Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Review of Foretold by Raine Thomas

Centuries before she was born, Skye Tomaganuk was a subject of the most important prophecy in Estilorian history. As one of three half-human daughters born of the Corgloresti, Saraqael, she is part of the fulfillment of Knorbis’ Great Foretelling. What she doesn’t know is just what the Foretelling entails for her and her sisters. 

As Skye and her sisters continue their training and visit each of the Estilorian class homelands, they soon learn how much impact their human emotions have on their father’s kind. Skye is particularly interested in the effect of emotions on her Gloresti, Caleb. Although she wants their relationship to progress beyond just that of protector and assignment, he proves particularly resistant to the idea. 

She’ll soon have much more to worry about than a lack of romance, however. With the help of a traitor, Grolkinei infiltrates the Estilorian stronghold, imprisoning Skye’s mind and putting all Estilorians at risk. It leads them all toward the greatest battle of their kind, and puts Skye’s faith to the ultimate test.

OMG.... that's pretty much how I am starting this.  I loved this book, and it is my favorite of the three by far!!  I took my time reading this one, as I knew that I had to wait until Defy came out, and since I now have Defy to look forward to reading, I didn't have to wait any longer.  

This is Skye's story, and I love Skye!!  I love the other two sisters, but Skye has this innocence about her that never fades; she is the eternal optimist.  Kind of like me... She is paired with Caleb, who seems very hard on her throughout the series, but once you get to know him, it's just his nature.  I was first surprised by how he was treating Skye in the beginning, but she softens him in a way that is very much her way.  

I loved Caleb, as he kind of reminds me of my husband.  He's gruff, but a softie when it comes to Skye.  He is her rock, and seems to balance out the delicacy about her.  She seems like she can break at any moment, but she proves she is far from delicate when the time comes.

I love how in this story, you see the Esiltorians, who were separated, and only dealt with people in the same class, learned what it was to get to know each other.  One of my favorite parts of the book is how the sisters showed the Estilorians what teamwork was.  It was endearing, and a great and effective way to show it.  It forced people who didn't really know the others, to get to know them, and have a great time doing it.

The villian, Grolkinei, is fascinated by Skye, and has a hard time believing that one person can be so good and so pure.  Still, what he puts the sisters through for his own enjoyment, is heart wrenching and almost hard to read... almost, but not quite.  Plus, because of his fascination for her, seems to take a lot of what happens to them out on her.  Which again, is horrible because of who Skye is.  

What the three books had been preparing for is the battle against Grolkinei, and what a battle it is!!  From the beginning to the end, it was filled with action and suspense.  It surprised me what happens with Grolkinei, but I was very happy to read it when everything went down!  

Read it... Read it now!!!  You won't be disappointed!!! 


Marilyn Almodovar said...

I have to admit that I just started reading Central, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to read your review of Foretold. I can't wait to read this book!

Jess's Journal said...

OMG... this book was amazing!! As I said, I took my time reading it, as I was waiting for Raine's next book to come out. Once I started reading it the other night, I knew I had to finish it!!

It's pretty much what has been building in the last two books!!

Book Sake said...

I haven't read this series yet, but it sounds really good to me. I had to look up Estilorian to see if it was a real thing or not (I'm thinking not since every hit was in reference to the book series). Either way, sounds like a great series!
- Jessica @ Book Sake

Jess's Journal said...

You won't be disappointed! I read Becoming, the first book in about two days. I could not.stop.reading it! All three books are amazing, and I can't wait to start her next series!!

Carole said...

Since you like to read, I wondered if you might be interested in learning more about cryptic crosswords. If so, this is a link to a post I did recently on cryptic crossword clues that involve anagrams. Cryptic Crossword Clues - Anagrams

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