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Fourth Wing Book Review

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“Fourth Wing” by Rebecca Yarros

“A dragon without its rider is a tragedy. A rider without their dragon is dead.”

Violet Sorrengail was supposed to live a safe, quiet life in the Scribe Quadrant, surrounded by books and history. When she’s forced to join the Riders Quadrant by her mother, the commanding general, her whole life flips upside down.

In the Riders Quadrant, cadets learn how to gain physical and mental strength, and how to bond and ride a dragon to protect the borders of their home country, Navarre. Violet’s challenges only increase when others have plans and desire to kill her, including Xaden Riorson, the wingleader of the fourth wing, whose tragic past was caused by Violet’s mother’s actions. As time passes, Violet learns that no matter her friend or enemy, people are not what they seem and her life revolves around secrets.

Fourth Wing gained its popularity through a side of TikTok called BookTok. This part of TikTok is home to book lovers and allows this community to post and talk about any books they’ve read, as well as, recommend their favorite books to others on the platform. Fourth Wing appealed to many on BookTok, bringing about its rise in popularity.

Anyone looking for an action-packed adventure, coupled with a slow burn, enemies-to-lovers romance, this is the book for you. “Fourth Wing” is filled with suspense while also creating emotional and moving storylines that allow you to connect with the characters in a more meaningful way.

In my opinion, Fourth Wing goes beyond five stars. The world-building, plot twists, and unexpected romance are unlike anything I’ve read before. I recommend this to fantasy book lovers or anyone who just wants a good, exciting read.

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Riley Bergeron, Staff Writer
Riley Bergeron bio by J. Williams Riley Bergeron  Hobbies: Playing Volleyball, Reading, and going on walks.  Favorite TV series: Criminal Minds Favorite food: Sliders  Riley Bergeron was born in Greensboro, NC, with her family and then made her way to Brunswick County during her middle school years. Bergeron is a 17-year-old senior student-athlete who has participated in sports for most of her life, including eleven years of gymnastics, four years of travel, and school volleyball, and spent a handful of years playing soccer. Bergeron enjoys time on the beach, reading at her river spot during Sunset Beach, and playing volleyball.  “I’ve always been interested in criminal justice and the way the mind works since I was little, and I always dreamed of wanting to go into something related to that,” said Bergeron. Bergeron hopes to go to college to major in psychology and criminology. She believes that it is important to learn and understand the way people are and all the “whys” behind their actions in order to help them and understand them as a person. Bergeron says her obsession with this came from her younger years watching dozens of crime shows.   “I enjoy reading and writing, so I feel that journalism will not only help me with my reading and writing skills but will help me become more active in the school community in a more fun way than other classes would,” said Bergeron. Since Bergeron is in her senior year of high school, she's trying to soak it all in every way possible. She decided to take a chance with journalism this semester, so she can take advantage of more opportunities like reaching out to more people, stepping outside of her comfort zone, and learning more things in a fun, exciting way. “I feel like being a senior this year is very important to me because it is my last year in the same place with everyone before we all move away because its the end of an era for all of us,” said Bergeron.
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