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Yield the Night

(Steel & Stone #3)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  5,750 ratings  ·  320 reviews
After surviving a round-trip to hell, Piper figures she can survive anything. After all, she just lived through the devastating loss of her Consul apprenticeship and a torturous stint at boarding school. How much worse could it get?

Well, she wasn’t expecting a group of crazy radicals to burn her home to the ground and take her prisoner.

The Gaians, a.k.a. the crazy radicals
ebook, 300 pages
Published March 27th 2015 by Annette Marie (first published March 18th 2015)
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Annette Marie I am very happy to tell you that there will be more books! The fourth book, REAP THE SHADOWS, is coming out this fall, and there will be a fifth book…moreI am very happy to tell you that there will be more books! The fourth book, REAP THE SHADOWS, is coming out this fall, and there will be a fifth book as well (release date TBD). :)(less)
Annette Marie If I were a better artist, I would just draw the characters! ;) Some of them, however, were inspired by others' artwork, which I can share if you're…moreIf I were a better artist, I would just draw the characters! ;) Some of them, however, were inspired by others' artwork, which I can share if you're interested.

This lovely painting inspired Miysis: (minus the ears)

The blond hottie in the bottom row, second on the left, inspired Lyre:

Piper wasn't inspired by a particular piece of art, but this photo really reminds me of her: All she needs is auburn hair and some leather boots.

I don't have any references for Ash and Seiya, but maybe someday I'll hire a pro artist to draw them. :)(less)

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Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*
“Ash had done so much more than capture her heart. He’d changed the very landscape of her soul.”

Still not as good as the first, but still by this point an addicting series.

Character wise we get a break from Samael the villain, which I was ready for by this point, especially considering how much brutality we saw from him in the second book. We finally get to see what Piper really is - and I totally dug it. The whole scene and visit with the big reveal was heartwarming and fascinating. I hope i
Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
My casting:

I cannot believe how this book ended :O I love Ash so so much!! He's the best thing about this series..and I want more NOW! This series is just getting better and better! I'm pretty sure next book will be even better.. I can't wait!
Rate: 4-4/3 stars.
I never did post a review for the first few books in this series!! Go me.

ANYWAY THO. Ash makes me so emo. Like it's ridiculous. I didn't expect this the first or the second or the THIRD GODDAMN TIME AROUND because clearly I don't learn.

I love him.

Dassit. That's all my suffering. Thanks for coming to my Ted Talk™.
Holy shit. Definitely loved this book—and became obsessed with the series. I think I have a lot to say, most of I think good, some of it a bit rant-y. But wow.
Mar 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Freshly home from boarding school, and on her 18th birthday at that, the last thing Piper expects is the only place she's ever known as home, the Consulate, to go up in flames and to be kidnapped by the Gaians - again. Even less she expects the only two people in her life she can call her friends to swoop in and safe the day. On the run yet again, Piper finds herself under serious time pressure: her newly unlocked magic threatens to tear her apart from within, and without help, she might not sur
Sophia Sardothien
Thank you Ms Annette Marie for sending me this book in exchange of an honest review

Hmmm, honestly I'm not the biggest fan of the paranormal genre as most of the books could tend to be a bit shallow. But with the series, with each book it never cease to intrigue me. I have to say my favourite of all three book still has to be the first one chase the dark but nevertheless this book is still a light and entertaining read. *coughs* maybe that's a bit ironic given the fact that the protagonist h
3.5 Stars!

I can’t help but look back to the first book of this series, Chase the Dark, it is still, by far, my most favourite amongst all three . Although, the second book, Bind the Soul, was also quite outstanding! Both has certainly set the bar high, for me anyways. ;) So, I come reading this sequel with high expectations. And, l must say, I was definitely entertained though left a bit confused.

The story picks up two months later... We learned that Piper did indeed attend the boarding school…
Actual Rating 2.5 stars

Entertaining but forgettable.

Chase the Dark (Steel & Stone #1) - 2.5 stars
Bind the Soul (Steel & Stone #2) - 2.5 stars
Yield the Night (Steel & Stone #3) - 2.5 stars
Reap the Shadows (Steel & Stone #4) - 2 stars
5 stars

Yeah so I had about 80 mini strokes with this one.

