I really felt their emotions. I had the same issue with this one that I did in the last one that even though they had differing ages, they all seemed to be the same age. And Nate acted semi-juvenile in this one. Putting that aside, I thought this story was so fresh and out of the box. It’s something I haven’t read yet.

Overall, I would give this one 5 stars. It was better written than the first, characters better developed, and the story was more engaging. AND I loved the first book, so that is really saying something about this book and the last one.

The Verdict:


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About J. Kowallis

J. Kowallis grew up in northern Utah, graduated from Weber State University’s creative writing program, and lives in Utah with her Mini Schnauzer, Etta. She enjoys dreaming about, flying to, and writing about distant lands (real or unreal).

2 Responses to ““Encender” Book Review/ Giveaway**”

  1. Giselle

    Thanks for hosting today! Glad you liked it, Micah! This sounds like a really well written and intriguing series! I like how well developed the whole world sounds!

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