The Beauty of Darkness
With war on the horizon, Lia has no choice but to assume her role as First Daughter, as soldier—as leader. While she struggles to reach Morrighan and warn them, she finds herself at cross-purposes with Rafe and suspicious of Kaden, who has hunted her down.
In this c ...more
I don’t know why but I think this quote is so very suitable for the entire book. You’re drawn into this world and you live with the characters, want to know how it continues and what’s going to happen next and then after 679 pages you’re done with the book and it feels like it “breathes you out again”.
The only thing I haven’t decided yet is whether this is a good or a bad thing. *lol* Don’t get me wro ...more
11 out 10
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Genre: post-apocalyptic, fantasy, upper-YA
Stuff: politics, war, hope, sacrifices, love and a lot of more
WOW: world-building, writing style, characters, twists
POV: 1st-person ...more
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Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ½
❝I cry out and fall to my knees,
unable to go on,
weeping for the dead,
weeping for the cruelties,
and a whisper calls to me from far away,
You are strong,
Stronger than your pain,
Stronger than your grief,
Stronger than them.
And I force myself to my feet again.❞
I can't believe that this is the end of one of my favorite series of all time. If I could stay in this world forever, I would. I wish it never had to end. This world, these characters, these bo ...more
The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson
Book Three of the Remnant Chronicles
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication Date: August 2, 2016
Rating: 1 star
Source: eARC from NetGalley
***NO DIRECT SPOILERS, BUT THERE ARE VAGUE NOTES AND SUCH. READ AT YOUR OWN RISK. POTENTIAL INSINUATION-TYPE SPOILERS.***
Summary (from Goodreads):
Lia and Rafe have escaped Venda and the path before them is winding and dangerous - what will happen now? This third and f ...more
this turned out exactly the way i thought it would. the characters did things i knew they would, the plot progressed in a way i knew it would, and the story worked out like i knew it would. which isnt a terrible thing - it means the storytelling is reliable and consistent. however, i didnt have much to look forward to because i already knew how the story would end ...more
The Remnant Chronicles Spoiler Free Series Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMS-6...
If you follow me on twitter you would know I woke up at 3AM this morning and could not go back to bed. I thought maybe I should read a book to help myself fall back asleep...it did the complete opposite.
From 3AM-10Am this morning I finished all 688 pages of The Beauty of Darkness and even though I'm extremely tired I don't regret it at all.
I was honestly such an emotional mess when I got to the ...more
WOW. WOW. JUST WOW. WHAT. A. FINALE. I haven’t flown through a book of this size (700-ish pages) in one sitting, since the release of Lady Midnight!!! I read the general reviews on GoodReads for this book before reading it and I can honestly say that I have no idea what you lot were going on about!!! This was amazing!!! I’m personally a huge fan of long and political books (hence, why I study politics ha ha), so maybe that’s why I enjoyed it more??? Either way, I had a blast!
“[I]t was only me,
The world building and the character development gets better and better with each book, and this one definitely tops them all!
Also, that last scene was too much for me and I'm still not over it <333
I liked that Lia was pretty bad@ssed but she ruined everything else. It seemed like that little bit at the end could lead to something good in your imagination. But mostly it was all just strange to me.
I do still think most of it is my mood.
1) I'm not having fun on GR any more. Sometimes when I'm chatting to one of my ...more
I literally stayed up last night from 10:00 to 5:00 AM reading the last 500 pages of this book. I am drained. Anyways, before I start on the main points of why I deducted 2 stars from this book, let me list some reasons why I enjoyed it.
* Lia went through some hardcore character development and never gives up on what she believes in. She truly cares about the civilians in the three kingdoms and never lets her loyalty falter. Lo ...more
Whether they're joyful tears or sad ones, that's still to decide.
With great regret, though, I must admit this book was good but not that good. I expected more. More character development, more plot depth, more... I don't know, more The Remnant Chronicles-ness, I g ...more
1.) The Kiss of Deception ★★★★★
2.) The Heart of Betrayal ★★★★
3.) The Beauty of Darkness ★★★★
This series isn't perfect, but it sure is one of my favourites! ...more
HOLY CRAP THAT COVER!!!! SLAY LIA SLAAAYYYYYYY! #TEAMLIA #TEAMKADEN . DON'T JUDGE ME.
