By: Rachel Cotterill
New lands, filled with new adventures and fresh new characters make the first installment of Rachel Cotterill’s Chronicles of Charanthe an exciting and captivating read. Rebellion introduces a new world, a new type of government and culture, and a brave young woman who is destined to change her destiny. Cotterill has painted a vibrant setting and landscape filled with delicious little nuances that add depth to this great story line. Rebellion, the first book of the Chronicles of Charanthe is full of action and mystery as two young would be assassins fight their way to grasp the future they would have for themselves. Escaping captivity, solving puzzles and capturing clues set the brazen Eleanor and her partner in crime Raf right in the middle of a clash between empires. If that isn’t enough to get you into this book, then Cotterill’s creative writing style and acute attention to detail will.
I have to say that I gobbled this book up in three short days. When it was finished, a wave a sadness overtook me followed by a rush to get my hands on the second installment of this series, Revolution. The action, emotion, tension and ever-unfolding storyline captured my attention and left me wondering what was going to happen next. Its not often a book grabs and holds onto me like this one did. This series could very well be the next Hunger Games or Divergent. It wouldn’t be a surprise if this book and subsequently this series takes off like wildfire and gains much acclaim. I cannot wait to see where this series takes us readers next and wish Rachel Cotterill much inspiration and success.