Rift Chronicling The Rise Of The Keepers, This Is The Stunning Prequel To Andrea Cremer S Internationally Bestselling Nightshade Trilogy Sixteen Year Old Ember Morrow Is Promised To A Group Called Conatus After One Of Their Healers Saves Her Mother S Life Once She Arrives, Ember Finds Joy In Wielding Swords, Learning Magic, And Fighting The Encroaching Darkness Loose In The World She Also Finds Herself Falling In Love With Her Mentor, The Dashing, Brooding, And Powerful Barrow Hess When The Knights Realize Eira, One Of Their Leaders, Is Dabbling In Dark Magic, Ember And Barrow Must Choose Whether To Follow Eira Into The Nether Realm Or To Pledge Their Lives To Destroying Her And Her KindWith Action, Adventure, Magic, And Tantalizing Sensuality, This Book Is As Fast Paced And Breathtaking As The Nightshade Novels

Andrea Robertson, is the author of the internationally bestselling Nightshade series She spent her childhood daydreaming and roaming the forests and lakeshores of Northern Wisconsin Andrea has always loved writing and has never stopped writing, but she only recently plunged into the deep end of the pool that is professional writing Before she wrote her first novel, Andrea was a history professor at Macalester College in St Paul, Minnesota In her books, she strives to bring together her two passions history and fantasy Andrea now lives in New York and writes full time.To contact Andrea, please visit, andreacremer.com

❰Reading❯ ➸ Rift Author Andrea Cremer – Ultimatetrout.info
  • Hardcover
  • 430 pages
  • Rift
  • Andrea Cremer
  • English
  • 08 August 2017
  • 9780399256134

10 thoughts on “Rift

  1. says:

    Okay, I finished that in a total time of like ZERO DAYS.Honestly, I don t know why I ever second guess my decisions to read any of Cremer s books Every time I end up reading them I m done in a day and I enjoy every second of it They re just so addicting And good Despite the not so perfect quality and the lack of realistic characters and unoriginal sometimes predictable view spoiler I predicted the Eira and Alistair thing Just check my updates hide spoiler

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    Before I ve heard good things about this And although I HAVE IN NO WAY FORGIVEN MISS CREMER I am willing to give this a shot If this however turns out anything like bloodrose in which she kills of one of the main and awesome charachters that really does signal the end of her in my world In this im hoping for a charachter exactly like Ren and where the heroin falls madly in love with him and they live happily ever after yeah yeah, probably not how it s going to go, but I can dream right I just want this to be good because if bloodrose never existed I loved the nightshade series After Honestly It wasn t bad but I don t know what all the hype is about because it s not that good either As I said before I have in no way forgiven Andrea for bloodrose and it was going to take a whole lot of impressing to do to win me round and this book did not do it It didn t have me grovelling to find out what happened at the end, it didn t make me fall in love with the charachters because I did not bond or feel anything for them Maybe I have trust issues now I mean I loved Ren from nightshade and look what that got me. A broken heart I don t think I will ever be an Andrea Cremer fan She lost me the moment I read bloodrose I don t know if I didn t like this because I don t like Cremer or maybe because I don t want to admit I like it because it s her book But all I know is I found this boring and a lacking a whole lot Im not going to say don t read this because I may be biased in the fact that I will always resent her for what she did to Ren in the nightshade series But I did not like this and I will never Ever EVER Read a book by her again I gave her a second chance to win me over and although that might have been near goddamned impossible I did try to have an open mind when reading this and this is my honest to god oppinion This book just did not do it for me Ember is OK But the story just wasn t captivating The charachters bland And the story too long Not worth the effort.

  3. says:

    Can t wait for this Just requested an ARC although I m probably not going to get it But I can still hope, right

