Mare Barrow is a prisoner, powerless without her lightning, tormented by her lethal mistakes. She lives at the mercy of a boy she once loved, a boy made of lies and betrayal. Now a king, Maven Calore continues weaving his dead mother’s web in an attempt to maintain control over his country—and his prisoner.
As Mare bears the weight of Silent Stone in the palace, her once-ragtag band of newbloods and Reds continue organizing, training, and expanding. They prepare for war, no longer able to linger in the shadows. And Cal, the exiled prince with his own claim on Mare’s heart, will stop at nothing to bring her back.
When blood turns on blood, and ability on ability, there may be no one left to put out the fire—leaving Norta as Mare knows it to burn all the way down.
Now, the first two books were really good but this last one did not hit the spot for me. The whole book felt like it was leading me to something big at the end that I wouldn’t see coming. But in all honesty, I could kind of tell what was going to happen next. And don’t get me wrong, I loved some of the characters and the main story itself, it’s just that I wasn’t that satisfied with how everything turned out.
The most important thing I take from books though is if it inspired me, and this series did that just that. This book inspired me not only to read more but for my own writing as well! And I think those two things are always great as a reader and writer. The whole kings and queens, houses, ‘we are gods’ stuff was just what I needed to spark my fantasy writing up again. And I’m so glad and thankful for that!
All in all, they’re not bad reads but if you’re looking to be fully satisfied in terms of not expecting things or a “proper ending”, then this last book might be hard for you to finish the series. But it is not at all bad writing or anything such as. It’s really good if you’re into fantasy/futuristic. So give it a chance if you’re into that and you don’t know what to read!
Much love, Chloe ❤