A Court of Love and Hate

A Court of Thorns and Roses
By: Sarah J. Maas
 

“A court of Thorns and Roses ” is about a young girl named Feyre who is trying to keep her family alive in the middle of winter. It was fate that forced her meet Tamlin after she killed one of his people. For Tamlin is no mere mortal, he is known as a Fae. The Fae are magical creatures who are very powerful and terrifying. She must now come to live among his people, but the Fae are not the only danger she must look out for. Feyre learns of the curse that was put upon the people of the Fae, she will do everything she can to save Tamlin. Even if she must battle the evil queen herself. Feyre must now do a series of deadly trials that will not only kill her, but her soul as well. There is someone who she meets that might just be able to help her stay alive long enough to see tomorrow.

 I made my description of this book very vague because I want you to feel the same shock and heartache that I did. What is the point of reading a book if someone ruins it for you by telling you everything ;)!
 This book has made me both love it and hate it at the same time. In the beginning of the book I had to force myself through it. I thought it was boring, just another same old story i’ve heard over and over again. It was to the point I quit reading it actually. But once I picked it up again and made it to the middle of the book my world was turned upside down. It is filled with deadly challenges that have you biting all your nails. The story draws you in by knowing someone you love could die at any moment. You start to realize that you love all the characters and you don’t want any of them to die, except for the bad guys of course! Then once you make it to the final stomach sicking end that no one could predict. You realize that you were wrong and maybe there is good in the darkest soul and not all is as it seems. 
 I loved the journey this book took me on. I have read it over 5 times now and every time I do it feels like i’m reading it for the first time. I recommend this book if you are ready for this book to ruin every other book for you forever. Sarah J.Maas is a genius yet again.
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A Court of Heartache and Waiting!

A Court of Mist and Fury

By:Sarah J. Maas

Bear with me this is going to be a long one a lot of things to cover here!!

“A Court of Mist and Fury” is a sequel to “A Court of Thorns and Roses”. Things after the wrath and destruction that Amarantha brought upon the Courts and its people everything seems to be calming down. Except for Feyre who is still battling the demons within her self. Not to mention an over protective Tamlin. It looks as if things are about to go up in flames when out of nowhere Rhysand of the Night Court has shown up to make good on the bargain that was made. He came to claim her on what you would think to be the most important day of her life or the biggest mistake of her life. It turns out living with Rhys for a week was not as bad as one thought it would be. Once back in the loving arms of Tamlin things go horribly wrong and once again Feyre finds herself on the brink of self destructing. That is until Mor, Rhysand’s cousin, comes and saves her from her prison and brings her back to the Night Court. This is where Feyre finds that she has nowhere else to go until Rhys offers her a chance to join him and his inner circle. Once in the city of Velaris she comes to meet Rhys’ inner circle and tries to own her magic and fighting skills. She soon learns that maybe she too can learn to heal from the scares that have been marked on her soul, just as Rhys is trying too. There is trouble coming though bigger than the likes of two Amaranthas. The King of Hybern has his sights set on the cauldron and will stop at nothing to get it. The inner circle must now race against the King to find the cauldron and destroy it. They must deceive the High lord of the Summer Court, and try to bargain with the queens of the Mortal realm to get a book which can help them destroy the cauldron. Not to mention a bond of two lovers is struck and a Mating Bond is made. In the end, sacrifices are made and lives are hanging in the balancing. Someone gets felt in the hands of the enemy and all the other can do is watch and wait to see what happens next. 


Okay, so this book has got to be one of the best books I have ever read!! I have felt so much for the characters in this book. I feel like I connected with the characters. This book is so much more than just a book. It is filled with emotional struggle and heartache. I could not stop reading once I started. I found a few boring parts of the story to be in the beginning with Tamlin and while Feyre is growing accustomed to staying in Velaris and the visit to the mortal realm. Other then that it was a non stop drama fest that I could not get enough of it.

In this book I found it to be so much more than I expected Feyre had a huge breakthrough in the story. We got to hear more about Rhysand and get to know all about his past life and find out that he so much more than Amaranth’s lap dog. 😉 You’ll find out 😉 We meet new friends and learn about their lives and how everyone has come over some major trauma in their lives. We get to see a love blossom and find out that the gods had all this planned before Feyre even came to the Fae Realm. Tamlin is no longer mister nice guy and we get to see a darker side of him even though he thinks he is doing it out of love. Lucian gets to see a new side of Feyre one he does not like. 

