Lissa's Review: Tempering Earth (Gathering Water #2) by Regan Claire
Kindle Unlimited Copy
Released: November 25, 2015
Genre: Fantasy, Coming of Age
Length: 182 Pages
After discovering her true identity and coming to terms with an unimaginable heritage, Della Doe Deare finally thinks she has things figured out. She is learning the ropes of both her human, and non-human responsibilities; ones which will soon include leading an army, and may one day mean ruling a people. As the sole person able to control all five elements, she will have the power to protect everyone that she loves–and destroy anything that threatens them. But first, she has to survive the Elfennol training. When an enemy with a reputation for torture sets his murderous sights on Della, she must submerge herself further into the Elfennol world, explore the other half of her inheritance, and move toward a destiny too large for mortal shoulders. But not everything is as it appears; not all Clades are her enemies and the Elfennol aren’t as pure as they let on. When Della finds friendship – and protection – in the form of a troubled boy born on the wrong side of an endless war, she discovers that this new world operates only in shades of gray and the only difference between good and evil is which side you’re fighting for.
Review - 4 (3.5) Boundless Stars
Tempering Earth begins with Della getting a chance to talk to her actual father. Which is a huge change for her, she thought she had no family and now she has pretty much everyone she needs. She's still learning her fighting and shielding. Learning to control these new powers, that not to long ago, she didn't realize she had.
Now, I was a little bored in the middle of the book. I felt that it was a tad slow, I wanted more of Dove and Cash. But I knew, that the journey she was on, was an important one.
I really hoped for more Dove and Della. I loved them together and I'm hoping the third in the series will push them back together. I did enjoy this book, the author really did well with the second. But I didn't love it as much as the first. Maybe if it had been a little longer.
There's a lesson in this book, we do anything for our family. Even if it may not be the best option. I'm looking forward to the third, I want to know what happens!