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When She Reigns

(Fallen Isles #3)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  677 ratings  ·  119 reviews
The First Dragon

The Great Abandonment has begun. Panic has seized the Fallen Isles, where no one knows which god will rise next. Mira Minkoba believes her dreams hold the secret to bringing an end to the destruction, but in order to save her people, she’ll have to find a legendary treasure: the bones of the first dragon.

The Last Hope

Mira’s desperate search leads the Hopebe
Kindle Edition, 544 pages
Published September 10th 2019 by Katherine Tegen Books
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Sharon It's not the main focus of the book, but I'll say there's a good amount. It has been steadily building from the relationship that started in book 1.…moreIt's not the main focus of the book, but I'll say there's a good amount. It has been steadily building from the relationship that started in book 1.(less)

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Jodi Meadows
Jan 11, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: books-i-wrote
Just turned in my pass pages!

It's a pretty good book, if I do say so myself.

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May 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shaky 1st book but this series definitely gets way better, especially in terms of plots and character developments. I end up enjoying the group Mira has to save their islands (and the dragons). Mira becomes stronger. She’s a pampered dolt in the first book, but by the 3rd book, I have come to respect her. She is able to voice her opinions and stand up for herself. She makes people who have disregarded her before listen to her. I also like that she is the one who gets things done, and she is no l ...more
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing

The Great Abandonment could have been prevented. But it was not.

– When She Reigns

We’ve seen Mira and her found family go from the worst imprisonment in history to running for their lives and now we watch as their worlds crumble before their eyes. Their gods are abandoning them as the people have abandoned their commitments to protecting their world…and their dragons.

Dang, does it hurt.

Before She Ignites. As She Ascends. When She Reigns. There are no more perfect titles for where Mira is along th
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
4.5 LaLa Stars

The ending was breathtaking and such an awesome way to end the series...even though, I would have liked to learn Altan's fate.

The author did a spectacular job of processing the right emotions of Mira and the struggles she had to go through.

I definitely did not think the story was going to end that way and I was pleasantly surprised with each twist in the story.
Apr 03, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Everything about this cover and title is badass and I am a fan. (Look I'm not saying I'm only reading these because of the covers and the cute dragons, but I'm not denying it either.) ...more
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
Review can be found on *Milky Way of Books*

This was a very well-written book. Filled with emotion, anguish, action, and romance. As the dragons of the Isles fall more and more into the hands of the Empire Mira and her friends must find a way to save them, before calamity destroys their world.

There is something more to love seeing beautiful dragons of all kinds and shapes together. Mira has matured since the first book and she proves to be a fierce leader who is ready to sacrifice everything for
*Source* Library
*Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy
*Rating* 4.0


When She Reigns is the third and final installment in author Jodi Meadows' Fallen Isles trilogy. For Mira Minkoba, the worst possible situation is happening. The Great Abandonment is upon the Fallen Isles. Their gods are abandoning them as the people have abandoned their commitments to protecting their world and their dragons. Mira, who has a dragon soul, has tried her hardest to get people to pay attention to what she is saying.
Sam Glasbrenner (Sassyowlreads)
4.5 stars!

My favorite thing about this book was that there were even more dragons! Before She Ignites was a pretty dragon light but they were more prominent in As She Ascends and even more so in When She Reigns. I enjoyed this series immensely and found each book to be better than the last. The Silent Code fascinated me throughout and Aaru is one of my favorite characters now.

Mira continues to grow as she discovers the purpose for her God-gift and the lies she was raised to believe are stripped
Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
WHEN SHE REIGNS is the final installment in Jodi Meadows’ FALLEN ISLES trilogy. Below are 5 my favorite things about this book, and the series overall:

1) Mira and the dragons – I looooovvvveee Mira’s connection to the dragons and how that manifests in this book. I want my own Lala!

2) Mira and Aaru – I adore their slow and sweet relationship and the way that they are always, always supportive of each other. Their relationship continues to build here in the most delicious way. No love triangle at
Jan 28, 2020 rated it liked it
This book couldn’t hold me. I had trouble in the beginning remembering who was who and what had happened. Then the story was slow and probably could have been cut by 100 pages. Still it was an interesting book and I’ll def read this authors next series
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-love
I have loved this series from start to finish, didn't want to put this book down, but also I didn't want this adventure to end.

There is so much representation across the whole of this series, the different islands, their belief's, their shared history. Love, loss, endurance. This series has everything I adore, deep characters with complex emotions and flaws. Adventure, persevering throughout. And best of all, dragons. Magnificent dragons.

I cannot recommend this series enough.
Jul 06, 2019 marked it as to-read
this cover is GORGEOUS!
Debra Byrd
Aug 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
(I'll edit when the book releases, but I can't wait for everyone to read this, and to see the final product!) ...more
Dec 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, cover-love
3.5 stars, rounded up

What a finale! This conclusion surprised me in a lot of good ways. While the first half of this book was more of a 3-star read for me, the final third was excellent - exciting, emotional, well-paced, and a solid conclusion to the trilogy.