At the end of the book the plot twist is so insane I thought I was going to die reading it. I just wanted to go into the book and help them I did not want things to happen the way they did even though it all seems to be part of Sarah J. Maas evil plan. More than one Mating Bond has been struck and now everything is crashing down around them and you are begging this book to give you just a few more pages before it is cut off.

Once again the famous Sarah J. Maas has left us with the biggest cliff hanger you could ever imagine. I’ve been counting down the months since October for the next book to come out!!!! This book is a must read.

I find that this book has made it almost impossible for me to read anything without holding it to this standard. 

Throne of a Badass Heroine

Throne of Glass



By Sarah J. Maas

By now i’m sure you’ve come to realize that I have an obsession with Sarah Maas. 😀

Note this book is a point of view book so be warned!!

“Throne of Glass” is about a girl named Celaena Sardothien, the most famous assassin in Ardalan or she was. She has been called upon by the prince of Ardalan and is finally being taken away from Endovier. The King is holding a competition to find his new champion. The king’s round table has been asked to select someone who they wish to be the King’s new champion, but first they must compete to the death. Celaena was brought out of the mines the skeleton of a girl, she had a lot of training to do before she could even think about competing. Chaol, Captain of the King’s guard and Prince Dorian’s best friend, was in charge of watching over Celaena and in charge of her training. Celaena was told to take on a different name so no one would know who she truly was and would see her out first. She was lucky enough to make a friend and none other than Princess Nehemia of Eyllwe. Celaena is also finds a secret passage and is visited by Elana the First Queen of Ardalan with a message. The prince began to grow accustomed to the famous assassin, Lady Kaltain took notice and grew jealous. Celaena began her challenges, as did the killings, and did exactly as Chaol said and stayed in the middle never at the back of the pack or the front, she was meant to be seen as a silly girl who offered no threat. Cain who come in first at every challenge who she grew to hate. Every night before a challenge there would be a killing and they were always found the next day each body the same ripped to pieces, organs and blood everywhere. Celaena began to investigate on her own about what was really going on in this castle. The time was growing short and it was down to just the last 4 competitors. Celaena was determined to win this after beating her first opponent she was to fight Cain. Not before Duke Perrington, Cain’s sponsor, had tricked kaltain into poisoning Celaena before her fight. She manages to beat cain after taking a massive beating, but he still tries to kill her, Chaol steps in in time to put his sword through Cain. Kaltain is thrown into the dungeons after being blamed by the Duke for poisoning Celaena. After Celaena signs the king’s contract he threatens her that if she steps out of line he will kill Chaol and the Princesses family.

Wow! That was so long. I did not think there was that much to cover in the book but wow. Now this book is one that I go back to again and again when I find nothing better to read. I find this book is not the best of the series but it lays the foundation for the rest of the series. It is a very detailed book and it’s a lot to get through, but it’s packed with tons of amazing plot twisting events on every page there is hardly a moment when I want to quit reading. Every page you read is holding something important about the characters or is leading to the plot of the book. If you were looking for a book that is nothing but story then this would be your book. This book is full of diverse characters in which you grow fond of them all and you watch them struggle and grow as a person, I love when characters are written to be like real life people it makes things so much better for us readers. I love Sarah J Maas and this is the book that got me hooked on her and this series.

If you are a person who does not like to read book series I still recommend you try this book out because the series is not a let down at all!!

Frozen Happiness?

Frozen Tides

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ISBN-13: 9781101623237
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:12/15/2015
Series: Falling Kingdoms Series , #4
Pages: 400
Author: Morgan Rhodes

Summary

Prologue- A flashback of King Gaius and his mother telling him the stories of the Kindred and how he is destined to find them and rule the world.

