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Elysian (Celestra #8)

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Love and destiny wait for no one.

Skyla Messenger is in the arms of death.

While Skyla awaits the verdict of the faction war, she makes some troubling discoveries. Covenants that were sealed in the past come back to haunt her, and she must make hard decisions that will effect all those around her.
Published May 29th 2013 (first published 2013)
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Jen*The Geeky Book Gal*
Goodreads summary:
Love and destiny wait for no one.
Skyla Messenger is in the arms of death.
While Skyla awaits the verdict of the faction war, she makes some troubling discoveries. Covenants that were sealed in the past come back to haunt her, and she must make hard decisions that will effect all those around her.

My Thoughts:
First off, I have to say that I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in Paragon with Skyla-the faction war, the "love quadrangel" with Marshall, Gage and Logan, and then all the o
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Amy
UPDATE

I've had time to mull over this and...yeah, I'm done. It was a fun ride, but I won't be following Skyla into her NA series. I hate this because I was really looking forward to the new series. However, with as disappointed as I am in how things ended or will continue or whatever, the books just won't have the same appeal as before.

Don't let this deter you from reading any of the Celestra books or the upcoming NA series! Ms. Moore is a very talented writer who will suck you right into the wo
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Kara Prince
Guess what I'm reading?!? YAY :)
Marie
Addison, Addison, Addison. You are a great writer, but me and you just do NOT have the same concept of the word END.

You see the first ah I don't know, shall we say 6?, books in the Celestra series were GREAT. Yeah the love quadruple was more than a little annoying but since I was enjoying the Celestra ride and still on a high from book 1 I was lenient. But then after that the love quadruple was sickening, painful to read and so over the top.
But as any loyal fan, I couldn't give up hope that th
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Angel
Wow. I have no idea what to say. I just finished this book today and my mind is whirling. I cried while I was reading the last two chapters because a part of me simply could not believe that my long lived days on paragon came to a final close. I remember coming across Ethereal a year ago and remembered how I had read up to book six in under two weeks. I remember waiting impatiently for the following three books, wanting and needing but somehow content that the series still had a while to go befo ...more
Amanda
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Paige
I don't really know how to feel about this book. It did clear up a lot of things that needed to be addressed and tied up a lot of loose ends. I do however feel obligated to give this book five stars because for one reason the ending was left on what I felt to be a hopeful scale. I loved Logan and Marshall in this book and Gage is just Gah!!! I like how things turned out and what Skyla was able to find out about her future.

Pardon my language but I will say one thing. Chloe is such a freaking bitc
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Mackenzie
I hated the ending. I never like Logan, even from the start. I wish she hadn't married Logan and then went to Gage. I don't like how everything seemed to fall into place. I wish there was some heart break involved. Dudly and Logan should have never gotten a chance by Skyla. Gage should have been the one and only. I feel bad for Gage for being 2nd choice.

In the end, I also wish Skyla would have killed Chloe. I wish Chloe didn't suffer for Ezrina. Chloe should have died and ended up in the Transf
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Wendy
well, honestly i started reading and then i just said, oh fuck it! I skimmed until i got to the end. Now i know, i know this is blasphemous...but i couldnt help it!! I didnt want to read anymore about how much she loved them all. I wanted to know what the fuck happened. Anyway, it was ok honestly and I even skimmed the best part. Im sorry but this should have been wrapped up better and in some of the 8 freaking books she should have just picked and let it be.
DKristin
Book 8, but really 9 since 7 was two parts. The Celestra series was one of the FIRST paranormal series that I picked up when I got back into reading. There were times where Skyla drove me absolutely BATSHIT insane, there were other times where I felt like we were just getting jerked around in circles and that it would never come to some sort of resolution that was understandable. Even in this book I was so confused for so much of it... then Addison laid it out there and I was like this really is ...more
Ally
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Crissy Co-owner Live Love Dew
Amazing series. Wow this is one book you can't predict what's going to happen. There is literally more going on in this book than almost any other book I've read, but it is a good thing, because I love it. I'm glad that the story will be continued on for those who want and there was a little closure for others. I will be following along because I want to see exactly how all this plays out!

Thank you Addison Moore for giving us such a complex book that is entertaining with every page turn and kee
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Amy
It took me a long time to read this book. I guess you could say I was savoring it.

Addison again your words haunt me, seep into me where I can not feel or think of anything else.

Skya actually warmed up to me in this one. Again I think Logan and Gage are pathetic in following her around like a puppy dog but the moments they shared was bitter sweet.

Marshall on the other hand........YIKES that man is sexy as hell.

Sadly I feel this series should have ended a few books ago. I am looking forward to th
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Tara
3.5/5

I'm heart broken with this story. as with most fellow readers we have fallen in love with Paragon and each of its characters... whether it was lust or love to hate, we had a reason to want to see this through. I felt extremely let down with the lack of conclusion. After what, 9 or 10 books, some of which were 2 in and of themselves...We could have covered more ground.

