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A Review of WARRIOR by Ellen Oh

Posted by on December 23, 2013
Warrior 
WARRIOR
Ellen Oh
327 pages
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: December 31st, 2013
Source: ARC from Publisher
Rating: LOVED

First an outcast, now a hero.

But her fight rages on.

Kira, the yellow-eyed demon slayer who fiercely protected her kingdom—and the crown prince—has been proclaimed the Dragon Musado of the prophecy. Which defeated the evil shaman.

But it wasn’t enough.

Hansong is in chaos. The Demon Lord’s minions have infiltrated the city, treason is brewing among the military ranks, and Kira is buried by the overwhelming loss of her parents. She’s also plagued by the annoying feelings that blossom whenever she’s around Jaewon. But she is determined that nothing will stop her from finding the second treasure needed to fulfill the Dragon King’s prophecy. Not even the army of half-breed demons hot on their trail. If only she could learn to trust others…

Her father always said one person can change the world. Will it be Kira?

Hansong is not safe. The Demon Lord’s army is getting stronger with every wasted minute, and turmoil is rising up in the city. Dislike and gratitude towards Keira from the people are growing, and with two more treasures of the Dragon King’s prophecy still hidden, Keira, Prince Taejo, and the others set out for the jeweled dagger. Filled with dragons, demons, and a surprisingly adorable goblin, WARRIOR is a novel that is sure to leave you breathless and surprised.

Once again Ellen Oh managed to keep me at the edge of my seat with an epic plot filled with action, sacrifices, and surprises. Big surprises. I will start off by saying there was not a single thing wrong with WARRIOR, except that I would like to see a bit more of a particular character that may or may not be coming back.

But what I loved most about WARRIOR was getting to see more of Jaewon, apart from a rather cute Gom – who I can’t say anything else about – Jaewon is my favorite. Funny, loyal, and with a troubled past, he’s just amazing.

I seldom talk about the romance in books, but in this book I loved how Kira’s feelings are all over the place. Kira’s loyalty to the prince was really deep, and occasionally, I found it a little too exaggerated.

Although there isn’t as much fighting in this one, WARRIOR was still as amazing as the first. All in all, WARRIOR is one whirl-wind of a ride that you don’t want to miss out on. It’s a sequel as must-read-worthy as it’s predecessor. I recommend WARRIOR and PROPHECY to fans of fantasy set infused with cultures of our world.

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