Amara is on her way to Krashian with the Water Kindred. Magnus, Cleo and Nic makes it to the Limeroian castle, where Magnus finds Kurtis, a rival of his since boyhood and Grand King’s Liege of Limeros, seated upon his throne. Kurtis refused to give up the throne until Magnus had him removed by guards and forced onto his knees before Magnus with a blade to his throat. Jonas’s wound had gotten much worse and he was in and out of unconscious for a period of time. Galyn had tried to help by putting healing mud on the wound. Nerissa left a message for Jonas with Gayln, stating that King Gaius is preparing a ship to leave very soon but does not know where to. Jonas and Lys then make a plan to go in disguise to the dock to try and kill the king. Lys is forced to wear a dress and Jonas gets a bad haircut and an eye patch.

In Paelsia, Lucia and Kyan were bonding over their hatred for watchers. Kyan told Lucia about Timotheus being the last immortal that can imprison him again and keep his fellow siblings locked away. Kyna shared with Lucia how to pray the truth out of people by using her an obedience spell to gather information about the stone wheels. The more they try to resist the more painful it is.

While in Auranos, Felix had made it into the castle and was waiting to be seen by the king when Lord Gareth ordered guards to put him in chains and take him to the dungeon. Felix did not understand why he was being thrown away on a whim. The Lord told him there is a warrant for his arrest due to high treason. Felix bargained with the lord telling him he possessed the Sky kindred and must give it to the king. The guards knock Felix out without another word. Felix awake in front of the king who wanted answer for his lengthy silence and for causing such explosions that killed many of his followers just to rescue rebels. Felix explains that he was just trying to earn their trust to learn their secrets, and that now he was totally loyal to the Corba clan and the king. He then offered him the Sky kindred to try and show his loyalty. The king told Felix he would pardon him of his crimes if he past a trial for him. Aeson, a fellow member of the cobra clan how now wanted the king dead, was brought in. The deal was whoever won got to walk while the other would be executed. Aeson was given a sword, but Felix was to use pure skill to prove his worth. Aeson had decided to abandon the fight and instead turn to take out the king. He killed the guards in his way and Felix took the sword from their lifeless body and plunged it into Aeson. The King had already planned that Aeson would make an attempt of his life and if Felix stopped him which he did he would pass the test. The king once again please with Felix told him about his important journey to Krashian and that Felix would be his bodyguard for the trip.

Meanwhile, Amara had arrived in Krashian and was greeted by Mikah, a place guard who was sold to her father by his family. The emperor acted as cold as ever toward her and asked about if his son would be returning soon but Amara lied and said maybe he would. The emperor called her over grabbed Amara by her face and questioned her about the king and what she had told him. She responded that everyone was very kind and they discussed nothing of importance. The emperor grew harsh and tightened his grip on her face and asked her why the king was on his way to his empire.The emperor loathed her existence, which she already knew he did, and told her that he wished the drowning would have worked.

Once in her room Amara found great happiness to find Neela, her grandmother, waiting for her. Amara told her grandmother that she was right Ashur did deceive her when given the chance. Her grandmother felt no remorse toward his death. She said his heart was too weak and it must have been done. Amara had to know the truth as to why she survived the ritual drowning. Her grandmother told her about how Amara’s mother had known about the drowning and went to a powerful apothecary. She asked for a potion of resurrection and used it on Amara, but she had to give her life in return. Amara did in fact die but was brought back.

Jonas had made it to Auranaos and was waiting at the dock for the king to show. Him and Lysandra had split up to try and find more information about where the king was headed. Jonas began to smell something horrible like rotting meat. He was trying not to pass out when Bruno, Gayln’s father, had spotted Jonas and informs him the king is already gone along with Nerissa and that the smell was his shoulder it was rotting away and he would die soon. He needed to find a heeler with good Earth magic. Lys told jonas they would only focus on finding a healer. Jonas tried to argue with her about it but she confessed her love for him and told him she could not lose him. Jonas agreed but they would look for one on the way to Limeros so they could kill the prince and rescue Cleo. Jonas and Lysandra still had no luck finding a healer and had reached Limeros. Lysandra knew someone was following them and when she captured the stalker it was a witch how wanted to help. She fully restore Jonas’ arm, and join the rebel group.

