Failed Future by Elise Kova

GoodReads Summary:
When worlds collide, and things are rarely what they seem, there may be no one Vi can trust.
Having forsaken her crown for a chance to save her family, and the world, Vi Solaris washes up on the shores of Meru. She’s wounded and barely alive. But Vi’s fight for survival is only just beginning.
As a princess in a foreign land, everyone is after her.
The pirate queen Adela wants to sell her to the evil elfin’ra. The Twilight King wants to use her to settle an old score. And, perhaps most dangerous, is the scheming Lord of the Faithful who sees her as an opportunity to further consolidate his power.
The only path for Vi is forward. But she doesn’t yet know if she’s running toward salvation… or a brutal end to everything she loves.
Vi’s journey continues with even more betrayal, romance, magic, and a twist you never saw coming that leaves readers begging for the next book.
Failed Future (Air Awakens: Vortex Chronicles, #3)Review:
Elise Kova has done it again. I stayed up until almost three in the morning last night (this morning?) to finish Failed Future. I am going to die waiting for book four to come out in October.
At this point, Vi Solaris has been through the freaking ringer. Betrayed by those she thought loyal, injured on the Crescent Continent, being hunted down by pirates. She faces many challenges and manages to overcome most of them. She does the things that need to be done, even if those things may be a little bit unsavory. Vi deals with ups and downs in Failed Future, meeting new people and doing whatever it takes to rescue her father and then save the world.
The Crescent Continent is something I’ve been dying to know more about since I read Air Awakens. We get to see the Twilight Forest, which was totally my favorite. I really hope we get to go back there. We see the pirate’s lair which was not my favorite and definitely worse for the wear after Vi was done there. Then we get to see Meru and the place that Taavin has spent his life.
Taavin…was a lot in this book. We learn about his past and the things he’s done in order to stay alive and well. Some not so great things. I am really torn with Taavin after this installment of the series. I loved him so much I the previous books but after some of the stunts he pulls, I’m not sure how to feel. Then he may or may not have redeemed himself in the final pages.
The final few chapters were confusing and I don’t totally understand what happened. But if I’m right about what I do understand then I’m pretty blown away. The little connections that Kova has been able to make between these books and the original series in this same world are beyond incredible. So many things in the Solaris family history, way in the past along with the events in the Air Awakens series, are brought to Vi’s attention. She learns things about her parents and her family history. The way that all of these things connect and bring the story together is just a testament to Kova’s writing talent. She really knows how to create a story that you want to be invested in.
Overall, no surprise here that I really enjoyed this third installment of a series I’m pretty obsessed with. I will forever recommend this series at any and every chance that I get, so stop reading this review and go read the first book in the first series.

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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