Mini Reviews: Three Trilogies End

Posted 7 September, 2013 by Pushy in Blog, Book Review, Sequel Saturday, Uncategorized / 3 Comments

riseRise

Genre: YA Dystopian
Publication: April 2nd 2013 by HarperCollins
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How far will you go when you have nothing left to lose?

When she lost her soul mate, Caleb, Eve felt like her world had ended. Trapped in the palace, forced to play the part of the happy, patriotic princess of The New America—and the blushing bride of her father’s top adviser—Eve’s whole life is a lie. The only thing that keeps her going is Caleb’s memory, and the revolution he started.

Now, Eve is taking over where Caleb left off. With the help of Moss, an undercover subversive in the King’s court, she plots to take down The New America, beginning with the capital, the City of Sand. Will Eve be able to bring about a new, free world when she’s called upon to perform the ultimate act of rebellion—killing her father?

In Rise, Eve must choose who to leave behind, who to save, and who to fight as Anna Carey’s epic tale of romance and sacrifice in the chilling dystopia of The New America comes to a stunning conclusion.

boundlessBoundless

Genre: YA Paranormal
Publication: January 22nd 2013 by HarperTeen
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The past few years have held more surprises than part-angel Clara Gardner could ever have anticipated. Yet from the dizzying highs of first love, to the agonizing low of losing someone close to her, the one thing she can no longer deny is that she was never meant to live a normal life.

Since discovering the special role she plays among the other angel-bloods, Clara has been determined to protect Tucker Avery from the evil that follows her . . . even if it means breaking both their hearts. Leaving town seems like the best option, so she’s headed back to California – and so is Christian Prescott, the irresistible boy from the vision that started her on this journey in the first place.

As Clara makes her way in a world that is frighteningly new, she discovers that the fallen angel who attacked her is watching her every move. And he’s not the only one. . . . With the battle against the Black Wings looming, Clara knows she must finally fulfill her destiny. But it won’t come without sacrifices and betrayal.

In the riveting finale of the Unearthly series, Clara must decide her fate once and for all.

the lucky onesThe Lucky Ones

Genre: YA Historial
Publication: November 27th 2012 by Harper Teen
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In 1929, the Bright Young Things escape Manhattan’s heat for the lush lawns and sparkling bays of White Cove, looking for leisure, love, and luck.

New York City’s latest It Girl, Cordelia Grey, is flying high with celebrity pilot Max Darby. But Max is a private person with a reputation to uphold—and a secret to hide. A public romance with a bootlegger’s daughter could cost him more than just his good name. . . .

Aspiring triple threat Letty Larkspur has finally gotten her big break, but will her talent—and special bond with the married silver-screen star Valentine O’Dell—make her a target in the cutthroat world of Hollywood? Perhaps the ingenue knows how to play the leading lady after all.

Newly married to her longtime sweetheart, socialite Astrid Donal finds herself spending more time with one of her husband’s henchmen than with him. With so many secrets between man and wife, is the honeymoon already coming to an end?

As summer reaches its hottest peak, these sun-kissed girls will find out if their luck can last . . . or if dark surprises are on the horizon.

3 Great Trilogies Come To An End

Ah…summer’s coming to an end but I’m still basking in the glow of these wonderful, escapist reads!  All three of these trilogies are stories that are dear to me, so it with a bittersweet heart that I picked up their final installments this summer.  Yet, with such amazing stories, how could I possibly have passed them up?!?

Boundless by Cynthia Hand was the happiest ending for me of the three.  I thought my heart was going to leap out of my throat throughout this book but the ending….ah!  My heart was perfectly safe by the end and singing the praises of this series!

The Lucky Ones by Anna Godbersen had a more complex ending, both sweet and sad, but still just as satisfying.  After two books about the ups and downs of these three ladies, the ending was quite a thriller, with all the choices they’ve made coming to a head.  Still, while I may not be happy with how all these women’s lives end up, I do ADORE Ms. Godbersen’s writing and this series ending was excellent.

Rise by Anna Carey was the darkest of these three trilogies and the ending was sad and in many ways disheartening.  As a dystopian series, it would be hard for this series to end on a light-hearted note.  Still in the last few pages, there’s a development that made my love for this series soar!!!

Three series, three amazing stories, three wonderful books well worth checking out!

 

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3 Responses to “Mini Reviews: Three Trilogies End”

  1. I’m reading the Eve series. But if her love dies in the 2nd book, ugh. That doesn’t make me want to go on. Who does that? The characters and story line must be pretty strong if you gave it a five rating. But I don’t know.

    Me and the Unearthly series did not get along. Angels. No. And I’m not up to starting a new series with Bright Young Things.

    Heather

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