Between the ruined world and the mutants, there’s plenty of threats to keep the pages turning. Though genre elements are in place, this page-turner earns an A for freshness.
A setup like this would be hard to resolve in one book, and Yancey doesn’t try; there’s plenty of room left for a sequel or two. Smart man.
This is a natural beach read, but will easily win Howland year-round fans, too.
Scheming and action carry readers at a breathless pace to an end that may surprise them and will definitely leave them panting for the series’ conclusion.
...Shepherd’s atmospheric interpretation ought to pull readers in, with unexpected twists and a cliffhanger ending that should leave them craving more.
To read this intensely private work is to look over the artist's shoulder as he crafts his own afterworld, a place where he lies in silent embrace with those he loves forever.
"Reached" practically groans with its wide-ranging ambition . . . readers will mourn what's lost.
Rebel Heart became too romancey for me, without enough action to justify this.
This is a gritty book as well as a satisfying romance that talks about important issues. That Webber manages to meld all of this into an enjoyable and readable whole without preaching is quite a feat.
...he's creative and generous in providing all the romance, surprises, violence, betrayals, treacheries and plot twists necessary to keep the pages turning.
This is just about the best way for Lowry to bookend a series she never intended to last beyond a single volume.
But while the story is well-executed, with characters readers will grow to care about, its reliance on well-worn themes of governmental corruption and class warfare may make it difficult to stand out in a crowded genre.
It didn’t quite compare to the first two books in the series.
Smart readers will find a heroine in girly, intellectual Gigi—all the while winking at her nerdy jokes.
Quite dull . . . difficult to understand.
Boys will love this series for the action, and girls will love the epic romance part
The premise and world building- as with Wintercraft- is fantastic, and Jenna Burtenshaw has managed to include some great ideas.
5 out of 5!
I think this book could be read by a wide range of audiences.
With its uncannily beautiful robed magicians, vast wild landscapes and fabled creatures, Ravka evokes the Russia of fairy tales.