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Frozen Reign

(Burning Glass #3)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  328 ratings  ·  28 reviews
Fear reigns in Riaznin.

Former emperor Valko has kidnapped the youngest Auraseer and provoked a civil war. Now, hes hunting his brother, Anton, and leading Shenglin troops across the border. But with her empathic powers gone, Sonya doesnt know how to protect the people she loves or the nation she helped free. She cant sense who to trust. She cant track Valko. She cant tell
ebook, 352 pages
Published November 6th 2018 by Katherine Tegen Books
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Feb 15, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
This one was... slightly better than the second novel, but still not anything to write home about. Mercifully, the plot focuses more on the political dilemma than the love triangle, and the romance takes a much-needed back-burner to the action. This helped me get through the book much more quickly than I did with the other two, and I was grateful to Purdie for at least making it a quick and easy read. I'm still not a huge fan of this series, however, as all of the problems I had with the first ...more
Sarah Pierce
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This trilogy gave me so many feelings. I found myself wanting to ball my eyes out multiple times just within this last book. I will be rereading this series again and again!

-full review to come-
Lanell Gardiner
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was ok
Honestly, this series just got worse the more I read it. I really enjoyed the first book, with it's setting and writing style, but I feel that it should've ended there. It could have been a stand-alone, or at the very least gotten better. I feel many authors feel there's a standard for writing fantasy, where it has to be a series and it has to be a trilogy for that matter. I just lost interest the more I read and wish I had stuck with only reading the first one.
⋆☆☽ Kriss ☾☆⋆
Frozen Reign is ultimately the strongest of the three books and was a decent read, but I am left feeling a bit unhappy with the ending, merely because it's one of those things where I'm like "okay it's happy but it's one of those vague circumstances that, in reality, would make it hard for the love to endure" and then we don't have a nice epilogue set like five years later when they marry and all is well, so I'm a little miffed.

Despite trying to build up a war and what not, very little of that
Corinne Edwards
3.5/4 stars
Sonyas gift to read other's auras is gone - and as much as it made her life challenging in so many ways, it was also an essential part of her. Moving forward in a country at war, on two fronts no less, feels nearly impossible without her ability to read emotions. Life doesnt stop, however, and if she and Anton, the former prince, have any chance of succeeding and leading their new country to victory, Sonya has to find a way to contribute on new terms. With a kidnapped princess and an
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Satisfying conclusion to the trilogy.
Confession time: I cant say these books linger with me. I read a lot so this happens but I still wish there were a few pivotal moments in this series that stuck with me. They are well written and Sonja is great. They are a little chaste for me. Im like this dude is supposed to be 19?. Maybe its supposed to be one of these clean YA series I keep hearing about? But Im old AF so I like a little naughty stuff to keep my interest.
Jan 12, 2019 rated it liked it
2.5/5 stars
Samantha Hastings
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Highly readable and very addicting, I couldn't put this book down. It has romance, high-stakes politics, a bitter civil war between two brothers, and a sister whose powers could change everything.

1. Sonya learns to depend on her inner strength, not just her aura powers. Her character growth is one of the best parts of the entire series.
2. Anton never ceases to surprise me (and that's a good thing). No spoilers.
3. The fantasy world expands to Esten (a France-like country) where
This book goes down an icy path as it slips up in its narrative and takes a sluggish pace in its storytelling. Frozen Reign does in fact seem to be frozen in time as this conclusion tries to bring fire to melt its icy way.

warning: spoilers from the first two books Burning Glass and Crystal Blade

The finale takes place a tiny bit after the events of Crystal Blade with Sonya at the convent once again and things plunged into chaos. With Valko gone to to try to bring down the democracy, Sonya needs
Jan 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
FROZEN REIGN, the final novel in Kathryn Purdies Burning Glass trilogy, captures the last installment of Sonyas struggle to defeat her vile enemy, the ousted emperor of Riaznin, Valko, who still holds onto a portion of his precious kingdom. With the help of Valkos handsome and kind brother, Anton, Sonya hopes she can finally end Riaznins brutal civil war. Still, Sonya struggles with the loss of her empathic powers, seeking help from her Auraseer sisters to restore them before it is too late to ...more
Silvia Billingsley
3.5 stars

This was such a satisfying and wonderful finale to the trilogy. Holy cow, I can't believe it's already over!

Right, so if I would sum up what each book is kind of like, I would say:

Burning Glass is like the BOOM action and then like, wait there are consequences?? oops
Crystal Blade is like, gee I didn't think the consequences would be this massive, I mean they're kind of tearing me apart but it's for a good cause, right?
And then Frozen Reign is like ok now we need to wrap all this up.

May 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
This triology has so many elements I love/hate the same time.

When I read Burning Glass and started to be introduce to our little Auraseer, Sonya. The first time reading about her was stressful. I kept asking why is she behaving like this,weird..troublesome and starts to self center herself when she starts staying in the palace and demand so much attention from the two handsome prince. I never felt like I wanted to strangle the MC that much before. But as I try to understand her situation and why
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.75/5 stars

Wow, Kathryn Purdie never ceases to amaze me!