Cleo’s was taking archery lessons with Kurtis but they were less of her skill improving and more of Kurtis telling her everything he thought wrong about Magnus being on the throne. Cleo confided in Nic after she had a horrible dream about Theon and Magnus. She thought she was falling in love with the prince. Nic had told her that he was a monster and could never be trusted for he was the son of the King of Blood and had killed Theon. Magnus had followed them to the garden though and overheard their conversation and had confronted them when he seen Lucia approach.Lucia asked them as to where the wheel on the castle grounds was located but before Magnus could answer Cleo said they did not know where it was. Fearing that Cleo knew something that he did not he agreed with Cleo. Lucia had tried to play nice with Magnus to get the information of where the wheel was by fixing his broken arm, and insisting that she truly loved him even more than a brother. Cleo told him that she was just tricking him. Lucia then took to the other method, she used her power to draw the truth out painfully. Once at the wheel Kyan sensed no magic. Timotheus had already closed it.
Lucia then took to using her powers on Cleo about where the Water Kindred was. Nic tried to help but was blown back and rocked out. Cleo told her the truth that Amara had taken it.

Jonas was scoping out the castle while the girls were back at the inn. That was when Jonas spotted Magnus and was about to kill him when he promised Jonas an alliance if he did not kill him and that they all could sit down and chat. Once inside the castle Magnus had Jonas put in chains and sent to the throne room he brought Cleo in to discusses an alliance, who was more than happy to see Jonas. Jonas, Cleo, and Magnus agreed to a three way alliance so they would each get their own kingdoms back. Jonas, the girls, and Nic set out in the dead of night to find an exiled watcher in Paelsia for Cleo.

Lucia and Kyan had found four wheels by now but still none held any magic. Timotheus pulls Lucia into a dream and warns her about Kyan misleading her and that he can see visions of the future, but all she wants to do is kill him. Back in Krashian the king had arrived promising emperor that if he dared try to get near his kingdom his sorceress daughter would annihilate them all and that he possessed all four of the Kindred. Which Amara knew was a lie but held her tongue. The king proposed a deal that is they shared Krashian and Mytica, the king would share the Kindred and their power. While waiting for the emperor to respond Felix and Amara had been getting close and heated.

Felix had ran into Mikah and Taran, another member of Cobra gone rogue, while he was checking on the ship to make sure it was ready if they ever needed to make a quick getaway. Mikah confessed to being a rebel and convenience Felix to join them but first he had to get word to Magnus. Once Jonas and Nic had returned Magnus had sent them to the dungeon to question why his new allies had left without notice. Nic claimed they had been in search of a present for Cleo’s birthday. Once in the throne room Magnus had received the letter from Felix that told his father had offered Mytica and the Kindred to the emperor on a silver platter. Attached inside the envelope was a piece of forearm skin with the cobra clan tattoo marked on it. Magnus decided to send Jonas to meet Felix in Krashian to help. Nic had his own vengeance in mind as he said he would accompany him.

After much thought the emperor accepted the terms and the deal was final but he had only one more concern, his bloodline. Amara had sought out Felix even though he thought they should not continue their private meetings due to the marriage. But she took him to the main hall and ordered his arrest for being a rebel. She had no claim to this she was just starting to fall in love with Felix. Neela had always said love is weakness so she had to get rid of it. The king no longer had use for him so he did not care.

Once Jonas and Nic had arrived in Krashian they did not see Felix but instead were met by Mikah who informed them that Felix was in the dungeon and probably executed by now, but Jonas had hope. Jonas went to talk to Olivia who told him the truth. Timotheus had sent her to watch over Jonas for he had visions of him. Jonas had refused her and said he would take her help unless she agreed to not only watch him but his friends. She hated it but she agreed to his terms. Still Jonas did not forgive her. Felix had been tortured so bad his back from the whipping was nothing but raw meat, one of his eyes lay on the floor staring at him. The guard who love the scream of him had to step away for a minute. Just when he returned and Felix was begging for the end to be near. He felt the whole ground shake and the ceiling started to fall. The clash of metal was heard and when all seem quite and he thought he had been forgotten. Jonas was at the door carrying him out of the dungeon and into the light of life again. Felix had to ask many times if this was real and that he was sorry for what he did. Olivia was able to heal all the wounds and they did not even scare. Yet his eye would never return. Felix informed them about Amara, King Gaius, and fleet of guards had already set sail for Limeros and would be arriving soon. Jonas told Olivia to fly as fast as she could to deliver the news to Magnus.

