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I absolutely love historical fiction and read a lot of it; I love to learn history this way.  I also enjoy reading science fiction, fantasy, horror, thriller and non-fiction science.

Sunborn Rising: Beneath the Fall

Sunborn Rising: Beneath the Fall - Aaron Safronoff

The world of Cerulean seems ideal, a world of forests floating on an ocean around a star;  a variety tree top creatures,called Arboreals live among the woven together tree tops.  However, their light has been slowly diminishing and the threat of the Creepervine from below has been slowly making its way to the treetops.  Barra Swiftspur, a young Listlespur has found her father's diary that documents the Creepervine.  After her father's death from the Creepervine Barra and her friends Plicks and Tory want to save their world from the Creepervine, but it will be dangerous and they will have to travel to what seems like a whole other beneath the treetops, beneath the Fall.

Sunborn Rising is an absolutely grand adventure in a wonderful world.  Meant for middle-grade audiences, I was still absolutely fascinated by the world of Cerulean, the characters and their quest.  The world building was magnificent.  At first I thought I would have some trouble picturing this world of trees on an ocean, but I loved all of the descriptions of the woven together tree tops, the dwellings that were created, the unique animals that were often combinations of two animals that we know (my favorite is definitely the Kolalabat) and each of the environments.  The vibrant, detailed pictures helped with this and added an extra element to the world of Cerulean.  Barra, Tory and Plicks were awesome characters.  They each have different personalities, strengths and weaknesses but manage to work together and use their strengths to navigate beneath the fall.  Overall, this is an exciting middle-grade adventure that has enough excitement for everyone.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.