Ladies and gentlemen, we have a title.
The Beauty of Darkness<3 Someone needs to hold me because the wait for this beauty is intolerable
Curse my heart and its indecisiveness.
EXCUSE ME WHILE I GO BUILD A TIME MACHINE, SO I CAN TRANSPORT MYSELF TO THIS BOOK.
What was that? Time machines don't exist?
And if you've made it to the 3rd book of this trilogy, I don't think you'll be disappointed by how Pearson wraps it up.
Lia, Rafe, Pauline, & Kaden finish this saga out strong, with a few tears and a few happy endings sprinkled in along the way. Some of it seemingly came out of nowhere - (view spoiler)[Kaden & Pauline falling for each other? That pretty much happened off-page, didn't it?
But I was so happy that neither of them ended up alone ...more
Okay, time to recollect myself just to write this review. Then I shall cry again.
This was such a disappointment. The Kiss of Deception was one of my favorite books of early 2015, and then The Heart of Betrayal came that summer and man, that was a great second book in a series. I was so pumped for this book! I bought it at full prize, believing it would be the best 2016 read, maybe just after Empire of Storms... And I was so wrong.
The review will have some ...more
I feel like Mary E. Pearson has stirred all my emotions. Emotions that I just can't settle. All of them flying, howling, circling, tumbling and jingling inside me. I have no idea how I'll recover. I just hope I get back to normal soon. Real life seems boring one minute and exhausting the next. I am staring at the ceiling and constantly thinking about this book. Even music hasn't been able to remedy this hangover. I feel miserable. This series has ended. *sigh*
Saturday, 10:14 am ...more
Lia has a destiny to fulfill as written in the Song of Venda. She killed the Komizar. She needs to rule Venda.
Rafe wants to go back to Dalbreck and Lia doesn't so I think that's going to drive them apart. I also think that Kaden is going to go after them. But God I don't know, this is just what I want. I need to book now!! ...more
I love it, I need this now!
THE BEAUTY OF DARKNESS.. Oh my god what does this mean?
I have too many idea's, I just need this now
2016? Rafe or Kaden? Oh my heart!
Buddy-read with Katerina & Vira (click on names to check girls' reviews *whispers* they are awesome, you won't regret reading them, I promise). So, we are planning to visit Dalbreck soon, right? (Kate promised we would go). And I would like to link Sarah's review. Though we didn't read this book together, all the feels, guys! You must read the review and feel them too!
When we lose a battle, we have to regroup and move forward again. Choose an alternate path if necessary. But if we dwell on ever
"Darkness was a beautiful thing. The kiss of a shadow. A caress as soft as moonlight."
Mary E. Pearson truly stole my heart with these books!
Another trilogy finished.
Another story I will never forget.
This is one of those book trilogies that will forever go down as one of the best I've ever read. Whatever she's publishing next, I'm reading it! When I started these, I actually cursed myself for waiting so long to give these a shot, but now I'm actually glad I waited. B ...more
Enjoyed The third and final book of the Remnant Chronicles series. I really liked how it ended.
In this book, Lia has survived Venda—but so has a great evil bent on the destruction of Morrighan. And only Lia can stop it.
With war on the horizon, Lia has no choice but to assume her role as First Daughter, as soldier—as leader. While she struggles to reach Morrighan and warn them, she finds herself at cross-purposes with Rafe and sus ...more
The kiss of deception was one of my first YA fantasy books that I read and it is the book that get me into reading fantasy. I will miss all these characters so much. I just want to pickup Dance of Thieves now because I heard that there's the appearance of Lia in that book.
Overall, I think this is a very good series for those who want to start getting into fantasy genre and prefer political-intrigued fantasy books with great romance, great character development, great plot, great writin ...more
There is nothing better than an epic finale to a story that you have become so invested in. After going through so much with these characters you’ve come to know, there are so many emotions tied into how things will wrap up and eventually end. I love when I pick up the last book in a trilogy and realize it’s HUGE! To me, this means that I will be able to enjoy the story for that much longer, because most of the time I rea ...more
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