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Frostblood by Elly Blake

I’ve been reading a lot of fantasies lately! This week, I’m once again over at Tynga’s Reviews with Frostblood.

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Posted by on September 28, 2017 in Fantasy, Young Adult/Teen

 

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Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

 

Reviewing Truthwitch by Susan Dennard over at Tynga’s Reviews today! Take a look!21414439

 
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Posted by on September 21, 2017 in Fantasy, Young Adult/Teen

 

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The Black Key by Amy Ewing

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The final book in the Lone City trilogy, Violet Lasting and the Black Key rebellion are finally ready to take the battle to the Jewel and allow all sections of society to be free from their social hierarchy. Having found out that the Duchess of the Lake has taken her younger sister, Hazel, in her place and that there are plans by the Electress to murder the Duchess’s surrogate, Violet masquerades as a lady-in-waiting for Garnet’s wife Coral and sneaks into the House of the Lake to watch out for Hazel. As the date of the planned rebellion nears, Violet also discovers that to win, there must also be sacrifice…

This last book did feel very rushed to me, which other reviewers have noted. I didn’t think the pace could speed up any more, but I was definitely wrong. Rather like Violet herself rushing into her hastily concocted plot to be a lady-in-waiting, the book flings itself headlong into an explosive conclusion. There is a lot less character development and descriptive detail and more action, possibly lending to this effect. Since Violet leaves her fellow White Rose conspirators to educate the other girls as Paladins and prepare for the Auction day melee, her boyfriend Ash too disappears from most of the story, leading his own agenda to free and empower the male companions. In the end, we also don’t get much of a sense of full resolution after things are over. I had a lot of questions: how does life go on now? How Ash/Violet last? What about Violet’s poor mother?! One of the best parts about the book was seeing a few characters get redeemed or explored further like Coral and Carnelian. Still, mostly satisfying for readers invested in the series, but could have used a more subtle development and execution.

 
 

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Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

I’m reviewing Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton over at Tynga’s Reviews today. Click the picture or here to read!

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The Midnight Star by Marie Lu (The Young Elites, 3)

This week I’m blogging at Tynga’s Reviews about the finale to The Young Elites series! Click on the picture to follow or click here!

You can check out my other reviews for The Young Elites and The Rose Society too!

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Posted by on February 16, 2017 in Fantasy, Young Adult/Teen

 

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