Two worlds on the brink of destruction. One that is quickly fading and the other that will destroy itself.

Review

This book has made me very happy I got exactly what I have been asking for. I actually enjoyed reading this book. I could not wait to get to the next page, and I actually felt emotions while reading it. It is one thing to read a book and think it’s good you like it but for someone to feel things while reading the book I think that is what makes a book.

This book has a lot more deception than the books before it. The deaths in this book have so much more meaning. I did however see a hint of “Game of Thrones” come back just because I have watched and read it and there is a part in it that Morgan seems to have copied, or just randomly thought of it also, but she changed what happens at the end on the event.

While reading this book I grew so frustrated. I have never wanted to just reach into a book and smack someone so hard. I swear the whole time I was reading Lucia’s part about her and Kyan and all the horrible crap they did. I just wanted to shake her to death and ask her what in the heck is she thinking. He does not care for you he is using you, no better than the king did! LISTEN TO TIMOTHEUS, but nooooo she just has to be with him! I swear I have been so angry the whole time I read about her stupidity. I also just wanted Cleo and Magnus to just man up and say you love each other is that so hard. I mean Morgan you have been drawing this out for three books already you are killing us here. WE NEED THEM TO BE TOGETHER! Do not even get me started on Amara I think i hate her more than the king! Why can no one see through her bull crap. I mean I know that we get to read what she is thinking and everything but still why do guys always fall for trashy girls i just will never understand.

I also was so heart broken at one point. I cannot say much because I do not want to give it away, but I felt so sorry for this character. I just wanted to hug them and tell them it’s okay everything will be okay. I hate to admit it but I felt a little bit for Lucia. If I were her I can see how she looks at the world. If my family told me I was stolen from my original family just for my magic power and then use me. She thinks everywhere she goes everyone dies. The one person she gave her heart to betrayed her and used her just like everyone else. Now even Kyan uses her, so she just gives up she helps him and causes pain and death because that’s all she has ever felt. I understand her pain, hate, and her blindness to people who just want to use her. Felix poor, poor Felix. I liked Felix in the beginning to be honest. I loved his smart attitude, the way he was always there for Jonas. Until you know he messed up, but Jonas and Lysandra were talking about killing him.

I am now going to talk about a spoiler. I am going to type it in white font so if you want to read it simple highlight it with your cursor. If you have no clue how to do that you simply hold left click over the blank area and drag you mouse down you should see it highlight white letters with a black background

*I like many others were just dying for Cleo and Magnus to finally confess their love for each other. I took us three and 1/4 to get here. I do want to say I am extremely overjoyed that this happened. I loved that they confessed their love for each other and gave into their desire. Maybe it is just me, because I love Sarah J. Maas books, I was let down. I wanted there to be like some crazy stuff happen when they finally got together. Instead we get a broken Magnus who is all depressed and Cleo comforts him then they makeout. I wanted that overcontrolling, hot headed, sly smirking boy who is dipping with danger to confess his love for Cleo in some cool way. I just was very let down here!*
The ending of this book I can say I a little bit of a let down. Now I love the plot twist at the end and all the crazy stuff that happens with the king, Magnus, Cleo, Lucia, and Kyan. When it come to Nic and Jonas I seen it coming :/ I thought it would have been the best twist in the entire book if Morgan had not foreshadowed the ending earlier on. As soon as I read the paragraph in the beginning of the book I was just like yup great, now I know what’s going to happen. I just do not understand why she could not just have taken out the foreshadowing and explained everything later on. Instead I felt with a ended I had already knew was going to happen.

It makes me wonder if I like Morgan Rhodes that much. Out of this whole series so far I’ve only liked 1 1/2 books. I say 1/2 because I only like the last part of of of the books. Most people like the unexpected and enjoy a shocking end where you would have never seen something coming. Morgan takes that away from me. At the end there are like three “shocking” things that happen. One of them I thought might happen because she give you slight hints but it did shock me when the truth came out. The second one was easy good always beats evil so no shocker there. The third you already told me what would happen so, thanks!?

