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Series: Silver Blackthorn #3
Published by St. Martin's Griffin on May 31st 2016
Source: a blog tour
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"Can I ask you one thing...why does it have to be you?"My throat is dry but I manage to say the words clearly enough: "If I don't do it, who else will?"
An entire country has been lied to.
Silver Blackthorn was supposed to be one of the privileged few, chosen to serve and help rebuild a shattered nation.
Instead, she is a rebel.
Tales of her defiance have spread across the land. King Victor and the Minister Prime want her dead, the resistance groups are desperate for her help.
But Silver's friends and family are in dire jeopardy; hiding is no longer an option.
As her travels take her into the far reaches of an unknown land, she is forced to make new friends and hunt for new allegiances.
Final battle lines are being drawn. The time has come.
Then there's the hardest choice of all: Opie or Imrin.
The final book!
Definitely my favorite of the three.
Silver is really starting to mature, to turn into a leader, but she still has her moments where she’s just a scared kid who is way over her head.
This book was much more intense, definitely a little darker, much more thrilling, and much more of a roller coaster ride.
The author, Wilkinson, does a great job with the pacing of the plot, intertwining all of the characters and the storylines, drawing you in, and then throws curveball after curveball at you.
In fact, it’s rather difficult to write a review because of the curveballs… I don’t want to say anything and ruin the book.
I’m going to get killed for this, but I did not like the very last scene. Again, I can’t say too much without ruining it, but I didn’t like how the last scene was written, though I understand why – for dramatic purposes, of course – but the sudden change for only the very last scene basically told me what the ending was going to be, when before I only suspected what the ending was going to be. Anyone with any sense in them is going to know how the book ends if one only thinks about it for two seconds, so why the sudden shift?
There’s also a LOT of similarities to the Hunger Games series, as I mentioned when I reviewed the first book. If you enjoy the genre, then you’ll enjoy this series, too, but the similarities – and the fact I didn’t like how the ending was written – is one reason why this book only gets four stars from me.