Below (North #1)
by Alexandria Warwick
Publisher: Wolf Publishing
Release Date: February 4th 2020
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
From the author of The Demon Race comes a YA dark fantasy series inspired by Inuit mythology.
In the heart of the frigid North, there lives a demon known as the Face Stealer. Eyes, nose, mouth—nothing and no one is safe. Once he returns to his lair, or wherever it is he dwells, no one ever sees those faces again.
When tragedy strikes, Apaay embarks on a perilous journey to find her sister’s face—yet becomes trapped in a labyrinth ruled by a sinister girl named Yuki. The girl offers Apaay a deal: find her sister’s face hidden within the labyrinth, and she will be set free. But the labyrinth, and those who inhabit it, is not as it seems. Especially Numiak: darkly beautiful, powerful, whose motives are not yet clear.
With time slipping, Apaay is determined to escape the deadly labyrinth with her sister’s face in hand. But in Yuki’s harsh world, Apaay will need all her strength to survive.
Yuki only plays the games she wins.
Alexandria Warwick is the #1 fan of Avatar: The Last Airbender. She is the author of The Demon Race and the upcoming North series.
(I received an eARC from Fantastic Flying book club for a voluntary and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)
“You love so fiercely. With your whole heart. That’s where your strength comes from..”
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Rating: 4/5 stars
(DISCLAIMER: All thoughts and opinions are my own.)
This book was one of my anticipated reads (look at that amazing cover) and it has been on my tbr ever since I saw it on someone’s post (I can’t remember who though) and I was so happy to be accepted for the blog tour.
This book was kinda like if you mashed the sisterhood in Frozen with the Last airbender’s water tribe, and I loved both those shows, so this book was easily in my good graces from start until the end. It also gave me vibes of Beyond the black door by A. M. Strickland plus the Hunger games.
It is addictive and fast paced, filled with action and unpredictable twists and turns, it was a wild roller coaster ride and I enjoyed every minute of it. You guys know I love romance-centric books, and although this book didn’t have romance, I still really enjoyed it! I loved the message and the sisterly love, newfound friends and overall, really enjoyed the story and related to Apaay, who defies all odds to make sure she finds her sister’s face.
Have you read this book? What are your thoughts and opinions? Leave a comment down below! 🙂