the last few chapters here were rushed, whereas the rest of the book was so drawn out, I wanted to scratch my eyeballs out!
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Cindy
What can I say? This was an emotional roller coaster. I was laughing, smiling, crying... It was a bittersweet ending as I wanted a resolution to the series, but I didn't want it to come to an end either. Well- I guess not really an ending since there is supposed to be a new series which I will very impatiently wait for. The ending was everything I wanted and more- I was torn as Skyla was between Logan, Gage, and Marshall. Although- my heart leaned towards Logan and I have a feeling Skyla's does, ...more
Fallon
This is it, everything is supposed to come to an end right here with this book! All your questions will be answered, Skyla will make up her mind whose bed she’s going to be in, and Chloe will get what’s coming to her. Plus we’ll get answers to all these confusing visions of the past. Right?! Right?! Well…kind of. This book was way longer than it should have been. The emotions you felt for the Gage, Logan, Marshall love square is all withered up and you’re just ready for that to end. We want to k ...more
Crystal Contreras
I can not bring myself to give a star rating because thing were not quite wrapped up for me. I also find the three suitors thing difficult to stomach, I guess because I am team Gage through and through. I did think that the writing in the Logan- Skyla moment was beautiful..without giving a spoiler to those who haven't read it
Salena
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Jenn Lambert
Ok I have to say this will be a first. I finally have found a book that broke me. Couldn't finish it. There are NO redeeming qualities!!! It just got stupider!!!! I googled the ending, & am so ashamed of myself for even trying. Don't waste ur time, & save urself the frustration.
Jacqui rix
Last book in the series and your certainly on the roller coaster with skyler. Who will she choose, how will she choose, how can you choose one from three perfect men. This is one ending I didn't see coming. Great conclusion to a great series. Can't wait to read about her new adventures
Lori
Omg this series couldn't have closed off any better!
I'm definitely looking forward to what was in the back of the book!!!!
Emily Kelly
It's done, the series is complete, and I am not as disappointed as I thought I would be. I'm happy that she ends up with all 3 of the boys, but I'd be more happy if she just has Gage - I think I love Gage more than Skyla does. I think I'm being too generous giving 3 stars, but I did enjoy it [not as much as others].

This is not a criticism of the book, but more about the category it's placed in. Everyone loves a good raunchy sex scene...in an Adult book. There is a very sexual scene in this YOUN
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Brandy
Addison Rocks it again!!

It took forever for me to finish this book. One, because it is the end of a series and I refused to leave Paragon. It has become one of my favorite vacation destinations with all of its beautiful scenes, favorite hangouts and creepy fems. I love it all! Two, because I was afraid of what the ending might hold.

I have never had a book put me through an emotional roller coaster like this one has. Hell the whole series. I have laughed out loud so hard that my family thought I
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Nichole Veltri
I would first like to start off by saying this has been one of my favorite series. The Celestra series had everything us Sci-Fi YA lovers expect; a love square? (hmm not sure what we should call the dilemma that Skyla faces with Logan, Gage and Marshall), angels, betrayal, lies, villains and of course the story of a first love.

What makes this story much different is that it actually had me flip-flopping who I was rooting for. Usually when I read about a love triangle I quickly pick who I think t
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Jami
I read the 1st book of this series because it was free. I'm not gonna lie about that. After that, I HAD to find out what happened next. Anyway, I'm just going to pretend you all know the story of the Celestra series, because this is a review of the book ELYSIAN, not the entire series. That being said, here we go.

ELYSIAN, the last book of the series, was full of more twists & turns, especially after reading the previous book, TOXIC 7.5. Skyla, the heroine of this series is forced to choose be
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Sally
A forever love, a happily ever after, and an eternity of lusty passionate love...

Skyla is lost in an ocean of conflict, confusion, heartbreak, love, loss, and death. She fought the war that was called in her name to try to over throw the counts for their evil doing and bloodlust upon the celestra and is anxiously awaiting the decision if she will hold triumph. Her mother (Candy) has Skylas Destiny planned out to the "T" and written in the stars. Skyla loves so deeply and cherishes life and will
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Michelle Morgan
Loved and hated this book....it was the last book and I had been waiting for so long to get it. Finished it too quickly, but still savored every second. Closing the last page felt like when you were 11 and moved away from your very best friend and knew that no matter how hard you tried to keep in touch, you were both gonna be out of each others lives and only think about them at Christmas and bdays...I literally felt like I was leaving behind a family. I hope and pray that Addison Moore decides ...more
Delphina
It is bitter sweet that I am writing this review. Bitter because it is the last book in one of my all time favorite series and sweet because it was flippin' awesome
I will admit it. I was not sure how Addison was going to pull of completing this series in only one book. Yes, it is a long book, but it still felt like it was an impossible task. Of course, she proved me so wrong. I found the ending absolutely perfect. Not at all what I was expecting it to be, but brilliant nonetheless. If you have r
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Janine
I'm not sure yet how I feel about this series, it may take some time for me to process. Overall, the premise of the series was interesting. I did end up reading the entire series so that has to count for something.

The biggest issues I had were with the character development and the whiplash of emotions. I'm not sure if it was mediocre editing or issues with the kindle edition but I found so many inconsistencies that bothered me. First, Skyla would be getting it on with Logan, and then for a sen
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Kelly (Diva Booknerd)
3.5 stars, regrettably. Removed half a star for Skyla.
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Elysian is the eighth and final chapter in the long running Celestra series, that has been drawn out far longer than necessary. Told in two parts, both equally lengthy reads, some devoted readers may find the series finale frustrating. Skyla as usual, is indecisive and having Cage, Logan and Marshall dangling throughout almost the entirety of Elysian was annoying, flitting from one to the other at times
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Addison Moore is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who writes contemporary and paranormal romance. Previously she worked as a therapist on a locked psychiatric unit for nearly a decade. She resides on the West Coast with her husband, four wonderful children, and two dogs where she eats too much chocolate and stays up way too late. When she's not writing, she's reading.
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