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    Also on of you know how much I HATED the ending of the Nightshade series, Bloodrose So now you re wondering why the hell I m reading another one of Andrea s novels AND why I m even bothering with the prequel My answer I loved the world Andrea s created in Nightshade, and I was than interested to see how it all began in this prequel In the end, the Nightshade series is still better, but this was a very enjoyable and unputdownable read.What I really like about RIFT was the main character Ember Thank God she wasn t some whiny snobby bitch like Calla from Nightshade Ember s brave, intelligent, and just downright awesome She s a perfect example of a fierce heroine And it s not just Ember What makes me love Andrea s novels is that she always makes me feel for each and everyone of her characters I laugh with them, I cry with them, I kinda want to slap some of them Even the minor characters all triggered an emotional response from me And can I just say how much I love Kael He s just Ember s friend but he is by far my favourite he s funny and charming Anyway, Barrow the love interest reminded me so much of Dimitri from VA Which isn t really a negative thing, just something that I noticed So if you fell in love with Dimitri well, who hasn t , then I think you ll swoon over this knight.At the start of the book, I thought there would be a love triangle BUT It s pretty obvious from the start who Ember likes The other one was just there And I kinda understand why he did what he did at the end I won t say no spoilers Though I still freaking hate him Anyway, another one of Andrea s strongest points are her kissing lovey scenes She just knows how to write a good hot sexy scene And I can t wait for RISE, just saying.What brought down this to a four star rating was probably the language and writing That s not to say the writing wasn t gorgeous it is but I just found it too formal and people like me just get bored easily and lose interest The way she described the setting was just so long and boring But I did appreciate her world building and fighting scenes I wish authors would do prequel series I loved this prequel to Nightshade series and also the The Infernal Devices by Cassie Clare It just makes the story far special in my opinion Though I do think that even if you haven t read the Nightshade series, you can and will be able to understand this Overall, RIFT is a highly creative sequel with bad ass characters that I m sure you ll fall in love with just as much as Nightshade.

  5. says:

    August 7 2012 RIFT Nightshade Prequel 1 January 8 2013 RISE Nightshade Prequel 2 Wow This was so much better than Bloodrose

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    Loved this book I was sort of expecting werewolves to come into play They didn t but this is exceptional regardless Loved Barrow He s pretty darn dreamy Love the weapons Can t wait to move on to the next book Warning, you re going to need the next one so you might as well just get it now.

  7. says:

    Strong protagonist, action, and romance combine for solid read, 3.5 stars In Rift, the prequel to Andrea Cremer s Nightshade series, readers get a glimpse into the origins of the Keepers and the Witches War of the 15th century The daughter of a noble, Ember Morrow must leave her family after her 16th birthday to serve the mysterious order of Conatus Though most fear the knights, Ember readily embraces the life of battle and purpose the order provides Once training begins, she finds not only her skills tested, but also her wit and her heart Dark powers soon start to infiltrate the group, and Ember must decide where and with whom her allegiances lie.Though I had a rocky relationship with Cremer s other Nightshade books, I really enjoyed Rift once I got past some slow parts in the beginning Ember was an able and spirited protagonist with a strong sense of self Though a bit reckless at times, she doesn t complain or expect others to rescue her Action scenes were well described and plentiful, and the author s prose painted beautiful images of the Scottish highlands cloaked in gray fog The slow building romance was another highlight with its swoon worthy love interest who was both strong and masculine but also considerate and effusive Even though it s a prequel, Rift can also be read on its own as the satisfying start to a new series, and the story ends in a place where a reader can look forward to the next installment without being left on a terrible cliffhanger.As mentioned, Rift was slow to start, however, and I felt bogged down during the first 100 pages by some character interactions and historical information that wasn t always clearly explained Ember became too adept as a knight too quickly to be believable, and the romance blossomed from little sparks to full devotion in too short of a time near the end to feel truly natural The story line about the split within Conatus also wasn t nearly as engaging as hoped, and I found myself rushing through those sections to get back to Ember s story Overall, the story just felt a bit light on content where there could have been development.While I might have found a few stumbling points, Rift is the best thing I ve read by Andrea Cremer, and I m already looking forward to the sequel Rise In it, I hope Cremer develops the swoony romance even and provides greater tension to the emerging story about the split that leads to the Witches War.Note This review refers to an advance review copy.

  8. says:

    I ve followed Andrea Cremer s Nightshade Series from the beginning, so when I first hear about Rift the prequel to Nightshade, I knew I wanted to read it I adore everything about Andrea s work, her style of writing, her unique storyline s and I love that she s not afraid to take risks with her stories too And if I had to sum Rift up into one word, it would be FANTASTIC Ember Morrows is a sixteen year old girl who is suffocated by her father s rules to be married off at a young age So when she s called to fulfil a family obligation to join the Conatus Guard, she is than thrilled to be away from her father s strict rules Once there, Ember is trained as a guard to help fight the evil in the world, but when one of her leaders starts dabbling in dark magic Ember must choose which side she s on.While diving into Rift I have to admit, I knew it would be good but I didn t know what to expect With story pre dating Nightshade, it s based in the early fifteenth century so it did take a few chapters to get into this new world and the style of writing, but once I got past them first few chapters it became a great read I really enjoyed that this was a historical paranormal read but there are only a hint of paranormal through out the book, mainly because to start with, the story focuses on Ember s journey and her discovery of this new world It was quite slow paced but that didn t stop me from enjoying it The real excitement comes near the end because we start it see the paranormal aspect in full force and with the return of Bosque Mar well you can only imagine what he s been getting up too The characters of completely different to those who are in Nightshade and as much as I loved them characters, it was nice for Andrea to create a whole new set of characters that were just as unique and made them stand out on their own Ember is a strong, determined and a courageous young girl, she wants to throw herself into the firing line and help stop the evil of the world She isn t what her father wants her to be and her boyish qualities are frown upon by him But with the guard, she can be who she wants to be and take charge of her future Barrow I love him He s the strong silence type, broody and always tries to do right, he helps Ember become the guard she needs to be He fights his attraction for her for many reasons, but love over rules all, and he s soon falling for her I loved that he was willing to protect Ember from the start, even though she is capable of looking after herself, he still wants to be there for her Their relationship isn t a key role in this book, it s not until the end that we see it so I m hoping with Rise book two, we will see of it The secondary characters were also great There are many laughs with them which brings the humour into the story Some of them like Sorcha and Lucasz quick became my favourites Andrea Cremer has done a fantastic job creating a whole new setting for Rift and not only that but writing this book really shows the talent s she has as an author Rift is not a book without detail and Andrea really captures the setting well I can t wait to see what she with next A big thank you to Atom for giving me the opportunity to review this book.