I can't believe I haven't read these books before now. THEY ARE SO GOOD DBSHEIDJDNSHEKFNSNDKD

Sarah Leenart
Mar 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Every now and then I come across a book that is incredibly special, a book that has that indescribable sparkle and shine that gives you the warm fuzzies inside, where the writing, the world and the characters blow your mind away. I know then that this is one very special author. For me that was Chase the Dark, one of my favourite books of last year. I have been lucky enough to receive Yield the Night as an ARC, and just let me tell you that each book gets better and better. Holy Moly, I want to ...more
Beatrice in Bookland
"Magic was great and all, but punching someone was just so satisfying."


I'm hurting
Lonna | FLYLēF
Jul 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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TAP. TAP. TAP. My mint-colored nails are tapping against the back of my Kindle. I’m looking at my reading progress for Yield the Night (Steel and Stone 3) by Annette Marie – 26% completed, a quarter of the book in – and I’m starting to loose interest. It seems like I’ve already read this: Piper is taken by the Gaians and Mona wants her to help them rid Earth of daemons with the promise of unlocking her magic. That was
Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
I love the relationship that's developing between Ash and Piper! I really liked learning more about the Sahar stone and how it was made. I feel like we get more info about magic, glamours, and how daemons use them. And I loved getting to explore the Overworld and learning more about some of the daemons that live there.
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Events move on at a gallop in this book! The world expands and we find out more about Piper's demon genes. Next!
Cheryl La Pa
Mar 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Annette Marie has nailed it again with Yield the Night, the third book in this series. It was just as captivating and thrilling as the first two books. I was so caught up with Piper, Lyre and Ash that I did not want this book to end. Thank goodness there is another book coming as I can’t get enough of this series!

I loved how Piper has grown and matured throughout the series and how she rises to every challenge. She is not perfect but puts 100% into all that she does and learns from her mistakes
Mar 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review*

Wow. Finished this book in a few hours. Such a fast-paced read (like the rest of the Steel & Stone Books).

Piper had an uphill battle ahead of her after losing her apprenticeship and having her Consul burned down just after her arrival. She learns the Gaians plans and why they are so interested in keeping her alive. She is also reunited with Lyre and Ash (and can we take a minute and thank Annette Marie for not exploring a love triangle? Pi
Nancy Dean
Mar 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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**I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review**
I want to shout from the mountaintops "HOLY JEEBUS, I LOVED THIS BOOK!!" But, as there are no mountains here I must make do with typing on the interwebs!

Piper's story has been high octane action from page one of Chase the Dark, and Yield the Night continues that beautifully. The story takes off immediately, and holds you in its thrall as it unfolds effortlessly from page to page. Annette Marie is a master artist at painting action sequences
Jul 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cliffhanger ending
Girls, Guns and Grimoires discussion Challenges > Book Bingo July-Dec 2015
Reason: Starts in Earth end in a different world
Book: Yield the Night (Steel & Stone #3) by Annette Marie
Piper is kidnapped by her mother's terrorist group (again) and asked to join up. When she refuses, her mother subjects her to a dangerous procedure to unlock her magic...which starts to kill Piper. Ash and Lyre find her just in time to hatch a plan to track down the healer Vejovis to rebind her magic. They must make a bargain with Miysis and travel to the Overworld to find the healer, but things don't go to plan. (view spoiler) ...more
Mar 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Book three delivers and is every bit as great as the first two. As with the previous two books in the series, there is plenty of humor, a truly compelling love story with great chemistry, and tons of action and adventure. The scenes are so vividly written, you can truly imagine yourself walking (or almost drowning) in this fantasy world. Once again, the story was so suspenseful that I could NOT put it down. What’s more, it was
Mar 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Firstly I would just like to say I received an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review. Yield the Night was an incredible read with so much tension and emotion running through it. I thought after Bind to the Soul that the emotional rollercoaster was coming to an end but how wrong was I? "Death is easy. Living is difficult." Raum's quote really resonates throughout this book as it is about the struggle for survival and what individuals will do in order to ensure the survival of themselves and
4.5 stars. I NEED THE NEXT BOOK NOW. I am glad that Piper finally had the balls to leave behind Ash, but at the same time...



