Review: Amasai Rising

  • Title:
    • Amasai Rising: A Coming of Age Fantasy
  • Author:
    • Stevie Rae Causey
  • Release:
    • June 26, 20201
  • Format:
    • Audiobook
  • Narrator:
    • Brenda Scott Wlazlo
  • Series

Being an outcast among even your own people, being raised by somebody who isn’t your birth father, and being mixed race. These are not only aspects of this book, but aspects of my own life. I found a certain level of kinship with the character Amasai.

The story is mostly just world-building and foundation. It had me hooked until the end. It ends abruptly on a cliffhanger ending, which I truly despise.

I think this story would be suitable for younger readers, teenagers, and the like who have a budding interest in fantasy. The story is short and as I said previously, would allow them to dip their toe into the genre to see if it’s something they’d like. Many fantasy series can be overly long and seen as too much of a commitment for half-interested readers.

I can’t deny that I’m interested and I will likely be following this trilogy. Both for my love of fantasy and how relatable I find the protagonist. Additionally, there’s a prequel companion story which I’ll be acquiring and reviewing, sooner or later.

The narrator does an excellent job. I wish I had more to say, but I don’t have any complaints or additional thoughts on the performance.

NOTE: This copy was provided to me free of charge as a digital review copy. The opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone, I was not paid or requested to give this book a certain rating, suggestion, or approval.

1 comment

  1. I am so glad that it resonated with you! I’d love to offer you a code for the prequel. Just send me an email when you’re ready for it.
    -S

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