Mare Barrow learned this all too well when Cal’s betrayal nearly destroyed her. Now determined to protect her heart—and secure freedom for Reds and newbloods like her—Mare resolves to overthrow the kingdom of Norta once and for all… starting with the crown on Maven’s head.But no battle is won alone, and before the Reds may rise as one, Mare must side with the boy who broke her heart in order to defeat the boy who almost broke her. Cal’s powerful Silver allies, alongside Mare and the Scarlet Guard, prove a formidable force. But Maven is driven by an obsession so deep, he will stop at nothing to have Mare as his own again, even if it means demolishing everything—and everyone—in his path.
War is coming, and all Mare has fought for hangs in the balance. Will victory be enough to topple the Silver kingdoms? Or will the little lightning girl be forever silenced?
In the epic conclusion to Victoria Aveyard’s stunning series, Mare must embrace her fate and summon all her power… for all will be tested, but not all will survive.
Was it all worth it?
Author 𝓥𝓲𝓬𝓽𝓸𝓻𝓲𝓪 𝓐𝓿𝓮𝔂𝓪𝓻𝓭
Series: 𝙍𝙚𝙙 𝙌𝙪𝙚𝙚𝙣
I really enjoyed the ending of this series.
As a whole the series was very dark, what the main characters go through was traumatizing so even though I wished for a HEA I knew it wasn't going to be.
That being said the ending felt like a natural progression of events.
Evangeline's POV was the one I enjoyed the most. She finally stood up for herself and fought for her right to be whoever she wished to be and for who she wanted to be with. As much as I hated her on the first book she became my favorite character by the end of the series.
Mare is a great character too, true to herself and her beliefs, she's willing to make Sacrifices for the greater good. She's been hurt, betrayed, imprisoned but none of that pushed her away of her goal.
Maven I feel sorry for. He never had a chance. Yes he was evil and did awful things, but his mind wasn't his own almost since birth. He could have been a great man or maybe he was part monster from the start. The truth is he never got a chance to figure himself out and when he did it was too late.
Cal is meh, he can't think for himself even if his life depends on it. Unsure to the bone and just going through the motions, doing whatever he's told to do. He kinda smartened up at the end.
I loved the pace of the book, it truly felt like a ticking time bomb, each chapter getting us closer to the final showdown. The battle scenes are amazing I enjoyed them immensely.
I know there's a little novella that gives us a better insight on what happens with Cal and Mare after everything, but it isn't necessary.
I know there's no way those two are going to stay apart too long. They are just going to cleanse, regroup and heal.
Loved this series, it had some ups and downs along the way but as a whole its amazing.
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