Can't wait till they reunite ♥
Jan 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Thank goodness I don't have to wait a year for this!!
Shera (Book Whispers)
The Steel & Stone series has easily become one of my favorite Young Adult Urban Fantasy series. Surpassing many other popular ones from traditional publishers/authors. To be honest I was really nervous about how things were going to go with Piper going to human boarding school. Thank goodness the story picks up when Piper gets home to the consulate skipping all that school crap. The general gist is given of what school was like, but minus angsty school drama stuff. Yeah! (Besides we already ...more
Nikk the Sapphired Book Dragon
I really enjoyed this instalment. There so much action in it but the story itself and the over story ARC were the main things that stood out in this book. I felt like there was more progression in this story than previous books , in particular with Piper. She has already had to grow up a lot over the previous two books but I felt like this books she also got some progress for herself. I also like the direction that this story has turned. It keeps things interesting as you never really know who y ...more
Danielle (Danniegurl)
When I first started this book I was bored to tears. Firstly Ash and Piper are separated and that makes for a boring plot at the moment. I was surprised though that we didn't see or get a book with Piper at the boarding school and I was equally surprised that the boarding school stint only lasted 2 months.

Piper gets home from school and finds a note from Lyre, and is going to think about what that means, who knows when the letter was left. Did he know she was coming back tomorrow? Then there is
Apr 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This is the third book in the Steel and Stone series by Marie. I just love this YA urban fantasy series! This whole series has a wonderful world, with wonderful characters, tons of action, interesting magic, and some romance. I have devoured all of these books and find them incredibly hard to put down.

Piper returns from boarding school only to have her home Consulate burnt down around her. When she wakes up she finds that she has been kidnapped by her mother and the Gaians. The Gaians want to un
Haadiya // Hiatus
Lol I forgot about this review
Someone kill me, kill me now, spare me from this agony.

This book advanced from the last (I mean in plot) A LOT.
The previous book ends with our OTP CANON (HELL YES), and Piper going off to the human school and having her consul trainee license thingie revoked, while Ash, Seiya and Lyer go around the country in hopes of not coming under the radar of the, the umm.... I forgot his name, but you know what I mean ((the guy who imprisoned Ash)) ((or did he die????
It was a bit slow in the middle there, but the first 30% and the last 30% were awesome! It takes place 2 months after book 2. Piper has come home from boarding school just in time to celebrate her 18th birthday, only the Consulate is practically empty with her father and uncle nowhere in sight. Within 12 hours of being home, her house is burned to the ground and she is taken captive by her mother and the Gaians. Now they are determined to release the seal on her magic to create the most powerful ...more
Jennafer Persinger
*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review*

First, let me just say that I am in love with this series and this book did not disappoint. This book moved the story along, answered questions, created beautiful new worlds and creatures, kicked ass, and took names. I loved that she picked up at a few months down the road from the other book and briefly gave a back story on it. It moved Piper, Lyre, and Ash as well as the story line forward without having to read through a chapter or two or mo
Tracy D.
Jan 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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What can I say? How about A-M-A-Z-I-N-G third installment to the Steel and Stone series! For all the ones who complained about the last book, because Ash wasn't in it enough for you, I think you'll be very pleased.

Once again, the pace of the story is fast and furious once the Consolate goes BOOM. Piper is abducted (again) by the Gaians and discovers all their plans for her and daemon kind. Eventually, Piper, Ash, and Lyre are reunited and all is momentarily right in the world. For probably two p
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Annette Marie is the author of YA urban fantasy series Steel & Stone, its prequel trilogy Spell Weaver, and romantic fantasy trilogy Red Winter. Her first love is fantasy, but fast-paced urban fantasy, bold heroines, and tantalizing forbidden romances are her guilty pleasures. She proudly admits she has a thing for dragons, and her editor has politely inquired as to whether she intends to incl ...more

Other books in the series

Steel & Stone (5 books)
  • Chase the Dark (Steel & Stone, #1)
  • Bind the Soul (Steel & Stone, #2)
  • Reap the Shadows (Steel & Stone, #4)
  • Unleash the Storm (Steel & Stone, #5)
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