I can give this book a 3.5/5. Just because I had very high hopes for the way certain things would play out and almost all of them were a let down. The main events in the book were great. I liked the action, the choices that were made, and the dialog. It’s like when you go to see a book that has been turned into a movie and they change of your favorite parts into something boring or bland. You feel let down like how could they do that to your book. That is how I felt at the end of this

Gathering My Good Graces!

 

Gathering Darkness

ISBN-13: 9781595147066
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 11/24/2015
Series: Falling Kingdoms Series #3
Pages: 448
Author: Morgan Rhodes

Summary

It starts out right after the attack on the camp in Paelsia, Jonas is being captured by Limerian guards when a man named Felix comes to his rescue. Jonas and Felix form a bond of friendship and try to come up with a plan to free his fellow rebels.

In Auranos, Prince Ashur is joined by his sister Amara to help find the Kindred for themselves. The king grows weary of their presence in his kingdom. Cleo and Lucia are becoming friends even though Lucia is not so sure about Cleos sudden need to be friends. Lucia still find comfort in Cleo being near her for reasons she is not quite sure of. She tells Cleo about the watcher who visited her in her sleep, and how she wonders if she will ever see him again. Alexius has been kept in the sanctuary due to Melenia’s draining powers, and her obedience spell. Nic tells Cleo of the kiss that Ashur placed upon him and is freaking out about its meaning. Cleo urges him to try and get more information from them. Nerissa, Cleo new handmaiden and Jonas’ rebel intell on the inside of the castle, has been passing messages back and forth for Cleo and Jonas. Cleo and Jonas meet at the temple and they come to a very unpleasant agreement.

King Gaius has started to question Gregor about his dream with the watcher who visited him, while Magnus watches. The king feels he is holding back information so he brings in Lysandra, Gregor’s sister and a rebel member who was captured after the raid in Paelsia, the king threatens to kill her. Gregor, fearing for his sister’s life, spills everything the watcher told him. The king finds that he is no longer useful and decides to have him executed right in front of Lysandra. Once broken they carry Lysandra back to the dungeon without any fight. Magnus tells the king that he does not approve of the way he handled the situation and that his way is not always right, just like he had the queen killed. The King comes clean to Magnus and flips his whole world upside down.

Lysandra and Tarus, the last remaining rebels in the dungeon, are sent to the courtyard to be publicly executed. But before any heads are chopped, an explosion happens and fire erupts from every where. People run screaming and that is when Jonas and Felix run to the rescue and get Lysandra ad Tarus out of harm’s way, but with the help of a very nice guard. When the explosion struct Lucia was knocked off from the balcony her and her family was standing on watching. She was lost in the screaming crowd. On the way back to the castle she sees the boy of her dreams, none other than Alexius. He tells her he has exiled himself for her.

Once back at the castle Lucia and Alexius are brought before the king and Magnus, who freaks out and is instantly jealous of Alenius. Alexius tells the king he was sent here by Melenia and the king welcomes him with open arms as Lucia magic teacher. Once by in Lucia’s room Cleo is introduced to Alexius, who notices the ring she wears is Eva’s ring. Lucia starts to question their friendship and whether or not she knew about the truth of the ring. Once Cleo gives her the ring they all watch as she awakens 3 of the 4 Kindred crystals, before Alexius forces her to stop. Lucia, Cleo, and Alexius set out to find the first crystal located at the Temple of Cleiona, Magnus follows them but does not make it too far before being caught by them and joining them in the search. When they get to the temple they find that the stone has already been taken. They return to the castle and later on Alexius tells Lucia that Melenia had watcher watch the temple and knows who took the crystal.

Cleo comes to Lucia’s room to see how she is doing, but to find out she is not welcome after being almost killed. She flees the room and starts to run for her own just to be captured by the guards and taken to the dungeon. Lucia seeks out Alexius to comfort her and he comes up with the idea for them to run away and get married at the Temple of Valoria. The king tells Magnus that a lord had seen Cleo speaking with Jonas at the Temple of Cleiona and demands that he question her himself then for Cornus, the kings head guard who always carries out the king’s order no matter what. Magnus is on his way to the dungeon when he receives a letter saying Lucia and Alexius have eloped and not to worry about her. Cleo pretends she has done nothing wrong and tells Magnus that she does not trust Alexius and knows where they ran off to. Magnus fights their way out and they take off after Lucia and Alexius. Nic who is on guard at a party the king is throwing sees Ashur and Amara and overhears that they are leaving the party, he also notices a bunch of the guards have left also. He catches word that the Princess and Prince have come up missing along with Cleo and that the guards are to capture Ashur and Amara and take them to the king. Nic sneaks out and heads straight for the home that Ashur and Amara are staying at to warn them.Once there he learns a dark secret about the twins and see a whole new side of them and he does not like it.