My biggest complaint with this series is how the books flow from one to the next. Book one and two end on major cliffhangers, and book two and three pick up right where the previous books ended. There is no transition, nothing to reorient yo
Dec 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2020
Loved all the interactions with the empress of the algotti empire, her and mira has so much in common even though the empress was not so good afterall because she needs to put her empire before anyone else. I totally get it but urgh, Mira just wants help...
This conclusion was very fast paced and the scenes of the first dragon and last dragon were sooo freaking good! Loved the character development of aaru and mira, they sure went through some bad days throughout the story and finally some space
Kara Swanson
Sep 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Such a fantastic story! This beautiful conclusion to the series continued to hold my breath as I raced to find out what happened.

I've loved seeing Mira's journey, and Aaru will forever be my favorite little silent child. <3

A stunning ending filled with all the beautiful strokes and well-developed world and DRAGONS that made the first books so good. If you enjoy dragons and intrigue and stakes, this is the story for you!
Oct 19, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It might be because I didn't really enjoy the first two installments, but I just couldn't get into this. So sad. ...more
jess  (bibliophilicjester)
Sep 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 12-five-stars
I have so many emotions which is very overwhelming for this INTJ. I'll work on a review, but this was another obvious five stars, and I'm very stingy with my 5 star ratings. This book was stunning in every way. I just love how in this series, even when everything is the absolute worst, there's still so much hope. I could talk about this series forever. And I immediately want to reread this book. 🐉 ...more
Nov 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
This trilogy means so much to me!
Well, well, well. The finest series Jodi Meadows has yet written, and it's capped off in just as epic a fashion as I've come to expect after reading the stories of Mira and her dragons in The Fallen Isles Trilogy for two years now. After As She Ascends ended with the first of the seven Isles rising up in an unprecedented cataclysm - the Great Abandonment, with all the Idrisi survivors stuck as refugees, and no way to predict when any of the remaining Isles will suffer the same fate - now Mira an ...more
Sep 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Closer to 3.75. My biggest complaint about this novel is that it was slightly too long and dragged in parts. I still throughly enjoyed the series but I got bored towards the end and started feeling like the story needed to end.

This is a series I'd recommend to others and I'm glad I was able to pick it up.
This is the third book in this series and it was a little disappointing. I found it kind of boring unfortunately.
Dec 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As good as the first 2 books. I love the mythologie arround the fist dragon. So much wold building in this last book. It was great ^^
Jan 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5-4 stars


A large chunk of this book takes place in the Algotti Empire and it was very interesting to see where Jodi's worldbuilding took us. TBH the worldbuilding is amaze-balls here and one of the main reasons I love this series so much. Jodi takes so much time to show how integrated dragons are into the Fallen Isles and contrasts that with the empire. I love! Mira's character arc is beautiful and is the second reason why I adore this series. Watching her go from
Amy Braun
Sep 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
To date, this is one of my favourite Jodi Meadows stories, and one of my favourite book finales of 2019. This world and its lore are so richly crafted, I will genuinely miss it. I loved the way the author dove deep into the lore and power of dragons in ways I never imagined or expected. The writing is beautiful and flowing and had me on the edge of my seat during the adventure and action scenes.

The characters, both new and old, are complex and layered. I adored the side characters, especially Aa
Brooke Maxfield
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was ok
After the first two books I was very excited for this final book to finish the series!

Then I finally got my hands on it and it was... Ok. The book was about 530 pages total, and it felt like 350 of those pages was just build up. Thinking back on it, I don't remember a lot of things that occurred, only that I was eager to read on to hopefully get to the action.

Sadly I found this third book lacking. There wasn't a lot of character development, the romances were already obvious and in place from
Sep 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 stars⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This book was almost everything I was expecting! I anticipated the same wonderfully paced, rich writing that I was given before, the magnetic plot as before. I expected it to be, well, as good as the other two. But it just... fell flat in some areas. The plot felt as though it was being dragged through peanut butter, but the ending came at full speed. This may or may not make any sense, but I was content with the ending, though not satisfied. Is that at all logical? That's the onl
Jul 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Too Late. It‘s too late.

„The Great Abandonment could have been prevented.
But it was not.“

„One god had risen. Abandoned his people. Killed most of them, too.
Any island could be next.“

When She Reigns does not start well for our friends. The odds are stacked well against them, but they don‘t - can’t - give up hope.
Still hunted by the warriors for escaping prison (among other things), Mira and her friends set out on the quest to find the dragons that have been taken, to stop more gods from rising
Kristen (belles_bookshelves)
"Where there is light, there must also be darkness. Where there is hope, there must also be fear. Where there is life, there must also be death. Every first is paired with a last. There can be no beginnings without endings."


My least favorite thing about reading series AS they are published, instead of all at once when they are all published, is that over the course of a year I forget the minor details and have to spend 50 or so pages remembering everything that was going on. For example, I remem
Sep 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: pre-2020-read
This is the final book in the Fallen Isles Trilogy, so this will be a relatively short review. I am very glad to have continued on with this series . Everything was leading up to this moment, where Mira steps completely into her own. The betrayals and treachery are completely uncovered.The truth is known. Mira is the only one understands the task before them and the only one who can save the Fallen Isles. She boldly accepts the price that she has to pay.  But to be honest, this ending kind of di ...more
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