Title: The Rising Trilogy Complete Boxed Set
Author: Amy Miles
Release date: May 9th, 2015
Genre: Fantasy, Dystopian, Romance, Sci-Fi
Illyria has never known a life without the Rebellion.
Nothing else matters…until she ventures out into unknown territory and is faced with an enemy that proves even more fierce and determined than she ever thought.
Bastien is infuriating, dangerous and annoyingly gorgeous. Eamon is familiar, comforting and turning into a man before her eyes. Both want her heart…but she is torn between duty and desire. When her choice affects all of mankind, how can she allow herself to be selfish?
There is a power within her that can change everyone’s fate…but she underestimated the most potent force on Earth—love. Illyria must discover if she has the strength to sacrifice her heart to save mankind
The rising is over, but the war continues to rage. King Aloysius knows Illyria exists and will stop at nothing to possess her. Jealousy drives a wedge between Illyria and Eamon. When Bastien reveals himself as her guide into enemy territory, an ambush lands them in captivity. Illyria is faced with the truth that she is not ready to face her destiny…or let Bastien go again.
Even though memories may be altered, a heart can never forget its true love.
Peace has come to Calisted under Illyria’s new reign as Queen. Volunteers return to Earth to help its people begin to rebuild. With her new husband at her side, Illyria has many things to celebrate and yet she worries that this time of peace is only fleeting.
Dreams of a man with piercing sapphire blue eyes haunt Illyria nightly and she can’t shake the feeling that she knows this stranger, or worse…that he knows her too.
When an attack on the palace leaves her imprisoned on a distant planet, Illyria must discover a strength within herself to survive, but she’s not fighting just for herself any more. This time mercy is not an option. All Illyria cares about is vengeance.
Defiance Rising has amazing characters, an awesome love triangle (I’m totally Team Bastian!), drama and a ton of action! This book was not predictable at all and since the way it was writing was wonderful. I loved that the end had a bit of closure, not a cliffhanger, but that you still had the excitement to know what was going to happen in the next book. Also, because of all the action and plain awesomeness, I think this could even be a great book for guys to read. Even though it has romance.
Okay so I will try not to put spoilers, as you all know I hate that! This book has so many twists and turns that I was on the edge of my seat constantly, never knowing what the heck was going to happen next! So some time has passed since book 1 and there is this thing with Bastian, Illyria thinking she knows her fate, some interesting information and such turmoil! There is just so much that goes on in this book that it’s pretty much impossible to put down!
It’s sad that the series is over with this book. I loved it very much and I’m not going to lie the end had me bawling like a baby. My husband and daughter were very concerned! That may just be the fact that I’m pregnant with #3 so the ending hit me very hard. And just to say, I do understand why she ended it the way she did…but it was SOOOO heartbreaking to read!!!
I loved that Illyria showed a more vulnerable side and had to become more dependent on others in this book and the fact that Amy Miles had SO much going on that I was on the edge of my seat, which I know I said about the last book, but that just goes to show how AMAZING Amy Miles is as an author! This series was super good and I look forward to reading a TON more of Amy’s work in the future! She is an author you don’t want to pass up!
About the Author
Amy Miles is the author of multiple published novels, including her bestselling young adult immortals books, The Arotas Series. Unwilling to be defined by any one genre, she has written paranormal romance, science fiction/fantasy, post-apocalyptic, romance, inspirational, and plans to continue to explore new genres. She is the co-Founder of Red Coat PR, a firm helping indie authors build a marketing base for their career. Amy is also the co-Founder of Penned Con, an annual two day convention held in St. Louis MO bringing readers and authors together with industry professionals to learn, grow and give back. She and her husband are heavily involved in charity work through Action for Autism, a St. Louis based organization aiding families with autism and founded the Penned Con scholarship to benefit area families. She is an avid reader, urban homesteader, weekend golfer and Netflix binge addict who lives with her husband and son in South Carolina.