Phoenica Rising

Keeper of Light

Young Adult - Fantasy - Epic
278 Pages
Reviewed on 07/14/2017
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Reviewed by Sefina Hawke for Readers' Favorite

Phoenica Rising (Keeper of Light) by Caroline Quigley is a young adult epic fantasy novel that would appeal most to an audience of young adult female readers who enjoy heroines that go on adventures in a magical world. Phoenica moves to West Ireland where she meets her psychic grandmother; that first meeting sets young Phoenica on the path to discover the mystical world of Juna. This discovery leads to Phoenica gathering friends and allies to join her in the fight against those that have enslaved the people of Juna. Does Phoenica have what it takes to save the people of Juna and embrace who she was always meant to be?

I was first drawn to Phoenica Rising (Keeper of Light) by Caroline Quigley because of the vibrant cover that shows a strong woman ready and willing to rise and become a heroine. I really liked how the book began during Phoenica’s childhood as it allowed me to watch as she developed from a child, who was practically mentored by Mother Nature, to the person willing to fight for the people of Juna. Phoenica was more than the typical heroine as she was not a bloodthirsty warrior, but a compassionate girl, not willing to look the other way as people were enslaved by the Graydens. The Graydens made for the perfect villains of the novel as they were developed enough to be antagonists that were easy enough to dislike, yet the author did not develop them enough to take the focus off Phoenica. Overall, I was beyond impressed with Phoenica and I really wish I could have read this book when I was in middle school as it would have been one of my all-time favorites!