As She Ascends (Fallen Isles, #2) by Jodi Meadows

As She Ascends (Fallen Isles, #2)

Mira, the Hopebearer Mira Minkoba is on the run with her friends after a fiery escape from the Pit, where she’d been imprisoned for defending the dragons she loves. And she wants answers. Where have all the dragons been taken? Why are powerful noorestones being shipped to the mainland? And did the treaty she’s been defending her whole life truly sell out the Fallen Isles to their enemies?Mira, the DragonheartedAs her connection to the dragons...

Details As She Ascends (Fallen Isles, #2)

TitleAs She Ascends (Fallen Isles, #2)
Release DateSep 11th, 2018
PublisherKatherine Tegen Books
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Dragons

Reviews As She Ascends (Fallen Isles, #2)

  • Fables&Wren
    RTC! - - - I didn't even see this cover reveal! Look at how BEAUTIFUL it is! I am so ready for this book OMG!
  • Alexa
    4.5 stars! It’s admittedly a little jarring to go from the simpler pace of Before She Ignites into As She Ascends, and it took me a while to get used to the back-to-back-to-back events happening to Mira and the crew. But otherwise, it was really great to get to see them working towards doing what they needed to in order to right the wrongs uncovered in the first book. Mira’s own growth really starts to show in this one, and as someone I alrea...
  • Cesar
    3.5 stars"No one gets stronger all at once. It happens in pieces, and the hurts with the deepest roots take the longest to heal."As She Ascends is the second book in the Fallen Isles trilogy. A trilogy that is slowly beginning to get my interest in. I liked Before She Ignites and I liked As She Ascends. These two books offer us a world of politics, dragons, deceit, and strength. Inner strength, to be more specific. The story picks up when Mira an...
  • Anna Bright
    Aaaaand Jodi has done it again. An incredible, sweeping fantasy with dragons and romance (far-off places! daring sword fights! a prince in disguise [ok, maybe not that]!)-- but also with talk of faith, empathy, listening across differences of experience, and taking seriously the consequences of our actions toward the world we live in. Mira is my home girl, Aaru is my fave, THEIR HANDHOLDING IS STILL FIRE. READ READ READ.
  • Vicky Who Reads
    4.5 stars(I managed to make this review spoiler free for book 1, so you can still read this and learn about how amazing this series is without having to read Before She Ignites!)OH. MY. GOSH.Y'all are not ready for As She Ascends this Tuesday. I kid you not, this series has managed to get even better with book 2, and the entire concept of second book syndrome has been tossed out the window.All of the problems I had with book 1 were completely fix...
  • Christy
    PREORDER WHEN SHE REIGNS NOW1. Preorder from your indie bookstore or retail site- BONUS: Preorder a personalized & stamped copy from One More Page & receive an exclusive When She Reigns sticker from Hey Atlas Creative2. Forward your receipt to Jodi ----So you read Before She Ignites and immediately thought - MORE DRAGONS - right? Right. Well, Jodi Meadows DELIVERED in As She Ascends. There are dragons, dragons, and even more dragons. And, dang ...
  • Iris
    3.5 stars?On the one hand, this was far from amazing, but on the other hand I binged it in a day, so it must've had something going for it. Also the dragons were adorable. RTC.
  • Stefanie
    Mira the Dragonhearted is on the run with her friends following a fiery escape from the prison where she’d been condemned for speaking out against dragon trafficking.And she wants answers. Has the treaty she’s been defending her whole life truly sold out the Fallen Isles to their enemies? Did her own parents lie to her? Will she lose control of her power and hurt the ones she loves?The only way to find the truth is to go home again, to face t...
  • Jackie
    As always a truly wonderful book!
  • Lilly (Lair Of Books)
    ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest reviewREVIEW MAY ALSO BE VIEWED ON LAIR OF BOOKSPLOTThe sequel I’ve been anxiously awaiting is FINALLY here & it was everything I was hoping it would be! If Before She Ignites was the breaking down of Mira’s reality, then As She Ascends lives up to it’s name with Mira rising like the Dragon Queen she really is! In the previous book we meet our Protagonist as she come across the cold hard trut...
  • Lauren
    Review to come. Highlights:Lots more dragonsLots more travel and exploration. We get to know Mira’s island nations, while outrunning danger of courseMira’s squadMira fights through her anxiety, stands up for herself and her dragons and starts to get things done More about Mira’s magicMore about Aaru’s past Lots of questions answered and even more questions asked The sweetest, most gentlest romance with no love triangle
  • Christina
    Review:We start off immediately after the end of Before She Ignites. The gang has escaped from the Pit, Altan on their heals. Mira has discovered her new and explosive power, and the dragons are being taken away.Can I just say that I love how Jodi handles cliffhangers? If you don't know what I mean, I urge you to read her Orphan Queen duology. But this one was entirely different. While I absolutely needed to know what would happen next, I wasn't ...
  • Taylor
    As She Ascends is definitely a huge improvement upon Before She Ignites when it comes to the action and the pacing of the plot. I was thrilled to see that dragons were featured very prominently in this book, after not being featured all that much in Before She Ignites. I loved the chapters that were written from Aaru's point of view, but I felt like most of them were too short, and that they should have been expanded upon. It bothered me that the...
  • Alexandra
    SUCH an amazing sequel! Not suffering from SBS at all!
  • Alice
    4.5 - 5 starsWow, I have to hand it to Jodi Meadows (and her beta- and sensitivity readers!) for crafting the wonderful cultural setting that is the Fallen Isles. As She Ascends is an impressive installment in the Fallen Isles trilogy, with a striking self-awareness with how it addresses the way these characters realize how their own cultures and governments have been influencing their lives for better or worse. Characters - I have little to no c...
  • Anniek
    You know how sometimes you love a first installment and then the sequel just falls flat? This was quite the opposite! Where Before She Ignites introduced a detailed world and amazing characters, the plot really took off in As She Ascends. It was such a suspenseful read, with a lovely cast of characters, and lots of dragons! It's going to be a long wait until the final book in this trilogy...
  • Krysti
    Brimming with action, romance, and dragons, AS SHE ASCENDS is one of those rare book twos that are even better than the first book in their series!This book is so fast paced. Meadows throws readers right into the action from the very first chapter and keeps them on the edge of their seats up until the jaw dropping conclusion.The romance in this book sizzles, and readers will love getting to read through Aaru’s POV.Meadow’s tackles some big is...
  • Fer Bañuelos (myownlittlebookshelf)
    *4.5*ENGLISH (español más abajo):Utterly fantastical and a great follow-up to it’s impressive first book, As She Ascends is the second book in the Fallen Isles trilogy, a series that took me by surprise when I started it at the beginning of the year.Jodi Meadows has a way with words, and her writing fits with the story so well. Vivid descriptions of the great-constructed fantasy world, amazing development of the main characters and a prose li...
  • Duckytwit
    An equally amazing book as the first. Mira has escaped the Pit with her friends and begins to form a plan to free the dragons, the children of the gods, from those who would risk the foretold wrath of the gods. Mira grows in her unusual power over the noorestones as they search for the enemy’s dragon hold, but the enemy is not as they expected. And neither is Mira. An awesome & HOPE-FULL book! I can’t wait for the next, but final (😣) book!
  • Jenny
    This was a great sequel! So action packed! I love the dragons and this world, and Mira's really growing on me! Of course, still love Aaru
  • Amber
    3.5 starsI'm just so proud of Mira!
  • Erika
    Loved this one so much more than the first one.