Cleo and Magnus arrive in Limeros and meet a friendly face who tells them there is a storm coming and they can stay with her. Once there Cleo and Magnus get into an intense moment but not to far into the moment they are disturbed by a knock on the door, and to their surprise it is none other than Ashur and Amara. They threaten the life of Nic and Cleo spills the truth about the crystal and where to find it. They make a birgan that if they take them to the temple and give them the crystal Nic will be set free. Once at the temple, after taking a long long ride to get there. They notice dead bodies all around the outside of the temple huge shards of ice cover the ground. On the inside of the temple two huge pools of blood cover the floor. Cleo tells Amara that they have to search for the crystal and it could take a while. Amara already knows about the blood circle and orders a guard to slit Cleo’s arm and perform the ritual. They wait for something to happen, but then Magnus see it, another circle already drawn. Nic appears at the door holding the crystal and hands it to Ashur. Ashur demands the guards not to listen to his sister any more and is to only take orders from him. He does not like this side of her and has been plotting with Nic to stop her rampage for power. Amara seems to understand and apologises to her brother and goes to give him a huge. Once in the warm embrace Amara pulls out a dagger and sinks it deep into her brother. She then takes the crystal and tells them that she will let her father know how Magnus killed her dear brother. She then leaves demanding the last two guards to kill them all.

Nic still stuck in a state of shock hold Ashur as he dies in his arms. Magnus starts to fight his way out, and Cleo tries to make the first move and end up getting shoved off and hits her head on the marble table. The guards laugh as her body lies on the floor Magnus becomes distracted by her lifeless body, his arm gets broken and while the guard is telling him how he will take pleasure in his death. He does not notice a dagger that is plunged through his back straight to his heart. Magnus looks to see his hero Cleo standing there staring at him eyes wide. They must now leave, Nic once again begs Cleo to come with him but she cannot leave her people. Instead she tells Nic to go find his own path and repair his broken heart.

Once at the castle Magnus claims his throne and gets a note about his father’s whereabouts, for he is no longer in the land of Mytica. Once at the castle we learn the reason for the blood pools in the Temple and the dead bodies that now lay around it. We learn the true message of the Kindred and the last words of someone who will no longer be seen again. We get ready to watch the world burn!

Review

Can I just start by saying that my faith has been restored. It’s like everything in the last book that I thought was complete trash was taken straight out of the book. It has moved away from the “Game of Thrones” path and has started its own story. I am holding on to every word as I read now. I am listen intently and dieing to make it to the next page. No more boring dialog, except for the first like 50 pages. No more wasting away while reading the entire book. Now there is actual drama and major plot points that evolve actual action not just boring conversation after boring conversation. I was very happy with reading this book, so much different than the second and first book. It like Morgan just completely had a mid life crisis and was like I need to change everything.

In this book the bond between Magnus and Cleo get so intense and I am just like dieing here. Morgan is so being a major tease here. She lets them kiss and shows that they both care for each other, but they refuse to admit it to each other. I just want them to be together so bad and yet i’m here still waiting, still reading. It keeps you so sucked in before you know it you’re just here waiting every chapter for it to happen. Lucia you are waiting to see what becomes of her darkness and what Alexius is truly hiding from her. You feel bad for her you do, but another part of you hates her and hope she gets what is coming to her. I like her but hate her a the same time.

Morgan Rhodes has done justice in this book and has brought me happy enjoyment reading this book. I can give this book a hot 4.3/5! I loved the action, the drama, the plot, the characters. I just loved it. I cannot give the whole 5/5 because it still does need something. It just feels like the climax is not fully there. Like I get hyped about waiting for the next book and am dieing to read the rest of the story but another part of me is just like cool okay. It is very hard to explain sorry if it sounds confusing, but once you read this book I think you will understand