Title: The Beauty of Darkness (The Remnant Chronicles #3)
Author: Mary E. Pearson
Cover Rating: 3\5
Amazon: The Beauty of Darkness
Book Depository: The Beauty of Darkness
Synopsis: Lia has survived Venda—but so has a great evil bent on the destruction of Morrighan. And only Lia can stop it.
With war on the horizon, Lia has no choice but to assume her role as First Daughter, as soldier—as leader. While she struggles to reach Morrighan and warn them, she finds herself at cross-purposes with Rafe and suspicious of Kaden, who has hunted her down.
In this conclusion to the Remnant Chronicles trilogy, traitors must be rooted out, sacrifices must be made, and impossible odds must be overcome as the future of every kingdom hangs in the balance.
★ ★ ★ ★.5
This book was a complete beast. 4+ months of reading. Granted, I started slowing down towards the end, because I wanted to stay in this world as long as possible, but still.
Since this is the third book, I can’t say too much, but I will be going all out on what I can.
The character progression is the best. I’ve loved all these characters from the beginning, but seeing them change has been the best part. We get all sorts of different POV’s, and it makes it so interesting and intriguing.
The storyline, as always, swept me away. There was never a dull moment, and I was always entertained. It twisted and turned in ways I didn’t expect, but that were natural and not forced.
The only problem with this book – and it wasn’t really a problem, just my own head – was that this extensive, and amazing world makes me want to write my own.
I am a writer, so occasionally I’ll come across a random scene that makes me want to write. Just, like, randomly.
But THIS WHOLE SERIES has been one of those scenes for me. I can’t get a chapter done before my mind starts wondering and thinking of my own worlds.
Again, not a flaw, just my own head. But that’s probably why it took me so long to finish this book.
The romantic relationship in this book…will kill me. I’m certain of it.
There are technically more relationships than this one (I can’t really tell you about any of them) but the other ones don’t cause me the same emotion stress. I want to talk about how it all turned out, but unfortunately that’s the BIGGEST spoiler, so I guess you’ll have to find out for yourself.
The ending was heartbreaking, but satisfying, which is all I wanted. I just wanted everything to work the way I wanted it to exactly, and it did…? (More or less).
This review ended up being a lot shorter than I thought, but there it is. Literally months and months of stress and hope and downfall and tears…all poured onto this computer screen.
Conclusion? Read this series so we can talk about the pain together.