It seems like so long ago that I began this journey with Sonya, Valko, Anton, Toysa, Dasha, Kira, and all the other characters! I loved the first novel, but the sequel was not as enjoyable for me. However, Frozen Reign was absolutely amazing!

I loved being immersed in this magical world, and reading about Sonya's story! This was the perfect conclusion to the series, and it was everything I wanted it to be!

I really loved Genevieve, she was
Feb 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Similar to the previous book, this story seemed to drag on in the first half. But once the second half too place I couldnt put it down. So much happened so quickly that I was engulfed in the story without even realizing it.

One thing I will admit to admire the most about this storyline is that there is only ever one love interest for the MC, and that decision never waivers throughout the trilogy. Although there are some portions where she is led to believe otherwise, you always know her true
Feb 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
I picked this up without having read the previous two books in the series, however that doesn't hurt at all. There's enough background given that it's easy to follow the storyline, without trying to tell the other two books again.

Sonya struggles a lot through this book with feelings of being powerless due to her loss of auraseeing abilities. However as the story develops, she gains mental fortitude to keep fighting and to push through her doubts. She grows a lot as a character from the beginning
Nov 30, 2018 rated it really liked it

I was really hoping to love this book as much as the first two. The thing I really liked about the Burning Glass trilogy is Purdie's way with language and how the prose is so flowery and beautiful. There wasn't much of that in this one. So I thought the focus this time was more on plot, and at first the plot was amazing, but at some point I felt like it's dragging for way too long and things just didn't happen till the last 100 pages and everything was rushed. There wasn't a true flow to the
Jul 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library
This book was such a satisfying conclusion to the Burning Glass trilogy. It had a really good ending, and I enjoyed reading about the journey that Sonya goes through during these three books. Everything in this book intrigued me and I just wanted to know what happened next, so it was a fast read. At times it was a bit predictable, which was why I did not give it five stars. I'm just so glad that Sonya got a happy life after all of the struggles she went through, and I can only hope that more ...more
Jan 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was 1/2 through this book when I was so tired I fell asleep. Reading the last half of book one, book 2, and the first half of this one- who wouldnt be tired! Lol
There are moments that your heart just breaks for one character or another. Its well paced. What keeps it from being a 5 star are a few moments where characters are not true to herself/himself, and the ending. Most of the story wraps up nicely, but for two characters it feels incomplete, more story to tell.
Jan 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Although I LOVE the Burning Glass series, this was not the final installment I was hoping to read. The ending itself felt a little rushed, the last 40 or so pages just didn't do this series any justice. The final fight scene left a lot to be desired, and was not the grand finale I was so desperately hoping for. All in all, this was a solid book from a breakout series. Definitely Recommend!
ailin lp
Jan 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned, favorites
what can i say, im sad because its over but at the same time im soo happy how it all ended. this book was really good i couldnt put it down. sonya has been just in interesting and fascinating character to read about her story will be one of my favorites for a long time. Kathryn Purdie is officially one of my favorite authors and i can not wait to read something new from her. ❤ ...more
Dec 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Kudakwashe Simbi
Mar 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
This trilogy helped me out of my reading slump so YAY! I wish there was an epilogue though so I could see how they all faired afterwards :( in any case I liked this series, and am so happy because it helped me keep ahead of my reading challenge 💀😭 I was really stressing ngl
Jan 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved Burning Glass and was excited to read this and Crystal Blade. Thought they were nice, although boring in some parts. First book was still my favorite and probably could have stood alone but a nonetheless an interesting and unique trilogy
Lisa Boyer
Jan 09, 2019 rated it liked it
I think that this book finished the series rather well. I would have like to see more of Valko, but the end is more satisfying that the Red Queen series was.
Bailey jo
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own, my-favs
Such a beautiful ending to an amazing series. I loved how the fights scenes never felt rushed like some other books.
D.A. Rice
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Pretty good ending!! Sonya still pisses me off but Anton makes up for that. :p
Gemma F
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All the stars in the universe for this Trilogy. Im going to miss these characters ❤❤❤ ...more
lebedeva / refuse reduce reuse recycle
I will remember this series fondly but I will not reread previous books or this finale. It is an alright book, I suppose. It's quite boring and predictable.

The ongoing themes are journey and Sonya's struggle with her power.
I'm happy that Sonya got that the ending that she wanted.

But for me as a reader it's boring to read the very same ending again, again and again in different books.

Surely YA authors and readers are already aware of other very popular YA series that ends in the same way.

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Kathryn is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the BURNING GLASS series. Her love of storytelling began as a young girl when her dad told her about someone named Boo Radley while they listened to the film score of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. Kathryn is a trained classical actress who studied at the Oxford School of Drama. She also writes songs on her guitar for each of her stories and shares ...more

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