  9. says:

    Rift is book 1 in the Nightshade Prequel , by Andrea Cremer who I truly liked in Nightshade series book 1.A sword swinging and punching kick ass gal main character is a huge win in my appreciation of Andrea Cremer Oh, if only authors would do this I loved Ember, who at birth was saved by a healer from Conatus, and subsequently was forced at the age of 16 to enter service to Conatus She thwarted convention by doing this in face of her father s interest in how he could gain through an arranged marriage A feminist before the times These historic and current conventions are so irritating to me in gender inequality Sorry, getting off soapbox I don t blame the author..Other characters who were interesting are Barrow, Alistair, members of the Guard, The Circle, Keepers and Searchers The world and character building was marvelous in this convoluted story of a spirited gal Fans of historical fantasy, romance should definitely enjoy this prequel.

  10. says:

    He drew a shuddering breath I thought myself strong, but discover I am weak as the next man Perhaps weaker And if I wish to give what you ask, she whispered What then He bent down, brushing his lips over her forehead, the bridge of her nose After the horrifying ending of Andrea Cremer s Bloodrose, I have been a bit terrified to even read another one of her books Come release day of RIFT I didn t realize how excited I was for it I thought I d give her one chance since she is one of the few YA authors that have the power of blowing me away Well, guess what She blew me away again RIFT has got to be one of the best YA books of the year I sat reading this baby for a day and a half unable to put it down My butt was seriously glued to my bed She cupped the pendant in her hand It was rimmed with gold, its surface delicately carved to reveal a rose crossed by two swords Alistair leaned over her shoulders The Bloodrose it represents the love and sacrifice required of a true warrior RIFT is a prequel about the origin of the Keepers in Nightshade It takes place in 1404 A.D., which is one of my favorite times because it is the time of those yummy sexy hottie scotties RIFT is the story of Ember Morrow in training to become a guard with, the sexy and desirable, Barrow Hess mentoring her There is much evil and deception and betrayal in RIFT that makes you hold your breath Oh, and a whole set of wonderful characters you fall in love with I loved Ember She was strong willed and stubborn and eager to fight on the battle field She is a natural warrior and look forward seeing her grow as a character Ember pulled his face to hers, kissing him again before she said, Your strength gives me courage He smiled gently No, Ember, that is all your strength and none of mine She balked, but he kissed her, murmuring against her lips, And that is why I love you Barrow Hess Nuff said He reminds me of Dimitri from Richelle Mead s Vampire Academy in a way and I think that is one reason why I am so in love with him Barrow is loyal, strong, sexy hot, and my god I love him He doesn t quite turn into a love interest until almost the end and I really enjoyed Barrow and Ember s relationship just developing into something No rush But when it does turn into something Oh my god They have such sweet and tender moments that made me want to melt I just needed I look forward to seeing their relationship develop in the next book Breathing hard, Ember looked up into his face He wore that infuriating expression of being on the verge of laughter You re supposed to be teaching me, she said Not enjoying yourself I believe I can do both He smiled We have so many fun characters Kael, Alistair, Lukasz, and Sorcha who are apart of the guard and I have a place in my heart for all of them I would say that the evil that took place and who being responsible for bad stuff happening was predictable before it happened Love triangle We may have one in the next book We ll see And here is where I conclude my thoughts I adored RIFT and I am both excited and terrified for the next book, Rise And with Andrea Cremer s books you just can t help to be a little terrified, because you never know what she s going to do or who she s going to kill

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